32 episodes

"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

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 4 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.

    Fourth of July - A Dog's Worst Holiday

    Fourth of July - A Dog's Worst Holiday

    The Fourth of July causes stress and fear in dogs. Not only because of the fireworks, but due to people visiting the home and commotion in the neighborhood. 

    Check out the supporting blog post at https://iscdt.com/fourth-of-july-a-dogs-worst-holiday/



    Want to study dog training?  Visit iscdt.com to learn more.



    If you enjoy this podcast, please leave a review.  We will woof you forever!



    #fourthofjuly #independenceday #dogsandfireworks #dogowners #iscdt

    • 13 min
    Pet Theft Awareness - Episode 31

    Pet Theft Awareness - Episode 31

    Pets are stolen off the owner's property, while waiting in the car for their owner to return and even the dog park?  ISCDT wants you to know whats to protect your pet from theft.  Today we provide tips to prevent this from happening to you.



    If there are additional tips you use to keep your pets safe from theft, please email us at katie@iscdt.com. We would love to share your tips in a future episode.  If you would like us to cover a topic, email us.  We love to answer questions for our clients and listeners.



    Want to become a dog trainer?  Visit ISCDT.com to learn more about our school.  The school has been rated a top choice for people looking to become dog trainers. Find out why?



    #pettheftawareness #dogsafety #dogtraining #podcast

    • 9 min
    Strange Poop Habits of Dogs

    Strange Poop Habits of Dogs

    Does your dog look at you while pooping?  Humans find this behavior odd.  Your dog finds it completely natural.  Find out reasons behind this behavior.



    You can find our blog on this topic at https://iscdt.com/why-does-my-dog-stare-at-me-while-pooping/



    Looking to study dog training?  Check out ISCDT - The Dog Trainer's School at ISCDT.com



    If you have questions pertaining to dogs or want to learn more about behavior, email us at katie@iscdt.com. We love hearing from our listeners.

    #dogpoop #dogbehavior #dogs #dogtraining #studydogtraining #learntotraindogs #iscdt

    • 10 min
    Decompressing Your New Dog - Episode 29

    Decompressing Your New Dog - Episode 29

    When you welcome a new dog into your home, whether it be a puppy or an older rescue dog, that dog needs time to decompress.  We are all excited for this new family member, but throwing them in the mix too quickly can lead to annoying behavior and a stressed out dog. Giving your new dog time to learn the ropes and become comfortable with your family will lead to a happier life together and less issues between your children and the dog.



    During the episode I mentioned tips for dogs who fear family members or guests.  You can find those tips by clicking here



    ISCDT may have a trainer working in your area.  If you are looking for a professional, certified trainer email us at info@iscdt.com.

    Are you looking to start a career in dog training?  Our interactive, online course will provide an education and have you working hands-on with dogs.  Dog training is not a spectator sport.  If you want to truly learn how to train dogs, you must work hundreds of hours with different breeds, personalities and age.  Visit ISCDT to learn about our online and in-person programs.



    If you enjoy this podcast, please visit Spotify or Apple to leave a review.  Reviews help other people find our podcast.  If you have questions or a topic you'd like us to share, email me at katie@iscdt.com.

    • 23 min
    Episode 28: Why Dogs Spin Before Laying Down

    Episode 28: Why Dogs Spin Before Laying Down

    We watch our dogs turn three or four times before they settle in at night.  We naturally believe this is their way of getting comfortable.  You wouldn't be wrong.  There is actually history behind this behavior.  We've provided some of that history in this sort podcast.

    Want to suggest a topic?  Email us at katie@iscdt.com

    If you enjoy this podcast, please give us a rating on Apple or Spotify.

    Want to learn to teach dogs?  We offer an online course and in-person course.  No matter which type of learning you choose, you will work hands on with dogs.  Learn more about ISCDT at iscdt.com

    Blog : https://iscdt.com/why-do-dogs-circle-before-lying-down/

    • 9 min
    Why Dogs Eat Cat Poop - Episode 27

    Why Dogs Eat Cat Poop - Episode 27

    I love creating podcasts to help people learn more about their canine friends and how to overcome issues, but have had difficulty fitting the hours in to publish my podcast weekly.  So, I changed the format.  For now, my podcasts will run 10 minutes or less. They will include WHY dogs do the things they dog -- WHEN their behavior can be bothersome or dangerous for themselves or others -- and HOW to solve the issue.   Sometimes it is best to just stick to the facts.



    I am excited to record again.  This week we discuss WHY dogs are attracted to cat poop.  WHEN this behavior is harmful to dogs and HOW to solve it.  For more detailed information on this topic, read our blog.  

    If you are interested in studying dog training and becoming a certified dog trainer, visit ISCDT.  



    Sources:  

    https://www.petmd.com/blogs/nutritionnuggets/jcoates/2013/aug/bad-or-good-nutrition-when-dogs-eat-poop-30816

    http://www.locustvalleyvet.com

    https://www.merckvetmanual.com/management-and-nutrition/nutrition-small-animals/nutritional-requirements-and-related-diseases-of-small-animals?redirectid=26)

    • 6 min

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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