63 episodes

Follow Los Angeles-based Certified Dog Trainer Susan Light as she seeks to learn from the industry's best and become worthy of the title: Sensei of the Doggy Dojo!!

Susan interviews experts from all over the world about their specialties in the Dog world and shares the conversations with you, the dog lover!

Doggy Dojo Susan Light

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Follow Los Angeles-based Certified Dog Trainer Susan Light as she seeks to learn from the industry's best and become worthy of the title: Sensei of the Doggy Dojo!!

Susan interviews experts from all over the world about their specialties in the Dog world and shares the conversations with you, the dog lover!

    Do Dogs Feel Guilt? With Dr Lisa Radosta

    Do Dogs Feel Guilt? With Dr Lisa Radosta

    Lisa Radosta DVM, DACVB

    Dr. Radosta graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She completed a residency in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. During her residency, she was awarded the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Resident research award two years in a row. 

    Dr. Radosta is the owner of Florida Veterinary Behavior Service, a specialty behavior practice in southeast Florida and co-owns Dog Nerds, an online educational resource for owners whose pets have behavior disorders.

    She is a sought after speaker nationally and internationally. She is a coauthor of several books including: Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, 4th edition and From Fearful to Fear Free. She is a contributing author for Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult, Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior, Decoding your Cat, Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses and Feline and Small Animal Pediatrics. 

    She has published research articles in the Journal of Applied Animal Behavior Science, Journal of Veterinary Behavior and The Veterinary Journal and written review articles for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Compendium, NAVC, Veterinary Team Brief, Clinician’s Brief and AAHA Newstat. She has served on the Fear Free Executive Council and the AAHA Behavior Management Task Force.

    She has been interviewed for many publications including Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Palm Beach Post, NAVC Clinician’s Brief, Sun Sentinel, WebMD, AAHA trends, Real Simple, Good News for Pets, Catster, DVM 360 and AAHA News Stat. She has appeared on Lifetime television, Laurie Live, local news in southeast Florida, Mitch Wilder's Amazing Pet Discoveries, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, Steve Dale's Pet Talk and Dogs, CNBC and Cats and Scapegoats. 

    Legal Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute advice or professional services by either the host nor any of the guests. 

    Website: https://drlisaradosta.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlisaradosta/

    Recommends: Dr. Evan Maclean, Director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center https://dogs.arizona.edu/people/dr-evan-maclean

    If you want to work with me, Susan Light, you can find me at:

    www.doggydojopodcast.com

    The music was written by Mac Light, you can find him at:

    www.maclightsongwriter.com

    If you like the show, please Subscribe, Rate, Review, and Share to help others find the show! I'll see you in two weeks with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!

    • 32 min
    Canine Body Language with Karishma Warr

    Canine Body Language with Karishma Warr

    Canine Body Language is one of my favorite topics! We humans are always misreading our dogs! Let’s spend 30 minutes learning more about what they’re trying to say to us!

    Karishma Warr (they/them) is a Co-founder, and the Head of Training and Behavior at Calm Canine Academy. Karishma is an industry leader and international speaker. They specialise in complex dog behaviors concerning fear, anxiety and aggression.



    Legal Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute advice or professional services by either the host nor any of the guests.



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/calmcanineacademy/

    Website: https://www.calmcanineacademy.com/



    If you want to work with me, Susan Light, you can find me at:

    www.doggydojopodcast.com

    The music was written by Mac Light, you can find him at:

    www.maclightsongwriter.com

    If you like the show, please Subscribe, Rate, Review, and Share to help others find the show! I'll see you in two weeks with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!

    • 35 min
    Dog Meets Baby with Dominika Knossalla-Pado

    Dog Meets Baby with Dominika Knossalla-Pado

    Dominika Knossalla is a Certified Dog Trainer and the founder of Dog Meets Baby. She lives in beautiful San Francisco with her 6-year-old twins and a yellow Labrador Retriever named Lola. Dominika graduated with honors from the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers (called the Harvard of Dog Training).

    Lola’s predatory reaction to her newborn twins was one of the main reasons why she started Dog Meets Baby. Dominika is passionate about helping parents of young children and dogs (like herself) who want real tips and solutions to keep everyone safe. She wants parents to have an action plan when they bring their baby home and know what to do when their baby becomes mobile.

    Legal Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute advice or professional services by either the host nor any of the guests. 

    Website - https://bit.ly/3YJfThm

    Pre-baby courses - https://bit.ly/3QPX8qE

    Toddler Course - https://bit.ly/3E87wCo

    Free Toddlers & Dogs Guide - https://bit.ly/3Lfg3aT

    Free Preparation Checklist - https://bit.ly/3YJXYXU

    Free Toxic Foods Checklist - https://bit.ly/45i59sB

    Instagram - @DogMeets_Baby - https://www.instagram.com/dogmeets_baby/

    If you want to work with me, Susan Light, you can find me at:

    www.doggydojopodcast.com

    The music was written by Mac Light, you can find him at:

    www.maclightsongwriter.com

    If you like the show, please Subscribe, Rate, Review, and Share to help others find the show! I'll see you in two weeks with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!

    • 30 min
    Play with Dr Amy Cook

    Play with Dr Amy Cook

    Dr. Cook is an International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, a longstanding professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and was one of the first trainers nationally to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through independent evaluation. Dr. Cook received her Ph.D. in Psychology from UC Berkeley, with her research focusing on the dog-human relationship and its effect on the problem solving strategies dogs employ. Dr. Cook is the founder and creator of the Play Way and a popular instructor for the online school, The Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. She has been training dogs for nearly 30 years, and has specialized in the rehabilitation of shy and fearful dogs for over 20 years. 

    Legal Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute advice or professional services by either the host nor any of the guests. 

    Website:

    http://playwaydogs.com/

    Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/doggeek/ 

    Play Way Course:https://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/index.php/courses/84

    About the Host

    If you want to work with me, Susan Light, you can find me at:

    www.doggydojopodcast.com

    The music was written by Mac Light, you can find him at:

    www.maclightsongwriter.com

    If you like the show, please Subscribe, Rate, Review, and Share to help others find the show! I'll see you in two weeks with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!

    • 29 min
    Loose Leash Walking with Sylvia Wes

    Loose Leash Walking with Sylvia Wes

    Today I'm joined by multi-certified trainer Sylvia Wes!



    My name is Sylvia Wes, I have been a certified dog trainer for 7 years. I am currently working as an early developmental and reactivity/ aggression specialist.  While I am a certified professional dog trainer, the majority of my cases revolve around behavior consulting and modification.



    I have been working with dogs in a professional capacity for over a decade.  I got my start in the rescue sector, running a huge no kill center in DTLA with over 200 animals in our care.  I forayed into pet care as a special needs and geriatric care specialist before diving into the world of dog training.



    I am passionate about science based, positive reinforcement training.  I currently hold two certification and am seeking a new certification in behavior consulting. I believe in the power of individual learning, radical consideration and choice based learning models to help propel your relationship with your dog to next level.



    Let me help guide you into a new world of better communication, meeting your dog's needs and human animal bonding to last your dog's lifetime.  Anything is possible with though the power of love, patience and science.



    Instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/dogupinthisbitch/

    Website:

    https://www.dogupinthisbitch.com/ 

    YouTube Series: “Bitching with Sylvia”

    https://www.youtube.com/@dogupinthisbitch/featured 

    Hansel and Gretel Exercise:

    Hansel & Gretel-BCP.pdf https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Oq1fRnvDv9KSW5N9rCTAu8tM0sCwsnz6/view?usp=drive_link 

    Sylvia’s First Episode:

    “Dogs in the News”

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doggy-dojo/id1542560229?i=1000515968600

    If your dog is Reactive, check out:

    “Reactive Dogs with Juliana Willems”

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doggy-dojo/id1542560229?i=1000518816976

    “Leash Reactivity” Crossover episode 

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doggy-dojo/id1542560229?i=1000551874185

    If you’re curious about equipment choices, check out

    “Collars and Harnesses: Equipment Part 1 with Renee Rhoades”

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doggy-dojo/id1542560229?i=1000561796809

    “Leashes and Management Tools, Equipment Part 2 with Renee Rhoades”

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doggy-dojo/id1542560229?i=1000564669620



    If you want to work with me, Susan Light, you can find me at:

    www.doggydojopodcast.com

    The music was written by Mac Light, you can find him at:

    www.maclightsongwriter.com

    If you like the show, please Subscribe, Rate, Review, and Share to help others find the show! I'll see you in two weeks with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!

    • 26 min
    Predation Substitute Training with Simone Mueller

    Predation Substitute Training with Simone Mueller

    Simone Mueller, MA is a certified dog trainer and dog behaviour consultant (ATN) from Germany. She specialises in force-free anti-predation training and is the author of the three books of the Predation Substitute Training series “Hunting Together”, “Rocket Recall” and “Don’t Eat That”. Simone is proud to be an Associate Trainer at the Scotland-based Lothlorien Dog Training Club (AT-LDTC) and a member of The Initiative of Force-Free Dog Training, the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE).

    Follow Simone’s work on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/predationsubstitutetraining) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/predation_substitute_training/) #predationsubstitutetraining

    Learn more: http://www.predation-substitute-training.com



    Legal Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute advice or professional services by either the host nor any of the guests. 

    If you want to work with me, Susan Light, you can find me at:

    www.doggydojopodcast.com

    The music was written by Mac Light, you can find him at:

    www.maclightsongwriter.com

    If you like the show, please Subscribe, Rate, Review, and Share to help others find the show! I'll see you in two weeks with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

drwhitneypsych ,

Learning so much!

I have learned so much about ways to take care of my dog, engage my dog, understand my dog, and train my dog through this podcast! It’s been huge in helping me feel confident as a doggy mom!

SuznHope ,

The Doggy Dojo Podcast is Amazing!

This is the most informative dog podcast I’ve ever listened to. The host, Susan, gets the best, most authoritative voices in the industry.

DaleBuch ,

Great info

This podcast inspired me to start my own. 😃 Thank you!

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