5 episodes

For dogs that find themselves living with a Veteran with PTSD, they become that person’s lifeline giving them a reason to get out and about, create new habits and develop new routines. M.A.D for Dogs exists to Make A Difference to the mental and physical well being of dogs by creating positive change in the way they are understood. ​We help you get to know your dog and explain how important it is to give them freedom and time to be themselves to choose what they would like to do. We create a safe non-judgemental environment and show you ways to encourage them to enjoy downtime in order to relax, reboot and recharge. We support you by sharing takeaway tips and skills for you to use, so you can recognise when your dog needs help and are equipped to give them what they need. We speak up for dogs and tell you things your dog would love you to know.

M.A.D for Dogs Eryn Martyn-Godfrey

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

For dogs that find themselves living with a Veteran with PTSD, they become that person’s lifeline giving them a reason to get out and about, create new habits and develop new routines. M.A.D for Dogs exists to Make A Difference to the mental and physical well being of dogs by creating positive change in the way they are understood. ​We help you get to know your dog and explain how important it is to give them freedom and time to be themselves to choose what they would like to do. We create a safe non-judgemental environment and show you ways to encourage them to enjoy downtime in order to relax, reboot and recharge. We support you by sharing takeaway tips and skills for you to use, so you can recognise when your dog needs help and are equipped to give them what they need. We speak up for dogs and tell you things your dog would love you to know.

    Fling Less February with Matt Donovan

    Fling Less February with Matt Donovan

    In this episode, we have a brilliant guest, Matt Donovan, from South West Dog Skills, join us to talk about his initiative Fling-Less February. He shares, what it is and how you can take part in it.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/flinglessfeb

    Flingers, launchers, slingers... whatever you call them, they have their place but did you know constantly flinging a ball on your dog's walks can have the opposite effect to what you may be hoping for.
    When a dog chases a ball they have a release of adrenaline.
    This adrenaline can stay in the body for hours after a walk and can make settling difficult. If you use a flinger and ball on every walk your dog may not have a chance for their adrenaline level to return to normal, before it is raised again on the next walk. Leading to them in a constant high state.
    If you think you need to take your dog out for at least an hour at a time and take a flinger to tire them, think again! This group will provide you with some ideas to help.
    Fling-less Feb isn’t about getting rid of the flinger altogether but it’s about creating walks where you are able to engage with your dog more, build your partnership with them and create a more settled and calm dog.
    Our challenge to you is to halve the amount of flinging walks you do and swap them for some of the ideas below:
    Sniff walk - Allowing your dog to explore the environment and find treats that have been laid to encourage your dog to sniff. Let them lead you!
    30in30 - using 30 treats in 30 mins whilst out on a walk to maximise engagement with you.
    Check-in challenge - have a focus on rewarding your dog every time they choose to look at you whilst you are walking.
    Training walk - Pick something that either you or your dog would like to work on. This might happen at home to start with before progressing to the park or field.
    Rest days - Take days off from walking. See what happens if you set up some mental enrichment activities at home.

    M.A.D for Dogs exists to Make A Difference to dogs’ mental and physical well-being by creating positive change in the way they are understood. ​

    If you'd like to learn more about Eryn and Rach and what we do at MAD for Dogs
    https://madfordogs.co.uk/
    https://www.facebook.com/madfordogsuk/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/madfordogscommunity/

    If you'd like to learn more about the services Eryn and Rach offer for Pet Dogs
    https://believeinmagic.dog/
    https://www.facebook.com/believeinmagic.dog
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/believeinmagic.training

    We would love to feature some questions from ‘real’ people. So, if you’d like to ask something and have it answered within one of the Podcasts you can now leave a voice memo here, if we feature the question we will email you with the episode info. All you need to do is visit this link press the button and record your questions, simple as that. 
    https://telb.ee/j1xze

    • 23 min
    Busting some myths around Rescue Dogs

    Busting some myths around Rescue Dogs

    Eryn is joined by Rescue Dog Guardian Nicole Mezzasalma in this episode to bust some of the myths surrounding rescuing a dog.

    We believe that dog owners don’t know what they don’t know, so we give you the evidence and the science behind why your gut is telling you not to follow the grain.

    If you'd like to learn more about Eryn
    https://believeinmagic.dog/
    https://www.facebook.com/believeinmagic.dog
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/believeinmagic.training

    • 20 min
    Do you have Dog Guilt?

    Do you have Dog Guilt?

    Do you feel guilty all the time? Are you always worried that you aren't doing enough for your dog? In this episode we discuss where this comes from and how you can help yourself and your dog too.

    Eryn is joined by Amanda Miles from My Aerial Home to discuss this topic.

    We believe that dog owners don’t know what they don’t know, so we give you the evidence and the science behind why your gut is telling you not to follow the grain.

    If you'd like to learn more about Eryn
    https://believeinmagic.dog/
    https://www.facebook.com/believeinmagic.dog
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/believeinmagic.training

    If you would like to learn more about Amanda
    https://www.myaerialhome.co.uk

    • 24 min
    What is a Reinforcer?

    What is a Reinforcer?

    Once again Eryn is joined by Louise Bater from Happiest Hounds, in this episode they discuss thinking outside the box when looking at what can reinforce and motivate your dog.

    We believe that dog owners don’t know what they don’t know, so we give you the evidence and the science behind why your gut is telling you not to follow the grain.

    If you'd like to learn more about Eryn
    https://believeinmagic.dog/
    https://www.facebook.com/believeinmagic.dog
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/believeinmagic.training

    If you would like to learn more about Louise
    https://www.happiesthounds.com

    • 30 min
    My dog chases other animals, help!

    My dog chases other animals, help!

    In this episode we have a great question from Mark Evans about what to do if your dog chases horses, cattle or other animals.

    We believe that dog owners don’t know what they don’t know, so we give you the evidence and the science behind why your gut is telling you not to follow the grain.

    If you'd like to learn more about Eryn
    https://believeinmagic.dog/
    https://www.facebook.com/believeinmagic.dog
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/believeinmagic.training

    We would love to feature some questions from ‘real’ people. So, if you’d like to ask something and have it answered within one of the Podcasts you can now leave a voice memo here, if we feature the question we will email you with the episode info. All you need to do is visit this link press the button and record your questions, simple as that. 
    https://telb.ee/j1xze

    • 16 min

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