96 episodes

The Dog's Way Podcast, with professional dog trainer Sean McDaniel, deals with practical dog obedience for real life situations. Sean gives you underlying theory and practical training assignments based in a more naturalistic dog training philosophy to help you solve the most common dog behavior issues. Sean shares his experience from over fifteen years of working with clients and their dogs, dealing with behavior modification, functional dog obedience issues and everyday dog training issues. In the “dog training podcasts”, Sean leaves you with homework assignments to help you begin practically dealing with your dog’s issues. Sean also, interviews leading dog issue experts in topics such as: your dog's diet, veterinary medicine, puppy raising, dog breeding and selecting the right dog for you.

The Dog's Way Podcast: Dog Training for Real Life Sean McDaniel

    • Pets & Animals
    • 4.4, 146 Ratings

The Dog's Way Podcast, with professional dog trainer Sean McDaniel, deals with practical dog obedience for real life situations. Sean gives you underlying theory and practical training assignments based in a more naturalistic dog training philosophy to help you solve the most common dog behavior issues. Sean shares his experience from over fifteen years of working with clients and their dogs, dealing with behavior modification, functional dog obedience issues and everyday dog training issues. In the “dog training podcasts”, Sean leaves you with homework assignments to help you begin practically dealing with your dog’s issues. Sean also, interviews leading dog issue experts in topics such as: your dog's diet, veterinary medicine, puppy raising, dog breeding and selecting the right dog for you.

    Interview with Vermont Dog Trainer Ian Grant

    Interview with Vermont Dog Trainer Ian Grant

    In today's episode I sit down with Ian Grant, a fellow dog trainer with Vermont Dog Training. Ian also has a podcast called Vermont Dog Trainer Show. 

    Ian has an interesting history of professional golf before becoming a trainer. He shares his story of following Cesar Millan's shows with the sound off to get a better feel for the body language between a trainer and the dog.

    I also talk about the official release of our referral program, mini episodes that you can participate in and much more!

    • 54 min
    Interview with Ruth Elliott: Greyhounds and Contrast Training

    Interview with Ruth Elliott: Greyhounds and Contrast Training

    Today is the first episode of one of the interviews that were originally put on hold because of the shelter-in-place orders. I sat down with Ruth Elliott and talked about a very unique type of training. Ruth is based in Australia and is a greyhound specialist and owner of Formal Dogs. She trains and escorts people's dogs to attend their owner's weddings! This is the first I've heard of this and think you'll appreciate her story and methods as a trainer. Visit formaldogs.com.au to learn more about her.

    • 51 min
    Emergency Session: Phase Two of The "Down" Method

    Emergency Session: Phase Two of The "Down" Method

    In this episode we move to phase TWO of the "down" for food motivated and non-food motivated dogs. The goal: get away from proximity to the floor. Plus we review phase one of time first, then distraction.

    I'll explain training in different contexts, training through the whole arc of behavior with distractions, and using transitional rewards as you do small bits of practice throughout the day.

    "Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others."
    - Aristotle

    • 38 min
    Intro to Say and Show Down Challenge - Part Two

    Intro to Say and Show Down Challenge - Part Two

    In this episode we'll jump to a critical point with the "down" challenge that uses no food and instead focuses on the "say and show" method. It's not unlike the say and show version of sit except for some angles and positions.

    Non-food motivated dogs and people with dogs that see lessons as "optional" are probably best for this type of training.

    Our resilience quote for the episode comes from Jocko Willink and links to an accompanying video are available on episode 93 link on TheDogsWay.com.

    • 38 min
    Intro to Puppy Down - Part One of the Challenge

    Intro to Puppy Down - Part One of the Challenge

    In this episode we're going to jump into another obedience skills challenge. This one is focused on the 'down' command.

    This is an important lesson for small puppies as they develop, and even rescue adult dogs in instances where they may not have received much training, or were last trained years ago when they were puppies themselves.

    And another quote/thought about resilience. I mentioned the author, Carol Dweck earlier in the episode, so I thought I'd quote her here.

    Enjoy,
    Sean

    • 39 min
    Emergency Session: Sit Part Three - Sit and Stay Progression

    Emergency Session: Sit Part Three - Sit and Stay Progression

    While you're all stuck at home, hopefully you've all stayed safe - and hopefully you've been working on parts one and two of the "sit" command with your dog! In today's episode we'll work on sit by moving toward the "stay" progression; and I'd highly encourage you to go back and listen to the previous two episodes if you haven't already before jumping into this lesson!

    Sean also shares a link to an excerpt of his video training series to help you get a visual sense of the sit and stay commands.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

SfChim ,

Getting inside a dog’s head

I have become an avid listener because I love how Sean gets to the source of why a dog acts out and he focuses on positive reinforcement rather than harsh discipline.

Last week I submitted a question and was so surprised that he actually called me. We discussed my dog’s anxiety for over an hour. I found Sean to be knowledgeable, intelligent, understanding and very generous with his time.

My rescued and beloved standard poodle is on the path to some emotional recovery and I am better equipped to help her thanks to his advice.

Give it a listen so you can get into your dog’s head. You will be glad you did.

Beadsofparadise ,

His methods work!

I love this podcast. Not only do I get tips for working with my dog but I find him easy to listen to. Something about this podcast is gentle and soothing. I saw immediate results with my dog using his tips and methods. I can listen to this podcast when I have insomnia and there is no harsh ads or music to interrupt me as I finally drift off to sleep thinking about my precious dog and how I’m going to continue to train her.

wkhorn ,

I love this podcast!

Sean is a master dog trainer, and has experimented with a broad spectrum of different training techniques to find out what really works. His methods are so clearly and articulately defined, and it has helped me understand my dog. He is a bit of a nerd, but then so am I, so I like that. Also, check out his video training program. It’s cheaper than a group training class, and I think you will have much better results. Highly recommended!

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