Ep. 21: Outnumbered! Living in a Multi-Dog Household

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Ep. 20: Crossover Training with Janee Moore

In dog training, there are two broad camps of training philosophy: those who train using aversive tools like prong or e-collars, and those who don’t. Of course, it’s more complicated than that… but it’s a big division in the field. In this episode, Kayla sits down with her friend Janee More of Boise Dog Sports to talk about Janee’s process …

Ep. 19: Top 5 Behaviors We Would Teach Every Dog

What top 5 behaviors would you teach every dog if you had the opportunity? This is the question that was asked before we pressed the record button. All three of us wrote down our lists on separate pieces of paper in private and then shared our results live! They are listed below: Ursa’s Top 5 Behaviors  Hand Target Mat Training …

Ep 18: Working With a Vet Behaviorist With Dr. Chris Pachel

In today’s episode, Marissa Martino of Paws & Reward interviews the amazing Dr. Chris Pachel, board certified veterinary behaviorist. Learn what it’s like working with a veterinary behaviorist and how they can support a canine’s training and behavior modification process.  What sorts of behavior concerns does a vet behaviorist typically encounter? Anything!!! But more specifically: Fear Generalized Anxiety Aggressive tendencies …

Ep17: Working Dogs for Conservation (Kayla’s Update)

When we started this podcast, Kayla (of Journey Dog Training) was living in Mexico, working as a freelance writer. Over the last 16 episodes, she drove through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Her ultimate goal was Argentina. But now she’s living in Missoula, Montana – why? Because she got a DREAM JOB! Kayla is now working as …

Ep16: Street Dogs with Michael Shikashio

In this episode of Canine Conversations, Kayla talks to Michael Shikashio about street dogs in Latin America. Michael has traveled to Mexico, Colombia, and Chile, where he enjoys observing the street dogs. Back in the US, Michael runs Complete Canines, where he works exclusively with aggression cases. Kayla recently returned from a nearly year-long road trip down the middle section …

Ep15: Science, Take the Wheel: Drive in Dogs

In this episode, Kayla talks to Sarah Dixon about the concept of drive in dogs. Sarah is the president of the board of the International Association of Animal Behavior. She works at Instinct Dog Training in New York City. You can learn more about Sarah here. We started out by discussing three main ways that we see the phrase “drive” …

Ep 14: Dogs and the Great Outdoors

In today’s episode, we are going to talk about heading outdoors with dogs. Our guest, Pine Irwin of Irwin Dog Training, specializes in outdoor adventures. She teaches private lessons and leads a group that is all focused on helping dogs excel in the outdoors, from backpacking to shorter hikes. We talk all about safety and benefits of off-leash (and on-leash) …

Ep13: Online Dog Training

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In this episode, we’re talking about how remote or online dog training works. Kayla runs JourneyDogTraining.com, where she works exclusively with people online and remotely. Marissa is also launching some online classes, so we’re discussing the pros and cons of this approach. Journey Dog Training currently offers four main types of online dog training services: Video or phone calls that …

Ep12: Common Treat-Training Problems and How to Fix Them

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Today’s episode discusses the 8 problems with using treats in your training sessions. Food reinforcement is a powerful way to get and maintain the behaviors we want from our dogs but there is an art and a science to using it properly.   1. Your treats are too low or too high value. Dogs are individuals, just like people, and …