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Teach Me About Doggies
66 minutes | 20 days ago
36. How to become a certified dog trainer
Shayla Perry of Rover Cove teaches us why it's important for aspiring dog trainers to get certified, what sort of time and financial commitment to expect, and how to get your new training business off the ground. Follow @sitstay.slay on Instagram
63 minutes | a month ago
35. Can kids help with dog training?
Richard Gonzalez of The Domesticated Dog teaches us what kids learn when they train dogs, how to keep kids feeling excited and motivated, and why attending training sessions together benefits the whole family (and their dog). Follow @thedomesticateddog on Instagram
103 minutes | 2 months ago
Extracurricular: A dog trainer reacts to Turner & Hooch
Returning guest Lyz Knight of Rover Rehab shares her reaction to the 1989 buddy cop classic Turner & Hooch, starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dogue de Bordeaux! We discuss the movie from a dog trainer's perspective and consider important questions, such as: Why are the animal control officers so bad at their jobs? Should Tom Hanks' character be surprised when his house gets destroyed? And is it okay to give dogs chocolate chip cookies and beer?! Follow @roverrehabnj on Instagram
81 minutes | 2 months ago
34. Are you ready for a rescue dog?
Ben Micflikier of Polite Pets teaches us what to consider before adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue, what to expect the first few weeks with your adopted dog, and what to do if your adoption application gets turned down. Follow @polite_pets on Instagram
72 minutes | 3 months ago
33. How can you help your reactive dog?
Holly Ovington of Positive Paws Dog Training teaches us how to set your reactive dog up for success, why it's important to prevent reactions before they happen, and how to be more direct and advocate for your reactive dog. Follow @positivepawstraining on Instagram
73 minutes | 3 months ago
32. What's the problem with saying "be the pack leader"?
Dr. Valli Fraser-Celin (PhD) teaches us about her work studying wild canids and community dogs, why dogs aren't pack animals, and why language is important when we talk about our dogs. Follow @thelivesofwilddogs on Instagram
70 minutes | 3 months ago
31. Should you see an animal communicator?
Meg Vickell of Modern Day Dolittle teaches us about the often-misunderstood field of animal communication, how she works in tandem with veterinarians, and why missing animal cases are particularly difficult. Follow @modernday_dolittle on Instagram
81 minutes | 4 months ago
30. What to put in a Kong (besides peanut butter)
Taylor McDonald of the popular IG account @bindisbucketlist teaches us how to create 'gram-worthy stuffed Kongs and treats, how to avoid frustrating your dog with enrichment toys, and how to keep your Kong prep quick and affordable. Follow @bindisbucketlist on Instagram
78 minutes | 4 months ago
29. How to play with your dog
Returning guest Joey McKinstry of Creature Comforts Dog Training teaches us some guidelines for playing with dogs, how to troubleshoot your canine play sessions, and why it's normal to be afraid to play with dogs. Follow @creaturecomfortsdogtraining on Instagram
83 minutes | 4 months ago
28. What is a crossover trainer?
Lyz Knight of Rover Rehab teaches us about her journey from balanced trainer to reward-based trainer, the changes she noticed in her own dog when she switched training methods, and why crossover trainers sometimes unintentionally fall back on old habits. Follow Rover Rehab on Instagram
83 minutes | 4 months ago
27. What is the slow dog movement?
Laura Dobb of Lala Human Dog Coach teaches us about her inspiration for the slow dog movement, the science behind slowing down, and forest bathing with your dog. Follow @lalahumandogcoach on Instagram
63 minutes | 5 months ago
26. Can cities regulate dog walking and training?
City of Toronto chief communications officer Brad Ross teaches us about the city's bylaws for dog walkers and trainers, how you can help make city living with dogs as enjoyable as possible, and why you shouldn't bring pet pigs to the dog park. Follow @cityofto on Instagram
91 minutes | 5 months ago
25. How can you enrich your dog's life?
Kelly Baldwin of Everydog teaches us how canine enrichment is built into law in Sweden, how providing enrichment can aid with common behaviour issues, and 17(!) natural behavioural drives that are satisfied by enrichment. Follow @everydog.training on Instagram
61 minutes | 5 months ago
24. What are the benefits of virtual dog training?
Nicole Barnett of We Work For Treats returns and teaches us how virtual sessions allow trainers to help more dogs, why virtual training is the best option for certain canine behaviour issues, and why online learning isn't just a passing fad during COVID. Follow @weworkfortreats on Instagram
47 minutes | 6 months ago
23. What's the point of teaching dogs tricks?
Rachel Forday of Dog at Heart teaches us about the many benefits and practical uses of trick training, how tricks can make vet visits easier, and some easy first tricks to try with your dog (that you can train while brewing your morning coffee). Follow @dog_atheart on Instagram
42 minutes | 6 months ago
22. Should you take a pet first aid course?
Lisa Wagner of Walks 'N' Walks Pet First Aid teaches us about the most common pet emergencies, one of the biggest mistakes pet parents make, and how her organization makes learning fun and interactive. Follow @walksnwagspetfirstaid on Instagram
56 minutes | 6 months ago
Extracurricular: What it's like to foster a dog
In the first Extracurricular non-expert episode, host Amanda Factor and her partner Jay (comPOSERS: The Movie Score Podcast) reflect on their experience fostering a Mexican street dog, explain why it was an emotional journey, and answer questions about fostering from the podcast's Instagram followers. Follow @composerspod on Instagram
66 minutes | 7 months ago
21. What does "fear free certified" mean?
Andrew Din of Back to Pack Rescue teaches us what it means to be fear free certified, the problems with popular dog trainer reality shows, and why he favours educating over attacking people with outdated information. Follow @backtopackrescue on Instagram
90 minutes | 7 months ago
20. What is force-free grooming?
Juju Castelo of Juju Grooms teaches us why her grooming services sometimes take longer, how she handles special needs pets, and why a groomer visit isn't the same as a "spa day." Follow @jujugrooms on Instagram
72 minutes | 8 months ago
19. What is basic dog park etiquette?
Jessica Greenwell of Canine Foundations teaches us some dog park do's and don'ts, why kids and dog parks don't always mix, and why you shouldn't confront other dog parents at the park. Follow @caninefoundations on Instagram
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