E273: Fundamentals for Training a Sports Dog

Join Chrissi Schranz, Deb Jones, PhD Julie Flanery and I for a discussion on the fundamentals of positive training — including the things most trainers overlook when working with their canine partners.

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E272: Laura Waudby - "Creating a Positive CER for the Ring"

It's never too early to begin building a positive conditioned emotional response to the ring. Laura and I discuss exactly how to go about that in the latest podcast episode. 

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E271: Sara Brueske - What Does it Take to do Mondio OB?

Sara and I talk about training for Mondio Obedience - including who can compete and how varied the trials can be! 

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E270: Dresden Graff - Training for the Sensitive Soul

National Agility Competitor Dresden Graff joins me to talk about his training journey and share some tips for training the see-saw when you have a more sensitive dog. 

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E269: Amy Cook, PhD - "A Deeper Look at The Play Way"

Ever wondered how The Play Way differs from other methods for treating reactivity? Amy and I talk about how she developed the ideas from her work on her PhD in Psychology.

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E268: Sharon Carroll - "When Competition Performance Falls Apart"

Common advice is that a green dog just needs more ring experience but... is that really true? What's going on when a dog gets gradually worse the more they compete? Sharon and I talk about breaking that down and more!

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E267: Ashley Escobar - Talking Canine Fitness & Cavalettis

Ashley and I talk about what led her to become interested in fitness and she shares why cavalettis are such a powerful tool for canine fitness. 

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E266: Stacy Barnett - Advancing in Nosework

What skills do you need as you build from the basis to more advanced levels in nosework? Stacy and I talk about breaking that down and more — PLUS we share an exciting new announcement from FDSA! 

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E265: Dr. Chris Zink - Evaluating Puppy Structure

Your dog's structure factors largely into how long they can compete in dog sports — this week Dr. Chris Zink and I talk about how to judge structure in a puppy when choosing your next sports partner! 

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E264 - Petra Ford - "Thriving Under Pressure"

Walking into the competition ring comes with pressure! Petra and I talk about how to create a positively conditioned emotional response to pressure... and how to prep for Utility with your obedience dog!  

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E263: Denise Fenzi, Heather Lawson, Alycia Rogal, and Nicole Wiebusch - "Year 6 of TEAM + A New Program..."

This year is the 6th anniversary of the founding of the Fenzi TEAM titles program — and we take a look at how it's grown and reveal a new, up-and-coming addition! 

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E262: Simone Mueller - "Predation in Dogs"

Often referred to as dogs that "chase," predation in dogs can be frustrating — Simone and I talk about what's really going on and what you can do about it. 

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E161: Julie Symons - "The Multi-Sport Dog"

Julie Symons joins me to talk about nosework, obedience, and the pros and cons of training for multiple sports!

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E260: Karen Deeds - "Reactive Integration: Talking about our options for reactive dogs"

There are a ton of different methods out there for working with reactive dogs — how do you decide what to use when and with which dog? Karen and I talk about in this week's podcast. 

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E259: Jake Schneider - "Adding Precision in Play and Balance in Bitework"

Jake Schneider joins me to talk — we discuss how to stop your dog from biting your hand instead of the toy and add value to yourself even when there's something else valuable in the environment (like a decoy!). 

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E258: Sara Brueske - "Teaching Toy Play with Food"

Sara Brueske joins me to tell me why she teaches toy play with food — and all the benefits that come with it.  

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E257: Shade Whitesel - "Training Toy Behaviors + Shaping Heelwork"

Shade comes on the podcast to talk about training toy behavior to create cooperative play, and the process of shaping heelwork. 

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E256: Marjie Alonso and Denise Fenzi on the last Lemonade Conference

Today Marjie and Denise join me to talk about what's new at this year's Lemonade Conference and why it'll be the last annual online conference.

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E255: Megan Foster and Barbara Currier - "Training Agility Obstacles"

Many dogs find teeter and weaves are some of the harder agility obstacles to learn — join me, Megan, and Barbara for a conversion on how they approach training them!   

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E254: Jennifer Rogers - PAALS and Assistance Dogs

PAALS founder Jennifer Rogers joined me to talk about how she got involved in assistance dog training and what PAALS seeks to do today. 

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1798 Hits