S01 Ep08: Mechanics Matter with Emily Strong

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In this episode, we are joined by the amazing Emily Strong of First Train Home and From Beaks To Barks! Emily is a great dog and people trainer! In this episode, we discuss why mechanics matter and the top 4 training exercises Emily uses in her private with clients and when training new animal shelter staff/volunteers. These exercises help people …

S01 Ep07: How Medical Concerns Affect Behavior with Dr. Jennifer Summerfield

In this episode, we interview Dr. Jennifer Summerfield, veterinarian, and professional dog trainer. Dr. Summerfield focuses on treating behavior problems including aggression, separation anxiety, and compulsive behavior issues. She meets with clients through a private veterinary practice where she has the opportunity to blend her two passions, medicine and behavior. She also writes a blog and hosts a podcast, offering …

Ep06: Deepening Your Relationship With Your Dog, Part 2

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About This Episode: In 2017, Marissa wrote a book titled: Human-Canine Behavior Connection – A Better Self Through Dog Training. In this book, she explores her favorite topic: relationships. One of the relationships she explores which is most obvious is the one with your canine; however, she also explores the not so obvious. Marissa claims our relationship with our dogs …

S01 Ep05: Human-Canine Behavior Connection Part 1

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In 2017, Marissa wrote a book titled: Human-Canine Behavior Connection – A Better Self Through Dog Training. In this book, she explores her favorite topic: relationships. One of the relationships she explores which is most obvious is the one with your canine; however, she also explores the not so obvious. Marissa claims our relationship with our dogs is a window …

S01 Ep03: Preventing Reactivity and Aggression

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Canine Conversations discusses the four steps that they take every day with their dogs to prevent reactivity. Many trainers consider reactivity (dogs that bark and lunge) to be a contagious problem. Marissa Martino and Kayla Fratt break down how they help keep their dogs relaxed around other dogs. #1: We Avoid On-Leash Greetings With Other Dogs Being on leash reduces …

S01 Ep02 5 Things Dog Trainers Do Differently From Pet Parents

5 Things Dog Trainers Do Differently From Pet Parents

Canine Conversations discusses the tricks dog trainers use to get good behavior from their own dogs – so that you can use them too! Trainers have the benefit of behavior knowledge and perspective on what works and what doesn’t, as well as some “shortcuts” to good behavior. Trainers Ursa Acree, Marissa Martino, and Kayla Fratt discuss their go-to approaches. #1 …

S01 Ep01: Meet the Canine Conversations Crew!

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Meet the crew of Canine Conversations Podcast. Hear about the crew’s childhoods, how they get into dog training, where their businesses are now, and why they are positively obsessed with dog behavior. Kayla Fratt, CDBC First started training homing pigeons in 2007 Started Journey Dog Training in 2012, focusing on private day training Got really into animal behavior while studying …