52 episodes

Annie Grossman of the NYC-based dog training center School For The Dogs answers training questions, geeks out on animal behavior, discusses pet trends and interviews industry experts.

Show notes: schoolforthedogs.com/podcast

Have a training question you'd like addressed? Email podcast@schoolforthedogs.com or leave a voicemail at 917-414-2625

School For The Dogs Podcast Annie Grossman

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Annie Grossman of the NYC-based dog training center School For The Dogs answers training questions, geeks out on animal behavior, discusses pet trends and interviews industry experts.

Show notes: schoolforthedogs.com/podcast

Have a training question you'd like addressed? Email podcast@schoolforthedogs.com or leave a voicemail at 917-414-2625

    Why viral videos are bad for dogs, with Eileen Anderson

    Why viral videos are bad for dogs, with Eileen Anderson

    Pet videos fuel the Internet, but too often they perpetuate false ideas about dog behavior by misattributing a dog's intentions, or by falsely framing their actions.  Why do we seek to anthropomorphize dog behaviors rather than celebrating all the behavioral commonalties that exist between us and them?  Annie and the acclaimed, prolific blogger Eileen Anderson of EileenAndDogs.com, tackle this question together. 

    This is our 52nd episode, and marks the end of our first season! We'll be back with Season 2 in a few weeks! Have a question for Annie? Submit it at AnnieGrossman.com/ask or call and leave a message at 917-414-2625

    If you are enjoying this podcast, please support us by shopping at StoreForTheDogs.com, or by leaving a review on iTunes!

    Notes: 

    Eileen on fake dog videos:  

    https://eileenanddogs.com/blog/2019/04/22/fake-dog-videos/

    Eileen on smiling dog video: 

    https://eileenanddogs.com/blog/2019/03/04/shelter-pup-smiles-submissive-grin/

    Dr. Susan Friedman's Living and Learning with Animals: http://www.behaviorworks.org/htm/lla_professional_overview.html

    Toast Garden: 

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFwYVIJt15j7sq5N22FNOng

    Doris Day's hotel in Carmel, CA: 

    https://cypress-inn.com/doris-day-carmel-california-hotel/

    Doris Day Animal Foundation: 

    https://www.dorisdayanimalfoundation.org/

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    • 45 min
    Ask Annie: Dealing with humping and other annoying behaviors

    Ask Annie: Dealing with humping and other annoying behaviors

    Annie  addresses questions from people who are dealing with dogs who have habits that annoy other dogs, and, ultimately, their owners as well. One owner wants to know how to deal with a new rescue  who is bothering the household's other two dogs and generally causing chaos in the home, and a dog walker asks about how to manage a charge who is constantly trying to hump his walking buddies. In addition to addressing setting up appropriate social situations for dogs, exercising them and using crates in multi-dog households, this episode offers a thoughtful take on why dogs hump and how to keep it from becoming an issue. 

    Follow the askers of these questions on Instagram at @uarndcool and @pudgydog

    Products mentioned in this episode: 

    The Treat + Train:  https://storeforthedogs.com/products/treat-train

    The Revol Crate: https://storeforthedogs.com/products/the-revol-dog-crate

    Flirt Poles: https://storeforthedogs.com/products/flirt-poles

    The Animatwist: https://storeforthedogs.com/products/animatwist

    The Animaswizzler: https://storeforthedogs.com/products/the-animaswizzler

    • 37 min
    How to train your dog to walk on a loose leash

    How to train your dog to walk on a loose leash

    Leashes, collars and harnesses are some of the first accessories most dog owners acquire when they get a dog, and very soon they come to depend on these tools. But, in this guide to teaching a dog to walk on a loose leash, Annie suggests teaching where you want your dog to walk in relation to your body (right next to your leg), and what you want your dog to be doing on leash (checking in with you often) before you start relying on equipment to control your dog's behavior. This episode contains suggestions on training exercises to help teach nice walking (with or without a leash), protocols for encouraging good behaviors on leash, and gear recommendations. 
    Products mentioned in this episode: 
    Found My Animal double-ended nylon leash: 
    https://storeforthedogs.com/collections/collars-leashes-harnesses/products/found-my-animal-leash-1
    Mendota Lightweight Braided Leash 
    https://storeforthedogs.com/collections/collars-leashes-harnesses/products/braided-leash
    Freedom Harness
    https://storeforthedogs.com/collections/collars-leashes-harnesses/products/freedom-harness
    Liquid Treat Dispenser
    https://storeforthedogs.com/products/liquid-treat-dispenser

    • 44 min
    How to live with seven dogs and three cats in a one bedroom in NYC

    How to live with seven dogs and three cats in a one bedroom in NYC

    Native New Yorker Gloria Bardin lives in a one-bedroom apartment with three Dobermans, one pitbull, a Havanese, two mixed breeds and three cats. And yet... she seems totally sane. Annie talked to her about how she has built a life that can accommodate taking care of so many pets. 
    Notes:
    Follow Gloria on Instagram: @fourtypawsvstwofeet
    Follow Beppi on Instagram: @bep.and.zo
    Garfield Mail: https://gizmodo.com/the-original-gmail-was-garfield-mail-1822970617

    • 52 min
    Surfer, author, rapper, adventurer, humanitarian: Meet Pip The Beach Cat

    Surfer, author, rapper, adventurer, humanitarian: Meet Pip The Beach Cat

    Last fall, Emily Meadows and her husband took in a stray orange tabby kitten who they called Pip. Pip repaid the kindness by terrorizing their other cats and destroying their Ocean City, Maryland home. To help him extend energy in a more appropriate way, Emily began to take him on walks on the beach. She quickly discovered he loved digging in sand, swimming, and even riding surf boards. Six months later, Pip The Beach cat has become a local celebrity with worldwide fans, and Emily is a full-time cat "momager," who is currently orchestrating Pip's book launch, promoting his rap album, and bringing him nearly daily to do therapy cat work at local nursing homes. Annie talks to her about how finding a creative way to deal with her cat's behavior issues has led to a life neither she nor Pip could ever have predicted. 

    Notes:
    PipTheBeachCat.com 

    Facebook.com/ImFeelingPipsy

    Instagram.com/ImFeelingPipsy

    Pip's NYC adventures as chronicled by The NY Post  https://nypost.com/2019/02/15/this-bar-hopping-cat-is-nycs-hot-new-tourist-attraction/

    Pip's Guide To Ocean City https://pipthebeachcat.com/store/Pips-Guide-to-Ocean-City-Signed-Pre-Order-p134297476

    Pip's rap video: Big Pippin' By Yungg Bo Feat., with Lil P aka Lil Pip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFiXGQ5Z0Kw

    Pip's first rap album with Yungg Bo  https://soundcloud.com/user-604318223

    Morris The Cat's 1980s commercials  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGE4bPgzovI

    Orange cat genetics explained https://cattime.com/trending/11023-why-orange-cats-are-usually-male

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    • 53 min
    A busy person's guide to Operant Conditioning

    A busy person's guide to Operant Conditioning

    Positive Reinforcement, Negative Reinforcement, Positive Punishment and Negative Reinforcement: You may have heard these terms thrown around, but they're often misused or little understood. Together, they describe four different ways all animals learn by consequences-- aka, Operant Conditioning. In a rush to put up a podcast episode while her young baby naps, Annie challenges herself to describe each "quadrant" of Operant Conditioning in two and a half minutes.  

    Notes:  

    Phoebe controls the TV with her eyes  

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMQfFIJU_Ho

    Operant conditioning explained in Little Golden Books 

    https://anniegrossman.com/2012/03/training/punishment-reinforcement-in-little-golden-books-92902/6672/

    Operant conditioning explained on The Big Bang Theory Being 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XUvm_smWHY

    BF Skinner's Daughter 

    http://anniegrossman.com/2018/08/podcast/podcast-episode-21-bf-skinners-daughter-deborah-buzan-dispels-myths/9722/

    6 ways in which dogs and humans are exactly alike  

    https://anniegrossman.com/2018/04/science/6-ways-dogs-humans-exactly-alike/9419/

    A dog trainer's view of evolution 

    http://anniegrossman.com/2018/04/science/dog-trainers-view-evolution/9438/

    Episode 42: Let's talk about dog breeding with Cherrie Mahon 

    https://www.schoolforthedogs.com/podcasts/lets-talk-about-dog-breeding-with-cherrie-mahon-of-river-valley-doodles/

    Episode 44: Are you talking to your socks? Marie Kondo, Cesar Millan & training humans with snake oil

    https://www.schoolforthedogs.com/podcasts/episode-44/

    • 38 min

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