Drinking From the Toilet: Real dogs, Real training

By Hannah Branigan

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A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.

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BONUS: I CU Are Stuck
35:51

Bonus episode! Here's a preview of my upcoming Conference Unleashed session with Leslie McDevitt, which we're calling "I CU Are Stuck."

Conference Unleashed is taking place virtually on November 5-7. To hear Leslie and my full session, sign up for the conference here: www.cleanrun.com/product/conferen…erence/index.cfm

For full bonus episode notes, visit: hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/bonus-i-cu-are-stuck/

Oct 08, 2021
146: Sniffing and Marking
34:47

In this episode, we discuss handling **unwanted sniffing in training, the connection to sniffing and urine marking, how to teach sniffing on cue, using Premack's principle, and ways to split to engineer setups so that you can create a progression.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/146
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Oct 04, 2021
#145: Getting Out of a Training Funk
44:03

It seems like so many of us are getting stuck in a funk with our training lately for one reason or another... or maybe for all the reasons at the same time. I don't know about you, but I keep thinking it has to get better at some point, but it seems like it keeps getting harder and harder, doesn't it? Still, unless we are going to give up entirely and sink into the swamps of sadness, we have to find some way to keep on and get those dogs trained. Let's take a look at some possible strategies that maybe you haven't tried yet to break out of that funk.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/145
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Sep 14, 2021
#144: Pet Trainer Roundtable
01:34:01

In this episode, we discuss all kinds of topics related to working with pet owners and training life skills, the first behavior you teach a new team, the most important thing for a pet owner to learn, what do most pet owners get wrong about dog training, what's the deal with dog daycare and dog parks, how do you talk about reinforcement, what kind of language do you use with pet owners, bridging the gap between learning skills in class and using them in real life, and how to deal with unrealistic expectations.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/144
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Aug 24, 2021
#143: Can You Reinforce Fear?
30:48

In this episode, we discuss can you reinforce fear?, have you heard that you shouldn't console your frightened dog, that might "reinforce" the fear? (That's kind of unempathetic, isn't it?), and the more progressive message to dog owners is that you can't reinforce fear, because fear is an emotion.

But, for the true behavior nerds though, it might be fun to go a little deeper?, what is fear?, what is reinforcement?, the importance of looking at the function of behavior, what fear tells us about contingencies, what can we do about it?, and how I handle my personal dog's fear during thunderstorms.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/143
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jul 27, 2021
#142: Training Herding Skills with Claire Apple
01:00:25

In this episode, we discuss what reinforcers are in play in herding behavior, marking and rewarding the dog for the human's behavior, training skills out of context, the heretical use of food during herding, switching reinforcement, and behaviors you can train at home to prepare for your herding lesson (when you don't have sheep of your own).

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/142
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jul 13, 2021
#141: Learning and Memory in Dog Training with Marsha Penner
01:43:59

In this episode, we discuss what dog trainers need to know about memory, the fun mashup between neuroscience and behavior, how positive associations spread through neural networks, and wanting vs. liking.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/141
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jul 06, 2021
#140: Reinforcement for Gun Dogs
48:31

In this episode, we discuss what reinforcers are in play when training and working with hunting dogs, working with behaviors when the reinforcers might be hiding out in a bush where you can't control them, and strategies for breaking down critical distractions for gun dog training.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/140
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jun 15, 2021
#139: Constructional Aggression Treatment
01:09:45

In this episode, we discuss what is Constructional Aggression Treatment, what makes it constructional, how this approach is different from other aggression treatment protocols, how CAT deals with the function of aggressive behavior, some common misconceptions trainers may have about CAT, changing emotional behaviors by changing contingencies, how CAT makes use of clicker training principles, and making ethical choices in training, particularly in the use of negative reinforcement.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/139
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

May 26, 2021
#138: Should Dog Training Be Regulated? with Bradley Phifer
49:14

In this episode, we discuss the process of certifying professional dog trainers, as the CCPDT sees it, the advantages of certification, where the CCPDT stands on regulation in the training industry, and why and what they are doing about it.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/138
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

May 11, 2021
#137: Do You Like to Watch? with Chirag Patel, Eva Bertilsson, and Emelie Johnson Vegh
01:01:18

In this episode, we discuss what is the value of having someone watch your training session, what is the value of watching someone else's training session, when watching a training session, what do you look for?, the difference in skills between doing a thing and talking about a thing, the challenge of being neutral when observing, improving your creativity as a trainer, and how to handle BEING watched and receiving feedback.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/137
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

May 04, 2021
#136: How to Recover from a Bad Training Session
40:58

In this episode, we discuss bad training sessions can happen for a lot of reasons, be kind to yourself (beating yourself up won't help you do better training in the future), fault is the wrong thing to focus on (you are responsible for the training session, yes, but there is a difference between fault and responsibility), do you know what went wrong?, focus on principles and ABCs to avoid getting trapped in stories or labels, don't repeat the same session; change something!, phone a friend and get an objective perspective, stop digging, essentialize - what are you really focusing on in this session?, start small - you may not need to totally ditch your whole training strategy, get a new starting point that guarantees success, look at reinforcement strategy first; did it work?, rehearse the reinforcement strategy first without ANY behavior, it is always better to start with low criteria and be in a position to raise them quickly, rather than start with a failure and be forced to lower criteria, my rule of thumb is to restart at half of whatever I *think* I can definitely get, and quit (or take a break) at half the time you think you could do.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/136
This podcast is supported by Zero to CD: hannahbranigan.dog/z2cd/

Apr 27, 2021
#135: Helping Hypervigilant Dogs with Leslie McDevitt
57:29

In this episode, we discuss the difference between normal awareness and hypervigilance, how anxious dogs perceive their environment, how to play the Look at That game (LAT), the way environmental cues can transfer and how we can use that to our advantage, and Leslie's new twist on the original LAT game, which she calls LATTE.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/135
This podcast is supported by Behind the Scenes & Patreon:
hannahbranigan.dog/backstage-pass
www.patreon.com/DFTT

Mar 23, 2021
#134: Do You Have an Exit Strategy?
32:54

In this episode, we discuss how to signal the end of a training session, why it matters, how you end a training session matters as much as how you begin one, preventing practicing good behavior without reinforcement, reducing frustration by having clear cues for when reinforcement is available and when it isn't, what to do in the last moments leading up to the end of a session, and strategies for keeping the end of a session positive without undermining your training.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/134
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Mar 16, 2021
#133: Data - Why Bother? with Eduardo Fernandez, Emelie Johnson Vegh, and Eva Bertilsson
01:45:13

In this episode, we discuss what we mean when we say "data," the whole point of recording any data at all, quantitative vs. qualitative, why any data is better than no data, dfferent kinds of information you might want to record, and ideas to include recording data in your routine without interrupting the flow of your training session.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/133
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Mar 02, 2021
#132: Sensory Bias in Training with Carrie Davis
50:16

In this episode, we discuss how humans tend to be visually oriented, animals might respond more significantly to other senses, what variables might influence how an animal reacts to a prop or target, how to deconstruct what sensory elements might be associated with a response, and the importance of staying curious and questioning our "stories" whether they are right or not!

**Note: I messed up in the intro. Carrie co-founded Reptelligence with Alex Konold. Peter joined in 2018. Sorry!

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/132
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Feb 23, 2021
#131: Living as a LIMA Being - Panel Discussion
01:32:56

In this episode, we discuss what is a LIMA being?, how did this project evolve?, why is it so hard to apply positive reinforcement principles to ourselves and other people?, and strategies for changing how your own behavior is reinforced.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/131
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Feb 16, 2021
#130: Enrichment with Allie Bender & Emily Strong
59:34

In this episode, we discuss what "enrichment" is and why we should care, whether enrichment is part of training or whether training is part of enrichment, what we mean when we say "meeting the animal's needs," whether we can just get a checklist of things to do, why behavioral diversity matters, the importance of measuring outcome, categories of enrichment, and the importance of choice and agency.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/130
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Feb 02, 2021
#129: Treat Everyone Like a Dog with Karen London
01:18:32

In this episode, we discuss how we can apply dog training principles to interacting with humans, why people might think using R+ on people might be manipulative, breaking down skills for human learners just like we do for dogs, don't blow a reinforcement opportunity by using punishment, just because it took so long to get the behavior, and finding empathy for yourself and your human subjects.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/129
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jan 26, 2021
#128: Getting Behavior From No Behavior with Peter Amelia
01:08:04

In this episode, we discuss what your options are when starting from scratch trying to shape behavior, how you can get stuck when trying to shape behavior and your animal isn't offering much, considerations when making changes to the environment to get behavior started, changing the environment to stimulate new behavior, thinking about reinforcement beyond food, how to improve your observational skills to be a better trainer and not die of boredom in the process, and increasing variability and building a larger behavioral repertoire.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/128
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Dec 15, 2020
#127: Should I Change My Cue?
37:00

In this episode, we discuss when to change a cue, just because a cue doesn't seem to be working does not mean it's the cue's fault, when it's a training or fluency issue, when the cue itself is actually broken, when it's too close to an existing cue, whether your cue is poisoned, and two options for changing cues if you need to.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/127
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Dec 08, 2020
#126: Guide to Treats
52:25

In this episode, we discuss three possible treat categories - "snacks", enrichment/management, and treats for training, some basic principles for treats selection, how many treats it's ok to give a dog, how snacks matter, but they are different than training treats, what qualities make treats more or less effective for training, why mechanics, timing and delivery, matter more than the actual treat itself, and special cases of training with treats - small dogs and dogs with food allergies.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/126
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Dec 02, 2020
#125: Behavioral Euthanasia with Dr. Chris Pachel
01:14:41

In this episode, we discuss who makes the decision - the vet, the trainer, or the pet owner; how behavioral euthanasia is an "active choice" rather than a default decision - there is no formula, and this isn’t something that someone has to do because of a specific behavior pattern or problem, but rather an option that may be actively chosen due to safety or quality of life concerns that aren’t able to be mitigated; how professionals can support and guide pet owners through the process; the issues of guilt and shame associated with deciding to euthanize an otherwise healthy dog; and the importance of self-care and good boundaries.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/125
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Nov 23, 2020
#125: Behavioral Euthanasia with Dr. Chris Pachel

In this episode, we discuss who makes the decision - the vet, the trainer, or the pet owner; how behavioral euthanasia is an "active choice" rather than a default decision - there is no formula, and this isn’t something that someone has to do because of a specific behavior pattern or problem, but rather an option that may be actively chosen due to safety or quality of life concerns that aren’t able to be mitigated; how professionals can support and guide pet owners through the process; the issues of guilt and shame associated with deciding to euthanize an otherwise healthy dog; and the importance of self-care and good boundaries.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/125
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Nov 23, 2020
#124: Training Eye Contact
43:17

In this episode, we discuss why training eye contact is so fulfilling for humans, the other benefits of training eye contact as a behavior, whether dogs hate making eye contact, the drawbacks to training eye contact, how you can make sure your dog's behavior is "voluntary," situations where eye contact might be helpful, and how you can avoid training problems associated with too much eye contact training.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/124
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Nov 17, 2020
#123: Herding Instinct with Ayoka Bubar
01:00:38

In this episode, we discuss what is so cool about herding, what kinds of dogs can do herding, what is herding instinct, are there things we can train at home to prepare for herding, and what kinds of reinforcers are relevant in herding.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/123
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Nov 10, 2020
#122: When You Have to Be Your Own Training Assistant
42:45

In this episode, we discuss the challenges of training behaviors that require another person, using remote reinforcement strategies to give you a way to practice, a little zen bowl, the advantages of role-playing a judge, groomer, or vet with your own dog as an initial shaping step, and preventing a plateau by incorporating the Different Every Day game into these sessions.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/122
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Nov 02, 2020
#122: When You Have to Be Your Own Training Assistant

In this episode, we discuss the challenges of training behaviors that require another person, using remote reinforcement strategies to give you a way to practice, a little zen bowl, the advantages of role-playing a judge, groomer, or vet with your own dog as an initial shaping step, and preventing a plateau by incorporating the Different Every Day game into these sessions.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/122
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Nov 02, 2020
#121: Training Alone
37:48

In this episode we discuss what makes training alone so hard, obstacles and challenges, what is GOOD about training by yourself (it's not all doom and gloom!), some ideas for motivating yourself, tracking progress and staying on track.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/121
This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.com/DFTT

Oct 07, 2020
#120: Three Essential Skills for Living with a Reactive Dog with Leslie McDevitt
54:22

In this episode, we discuss what makes living with a reactive dog hard in addition to the top three skills that make life easier. While we're at it, we discuss how the pandemic brought about surprising changes, too!

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/120
This podcast is supported by Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DFTT

Sep 18, 2020
#119: Using stations in training sessions
38:10

In this episode, we talk about training stations and the multitude of ways to get geeky about laying down on a mat!

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/119
This podcast is supported by Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DFTT

Sep 08, 2020
#118: Reinforcing Diversity with Ken Ramirez
01:08:40

In this episode, we discuss why diversity matters, what we can do to promote inclusion in the industry, and how Ken's personal experience influences his thinking.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/118
This podcast is supported by Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DFTT

Aug 31, 2020
#117: Geeking Out with Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz
01:42:49

In this episode, we are geeking out with Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz on shaping, Conditioned Emotional Responses, and more.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/117
This podcast is supported by Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DFTT

Aug 21, 2020
#116: Fading a prompt or lure
45:12

In this episode, we discuss what a prompt and lure are, why you would want to fade a prompt (or not), options for techniques, and the number one thing to avoid.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/116
Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jul 24, 2020
#115: Different Perspectives - Panel Discussion
02:36:37

In this episode, we discuss getting started in dog training, small business ownership, the importance of role models, code-switching, why representation matters, implicit bias and human behavior, and easy actions you can take right now to help support BIPOC in the training industry.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/115
Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jul 16, 2020
#114: Accidental Behavior Chains
27:01

In this episode, we discuss how behaviors accidentally get chained together.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/114
Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jul 08, 2020
#113: Cue Hierarchies with Vidhya Karthikeyan, Part 2
01:07:20

In this episode, we discuss how context cues affect training, how cue hierarchies function, how to set up a training session to teach cue discrimination, how errorless learning plays a role, what default behaviors are and how to choose them.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/113
Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jul 02, 2020
#112: Cue Hierarchies with Vidhya Karthikeyan, Part 1
01:07:52

In this episode, we discuss how context cues affect training, how cue hierarchies function, how to set up a training session to teach cue discrimination, how errorless learning plays a role, what default behaviors are and how to choose them.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/112
Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jun 29, 2020
#111: Dealing with Self-Reinforcing Behaviors
42:29

In this episode, we discuss what trainers mean when they say "self-reinforcing," whether a behavior can really reinforce itself, the kinds of behaviors that fall into the self-reinforcing category, what might be actually reinforcing those behaviors, and your training options to deal with the self-reinforcing problem behaviors.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/111
Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jun 23, 2020
#110: Transferring a Cue
27:29

In this episode, we discuss how cue transfers work, the importance of the order of events (it must always be NEW cue, then OLD cue!), examples of transferring a hand signal to a verbal cue, transferring cues in real life, how cues can transfer when you don't mean for them to, how to un-transfer a cue you didn't want.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/110

Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Jun 05, 2020
#109: A Different Way to Think About Shaping with Mary Hunter
01:11:38

In this episode, we discuss the common "staircase" metaphor as applied to shaping plans, a new non-linear approach to thinking about shaping, breaking down a goal behavior into components, how the wrong starting point or intermediate step can make getting to your goal behavior harder (even if it looks closer), thinking in terms of actions rather than outcomes, and lots of examples with dogs, horses, and people!

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/109

This podcast is supported by Zero to CD: hannahbranigan.dog/z2cd/

Apr 28, 2020
#108: Raising a Puppy in a Pandemic with Debbie Martin
01:03:54

In this episode, we discuss the challenge of socializing a puppy while also social distancing, creative ideas to build your puppy's resilience, options to make the most of what you CAN do, how to strategize your puppy's training to prevent problems in the future, that not everything is ruined, and that there is still hope your puppy will be behaviorally normal, even after all this.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/108
Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Apr 14, 2020
#107: Stress and Confidence Building with Chirag Patel, Eva Bertilsson, and Theresa McKeon
01:05:28

In this episode, we discuss how stressed out I've been lately, how we might attempt to operationalize stress, what stress means in our dogs and what that might look like, steps we can take in training to reduce the effect of stress, and training for relaxed and confident behavior.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/107
Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Apr 08, 2020
#106: Emotions and Other Things with Dr. Eduardo Fernandez
01:51:09

In this episode, we discuss emotions in animals (and people), emotions vs emotional responses, counter conditioning, Conditioned Emotional Response (CER), and the emotional lives of penguins.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/106
Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Mar 27, 2020
Podcast #105: They Aren't Puppies Anymore with Emelie Johnson Vegh
01:00:54

In this episode we discuss the challenges of canine adolescence, setting reasonable expectations for teenage dogs, taking the long view with our training, and where we are (or should be) focusing our efforts.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/105
Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Mar 13, 2020
#104: Anxiety vs Fear with Dr. Chris Pachel
01:13:22

In this episode, we discuss the difference between anxiety and fear, how medical models apply, treatment/training plan modifications and when it's appropriate to consult a vet behaviorist.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/104
Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT

Mar 07, 2020
#103: Dog Emotions In Practical Training with Kiki Yablon
01:43:18

In this episode, we discuss dog emotions (and people emotions) with Kiki Yablon - including why a functional description is important, how to talk about pet emotions with clients and how to incorporate them into your training.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/103

This podcast is supported by the official merchandise of Drinking from the Toilet via Bonfire: www.hannahbranigan.dog/merch

Feb 19, 2020
#102: Nosework Alerts with Lucy Newton
32:40

On this episode, we chat with Lucy Newton about canine nosework, "alerts", advantages/disadvantages of various kinds of alerts and how - at the end of the day - it's all just really good training.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/102

This podcast is supported by the official merchandise of Drinking from the Toilet via Bonfire: www.hannahbranigan.dog/merch

Feb 11, 2020
#101: All About Flyball with Julie Norman Jenkins
48:05

In this episode, Julie Norman Jenkins and I talk about what flyabll is all about and what foundation skills are important to get started. Julie is a multi-sport dog trainer and owner of Quicksilver Canine in Julian, NC.

 

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/101 

 

This podcast is supported by the official merchandise of Drinking from the Toilet via Bonfire: 

https://www.bonfire.com/store/drinking-from-the-toilet/

Feb 05, 2020
#100: The Dunning-Kruger Effect
34:52

In this episode, we discuss what the Dunning-Kruger Effect means and how this phenomenon plays out in the dog training world.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/100

This podcast is supported by the official merchandise of Drinking from the Toilet via Bonfire: www.bonfire.com/store/drinking-from-the-toilet/

Jan 24, 2020
#99: Training for Confidence
29:23

In this episode, I'm talking about confidence. How to build it, operationalize it, and what it means in terms of practical training plans.

 

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/99

 

This podcast is supported by Zero to CD: https://hannahbranigan.dog/z2cd/

 

Oct 17, 2019
#98: Working with Aging Dogs
01:18:34

In this episode, I sit down with Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP, CCFT, CPBC) to discuss considerations for training older dogs.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/98

This podcast is supported by Zero to CD: https://hannahbranigan.dog/z2cd/

Sep 17, 2019
#97: Errorless Learning Primer
34:13

In this episode, we're discussing errorless learning — everything from the history behind it to how to apply it in real life.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/97

This podcast is supported by Zero to CD: https://hannahbranigan.dog/z2cd/

Aug 29, 2019
#96: Motivation and Mechanics
21:48

In this episode, I'm talking about the important connection between your dog's motivation in a training session and your own training mechanics.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/96

This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success. Learn more here: shop.clickertraining.com/products/awe…me-obedience

Aug 07, 2019
#95: Behavior Chains for Practical Purposes with Morten Egtvedt
01:45:18

In this episode, Norwegian dog trainer Morten Egtvedt joins me for an in-depth discussion on the practical and nerdy aspects of behavior chains in dog training.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/95

This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success. Learn more here: shop.clickertraining.com/products/awe…me-obedience

Aug 02, 2019
#94: Your Questions, My Answers
48:36

In this episode, we are doing a sort of grab bag Q&A. You asked the questions, and I did my best to answer them.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/94

This podcast is supported by Life Skills Self-Study Course
www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/index.php/…urses/4364

 
 

 

 
Jul 25, 2019
#93: Genetics and Behavior with Dr. Jessica Hekman
01:09:40

In this episode, we're diving into the connection between behavior and genetics in dogs. I'm joined by Dr. Jessica Hekman, who is a postdoctoral associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where she researches how genetics affect behavior in pet and working dogs.

Jul 17, 2019
#92: Foundations for Agility
01:01:17

This week we are returning to our series all about Foundations and talking about Foundations for Agility. Joining us are my friends and authors of the book Agility Right From the Start, Eva and Emelie from Carpe Momentum.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/92

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Jul 12, 2019
#91: Loose Leash Walking - Part 2
32:07

This week we continue our conversation about that mystical dog training unicorn: Loose Leash Walking.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/91

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Jul 03, 2019
#90: Loose Leash Walking - Part 1
30:01

Loose leash walking (aka: the holy grail of dog training) is hands down the most requested behavior of all time from pet clients. It's also a topic of much debate on dog training circles.

This episode is the first part in a series because there is just SO much I could say about loose leash walking. Believe it or not, I have opinions!

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/90
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Jun 26, 2019
#89: Are labels always bad? with Steve White
01:21:40

In this episode, Steve White and I discuss the pros and cons of using labels when communicating, how we might change our communication tactics depending on who we're talking to and what to keep in mind when having a conversation using labels.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/89
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Jun 19, 2019
#88: The ABCs of Zoomies
20:57

In this episode, some of my closest training friends and I discuss "zoomies", including what they are, whether or not they are good or bad, where we see them in training and what to do if they become a problem.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/88
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May 29, 2019
#87: Recall with Peter Amelia
01:19:33

In this episode, Peter Amelia and I get real nerdy about things like
building a bulletproof recall (especially with competing reinforcers), improving your training skills by working with multiple breeds/species
and how to keep the natural history of the animal in mind and use it to your advantage.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/articles/episode87/
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May 07, 2019
#86: Foundations of Fitness with Bobbie Lyons
01:29:41

In this episode, Bobbie Lyons and I discuss when to incorporate fitness training, the skills and behaviors we should prioritize with a puppy or young dog, exercises we should limit/avoid and equipment needed.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/86
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Apr 29, 2019
#85: Foundations of Reinforcement with Emelie Johnson Vegh
01:12:57

You may remember back to episode #76 where Emelie and I talked about how we had both gotten new puppies around the same time and how important it is to set ourselves and our puppies up for success. Well, now those puppies are teenagers, but we are still very much thinking about (and talking about in this episode) what we can do with our training to build the skills our puppies need to be successful in sports and in life.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/85
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Apr 17, 2019
#84: Gun Dog Foundation Skills
54:32

In this episode, we discuss the most important foundation skills for gun dogs, how these skills differ from other sports, and misconceptions about raising a puppy for hunting/retrieving.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/84
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Apr 08, 2019
#84: Gun Dog Foundation Skills

In this episode, we discuss the most important foundation skills for gun dogs, how these skills differ from other sports, and misconceptions about raising a puppy for hunting/retrieving.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/84
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Apr 08, 2019
#83: The Problem with Chaining Theory
52:08

This episode explores the problem with Chaining Theory with Dr. Alliston Reid.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/83
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Mar 22, 2019
#82: Training for Distance
33:01

In this episode, I go over some tips to apply to your training so that you can successfully build distance into your behaviors.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/82
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Mar 18, 2019
#81: Confidence and Conditioning with Lori Stevens
58:28

This episode explores confidence and conditioning with Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP, CCFT, CPBC).

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/81
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Mar 08, 2019
#80: I Wrote A Book
08:45

My book, Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success, was recently released and I'm excited to be talking about it with you on the podcast.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/80

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Feb 24, 2019
#79: Contrafreeloading with Chirag Patel
01:14:11

Giving animals choice in their training sounds like such a wonderful thing. But what exactly does that mean? And in real life, it doesn’t feel good when your dog makes a choice to opt out of a training session by ignoring you, sniffing the ground, leaving the ring, etc… That’s not very reinforcing.

In this episode, Chirag Patel and I discuss how we should we handle these behaviors while still maintaining our positive reinforcement framework.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/79
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Jan 13, 2019
#77: Your Questions, My Answers
38:45

I asked my Instagram followers to send me their dog training questions, and boy were there a LOT of them! On this episode, I'm doing my best to give you my answers and insight.

I wasn't able to cover all of the questions this time around, but don't worry - we'll do this again! Make sure you're following me on Insta (@hbranigan)so you don't miss out!

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/77
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Dec 14, 2018
#76: Setting Our Puppies (and ourselves) Up For Success with Emelie Johnson Vegh
01:03:48

This week I am hanging out with returning guest, Emelie Johnson Vegh- one half of Carpe Momentum. We're chatting about our puppies, how it's going and what we've learned from previous puppies that has shaped our current experience.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/76
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Dec 07, 2018
#75: Five Counterintuitive Training Hacks
32:47

This week I want to share a couple of counterintuitive solutions to training problems you may have encountered. We'll explore the meaning of the word counterintuitive, and how it relates to our training. And I'll share 5 training hacks with you.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/75
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Nov 27, 2018
#74: Dog Photography with Åsa Jakobsson
37:17

This week, we are talking to Aussa Jakobsson, who is a Swedish dog photographer, she has Kelpies… and she also trains. In our conversation, we talked about what makes a good photo and how to take a good photo using any kind of camera, but especially your phone… which is what I use almost exclusively. And she also talks about some of the behaviors that can be useful to teach your dog.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/74
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Nov 07, 2018
#73: Behavior Analytic Research with Jackie and Diana
34:00

As a dog trainer, I am working with changing behavior in the real world in dogs and humans. And also myself. Trying to understand and modify behavior as it's happening in the world... in animals and human learners. So much of animal training is based on anecdote and tradition, rather than on actual evidence and data.

In this episode, we talk behavior analytic research with Jackie and Diana from ABA Inside Track.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/73
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Nov 02, 2018
#72: Using Video to Make Faster Training Progress
25:35

If you are like me, you mostly train by yourself. And training by yourself definitely has some pros and cons.

If you're also an introvert like me, that alone time with your dogs is the best part of your day. But it means we have to work a little harder to get feedback that is required to continually improve our training skills. This is where video is a handy training tool and we're talking about it on this episode.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/72

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Oct 23, 2018
#71: Teaching a Foodie Dog to Tug
32:22

This week we talk about tugging and specifically what I did with my dog, Rugby, to build it.

My terrier, Rugby, came straight out of the package with good food drive already installed. All I had to do was harness it. But getting him started with toys was a much harder process. I pretty much had to build his toy play from scratch in order to have anything useful to work with.

It seems like a lot of trouble. Why even bother? Listen to this episode to find out.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/71

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Oct 19, 2018
#70: Fear Not! Marketing Is A Lot Like Dog Training
39:34

This particular episode is a little different topic, as it’s really aimed mostly at those of you who work as professional trainers, especially if you own your own business.

You see, Melissa’s specialty is… well, it’s marketing. I know, I know… as a dog trainer, I too am terrified of marketing.

That’s why I wanted to warn you, that this episode may feel a little intense, but Melissa has some interesting points.

For full show notes, visit: wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/70
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Oct 11, 2018
#69: Arousal (science, not sex)
41:27

For no particular reason, this week's topic is Arousal.

Now, get your mind out of the gutter. We’re not talking about sex here. We’re talking about behavior. But if you are a behavior nerd, the topic of arousal IS pretty sexy.

For full show notes, visit: wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/69/
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Oct 04, 2018
#68: My New Puppy is Awesome (But a lot of work, too)
30:59

In this podcast, we're talking about how how cute, brilliant and nice smelling my new puppy, Figment, is (seriously what's is with that new puppy smell??). But, we're also talking about how much extra work a puppy can bringing - to life and to your training schedule.

For full show notes, visit: wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/68/ 
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Oct 01, 2018
#67: Settle Down
24:15

Settling on a station, bed, or mat is one of the most important skills we can teach any dog.

Why is it so important? Settling is the perfect alternate behavior to replace almost any annoying behavior your dog has thought of.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/67

Aug 29, 2018
#66: Wait For It
21:42

Does shaping have anything to do with waiting? No. Actually - shaping has nothing to do with “waiting”, and, if you find yourself waiting more than a few seconds for the dog to make a move in the right direction, you're probably doing something wrong.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/66

Aug 17, 2018
#65: It's All Behavior
23:47

"All behavior is modifiable." - Karen Pryor

On this episode, we discuss labels and how to avoid subscribing to them. Sure, you may be missing a few skills to complete your set, but skills can be learned. All behavior is modifiable. Even our own!

For full show notes, visit: wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/65/

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Aug 07, 2018
#64: Concept Training with Ken Ramirez
48:56

This week we are exploring a major rabbit hole with special guest, Ken Ramirez (Executive Vice President and Chief Training Officer at Karen Pryor Clicker Training), and talking about concept training and teaching modifier cues. Very nerdy subjects indeed!

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/64
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Jul 18, 2018
#63: Training for Duration
27:46

Is training to increase duration of a behavior as simple as just waiting to reinforce longer responses? Maybe it's not so simple! In this episode, we discuss what we need to keep in mind when training for duration, and where to look if the training isn't going as planned.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/63
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Jul 11, 2018
#62: Human Behavior Change With RYANO
01:04:55

This week, behavior nerd worlds collide as I chat with Ryan O’Donnell (AKA “RYANO”) about changing human behavior as it relates to training. Basically, why and how we need to train humans to train dogs. It’s sort of like training inception.

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For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/62

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Jul 03, 2018
#61: Tips For Dogs That Are Worried Around People
32:44

Life is easier when your dog is confident (or at least comfortable) around other people. But what if your dog isn't? Good news! There is a lot we can do in training to help build his confidence.

In this episode, we cover my top 3 tips to keep in mind when working with dogs that act worried or lack confidence around people.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/61
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Jun 26, 2018
#60: Resilience in Dogs with Patricia McConnell
58:00
Dr. McConnell is an internationally known zoologist and a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. In her career, she has worked with dogs with all kinds of serious behavior problems. She was also the host of the nationally syndicated Radio show "Calling All Pets", and she is a retired assistant professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an amazing speaker… in fact, she was one of the first real dog seminars that I ever went to…possibly THE first if my memory is correct. So she is partly responsible for getting me hooked on dog training in the first place. She is the author of many beautifully written and well-researched books, most of which I have in my house, and are among some of my favorite books that I read over and over…particularly "The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs", which again was sort of a gateway dog book for me. And her book "For the Love of a Dog: Understand Emotion in You and Your Best Friend", I have in both hardcover and audiobook format. Her new book, "The Education of Will", which I have read and will read again, is also beautifully written and insightful. It’s a little different in that it’s written as a memoir. She shares stories from her own life and her experience with trauma, fear, and anxiety…something I know a lot of us can relate to. But they are interwoven with stories about the dogs she’s worked with, particularly her own dog, Will, and their journeys with trauma and anxiety. And among those of course, she includes glimpses into what we know about the science of fear and what we can do about it. Fair warning, I did cry a little. So just a heads up. In the book, the theme of resilience comes up. And it’s a topic that really fascinates me. Why do some individuals bounce back after a bad experience and others don’t? What can we do to help our dogs recover quickly after something stressful happens? How can we set ourselves and our dogs up for success? And that is exactly what we talked about during our conversation. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/60
Jun 19, 2018
#59: Balance with Alex Kurland
59:06
This week we talk to Alexandra Kurland about the topic of Balance in training. I asked Alex to talk about this, because the word Balance tend to have a particular usage in dog training circles, and that's not at all what Alex means when she says the word balance. Of course, Alex isn't a dog trainer. She's a phenomenally skilled horse trainer, who is responsible for introducing clicker training concepts to the horse world back in the 1990s with her first book Clicker Training for Your Horse. Even though she works primarily with horses (and sometimes goats) there is a LOT we can learn from her approach to training that is completely applicable to our training with dogs... and of course people, too! For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/59
Jun 12, 2018
#58: Maximizing Food Drive
39:13
What exactly is "food drive"? It's a fuzzy term for sure, but what do we mean when we talk about a dog's food drive? Is it a fixed characteristic, or is there something we can do to influence it? (IMHO, there is a lot we can do!) Why do we care so much about food in dog training? Well, mostly because it's convenient! It's easy to dispense. We can carry it around in our collective pockets. And all healthy dogs eat food! (Because living animals eat food or they don't stay living for very long.) But we also know that some dogs eat more food than others, and there are certain circumstances under which the same dog may eat more or less food. For training purposes, we can arrange those circumstances in our favor... get more bang for our buck/hot dog. But there are also ethical concerns. What are some things we should keep in mind when it comes to optimizing our dogs' interest in food without crossing a line into deprivation? There is a lot we can do to make food more valuable as training resource without restricting the dog's caloric intake to the point of starvation. Here are some of the food/treats I use most frequently in training: Fresh pet Happy Howie's rolled food Ziwi Peak For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/58
Jun 06, 2018
#57: Specific Reinforcement Cues
36:54
This week we are going to tackle the topic of multiple event markers or specific reinforcement cues (both names for the same thing). This is a really hot topic on the internet right now, and lots of different trainers have their own recipes and systems. As usual, I want to go deeper than the recipes and look at what is actually happening with the behavior. Because when you understand how a particular system of cues (and they are all cues!) is applying the principles of behavior, then you can decide for yourself which bits you want to use in your own training, and eventually build your own system that meets your unique needs. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/57
May 17, 2018
#56: The Value of Reinforcement Procedures with Emelie and Eva
54:57
This week we are hanging out again with our Swedish dog training buddies, Emelie and Eva, of Carpe Momentum. And we are talking about the importance of defining, building, and maintaining our reinforcement procedures. During our conversation, Eva shares something that gets her a little worked up when she’s talking about training. Of course, since these guys are the authors of the book Agility Right From the Start, the initial examples that we discuss are agility-focused but don’t worry because the principles are totally applicable to good training in general. And we do get into other examples of these concepts as we dig in. We also talk about: • What we mean by reinforcement procedures, as well as why they are important. • Why it might be a problem if your dog develops a habit of LEAVING your reinforcement procedure (which you might call it a game), but leaving it before you are ready to begin the next rep. • What happens when you interrupt a trained sequence of behaviors, and why that can’t be your primary training strategy. Spoiler alert: It all keeps circling back to how important those clean training loops are too efficient and effective learning. But I won’t give you any more spoilers, you’ll just have to listen for yourself. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/56
May 02, 2018
#55: Generalization In Dog Training
25:54
This week’s topic is generalization. Before we jump into that, I want to give you a heads up that I am about to open up some spots in my Online Mentorship program: Zero to CD. For the full show notes or more info on Zero to CD, visit: https://wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/55/
Apr 23, 2018
#54: Behavioral Momentum
22:50
Behavioral momentum applies the idea of momentum (from physics) to the realm of behavior. Same idea here - once you get something started, it's easier to keep it started. It works for trains, and it works for trainING, too! For full show notes, visit: https://wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/54/
Apr 17, 2018
#53: Puppy Thoughts
41:59
Getting a puppy can be a bit of a crapshoot. What can we do to select the best puppy for our lifestyle and goals, and what can we do to optimize our training to help that puppy reach his potential? For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/53
Apr 09, 2018
#52: Operationalize This
19:25
The process of operationalization takes a fuzzy concept or construct, and makes it clear… so that we can talk about it, we can measure it, and we can have internet arguments and know that we are talking about the same thing. This is critical to dog training and animal behavior discussions where we are often using subjective terms to describe concepts like "enthusiasm" or "aggression". These concepts can have different meanings to different people, based on their culture, life experience and learning history. And that's ok! The important thing is to be able to define it: "When I say 'ball feelings,' I mean..." And then we are all on the same page. ps - Check out my upcoming virtual workshop, Set It and Forget It. www.wonderpupstraining.com/workshops For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/52
Apr 02, 2018
#51: Husbandry with Laura Monaco Torelli
01:16:37
This week Laura Monaco Torelli and I talk about husbandry in the dog training world, and it turns out it's not ENTIRELY about teaching dogs to trim their own nails (though that could be part of it). During our conversation, we talked about exactly what “husbandry” means, and how we can work it into our training routines without a whole lot of effort and time commitment, we also talked about how she gets her pet clients to buy in and participate in husbandry training solutions, and a few other little tips and tricks, like using behavioral momentum to make hard stuff easier and the training sessions more fun. Laura Monaco Torelli is the founder of Animal Behavior Training Concepts in Chicago, Illinois. She began her career in 1991 at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, where she trained beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, seals, river otters, and penguins. After nearly a decade at the Shedd, she moved on to the San Diego Zoo and then Brookfield Zoo as a lead supervisory trainer. During her time in the zoo community, Laura worked with a wide variety of terrestrial animals, including primates, large cats, birds of prey, horses, parrots, tree kangaroos, giraffes, red pandas, and dogs. Laura serves as a faculty member of Karen Pryor Academy (KPA), and as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Susan Friedman’s Living & Learning with Animals online course. She and her team at Animal Behavior Training Concepts offer private in-home training as well as group classes at Medical District Veterinary Clinic, an extension of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Laura has presented at many professional conferences, including those held by the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association, the Animal Behavior Management Alliance, the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association, ClickerExpo, the Society for Veterinary Behavior Technicians, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Midwest Veterinary Conference, TAGteach International, and the Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied Animal Behavior. She has appeared on various print and broadcast media, including Clean Run magazine, Chronicle of the Dog, Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN and NBC 5 news and WCIU’s You & Me This Morning. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/51
Mar 12, 2018
#50: Frustration Tolerance
17:41
Can we even operationalize “frustration” in order to define “frustration tolerance”? What does that look like? How do we measure it? Can we, should we, expose a dog to frustration in training to teach them to tolerate frustration? For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/50
Mar 07, 2018
#49: The Value of Offered Behavior with Emelie Johnson Vegh & Eva Bertilsson
01:16:50
In this episode, we discuss what we mean by "offered" behavior, why it's useful to structure our training around having the dog volunteer behaviors off cue, and some practical tips and tricks to apply to our training sessions. As Emelie and Eva say, the more things we add into our training session, the more things there are to pay attention to. From where I'm sitting, that means the more things there are for me to screw up! For full show notes, please visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/49
Feb 26, 2018
#48: Setting Priorities
41:51
What are your training priorities? Join me as I discuss mine and why they're at the top of my list. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/48
Feb 19, 2018
#47: Task Analysis with Dr. Mallory Quinn and Theresa McKeon
01:00:19
How many different components go into accomplishing the smallest of tasks? In episode 47, we breakdown task analysis with Dr. Mallory Quinn, owner and founder of Applied Behavior Analysis Sports Innovations, and Theresa McKeon from TAGteach International. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/47
Feb 13, 2018
#46: Using Feedback with Andrea Harrison
52:52
In episode 46, we sit down with Andrea Harrison again to discuss the importance of using feedback. Andrea teaches online classes through the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, that help trainers get their head in the game with good planning, coping strategies, and generally making the most of what you have. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/46
Feb 05, 2018
#45: Training a Deaf Dog with Terrie Hayward
38:38
In episode 45, Terrie Hayward joins me for a discussion about the obstacles and special skill-building needs that come with training a deaf dog. Terrie, M.Ed., CSAT, CPDT-KA, ACDBC, KPA-CTP is a Karen Pryor Academy Faculty Member. She has written several behavior and training articles for Bark's Magazine, Grooming Business, Deaf Dogs Rock, and KPA. Terrie owns PAW, LLC and regularly travels the globe to hone her training skills with a diverse group of animals. For full show notes, visit: https://wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/45/
Jan 29, 2018
#44: The Fine Line Between Prompt and Cue
30:47
In this episode, we break down prompts and cues. How are they different? Where do you draw the line? Are some "good" and some "bad"? The words are used interchangeably in our everyday language, but let’s see if we can unpack them a bit. For full show notes, visit: https://wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/44/
Jan 15, 2018
#43: One New Habit for the New Year
25:14
In episode 43, we go over some very important advice to take with you into the new year: don't try to do it all at once. Start small… as always, we are shaping behavior after behavior. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/43
Jan 09, 2018
#42: Five Key Concepts for 2018
43:14
We're rounding out 2017 by forecasting 2018. On this episode, I explore 5 key concepts for 2018 with Ryan Cartlidge, the founder of Animal Training Academy. For the full show notes, visit www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/42/
Dec 31, 2017
#41: Motivate Your Training Sessions
37:11
In episode 40, we discussed Motivating Operations. This week we are going to zoom in on a particular type of Conditioned Motivating Operations - the reflexive version, or CMO-R. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/41
Dec 18, 2017
#40: Motivating Operations
41:18
This week…..well, I hope you’ll bear with me. If you thought previous episodes were extraordinarily geeky, this one may set a new standard. For full show notes, visit: https://wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/40/
Dec 12, 2017
#39: Motivation with Dr. Susan Friedman
01:08:13
In dog training circles, motivation is - well - kind of a hot topic. It's a big concept and we care a lot about it because, of course, reinforcement drives behavior. So, it's worth spending some time unpacking, and this week I had the ridiculous good luck of unpacking it with Dr. Susan Friedman! For the full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/39
Nov 22, 2017
#38: Lego Blocks Not Cinder Blocks
20:16
To be most effective in our shaping, we want to strive for continuous incremental progress. When we are doing it at our very best, we increment every rep, but in such small increments that the dog is always winning. Easier said than done! For the full show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/38
Nov 14, 2017
#37: What makes a good reinforcer?
31:44
Traditionally, we say that a reinforcer is something the learner wants. But it's not that simple. It's never simple is it? It's important to remember that reinforcement is a process defined by the results. For the full show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/37
Oct 31, 2017
#36: The CER with Lindsay Wood Brown
25:36
In this conversation, Lindsay Wood Brown and I attempt to unpack the concept of the Conditioned Emotional Response (CER) as applies to dog training. In addition to running through (and utterly confusing ourselves with) the terminology of the conditioned stimulus and unconditioned stimulus, etc, we also talk about practical application. For the full show notes, visit: https://wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/36/
Oct 24, 2017
#35: Retrieving for All Occasions with Elsa Blomster and Lena Gunnarson
01:18:28
Today's podcast guests, Elsa Blomster and Lena Gunnarson, are the authors of Retrieving for All Occasions, which is, in their own words, the kind of book they would have liked to read when their first dogs were puppies. This book dives into basic training for retrieving and flushing dogs and offers concrete advice for helping readers understand where the exercises lead. For full show notes, visit: https://wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/35/
Oct 17, 2017
#34: Structure and Choice with Leslie McDevitt
01:01:13
In this episode, we talk about finding a balance between providing structure for our dogs and also letting them make choices. As usual with, this was a very REAL conversation. Unfiltered. Unedited. Sorry/not sorry. For full show notes, visit: https://wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/34/
Oct 10, 2017
#33: Better, Faster, Stronger... Fluency!
38:42
Fluency is, in many ways, another word for mastery of a skill or behavior. Which is, of course, what we want for our learners. But there are a LOT of factors and moving parts that all have to work together to build that fluent behavior and that can be a lot to keep track of as a trainer. For complete show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-33-better-faster-stronger-fluency
Oct 03, 2017
#32: Training Word of the Day: Latency
32:12
In this episode, we also talk about the factors that can affect latency, and somethings to think about in your training if you want to improve the latency of your behaviors. For full show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-32-training-word-day-latency
Sep 19, 2017
#31: Start Button Behaviors with Emelie Johnson Vegh and Eva Bertilsson
01:10:34
This week we are sitting down with Emelie and Eva of Carpe Momentum (remember these guys from episode #23?) and talking about the idea of choice in our training session, and working with “Start Button” behaviors. For the full show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-31-start-button-behaviors-emelie-johnson-vegh-and-eva-bertilsson
Sep 11, 2017
#30: Stimulus Control Freak
42:59
How much information does the stimulus, or combination of stimuli, convey? The better the information, the more likely the brain is to attach it to an action. We pay attention to reliable information. Both dogs and humans! For the full show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-30-stimulus-control-freak
Sep 07, 2017
#29: Whiteboard Love
23:13
Am I the only one who has a deep love affair going on with whiteboards? If you can't relate to this obsession of mine- you might want to tune out. If whiteboards get you going, too, then by all means - tune in! For complete show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-29-whiteboard-love
Aug 29, 2017
#27: No Reward Markers with Fanny Gott
01:34:37
This week through the magic of the internet, I got to talk with Swedish dog trainer, Fanny Gott and we discussed a rather hot topic in dog training circles - No Reward Marker. For the full show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-27-no-reward-markers-fanny-gott
Aug 08, 2017
#26: The movement cycle and loopy training
28:56
This week I want to pick up where we left off last week talking about splitting, because one one of the things that helps me a lot when I think about how to split behavior and develop my training plan, is to consider the behavior in terms of a movement cycle. But in order for that to be helpful for you, you have to understand what a movement cycle is. For complete show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-26-movement-cycle-and-loopy-training
Aug 02, 2017
#25: Breaking up is hard to do (splitting for committed Lumpers)
21:33
In this episode, we talk about where to look for “splits” when training a behavior. For the full show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-25-breaking-hard-do-splitting-committed-lumpers
Jul 31, 2017
#24: Raising Fearless Puppies with Laura VanArendonk Baugh
58:11
Have you ever felt the pressure of getting a new puppy and felt totally frozen, not wanting to screw that puppy up? Me too. On this episode, we are diving into all the feelings of that pressure with Laura VanArendonk Baugh. In the end, you’ll have real-life tips you can use to raise a fearless puppy! For the complete show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-24-raising-fearless-puppies-laura-vanarendonk-baugh
Jul 18, 2017
#23: Dealing with Errors with Emelie Johnson Vegh and Eva Bertilsson
01:13:22
I hope you appreciate the several, unintended, Dr Who references in this episode. If that’s not enough to keep your interest, you might want to unsubscribe (just kidding!). Listen on for more from Emelie and Eva (and me) on creating structure and flow in your training sessions and dealing with errors when they come up. For full show notes, visit :http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-23-dealing-errors-emelie-johnson-vegh-and-eva-bertilsson
Jul 12, 2017
#22: Pondering on Stimulus Control with Kathy Sdao
44:16
So what exactly *is* stimulus control? We're pondering (and attempting to answer that) on this episode featuring Kathy Sdao. For show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-22-pondering-stimulus-control-kathy-sdao
Jul 03, 2017
#21: Why Bother With Training Plans
23:35
Why plan at all when it could all change? Planning does the thinking and deciding in advance. It simplifies information, by acting as a filter… for you and for your clients. This episode goes in depth on why you should bother with training plans.
Jun 27, 2017
#20: Teaching People to Teach Dogs - Myths and Mistakes
50:19
Founder of Smart Dog University and Faculty member at Karen Pryor Academy, Laurie chats with me about mistakes we made when first learning to teach people how to train their own dogs, why we really CAN teach pet owners to use a clicker successfully and how we break down the necessary skills to make good training accessible. Also- do scientific theories really matter? Tune in to find out!
Jun 19, 2017
#19: Making Time to Train Your Own Dogs
18:08
Ever feel like life gets away from you and you just don't have time to train? Me too. All. The. Time. It's a super common problem we all face. Professional trainer or avid amateur, we all have constant demands on our time and attention that make it hard to make training a priority. In this episode, we’ll talk about strategies to help us MAKE time to train, even when time is tight.
Jun 13, 2017
#18: Conversation with Ken Ramirez
33:51
This week we got to hang out with The Ken Ramirez! (I know! Squeeeeee!) Ken is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Training Officer of Karen Pryor Clicker Training where he helps oversee the vision, development, and implementation of training education programs for the organization. With over 40+ years of experience in animal care and training, Ken is an accomplished author, biologist and animal behaviorist who has an impressive resume working and consulting with training centers, aquariums, and zoos across the country. Since 2005, Ken has brought his experience as a trainer of many cognitive projects with marine mammals and primates to the dog arena. Most notable has been his work with modifier cues, adduction, matching to sample, mimicry, and counting. The latter two projects: teaching dogs to mimic or imitate other dogs, and to learn the concept of counting are in the process of being prepared for scientific publication. During our conversation, we discussed: :: How Ken got started in animal training "way back when" :: Tips on what we can do if we want to be just like him when we grow up :: Update on his new hands-on training center… The Ranch! For complete show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast
Jun 06, 2017
#17 - Debugging your counter conditioning
31:14
We talk about classical conditioning in dog training circles a lot, and I’ve been hearing the term CER more and more frequently in larger conversations, which is AWESOME. Most people know that classical conditioning is one form of associative learning that makes up part of what we call learning theory. And most recognize the name Pavlov, and know that he did some experiments a long time ago that involved some bells and some food and some drooling dogs. But I think we can do a little bit better, because I am a big believer that the more we understand about a process, the better equipped we are to use that process to our advantage (lest it be used against us). We can build a Conditioned Emotional Response to some, initially meaningless, stimulus or event, by pairing it with something that the dog already has a response to. And that is how the clicker or other event marker is conditioned. The click starts out as just some meaningless noise. Then by pairing it with food. The click starts to initiate food-like responses. And the more this happens, the stronger the response. But what if the event or stimulus is not actually neutral... what if the dog already has some experience or association with that thing, and so it already has meaning (and what if it's a bad meaning). That’s where counter conditioning comes in.
May 31, 2017
#16 - Can't decide? Displace!
28:58
We've all seen and experienced displacement behavior... but what does that mean? Displacement behavior is most likely to be exhibited when you (or your dog) are faced with tough choices... conflicting sources of motivation. Should I stay or should I go? If it's an easy decision... maybe staying is super amazing and going is very sad, no problem! But if both decisions are fairly equivalent (on either a good or bad scale), then we feel tension. Displacement behaviors show up right in that spot. Scratching your head, chewing your nails... or scratching, sniffing, or personal grooming if you are a dog. These are all behaviors that serve a normal function in one context, but make no sense at all in others. When we see a normal behavior like that out of context, we are often looking at a displacement behavior. Noticing displacement behavior in your training sessions? Then we should look for sources of conflicting motivation and/or social tension. Addressing the source will go a LOT farther than addressing the displacement behavior directly.
May 23, 2017
#15 - "Force Lite" with Shade Whitesel
37:54
#15 - "Force Lite" with Shade Whitesel by Hannah Branigan
May 16, 2017
#14 - Conversation with Andrea Harrison
51:23
If you’ve ever been guilty of overthinking your training, struggling with ring nerves, or generally freaking out about dog stuff… you’ll definitely be interested in our guest this week - Andrea Harrison! Andrea describes herself as an educator who is passionate about all species, including both dogs AND humans! Having lived with dogs her whole life, Andrea was an early convert to positive training for people and dogs. She has years of experience working with all different kinds of people, and now specializes in helping dog trainers and sports competitors sharpen their mental game and reduce their own stress and anxiety so they can be the best teammate for their canine partners. Andrea teaches online classes through the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, that help trainers get their head in the game with good planning, coping strategies, and generally making the most of what you have. She also has a new ebook available called “Love the one you are (with)”. We talk more about exactly what’s in the book and why it matters in our conversation. For show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-14-conversation-andrea-harrison
May 10, 2017
#13 - The Nature of Reinforcement
18:38
Have you heard that positive reinforcement doesn't work? WAIT what? Of course, positive reinforcement works. It’s pretty damn effective and we have decades of scientific evidence behind the concept. Positive Reinforcement isn’t even a technique, it's a naturally occurring process. It’s a naturally occurring process, like gravity. Operant conditioning is just a way of describing what is naturally occurring in the world. The concept of operant conditioning is that behavior is a function of consequences. Meaning, the strength of a behavior is dependent on the consequences that followed that behavior in the past. For show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast
May 04, 2017
#12 - Conversation with Theresa McKeon
57:55
This week we are talking with Theresa Mckeon from TAGteach International. If you are in the dog training world, either professionally or as a hobby, and aren’t familiar with TagTeach, you should definitely check it out. TagTeach is a really cool way of looking at teaching and learning. It’s an approach that applies clicker training philosophy to teaching human learners. Like clicker training with animals, TagTeach facilitates learning by breaking skills down into pieces and giving instant and meaningful feedback, focusing on building behavior and reinforcement, rather than hassling about what not to do. Unlike clicker training with animals, TagTeach also encompasses using positive, and precise language to give clear instructions… but of course, we already know you don’t have to speak the same language as your learner to teach them. And that’s one of the things that I think is so cool… TagTeach techniques work beautifully even when the teacher and student can’t speak the same language at all… I mean literally… like if one is from Finland and the other is Turkish. Or other countries… either way. When the behavior that is being taught is broken down into such small pieces that the goal is completely black and white… either it was accomplished or not… then words don’t matter as much, because both teacher and learner can tell if that goal has been accomplished. But of course, it’s nice to have clear language to give instructions when you can. And when you do use words, it’s super important to be clear and precise. That’s one of the topics we discussed… which is particularly relevant for us, I think… because those of us who get very excited about our topics often have a habit of flooding the listener with words. Theresa calls it “passion talking”, and I’m certainly guilty of that on a regular basis. We also talk a lot about the parallels between teaching animals and humans. And we discuss our opinions on the worst part about being a grown up. But first, I want to let you know that my new online mentorship program, Zero to CD is officially open for enrollment. Zero to CD is a comprehensive mentorship program designed to help positive trainers just like you earn their first competitive obedience title… even if they don’t know the first thing about obedience. The program covers everything you need to know compete successfully in Novice-level obedience. Providing training, support, and accountability to keep you focused and on track. Humans need structure and reinforcement too! And this program aims to provide exactly that. Enrollment is limited, and the next round begins May 1. So if you’d like to find out more, visit: www.zerotocd.com For show notes for this episode, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast
Apr 24, 2017
#11 - What to do when you get stuck
28:47
Have you ever been trying to train a behavior, or maybe UNtrain a problem behavior, and after making a certain amount of progress... get totally stuck where you can't seem to move forward to the next step? Happens to me all the time. Well, hopefully not as often as it used to. But it definitely comes up. In this podcast, we talk about a strategy to apply when you find yourself stuck while training. Anytime we are trying to shape a behavior, and get trapped on a plateau of some intermediate step... and can't quite push past it to make progress again. http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-11-what-do-when-you-get-stuck#.WOu2XxIrJsM
Apr 10, 2017
#10 - Ignore this (just kidding!)
12:55
I’ve been spending some time lately pondering on how my use of language has changed… or even evolved somewhat in the area of dog training. It sounds like splitting hairs, but I do think the specific words that I use to talk about my training or to my students about their training… makes a difference. One of the words I've spent some time thinking about is "ignore" and how my use of the word has changed. By ignore, I mean when we deliberately, intentionally disregard a behavior. Ignoring is HARD for most trainers to swallow, and even harder to actually follow through on... and it can sometimes be an appropriate behavior management strategy, and sometimes it's not helpful at all! When shaping we are taught (correctly) to focus on one criteria at a time, and temporarily relax other criteria. For example, while focusing on speed, we may ignore errors of precision… *temporarily*, and that’s key. Ignoring errors of precision can be quite painful for the type A, obsessive dog trainer, but gets easier with experience. And also it gets easier to tell when it's appropriate to ignore minor errors and trust that they'll come out in the wash.
Apr 05, 2017
#09 - Conversation with Amy Cook
29:29
This week we spend some time hanging out with Amy Cook, PhD. Amy is a fast-talking, tap-dancing, ultra-cool dog geek who teaches with me at the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. Amy has been training dogs for over 20 years. She earned a PhD in Psychology from UC Berkeley. Her research focused on the dog-human relationship and its effect on the problem-solving strategies dogs employ. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the IAABC, and specializes in working with shy and fearful dogs. In this conversation we talked about: The importance of having empathy with your learner Considerations when working with humans as learners The importance of putting emotional state first, whether working with people or dogs (or both!) A number of other stream-of-consciousness dog training topics (as you do...) Get the show notes at: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-09-conversation-amy-cook#.WNo3ohIrL-Y
Mar 28, 2017
#08 - Using a distraction as a cue
26:20
In this episode, I consider the term "distraction proofing", what it means, how I feel about it, and some considerations we should have when training with or for distractions. Before I started this episode, I didn't like the term "proofing", mostly because it's something I associate with errors and punishment. Ick. Not my thing. I prefer to focus on *building* behavior and keeping the success rate as high as possible and training as error-free as possible. So typical distraction proofing isn't usually part of that. But after some uncomfortable introspection, I admit I may have some room to keep the baby and only throw out the bathwater. I talk about where we should focus our energy, and how to approach distractions from a clicker training perspective, particularly the idea of using the distraction AS a cue itself. For more info, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-08-using-distraction-cue#.WNBxBhIrLUY
Mar 21, 2017
#07 - Conversation with Shade Whitesel
36:49
Shade has the exceptional qualification of being one of the only trainers out there training and competing successfully in the sport at high levels and with excellent scores, all without using physical corrections! She has a creative, yet practical, approach to training, always keeping in mind what’s best for the dog and for the relationship. We talked about: :: The challenges of training a traditional sport like Schutzhund/IPO :: How our mindsets have shifted into being more comfortable with mistakes (in dog training). :: The difference between a dog who’s frozen in confusion and one who is simply responding to a different cue than the one you thought you had trained. :: What exactly Shade means when she talks about “toy play”. For more visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-07-conversation-shade-whitesel#.WMc1MhIrKt8
Mar 14, 2017
#06 - Conversation with Laurie Luck
34:35
Did you know Laurie Luck was my instructor when I went through the Karen Pryor Academy as a student? She was! In fact, she is largely to blame for my current situation, particularly my existence on social media and even this blog! Even after graduation, she just couldn't shake me. And here we are several years later, sharing a drink and talking about dogs. An entrepreneur and social media enthusiast, Laurie delights in sharing her knowledge and experience with dog owners across the country. She is committed to helping improve the lives of dogs through education of the humans at the end of the leash. Laurie's YouTube channel offers free dog training videos, and her blog details training experiences and ideas that every dog owner will find helpful. During this conversation we discuss: What's so hard about living a positive reinforcement lifestyle How being prepared for what might happen is usually the hardest part of that How societal pressure can interfere with even the best-laid training plans What training skills are necessary to jog safely with an on-leash Great Dane
Mar 06, 2017
#05 - It's more than a click (or clicker)
16:45
This week we talk about why I consider myself a clicker trainer, what that even means, and what I do when I'm not actually clicking. http://www.wonderpupstraining.com
Feb 27, 2017
#04 - The Relationship Between Frustration and Extinction
23:56
Today's topic is frustration. The inspiration for today's topic is brought to you by a combination of my personal life experience and a Dr. Susan Friedman of BehaviorWorks. In one of her excellent presentations at Clicker Expo, she mentioned: Happiness is a function of positive reinforcement Depression is a function of punishment and FRUSTRATION is a function of extinction. The first two are interesting, but the third really struck me. And so that is what this episode is about. Especially since I spend a lot of time thinking about frustration. And dealing with frustrated dogs and their frustrated handlers. And dealing with a frustrated child. And being frustrated myself. At this point, I should basically be an expert. http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-04-relationship-between-frustration-and-extinction#.WKuolxIrKt8
Feb 21, 2017
#03 - ...Guest starring Leslie McDevitt
33:36
Leslie McDevitt is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) famous for her popular and powerful program Control Unleashed (often abbreviated as "CU"). Through her classes, seminars, books, and DVDs, Leslie helps dog owners and training instructors turn stress into confidence, and distraction into focus, using methods that are entirely based on positive reinforcement. Her Control Unleashed program is designed specifically to help dogs with "issues" learn how to relax focus and work off-leash reliably either stressful or stimulating situations. During this conversation we discuss: :: How Leslie got started in dogs and what led her to develop the Control Unleashed program. :: What really bugs her in the dog training world these days :: The importance of splitting behavior for both canine and human learners
Feb 11, 2017
#02 - Shaping vs Luring... mortal enemies?
17:02
So I got sucked in by some people who were Wrong on the Internet. Shaping is a training subject near and dear to my heart, so I can get a little worked up when falsehoods or misrepresentations get slung around. This episode is a bit of a soapbox yes, but also contains (I think) a few helpful tips. If you've struggled with shaping, maybe this will help. http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast
Feb 11, 2017
#01 - Who am I? What am I doing? Why am I in this handbasket?
04:51
In our pilot episode of Drinking From the Toilet, I introduce myself and explain the goals for this podcast. It's short and sweet. Want to reinforce me for effort? (please?) Head over to iTunes and leave a review... preferably 5 stars. Thank you! Drinking From the Toilet A podcast by Hannah Branigan Episode 01 - Who am I? What am I doing? Why am I in this handbasket? In our pilot episode of Drinking From the Toilet, I introduce myself and explain the goals for this podcast. It's short and sweet. Want to reinforce me for effort? (please?) Head over to iTunes and leave a review... preferably 5 stars. Thank you! Mentioned in this episode: Wonderpups LLC (Hannah's company) Clicker Expo Karen Pryor Academy Fenzi Dog Sports Academy DVDs available through Tawzer: Obedience FUNdamentals FUNdamentals and Beyond http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast
Feb 06, 2017