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"Dogs are beneficial to our mental and physical health." Many new dog owners find that statement hard to swallow. It's true, but it takes work to get there. We are happy you found our podcast, filled with dog training tips and information as to what is going on in your dog's brain. Your host, Katie McKnight, is a canine behavior practitioner and certified dog trainer. She is also the co-owner of ISCDT - The school for Dog Trainers. Welcome, dog owners, rescue personnel and those with a passion for dog training. We strive to help you and your dog live a happy life together.

Paws, Reflect and Learn with Katie Katie McKnight

    • Pets & Animals
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

"Dogs are beneficial to our mental and physical health." Many new dog owners find that statement hard to swallow. It's true, but it takes work to get there. We are happy you found our podcast, filled with dog training tips and information as to what is going on in your dog's brain. Your host, Katie McKnight, is a canine behavior practitioner and certified dog trainer. She is also the co-owner of ISCDT - The school for Dog Trainers. Welcome, dog owners, rescue personnel and those with a passion for dog training. We strive to help you and your dog live a happy life together.

    Episode 22: How Do I Stop My Dog From Following Me?

    Episode 22: How Do I Stop My Dog From Following Me?

    We provided five reasons your dog may follow you around the house when you return home after the work day, along with tips to help put some space between the two of you



    You can print the tips from our blog:  https://iscdt.com/why-does-my-dog-follow-me-around-from-the-moment-i-walk-in-the-door-from-work/

    Information on the Premack Principal can be found on our Youtube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqICmAlWokU



    If you want to learn more about ISCDT or study dog training, visit ISCDT.com



    We welcome questions about this week's topics or  other topics. Did one of our tips help you?  We want to hear about it.  Visit us at info@iscdt.com.



    Until next time,

    Katie

    • 10 min
    Episode 21: How Do You Fix Bad Dog Training

    Episode 21: How Do You Fix Bad Dog Training

    Often times we attempt to fix an annoying problem with our dog, but end up creating a larger problem.  Once a dog behaves a certain way (example:  jumping on guests, begging from the dinner table, stealing from counters) can we change that behavior?  The short answer is yes.  It take patience and some tough love to solve the issue and create a behavior that we desire.

    Today's episode discusses how you can accomplish this task using BF Skinner's theory of operant conditioning *



    Want to learn more about dog training, visit ISCDT.com to enroll in our online dog training course.  This course consists of 18 lessons.  Students work with dogs throughout the training and their personal mentor guides them by watching a series of videos submitted by students evidencing their work with dogs.  Learn how to teach commands and build on those commands so they can be applied during real life situations, regardless of setting or distraction level.



    We love to chat with fellow dog lovers.  Want to speak with us?  Send us an email at info@iscdt.com.



    Source:  Webster, Jerry. "ABC: Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence." ThoughtCo, Aug. 28, 2020, thoughtco.com/abc-antecedent-behavior-and-consequence-3111263.

    • 12 min
    Episode 20: Pet Loss. It's Normal to Grieve The Loss of your Pet.

    Episode 20: Pet Loss. It's Normal to Grieve The Loss of your Pet.

    When I lost my first dog, insensitive comments were upsetting and made me feel guilt over mourning my dog for so long.  Comments like: "You're family is healthy, be grateful," made me wonder if I was selfish or stupid feeling so sad over her loss.  Of course I was not wrong.  She was my best friend.  Our family member.  We had the right to mourn her.



    So today, we have listed some hurtful comments mourning pet owners hear.  We have also provided alternate responses people can use when comforting a pet owner who recently lost their four-legged fur baby. 



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    • 14 min
    Episode 19: How to deal with a dog who fears a family member.

    Episode 19: How to deal with a dog who fears a family member.

    One of the most disappointing behavior problems dog owners face is when their new rescue dog fears a family member.  Why does this happen?  What can you do to overcome this issue.  The most successful way to help your new dog learn to trust a family member is patience.  Check out the other nine tips in today's episode.



    Blog article on this post:  https://iscdt.com/know-a-dog-who-fears-family-members-10-helpful-ideas/

    Youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rHFKdMnLB8&t=33s



    Check out this awesome accolade :  ISCDT was listed as one of the top 8 online dog trainer schools.  Here is the article:  https://www.thesprucepets.com/best-online-dog-training-certification-programs-5075147



    If you are interested in learning how to train dogs professionally, visit us at iscdt.com.  We would love to help guide you while you learn the craft of dog training.  Should you have questions, please contact us at info@iscdt.com.



     

    • 23 min
    Episode 18: Puppy Temperament Assessment

    Episode 18: Puppy Temperament Assessment

    Imagine if your newly adopted emotional support dog turned out to be an independent dog who did not enjoy spending time with you or your canine travel companion suffered from intense fear?  It would be a disappointing life for you and your new dog.  



    On several episodes of this podcast we've provided steps you should take to ensure you pick a puppy or dog who fits well with your new family.  In this podcast we add another suggestion:  puppy temperament testing.   Learn about Volhard's 10 assessment tests, the rating system and tips to help you get the most accurate results  for testing a puppy's temperament.  Whether you are looking for a working dog or family pet, temperament testing in the first step in finding the perfect fur baby.



    This is a ton of information.  If you would like a printed transcript of this podcast, visit iscdt.com and click on our blog.  The information will become available on our site by December 25, 2020.

    If you have questions about our program for new dog trainers or have questions, please feel free to contact us at info@iscdt.com.



    Happy holidays!

    • 25 min
    Episode 17: Holiday Puppies! When is the best time to bring your new pup home?

    Episode 17: Holiday Puppies! When is the best time to bring your new pup home?

    Tis the season for puppies!  This episode provides tips to help you decide the best date for you to welcome your new pup home.  We've also provided a few short tips to help you once that adorable pup (or rescue dog) arrives.

    Want a FREE resource guide on housebreaking your new puppy?  ISCDT is offering their housebreaking guide for free.  We will even throw in one free email correspondence with our certified dog trainers to help you with housebreaking issues you struggle with after instituting all the rules we provide in our guide.  We have used this guide to housebreak thousands of dogs.  We are pleased to provide it to you FREE OF CHARGE as our holiday gift to you for following our Podcast.



    Want to get to know us better?  visit our interactive dog trainer Facebook page Dog Trainer Geeks.  Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/DogTrainerGeeks

    You can check out our regular Facebook page too:  https://www.facebook.com/ISCDTDogTrainerSchool

    Want to learn more about ISCDT and/or receive our blog posts?  Visit ISCDT.com

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Customer Reviews

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Feathermar ,

Great info

I’ve found a lot of interesting information to help me understand my dogs! I also take in foster dogs who all have brought really different life experiences and Katie’s reminders about how dogs think and interpret their people’s actions have been eye opening!

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