Toronto dog walker Amanda Factor is on a mission to learn more about dogs. Join her as she gets schooled by the experts on all sorts of dog-related topics.
36. How to become a certified dog trainer
Shayla Perry of Rover Cove teaches us why it's important for aspiring dog trainers to get certified, what sort of time and financial commitment to expect, and how to get your new training business off the ground.
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35. Can kids help with dog training?
Richard Gonzalez of The Domesticated Dog teaches us what kids learn when they train dogs, how to keep kids feeling excited and motivated, and why attending training sessions together benefits the whole family (and their dog).
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Extracurricular: A dog trainer reacts to Turner & Hooch
Returning guest Lyz Knight of Rover Rehab shares her reaction to the 1989 buddy cop classic Turner & Hooch, starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dogue de Bordeaux!
We discuss the movie from a dog trainer's perspective and consider important questions, such as: Why are the animal control officers so bad at their jobs? Should Tom Hanks' character be surprised when his house gets destroyed? And is it okay to give dogs chocolate chip cookies and beer?!
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34. Are you ready for a rescue dog?
Ben Micflikier of Polite Pets teaches us what to consider before adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue, what to expect the first few weeks with your adopted dog, and what to do if your adoption application gets turned down.
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33. How can you help your reactive dog?
Holly Ovington of Positive Paws Dog Training teaches us how to set your reactive dog up for success, why it's important to prevent reactions before they happen, and how to be more direct and advocate for your reactive dog.
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32. What's the problem with saying "be the pack leader"?
Dr. Valli Fraser-Celin (PhD) teaches us about her work studying wild canids and community dogs, why dogs aren't pack animals, and why language is important when we talk about our dogs.
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This podcast is accessible for dog guardians while taking a deep dive into some very interesting issues! Regardless of your experience with dogs, this podcast is rich with information and fun to listen to. As a dog trainer and behaviour consultant, and self-professed dog nerd, I find Teach Me About Doggies to be an impressive and very interesting listen! I’ve been recommending specific episodes to my clients as resources to refer to including the episodes on pet loss and play. With Amanda’s dedication to thoughtful exploration and a steady lineup of talented dog professionals I'm really looking forward to the future of this podcast and eagerly awaiting every episode. Well done!
I’m learning so much and I’ve listened to every episode twice so far because I don’t want to miss anything. So happy I found this, thank you for sharing such important information!
As a dog pro myself (dog walker and trainer and also the voice on the episode about choice haha) but I’ve seriously learned so much from this podcast so far. It’s so great to see trainers supporting each other and sharing their amazing knowledge. I truly see the world benefiting by you making this knowledge so approachable and casual. Keep it up, I’m a huge fan!