E293: Hélène Lawler - Big Feelings at Both Ends of the Leash

When your dog has big feelings it can often inspire big feelings in you, too. In this episode, Hélène Lawler and I talk about how handlers can bring their best selves to the training picture by diving into their own big feelings. 

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E292: Denise Fenzi - "Integrating Online and In Person Classes"

Many students take classes both online and in person — so how do you make the most of both options and integrate both into your training?

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E291: Lucy Newton - "Foundations of Tracking"

Lucy and I chat about the skills your dog needs to hone to learn to track, and she answers that frequently asked question: Can you dog do both nosework and tracking?

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E290: Erin Lynes - "Keeping Senior Dogs Fit"

As our dogs age their needs and preferences change; Erin and I talk about what it takes to keep senior dogs fit in mind and body, and how to decide when it may be time to retire them from the sports you both love.  

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E289: Kellie Snider - "Constructional Aggression Treatment"

Kellie Snider helped develop the Constructional Aggression Treatment as part of her thesis in grad school — today, she joins me on the podcast to talk about what it is, how it works, and why negative reinforcement, in this case, gets an undeservedly bad rap. 

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E288: Sara Brueske - "Teaching Toy Play with Food"

Can you, should you, teach toy play with food? Sara's answer is a resounding yes — in this episode we talk about why and how. 

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E287 - Jennifer Summerfield, DVM - “Canine Pancreatitis & Behavior Disorders”

Dr. Jen joins me this week to talk about the growing awareness of chronic canine pancreatitis and for a discussion on behavior disorders in our dogs. 

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E286: Nicole Levesque - "When Handler Health Impacts Dog Training"

Nicole joins me to share her inspiring story and how she's handled health setbacks in her multi-dog, competitive agility household... including how she's preparing for additional months of restricted (human) activity. 

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E285: Petra Ford - "For Better or Worse: Sticking with Training"

Training and trialing with our dogs isn't always easy — Petra and I talk about how to handle it when errors happen, and what it's like to stick with one goal for 6.5 years. 

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E284: Megan Foster and Liz Joyce - "Increasing Your Handling Options for Agility"

Today Megan and Liz join me to talk about the role of handler fitness, handler skill building, and contact behaviors in agility! 

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E283: Deb Jones - "The Art of Impulse Control"

What's the difference between impulse control and stimulus control? What about when we throw "zen" behaviors into the mix? Deb and I talk about all that and more in this week's episode! 

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E282: Loretta Mueller - Creating a More Responsive Dog

Loretta and I talk about what it takes to create the balance needed for a responsive agility dog — including how to rehab things!

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E281: Andrea Harrison - "The Human End of the Leash"

Join Andrea and I as we talk about how to recover when things go wrong — whether that means a bad training session or a bad trial!

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E280: Sarah Stremming - "Helping Our Dogs to be Their Best Selves"

In this episode Sarah and I talk about the common thread that seems to run through everything she teaches — the idea of loving the dog you have, while also trying to help them become the best version of themselves. 

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E279: Dr. Kristina Spaulding & Irith Bloom - "Stress and Agency: Building a More Resilient Dog"

Understanding the role stress plays in training and living with our canine partners is essential to optimizing our lives with them! Agency provides one of the most powerful options for empowering our pups and creating an optimistic dog.

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E278: Julie Daniels: Learning More About Control Unleashed

Have a dog with big feelings? Julie and I talk about the upcoming conference, and her journey to becoming a certified control unleashed instructor!  

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E277: Dr. Jennifer Summerfield - Vet Medicine Today

In this episode I chat with Jennifer Summerfield, DVM, about what it's like to be a general practice vet right now and how you can do your best for your dog despite long appointment wait times. We also chat about her upcoming webinar on emergencies on the go and her class on behavior disorders! 

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E276: Watersports with Erin Lynes & Sara Brueske

Join Erin, Sara, and me for a conversation about all the ways we can play with our dogs in the water, including Paddleboarding, SUP-ing, and Dock Diving!

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E275: Stacy Bols - Competing in Agility with a Little Dog

Stacy and I talk about what it's like to compete in agility with little dogs who are not a "traditional" sports breed. 

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E274: Dogs with Big Feelings

Join Julie Daniels, Sophie Lui, Karen Deeds, and Sharon Carroll for a chat about living with and loving dogs with big feelings — and for a sneak peek at what each will cover during their sessions at our upcoming conference.

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