The Healthy Dog Pod is brought to you Bondi Behaviourist and So Help Me Dog, creating a conversation around dog behaviour, training and health.
Field Day - Final Episode Reflections on Season 2
Field Day have sponsored this season of The Healthy Dog Pod so we wanted to bring in Georgia from their team to pick our brains and chat about the amazing guests we have had on over the previous seven episodes. Each one brought something special and unique to the table so we unpacked our own thoughts and reflections on all of them and dove into what we believe to be the important take away moments. Field Day also announce their giveaway in this episode, so stay tuned to the end to learn more.
Mel Ritterman - Introducing new puppies to a family with children
Mel Ritterman of Cooper and Kids is an accredited dog trainer, a certified Family Dog Mediator and a busy mum of three plus her beautiful golden retriever, Cooper. Mel specialises in creating safe, happy and positive relationships between babies, kids and dogs. In this episode we dive into the details of introducing a new puppy to the home when there are kids involved. We also talk all things kids and dogs in general, raising awareness around the importance of dog body language and healthy relationships within the household.
Masculine Stereotypes in Dog Training with Simon, The Mutt Nut
Simon, The Mutt Nutt is an accredited trainer based in the UK, working predominantly with aggression cases through rescue organisations among other areas of dog training. In this episode we talk about the stereotypes around aggression and how misunderstood it is. We dive into training methods and how outdated philosophies and practices like dominance theory and correction based methods stand in the way of progress in our industry.
Kim Brophey - What causes behaviour and why? A look at the LEGS framework
Kim Brophey, CDBC, CPDT-KA, is an applied ethologist and owner of The Dog Door Behaviour Centre Asheville, NC. Kim’s 20-year commitment to Family Dog Mediation® has been recognized both nationally and locally, awarded the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Outstanding Trainer of the Year in 2009 and the Best Dog Trainer of WNC six years in a row. She has lectured and taught courses at colleges, universities, and conferences on canine behaviour, ethology, and welfare. Kim is a member of the International Society for Applied Ethology and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and is a past board member of the International Association and Animal Behaviour Consultants and the Asheville Humane Society. Kim’s trademarked Dog L.E.G.S.® model is a ground-breaking new system for dog lovers to truly understand their dogs’ behaviour- distilling multiple scientific disciplines and established principles into a simple and accessible framework for pet dogs and their people like never before.
Andy Hale - Considering the dogs emotional experience
Andrew Hale of 'Train Positive, Dog Behaviour and Training', the home of The Dog Centred Care approach talks to us about the emotional experience of a dog. We consider what they might be going through when they are doing behaviours as well as their experience when we as trainers, handlers and caregivers try to change this behaviour. Andy is a certified animal behaviourist, as well as holding a Bsc (Hons), he also holds various diplomas/advanced diplomas in animal and canine behaviour. Andy is an advocate for non conflict training methods and is a regular speaker at industry workshops, webinars and seminars.
Pets of the Homeless with Yvonne Hong
Yvonne Hong, the founder of Pets of The Homeless opens up about the many different ways this organisation helps so many, why it is important and how the many ways we can contribute towards this great cause. This one pulled on our heartstrings more than any other episode this season, it even nearly got Ian to well up.