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Our mission is to help you raise a happy, healthy, and well-behaved dog through companionship, nutrition, and training!

    Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Can and Can’t Eat

    Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Can and Can’t Eat

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    Here is a very quick overview of Thanksgiving foods your dog can and can't eat.... and remember when in doubt do NOT give it to your dog!

    Quick Principles


    Avoid spices/herbs
    Avoid butter and high fat
    Avoid sugars (and especially xylitol)
    Avoid alcohol 
    The simpler, the safer

    Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Can Eat


    Plain turkey (no spices and NO bones)
    Plain sweet potatoes and normal potatoes (baked or boiled)
    Green beans (again, no seasonings)
    Apples (no core or seeds)
    Pumpkin (again, plain with no seasonings)

    Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog CANNOT Eat


    Turkey bones
    Gravy
    Onions, scallops, chives, etc.
    Butter
    Seasonings and herbs
    Raisins/grapes
    Desserts
    Alcohol (even food cooked in alcohol)

    Also, here is the phone number for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center number: 888-246-4435

    And check out this fun recipe made specifically for your pup (from The Bark)

    Ingredients:

    3lb cooked turkey, skin and bones removed

    1 cup cooked oatmeal

    1lb cooked sweet potatoes

    2tbs cranberry sauce (this is safe for dogs in small amounts, as long as it doesn’t contain any sweeteners. You can opt for chopped apples for a safer choice)

    Mix all ingredients together and heat in the oven! 

    This recipe is simple and packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients! Your dog will certainly be thankful for that. 



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    • 8 min
    Why Positive Reinforcement Training Works: An Interview with Holly Ovington KPA-CTP

    Why Positive Reinforcement Training Works: An Interview with Holly Ovington KPA-CTP

    A lot of people wonder if positive reinforcement training actually works...

    And many of those people also wonder if they can get away with just some punishment-based methods (looking at you e-collars).

    In this episode, we sat down with Holly to help clarify just how effective positive reinforcement can be when training your dog.

    AND we talk about some of the seriously frightening things that can happen to your dog if you choose to use punishment and fear-based methods...

    Tune in!

    Connect With Holly Ovington

    Holly has been passionate about dogs from the get-go! Holly was part of 4-H dog clubs from a young age, learning to train and show her own dogs.

    Holly is certified with the Karen Pryor Academy, a Fear-Free Certified Trainer, an Instructor for Dog Biz Dog Walking Academy, and Walks N' Wags First Aid Certified and runs Positive Paws Training in the Vancouver area.

    Holly's next goal is to complete a certification in separation anxiety. 

    Connect with Holly via her website here: https://positivepaws.ca/

    Connect with Holly on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/positivepawstraining/

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    • 17 min
    Decoding Dog Behaviors: Why Does My Dog Act This Way? An Interview with Nick Franco

    Decoding Dog Behaviors: Why Does My Dog Act This Way? An Interview with Nick Franco

    Sometimes we watch our dogs do certain things and are left wondering... why in the world is he doing that?!

    The best part is, as we strive to better understand why our dogs do certain things we can better understand how to stop those unwanted behaviors.

    Although you don't need a degree in dog psychology, taking steps to think about the why will help you improve your dog's behavior.

    In this episode with Nick Franco, we talk about why our dogs act the way that they do. Plus, we discuss some real-life examples of how understanding the 'why' can help us improve that specific behavior!



    Connect With Nick Franco

    In Nick’s words, he is an animal addict on a journey to learn everything he can about pet behavior, nutrition, and products so that he can spread the word and improve the lives of as many pets as he possibly can.

    Connect with Nick via his website here: https://www.hypawthesis.com/

    Connect with Nick on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/hypawthesis/



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    • 25 min
    Exercising Your Dog During Bad Weather: An Interview with Trevor Smith CPDT-KA

    Exercising Your Dog During Bad Weather: An Interview with Trevor Smith CPDT-KA

    When bad weather hits, it can make exercising your dog really challenging!



    If your normal exercise routine involves long walks, trips to the park, or fetch, that can all go out the window during bad weather. Some things just aren't really possible during bad weather!



    In this episode, we sat down with Trevor Smith, CPDT-KA & Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, to discuss creative and effective ways to exercise your dog during bad weather.



    Connect With Trevor Smith

    Trevor is a CPDT-KA trainer who continually attends seminars and conferences to improve his knowledge of dog training, and all things dogs.

    He is a strong advocate for pain and force-free methods and believes that we should all personally feel good about the methods we use to train our dogs.

    When not training dogs, Trevor and his wife (a veterinarian) enjoy fun outdoor activities like scuba diving and zip-lining, taking their dogs on hikes, and playing video games.

    Trevor is also a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer from the University of Tennessee.



    Connect with Trevor via his website here: https://www.thedoggiedojo.com/

    Connect with Trevor on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/doggiedojo/

    Connect with Trevor on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/thedoggiedojo/

    Connect with Trevor on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/thedoggiedojo

    Check out Trevor's podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-with-your-dog/id1493425125



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    • 23 min
    Preparing Your Dog for Halloween: 3 Tips & Training Ideas

    Preparing Your Dog for Halloween: 3 Tips & Training Ideas

    Halloween is right around the corner... is your pup ready? 🎃 

    With these 3 tips, you'll be prepped for Halloween! (You already bought your pup a costume, right?)



    TIP #1- Prepare your home. If you need to keep your dog behind a baby gate, or in another room... then do it! If your dog can't handle an open door with children asking for treats, then don't give them access!

    Additionally, you can use a white noise machine. And remember, close your blinds and windows. It's the little things that can help you set your dog up for success :)

    TIP #2- Work on a strong leave it. Hopefully, you've already started this behavior. If so, take it to the next level by ensuring your dog can 'leave' items dropped on the ground. Come Halloween, it may happen that a piece of chocolate falls on the floor... 

    If you practice leave it, your dog will be able to leave that treat alone until you pick it up!

    TIP #3- Teach the 'place/settle' behavior. First off, this behavior takes LOTS of practice, effort, and time. So, if you are starting from step 1 with this behavior, understand that you may not be where you'd hope for by Halloween (this episode launched 11 days before Halloween 2020). 

    BUT, you can still lay a strong foundation!

    Check out 21 Impulse Control Games here for a deep explanation of teaching place!



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    • 10 min
    Building Trust With Your Dog: An Interview With Nicole Ellis CPDT-KA

    Building Trust With Your Dog: An Interview With Nicole Ellis CPDT-KA

    Building trust with your dog takes time, patience, and of course, a level of understanding on your end as the human! 

     If you want the trust between you and your dog to improve, do things that allow them to trust you! 

    That includes things like using positive reinforcement methods and not using inhumane methods, spending time with your dog doing things they enjoy, and being consistent with how you treat them and what you expect of them.



    Connect With Nicole Ellis

    Nicole is a certified professional dog trainer and pet lifestyle expert, seen on Amazon’s The Pack. She focuses on helping you build a lasting relationship with your dog through training.

    Her dogs (and horse) join on all her favorite adventures.

    Be sure to check out her book, Working Like a Dog here!

    Connect with Nicole on Instagram here.

    Connect with Nicole on Facebook here.

    Connect with Nicole on her website here.



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    • 20 min

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My BC puppy regressed recently and started ignoring me in the dog park chasing cyclists, runners and even garbage trucks. She gets so excited to go to the park she pulls me all the way there. This podcast helped me to deconstruct why this occurred and allowed me to step back and re think my training techniques. Well worth a listen and gets straight to the point.

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