The Dynamic Dog Owner is a podcast dedicated to dog training and empowering dog owners with the knowledge and confidence they need to create a harmonious and fulfilling life with their furry friend. Hosted by Debbie Potter an experienced dog trainer, this podcast aims to uplift, educate, and inspire dog owners to enhance their relationship with their four-legged friends.
Each episode of The Dynamic Dog Owner delves into a variety of topics related to dog training, enrichment, and overall well-being. From basic obedience training to more advanced activities, the podcast provides practical tips and insightful advice for dog owners at every stage of their journey.
The podcast also focuses on improving the confidence and self-assurance of dog owners. Understanding that dog ownership can sometimes be overwhelming and challenging, The Dynamic Dog Owner, offers strategies to help listeners feel more confident and knowledgeable about their roles as pet parents. The hosts share stories of their own experiences, as well as interviews with experts and fellow dog owners, to provide a well-rounded perspective on the joys and challenges of life with dogs.
Moreover, The Dynamic Dog Owner explores the impact of dogs on mental health and happiness. It emphasizes the therapeutic benefits of the human-canine bond and offers insights into how dogs can enhance our overall well-being. The podcast encourages listeners to embrace the unconditional love and companionship of their dogs, fostering a positive mindset and a stronger bond with their furry friends.
By blending practical training advice, confidence-building strategies, and discussions on the emotional aspects of dog ownership, The Dynamic Dog Owner aims to empower dog owners, equip them with the necessary skills, and inspire them to lead happier, more fulfilling lives with their beloved canine companions.
Whether you’re a seasoned dog owner or a first-time puppy parent, this podcast is your go-to resource for building confidence, strengthening the human-dog connection, and unlocking a world of joy and success in life with dogs.
Eps 31. Living with reactivity
In this episode, our host, Debbie Potter, breaks down what dog reactivity is, why it happens, and what dog parents can do to help their companions. With her own experiences and insights, Debbie offers tips for understanding and managing dog reactivity, including the importance of seeking professional help and avoiding putting dogs in situations they cannot cope with. Join us as we explore this complex topic and learn how to support and advocate for our beloved dogs.
Eps 30 Success isn't a straight line
In this episode we delve into the common misconception that success in dog ownership and training should be a seamless upward trajectory. Debbie offers a candid and realistic perspective on the ups and downs of dog parenting, from puppy class expectations to the often-overlooked challenges of the adolescent phase. Emphasising the importance of setting achievable goals, being accountable for our own mindset, and embracing the ongoing journey of dog training with patience and understanding.
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Eps 29. When your dog doesn’t fit in
Today we delve into the common experience of dog owners when their canine companions don't quite match their expectations. Host Debbie Potter shares personal anecdotes and explores the challenges and choices faced by dog parents when their dog presents unexpected behaviours and needs. This insightful episode offers valuable perspectives on adapting to and celebrating the individuality and character of our beloved dogs. Tune in as we navigate the journey of understanding and meeting our canine companions' unique needs.
Eps 28. Dog Photography with Sandie Powner
We have a special treat for all our dog-loving listeners. Our guest, Sandie Powner from Sandie Powner Photography, shares her expertise in pet photography, with a focus on capturing the unique character of each dog through her lens. Sandie discusses the challenges and joys of photographing dogs, whether in outdoor settings or cozy studio setups. She also provides valuable insights into editing techniques for bringing out the best in our furry friends. Join us as we delve into the art of dog photography with Sandie Powner, and discover how she turns ordinary moments into timeless memories through her camera lens.
Eps 27. The power of sniffing
In this episode Debbie highlights the importance of letting our dogs sniff and the benefits it brings to their mental and physical well-being. She explains how sniffing provides mental stimulation, builds confidence, and contributes to the overall satisfaction of our dog. Debbie also shares her personal rule for letting her dogs lead the way during walks and offers valuable insights into incorporating scent work activities into your dog's routine.
Eps 26. Why do dogs bark...
Have you ever wondered why your dog barks? In today's episode, we explore the reasons behind this behaviour, including barking at various triggers such as the TV, other dogs, people, squirrels, excitement, doorbells, and food. Our focus is on how dogs communicate and why they may resort to barking. Tune in to discover why dogs bark, how to listen to their communication, and how to strengthen the bond between you and your pet.