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Positively Dog Training - The Official Victoria Stilwell Podcast
60 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Episode 838 – Nicky Campbell
Nicky Campbell OBE is an award winning radio DJ, journalist, author, and TV presenter. His body of work spans the globe, but it is his love for dogs that has inspired his latest venture – One of the Family – a dog-centric podcast that explores how dogs make our world an infinitely better place.
45 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Episode 837 – Beyond the Operant
All dogs should receive a good canine education, but what does a good education mean? Should our human obsession for teaching dogs obedience commands be moved aside for a more cognitive approach? Dog behaviour expert Andrew Hale joins Victoria to discuss why the dog training world needs to move away from obedience training and put dogs’ emotional needs first.
48 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 836 – Free Work and Adolescent Dogs
Do you ever just stop and observe what your dog is doing? When was the last time you truly listened to him? Dog behaviour expert Sarah Fisher joins Victoria and Holly to talk about Animal Centred Education – an integrated approach to animal well being. Can you really learn more about your dog just by observing what he or she does off the lead and how does this help anxious dogs in particular? Don’t miss Victoria’s latest Positively Dog Training Podcast that will forever change the way you look at your dog.
44 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Episode 835 – Major Biden and the Emotional Sink
Major Biden is in the news again after a second ‘nipping’ incident that occurred in the White House. Having spent some time back in his home in Delaware to decompress and receive some training after the first nipping incident, Major and Champ returned to the White House. But a week or so later the spotlight is on Major again after another incident. What can be done to help him adapt to his new life and why is obedience training not the answer? Veterinary Behaviorist Sarah Heath joins Victoria to discuss how dogs’ emotional needs must come first when devising teaching programs to help them acclimate to overwhelming situations and environments.
48 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Episode 834 – Genius Dogs and Social Learning
Do you have a genius dog in your home? Could your dog fly an airplane? This discussion goes sky high when Holly and Victoria are joined by ethologist and cognitive scientist, Adam Miklosi. Everyone wants to have the smartest dog, but how do you know if your dog is a genius and are some dogs, like people, smarter than others? What role does social learning play in how your dog learns and how can we use social learning to teach our dogs? Join Holly, Victoria and Adam as they go deep into the canine mind.
46 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Episode 833 – Dogs and Wolves
Dogs are not socialized wolves, but how did evolution change wolves into the dogs we have today and how did the relationship between man and wolf begin? Can wolves be domesticated and what can we learn about the wolf that will help us with our dogs? Clive Wynne, Behavioral scientist and Director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University, joins the podcast to help us understand the vital role wolves play in understanding and misunderstanding the human/dog relationship.
47 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Episode 832 – Dogs and Aggressive Behavior
Why do some dogs show aggressive behavior and what can be done about it? Aggression expert Michael Shikashio joins Victoria and Holly to talk about why dogs aggress and what owners can do to stop what can be a worrying behavior. Can aggressive dogs be rehabilitated and how do you handle a dog that is showing aggressive behavior? Aggression expert Michael Shikashio joins Holly and Victoria to talk about how you can understand, modify and handle an aggressive dog.
45 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Episode 831 – How to Treat Separation Anxiety
Dog trainer Lisa Waggoner joins Victoria and Holly to talk about why dogs suffer from separation anxiety and what can be done to help them. Why is this behavior so difficult to treat and how can it be done? How will dogs respond when their families go back to work and what can be done now to prepare them for this transition? Learn great advice and tips on how to help your dog when home alone. Register for the Dog Behavior Conference to hear more from Lisa and Victoria HERE.
54 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Episode 830 – Rescue and Pitbull Type Dogs
Victoria and Holly are joined by State Farm’s Heather Paul to talk about animal rescue and why people seem to react differently to Pitbull type dogs. Do their experiences taking their dogs out in public reflect a larger problem? How does the way people react to dogs in general influence canine behavior? Join the conversation on Victoria’s Positively Podcast – the best dog related podcast out there.
48 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Episode 829 – Advocating for Animals with Peter Egan
In this episode Victoria and Holly are joined by actor and animal activist Pete Egan. Peter is a beloved British actor noted for his long and distinguished acting career in films and television shows such as Chariots of Fire, Ever Decreasing Circles, Downtown Abbey and the hit Netflix show, After Life by Ricky Gervais. Peter’s advocacy and activism for animal causes spans the globe and he works tirelessly to make the world a better place for animals and their people, highlighting the cruelty of bile bear farming and the dog meat trade in Asia as well as the puppy farm industries in the UK and USA.
59 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Episode 828 – A Fresh Take on the Debate About Shock Collars
Victoria is joined by dog behaviour expert and a driving force behind the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter Andrew Hale to discuss the interesting results to come out of the latest dog shock collar studies.
36 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Episode 827 – How to Transition Dogs from Crisis into Care
The rescue of 180 Chihuahuas sparks a larger conversation on how to transition dogs from crisis situations into homes.
43 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Episode 826 – Part Two – Your Dog’s Perception of Sound
How do dogs perceive sound and can music help dogs suffering with separation anxiety and aggression? Joshua Leeds and Alynn Lecznar join Victoria for part two of this fascinating exploration into a dog’s ear.
42 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Episode 825 – Part One – How Sound Reduces Canine Anxiety
How does sound help reduce canine anxiety and can music really help prevent and reduce canine fear and noise phobias? Sound researcher and founder of Through A Dog’s Ear Joshua Leeds, joins Victoria along with Animal Scientist Aly Lecznar, to discuss the latest research on how sound can prevent and treat canine anxiety.
33 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Episode 824 – Pet Theft and Vets Get Scanning
What should you do if your pet is stolen and why should veterinarians scan new patients? Debbie Matthews from www.vetsgetscanning.co.uk joins Victoria to talk about pet theft, Fern’s Law and the importance of compulsory scanning.
36 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Episode 823 – Announcing The UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter
Victoria is joined by Certified Animal Behaviourist Andrew Hale, to talk about the new UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter and how a different way of viewing canine behavior can improve the human/canine relationship.
34 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Episode 822 – Keeping Your Dog Fit During the Pandemic
In this episode, Aly Lecznar joins Victoria to talk about canine fitness and how to exercise safely with your dog.
41 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Episode 821 – Reporting During the Social Justice Movement
Holly is back to give a journalist’s perspective on latest events and to talk about her senior dogs and canine cancer.
31 minutes | May 20, 2020
Episode 820 – Dogs Should Not Have to Do Sit
Victoria explores why teaching obedience cues like ‘sit’ should not be the focus of dog training.
24 minutes | May 12, 2020
Episode 819 – Animal Shelters During the Pandemic
Victoria is joined by VSPDT Kat Kekel, Behavior Tech at Cherokee County Animal Shelter to talk about sheltering, fostering and adopting animals during the pandemic.
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