Ep. 35: Let Them Sniff!

What is scent enrichment? And why is it important?  Providing opportunities for the dog to engage his super power, his nose, in a variety of ways. Olfaction is the dog’s primary scent. Sometimes we forget that since that is not the case for us humans.  Mental enrichment can be more tiring! Great for dogs who are worried about the world. …

Ep. 34: Types of Reinforcement

In today’s episode we’re going to discuss a variety of reinforcements you can offer your dog during training sessions and real life scenarios. One important point to remind our listeners is that regardless if we’re in training mode or not, our dogs are learning contingencies all the time. The environment is reinforcing our dog’s behavior and unfortunately for our egos, …

Ep. 33: Plenty in Life is Free With Kathy Sdao

Marissa Martino of Paws & Reward Dog Training in Boulder, CO interviews Kathy Sdao of Bright Spot Dog Training in WA. In today’s episode, they talk about a very important concept that can make an impact in these 3 areas: Improving your dog’s behavior Improving your behavior when interacting with your dog Enhancing your relationship with your canine companion The …

Ep. 32 What Should I Do With This Puppy?

Kayla Fratt is joined by Megan Lundberg of Canine Coach training in Colorado to talk about all things puppies! Megan works for The Canine Coach running their puppy days school program, meaning she spends most of her working hours caring for, training, and socializing puppies.  In this episode, Kayla and Megan cover what to look for when selecting a puppy, …

Ep. 31: Dog Park Design and its Effect on Behavior with Jennifer Berg

Ursa Acree speaks to Jennifer Berg with Oberhund Dog Services in Regina, Saskatchewan. In this episode, they discuss Jennifer’s study on dog park design and how it affects dog behavior – namely, how elements of a dog park can help create or avoid potential dog-dog conflicts. They take a look at some of the flaws in current dog park design, …

Ep. 30: Potty Training Your Puppy

In today’s episode Kayla Fratt of Journey Dog Training and Marissa Martino of Paws & Reward talk about house training your puppy! Everyone’s favorite pastime! The first half of the show walks you through a specific case study and during the second half of the show they share their ideal puppy house training set up.  Perfect PUPPY house training set …

Ep. 29: Gut Health and Nutrition with Dr. Angie Krause

Today’s episode includes Marissa Martino, owner of Paws & Reward Dog Training in Boulder, CO and her dear friend and colleague, Dr. Angie Krause from Boulder Holistic Vet.  This episode covers the importance of gut health and introduces 5 things you can do right now to improve or strengthen your dog’s gut health.  When you physically feel good, you are …

Ep. 28 Breeder Talk Part 2

Kayla rejoins Danielle Spady and Susanne Shelton to talk about raising very young puppies – from ENS to Puppy Culture. They also discuss some common controversies in dog breeding, like whether or not breeders should make money.

Ep. 27: Breeder Talk With Susanne Shelton and Danielle Spady

In today’s episode, Kayla sits down with Danielle Spady of Avid Aussies and Susanne Shelton of Austerlitz Shepherds – and they’re talking all things dog breeding! We discuss: How you get started as a breeder How you select a dog for breeding Why an owner would go through a breeder instead of a shelter How to screen breeders