34 episodes

Do you have a reactive dog? Do you want to deepen your relationship with your dog? Do you want to do so many things in life with your reactive dog, but you aren't sure how because of his behavior? Have you searched for dog training advice online only to come up with so many results that you aren't sure who or what to follow? If you own a reactive dog or just want to live a better life with your dog, this is the show for you.

Fetch for Me, Human is hosted by Alix Mitchell, a professional dog trainer and dog owner of a reactive dog.

With over 10 years of experience with dogs as a dog trainer, veterinary technician, and program administrator for a United States government working dog program, Alix's life truly revolves around dogs.

In this show, Alix shares actionable advice stemming from the same knowledge that she used to conquer her own issues as a reactive dog owner and transform into a professional dog trainer and frequent hiker and adventurer with her reactive dog by her side.

These episodes are packed with actionable training steps rooted in science and rewards based training methods, travel tips and tricks, overall health and wellness advice, and bits of motivation and encouragement sprinkled in to help you navigate the emotional roller coaster of owning a reactive dog.

Sit back and listen or grab your earbuds while you take your dog for a walk, now is the time to start living a better and more active life with your reactive dog!

Fetch for Me, Human Alix Mitchell

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Do you have a reactive dog? Do you want to deepen your relationship with your dog? Do you want to do so many things in life with your reactive dog, but you aren't sure how because of his behavior? Have you searched for dog training advice online only to come up with so many results that you aren't sure who or what to follow? If you own a reactive dog or just want to live a better life with your dog, this is the show for you.

Fetch for Me, Human is hosted by Alix Mitchell, a professional dog trainer and dog owner of a reactive dog.

With over 10 years of experience with dogs as a dog trainer, veterinary technician, and program administrator for a United States government working dog program, Alix's life truly revolves around dogs.

In this show, Alix shares actionable advice stemming from the same knowledge that she used to conquer her own issues as a reactive dog owner and transform into a professional dog trainer and frequent hiker and adventurer with her reactive dog by her side.

These episodes are packed with actionable training steps rooted in science and rewards based training methods, travel tips and tricks, overall health and wellness advice, and bits of motivation and encouragement sprinkled in to help you navigate the emotional roller coaster of owning a reactive dog.

Sit back and listen or grab your earbuds while you take your dog for a walk, now is the time to start living a better and more active life with your reactive dog!

    33. So Your Dog Reacted, Now What? Part 2

    33. So Your Dog Reacted, Now What? Part 2

    This episode is a continuation of last week's discussion about changing our mindset about our dogs' reactions. In this episode, we discuss what we actually do with ourselves and with our dogs in a physical way, now that we've already addressed the mindset.  This is the leash I use from High Tail Hikes
    This is a good article to read by Eileen Anderson on why you can't reinforce emotions
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    • 45 min
    32. So Your Dog Reacted, Now what?

    32. So Your Dog Reacted, Now what?

    If your dog has ever reacted, then I bet that it's made you feel some sort of way. In this episode, we're discussing the two main reasons why our dog's reactions impact us and what we can do about that. If we change our mindset, put into perspective, and have realistic expectations, we can set ourselves up for success.  The only way to help your dog feel safe and comfortable in the world and to work on training techniques is to get outside and train and practice. Don't let the worry or anxiety of a possible reaction deter you from that!   Check out my shop and download the May activity workbook to have an awesome month of May with your dog? 
    If you want to read the article from the IAABC Journal about cortisol levels in dogs after reactions, you can read that here. 
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    • 35 min
    10 Things My Dog Has Taught Me - Buster's 10th Birthday

    10 Things My Dog Has Taught Me - Buster's 10th Birthday

    Today is Buster's 10th birthday! Listen to this episode and celebrate with me by discussing 10 things that Buster has taught me.  Check out my website!  Connect on Instagram

    • 59 min
    Taking a Reactive Dog to the Vet? Listen to this!

    Taking a Reactive Dog to the Vet? Listen to this!

    In today's episode, we're discussing how stressful it can be to take a reactive dog to the vet, and some tips and tricks that can help make it an easier experience.
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    • 40 min
    Leadership in Force Free Dog Training

    Leadership in Force Free Dog Training

    Positive reinforcement based dog training does not mean permissive. Even when we utilize force free or R+ methods, we still believe in leadership in training our dogs. 
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    • 48 min
    How Veterinary Medicine is Failing our Imperfect Dogs

    How Veterinary Medicine is Failing our Imperfect Dogs

    This is a lengthy episode, but it's because the topic is so important. This was sparked by an email response I received from a vet. That email response essentially confirmed my fears that I have been worried about as I've witnessed things happen first hand as a vet tech. Veterinary appointments are incredibly hard for a lot fo dogs, and it is our job and duty to make it easier for them; it's our job and duty to not give up on these dogs that have a hard time. Those dogs are just as worthy and deserving of the best care possible, just as much as the "easy" dogs. 
    If you want to listen to Buster's Story to hear about his journey in more detail, you can do that by clicking here. 
    Otherwise, please feel free to reach out to me on Instagram, especially if this topic resonates with you in any way - if you struggle with this, or if you have ideas on how to make this better, or even if you're just a veterinary professional who wants to do better for these dogs. My DMs are always open to everyone!
    Alternatively, you can also email me - alix@fetchformehuman.com.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Juana Poareo ,

Helpful and down to earth

Alix has a great presence on her podcast and offers lots of wise advice for our beloved furries. My Chiweenie reacts to everything so it's great to know there are other pet owners with the same problem. Highly recommended for pet owners.

Pop its ,

Awesome

This is an awesome podcast!!! It helps me get through the work day and I am so happy to have come across it!! So fun , helpful and real!!! It’s not faked to get reviews it’s a good person just trying to be her best for her babies and self ❤️ thank you for doing this!!!!

Valcoe ,

Finally a podcast for Reactive Dogs!

It’s wonderful to have a pod cast from a fellow reactive dog parent who understands the unique struggles and stresses that come with that. It’s especially heartening to hear from a strong proponent of force free training. 🙌🏼 We are not alone. Now there is a resource for people struggling.

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