Sexier Than A Squirrel: Dog Training That Gets Real Life Results

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Maria
 Mar 11, 2020
Great informative podcast with Tom and Lauren, i love how the conversation between them is as fun as the game-changer games themselves. I cant wait for the next one :D Congratulations on the Crufts win, Lauren!!!

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In Sexier Than a Squirrel, the Official AbsoluteDogs Podcast, veterinary behaviourist Tom Mitchell and international agility competitor and professional dog trainer Lauren Langman talk training your dog, transforming your dog training struggles and getting real-life results through GAMES!

Episode Date
Barking, lunging and distracted dogs.
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This week we discuss: Barking, Lunging, and Distracted Dogs and the path to transformation that you have within your reach, right now.  

We want everyone to know that struggles with a dog with reactivity or frustrating (sometimes even embarrassing) behaviour that they are not alone. There is hope. 

You may have gone to other trainers that have said there is nothing they can do.

You know that your dog has great potential. Perhaps friends and family, loved ones, even strangers, have disempowered you and created this picture that your dog will never overcome their struggles. 

We know because of our experiences with our own dogs, as well as the thousands of dogs we’ve worked with, that transformation is achievable. 

We can empower you and your Naughty but Nice dog today. 

Let go of your uncertainty, of the fear that your dog may never change, that the situation is a dark and helpless place. You can overcome your dog training struggles and we are here to help you ever step of the way. 

Check out our new book Real Life Results Dog Training Transformation

Commit to taking daily action and transforming your reactive dog today!

Jump in! Share! Tell other people. Everybody needs to know that there is hope and that they can overcome their dog training struggles and get started for £7/$10.

http://www.absolutedogs.me/NBNchallenge

Empower yourself, empower your dog, and take advantage of learning that is tried and true and has helped thousands of dogs around the world, dogs just like yours. 

We’re here to help, 

Tom & Lauren

Jan 17, 2021
Being a leader of your dog
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This week we discuss:  Being a leader of your dog

To really unlock real-life transformations, to unlock next-level relationship, look after both ends of this lead! This means YOU, just as much as you look after your dog. This will allow you to get the momentum that you need to really transform their behaviour for the better. 

Your optimism, as your dog’s owner, is so, so key! Just as powerful as it can be to grow concepts in our dog’s world, it’s so important to grow concepts in our own lives. 

In this episode, we are playing some super tips tennis on just how we can be the best leader for our dog through growing our own optimism and making sure that we are taking care of ourselves and our own mindset. 

What are your strengths? If you want something build it, grow it! 

Check out our new book Real Life Results Dog Training Transformation 

Are you asking yourself the right questions? Find out what they are in this episode!

Guard your optimism AND be an amazing leader for your dog,

Tom & Lauren

Jan 12, 2021
It’s 2021! A Year for Real-Life Results!
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This week we discuss: Focusing on Moving into 2021 with Momentum and the Drive toward your Dreams! 2021 is a year of real-life results! 

Can you believe that 2021 is here?! We can’t and yet here we are, ready to get started, ready to have targets, intentions, goals, or vision, whatever it is that helps us be in the present moment so that we are aware of the steps that will allow us to thrive in 2021!

We cover top tips for 2021 in this episode that will give you a super top up!

  • You get a fun task to do that will energise you! 
  • How will you feel?! What excites you? Create vibrant goals that feel you with passion! 
  • Making a training plan and how that ties into your task!
  • What can you do every day that is achievable and will grow progress?
  • Obstacles that prevent progress… how can you overcome action inertia?

2021 can be your year! It isn’t the big, grand gestures that create the real-life results, it’s the day by day, the small adjustments and changes that move you toward making that dog owning dream a reality! 

Will 2021 be a year of problems or a year of solutions? This is something you are in control of and we can’t wait to celebrate your successes in your journey! 

Happy, happy 2021!

Jan 04, 2021
Police Dog Insights
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This week we discuss: Police Dog Insights and a Dive into What We Can Learn from Everything They Do!

The West Midlands Dog Unit joins us today in an EPIC episode! You are going to LOVE listening is as this episode is jampacked with super insights into the police dog programme process, the passion and intensity that is day to day for these incredible human beings and their canine partners, AND we talk about the parallels of police dog training and pet dog training! 

This is our third episode with the police, and we are beyond excited to have them join us again offering a different perspective, as well as providing us with just how the process works for police dogs. 

Do you go into your dog training with intention?

Learn how bringing up a pet dog and bringing up a police dog have similarities and how you can apply that knowledge to overcome your dog training struggles!

Dec 28, 2020
Merry Christmas!
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This week we discuss: Christmas Day and Celebration! What are you celebrating today? What can you look forward?

Finding easy wins, and small things to celebrate on a daily basis, is so key. Christmas is a great opportunity to talk about wins! There are so many wonderful things we can celebrate together! 

How did you start this year with your dog? Reflect very briefly on 2020. Sometimes we can be hard on ourselves about progress. We often get lost in comparing our progress with others. Instead, let’s take a moment to celebrate what we can get excited about! 

What can you do every single day? 365 days of the year!? Let’s focus on the 1% improvement that will change everything! Growth is measurable! Growth is exciting! Let’s do this together! Empower yourself! 

Email in and tell us what your big wins for 2020 were! We want to hear them! Email us at ask@absolute-dogs.com

Dec 24, 2020
Welcoming a New Dog into Your Home
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This week we discuss: What should you do when you bring a new dog into your home, whether you’ve got a new puppy arriving, or an older dog!

Woohoo! Get excited, we are bringing some top tips tennis on bringing a new dog into your home! We discuss:

  • Setting up the environment and the dog for success before they even come home! 
  • Knowing what your expectations are proactively!
  • Taking the energy of each room into consideration (and what that means!)
  • If you have a home with multi-dogs it is quite possible that each of your dog’s may have different rules and guidelines they may have to follow.
  • How do you establish these guidelines to make sure that they are easier for your dog to follow?
  • How to prevent problem behaviours before they even happen! 
  • How to encourage calmness and different strategies to help your dog’s rehearse calm rather than chaos.
  • And so much more! 

Are you getting a new puppy or dog? Dive into this episode!

And as a friendly reminder, we have a super cool resource just for you and in case you haven’t downloaded it, do it today! 

Grab it now at https://absolutedogs.me/start/ 

Mentioned in the episode, grab our eBooks on Ditching the Bowl and Ditching the Routine at https://absolutedogs.me/ditch/

And grab an amazing probiotic in preparation for your new dog’s arrival by going to https://a-ok9.com/ and check out Calm-K9, a veterinarian recommended probiotic that is appropriate for dogs of all ages, including puppies at 8 weeks old! 

Get started the way you mean to continue and now you’ll have the tools to do just that!

Dec 21, 2020
Vet Visit Success
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This week we discuss: Preparing for the situation instead of in the situation whilst preparing our dogs for upcoming vet visits! 

Our dog’s may spend one visit or more throughout the year with their vet. We all know that it can go quite well or it can go quite poorly… How can we prepare our dogs so that each visit

We cover some really cool concepts and strategies, including:

  • Dissect how we can get lovely vet visits every single time!
  • How to avoid the chaos of the waiting room and have a success strategy
  • Video, take pictures, or note take to prepare for your vet visit to minimize the stress on your dog! 
  • What are some things to consider prior to your vet visit to help your vet as much as possible?
  • Our dogs are learning all the time! What do we want them to learn for going to the vet?
  • The Power of the Vet Table!
  • Accommodations for larger dogs to help support them in their vet visit… 
  • And more! 

Find out what you can do to make your dog’s vet visits as stress-free as possible. Super insightful tips that will change your perspective and approach on vet visits. 

Dec 14, 2020
Christmas Prep with your Dogs
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This week we discuss: Super strategies to survive and THRIVE through the Christmas holidays with our dogs amidst the holiday fun!

In this epic episode, we give ourselves permission to get really excited about the holidays ahead! Regardless of whether you are separated from your dog, or your dog is with you and you think they might be naughty in the Christmas chaos – we are here to prepare you and your dog by training beforehand and setting them up for success. 

We cover some really cool concepts and strategies, including:

  • Presence does not mean access – how can we implement this in a way that gets our dogs ready for the holiday fun (and being away from us!)
  • Topping up games already in the bank to make sure our dogs are ready! The power of Boundary Games is immense! 
  • Tips on how to prepare for Christmas well beforehand. Decide your do’s and don’ts and stick to them (even if your family encourages otherwise!)
  • Make sure you’re not put into a position of making choices IN the moment – it doesn’t always go well … 
  • Some really cool things you can do now that will have a long-term impact beyond the festive excitement.

Curious about the amazing magical transformational power of Boundary Games? Check them out here: 

>> Find out more about Boundary Games << 

Dec 07, 2020
Kids and Dogs
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This week we discuss: Kids and Dogs ---- > Kids are incredibly novel, and dogs can find them either quite exciting or very scary!

The secret to a successful relationship between kids and dogs might be surprising! Dive into this epic episode focused on dogs and kids and making sure they have a wonderful relationship. 

Details we delve into include: 

  • Presence doesn’t mean access
  • Strategies to keep everyone content and safe! 
  • Managing interactions to keep them fun!
  • The complexities of relationships between children and dogs
  • Important concepts that will help them thrive together!

Nurturing and cultivating relationships, giving yourself permission to take the pressure off, and all of the in between, can help those with children and dogs in their lives truly develop harmony as they co-exist together. 

What is the foundation of a great relationship between kids and dogs? Have a listen and find out some of our top tips!

Nov 30, 2020
Training Without Food
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This week we discuss: How can you move from transitioning from treats galore to growing value in other reinforcement areas… 

What happens when you don’t have the food or the treat right there for your dog to do what you’re wanting them to do?

In the Gamechanger world, we teach them skills, we are reshaping their brain, so that even in the absence of food, they will perform in a wonderful, reliable way. In this episode, we dive into strategies that encourage our dogs to work with us for the joy of working for us!

Relationship is so, so important to progressing and transitioning from food in your pocket, to food being optional on walks… How can you diversify the reinforcement experience with your dog whilst providing them a unique experienced catered to their preference?

Get in the know on the impact of disappointment in your dog’s life and how you can turn it around! Get lightbulbs galore in this super episode!

Nov 23, 2020
An Interview with Tom and Lauren
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This week we discuss: How did Tom and Lauren got started… and how AbsoluteDogs came to fruition!

In this episode, Tom and Lauren dive into how they started with dogs, their childhood experience with dogs, and how their passion for having animals and dogs in their life grew them to where they are today. 

How did Tom become a Vet? What lead Lauren to Bowerland's, the amazing home of absoluteDogs? If you’ve ever been curious how Tom and Lauren got their start, how they met, and how that transitioned into the incredible journey that has taken place over the years as absoluteDogs has grown and reached millions of dog’s owners… This is the episode for you! 

What obstacles did they face? These are burning questions that many people have been wanting to know and they’re all laid out in this fun, humour-filled episode!

Nov 16, 2020
Stop Pulling My Lead!
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This week we discuss: Stop Pulling My Lead … overcoming on-lead behaviour struggles with your dog!

Pulling on lead is one of the most common challenges to your sexiness! This is often the #1 struggle that not only is uncomfortable and definitely not fun but can sometimes be physically painful! The dog-owning reality most of us dream of having does not include being dragged down the street with our dog digging in and pulling us enthusiastically in all directions. 

We explore the solutions to this frustrating problem and even a great structured programme for those that want to dive into a heavily discounted option! What do you need to grow and develop so that pulling is not a desirable option for your dog. Believe it or not, these solutions will work for even the strongest of pullers!

What kind of information does your dog need to be the best companion on walks they can possibly be? Find out in this amazing episode!

Nov 09, 2020
Problems In The Car
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This week we discuss: Problems in the car and solutions that overcome them!

Sometimes, there are problems that happen with dogs in the car, whether they’re nauseous or a bit of a Naughty but Nice dog… traveling isn’t without a level of stress when it comes to bringing our dog’s along. 

In this episode, we take a deeper dive into the different situations that pop up when we choose to take our dog’s out and about, locally, or even on those road trips to trials, to other fun destinations, etc. 

Safety and calm in the car, dogs that can settle and be happy in the car, make travel so much more enjoyable! 

Does your dog get sick in the car? Does your dog bark incessantly? If your dog isn’t quite on their best behaviour in the car, this is the perfect episode for you!

Nov 02, 2020
A (trick or) treat for you!
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This week we discuss: Preparing your dog for the novelty chaos of Halloween 

It’s that time of year when ghosts and ghouls are a common sight, when pumpkins have incredibly clever facial expressions with lighting that looks sinister in the dark! It’s Halloween time! For our dogs, it’s a time of novelty, of discovering new and mysterious things in their life that they may have never seen before, which is why in today’s episode we dive into:

How to face the crazy items that appear around Halloween with your dog

  • Novelty: Have your dog’s back! 
  • How to be calm when your dog definitely isn’t!
  • Insights on what can be seen as “different” for your dog
  • Tips on preparing for the fun!
  • Tom and Lauren tell their stories involving novelty! (Tree stumps?! Camels?!)
  • Take the information your dog gives you to prepare them for the situation. 

Get ready for the spookiest time of year and prepare your dog with confidence, knowing you’re ready to be their best advocate! 

Oct 26, 2020
A SUPER Special Invite Just for You!
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This week we discuss: Your next Optimism Top-Up and our favourite event, Super Trainer Live!

You, an incredible gamechanger, a devoted, dedicated dog owner, are invited to join us in our special, annual 3-day event, Super Trainer Live! This is an optimism boost as we head into winter, a super JOY top-up, where we’re diving into some really focused subjects!

In this episode, we’re diving into what makes Super Trainer Live so special and why it’s an absolute MUST attend event.

Every year it gets even bigger, even better, and this year is definitely going to be the best year yet!

Get all of the details in this super BRAND-NEW Sexier than a Squirrel episode!

Oct 22, 2020
Broken Recall
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This week we discuss: A broken recall

This week hear all about Monty and his recall struggles. He liked to run off and hunt, run off and visit other dogs and generally ignore his owner.

Sound familiar? Are you currently stuck wondering how you can solve your dog’s recall struggles?

This week we are devoting this episode to looking at the solutions to the recall struggles Monty’s owner faced, which led to amazing real-life results and transform. 

Ready to turn your recall struggles around? Tune in now!

Oct 19, 2020
Uh oh! We’re in trouble! The POLICE have been called…again!
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In this week’s podcast we are talking to a police dog handler for part 2

(And remember to hit the subscribe button - it’s free and keeps you updated!)

Did you get a chance to tune into part one of our very special Podcast with Police Dog Handler Kaz? Click here to tune in again>>> Spotify or iTunes 

Well, we have some super news! She’s back for round two! Yahoo!

We dive even deeper into the AMAZING world of police dog handling. From what it takes to be a police dog, to the training that is involved, how the training is started, what the training entails….and so much more!

Got burning questions on anything relating to police dog handling? Always wanted to find out just how things are done? Tune in now to find out all you need to know….This Podcast is not to be missed! You’ll have many mega WOW moments!

Oct 12, 2020
Boundaries Rock!
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This week’s podcast is one of our favourite topics to talk about! We are delving into Boundary Games! 

Just what do Boundary Games really mean? How can they be applied to many different situations? Just why do you need Boundary Games in your life?!

Boundary Games solve so, so, so many training struggles! They really are your bread and butter when it comes to training.

Tune into the podcast now to learn all there is to know about Boundary Games and how you can get creative so that you can create a framework where Boundary Games transitions to real-life results.

Oct 05, 2020
Interview with Police Office Kaz
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This week join us for an incredibly special podcast! This one is so exciting and its part one of a two-part podcast! Yahoo!

We invited police dog handler, Kaz down to Absolute Dogs HQ where we asked her many, many questions about what it is like to be a police dog handler, what she does, how she trains and everything and anything in between! Get ready for a deep dive!

This podcast will bring you many insights, wow moments, you’ll learn so much and you’ll be left inspired! Jump in!

Sep 28, 2020
Amazing Noise Reactivity
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In this week’s podcast we are tackling noise reactivity. 

Is your dog scared of noises? Do they spook bark or become worried whether they hear loud or quiet noises? You are not alone, this struggle is an extremely common one.

Tune into this week’s podcast where we dive deep into everything you need to know about dogs and noise. 

We unlock how dogs become noise sensitive in the first place, what you can do to help prevent noise sensitivity and strategies that you can use to help your dog. 


Sep 21, 2020
Agility Rocks!
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This week we are talking about the sport of agility! 

What excites us about agility (and sport training in general) is that you can work through things, on things and grow things in the context of the sport, that will then impact your day to day life with your dog for the better. 

There are many benefits to every dog when it comes to learning skills that are needed for agility. 

It takes your relationship and connection with your dog to a whole new level. 

There are many core concepts and skills that you grow with agility in mind that, if we break it down, are needed for dogs in general.

Tune into this week’s episode to find out more!

Sep 14, 2020
Is Your Dog A Thinker Or A Doer
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This week we discuss: Is your dog a thinker or a doer?

Today’s topic is something we’ve been talking on for a while now, and its more relevant than ever before as people, like you, are understanding their dogs better.

Today we’ll introduce you to the thinker and doer spectrum and we’ll be discussing how you can play games that create a more thoughtful dog and likewise, we’ll be looking at how you can create more of a doer!

There’s no right or wrong with owning a thinker or a doer, however, the key thing is being aware of which one your dog is, so that you can play games appropriate to your dog so that they can be the best possible version of themselves.


Sep 07, 2020
Keep Calm & Play Games
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This week we discuss: Keep Calm and Play Games

We are devoting an entire episode to growing CALMNESS! This is a big topic and often the starting place to crack many, many, many dog training struggles. 

The emotion of calmness goes hand in hand with your dog behaving entirely appropriately. 

You can never have too much calmness, a dog can never be too calm. CALMNESS IS KING!

Listen in to learn how you can grow more calmness in your dog.

Aug 31, 2020
My Dog Won't Play
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This week we discuss: My Dog Won’t Play

This week we’ll be talking on the power of play with your dog. 

Play is whatever is fun to your dog. We’ll repeat that….Play is whatever is FUN to your dog. You may have ideas on how you would like to play with your dog, you may have been told how you should play with your dog. However, does your dog find the way you want to play rewarding?

Play is all about being creative, curious, experimenting with different things, and working with your dog to find out what types of play they love. There is no right or wrong, it is whatever works for you and your dog.

In this episode we dive into how you can tap into what your dog really and truly loves when it comes to play.

Aug 24, 2020
Separation, Jumping Up and Attention Seeking
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This week we tackle a question that comes up again, and again….and AGAIN!

When you come home does your dog go crazy? When visitors pop round does your dog go crazy? 

Essentially, when someone enters your home…does your dog go crazy? Yes?! You are going to want to tune in to this week’s podcast!

There’s some fundamental learning that needs to take place that not only helps with when you and visitors enter your home, it also helps with over excitement in general, a lack of calmness in the home and action prompting / attention seeking behaviours.  

Tune in to the podcast now to find out more!

Aug 17, 2020
Training With Force
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This week we discuss: Training with Force

Force sounds like a scary word and is something that tends not to be talked about in the reward-based method world. 

Here’s the thing, you can absolutely be using force even if you are using food or toys as a reward. Of course this isn’t the intention and it can be done accidentally. 

In our world, we think about force in a different way. Force doesn’t need to look forceful. 

Join us for this week’s episode where we dive into this topic and discuss what we see as training with force and the practical solutions to move away from it. 


Aug 10, 2020
How To Prevent Multi-Dog Madness
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This week we discuss: How to Prevent Multi-Dog Madness

We get many requests to help with multi-dog household struggles, they are extremely common.

When it goes well, owning multiple dogs can be an absolute dream! However, we know that when it doesn’t go quite so well it can create huge amounts of stress, broken relationships and it can be really hard for everyone involved.

This week join us for another round of tips tennis where we share how you can create a harmonious multi-dog household. 

Aug 03, 2020
The Mythical Recall
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This week we discuss: The Mythical Recall

Recall struggles are so, so, so common and can have a massive impact on the relationships of dogs and their owners, often leading to a life on lead for a lot of dogs. 

In this week’s episode we strip things right back and look at the fundamental concepts and skills that will create a dog who is reliable and attentive off lead, resulting in stress-free walks for you.

We share lots of training gems and there’s lightbulb moments a-plenty in this episode, so be sure to tune in!

Jul 27, 2020
Barking dogs - Noisy But Nice
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This week we discuss: Barking Dogs: Noisy But Nice

Barking struggles are so common and can impact so many areas of your life. From neighbour struggles, family struggles and your training struggles.

Barking can make relationships fragile. Noisy dogs fill the stress bucket of the whole house – that includes your bucket and other dogs in the home. 

What causes barking? How can you turn a barking struggle into a strength? We take you on a mini deep dive in this podcast so get ready to find out!

Jul 20, 2020
Interview with Michelle: Owning Jasper the NBN Dog
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This week we discuss: Interview with Michelle, Jasper’s Owner

This week we interview Michelle on her amazing transformational journey with Jasper, her Jack Russel Terrier.

Many of Michelle’s past struggles are extremely common and she talks on what those difficult stages with Jasper were and how she overcame them. 

Jasper is now a true joy to own and this week we wanted to bring you this special episode to continue to spread the message that whatever the training struggle, there is always hope.

Jul 13, 2020
Interview with Pro Dog Trainer Cathy Tse
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It’s Part 3 and not an episode you want to miss! In this episode of the Sexier than a Squirrel podcast, we hear from our Pro Dog Trainer, Cathy! 

This isn’t just a success story, it’s one of those feel good and utterly amazing stories that we NEEDED to share with you. Listen in as Cathy tells all about her journey from the very beginning, where she came and how far she’s come since taking the leap and becoming a Pro Dog Trainer. 

Are you a professional dog trainer already? Maybe you are considering a career change? We love hearing about all of our trainer’s successes, and we are here to support them through whatever obstacles life throws at them, providing them with a supportive and positive community, resources that keep them motivated and inspired, and guidance on the ins and outs of being a Pro Dog Trainer in today’s world. 

Cathy’s journey inspires us, and we hope, that it is inspires you too!

Jul 06, 2020
Interview with Pro Dog Trainer Alexo Gritsipis
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In Part 2 of our super BONUS podcast, we hear from another one of our Pro Dog Trainers! Alexo has been a member of our community since almost the beginning. From the success story of her own personal dogs and how her growth as a trainer has enabled her to grow her client base and get the PERFECT CLIENTS to how it has impacted her on a personal level, as a trainer, and as a person, we get to hear her Pro Dog Trainer story!

Whether you have taken the leap, are considering it, or maybe aren’t sure if dog training is the right path for you, this may just be what you need to hear! 

In today’s world, we all need some wins! Listen in on some awesome journey’s as we interview a few of our rockstar Pro Dog Trainers and listen in on how taking the leap really changed their life, gave them forward momentum to continued success, and how risking it forward grew their business exponentially, even when the world isn’t always cooperative! Get your dose of AWESOME SAUCE right here!

Jul 04, 2020
Interview with Pro Dog Trainer Nikki Thurston
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In today’s first super BONUS podcast episode, we dive into some exciting dialogue with one of our Pro Dog Trainers, Nikki. We hear about her inspiration, her journey, her successes, what shaped her future, and how being a Pro Dog Trainer has changed her life. 

Taking the leap into Pro Dog Trainer isn’t just about being an amazing Trainer 3, playing games, and re-shaping your dog’s brain to effectively get REAL LIFE RESULTS! It is also about perspective, positivity, and an amazing community of like-minded individuals achieving incredible results with great owners all over the world. 

In Nikki’s interview, we get to hear about how taking the leap, risking forward, and choosing to be a Pro Dog Trainer is possibly the best decision you can make!

Jul 02, 2020
Interview with Pro Dog Trainer co creator Lauren Langman
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This week tune in to: An Interview with Pro Dog Trainer co-creator Lauren Langman

Join Nicola Cameron, who is part of the Absolute Dogs Team, as she takes a trip down memory lane with Lauren in this very special interview where we dive into getting real-life results Pro Dog Trainer style! 

Lauren has been on an incredible journey and in this week’s podcast you get to hear all about it and how it started.

Nicola and Lauren also chat on just what we mean by the term ‘real-life’ results and how you can achieve this with your dog.

Jun 27, 2020
Interview with Pro Dog Trainer Michelle Ingham
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This Week - Interview with Pro Dog Trainer, Michelle Ingham

Wonder what’s it like to be a Pro Dog Trainer? 

Want to hear from someone who already took the leap and is living their dream? This week’s podcast is a special podcast where we interview Michelle, one of our Pro Dog Trainers.

Listen in to learn how it all started for her and how her life has changed for the better.  Learn how the games have helped Michelle with her own dogs and her students with their dogs.

Jun 22, 2020
Choosing Your Dog Trainer
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This week we discuss: Choosing your Dog Trainer

We get asked this question a lot! Choosing a dog trainer who is right for you can be a challenge. There’s a variety of methods and a variety of ways of doing things. 

You’ll likely wonder if the trainer will be the right fit for you and your dog…..and most importantly, will working with them lead to real-life results?

With so many things to consider, we delve into this topic in this week’s podcast so that you have a formula for success in finding the perfect dog trainer for you. 

Jun 12, 2020
The Work With Dogs Dream
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This week we discuss: The Work with Dogs Dream

Do you have dream that one day you’ll work with dogs? That you’ll turn your passion into your mission? 

Are other people’s limiting beliefs putting a stop to that dream? Or maybe these limiting beliefs belong to you?

Join us for this very special Podcast where we play a favourite game of ours…..tips tennis! 

Get ready for a confidence boost, where we also give you practical know-how. 

Now is the time to take that dream off the back-burner. Day one, not one day! 


Jun 09, 2020
You're in the top 1%
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This week we discuss: You’re in the Top 1%

Did you know that the majority of people in the world never, ever discover their passion? They never find that single thing that lights them up. This is a sad fact, but hey…..

…..we’ve got some celebrating to do, because you are in the lucky 1% where you have discovered your passion! 

You immerse yourself in it, soaking up as much knowledge as you can like a sponge. 

We know what this passion is because you wouldn’t be listening to this podcast if it was to do with something else! Yes, we mean dogs! Dogs are your passion!

Tune into this week’s special episode where we talk about how you can turn your passion into more than just a passion and into something that you get to do and that is to work with dogs.

Jun 08, 2020
Big Picture, Small Picture
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This week we discuss: Big Picture, Small Picture

Big picture, small picture, what do we mean? It can be very tempting to laser focus on a very specific dog training struggle and to get obsessed with fixing that very specific problem. 

The challenge with small-picture training is that it often leads to frustration and you are left feeling like you aren’t achieving anything as you become consumed by the very specific problem. 

Tune into the podcast where we will introduce you to big-picture training, what it is and how it leads to getting true transformation, turning your struggles into strengths.

Jun 01, 2020
The Herding Breed Episode
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This week we discuss: The Herding Breed

We simply love Border Collies and so we are dedicating an entire podcast to them and herding breeds generally! We totted it up and we came to the realisation that we have over 37 years combined experience of owning and working with Border Collies.

Understanding your Border Collie (or herding breed) can sometimes be a perplexing and often frustrating situation. In this episode we look at what makes Border Collies and other herding breeds great. 

We also look at common struggles and ways that you can unlock the potential of your herding breed. 


May 25, 2020
The Puppy Episode
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This week we discuss: The Puppy Episode

This week join us for tips tennis all about puppies!

Not got a puppy?! This podcast is still for you! We don’t agree with the saying; you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. No matter the age, we have the ability to re-shape our dog’s brains.

So, whether you have just welcomed home a puppy or you have an older dog, tune in and learn the secrets to your future success!


May 19, 2020
The Bucket
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This week we discuss: The Bucket

This week’s topic is arguably the most important thing to understand about your dog. 

Understanding your dog’s bucket is crucial to being able to turn your dog training struggles into strengths. 

Exciting and scary things pay into the bucket on a daily basis. There’s only so much room and of course at some point, that bucket is likely going fill up and over flow, resulting in your dog displaying behaviours such as barking, lunging, biting, chasing..…to name a few.

What can you do to work with your dog’s bucket rather than against it?


May 12, 2020
There's A Game For That!
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This week we discuss: There’s a Game for That: Training Revolution

Over the decades dog training has gone through many revolutions and we are in the middle of one right now and we delve into this in this week’s podcast!

Over the last 10 years or so the revolution we have been seeing is a shift from punishment based training to rewards based methods. 

Now we are at a stage where a new revolution is really gathering pace! For sure there is a place for rewards, however we are now moving towards a real-life results driven way of training. Learn more on this by tuning into the podcast! 
May 04, 2020
Lockdown 101
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We’ve inundated with questions on this very topic! 

Lots of people are at home right now, spending more time than they normally would around their dog. Many people are worrying whether this will have a lasting impact on their dog’s behaviour once things go back to normal and they leave the house to go to work, etc. 

This podcast covers everything you need to consider and action to guard your dog against developing separation related behaviours. We give you actionable tools and strategies to ensure your dog adjusts easily and makes nothing of you being around less.


Apr 28, 2020
How Fit Is Your Dog?
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Apr 20, 2020
Big Dog vs Small Dog
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In a world full of distractions. There is one big question on every dog owners, lips. How do I become more than just the person holding the other end of the leash? We all get dogs with a dream in mind, a vision of the future, and if right now your everyday reality isn't quite that picture you had in mind, you are in the right place, it really doesn't have to be this way. You absolutely can and will be more to your dog and then just the person who gets in between them and the world. The key is you need to be more sexy, more sexy than the neighbourhood cat. More sexy, more sexy than that half eaten hamburger they just found on the floor. And yes. Even more sexy than the dog across the road. I'm Tom, I'm Lauren and together we are absolute dogs and you're listening to the sexier than a squirrel podcast.

Apr 14, 2020
Socialisation
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In this week’s podcast we discuss the ‘S’ word! It’s such a hot topic isn’t it! For us socialisation is all about building positive, calm associations in the face of distractions like other dogs that are oh so exciting, and to help with this, the number one concept that we tackle from day one is disengagement. 


Ensuring your puppy is having lots of good experiences is down to you by setting them up for success (training for the situation, not in the situation) controlling the controllable and knowing when and being OK with saying no as you know your puppy better than anyone else. Take a listen to the podcast for more on this!

Mar 25, 2020
Should You Walk Your Dog?
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Mar 25, 2020
Lockdown Survival Guide
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Mar 25, 2020
Optimism - Topping Up The Tank
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This is very special podcast that we felt was needed to fill YOUR tank following hundreds of messages from all over the world. 


Tune in to give yourself a huge boost in OPTIMISM, ENERGY, LOVE and light - this is one to LIFT you UP and fill your boots! 


We invite you to fill your tank, learn new tools to guard your optimism and embrace how you can control the controllable. 


If there’s one thing that we think you should listen to today, it’s this Podcast and share it to anyone around you who needs a BOOST. 


Enjoy #gamechangers

Mar 21, 2020
An Interview with our very own Crufts Agility Championship Winner Lauren Langman
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This year at Crufts was the best ever competing year Lauren has ever had with any of her dogs EVER!


Lauren and Blink, her pocket rocket of a cocker spaniel, won two coveted events, say whhaaaaaaat?


The Crufts Singles title and the Crufts Championship title. The competition is fierce, and it was no different this year! These events are where the top handlers from all over the world gather, therefore winning is huge! 


In fact, Lauren is still on cloud 9 should you need her, she will be there for a while. 


While she is up there we asked her a few questions on what it was like to win, what prep went into the event, how she trains her dogs, for her words of advice and so much more!


Nicola, our guest interviewer phoned into the studio to interview Lauren so parts of the audio are not as clear as we would have liked but it is all still listenable and great quality advice.

Mar 12, 2020
The Naughty But Nice Revolution
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THE NAUGHTY BUT NICE REVOLUTION

Is your dog……

  • A barking, lunging mess at the end of the lead
  • Worried or scared
  • Easily distracted
  • Out of control
  • Hyper
  • A dog who struggles to settle
  • A dog who is into everything, stealing food, you name it!
  • A dog who destroys things
  • Over the top excited
  • A dog who loves everything a bit too much

If the answer is yes to any of the above, then you guessed it, you own a Naughty But Nice dog!

We’ll let you in on a secret, WE have owned naughty but nice dogs. We know what it’s like to feel stressed, embarrassed, guilty and all of those conflicting emotions that bubble up when owning a Naughty But Nice dog. 

In this week’s episode we take a moment to celebrate all of the Naughty But Nice dogs out there. As we want to tell you one thing and that is THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE. So, embrace your dog and know that your current struggles can be turned into strengths. 

We look forward to sharing with you just how you’re going to get started!

Mar 09, 2020
Crufts Special
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In a world full of distractions. There is one big question on every dog owners, lips. How do I become more than just the person holding the other end of the leash? We all get dogs with a dream in mind, a vision of the future, and if right now your everyday reality isn't quite that picture you had in mind, you are in the right place, it really doesn't have to be this way. You absolutely can and will be more to your dog and then just the person who gets in between them and the world. The key is you need to be more sexy, more sexy than the neighbourhood cat. More sexy, more sexy than that half eaten hamburger they just found on the floor. And yes. Even more sexy than the dog across the road. I'm Tom, I'm Lauren and together we are absolute dogs and you're listening to the sexier than a squirrel podcast.

Feb 26, 2020
Dog Dog Conversations
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This week we discuss: DOG-DOG INTERACTION


It’s extremely common for dogs to have struggles when it comes to interacting with their own species. 


In this week’s podcast we jump into this hot topic and give you top tips on mindful observation; determining the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to dog-dog interaction and how to spot when things are going great and when to step in and what to do.


We chat about how one bad experience far outweighs 100 good ones when it comes to dog meet and greets, and why we think the best thing to teach your dog is that other dogs are great…...at a distance!

Feb 15, 2020
It's Okay, He's Friendly
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‘ITS OK, HE’S FRIENDLY!!!!’

In this week’s episode we chat about all about that dog that comes racing up to yours. 

This can often make for an uncomfortable and potentially volatile interaction between both dogs. 

Do you know how to handle the situation in the moment? 

Do you know how to prepare your dog in readiness for this situation?

Do you know how to train for this situation, rather than in it?

We’ve got you covered! We unlock all of these answers and more in this week’s podcast. 

Jan 27, 2020
Be Sexier Than That Squirrel
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In a world full of distractions. There is one big question on every dog owners, lips. How do I become more than just the person holding the other end of the leash? We all get dogs with a dream in mind, a vision of the future, and if right now your everyday reality isn't quite that picture you had in mind, you are in the right place, it really doesn't have to be this way. You absolutely can and will be more to your dog and then just the person who gets in between them and the world. The key is you need to be more sexy, more sexy than the neighbourhood cat. More sexy, more sexy than that half eaten hamburger they just found on the floor. And yes. Even more sexy than the dog across the road. I'm Tom, I'm Lauren and together we are absolute dogs and you're listening to the sexier than a squirrel podcast.

Jan 26, 2020
There's No Hope!
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Have you been told there’s no hope for your dog? Or do you yourself maybe think that?

The dog-owning dream has well and truly been put to rest…

If you want to keep it that way, DO NOT listen to this very first episode of the Sexier and the Squirrel podcast where Tom & Lauren - creators of the worldwide games-based transformational dog training movement - dive into just what is possible and how!

You’ll learn:
- How 1000s of dog owners are experiencing three types of advice from different experts that is making the struggles WORSE and how they are now seeing crazy levels of stress-free dog ownership by making one simple change!

- How our dogs (and us) are hardwired with skills that used to be useful but are now misplaced!

- How switching from training IN the problem to instead training FOR it is the single most important thing you will ever do with your dog!

And, don't forget to go to: https://absolutedogs.me/start

Jan 26, 2020