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A podcast dedicated to helping dogs with aggression issues. Michael Shikashio CDBC chats with experts from around the world on the topic of aggression in dogs!

The Bitey End of the Dog Aggressive Dog

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A podcast dedicated to helping dogs with aggression issues. Michael Shikashio CDBC chats with experts from around the world on the topic of aggression in dogs!

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    Debby Lucken - Kids Around Dogs

    Debby Lucken - Kids Around Dogs

    Did you know that children under 10 are in the age group for the highest risk of a dog bite?
    In this episode of Fresh Bites for The Bitey End of the Dog, I chat with Debby Lucken who is the founder of Kids Around Dogs (KAD). We explore why children are more likely to be bitten, discuss risk assessment in dog to child directed aggression cases, and take a deep dive into the many ways we can promote safe and healthy relationships between dogs and children.

    For additional resources on helping dogs with aggression, visit:
    https://aggressivedog.com

    Here is the special link to The Aggression in Dogs Master Course and Expert Webinar Bundle. Offer expires on 11/1/22.
    https://aggressivedog.thinkific.com/bundles/the-aggression-in-dogs-master-course-and-expert-webinar-bundle

    About Debby:

    Debby Lucken is a fully qualified dog trainer with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and dog behaviourist with the International School of Canine Psychology. She is a member of the Pet Professional Network, ICAN International Companion Animal Network, the Pet Professional Guild, the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants, the Dog Training College and The Dog Welfare Alliance.

    Debby has over 7 years’ experience working with dogs, and she specialises in helping families with kids to train and raise their dogs to be great family companions. Some of her clients have also gone and become great therapy dogs in schools and nursing homes.

    Debby is the founder of Kids Around Dogs (KAD), which is an association of force-free dog professionals who specialise in helping families with children and dogs to live in harmony together.
    Moreover, Debby has designed a successful protocol to overcome the fear of dogs in kids, which all of the KAD Approved Professionals are qualified to use.

    Debby is based in Poole, Dorset, with her husband Gary, their daughter Molly, their 2 doggies Wilco the Pug and Winnie the Golden Retriever and Mario the cat.

    Dorset is where Debby runs her dog training and behavioural sessions under the name of Pocodogs, however she delivers lessons and webinars globally (she is also bilingual, speaking English and Italian, which allows her to help more professionals and dog’s handlers around the world).

    Kids Around Dogs is on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter & TikTok
    www.kidsarounddogs.co.uk
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    Dogs That Guard Their Owner

    Dogs That Guard Their Owner

    In this episode, I am going to walk you through how to work with dogs that guard their owner. There are two distinct types of motivation for owner guarding, which are important to assess properly, and we will dive into how to determine why a dog might guard their owner, and how to manage and modify the behavior!

    Lauren Novack ACDBC, KPA-CTP, FPPE

    Lauren Novack ACDBC, KPA-CTP, FPPE

    This is a great episode where I get the chance to chat with a fellow behavior consultant about, well, a whole bunch of topics! Lauren Novack from Behavior Vets joins me in a fantastic conversation where we go down rabbit holes in applied behavior analysis, consent-based training, trauma in dogs, and a whole lot of other behavior geekery.

    For additional resources on helping dogs with aggression, visit:
    https://aggressivedog.com

    Here is the special link to The Aggression in Dogs Master Course and Expert Webinar Bundle. Offer expires on 11/1/22.
    https://aggressivedog.thinkific.com/bundles/the-aggression-in-dogs-master-course-and-expert-webinar-bundle

    Don't miss out on the third annual Aggression in Dogs Conference  9/30-10/2/22:
    https://aggressivedog.com/conference/
    About Lauren:

    Lauren Novack is an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, and Family Paws Parent Educator. She founded and operated dog walking and training company Lauren’s Leash in 2011 which she operated in Manhattan through 2018 before joining Behavior Vets. She has had the honor of helping to inform the company's vision, processes, and direction while working with the most challenging dog behavior cases in Manhattan alongside a team of world class veterinarians and trainers. She creates custom behavior intervention plans for dogs (and their people) who have been diagnosed with neophobia, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, various types of aggression, and separation anxiety. In addition to her work with private clients, Lauren offers webinars on various applied behavior analysis topics to animal behavior professionals for Behavior Vets and professional organizations.

    An insatiable learner, Lauren began her graduate studies at Hunter College's Animal Behavior and Conservation program before transferring to the Applied Behavior Analysis department. After finishing all coursework and accruing 360 supervised hours working with human kiddos, she is one thesis away from her M.S. in ABA. Her research focuses on the intersection between animal welfare and evidence based behavior interventions for companion animals. 

    Lauren serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Daily Paws, a digital pet brand at Meredith Corporation. Her television appearances include Fox & Friends, Fox5 NY, Fox Philadelphia, and Rachel Ray. She appeared on panels at zoos and rescue organizations and regularly contributes to articles on various online platforms and print media including B.F. Skinner foundation's Operants Magazine, Broadway Barks, NY Mag, Chewy, BarkPost, and The DoDo.

    Lauren lives in the center of Manhattan with one rescued mixed breed pup (Grayson), one cat (Maui) and one husband. In the rare moments when she’s not working or studying, she enjoys exploring Manhattan’s concrete and culinary landscape with her family.
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    Saara Uljas CCUI

    Saara Uljas CCUI

    We’ve had some fabulous conversations on this show about aggressive behavior and how much a dog’s breed might influence these cases, and for this episode of Fresh Bites on The Bitey End of the Dog, I chat with Saara Uljas who specializes in herding breeds. We chat about a variety of breed specific behavior tendencies in herders, and how they might impact aggression. It’s an excellent episode packed with Saara’s insights and experience, and I hope you enjoy.

    For additional resources on helping dogs with aggression, visit:
    https://aggressivedog.com

    Here is the special link to The Aggression in Dogs Master Course and Expert Webinar Bundle. Offer expires on 11/1/22.
    https://aggressivedog.thinkific.com/bundles/the-aggression-in-dogs-master-course-and-expert-webinar-bundle

    Don't miss out on the third annual Aggression in Dogs Conference  9/30-10/2/22:
    https://aggressivedog.com/conference/

    About Saara:
    www.lystitassun.net 
    (Translates as MerryPaws') 
    IG & Facebook Lystitassun 
    CCUI, animal trainer (FI qualified, specializing in herding breeds and dog sport enthusiast)
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    • 36 min
    Jessica Wheatcraft CPDT-KA, CDBC

    Jessica Wheatcraft CPDT-KA, CDBC

    Dogs that bark, growl, lunge, snarl, and snap when on-leash. Also known as leash reactivity, this is one of the most common issues a dog trainer may be asked to help with.
    In this episode of The Bitey End of the Dog, I have the pleasure of chatting with Jessica Wheatcraft, who I consider one of the best out there on understanding and working with this issue. Jessica and I take a deep dive into the topic of leash reactivity and explore advanced concepts that we can incorporate in even the most difficult of cases. And don’t forget to check out The Aggression in Dogs Conference where Jessica will be presenting on this very topic of Advanced Concepts in Leash Reactivity – What, When, and How to Change Criteria.

    For additional resources on helping dogs with aggression, visit:
    https://aggressivedog.com

    Here is the special link to The Aggression in Dogs Master Course and Expert Webinar Bundle. Offer expires on 11/1/22.
    https://aggressivedog.thinkific.com/bundles/the-aggression-in-dogs-master-course-and-expert-webinar-bundle

    Don't miss out on the third annual Aggression in Dogs Conference  9/30-10/2/22:
    https://aggressivedog.com/conference/

    About Jessica:

    Jessica Wheatcraft, CDBC, CPDT-KA is the Owner and Director of Behavior and Training at Instinct Dog Training San Diego. She and her team help San Diego dogs and humans live better lives through practical, positive, and effective training & behavior programs. 
    Jessica has over 15 years of training and behavior consulting experience, working with thousands of pet dogs and their families. She has specialized in behavior issues for the past 10 years, specifically leash reactivity and aggression cases. She takes a comprehensive approach in understanding each individual dog, and tailoring her training plan accordingly. 
    https://www.instinctdogtraining.com/personnel/jessica-wheatcraft/


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Lorenzo JW Fox CPDT-KA

    Lorenzo JW Fox CPDT-KA

    This is a really fantastic episode of Fresh Bites on The Bitey End of the Dog, as I have the opportunity to chat with Lorenzo JW Fox from Synergy Behavior Solutions. Lorenzo brings into the conversation a diverse background in not only animal behavior, but an investment into mutual aid, abolition, and liberation for humans and animals. This all blends together for a great chat about relationships between humans and dogs, and consent based training as well. 

    For additional resources on helping dogs with aggression, visit:
    https://aggressivedog.com

    Here is the special link to The Aggression in Dogs Master Course and Expert Webinar Bundle. Offer expires on 11/1/22.
    https://aggressivedog.thinkific.com/bundles/the-aggression-in-dogs-master-course-and-expert-webinar-bundle

    Don't miss out on the third annual Aggression in Dogs Conference  9/30-10/2/22:
    https://aggressivedog.com/conference/

    About Lorenzo:

    Lorenzo Jasis-Wallace (he/ they) is an aninal trainer with Synergy Behavior Solutions, a veterinary behavior and training facility located in Portland, OR. Working for almost a decade with behavioral kids and teens in juvenile justice, public education, wilderness therapy, and DV shelters for ten years- after growing up on a working farm and exotic animal petting zoo- culminated in a fixation and passion for play as therapy, rehabilitation and relationship, consent-based interactions, and a holistic approach to resolving complex and challenging behavior struggles. Lorenzo is a co-founder of Force Free Oregon, and remains invested in work related to mutual aid, abolition, and liberation for humans and animals. Lorenzo is a 2022 instructor for Whole Dog Academy. They live in Portland, OR with three dogs, four tarantulas, an aging cockatiel, and a very large boa constrictor. 

    @summer_and_yoshi_rufio 
    @synergybehaviorsolutions
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

BodhiPup ,

Phenomenal podcast

Such an asset to the training community. I love the questions and the conversations on the podcasts, and also the calming tone in his voice.

Treatladyrva ,

Great Info!

Our industry is so blessed to have an expert such as Michael Shikashio to share his knowledge. I’ve personally learned so much from these podcasts and the Aggression in Dogs seminar.

Ashvalentine22 ,

Love these podcasts and Michael’s work!

Love all Michael’s work! Extremely helpful able to apply to clients immediately. Thanks for all the info and help with connecting me with other amazing trainers!

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