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In Sexier Than a Squirrel, the Official AbsoluteDogs Podcast, veterinary behaviourist Tom Mitchell and international agility competitor and professional dog trainer Lauren Langman talk training your dog, transforming your dog training struggles and getting real-life results through GAMES!

Sexier Than A Squirrel: Dog Training That Gets Real Life Results absoluteDogs

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    • 4.4 • 207 Ratings

In Sexier Than a Squirrel, the Official AbsoluteDogs Podcast, veterinary behaviourist Tom Mitchell and international agility competitor and professional dog trainer Lauren Langman talk training your dog, transforming your dog training struggles and getting real-life results through GAMES!

    A Tale of Two Heroes: The Story of Fabulous Finn ft. Dave Wardell

    A Tale of Two Heroes: The Story of Fabulous Finn ft. Dave Wardell

    Join Lauren and the Police Dog Handler, Dave Wardell in this very emotional and heart-wrenching episode of the Sexier than a Squirrel podcast as we share the tale of the horrific turn of events in 2016 where Dave's best mate, the heroic German Shepard Finn (a General Purpose Police Dog), puts his own life on the line to take down a criminal AND save his dad's life in the process!
    Throughout this terrifying and unbelievable journey we learn how Finn overcomes his traumatic injuries to live a life full of heroic achievements, pure awesomeness and so many truly, truly amazing wins!
    Have your tissues ready, this is a story of a once in a lifetime Police Dog and his Handler and how pure canine instinct, an unbreakable dog-handler bond and the most unlucky, traumatic event can rally the immense support of a national community to bring about a law to make it harder for those who harm service animals to claim they were acting in self-defence.
    Finn's Law now gives power to prosecute more severely those who injure service animals such as police horses, and police dogs just like Finn! This emotional story is full of ups and downs, twists and turns and ultimately, a happy ending - it's one you certainly won't want to miss!
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    Achieving True Transformation ft. Pro Dog Trainer, Mayuri Kerr

    Achieving True Transformation ft. Pro Dog Trainer, Mayuri Kerr

    In this episode of the Sexier Than A Squirrel podcast, Lauren is joined by superstar Gamechanger, Mayuri Kerr, a Dentist, Biomedical Engineer and now, a professional dog trainer!
    From growing up in India, dreaming of owning a dog and starting out at a young age using aversive training methods, Mayuri shares her unbelievable and totally incredible introduction to the positive, games-based training revolution and the Pro Dog Trainer Programme after moving to the USA and meeting her incredibly Naughty But Nice rescue dog, Rosie.
    This is a story of discovering optimism, facing fears, sharing kindness, finding community AND realising that dog-owning dream that we all have IS POSSIBLE!
    As one of the truest transformation tales you will ever hear, this episode is so value-packed that you will absolutely not want to miss it!
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    Choose to Be Brave ft. Pro Dog Trainer, Jess Mcknight

    Choose to Be Brave ft. Pro Dog Trainer, Jess Mcknight

    Do you have passion? Enthusiasm? A drive to grow as a dog trainer and as a person? Are you ready to make the leap to train your dog like a pro?!
    Lauren is joined in this episode by super passionate Gamechanger Jess McNight, as she shares her powerful story of her path to becoming a Pro Dog Trainer!
    Jess's tale begins with the love of a dog and wanting to build her own knowledge to become the best advocate for her own dogs - and while her journey has chapters of caution and doubt, Jess's tale is ultimately one of bravery, confidence and true Gamechanger transformation as she steps up to become the Pro Dog Trainer other owners need to help become their dog's best advocates too! 
    Are you ready to step up and set a new standard? 
    What's holding you back from leaping in to Pro Dog Trainer?
    Whether, like Jess, you're worried you won't get it right or have all the answers for your students OR you're thinking the Pro Dog Trainer programme is only for someone who wants to be a professional dog trainer, we have good news! 
    If you have a dog, you ARE a trainer and PDT is for just for YOU! And if you're ready to become a Pro Do Trainer to help other owners and their dogs, PDT is there to set you up for ultimate success in planning and teaching your lessons!
    If you need an inspiration boost to help you make the leap, listen in to this positivity-packed episode!
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    • 27 min
    Canine Conditioning and Sports Medicine Deep Dive ft. Leslie Eide

    Canine Conditioning and Sports Medicine Deep Dive ft. Leslie Eide

    Lauren is joined in this super cool episode by Leslie Eide, a superstar canine rehab and sports medicine veterinarian, who has taken time out from her busy travelling schedule to chat with Lauren in an all-expenses paid whistle-stop deep dive into all things canine fitness and conditioning!
    Through canine sports medicine, Leslie works with dogs on conditioning and fitness exercises that help them become the very best they can be at their sport and by using physical therapeutic exercise, Leslie can help dogs get back to their best after surgery, having puppies, injury or even dogs who have just had a bit of a training break.
    If you've ever wanted to learn more about the world of canine sports medicine, canine conditioning or even just listen in as Lauren chats with one of her super support team on keeping her dogs fit and healthy, then this is the episode for you!
    There's so much you can do for your canine athlete - no matter whether they are destined for agility and flyball or lazy Sunday hikes and sofa time! Join Lauren and Leslie in this episode of the Sexier than a Squirrel podcast as they dive into some super tips tennis on canine sports medicine and conditioning exercises!
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    Pushing Through Barriers ft. Pro Dog Trainer, Claire Bacon

    Pushing Through Barriers ft. Pro Dog Trainer, Claire Bacon

    When you're a Pro Dog Trainer, armed with the absolute power of games-based training, there are so many opportunities for you in the world! 
    In this episode of the Sexier than a Squirrel Podcast episode Lauren chats to the lovely Claire Bacon, a Pro Dog Trainer from the UK that runs a brilliant business filled to the brim with amazing services!
    From beginning her games-based training journey in Training Academy with a new foster dog, to now running a business that offers residential training, day care and boarding, holistic puppy classes, life skills classes, agility training and even some modern sheep dog training (with games!), Claire is just one spectacular example of where life as a Pro Dog Trainer can take you! 
    Claire's story is one of inspiring positivity, of pushing through barriers and being brave, confident and optimistic - even when it doesn't come naturally! As a Pro Dog Trainer, Claire has seen the pure positivity, joy and fun being a Gamechanger can bring to life and the ripple effect that has on the lives of those around her!
    With games-based training and Pro Dog Trainer, anything is possible and it puts the world at your fingertips! Don't miss out on this amazing episode - dive in today!
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    Finding the Path to Positivity ft. Pro Dog Trainer, Natalie Cox

    Finding the Path to Positivity ft. Pro Dog Trainer, Natalie Cox

    In today's episode, Lauren is chatting with awesome Pro Dog Trainer, Natalie Cox about her journey from struggling dog owner to successful Gamechanger!
    Natalie began her absoluteDOGS journey with the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge to help her own dog, Bertie, through tough COVID times where walks were a struggle. After jumping into Training Academy, Natalie's journey propelled her into the Pro Dog Trainer programme and has since followed by a gaint leap into Geek where she found a super solutions boost for her dog's training and behaviour struggles!
    After taking her struggles with her own dog from strength to strength, Natalie decided she wanted to share her wins and her success with other dog owners and she's now turning her Pro Dog Trainer knowledge to her own training business!
    For Natalie, her absoluteDOGS and Pro Dog Trainer journey has given her an abundant lifestyle, filled with dog training joy, a massive positive energy and mindset shift and she has gone from negative Natalie to positive Pro Dog Trainer and super Gamechanger Natalie! 
    If you're wondering about becoming a Pro Dog Trainer and how it can change your life, your dog's life and those lives of those around you, tune in to this super cool episode! This is one positivity-packed podcast you won't want to miss!
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

sunnydaymountain ,

Grateful to be learning from T&L

Found this during a hard week of learning how to raise my pup Peako. Love this podcast - I pair it with Sexier Than a Squirrel training and feel very supported. I learn something new in each short episode and also learn their underlying approach better, which is present in all their teachings. They are clear, consistent, positive, and so helpful. Peako’s happy behavior at the moment is Middle! Thank you so much!

Jada2424 ,

Not so much a podcast, as an advertisement for online sales.

Admittedly, I only listen to one episode, and got a single training tip and bombarded with tantalizing tidbits about how much more info I could get from their website.
Hard pass for me.

Dynamo Deb ,

Helpful, Informative & Fun!

I love this podcast. At first I was hesitant, because Tom and Lauren's energies felt so chaotic to me. I kept tuning in tho, because I always walked away with a new tip or understanding. Now I look forward to each and every episode. These two are literally buzzing with ideas and are so enthusiastic about helping all dog owners fall in love with their role as a puppy parent. I love everything Absolute Dogs including this podcast!

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