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Oct. 15, 2021

Ep143 "Spoiled Dogs"

In the first part we'll talk about what "spoiled" means and what it can look like with our dogs. In the second part we'll talk ab…

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Sept. 28, 2021

Ep142 Food Is A Tool

Using food isn't necessarily using positive reinforcement and using positive reinforcement isn't necessarily using food. Now, if …

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Sept. 22, 2021

Ep141 "Old School"

This week we'll be talking about "Old School" mindsets. Is "old school" thinking making your job harder? Could you be holding on …

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Sept. 8, 2021

Ep140 Nail Trimming

This week we'll be talking about why some dogs have issues with foot handling and nail care and what we can do to work on it. ---…

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Sept. 4, 2021

Ep139 Maybe It's Not The Dog

The problem may not be the dog. This week we'll talk about the kind of things that we, as groomers, owners, and other pet pros do…

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Aug. 25, 2021

Ep 138 What Modern Training Has To Offer

In the first part we'll talk about how dog training is so much more than group obedience classes. In the second part we'll talk …

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Aug. 18, 2021

Ep137 Subthreshold

In the first part we'll talk about what subthreshold means and why we should care about it. In the second part we'll talk about a…

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Aug. 6, 2021

Ep 136 Terminology Adds Clarity

In the first part we'll talk about how terminology helps us to communicate thoughts, procedures , and ideas so that we can replic…

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July 29, 2021

Ep 135 Handling Fees?

This week we'll talk about handling fees. Do handling fees encourage owners to work on their dog's behavior problems? --- Send…

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July 25, 2021

Ep134 Barking, Whining, and Screaming

In the first part we'll talk about the many reasons that dogs get noisy. In the second part we'll talk about the common things th…

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July 13, 2021

Ep133 Things That Non Groomers Don't Understand

In the first part we'll talk about dryers and why drying is important and not just a finishing touch like it can be for people. I…

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July 6, 2021

Ep132 Walking You Through The Process

In the first part we'll talk about all of the things that I think about when I'm working with a dog who is new to me and has a hi…

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June 30, 2021

Ep131 3 Questions Continued

This week we'll talk about appropriate ways for dogs to show us, tell us, or express to us that they don't like something, are un…

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June 15, 2021

Ep130 Three Questions To Ask Owners

In the first part we'll talk about three questions that we can ask to get a good idea about a dog's behavior. In the second part …

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June 1, 2021

Ep129 Adolescent Dogs and The Function of Behavior

In the first part we'll talk about adolescent dogs. They're not adults but they're not puppies either. In the second part we'll t…

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May 18, 2021

ep128 Stubborn, Willful, and Defiant

In the first partwe'll talk about what we're seeing when we think a dog is stubborn, willful, or defiant. In the second part we'l…

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May 4, 2021

Ep127 "Stop Struggling" is different than teaching calm.

This week we'll talk about how waiting for a dog to stop struggling is different than working toward Calm, Comfortable, and Coope…

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April 27, 2021

Ep126 Some Examples From My Week

This week I'll talk about a few dogs that I worked with this week and give you some examples of how I handle things. --- Send …

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April 20, 2021

Ep125 Trigger Stacking

In the first part we'll talk about what Trigger Stacking is and why it's important for us to understand. In the second part we'll…

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April 13, 2021

Ep124 Burning Out and Wearing Out

This week we're talking about how behavior problems can contribute to burn out, stress, injuries to dogs, and injuries to people.…

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April 6, 2021

Ep123 Trusted Sources

In the first part we'll talk about conferences and webinars. In the second part we'll talk about some training and behavior podca…

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March 23, 2021

Ep122 Anthropomorphism

This week we'll talk about emotions. Do dogs have the same emotions that we have? Do we know? --- Send in a voice message: htt…

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March 16, 2021

Ep121 What And Why For Owners

In the first part we'll talk about what an owner gets out of working with their dog. In the second part we'll talk about what own…

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March 11, 2021

Ep120 Recipes or Flowcharts

This week we'll talk about how we often want instructions to follow like a recipe when training is more of a flow chart. --- S…

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