78. #pitbullstories My Pitbull Story

In this new series, I am so excited to share your stories about how Pitbulls have changed the lives of you and your community. Blocky headed dogs come with a lot of stigmas and stereotypes that other breeds don't and I am here to start changing that. I wanted to start the series by sharing my own Pitbull story and how I became such a big advocate for these sweet dogs who deserve so much better....

77. Your values w/ Suzana Curcija M.Ed., BCBA, CPDT

In this episode we discuss why it is so important to identify your values and how you can use your values to guide you through stressful situations in life but particularly with our dogs. Link to full video Suzana Curcija is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is also certified and trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and commitment therapy. She has a master's in Psychology...

76. Consent with little dogs w/ guest Kelsey Edwards, CPDT-KA

Calling all my little dog owners....how often do you find yourself scooping your little dog/s up off of the ground? How often do you actually ask your little dog/s if they want to be picked up? Kelsey Edwards, CPDT-KA is here to share her story and talk all about little dogs, and what you could stand to gain by offering them a more hands free approach to life. We chat about... Allowing your...

75. No E-Collar Needed

In this episode I share my feelings about electronic collars (E-collars) and why I think they are completely unnecessary for training your dog/s. The way we treat our dogs tends to reflects back on all of our relationships, and I prefer to use a much kinder approach with dogs and people. I share with you how to train through some of the most common behaviors WITHOUT using an E-collar. Some of...

74. Non-Food Reinforcements

Food reinforcements (yummy treats!) are my go to choice for reinforcing my dogs behavior, but there are other non-food reinforcement options out there if your dog isn't super food motivated or if food isn't an easy option for you. In this episode I chat about some of the other things that you can use to reinforce your dog without using food.  Who gets to decide what is motivating? How well...

72. How to handle loose dogs w/ Lindsey Dreszer

 Lindsey Dreszer, founder of hazeldog, is here with me to talk about what to do if you find yourself in the precarious predicament of loose dogs while out walking your own dog/s. She shares incredibly helpful tips on what to do if faced with multiple different situations, and what to do if things do escalate. Some of the important topics we cover include how to handle.... Loose dog with...

70. Adopt or Shop?

"Adopt don't shop" can be a hot button topic but adopting a dog from a shelter vs. a responsible breeder is a very personal decision. In this episode I dive deep into my own experience with bringing home a shelter dog, what I learned, and why I choose to adopt from a responsible breeder the next time. What is a "responsible" breeder?What should a responsible breeder be doing with their...

69. Repairing Relationships

As a trainer, I'm just as guilty of making mistakes with my own dogs as anyone else. I am only human too and I think that it's important to be totally honest with you when shit happens. In this episode, I talk about a moment where my frustration with Waylon over-ruled my patience and the steps I took to heal both of us after. This episode includes.... Steps that I follow for healing after those...

59. On leash or off leash, that is the question!

Do you know how to know when to keep your dog on leash or when to let them run free? Between leash laws & other dogs, there's a lot to think about! In this episode I talk about the check-list I go through before deciding to let my dogs off leash, including my mood, their moods and the time of year...do you know why? Tune in to find out! VETCS CBD PRODUCTS Use code “disorderlydogs” for...

58. What is a good dog?

We are so quick to label our dogs as "good" or "bad", but labels aren't always everything. What do you consider to be a "good" dog? In this short & sweet episode I talk about how our own ego can get in the way and create bigger expectations out of our dogs. I even share a few stories from my own experiences! VETCS CBD PRODUCTS Use code “disorderlydogs” for 10% off your order! JOIN THE...
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