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The admin team of the Pandemic Puppy Facebook Group and Journey Dog Training is bringing you a puppy raising podcast. From selecting a puppy to tackling common behavior problems, we're here to help. Your host is Kayla Fratt, owner of Journey Dog Training and Certified Behavior Consultant. She's raising her FIRST puppy while hosting the podcast.

Pandemic Puppy Podcast pandemicpuppy

    • Pets & Animals
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

The admin team of the Pandemic Puppy Facebook Group and Journey Dog Training is bringing you a puppy raising podcast. From selecting a puppy to tackling common behavior problems, we're here to help. Your host is Kayla Fratt, owner of Journey Dog Training and Certified Behavior Consultant. She's raising her FIRST puppy while hosting the podcast.

    Introduction to Clicker Training Minisode

    Introduction to Clicker Training Minisode

    What is Clicker training?


    Why use clicker training?


    How to use a clicker


    Common mistakes in clicker training.


    How to start clicker training using a hand target


    Introduction to clicker training video by Kikopup


    When not to use a clicker.


    Other marker training options and marker training systems 


    K9 Conservationists: https://k9conservationists.org/


    Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/f/fund-the-k9-conservationists-field-vehicle-repair?utm_source=widget&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

    • 22 min
    Puppy Temperament Tests Aren't That Predictive (With Dr. James Ha)

    Puppy Temperament Tests Aren't That Predictive (With Dr. James Ha)

    Today we’re talking about Dr. James Ha about puppy temperament and training to mitigate or avoid behavior issues. Mostly, we're talking about the science of how BAD temperament tests are at actually predicting adult behavior. Darn.


     Dr. Ha is a pretty amazing guy. He’s an animal behavior researcher and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist - which is the highest level of certification one can attain in applied behavior . Dr. Ha literally wrote the book on dog behavior - called Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions. While much of Dr. Ha’s private practice work currently focuses on aggression cases and expert witness work, today we’re talking to him about puppies, their temperament, and how to prevent or mitigate behavior concerns. 


    Generally, you found puppy temperament tests at 7 weeks didn’t predict adult behavior. What 8 factors did you look at in the research?


    Used the fairly standard testRoll the ball test

    Flip them on their back

    Stranger test

    etc.




    Physiology testsHeart rate variation tests, respiration rate tests, cortisol tests





    Did your results vary by breed?


    Clusters of results very actively predicted what breed group the puppy belonged to

    Breed-specific characteristics more accurately belong to the breed group 


    Talk to us a bit about your current work with dogs with serious behavior issues. What have you learned lately about dog behavior?


    A huge percentage of dog behavior regarding aggression have to do with anxiety

    “Dogs want attention and dogs need rules,” Dr. Ha said. “So many humans think they can just forget about them. I don’t care if you do obedience training, or show training, or agility, or flyball. What I really mean is interaction.”

    Get professional help to deal with behavior problems appropriately 



    What red flags might you see in a puppy or teenage dog that another owner may miss?


    The first two years of your dog’s life is the most important

    Any kind of aggression is a red flag

    Ages 7 - 9 months your dogs are the most vulnerable in developing fears


    Where can you find Dr. Ha?
    Website: https://drjimha.com/


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJimHa


    New Research on Puppy Temperment:https://jamescraigha.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/our-new-research-on-puppy-temperament/
    Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions: https://www.dogwise.com/dog-behavior-modern-science-and-our-canine-companions/

    • 53 min
    Avoiding Separation Anxiety in Puppies with Malena DeMartini

    Avoiding Separation Anxiety in Puppies with Malena DeMartini

    Today we’re talking to Malena DeMartini Price, author of TWO books about separation anxiety, instructor of the Mission Possible separation anxiety course, and the founder of the certification for separation anxiety trainers. Malena has focused exclusively on separation anxiety in dogs for TWENTY years! She lives in northern california with her husband and her two dogs Tini DeMartini and Mabel.


    Malena and I are going to talk about - you guessed it! Separation anxiety.


    This podcast is supported by our members on Patreon. For as little as $3 per month, you can support this podcast and get perks like submitting questions for us to tackle at the end of each episode. Sign up over at patreon.com/pandemicpuppy. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Enrichment for Puppies with Christine Young

    Enrichment for Puppies with Christine Young

    Today we’re talking to Christine Young. Christine is CPDT-KA certified trainer & dog lifestyle expert with over 20 years experience with dogs and horses. 


    Christine is here to talk to us about the importance of enrichment for your puppies. Find show notes at JourneyDogTraining.com/pandemic-puppy/


    This podcast is supported by our members on Patreon. For as little as $3 per month, you can support this podcast and get perks like submitting questions for us to tackle at the end of each episode. Sign up over at patreon.com/pandemicpuppy. 


    This podcast is also supported by the Puppy Raising Blueprint course, which you can find at journeydogtraining.com/blueprint. In this course, I guide you through everything from common problem behaviors like biting and potty training to the humane hierarchy of dog training. It’s always available on a self-study basis at journeydogtraining.com/blueprint.

    • 52 min
    Balancing Puppy Vaccine Schedules and Socialization with Dr. Jen

    Balancing Puppy Vaccine Schedules and Socialization with Dr. Jen

    Today we’re talking to Dr. Jennifer Summerfield of Brown Veterinary Services in Wayne, West Virginia. Dr. Jen is a veterinarian and certified professional dog trainer - knowledge assessed and is a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). 


    Dr. Jen is here today to help guide us through the tangle of information out there surrounding vaccinations and socialization, as well as some other common puppy problems that are best directed towards a veterinarian!


    This podcast is supported by our members on Patreon. For as little as $3 per month, you can support this podcast and get perks like submitting questions for us to tackle at the end of each episode. Sign up over at patreon.com/pandemicpuppy. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    11. Puppy Nipping with Ayoka Bubar

    11. Puppy Nipping with Ayoka Bubar

    Today we’re talking to Ayoka Bubar, who offers training services online and in-person in southwestern Manitoba. She also writes the Rotten Dog Blog, which is full of practical advice and musings. Ayoka and I are talking about nipping and biting. This is SUCH a common problem for many puppy owners, and we’re here to help!


    Ayoka is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed and an approved Canadian Association of Rally Obedience Judge for all levels. She has never passed up an opportunity to try a new sport with her Rottweilers, Epic and Saga. Together, they have have trained and/or trialed in Flyball, Agility, Tracking, Trick Titling, Herding, Rally Obedience, Mondioring, and Scentwork. 


    This podcast is supported by our members on Patreon. For as little as $3 per month, you can support this podcast and get perks like submitting questions for us to tackle at the end of each episode. Sign up over at patreon.com/pandemicpuppy. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

mochachip05 ,

Love this podcast

This podcast provides some great insight especially for a first time puppy owners. The organization is great because there are small topics to focus on. I listen to this driving back-and-forth from work daily.I like the question and answer style and having different guess to add insight for various topics. Thank you for making this podcast!

I'm wondering if you guys could tackle a podcast on socialization with other animals if there are other dogs cats horses chickens or other animals in the house.
AlsoAnother idea for a topic would be this oneany tips and tricks on some advanced training and what you should do for a puppy if you are hoping that they can become a therapy dog or a service dog in the future?

brdt24 ,

Great show

I am about to start training my first puppy. I’ve been hearing a lot about clicker training, could you cover that in an episode?

JPinCB ,

A must-listen for puppy parents

Such great information whether you have a puppy or plan on getting one soon! Pandemic or not - super practical and fun to listen to!

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