199 episodes

Dog trainer, blogger, competitor.

Cog-Dog Radio Sarah Stremming, The Cognitive Canine

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 193 Ratings

Dog trainer, blogger, competitor.

    Self-Regulation with Shade Whitesel

    Self-Regulation with Shade Whitesel

    Shade Whitesel is a dog trainer and IPO (Schutzhund) competitor with twenty years of experience working with sport and pet dogs. Shade is a sought-after seminar presenter and a thorough and compassionate online teacher. She and Sarah sat down to talk about the nuanced and complicated topic of self-regulation in dogs.

    Find Shade here:
    http://shadesdogtraining.net/
    And her instagram handle is @shadewhitesel

    Anti-Racism Resources:

    https://robindiangelo.com/publications/
    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://www.naacp.org/
    https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1

    The Connection Summit Conversations
    https://paws-reward.teachable.com/p/csseries

    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/cogdogradio

    • 1 hr 17 min
    What is Engagement?

    What is Engagement?

    Engagement is a popular buzzword in dog training, but what the heck is it? Can we train it? Is it easier in some dogs than in others? How do we know it is happening, and do we need to cue it? All that and more, enjoy!

    Anti-Racism Resources:

    https://robindiangelo.com/publications/
    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://www.naacp.org/
    https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1

    The Connection Summit Conversations
    https://paws-reward.teachable.com/p/csseries

    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/cogdogradio

    • 16 min
    Reinforcement Strategies

    Reinforcement Strategies

    In this episode Sarah provides explanations, examples, and tips for what reinforcement strategies to use, and when. Hint: you’re always using one, so you might as well be smart about it.

    Anti-Racism Resources:

    https://robindiangelo.com/publications/
    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://www.naacp.org/
    https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1

    The Connection Summit Conversations
    https://paws-reward.teachable.com/p/csseries

    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/cogdogradio

    • 23 min
    Frustration Barking

    Frustration Barking

    Keeping communication clear with our dogs is the key to reducing or eliminating barking during training, but that’s hard to do if someone is yelling at you! Some tips, as well as explanations of this common issue are in store in this episode.

    Anti-Racism Resources:

    https://robindiangelo.com/publications/
    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://www.naacp.org/
    https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1

    The Connection Summit Conversations
    https://paws-reward.teachable.com/p/csseries

    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/cogdogradio

    • 19 min
    Minisode #2: More Patreon Questions!

    Minisode #2: More Patreon Questions!

    Dogs that hate harnesses, enrichment ideas for raw feeders, and more!

    Anti-Racism Resources:

    https://robindiangelo.com/publications/
    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://www.naacp.org/
    https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1

    The Connection Summit Conversations
    https://paws-reward.teachable.com/p/csseries

    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/cogdogradio

    • 18 min
    Burnout and Why it Matters to You and Your Dog with Emily Nagoski

    Burnout and Why it Matters to You and Your Dog with Emily Nagoski

    In this crossover episode with the Paws and Reward Podcast Sarah and Marissa sat down to chat with writer, speaker, educator, and overall lovely human Emily Nagoski to talk about the cycles emotions take in our bodies and why it matters for our dogs and ourselves. Emily is the co-author (with her twin sister Amelia Nagoski) of the book Burnout: the Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, which should be on every dog trainer’s shelf.

    https://www.emilynagoski.com/
    https://www.burnoutbook.net/

    Anti-Racism Resources:

    https://robindiangelo.com/publications/
    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://www.naacp.org/
    https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1

    The Connection Summit Conversations
    https://paws-reward.teachable.com/p/csseries

    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/cogdogradio

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

wackissej ,

Dog nerds, listen to this!

I binged this whole show over the past few months because it is that good. You may not agree with everything Sarah says, but she will make you think and you will learn something. Lots of great guests, too!

DogMomma1982 ,

Really enjoyed today’s episode (1/20/21)

I really enjoyed today’s episode in regard to dog behavior. The interview was very interesting and definitely in line with my beliefs. I love watching
My dogs do something instinctual (like chasing a lure etc.), you can see the pure joy it brings to their eyes. Keep it up!

abbymh ,

Only listened to one episode

And it was “The Myth of ‘No Bad Dogs, Only Bad Owners.’” I just wanted to thank Sarah and Trish for this episode. I can’t even tell you all the parts of the discussion that resonated with me, are things that I’ve thought myself, but felt uncomfortable talking about with others. Debates about dogs, like so many things, have become polarizing, grounded in all or nothing thinking. And this was such a balanced perspective that I greatly appreciated. I look forward to listening to more episodes.

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