34 episodes

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 34: Types of Reinforcement for our Dogs

    Ep 34: Types of Reinforcement for our Dogs

    In today’s episode, Marissa Martino of Paws & Reward and Kayla Fratt of Journey Dog Training discuss a variety of reinforcements you can offer your dog during training sessions and real-life scenarios. This episode goes beyond treats and gives pet parents a ton of other great, creative ideas to use when reinforcing behavior. 

    • 54 min
    Ep 33: Plenty in Life is Free with Kathy Sdao

    Ep 33: Plenty in Life is Free with Kathy Sdao

    Marissa Martino of Paws & Reward Dog Training in Boulder, CO interviews Kathy Sdao of Bright Spot Dog Training in WA. In today’s episode, they talk about a very important concept that can make an impact in these 3 areas:

    Improving your dog’s behavior
    Improving your behavior when interacting with your dog
    Enhancing your relationship with your canine companion

    The concept is called Plenty in Life is Free which may seem contrary to the ever-popular dog training concept: Nothing in Life is Free. 

    • 55 min
    Ep 32: What Should I Do With This Puppy?! With Megan Elizabeth

    Ep 32: What Should I Do With This Puppy?! With Megan Elizabeth

    Kayla Fratt speaks to Megan Lundberg about puppy socialization and training. Megan works for The Canine Coach running their puppy days school program, meaning she spends most of her working hours caring for, training, and socializing puppies. 

    • 58 min
    Ep 31: Dog Park Design and its Effect on Behavior with Jennifer Berg

    Ep 31: Dog Park Design and its Effect on Behavior with Jennifer Berg

    Ursa Acree speaks to Jennifer Berg with Oberhund Dog Services in Regina, Saskatchewan. In this episode, they discuss Jennifer’s study on dog park design and how it affects dog behavior - namely, how elements of a dog park can help create or avoid potential dog-dog conflicts. They take a look at some of the flaws in current dog park design, what would make an ideal dog park, and how guardians can change their behavior to make visits more successful. 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep 30: House Training Your Puppy!

    Ep 30: House Training Your Puppy!

    Join Kayla Fratt of Journey Dog Training and Marissa Martino of Paws & Reward discuss a puppy house training case and share their ideal house training setup when you bring home a new puppy!

    • 58 min
    Ep 29: Gut Health with Dr. Angie Krause

    Ep 29: Gut Health with Dr. Angie Krause

    Join Marissa Martino of Paws & Reward interview Dr. Angie Krause of Boulder Holistic Vet discuss the importance of supporting your dog's gut health for physical and behavioral benefits. Dr. Angie introduces the 5 ways you can support your dog's gut health today!

    • 34 min

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