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In Sexier Than a Squirrel, the Official AbsoluteDogs Podcast, veterinary behaviourist Tom Mitchell and international agility competitor and professional dog trainer Lauren Langman talk training your dog, transforming your dog training struggles and getting real-life results through GAMES!

Sexier Than A Squirrel: Dog Training That Gets Real Life Results absoluteDogs

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 269 Ratings

In Sexier Than a Squirrel, the Official AbsoluteDogs Podcast, veterinary behaviourist Tom Mitchell and international agility competitor and professional dog trainer Lauren Langman talk training your dog, transforming your dog training struggles and getting real-life results through GAMES!

    Live, Laugh and Train ft. Ann McGloon

    Live, Laugh and Train ft. Ann McGloon

    Join us with Ann McGloon, a Pro Dog Trainer and incredible Scent Work Geek, Search and Rescue handler, top notch instructor, and an amazing human being. 
    Ann shares her experiences with us, how Pro Dog Trainer has grown her as an instructor, as well as offers her fresh perspective with her clients to help them reshape their dogs brain in the best way possible. 
    Listen in as Ann shares how games and concepts have helped her in her journey. We love talking with Ann as her passion, joy and optimism shines through. We delve into facing challenges with our dogs, with life and navigating tricky situations with a more optimistic approach.
    As someone who has been featured as a guest speaker at our Super Trainer Live annual dog training conference for both pet owners and dog trainers, Ann always offers wonderful insights. This podcast episode is filled to the brim with how your training, your relationship with your dog and daily life can be transformed through the joy that games bring from Ann's unique perspective. Jump in! 
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    • 40 min
    How To Fix A Broken Recall

    How To Fix A Broken Recall

    Your dog's recall should be instant! 

    If it isn't, would you like to have a dog that immediately (and quickly) comes back when called? If your dog's recall is broken, how can you enhance the experience so that your dog chooses you every single time?
    Does your dog question whether you're where the value is?Does your dog only respond when no distractions are present?How can you make your dog's recall reliable?Join us as we play a bit of top tips tennis and share how we achieve reliable recalls with our dogs. What games work for developing a recall? 

    The world is going to throw so many distractions at you and it is entirely possible, no matter your dog's breed (that includes sighthounds and huskies!), you can sort out your broken recall and overcome this struggle. 
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    • 14 min
    You Deserve Joy - Embracing Adversity ft. Justin Prust

    You Deserve Joy - Embracing Adversity ft. Justin Prust

    We face adversity daily. In this episode, we talk about how you can embrace the change that exists in your day to day to life and how you can embrace it, rather than run away from it or find yourself unable to escape its weight. 
    Join us with Justin Prust as we discuss how change can facilitate good things in our lives and how we can learn from our dogs in their approach to life. We talk about how adversity goes so much wider than the lives we live with our dogs and can be applied to the bigger picture too.
    We cover top tips on how you can meet adversity head-on, including growing a good bank, changing your language, as well as putting in place so many different strategies for the times that you face adversity that will encourage you to change and pivot in your perspective. 
    This is one episode you do not want to miss because the strategies can help you to transform how adversity impacts you, and even those around you. 
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    • 36 min
    When You Dread Walking Your Dog

    When You Dread Walking Your Dog

    Help! Walking my dog is stressful! How can we get past this?
    For many of us getting a dog consisted also of a dream of daily walks, adventures with this newfound canine friend, that would be fun, harmonious and peaceful. The isn’t always the reality. 
    This episode will empower you and give you the step-by-step breakdown of how you’re going to transform your daily walks from stress-full to stress-free! 
    How can you start your walk in the right way? 
    What does a walk mean for you?
    How is the walk moving your dog in the direction they need to go for their training?
    Is your dog rehearsing behaviour that isn’t what you’d like to see? What are some awesome, healthy alternative solutions to those crazy, chaotic walks?
    This episode is immense in the value that it offers. We know you’re going to love everything and you’ll be on the edge of your seat, ready to take action and achieve real-life results! 
    Check out http://absolutedogs.me/stoppulling 
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    • 19 min
    How To Reinvent Yourself

    How To Reinvent Yourself

    Join our very own Lauren Langman and Justin Prust as we talk on reinventing yourself. Justin Prust is an authority on corporate leadership, culture-building, change management and team development, and provides an empowering and innovative approach to continuous improvement . 
    When life changes, sometimes throwing unexpected obstacles our way, it can be an opportunity to reinvent yourself, and what’s truly exciting about this? 
    You can reinvent yourself no matter your age, no matter what you’ve done or where you intend to go with your life… 
    There is no “it’s too late” or “now is not the time”. Reinvention can be refreshing, revitalising and can lead you to exciting opportunities you would never have experienced. 
    No one ever says they regret not working enough or going on too many adventures that grew them as an individual. 
    This candid conversation will motivate and inspire you. Discover the questions that will empower you to get the results in your life that will help you to be the very best possible version of yourself. 
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    • 43 min
    Pulling On Lead Secrets

    Pulling On Lead Secrets

    Is a big part of your dog owning dream Stress-Free Walks?
    What are some top secrets to loose-lead success?
    Calm (not comatose calm, good-decision making calm!) Laying the foundation that encourages your dog to choose staying close vs. dragging to get to the end of the lead. Providing clarity in where the value is - not the distractions but rather the ability to discover the value in NOT engaging with the distractions of the world (this is HUGE!).We talk through these secrets and a few others to help you get to a place where you can see the wins and successes that begin to grow your dog into the best version of themselves they can, and that you both can be, as a team together. 
    Overcome your dog’s pulling on lead struggles with these top tips. 
    And released today, we have compiled the core exercises, skill build ups, and learning in an epic Pulling on Lead mini course that you can discover right now. 
    And a gift for our Training Academy members! (Listen in members, this is yours, for FREE!). 
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
269 Ratings

269 Ratings

T&G's mum ,

Great episode this week

The best dog training podcast ever. This was my introduction to Absolute Dogs training programmes and with their help my two naughty dogs are now a joy to be with. Team “Lauren and Blink” winning at Crufts was a victory for all of us who believe wholeheartedly in the Absolute Dogs way of training.

LaurzRy ,

Must listen for all dog owners

I’ve binge listened to this podcast over the last few months since getting my new puppy and it’s not only revolutionised my training but also empowered me to trust my instincts that the traditional ‘puppy class/puppy training’ is boring and not the right thing for me or him. I’ve since subscribed to the Sexier Than A Squirrel challenge and now the Training academy. In fact I’m becoming slightly obsessed with everything absolute dogs!! An amazing, uplifting and REAL podcast.

Sazlbt ,

Just Awesome - turning struggles to strengths with games!

Tom & Lauren of Absolute Dogs have become a HUGE part of my everyday life… they were the lifeline I needed when my dogs struggles were becoming too much to handle and hope was slipping away. Tom & Lauren have given me the hope back and now my dogs struggles are working towards becoming strengths instead.

The change in my dog since taking on the Absolute Dogs principles and making games a way of life is incredible… we still have a way to go but we are on the right path and have the very best support team behind us… try it out you won’t regret it.

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