Surviving your teenage dogs! (#25)

Do you have a dog between 6 months and 2 years? Feel like your once calm and well behaved puppy is long gone!

You are not alone! Dogs “teenage” months are a challenging time and I’ve got several suggestions for survival!

I will chat about:

-Management strategies

-Useful trained behaviors

-Self Care

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The Premack Principle (#24)

In this episode I talk about:

What the Premack principle is

How you can use it to your advantage

How to apply it to training sessions

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Separation Anxiety (#23) With special guest Josh Boutelle

Do you think your dog has separation anxiety?

In this episode we talk about

-What separation anxiety is

-Behaviors often exhibited by dogs with SA

-What to avoid when training through SA

-How to train through SA

Want to work with Josh? https://citypupssf.com/separation-anxiety/

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4th of July (#22)

Are you prepared for the 4th of July?

Fireworks and parties can be a lot for your dog to handle.

In this episode I talk all about how to keep your dog happy and calm during firework season.

T Touch

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Getting a new dog (#21)

Have you been thinking of getting a new dog? In this episode I break down the considerations I think you should take when bringing a dog into your home.

We will talk about:

Considerations when it comes to come to current animals in your home

Finding a dog suitable for your lifestyle

Considerations when looking to buy or rescue a dog

If you are on the fence about adding a dog to your home, this episode is a must listen!

Puppy Culture Breeder Map

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Life with a blind dog, with special guest @bear.the.blind.pit (#20)

Ever wonder what it’s like to own a blind dog?

My special guest Katie Frame shares her experience with owning Bear a blind pitbull.

We talk about how he has adapted to life without his sight.

Specials skills she trained to make his life easier and tips for people considering opening their home to a blind dog!

You can follow them on Instagram @bear.the.blind.pit

If you’d like to work with me, head over to www.agfdogtraining.com

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Finding a dog trainer (#19)

In this episode we will talk about:

When to hire a dog trainer

How to find a qualified dog trainer

Questions to ask your potential dog trainer

If you need help finding a dog trainer in your area please check out the following trainer directories!

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

Pet Professional Guild

Karen Pryor Academy

Academy for Dog Trainers

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

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Life with a reactive dog, stranger danger. With special guest @thedackpack (#18)

We talked all about what life is like owning a dog reactive dog in Episode 16. In this episode we explore what life is like when living with a dog that can be reactive to people.

Jess @thedackpack is dog mom to Luna and Stella, a shelter volunteer and a canine behavior counselor in training. She opens up and shares what her day to day looks like living with Luna who can be reactive to people.

If your dog can be reactive to people, this episode is a must listen!

It’s important to realize that dogs who can be reactive are most likely afraid of the stimulus and that is why they are reacting in an unwanted manner. By using management and positive reinforcement training you can get to the root emotional response that is causing the unwanted over reactions.

I offer in person training as well as remote consultations to help you work through your dogs reactivity. If you need help finding help a qualified trainer in your area, please send me a DM, @agoodfeeling_inco

To work with me, head over to www.agfdogtraining.com

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Enriching your dogs life (#17)

How have you enriched your dogs life today?

Was it during meal time? An outing? Just spending time together on the couch?

There are so many ways to enrich your dogs life and I want to give you my suggestions for upping the enrichment in your day to day.

I’ll give you ideas for enriching meal time, play time, and outdoor time.

You can get my free EBOOK on enrichment by heading to my website www.agfdogtraining.com

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Be sure to tune in next week for “Life with a reactive dog, part 2” with special guest @thedackpack (#18)

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Life with a reactive dog, with special guest @arielthebrindle (#16)

Do you live with a reactive dog? What is your dog reactive too?

My special guest is dog mom to a reactive dog and we talk about what life is like and how she has been using positive reinforcement training to change her dogs behavior.

By using a high value reward to pair with your dogs triggers you will be able to change your dogs emotional response to the trigger. You’ll know you are on the right track when your dogs body language start to loosen and they are able to turn back to you in anticipation of a reward. By changing your dogs emotional response you will also get rid of the unwanted barking, lunging, pulling behavior.

If you have a reactive dog and need help with training please reach out. I am happy to work with you remotely or connect you with a qualified trainer in your area!

Remember to do your research when you are looking for a trainer. Trainers should be transparent about what will happen to your dog if they get it right and what will happen if they get it wrong. There is no need to use harsh tools such as pinch collars or shock (e) collars.

This is the organization that I am certified through. CCPDT

If you have a dog that is reactive to humans and are interested in joining me on an episode please shoot me a DM on Instagram!

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