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Welcome to the Canine Conversations Podcast: where we’re positively obsessed with behavior. Join certified dog trainers as we discuss case studies, explore training concepts, and interview experts in the field of behavior.

The hosts of this show include Marissa Martino, owner of Paws and Reward Dog Training in Boulder, CO, Ursa Acree, a co-owner of Canis Major Dog Training in Denver, CO, and lastly, Kayla Fratt, the owner of Journey Dog Training, a remote, online business.

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Canine Conversations Marissa Martino, Kayla Fratt, Ursa Acree

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Welcome to the Canine Conversations Podcast: where we’re positively obsessed with behavior. Join certified dog trainers as we discuss case studies, explore training concepts, and interview experts in the field of behavior.

The hosts of this show include Marissa Martino, owner of Paws and Reward Dog Training in Boulder, CO, Ursa Acree, a co-owner of Canis Major Dog Training in Denver, CO, and lastly, Kayla Fratt, the owner of Journey Dog Training, a remote, online business.

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    Ep. 43: Mythbusting Part Two

    Ep. 43: Mythbusting Part Two

    Join Marissa, Ursa, and Kayla as they discuss dog training myths including:

    - Comforting a scared dog teaches the dog to be scared
    - A single dog training class is all the obedience/training your dog needs
    - Feeding your dog human food teaches them to beg
    - Shock collars don’t hurt

    Marissa also had a special announcement: she is leaving the podcast to start her own podcast, all about dog-human relationships. We’ll miss her and hope to have her back as a frequent guest!

    • 59 min
    Ep 42: Myth-busting Part 1

    Ep 42: Myth-busting Part 1

    Join all three of us, Ursa, Kayla, and Marissa discuss common dog training myths and what to do with your dog instead. They discuss topics such as socialization, canine body language, whether or not dogs are doing things out of spite. Check it out! 

    • 30 min
    Ep 41: Is Aggression Ever Really Fixed?

    Ep 41: Is Aggression Ever Really Fixed?

    In today's episode, we're going to be discussing a very complex and even controversial topic - is aggression ever "fixed"? This is a matter of extensive debate in the dog training world, and a question that looms large in the mind of any pet parent who struggles with a dog that engages in aggressive behavior. When is your training finished? Is it ever finished? How do we determine if aggressive behavior is no longer a concern? Join Kayla, Marissa, and Ursa as we explore this topic!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 40: Education and Certifications for Trainers

    Ep 40: Education and Certifications for Trainers

    Join Kayla and Marissa discuss continuing education opportunities and the importance of certifications. This episode is designed to help support your educational journey and the resources listed below should give you a great place to start! 

    • 59 min
    Ep 39: Exotic Zoo Animals and Dogs!

    Ep 39: Exotic Zoo Animals and Dogs!

    How does being an exotic animal trainer and zookeeper relate to dog training? Kayla Fratt and Emily Martin discuss how the zoo field has made Emily a better dog trainer, the most challenging animal Emily has ever trained, and much more.

    • 50 min
    Ep 38: Case Study - Dealing with Anxiety, Fear & Reactivity

    Ep 38: Case Study - Dealing with Anxiety, Fear & Reactivity

    Today's episode includes Kayla Fratt, of Journey Dog Training, interview her amazing client, Caroline. Caroline reached out to Kayla several months ago to work on her dog's behavior concerns. Sonic is a four-year-old chihuahua with a variety of different anxious and fear behaviors. Marissa Martino, of Paws & Reward, joins the episode to hear about their current behavior modification process and offer another perspective. 

    • 1 hr 9 min

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