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

Ep. 25: The Fallout of Punishment

Most of our listeners know that Ursa, Kayla and Marissa are all positive reinforcement trainers, meaning they stay far away from punishment at all costs. They would prefer to teach your dog what to do instead of the problematic behavior. Listen as Marissa and Kayla walk you through the 6 reasons to not punish your dog and why your relationship …

Ep. 24: Drink With Your Dog

In this episode, Kayla is joined by Amber Quann of Summit Dog Training to talk about Amber’s Drink With Your Dog program. Kayla and Amber discuss: What inspired Amber to make this course What’s included in the course for owners, trainers, and brewery staff The top pet peeves that Amber hears from brewery staff members about dogs in their breweries …

Ep. 23: Choosing the Perfect Dog

Join Marissa, Kayla and Ursa discuss the process of choosing a dog, introduce topics to consider and learn how they chose their loved ones! Things to Consider: Take your time and don’t rush! Do you have the opportunity to foster from a shelter or rescue in order to try this on? Be aware of your internal process. Ask yourself and …

Ep. 22: What Would Dr. Pachel Say?

Today’s episode includes Marissa Martino and the amazing Dr. Chris Pachel, board certified veterinary behaviorist. In the last episode with Dr. Pachel, we joked (but not really) about releasing an app called: What would Dr. Pachel say? We’re not releasing an app but we are sharing the next best thing, a podcast episode! In this episode, Marissa presents several common …