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By |2022-05-30T22:50:28-07:00September 22nd, 2015|podcast|

In episode 30, I answer a question from a listener about how to prevent your dog from escaping from your backyard.  And, I answer a question about how to prevent kitchen counter scavenging.  Also, I tell you about a really cool dog story about some lost dogs that were found a week after they went [...]

SESSION 24: Feeding Your Best Friend Better: Interview with Dog Nutrition Expert and Author Rick Woodford

By |2017-07-30T21:06:12-07:00July 31st, 2015|podcast|

In episode 24, I interview author Rick Woodford. Rick’s compelling story about how he saved his own dog from lymphoma by simply upgrading his nutrition was the start of a long research project for Rick that resulted in his first book. In our discussion today, Rick gives you some quick tips of upgrading your dog’s [...]

Can Dogs Help Lower or Relieve Stress?

By |2022-09-21T14:45:11-07:00June 17th, 2015|Tips|

Can dogs and other pets help relieve stress? If you’re a pet owner, your initial response may immediately be, yes! If you have a good relationship with your dog or cat, you probably feel a smile forming on your face just thinking about him or her. But what’s the science behind the effects a pet [...]

How to Teach Your Older Puppy to Meet and Greet People Properly

By |2017-07-30T21:06:13-07:00May 22nd, 2015|Puppy Training|

Many people ask about this step in puppy training.  A lot of times basic training seems to be going well.  Your puppy is becoming more attentive, listening to you and performing basic obedience commands better during your homework sessions.  However, when you’re out on a walk, whenever you see people, it all “goes out the [...]

How Can a Muzzle Help Happy, Well-Adjusted Dogs?

By |2022-09-09T17:47:58-07:00May 11th, 2015|Training|

Many of my clients have dogs that fall into the “reactive” dog category. With dogs like that, at some point, we almost always do some work with their dog wearing a muzzle when we get closer to triggers. I use a muzzle in training periodically for three reasons. MUZZLES IN TRAINING  1. In many cases, the [...]

SESSION 13: Questions from the email bag

By |2017-07-30T21:06:13-07:00April 20th, 2015|podcast|

In this episode, I catch up on answering questions from the email bag as well as answering a caller’s question about letting her dog jumping up on her couch. In the puppy training section, I teach you how to start your younger puppy in intermediate training for sit. In this session: [...]

SESSION 7: How to introduce a new puppy into your home when you already have an existing dog. And, Sean goes through some of the problem solving in a question from an email when a dog has shown aggression.

By |2017-07-30T21:06:14-07:00February 1st, 2015|podcast|

In this session of the podcast, I go through the steps and tips of how to introduce a new puppy into your home when you already have an existing dog. And I discuss some of the problem solving I suggest to a listener who has a question about his dog who has been aggressive with [...]

SESSION 6: Puppies meeting, greeting and interaction with other dogs and puppies and our for dogs over 7 months old: Try our New Year’s 21 day behavioral challenge!

By |2017-07-30T21:06:14-07:00January 11th, 2015|podcast|

In this session of the podcast, I talk about what to do when your puppy loses awareness of you when going up to, and interacting with, other dogs.  ALSO:  For those of you that have a dog older than 7 months, I issue you a New Year’s resolution, 21 day behavioral, challenge for you and [...]

WANT A HAPPIER DOG? Make them work for their supper!

By |2017-07-30T21:06:14-07:00January 7th, 2015|Training|

We all have ways we like to entertain ourselves; some of us watch TV, some of us read a book, while some of us might even play a game on our phones.  It’s a given that you need a certain amount of enjoyable stimulation to stay happy and healthy.  In fact, you may have noticed, on days [...]