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This podcast will help you understand how dogs think and learn. We'll talk about all kinds of topics including how to teach your dog to come when called, walk without pulling, and respond every time you call his name. We'll also talk about some ideas for spending quality time with your four-legged family member. McCann Dogs helps dog owners to have a well behaved four-legged family member with over 500 dogs each and every week. So enjoy the conversation that comes from the wealth of experience of our trainers.

The McCann Dog Training Podcast McCann Dogs

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    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings

This podcast will help you understand how dogs think and learn. We'll talk about all kinds of topics including how to teach your dog to come when called, walk without pulling, and respond every time you call his name. We'll also talk about some ideas for spending quality time with your four-legged family member. McCann Dogs helps dog owners to have a well behaved four-legged family member with over 500 dogs each and every week. So enjoy the conversation that comes from the wealth of experience of our trainers.

    Avoid The Dog Training Mistakes I Made With My First Dog

    Avoid The Dog Training Mistakes I Made With My First Dog

    In this episode, Instructor Ken and Instructor Shannon will talk about the dogs that they first trained with McCann Dogs. They will also talk about the important lessons they learned from those training experiences.



    Here's a link to our YouTube channel for more training tips: https://www.youtube.com/mccanndogs



    We Have A FULLY SUPPORTED Puppy Essentials Training Program Online! 

    Train With Us To Make Your Puppy Training More Enjoyable And To Give Your Puppy The Best Start Possible: https://www.McCannDogs.Link/PuppyEssentials 



    Are you looking for a personalized training plan for YOUR dog? We now have a HomeSchool program, for dogs over 5 months old, that's fully supported with a McCann Dogs trainer for YOU. Check out: https://mccanndogs.link/LifeSkills



    Thanks for listening!

    Happy Training! ~Ken

    • 38 min
    Are You Removing Dog Training Tools Too Soon?

    Are You Removing Dog Training Tools Too Soon?

    Do you rush to get rid of training aids? Do you take your leash off before your dog has a reliable recall? Do you try to remove food from training before value has been added to a skill? Do you throw the crate out while your pup still has unreliable habits in the house?

    What if I told you you are making your life MUCH more difficult?

    Here's a link to our YouTube channel for more training tips: https://www.youtube.com/mccanndogs

    We Have A FULLY SUPPORTED Puppy Essentials Training Program Online! 

    Train With Us To Make Your Puppy Training More Enjoyable And To Give Your Puppy The Best Start Possible: https://www.McCannDogs.Link/PuppyEssentials 

    Are you looking for a personalized training plan for YOUR dog? We now have a HomeSchool program, for dogs over 5 months old, that's fully supported with a McCann Dogs trainer for YOU. Check out: https://mccanndogs.link/LifeSkills

    Thanks for listening!

    Happy Training! ~Ken

    • 39 min
    The Truth About Playing Tug With Your Dog

    The Truth About Playing Tug With Your Dog

    You may have heard that playing tug with your dog can cause possessiveness and aggression. We're going to talk about how playing tug with your dog can actually have a different impact on your training!

    Here's a link to our YouTube channel for more training tips: https://www.youtube.com/mccanndogs

    We Have A FULLY SUPPORTED Puppy Essentials Training Program Online! 

    Train With Us To Make Your Puppy Training More Enjoyable And To Give Your Puppy The Best Start Possible: https://www.McCannDogs.Link/PuppyEssentials 

    Are you looking for a personalized training plan for YOUR dog? We now have a HomeSchool program, for dogs over 5 months old, that's fully supported with a McCann Dogs trainer for YOU. Check out: https://mccanndogs.link/LifeSkills



    Thanks for listening!

    Happy Training! ~Ken

    • 25 min
    Nature VS Nurture - Using Both to Improve Your Training and Relationship with your Dog

    Nature VS Nurture - Using Both to Improve Your Training and Relationship with your Dog

    Some debates are timeless, spanning decades and centuries. One debate where there's no denying the waters run deep is Nature VS Nurture and which might be driving behavior. Trying to discern the role of both when sharing time and space with beings of the 4-legged variety can be astounding when you take a deep dive. This post will help you identify how to use your dog's nature to strengthen your training efforts and how to give the relationship you share with your dog a great boost by appealing to those instincts!

    Blog Post: https://mccanndogs.com/blog-page/387-nature-vs-nurture

    Dog Breeds - Types Of Dogs: https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/

    Here's a link to our YouTube channel for more training tips: https://www.youtube.com/mccanndogs



    We Have A FULLY SUPPORTED Puppy Essentials Training Program Online! 

    Train With Us To Make Your Puppy Training More Enjoyable And To Give Your Puppy The Best Start Possible: https://www.McCannDogs.Link/PuppyEssentials 



    Are you looking for a personalized training plan for YOUR dog? We now have a HomeSchool program, for dogs over 5 months old, that's fully supported with a McCann Dogs trainer for YOU. Check out: https://mccanndogs.link/Lifeskills



    Thanks for listening!

    Happy Training! ~Ken

    • 30 min
    Dog Training Bribe VS Reward - What's the Difference?

    Dog Training Bribe VS Reward - What's the Difference?

    Bribe VS Reward - how to successfully teach a skill using food without making your dog dependent on it!

    Dog Bribe = relying on showing your dog food in order to get a response. What's the problem? If the thing your dog wants to do is more motivating than your food, you lose!

    Dog Reward = the paycheck that comes AFTER the dog has responded successfully to a cue you've previously taught.

    Dog Lure = Using food for a SHORT period of time in the beginning stages of teaching a skill to show the dog what you expect.

    Knowing how and when to use and remove food is important for sustained reliability. If food is removed too early, the skill won't have enough reinforcement history to stand on its own. If done too late, your dog may become dependent on seeing the food in your hand to understand the cue.

    Here's a link to our YouTube channel for more training tips: https://www.youtube.com/mccanndogs



    We Have A FULLY SUPPORTED Puppy Essentials Training Program Online! 

    Train With Us To Make Your Puppy Training More Enjoyable And To Give Your Puppy The Best Start Possible: https://www.McCannDogs.Link/PuppyEssentials 



    Are you looking for a personalized training plan for YOUR dog? We now have a HomeSchool program, for dogs over 5 months old, that's fully supported with a McCann Dogs trainer for YOU. Check out: https://mccanndogs.link/HomeSchool



    Thanks for listening!

    Happy Training! ~Ken

    • 25 min
    Possession and How it Fits in Modern Dogdom

    Possession and How it Fits in Modern Dogdom

    Is your pup SWEET as pie when they have a special, valued item? GOOD! Keep reading....

    This article is STILL for you!!!

    It truly seems like things come in themes in dogdom. I think this is a combination of the ever-evolving role of dogs in our lives and the awareness that society dedicates to a specific theme or problem.

    One theme that seems to be common at the moment is dogs showing specifically targeted possession or 'resource guarding' of valuable items. Things like real bones, bully sticks, rawhides (please note that we don't recommend rawhide due to the inherent dangers associated with it) are very valuable items to most dogs. When introduced properly, they can be a wonderful treat for your dog without being dangerous.

    Here's a link to our YouTube channel for more training tips: https://www.youtube.com/mccanndogs



    We Have A FULLY SUPPORTED Puppy Essentials Training Program Online! 

    Train With Us To Make Your Puppy Training More Enjoyable And To Give Your Puppy The Best Start Possible: https://www.McCannDogs.Link/PuppyEssentials 



    Are you looking for a personalized training plan for YOUR dog? We now have a HomeSchool program, for dogs over 5 months old, that's fully supported with a McCann Dogs trainer for YOU. Check out: https://mccanndogs.link/HomeSchool



    Thanks for listening!

    Happy Training! ~Ken

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

Michelle, a movie lover ,

Must listen to Podcast if you are a dog owner

I have a young dog that is currently in training at McCann’s. And there are times when I am over-whelmed or struggling with a training issue, even though I attend a weekly session. So I listen to the relevant podcast. It helps me 1) understand I am not the only person who has struggled 2) explore dog psychology... how a dog thinks vs a human, and 3) me realize how I can do things differently and make it FUN. And it has changed my handling of my older dogs. Highly motivational for me.

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