23 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 • 12 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!

    Trick Training with Celine Yang

    Trick Training with Celine Yang

    Trick training is a super fun activity for you and your dog! Learn how to choose what to teach, how to break it down, and how to get your dog a trick title without leaving your house!

    Celine Yang is a pet dog trainer at The Pet Republic in Cambridge, MA. She graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional program in 2016 and continues to pursue education regarding the behavior struggles that deeply impact her urban-lifestyle clients such as isolation distress and reactive behaviors. Celine has two pups of her own: a shiba inu, named Severus, and a GSD mixed-breed, named Whizbee. A true training addict, Celine is willing to try almost any dog-related sport or activity her dogs might enjoy. Her current favorites are trick training, agility, nosework, canicross, and hiking.

    IG: @dogwarts.school.of.bitchcraft

    https://domorewithyourdog.com/DogTricks/

    Sara Brueske

    Drinking from the Toilet Podcast

    Emily Larlham YouTube Channel

    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 next Tuesday with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!


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    • 46 min
    Noise Aversion with Gwen Podulka

    Noise Aversion with Gwen Podulka

    Joining me today to talk about Noise Aversion (Fear of Thunderstorms, Fireworks, Trash Trucks etc) is Gwen Podulka, Owner of Dog Trained! Gwen does a little of everything over here at Dog Trained. She works with her awesome co-Trainers to build, learn, and teach you the most effective training methods possible. She will also be that voice you get when you call the office during office hours and you can hear the joy in her voice as she helps you choose your classes.

    Gwen landed in the Dog Training world more than 20 years ago after a great stint managing bookstores. She looked around and said “I love this hobby of training my own (at the time) Deaf Dalmatian” and soon moved out to California to train service dogs and advance her own teaching skills. You can meet Gwen at any Play and Train date on the weekends and she will be teaching the in person Reactive Dog 2.0 class in early 2021.

    When not training you can find her out hiking with her dogs Bug, a nose-sensitive friendly GSD, and her senior best deaf dog, Lemon.

    Gwen would personally like to give a shout out to the following for being great advocates in helping me, my dogs and my clients overcome their fear of thunderstorms, fireworks and city noises.

    Dr Karen Overall has a great study: Canine Intelligence Test Protocol that looks at pet and working dogs (aussies, border collies and german shepherds) that evaluated noise reactivity in non and noise reactive dogs. That showed some interesting data points on canine cognition and noise reactivity. It shows that something on the right side of the brain is working profoundly differently.

    Shout out to Dr Amy Pike at Animal Behavior Wellness Center for being there and guiding Bug and I and so many of our clients through the advantages of behavioral medication.

    Sound Proof Puppy App to help desensitize puppies.

    Dog Trained Post for noise sensitive dogs:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CM4x1OThIZA/

    Behavior Modification:

    We used a ton of start button behaviors and pattern games from Leslie McDevitt's Control Unleashed and to help build positive associations with noises.

    This class has a great step by step behavior modification plan to help reduce noise reactivity:

    BH160: Sound Advice: Conquering Noise Sensitivity

    Instructor: Amy Cook

    https://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com

    Find Gwen on IG: @dogtrained

    Website: www.dogtrained.com

    Purina Probiotic Calming Care

    Medications to ask your Vet about: Reconcile, Gabapentin and Sileo

    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 next Tuesday with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!


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    • 44 min
    Allergies, Part Two: Humans Experiencing Allergies with Dr Fonda Jiang

    Allergies, Part Two: Humans Experiencing Allergies with Dr Fonda Jiang

    Hold on to your hats, because there's so much more to allergies than I originally thought! Dr Fonda Jiang joins me to talk about Allergies in such a practical and actionable way for any animal lovers out there who doesn't want to be parted from their pets!!

    Dr. Fonda Jiang is an allergist with Beach Allergy and Asthma Care Specialty group (previously known as Allergy & Asthma Care Center of Southern California, est. 1979) in Long Beach, CA.  She is a native of Southern California who studied public health at USC before attending UC Davis School of Medicine and going on to train in internal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.  She then completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the VA of Greater Los Angeles, associated with UCLA.  She is committed to working as a team with her patients to diagnose and treat a wide range of allergic conditions including pet allergies as well as hay fever, asthma, hives, eczema, food allergies and medication allergies. She is engaged in academic teaching and involved with the Beach Allergy and Asthma research department to provide innovative new treatment options to her patients.  She is also a proud auntie to lots of great dogs including Ginger, Pepper, and Tank

    IG: @drfondajiang and @beachallergy

    www.beachallergy.com

    Don't forget about the BONUS Allergy-Friendly Gourmet Dog Dish by Allergy-Schatz!!

    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 next Tuesday with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!


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    • 50 min
    Allergies, Part One: Dogs Experiencing Allergies with Mindy Tenenbaum, Founder of Allergy Test My Pet

    Allergies, Part One: Dogs Experiencing Allergies with Mindy Tenenbaum, Founder of Allergy Test My Pet

    Mindy Tenenbaum holds a master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine with a specialist in Veterinary Forensics. She founded DNA My Dog, a canine genetic testing company, in 2008. The company’s canine intolerance and sensitivity test, Allergy Test My Pet, was launched in 2018.

    This test was created in response to a lack of affordable allergy testing options for dogs. It seemed that the primary options available for pet parents were to spend hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on allergy testing, switch to low-nutrition foods to avoid a response in the dog or rely on steroid and other allergy type drugs to control the response.

    Mindy has over 20 years’ experience in Canine Rescue.  She is Vice President of Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario and is on the Field Deployment team for the ASPCA. She has helped with emergency responses for a number of hurricanes, dog fighting cases, hoarding and puppy mill cases.

    It was through her work with Basset Hound Rescue that she first started seeing dogs presenting with intolerances and allergy issues. Itchy ears, gas, upset stomachs, etc can be quite common in many dogs and a sign of a food or environmental intolerance.

    Allergy Test My Pet tests for over 100 food and environmental factors that may be causing the dog to react. The test offers a tool for owners to learn some of the factors that may be causing their dog discomfort. Avoiding these items and/or switching diets can go a long, long way in a dog’s wellness.

    www.dnamydog.com (DNA Tests)

    www.atmypet.com  (Allergy Tests)

    Instagram: @dnamydog

    This episode includes a BONUS!! Check out this Allergy-Friendly Gourmet Dog Dish by Chef Adrianna Ford of Allergy Schatz!

    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 next Tuesday with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!


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    • 34 min
    Pet Photography with Molly Condit

    Pet Photography with Molly Condit

    Professional Photographer Molly Condit didn’t plan on photographing so many animals, it just sort of worked out that way. Luck for us! Because we get to learn from her how to take better pictures of our furry family members!!

    About Molly:

    As a former Air Force kid, New York City transplant and self-prescribed wanderer, I’ve had the chance to see a lot of the world and meet a wide variety of people. Working as a professional photographer over the past eight years has cemented a passion for documenting humans and animals and the inextricable bonds between them.

    Commercial work is also a main focus, from producing stills for advertising campaigns to capturing behind the scenes production magic. The goal is for everyone who steps in front of my camera to leave feeling engaged, happy and most importantly, proud of the images that we create together.

    My passion for animal advocacy has led to work with local rescue organizations and sanctuaries as well as volunteer work abroad. I’m fortunate enough to live with rescue felines who remind me daily just how lucky I am to be their human.

    Reach out below, I’d love to hear from you!

    Website: gbearmedia.com

    E. molly@gbearmedia.com

    T. 917-558-3931

    IG. @greatbearmedia

    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 liked the show, please Subscribe, Rate, Review and Share the show with other dog lovers and I’ll see you next Tuesday with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!!


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    • 29 min
    Stubborn, Disobedient Dogs with Lauren Rubin

    Stubborn, Disobedient Dogs with Lauren Rubin

    Dealing with a Stubborn Dog?

    If you’ve ever said “He knows what I want him to do, but he just won’t do it!”, “She only comes when my wife calls her”, or “my dog only does what I ask when I’ve got a treat in my hand!” then this episode is for you my friend!!

    My guest, Lauren, breaks down why this is happening and what to do about it!!

    Lauren Rubin is a certified professional dog trainer, Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and a Fear Free professional. She’s been training dogs since 2014, and specializes in using positive reinforcement to help reactive, fearful, and anxious dogs live a happier life. Lauren is also deeply passionate about educating pet parents on behavior so they can form a stronger relationship with their dogs and be their advocate. She’s located in Eugene, Oregon, but offers virtual behavior consultations wherever you may be.

    If you want to more of Lauren, find her on:

    Website:

    https://creativecaninesolutions.com/

    More about this episode:

    https://creativecaninesolutions.com/doggydojo

    Instagram:

    @creativecaninesolutions

    https://www.instagram.com/creativecaninesolutions/

    Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/creativecaninesolution

    Virtual Reactive Rover Classes:

    www.creativecaninesolutions.com/groupclasses

    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 next Tuesday with a brand new episode of the Doggy Dojo!


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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

DaleBuch ,

Great info

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

GL TG ,

Great podcast!

What a fun podcast! What a knowledgeable trainer!

Sonia Pimento ,

Love dogs and this podcast

I have two dogs but always feel the need to get another dog right now during the pandemic. It was great to find out more information about fostering on the episode I listened to. Looking forward to listening in on future episodes.

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