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Drinking From the Toilet: Real dogs, Real training

Oct 23, 2018

If you are like me, you mostly train by yourself. And training by yourself definitely has some pros and cons.

If you're also an introvert like me, that alone time with your dogs is the best part of your day. But it means we have to work a little harder to get feedback that is required to continually improve our training...

Oct 19, 2018

This week we talk about tugging and specifically what I did with my dog, Rugby, to build it.

My terrier, Rugby, came straight out of the package with good food drive already installed. All I had to do was harness it. But getting him started with toys was a much harder process. I pretty much had to build his toy play...

Oct 11, 2018

This particular episode is a little different topic, as it’s really aimed mostly at those of you who work as professional trainers, especially if you own your own business.

You see, Melissa’s specialty is… well, it’s marketing. I know, I know… as a dog trainer, I too am terrified of marketing.

That’s why I...

Oct 4, 2018

For no particular reason, this week's topic is Arousal.

Now, get your mind out of the gutter. We’re not talking about sex here. We’re talking about behavior. But if you are a behavior nerd, the topic of arousal IS pretty sexy.

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Oct 1, 2018

In this podcast, we're talking about how how cute, brilliant and nice smelling my new puppy, Figment, is (seriously what's is with that new puppy smell??). But, we're also talking about how much extra work a puppy can bringing - to life and to your training schedule.

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