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We take a deep dive into the training and personal journeys of the world's best dog trainers. Each guest shares their unique roles in the industry and brings fresh perspective on topics such as competition dog sports, personal protection, dog genetics, breeding, behavioral issues, police K9s, general dog training, and more. Listeners will gain a better understanding of each sector as new ideas are unlocked and gates are opened. The goal of the YOLO PUP PODCAST is to empower dog owners/handlers, celebrate leaders, and cultivate community. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yolo-pup/support

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We take a deep dive into the training and personal journeys of the world's best dog trainers. Each guest shares their unique roles in the industry and brings fresh perspective on topics such as competition dog sports, personal protection, dog genetics, breeding, behavioral issues, police K9s, general dog training, and more. Listeners will gain a better understanding of each sector as new ideas are unlocked and gates are opened. The goal of the YOLO PUP PODCAST is to empower dog owners/handlers, celebrate leaders, and cultivate community. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yolo-pup/support

    The Power of Play with Legendary Dog Guru Ivan Balabanov

    The Power of Play with Legendary Dog Guru Ivan Balabanov

    Ivan AKA @trainlikeivan is a 2 Time IGP World Champion, 14 time National Champion, and leader in the dog world. If this man is competing in dog sport, he's winning! Ivan is a household name in the industry and has dedicated 40 years to training, breeding, and advancing how we communicate with dogs. Today Ivan walks us through the art and vast array of benefits of play.

    Ivan uses play as the foundation for his training as the very act is genetically encoded into all mammal’s chemical makeup. There is a biological need to play. You can get any dog to play. Some may take more effort than others.

    In this live Ivan discusses:
    - Art of Play
    - Play in Mammals
    - Energy from owner on to dog
    - Personal stories
    - Possession Games
    - IGP
    - IGP tips
    - Consequences in Game

    Always a pleasure, Ivan! Thank you for making time 🙏

    For more info on Ivan’s technique, check out “Possession Games”, “Chase & Catch”, “Teaching the Out” on the Training without Conflict website & listen to his podcast!
    #trainlikeivan #dogtraining #igp #malinois


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Decoying & Discipline ~ the art of training with Jared Wolf | Wolfpack Canine

    Decoying & Discipline ~ the art of training with Jared Wolf | Wolfpack Canine

    Jared Wolf is a PSA K9 Decoy, professional dog trainer & owner of @wolfpackcanine in New Hampshire, and a certified badass handler to his 2 year old Malinois @akuma_the_mali.

    Jared was inspired to go into PSA by his pitbull Thai, a true Unicorn who possessed all the qualities needed for a successful PSA dog. He had the temperament, drive, strength, etc. & checked all the boxes. Jared worked hard to pull those qualities out of him which lit his passion for dog training.

    Unfortunately, Thai passed in a house fire - but his spirit lives on through Jared and his new Malinois, Akuma (who Jared says owes everything to Thai).

    The duo is one of our favorite teams to watch. The training is like art with precise heel work and speed coupled with inspiring music that moves you.

    Jared opens up about his experience as a decoy, how he got started and learned the ropes, how to improve a focused heel & speed, his goals for Akuma, and more.

    Sadly, he did not do the #orbitchallenge PART 2 dance... but we will look forward to him and Akuma’s *drop dead* rendition.

    Cheers to you, Jared! Thank you for sharing so much with us. Keep inspiring us all 🙏


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    • 52 min
    HOW TO CALM THE ANXIOUS DOG | YOLO PUP x Ring and Run Dog Walkers

    HOW TO CALM THE ANXIOUS DOG | YOLO PUP x Ring and Run Dog Walkers

    Amanda Anderson launched her Staten Island dog training business, Ring and Run Dog Walkers, in 2014. Dogs had always been an important part of her life... despite getting bit a few times.  Today, she’s head honcho at Ring and Run Dog walkers, a company that takes care of the community’s dogs.  “We never felt comfortable with anyone handling our dog and realized we couldn’t be the only ones!”  Amanda says after working our dog through some issues we realized dogs needed more than just a stroll around the block.  Out of that mindset, the biz was born. The passion and purpose has always been to help owners live more fulfilled, enriched, and meaningful relationships with their dogs.  In this live we discuss: - Clear communication - Importance of a balanced mind - Dog Training schedule - How to calm an over excited dog - How to greet visitors  Thank you so much for joining us, Amanda! Keep those videos coming 🙌🙌


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    • 54 min
    Creator of YOLO PUP talks Mental Health & Business | Jillian Wilson

    Creator of YOLO PUP talks Mental Health & Business | Jillian Wilson

    Small Business Series with @yolopup.la & @etsuandme

    "Our small business series is meant to shine light on the background of some of our favorite small businesses, their highlights and struggles as well as just honestly see what it’s like on the other side. My hope is to get to the heart of each person so we can bridge the gap between dog owners and small business owners.  

    Today’s episode is with Jillian from @yolopup.la We dive into her background in media and how that has helped her develop an inclusive community in the dog niche while also maintaining her mental health as a business owner."

    YOLO PUP is an online resource & community designed to inspire deeper connection and play with your dog.   

    Ryka the Belgian Malinois is the inspiration and what started as a simple instagram page [@yolopup.la] has spiraled into so much more. As we showcased the reality of life with a high drive working dog and shared our own personal struggles, other owners and first time handlers going through similar challenges came to light.   

    The YOLO PUP line is made up of interactive dog toys & training tools we personally use. The gear is designed to challenge highly motivated dogs, empower pups & parents, and encourage owners to engage more with their animals.   

    The YOLO PUP collection began when Ryka was 8 weeks old and I was desperately searching for the perfect tug toy. I wanted a soft cowhide tug that would be gentle on her baby teeth, yet comfortable with 2 handles. Other tugs were too hard for her small mouth and she didn't care for the alternative textures.  Cut to, the birth of the YOLO PUP tug.   

    With the help of world class trainers, we're able to provide training tools, techniques, and education to help dedicated owners & enthusiasts build trust and a life long bond with their dogs.   Thank you to all the professional trainers for contributing to our weekly digital Q&A series, testing out our gear, and  helping us fine tune what YOLO PUP is all about.   

    This has been a tremendous labor of love and we are so grateful for all the support and positive encouragement from the community.  

    We thank you. Keep training!  

    xo Ryka the Belgian Malinois & Jillian the Human


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    PSA Legend & World Renowned K9 trainer Janet Dooley, Stateline Canine

    PSA Legend & World Renowned K9 trainer Janet Dooley, Stateline Canine

    World renowned Dog Trainer & PSA All Star Janet Dooley of Stateline Canine has over 20 years of experience training dogs for SAR (search and recovery), police K9s for detection (narcotics, explosives), patrol, cadaver recovery, protection sports, and more. Janet is the Protection Sports Association’s East Coast Director and has put PSA 3 titles on two dogs, Danny & Zuko.

    In this Q&A, Janet breaks down what PSA is, how trials are judged, routines, bite technique, skills needed for the sport, and advice for beginners. **This video is a must-watch for all those curious about the sport and looking to get involved with PSA. Janet talks about her experience as a female handler in a predominantly male sport & sheds light on some differences with males & females when training. We talk in depth about having a protection sport dog as a family dog and safety around children. Janet also shares some of her favorite stories with Jaro, her German Shepherd trained in cadaver recovery and some police detection stories. Behavioral Questions Covered: How to build prey drive in a timid mal? How to stop biting/rough play with a German Shepherd around small dogs? What to do with a 9mo GSD with a strong prey drive who jumps and gets hyper with children? Janet founded Stateline Canine in Hanover, Pennsylvania. The 11,000 sf property offers services for pet dog obedience (guaranteed for life), behavior modification, SAR, and K9 Sport training for competition obedience and protection sport. They also offer daily Leave-N-Learn programs & long term Lodge-N-Learn programs.

    Thank you so much, Janet! Your work is impressive and we are grateful for your time and insight!


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Intro to French Ring with Super Select Decoy & Pro Trainer Andy Krueger

    Intro to French Ring with Super Select Decoy & Pro Trainer Andy Krueger

    Andy Krueger has been a student, participant, teacher, and trainer of French Ring for over a decade. His secret - stay humble, get inspired, and go all in.

    He first got into ring & in the bitesuit in 2009 with a local club. Despite not knowing a lot, he continued to show up and that integrity has led him to earning respect in the sport and the prestigious *super select* decoy title, extremely rare in the United States.

    About Andy - Andy is an Ohio boy, born & raised! He now has his own dog training facility on 7 acres of land outside Cincinnati, also known as the Dog Oasis, where he trains all breeds, pets & working dogs, behavior modification, board and train, etc.

    In this live we cover:

    - French Ring Objective & Rules

    - Point System & Levels

    - Decoy Role

    - Decoy vs. Dog dynamic

    - Tips for decoys

    - Mouth focus and why

    - Jumping Dogs

    - Andy’s favorite upper level exercise

    - the art of Ring & more

    We first heard about Andy through Mike Jones of Primal Canine @primalcanine when Mike was giving accolades to the sport & Andy’s decoying skills (quite different from Protection Sports decoying).

    Since then, we’ve been hooked on Andy’s YouTube channel and have been fascinated with the sport!

    Thank you for joining us Andy! We look forward to seeing your continued growth and we’ll be practicing that object guard!!

    There is an art to dog sports and we’re grateful for you opening up about what it’s like being in it.


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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Hispanic and Lov'n Her ,

Yessssssss!

Real, practical, humble stories about dogs and how to train! I love her frank conversations with professionals, who are at the top of their game! Thanks, Yolo Pup. Yes, I love hearing about high energy/performance dogs, but no, I am not tempted at all to have one! I’m not about that life. My lifestyle with my pups are more cuddle sessions, hikes and walks than multi-training sessions for elite athletes like Mals. Thanks, team!

Jenangeleyes1 ,

Love it!!!

Absolutely love Jillians content! She is positive and upbeat. Enjoy the excitement she has with her dog. She truly is passionate about having a great life for herself and her dog! Love it!

sa5mmm7 ,

Always insightful always helpful

YOLO Pup always has top and interesting dog professionals in the show to talk about common questions the average pet owner may ever wish to ask and more. The variety of topics, professionalism, and format help get any dog owner up to speed with the topic of the episode. There is passion and love for dogs in every facet of the podcast and brand, which keeps other dog lovers and well intending owners coming back for more.

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