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February 16, 2021

Ep. 58: Hot Takes Part 2

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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...

February 2, 2021

Ep. 57: Hot Takes (Part 1)

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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....

January 18, 2021

Ep. 56: Preparing for a New Puppy

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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...

December 1, 2020

Ep. 52: Dominance with Kim Brophey

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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...

October 22, 2020

Ep. 49: Ethology with Kim Brophey

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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,...

October 22, 2020

Ep. 48: Behavioral Euthanasia Part 1

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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...

September 25, 2020

Ep. 47: Mythbusting Part 3

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Join Kayla and Ursa as they discuss MORE myths about dog training and dog behavior. Covered in this episode: Greeting a dog after an absence creates separation anxiety See also: this study on factors affecting the prevalence of...

August 25, 2020

Ep. 45: Can Dogs Be Racist?

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Kayla sits down with Jio and Taylor from Smart Bitch Dog Training, Curtis from Pet Parent Allies, and Jenna from Dog Liaison to talk about whether or not dogs can be racist. Let’s start by saying that Canine Conversations has...

July 27, 2020

Ep. 43: Mythbusting Part Two

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Join Marissa, Ursa, and Kayla as they discuss dog training myths including: Comforting a scared dog teaches the dog to be scared A single dog training class is all the obedience/training your dog needs Episode on generalization here...

July 17, 2020

Ep. 42: Myth-Busting Part 1

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Join Kayla, Ursa, and Marissa as they discuss some common myths about how dogs behave and how best to train them. The myths we discuss today include: Tail wags = happy dogs You can’t train XYZ breed to do ABC thing Exposure will...

June 30, 2020

Ep. 41: Is Aggression Ever Fixed?

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Join Marissa, Kayla, and Ursa as they discuss what aggression is and factors important in determining whether aggression is ever truly fixed. Can trigger be identified? How severe is the aggressive response? What’s the learned history?...

May 5, 2020

Ep. 37: Separation Anxiety with Erin Jones

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In today’s episode, Kayla sits down with Erin Jones to talk about separation anxiety. Erin wrote an e-book and created a course for Journey Dog Training all about separation anxiety. She’s got a lot of firsthand knowledge, both with...

April 7, 2020

Ep. 35: Let Them Sniff!

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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...

March 24, 2020

Ep. 34: Types of Reinforcement

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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...

February 15, 2020

Ep. 32 What Should I Do With This Puppy?

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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...

January 28, 2020

Ep. 30: Potty Training Your Puppy

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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...

December 31, 2019

Ep. 28 Breeder Talk Part 2

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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....

November 17, 2019

Ep. 24: Drink With Your Dog

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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,...

November 5, 2019

Ep. 23: Choosing the Perfect Dog

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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...

October 22, 2019

Ep. 22: What Would Dr. Pachel Say?

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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?...

August 12, 2019

Ep16: Street Dogs with Michael Shikashio

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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...

July 29, 2019

Ep15: Science, Take the Wheel: Drive in Dogs

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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...

July 15, 2019

Ep 14: Dogs and the Great Outdoors

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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...

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July 1, 2019

Ep13: Online Dog Training

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In this episode, we’re talking about how remote or online dog training works. Kayla runs, where she works exclusively with people online and remotely. Marissa is also launching some online classes, so we’re...

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June 3, 2019

Ep11: Listener Questions

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In this episode, Kayla from Journey Dog Training covers five different Listener Questions about all sorts of dog behavior questions. Lunge-y Hound Dog Kathy has a hound dog that lunges at squirrels, people, dogs, and all sorts of other...