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Session 109: Interview with Elaine Rosen of Dog Lodge

October 31st, 2021|0 Comments

On this episode I talk with Elaine Rosen, President and CEO of Dog Lodge, based in Texas. She also is the host of the podcast, Dog Lodge Radio.

Dog Lodge is a great non-profit that deals with elderly and special needs dogs. It is essentially […]

Session 108: Interview with Brad Bevill, Dallas Dog Behaviorist

October 14th, 2021|0 Comments

On this episode, I sit down with Brad Bevill, who is an incredibly talented dog behavior expert. Brad’s focus for dogs is teaching them to be in a follower mindset and balanced emotionally. Brad’s focus for people is teaching them to be fair, and consistent leaders for […]

Session 107: Andi Brown Interview

September 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Andi Brown is the author of The Whole Pet Diet, an interesting book on dog and cat nutrition. It’s been a bit of a theme for the last few episodes. This is the end of that “mini-series” on nutrition for now, but I felt this story was […]

Session 106: Interview with Integrated Veterinarian Dr. Gary Richter

September 17th, 2021|0 Comments

Sean McDaniel interviews Dr. Gary Richter, a veterinarian from Oakland, California. Dr. Richter is an author and a designer of pet nutritional products and has a lot of interesting approaches to veterinary medicine as well as dog and cat nutrition.

His book, The Ultimate Pet […]

Session 105: Integrated Dog Training Featuring Michael Wombacher

August 25th, 2021|0 Comments

This new book by Michael Wombacher is an incredibly illustrated and interesting book that I felt warranted another conversation! Michael’s book has just been released and we sat down to discuss it.

Making a photo rich book that used the images as so much of the story was […]

Session 104: The Essential Guide to Hiking with Dogs featuring Jen Sotolongo

August 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Jen Sotolongo joins us on this episode to talk about her Adventure Dog Camps! What they’re about, how she got started, and who the camp is designed for (dogs and humans).

Sean and Jen discuss some of the unique things that many don’t realize are essential for a dog to learn […]

Session 103: Interview with Dog Trainer Michael Wombacher

June 30th, 2021|0 Comments

Mike has trained dogs for over 25 years, including dogs of celebrities, and is an author and lecturer. He is the author of Good Dog, Happy Baby: Preparing Your Dog for the Arrival of Your Child, There’s A Puppy In The House: Surviving the First Five Months, and has another […]

Session 102: More Conversation with Dr. Lori Cesario

March 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Dr. Lori Cesario is a leader in the field of veterinary oncology. We’ve spoken before, but you won’t want to miss this follow up interview. It’s packed full of useful tools – case studies for specific breeds, where to find the best solutions and preventative steps you can take to […]

Session 101: E-Collar Training Explored with Eric Letendre

January 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

We have a new conversation with Eric Letendre, a great trainer based in the Massachusetts area. Last time I spoke to Eric (in episode 66) he’d published his first book, The Deadly Dog Training Myth. […]

Session 100: Pros and Cons of Food Treats and Corrections

November 14th, 2020|0 Comments

On this, our 100th episode, I am going to give a consolidated answer to a question that comes up a lot. When and why I use food as a trainer, when and why I don’t use food, and when and why I do or don’t use corrections or dog collars. […]

Session 99: Interview with Brooke Mihajlovich

September 19th, 2020|0 Comments

On this episode I talk to Brooke Mihajlovich, a dog trainer who has recently started her practice to Washington state from Indiana. Brooke focuses on remote training collars to help with training without a leash.

She and her husband both shared a love of Doberman’s, and part of their passion to […]

Session 98: Interview with Dr. Lori Cesario

September 10th, 2020|0 Comments

In this episode I speak to Dr. Lori Cesario, a board certified veterinary oncologist. We discuss her passion about being a vet as a child, and her appreciation for the role a certain oncologist in her life played that influenced her decision to specialize in that field. […]

Session 97: Good Dog Interview with Cat Matloub and Dr. Judi Stella

August 28th, 2020|0 Comments

On today’s episode I talk with Cat Matloub and Dr. Judi Stella of Good Dog, Inc. We’ll talk about some of the reasons that the company was founded, and what the company mission is today.

Background of Good Dog, Inc.

One challenge […]

Session 96: Interview with Vermont Dog Trainer Ian Grant

June 30th, 2020|0 Comments

In today’s episode I sit down with Ian Grant, a fellow dog trainer with Vermont Dog Training, based (of course) in Vermont! Ian also has a podcast called Vermont Dog Trainer Show. Ian has a really interesting story before he became a trainer, having been a professional […]

Session 95: Interview with Ruth Elliott: Greyhounds and Contrast Training

June 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

First, I hope that everyone has stayed safe and healthy through what may have been the worst of the stay-at-home orders that you may have been subject to. We went through a sort of “emergency sessions” period where the podcast episodes focused on specific things to do with your dog […]

Emergency Session 94: Phase Two of The “Down” Method

May 13th, 2020|0 Comments

In this episode we move to phase TWO of the “down” challenge for food motivated and non-food motivated dogs. I’ll talk about an interesting discovery from listeners from the Czech Republic and Sweden and how their “crazy stay in place” situation is nothing like that! Life is proceeding pretty much […]

Session 93: The Say and Show Method of “Down” (part two)

April 30th, 2020|0 Comments

In this episode we’ll jump to a critical point with the “down” challenge, that uses no food and instead focuses on the “say and show” method. It’s not unlike the say and show version of sit; but some there are some angles and positions that are distinctly different.

There are two […]

Session 92: The “Down” Command (part one)

April 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

In this episode we’re going to jump into another obedience skills challenge. This one is focused on the ‘down’ command.

This is an important lesson for small puppies as they develop, and even rescue adult dogs in instances where they may not have received much training, or were last trained years […]

Session 91: The “Sit” Command (Part THREE-Sit and Say Progression)

April 8th, 2020|0 Comments

While you’re all stuck at home, hopefully you’ve all stayed safe – and hopefully you’ve been working on parts one and two of the “sit” command with your dog! In today’s episode we’ll work on sit by moving toward the “stay” progression; and I’d highly encourage you to go back […]

Session 90: The “Sit” Command (part two-Say and Show Method)

April 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

In today’s episode I’m ramping up the “sit” command in part two of this series. This is also a good step for adult dogs who have a pretty good grasp already. If you need to review step one, click here. In this session: […]

Session 89: The “Sit” Command (part one)

March 31st, 2020|1 Comment

In today’s episode we’re going to work on our obedience skills challenges while we’re still confined inside with our dogs! Today’s skill at first glance may seem like one you think you already know…but there are some key components to this command – whether your dog is “food” motivated, adult […]

Session 88: The “Place” Command (part two)

March 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Today’s emergency session 88 is part two of the “place” command. We’re going to take it up a notch from yesterday’s work. We’ll look at increasing levels of difficulty. We’ll also talk to those with older puppies and adult dogs, and those that aren’t as “food motivated”. The goal being […]

Session 87: Introduction to the “Place” Command for Puppies (part one)

March 26th, 2020|0 Comments

Today’s emergency session 87 is a fun exercise, and part one of a session to help your puppy learn the “place” command. As part of this exercise we’ll talk about teaching him/her to use their dog bed.

We’ll go over how to analyze and learn about the personality of your puppy […]

Session 86: Mental and Physical Exercises for Your Dog While You’re Sheltering at Home

March 24th, 2020|0 Comments

In today’s session I’ll give you a few tips for creating some fun and interesting mental and physical exercises for your dog while “sheltering at home”. I’ve also decided to outline the entire subject below and put in a few links for items that might be useful during these sessions. […]

Session 85: Puppy Socialization During Social Distancing

March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Core foundational skill building is critically important, and practical application of that in today’s new “social distancing” environment is essential. I’m going to talk about training exercises that you can run through with your puppy to help determine the type of instinctive response your puppy has, and how to establish […]

Session 84: Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

March 21st, 2020|0 Comments

It’s a strange time for sure in the midst of all of the COVID-19 concerns worldwide. I’ve received a lot of questions about their pets and I wanted to publish a few brief episodes to not only answer questions that I’ve received but to give you some fun things to […]

Session 83: Stop Puppy Biting and Nipping

March 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

In our training session for today I’ll help design a game plan for training a puppy that likes to bite and nip. I’ll show you how to design an environment that is optimal for training for this type of behavior. It is very much requires a ‘relationship based’ approach. […]

Session 82: Remote Training Collar 101

January 30th, 2020|0 Comments

There’s controversy and some things to consider when it comes to training collars and I want to go in depth and discuss all of the concerns, how I suggest understanding the collar better (for you and the family), and effective lessons to teach with that everyone can be comfortable with. […]

Session 81: Stopping Jumping on You and Other People

December 8th, 2019|0 Comments

If there’s one consistent thing that owners put at the top of their list for behaviors it’s to keep their dogs from jumping on their owners and other people. I will discuss options and how to create the right environment for it. In this […]

Session 80: Love for Senior Paws with Beau Maxwell

November 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Today’s episode features Beau Maxwell, owner of Love for Senior Paws. Her focus is on care and adoption for senior pets. Beau’s love and dedication started with a cocker spaniel she rescued from a disreputable breeder, and since then she’s dedicated her life to rescue and adoption of senior dogs […]

Session 79: Interview with David Blank of Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours

October 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Today’s interview was with David Blank, owner of Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours. David is the contact you need to know if you like travel and taking your dogs along! I’ll also answer an email question about the training course and how the process steps up, what ages the dogs […]

Session 78: Train Your Dog to Run with You While You Ride a Bike

October 9th, 2019|0 Comments

In today’s episode I answer an email that is asking specifically about how to train your dog to run with you while riding a bike. In general, it’s a response to a broader question about how it fits in to the video training series that I offer as well. I […]

SESSION 77: Conversation with Angie Burlingame of A Dog’s Life

September 17th, 2019|0 Comments

In today’s episode, and after a few recording attempts, I sit down with Angie Burlingame, owner of A Dog’s Life Training School. Angie’s a trainer that uses a a board-and-train style method, and offers 2 and 3-week programs. She’s based in my neck of the woods (Woodinville, Washington) and we […]

SESSION 76: Are Dogs Still Pack Animals?

August 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

In today’s episode I will follow up on one of the many responses I received regarding my Skinner’s Four Quadrants episodes 73 and 74 that I received. The concepts and methods that dog trainers use is varied, with peoples’ passion for dogs it stands to reason that it […]

SESSION 75: Teaching sit without food treats with Ryan Brown

August 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Ryan Brown (the dog “Philosofur”) operates a dog training business based in Hamilton, Ontario. He has been a great colleague in the business, and was a great guest on my podcast back on session 69, where we spoke about his practice, and talked about tips for newer dog trainers.


SESSION 74: Skinner’s Four Quadrants – Part 2 of 2

July 21st, 2019|0 Comments

This is a continuation (part 2 of 2) of my talk about Skinner’s Four Quadrants. If you’re reading this and haven’t heard the previous show (episode 73), I’d strongly suggest going back to listen to that first. It will give some context to my deeper dive into what […]

SESSION 73: Skinner’s Four Quadrants – Part 1 of 2

July 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Hey there Dog’s Way fans, today it’s time to get “geeky” and talk about Skinner’s Four Quadrants.

I get asked a lot about the references I make to B.F. Skinner and Skinner’s Four Quadrants so it makes sense to go a bit further into what the concepts are behind positive and […]

SESSION 71: The Down Command with Eric Letendre

March 8th, 2019|0 Comments

In episode 71, Sean interviews Eric Letendre about his method and tips for introducing the down command to a dog.  Sean and Eric talk about some of the pitfalls that people fall into when introducing an obedience command and how to progress from introduction to a little greater proficiency in […]

SESSION 70: Deciding and Preparing for a Puppy – Tips from Cara Putnam

December 7th, 2018|0 Comments

In episode 70, Sean interviews Cara Putnam of Crossroads Dog Training about her new free e-book “Before You Bring a Puppy Home”.  Her book walks you through the decision phase, preparation phase and your puppy’s first introduction to their new home.  The downloadable e-book is a great resource to guide […]

SESSION 69: Interview with Ryan Brown from The Dog Philosofur

May 5th, 2018|0 Comments

In episode 69, Sean interviews Ryan Brown about his thriving new dog training business in Ontario, Canada. Ryan shares his incites over his last two years of intense training with hundreds of clients.  Ryan has tips for newer dog trainers and people thinking of dog training as a career, as […]

Session 68: Cara Putnam from Cross Roads Dog Training – Dogs’ instincts and training

March 12th, 2018|0 Comments

In episode 68, Sean interviews Dog Trainer, Cara Putnam about her training philosophy, her focus on dogs’ instincts and needs, as well as some specific ideas about how dogs’ marking behavior can affect the pack and play environment. In this session:

In this episode

What’s […]

SESSION 67: Friendly Dog Body Language and BAT Training

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

In episode 67, Sean answers some questions from a couple of listeners about interpreting dogs’ body language in behavioral modification, and what he thinks of a specific form of training called BAT training for dogs.  Sean gives a more detailed list of the dog body language signals that he usually […]

The Deadly Dog Training Myth: interview with author Eric Letendre

August 2nd, 2017|3 Comments

In episode 66, Sean interviews author Eric Letendre author of The Deadly Dog Training Myth.  Sean and Eric talk about dog training philosophy, dog training politics, and some of the reasons you may be a little frustrated in trying to solve your dog’s behavior issues.  Eric has been training dogs […]

Session 65: Boundaries and The DogWatch Smart Fence Dog Containment System

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

In episode 65, Sean answers an update questions about temporary and permanent boundaries as well as brings you an interview with Dave Van Kirk from DogWatch Hidden fence systems about their new Smart Fence Containment System. In this session: What’s the difference between a […]

SESSION 64: Small Breed Dog? Avoid These Three Mistakes!

March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

In episode 64, Sean outlines and describes the top three mistakes he sees small breed dog owners making.  Sean gives you a remedy for each mistake and a bit of a game plan and homework for you and your small breed dog, if you feel like you’re making these mistakes.

Also, […]

Session 63: What’s a Heeling Stick and Who is Peter Caine?

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

In episode 63, Sean answers a listener’s questions about using a “heeling stick” that she saw a trainer on YouTube using (Peter Caine).  Sean describes how a heeling stick is used and describes how it’s not quite the aversive that some people think it is.  Sean also (partially) answers the […]

SESSION 62: Am I Saying the Right Command?

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

In episode 62, Sean goes over some misunderstandings and mistakes in using various commands in your obedience training.  He gives you an understanding of what elements of verbal commands mean something to your dog and what elements are mainly for humans. Additionally, Sean gives you some tips on how you […]

SESSION 61: Discover Your Dog Podcast Interview

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 61, Sean McDaniel interviews Bennie Copeland and Devin Best, the guys from Discover Your Dog Podcast. Sean talks about his Bennie’s book, Family Dog Fusion, podcasting, dog training and upcoming projects. In this session: Who is Bennie Copeland and what is his […]

SESSION 60: Meeting Other Dogs More Calmly

December 11th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 60, Sean responds to a question from some listeners about how prevent over excitement when your dog approaches and meets other dogs on a walk.  Sean gives you a two-step game plan in this week’s homework to teach your dog to have perpetual awareness of you and settle […]

SESSION 59: Is a Dog’s Aggression your Fault?

November 16th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 59, Sean answers a listener’s email about the serious aggression issue they have with their dog.  Sean talks about two myths in dog behavior that often results in poor advice to owners of dog’s dealing with aggression issues.  Sean describes his opinion on euthanizing dogs and the very […]

SESSION 58: Fetch! – Teaching your puppy the rules

October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 58, Sean responds to a question from some listeners about how to teach your excited puppy the rules of playing fetch.  These exercises are designed to structure a puppy’s fetch game.  A quick note that this isn’t designed to teach fetching to a dog that has absolutely no […]

Session 57: Train your Puppy to get along with Baby better

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 57, Sean answers a listeners question about how to get her puppy to stop playing roughly with her baby.  Sean gives you a game-plan for training your puppy to get along with baby better and he gives you 3 areas to focus your training on that will make puppy-baby interactions […]

SESSION 56: Aggression Cases: Sean’s approach

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 56, Sean responds to a question from some listeners about how he approaches aggression cases.  They had a bad experience with a trainer in their local area and want to know from Sean what sorts of things they should look for in a trainer that can help them […]

SESSION 55: Diabetic Alert Service Dog Training with Ron Pace

July 20th, 2016|1 Comment

In episode 55, Sean interviews Ron Pace about his Diabetic Alert Service Dog Training.  Ron explains how he finds the right dogs to do this sort of work, as well as outlining his training process.  Ron has some great stories about how dramatic the benefits could be for diabetics when […]

SESSION 54: Hidden Fence Systems – Interview with David Van Kirk of Dogwatch Hidden Fence

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 54, Sean interviews David Van Kirk of Dogwatch Hidden Fence Systems to answer some of the questions that have come in over the last few months about these types of systems.  Sean and David discuss the outdoor and indoor systems that this technology provides to create permanent boundaries […]


June 28th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 53, Sean answers a question from a professional dog trainer.  She asks Sean about the differences in results that she gets when training a dog personally as opposed to the results that her clients get when training their dogs themselves.  Sean outlines the top three mistakes dog owners […]

SESSION 52: Adding a Second Dog? – Tips and a game plan

June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 52, Sean answers a question from a listener who is thinking of adding a second dog to their family.  Sean covers three areas:

1) how to decide whether it’s a good idea to add a second dog

2) some items to think about in finding a good match with your […]

SESSION 51: Service Dog Work – Interview with Canine Partners for Life

May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 51, I interview Megan Esherick, Program Director for Canine Partners for Life.  CPL is a service dog organization in Pennsylvania.  They provide highly competent service dogs to recipients to assist with physical limitations, mobility issues, various medical alert services as well as many other issues.  Megan and I discuss […]

SESSION 50: Deaf Dog Training 101

April 21st, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 50, I give you the starting steps of training a deaf dog.  Also, I answer some questions in the update section from the U.K., Australia and Canada.  In answer to one of the listener’s questions I also give you a quick overview of what the online dog training […]

SESSION 49: King County Search Dogs Interview

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 49, I interview Heather Jo Cutting, K9 handler and operations leader from King County Search Dogs.  We talk about what breeds of dogs they look for, they’re training program and their mission parameters. In this session: What does it take to be […]

SESSION 48: Cesar Millan, aggression and the pig – Sean’s commentary

March 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Cesar Millan seems to be having a rough few weeks in the public relations department.  A woman was severely bitten by an aggressive dog that was once at his training facility, he aired a TV show in which a pig got attacked by a dog he was training, and thousands of […]

SESSION 47: Puppy Vaccines 101 with Dr. Jake Tedaldi

March 10th, 2016|1 Comment

In episode 47, ’55pxagb4′ I interviewed Dr. Jake Tedaldi DVM.  In our discussion, we cover the basics of puppy vaccinations as well as some of the controversy around how safe vaccines are or aren’t for your puppy.  Dr. Jake gives us his usual balanced, logical approach to thinking through some […]

SESSION 46: Responding to Disagreements and some Hate Mail

February 26th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 46, I respond to some of the disagreement emails and some genuine hate mail that was prompted by podcast 45.  I’m letting you behind the scenes in this podcast a little bit to illustrate a couple things that may help you guys.  Firstly, I wanted you guys to […]


February 15th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 45, I answer a question from a listener about how to fix some backyard misbehavior.  One of the podcast listeners is having a challenge with her dog misbehaving in the backyard.  Her dog is apparently digging up some plants and chewing on parts of the deck.  I go […]

SESSION 44: Prevent Your Puppy from Chasing Your Kids

January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 44, I give you a game plan to help your puppy learn to NOT chase your kids around the house or yard.  A listener from Australia sent in a question about their Lab puppy chasing, tackling and nipping at their three kids. […]

SESSION 43: How to Focus Your Puppy Before Group Class

January 18th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 43, I answer a question from a listener about how to prevent your puppy from “losing their mind” when you get to group obedience class.  One the podcast listeners sent me an email describing that their 5 month old puppy just can’t focus on them when they arrive […]


January 12th, 2016|0 Comments

In episode 42, I follow up on homework from podcast 40.  If you recall that podcast, I gave you phase 1 & 2 of the homework so you can teach your dog to settle in their nervous system during feeding time.  In this episode I follow up on that homework […]

SESSION 41: Teach your dog to accept petting and handling more neutrally

December 30th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 41, I give you a step by step exercise to teach your dog to accept handling and petting more neutrally.  I promised you this handling exercise in podcast 39 (our micro-first aid class with Lynn Russell).  These exercises, that I recommend you do prior to each meal, will […]

SESSION 40: How to Settle your Dog More at Feeding Time

December 9th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 40, I give you a two phase training plan that will allow you to teach your dog to settle down a bit more during eating and comfortably allow you to interrupt their feeding. In this session: Does your dog get overly excited […]

SESSION 39: Learn First Aid for Your Dog from Lynn Russell

December 4th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 39, I bring you an interview with Licensed Veterinary Technician and Certified Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor, Lynn Russell.  Lynn takes us through the basic set up of our pet first aid kit, and , more importantly, gives us some key Do’s and Don’ts in using some […]

SESSION 38: What is the Dog Land App? Has Social Media Gone to the Dogs?

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 38, in this episode I interview Jonathon Kolker and Gareth Wilson, two of the founders of the Dog Land App.  We discuss all the cool features of their new App, and the interesting new way they’re creating an ownership opportunity of their company.  If you really like their […]

SESSION 37: Improve Your Dog’s Behavior with Visitors!

November 25th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 37, I give you a training “game plan” to change your holiday visitor’s interactions with your dog from “train wreck” to training opportunity!  I walk you through how to use a secluded area to give your dog a break from the action and how to think like a […]

SESSION 36: Better dog Nutrition – Interview with Shelly Christiansen

November 13th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 36, I interview Shelly Christensen from Paws Custom Pet Foods.  We talk about pitfalls and tips about common dry dog foods, making your dog’s own food and some of the challenges with a raw food diet. In this session: Is regular dry […]

SESSION 35: Ron Pace Interview: Who’s the Boss?

November 6th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 35, I interview Master Dog Training Instructor, Ron Pace about his training methods, some common dog problems and solutions and his book, WHO’S THE BOSS In this session: Hear about how and why Ron Pace turns the dog training approach upside […]

SESSION 34: Tips on Finding a Good Dog Trainer?

October 28th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 34, I give new dog trainers some homework to make the transition from “dog trainer” to “people trainer”.  Also, I give dog owners some tips on what to look for when considering a trainer. In this session: What are the two psychological […]

SESSION 33: Should All Family Members Have the Same Rules when Training a Dog and Some Comments about Cesar Millan

October 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 33, I address a question from a dog trainer about clients that have disagreements about the rules a dog should follow in their household.  Also, I talk a little bit about the training philosophy of Cesar Millan. In this session: Should family […]

SESSION 32: What are the best chew toys for puppies? And, how to stop an older, larger puppy from jumping up on kids.

October 9th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 32, I answer a listener’s question about the best chew toys for puppies, and in our training section today, I talk about the next step in getting an older, larger puppy to stop jumping up on kids (and other people too) In […]

SESSION 31: Preventing resource guarding in puppy raising and what to do about a dog’s mid-life crisis?

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 31, I answer a question from a listener about how to prevent your puppy from guarding their resources inappropriately.  And, I answer a question about a middle aged dog forgetting their training. In this session: What should we do to teach puppies […]


September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

SESSION 29: First Aid – Heat Stroke in Dogs and Teaching a Puppy to Fetch

September 11th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 29, I answer a question from a listener about exercising her dog when it’s hot outside.  In the puppy section, I go through steps to teach your puppy to give you back the ball during fetch. In this session: Is hiking or […]

SESSION 28: Training dogs to get along with each other and introducing a puppy to a long line

September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 28, I answer a question from a listener about how to train three of her dogs to get along with a new dog that she brought in, and in the puppy section I talk about introducing a puppy to more advanced work and expand your scope of influence […]

SESSION 27: How to coach a new dog to play better with your existing dog and how to get a puppy out of crate calmly

August 28th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 27, I answer a listeners question about a couple of behavior scenarios with a new dog that he has

1) How to stop her from jumping up on the back door

2) How to get his new dog to play more sanely with his existing dog.

In the puppy section, I […]

SESSION 26: Teaching your dog to recover from stimulation and teaching your puppy to NOT jump up

August 14th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 26, I answer a question from a listener about teaching your dog to get better at the skill of “recovery”. Said another way, how to teach your dog to be less reactive. In the puppy section, I go through some steps to teach your puppy to decide to […]

SESSION 25: How to: make obedience more functional, harnesses versus training collars, and teaching a puppy an advanced sit.

August 8th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 25, I answer a question from a listener about making the obedience that he’s learned in class more functional in real life. I answer another question about whether someone should use a “prong collar” in training. In the puppy section, I go through the steps for taking a […]

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

July 31st, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Session 23: how to stop severe leash pulling and how to use posture to settle puppies

July 25th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 23, I answer a question from a listener about how to stop your dog from pulling when practicing loose leash walking around high level distractions. In the puppy section, I go through how to use posture to teach your puppy to settle more consistently when you greet your […]

Session 22: using an air sprayer to stop barking and stubborn puppy “downing”

July 17th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 22, I answer a question from a listener about using an air sprayer to stop barking and what to do if your dog goes into a shutdown mode after you use one. In the puppy section, I go through some problem solving if your young puppy is stubborn […]

Session 21: Coping With Fireworks Sounds and How to Deal With Off-Leash, Unfriendly Dogs

July 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 21, I discuss two different questions that have come in from a lot of listeners. Question1) what can I do to make my dog more comfortable during 4th of July fireworks? Question 2) what should I do if I’m out for a walk with my dog and a […]

Session 20: How to Volunteer with Guide Dogs for the Blind

June 17th, 2015|0 Comments

In episode 20, I interview Theresa Stern from Guide Dog for the Blind. Guide Dogs for the Blind is a world class service dog organization that provides fully trained service dogs, completely free of charge, for visually impaired people. We discuss the steps involved in applying to get a dog, […]

Session 19: How to become a registered therapy dog team

June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

I interview Mandy Pleshaw from Pet Partners. Pet partners is the largest therapy dog organization in the country. We discuss the steps you can take to begin volunteering and doing therapy work with your dog. In this session: In this episode: Have you ever wanted […]

Session 18: The overview of what to teach a puppy and when, and teaching two dogs to not go after each other’s fetch toys

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

In this episode, in the puppy section, I take answer a listeners question about what to teach a puppy and when – sort of a puppy curriculum. In the training section, I give you a step by step plan to teach two dogs to not go after each other’s fetch […]

Session 17: Teaching your puppy to greet people, and teaching your adult dog to learn to be brave around things like vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers

May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

In this episode, in the puppy section, I give you a step by step protocol to teach your older puppy to meet and greet people without jumping, mouthing and going crazy. In the adult dog training section, I give you a step by step plan to teach your dog to […]

SESSION 16: Nose work games and how to condition your dog to using a muzzle.

May 16th, 2015|1 Comment

In this episode, I give you a step by step plan to teach your older puppy nose work games to help burn up some of that bouncy energy. In the training section, I give you some reasons why you may want to do some muzzle conditioning with your dog and […]

Session 15: Step by step plan to help with grooming procedures.

May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

In this episode, I give you a step by step plan to help with grooming procedures. In this example of the 3 phase protocol we go through, I look at how to make nail clipping easier for you and your dog. In the puppy section, I give you some tips […]

SESSION 14: Protocol for solving problems when your dog is at the office.

April 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

In this episode, I catch up on answering questions from the email bag as well as go over the protocol for solving problems when your dog is at the office. In the puppy training section, I teach how to progress through Phase 3 and Phase 4 of teaching your puppy […]

SESSION 13: Questions from the email bag

April 20th, 2015|0 Comments

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. […]

SESSION 12: interview with Michael and Elizabeth Kohl

March 25th, 2015|0 Comments

In this episode, I interview Michael and Elizabeth Kohl, Owners of Candle Hill Shepherds. Michael and Elizabeth breed some amazing German Shepherds in Idaho. In our discussion we give you some great tips on finding a reputable breeder of any breed of dog and of course there’s lots of info […]

SESSION 11: In this episode I interview Laura Tonkin

March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

In this episode I interview Laura Tonkin, Executive Director or People United for Pets. Laura gives you great tips on making the transition for your new dog as easy as possible and she gives you three key things you should know before adopting a dog from a rescue […]

Session 10

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

In this week’s episode, I answer a caller’s question who wants a clarification on something they heard in podcast #7 about not picking up a small breed dog too much. And if that applies to her new smaller breed puppy.

Also, in the adult dog section, I give you the steps […]

SESSION 9: Puppy Stuff: How to pick a puppy from a litter | Adult Dog Stuff: How to condition your dog to like having a bath

February 24th, 2015|0 Comments

In this week’s episode, I discuss some of the results of our 21 day New Year’s behavior challenge! And, in our puppy segment, I answer a caller’s question about what to look for when you’re choosing a puppy. Also, in the adult dog section, I give you the steps to […]

SESSION 8: Interview with Dr. Jake Tedaldi, author of What’s Wrong with My Dog

February 6th, 2015|0 Comments

In this week’s episode we talk to, Dr. Jake Tedaldi, the author of one of the best dog first aid books out there. His book, What’s Wrong with My Dog, has helped many dog owners more accurately assess the symptoms they’re seeing in their dogs, and has helped them more […]

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.

February 1st, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

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!

January 11th, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

SESSION 5: House breaking for puppies and preparing your dog to be better behaved during holiday parties.

December 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

In this session of the podcast, I follow up on homework from session 4. We’ll answer a listener email about house breaking with puppies and then we go through a game plan to prepare your dog to be better behaved during parties. In this session: […]

SESSION 4: Follow up on homework from Session 3 & switch gears to learn how to train younger puppies.

December 9th, 2014|1 Comment

In this session of the podcast, I follow up on homework from session 3. I answer some email questions from listeners and teach you how to “redo” your dog’s “front door ritual”.

ALSO: I switch gears a little bit in the second half of today’s show and talk about how to […]

SESSION 3: Learn how to structure your dog’s lifestyle more.

November 12th, 2014|1 Comment

In this session of the podcast, I expand on the theory discussion from session 2 and I tell you what to adjust to be able to follow the natural learning process. I also give you an exercise so you can teach your dog to naturally walk on a loose leash.
At […]

Session 2: Starting out – Are you having some “policy” disagreements with your dog?

October 8th, 2014|0 Comments

In this podcast episode, I discuss the start of training.  In my “in -person” lessons we all start out at the same place.  Whether someone just got a rescue dog a few weeks ago or whether they paid tens of thousands of dollars for a “fully trained” dog, we all […]

Session 1: (Introduction Podcast) So, Who’s This Sean Mcdaniel Guy?

August 12th, 2014|0 Comments

In this podcast, I go over what you can expect from our podcast on a weekly basis as well as who I am and where I’m coming from with regard to dog behavior and training. I give you some idea about how I got started in training (which is likely […]