65 episodes

Kay Laurence of "Learning About Dogs" in the U.K. and Sue McGuire, a manager of a canine program at an animal shelter near San Francisco join forces to talk about the life we live with dogs. Kay Laurence brings with her more than 40 years of experience working and teaching dogs. Her unique and insightful perspective provides dog trainers and dog people a new way to learn about dogs. Sue McGuire provides the unique perspective of interacting with hundreds of dogs in shelters.

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Kay Laurence of "Learning About Dogs" in the U.K. and Sue McGuire, a manager of a canine program at an animal shelter near San Francisco join forces to talk about the life we live with dogs. Kay Laurence brings with her more than 40 years of experience working and teaching dogs. Her unique and insightful perspective provides dog trainers and dog people a new way to learn about dogs. Sue McGuire provides the unique perspective of interacting with hundreds of dogs in shelters.

    Season 4 Finale: Can YOU Identify Good Training?

    Season 4 Finale: Can YOU Identify Good Training?

    Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs and Sue McGuire of Sue McGuire Teaches Dogs, join forces for the fourth season of the hugely successful, Learning About Dogs podcast.

    This is the final episode of Season Four, which featured short, one subject podcasts. This episode deserved a deep dive because we ask some very important questions. 

    In this episode: "Can you identify good training? What does it look like?"

    Here is a treat, some wonderful training videos showing that good training stands the test of time.
    Learning About Dogs Video Channel.

    Courses:
    Self-directed, online with unlimited lifetime access.

    Build the Learning
    As learning engineers we design access to rewards that shape the learning with guidance and suggestion. We cannot do the learning for our dogs, we can simply set up the situation that they learn from.

    Management or Training
    Find your pathway to suit your lifestyle of living with dogs. When you need management to temporarily support the learning, or choose training.
    Discover the power of passive learning and invest your energy to the active learning.

    Reward Skills Course
    Learn about the fascinating landscape of rewards and make them the centre of training and relationship.
    Explore the different and diverse ways we can deliver rewards to bring excitement or relaxation, curiosity or confidence.

    Sue McGuire offers a limited number of consultations and courses for small groups human/canine learners. Contact her through Sue McGuire Teaches Dogs.

    • 37 min
    Teaching Irrelevant Cues While Teaching Relevant Cues

    Teaching Irrelevant Cues While Teaching Relevant Cues

    Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs and Sue McGuire of Sue McGuire Teaches Dogs, join forces for the fourth season of the hugely successful, Learning About Dogs podcast.

    Season four features short, one subject podcast no longer than 10 minutes. Although try as we might, we are shooting for not much over five minutes. But one salient thought.

    In this episode: "Why it is important to incorporate irrelevant cues while teaching relevant cues."

    Here is a treat, some wonderful training videos showing that good training stands the test of time.
    Learning About Dogs Video Channel.

    Courses:
    Self-directed, online with unlimited lifetime access.

    Build the Learning
    As learning engineers we design access to rewards that shape the learning with guidance and suggestion. We cannot do the learning for our dogs, we can simply set up the situation that they learn from.

    Management or Training
    Find your pathway to suit your lifestyle of living with dogs. When you need management to temporarily support the learning, or choose training.
    Discover the power of passive learning and invest your energy to the active learning.

    Reward Skills Course
    Learn about the fascinating landscape of rewards and make them the centre of training and relationship.
    Explore the different and diverse ways we can deliver rewards to bring excitement or relaxation, curiosity or confidence.

    Sue McGuire offers a limited number of consultations and courses for small groups human/canine learners. Contact her through Sue  Teaches Dogs.

    • 6 min
    Keeping Track of All That You Have Taught Your Dog

    Keeping Track of All That You Have Taught Your Dog

    Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs and Sue McGuire of Sue McGuire Teaches Dogs, join forces for the fourth season of the hugely successful, Learning About Dogs podcast.

    Season four features short, one subject podcast no longer than 10 minutes. Although try as we might, we are shooting for not much over five minutes. But one salient thought.

    In this episode: "Keeping track of all that you have taught your dog."
    Here is a treat, some wonderful training videos showing that good training stands the test of time.
    Learning About Dogs Video Channel.

    Courses:
    Self-directed, online with unlimited lifetime access.

    Build the Learning
    As learning engineers we design access to rewards that shape the learning with guidance and suggestion. We cannot do the learning for our dogs, we can simply set up the situation that they learn from.

    Management or Training
    Find your pathway to suit your lifestyle of living with dogs. When you need management to temporarily support the learning, or choose training.
    Discover the power of passive learning and invest your energy to the active learning.

    Reward Skills Course
    Learn about the fascinating landscape of rewards and make them the centre of training and relationship.
    Explore the different and diverse ways we can deliver rewards to bring excitement or relaxation, curiosity or confidence.

    Sue McGuire offers a limited number of consultations and courses for small groups human/canine learners. Contact her through Sue McGuire Teaches Dogs.

    • 7 min
    Can We Ever Do Enough Work on Discrimination Skills?

    Can We Ever Do Enough Work on Discrimination Skills?

    Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs and Sue McGuire of Sue McGuire Teaches Dogs, join forces for the fourth season of the hugely successful, Learning About Dogs podcast.

    Season four features short, one subject podcast no longer than 10 minutes. Although try as we might, we are shooting for not much over five minutes. But one salient thought.

    In this episode: "Can we ever do enough DISCRIMINATION SKILLS?"
    Here is a treat, some wonderful training videos showing that good training stands the test of time.
    Learning About Dogs Video Channel.

    Courses:
    Self-directed, online with unlimited lifetime access.

    Build the Learning
    As learning engineers we design access to rewards that shape the learning with guidance and suggestion. We cannot do the learning for our dogs, we can simply set up the situation that they learn from.

    Management or Training
    Find your pathway to suit your lifestyle of living with dogs. When you need management to temporarily support the learning, or choose training.
    Discover the power of passive learning and invest your energy to the active learning.

    Reward Skills Course
    Learn about the fascinating landscape of rewards and make them the centre of training and relationship.
    Explore the different and diverse ways we can deliver rewards to bring excitement or relaxation, curiosity or confidence.

    Sue McGuire offers a limited number of consultations and courses for small groups human/canine learners. Contact her through Sue McGuire Teaches Dogs.

    • 8 min
    Being a Square Peg in the Round Hole of the Dog Training World

    Being a Square Peg in the Round Hole of the Dog Training World

    Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs and Sue McGuire of Sue McGuire Teaches Dogs, join forces for the fourth season of the hugely successful, Learning About Dogs podcast.

    Season four features short, one subject podcast no longer than 10 minutes. Although try as we might, we are shooting for not much over five minutes. But one salient thought. 

    In this episode: "Listen to your heart. If it's not enriching for you, this competition or training thing, then it likely is not for your dog either. Being a square peg in the round hole of the training world."

    Courses:
    Self-directed, online with unlimited lifetime access.

    Build the Learning
    As learning engineers we design access to rewards that shape the learning with guidance and suggestion. We cannot do the learning for our dogs, we can simply set up the situation that they learn from.

    Management or Training
    Find your pathway to suit your lifestyle of living with dogs. When you need management to temporarily support the learning, or choose training.
    Discover the power of passive learning and invest your energy to the active learning.

    Reward Skills Course
    Learn about the fascinating landscape of rewards and make them the centre of training and relationship.
    Explore the different and diverse ways we can deliver rewards to bring excitement or relaxation, curiosity or confidence.

    Sue McGuire offers a limited number of consultations and courses for small groups human/canine learners. Contact her through Sue McGuire Teaches Dogs.

    • 7 min
    Competition is Great! But Not at a Cost to the Dog

    Competition is Great! But Not at a Cost to the Dog

    Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs and Sue McGuire of Sue McGuire Teaches Dogs, join forces for the fourth season of the hugely successful, Learning About Dogs podcast.

    Season four features short, one subject podcast no longer than 10 minutes. Although try as we might, we are shooting for not much over five minutes. But one salient thought. This episode is a bit longer because it's a passionate topic; competition.

    In this episode: "People who compete with their dog are right to train to standard. But this should never be at a cost to the dog."

    Courses:
    Self-directed, online with unlimited lifetime access.

    Build the Learning
    As learning engineers we design access to rewards that shape the learning with guidance and suggestion. We cannot do the learning for our dogs, we can simply set up the situation that they learn from.

    Management or Training
    Find your pathway to suit your lifestyle of living with dogs. When you need management to temporarily support the learning, or choose training.
    Discover the power of passive learning and invest your energy to the active learning.

    Reward Skills Course
    Learn about the fascinating landscape of rewards and make them the centre of training and relationship.
    Explore the different and diverse ways we can deliver rewards to bring excitement or relaxation, curiosity or confidence.

    Sue McGuire offers a limited number of consultations and courses for small groups human/canine learners. Contact her through Sue McGuire Teaches Dogs.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

centerheart ,

What a gift!

For all of us dog training geeks this is an incredible gift to be able to hear Kay Lawrence on podcast. Clear information from one of the best dog trainers in the world. Thank you Kay for taking the time to share your insight, skill and wisdom with us.

lancerooskie ,

Brilliant and experienced mind

Kay is direct, clear, and one of the leaders paving the way for ethical compassionate dog training for dogs. Thank dog for you Kay!

KymberRose ,

Especially for training geeks!

There is so much to learn in these podcasts! It's like sitting down and having tea with one of the top trainers in the world. The production quality is superior and the topics are thought-provoking. If you have ever wanted to dive deep into a concept and learn from one of the best, these are well worth your time!

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