Ep. 58: Hot Takes Part 2

Kayla and Ursa return for another Hot Takes. They take turns pulling a topic from a hat, then they have 3 minutes to give their thoughts on it – then the other person has 2 minutes to add their thoughts. Remember, you can now support the podcast through Patreon for as little as $3/month! Patrons can submit questions, which we’ll …

Ep. 57: Hot Takes (Part 1)

Kayla and Ursa try out a new format they’re calling Hot Takes. They take turns pulling a topic from a hat, then they have 3 minutes to give their thoughts on it – then the other person has 2 minutes to add their thoughts. We also have some exciting news: you can now support the podcast through Patreon for as …

Ep. 56: Preparing for a New Puppy

Kayla and Ursa talk about how to prepare for a new puppy. See full show notes over at the Pandemic Puppy Podcast page. Don’t forget that you can support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3/month! For Further Reading: Guide to Dog Adoption Part 1: What Are You Looking For In a Dog? The “Before You Get Your …

Ep. 55: Meeting Everyone’s Needs with Marissa Martino

In today’s episode, Kayla hopped on the line with Marissa, our former co-host. On the show, we discussed how to provide your dog with the necessary daily enrichment while also taking into consideration what you need from the relationship as a pet parent. We share 6 different ways you can meet your dog’s needs along with a list of questions …

Ep. 53: Case Study on Madge the Fearful Foster Dog

Kayla and Ursa discuss Kayla’s ultra-fearful foster dog Madge and answer Patreon questions about puppies and teenage dogs. We also have some exciting news: you can now support the podcast through Patreon for as little as $3/month! Patrons can submit questions, which we’ll answer at the end of each episode. Join the conversation over at patreon.com/canineconvos. Mentioned in the episode: …

Ep. 52: Dominance with Kim Brophey

Kim Brophey makes a return to talk about dominance from an ethological lens with Kayla. Don’t forget that for as little as $3/month you can submit questions to be answered on upcoming episodes on Patreon. Mentioned in this episode: Kim’s business Ethology course at Wolf Park Robert Sapolsky’s books Behave and A Primate’s Memoir Warren Wilson College

Ep. 51: Surviving the Holidays with Your Dog

Ursa and Kayla chat about surviving the holidays with your dog. Mentioned in this episode: Mat training Leave it or a positive interrupter Enrichment toys Management with crates, gates, tethers, doors, and tie-outs Giving your dog breaks Advocating for your dog Exercise beforehand Giving your dog calming supplements or even medication

Ep. 49: Ethology with Kim Brophey

We take a brief break from our two-part behavioral euthanasia episodes to talk about ethology with Kim Brophey. Kayla and Kim discuss: What is ethology? How can ethology interface with other approaches, like applied behavior analysis, for training? How does ethology play into differences between breeds and breed groups?  Why would this matter for training and behavior? LEGS – learning, …

Ep. 48: Behavioral Euthanasia Part 1

Kayla and Ursa talk about the difficult topic of behavioral euthanasia for both pet and shelter dogs. Mentioned in this episode: Kayla’s article on Grey Zone Dogs from the IAABC Michael Shikashio’s episode on aggression in puppies Research on the suppression of aggression with aversives The Losing Lulu Grief Group

Ep. 46: Functional Breeding with Dr. Jessica Hekman

Kayla sits down with Dr. Jessica Hekman of the Functional Dog Collaborative to talk about breeding dogs for behavioral and physical health. They talk about how the FDC aims to help breeders produce dogs with better health – behavioral and physical. The FDC also helps both breeders and buyers work towards producing dogs that suit the jobs at hand – whether …