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Positively Dog Training - The Official Victoria Stilwell Podcast

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World-renowned dog trainer Victoria Stilwell (It’s Me or the Dog) talks pet topics, answers fan questions, and gives dog training and behavior advice.

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World-renowned dog trainer Victoria Stilwell (It’s Me or the Dog) talks pet topics, answers fan questions, and gives dog training and behavior advice.

iTunes Ratings

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
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5
4
24

I don’t like it because:

By Liberty Belle Sachez Torrez - May 27 2020
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It is annoying

Great

By quinnlover31 - Jan 08 2012
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Very fun, entertaining, and family friendly

iTunes Ratings

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
8
5
4
24

I don’t like it because:

By Liberty Belle Sachez Torrez - May 27 2020
Read more
It is annoying

Great

By quinnlover31 - Jan 08 2012
Read more
Very fun, entertaining, and family friendly
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Positively Dog Training - The Official Victoria Stilwell Podcast

Latest release on Jul 07, 2020

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World-renowned dog trainer Victoria Stilwell (It’s Me or the Dog) talks pet topics, answers fan questions, and gives dog training and behavior advice.

Rank #1: Positively Dog Training Episode 511

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Exclusively in this podcast, you'll hear the firsthand account of Victoria's police dog bite accident: what happened, why it happened, and what she's doing to prevent another accident from happening in the future.

May 18 2016

48mins

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Rank #2: Positively Dog Training Episode 509

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Victoria and Holly chat about what they would do for animals if they won the lottery, Holly's annual "Regiftmas" party, and Victoria's upcoming trip to Villalobos Rescue Center.

Jan 11 2016

33mins

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Rank #3: Positively Dog Training Episode 803

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Aly and Victoria discuss how you can make your dog feel more comfortable during the holidays. Whether your dog is shy of people or a social butterfly, discover great ways to prevent overwhelm and set your dog up for success. How can you teach visiting children to understand what your dog needs and to respect your dog’s space? Can you feed your dog table scraps?

Dec 25 2018

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Rank #4: Positively Dog Training Episode 504 – Thanksgiving!

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In this special Thanksgiving edition of the podcast, Victoria and Holly welcome back Dr. Paula Bloom, who peppers Victoria with questions about her new puppy, Suki. Victoria catches up with the Positively mailbag in Ask Victoria, and Alex makes a guest appearance to stump the grownups with some tough questions in the (not so) Animal Academy.

Nov 26 2015

53mins

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Rank #5: Positively Dog Training Episode 710

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Victoria and Holly ring in the new year with a special guest in studio and discussing several of the new projects and developments coming in 2018 in the Positively ecosystem.

Jan 01 2018

55mins

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Rank #6: Positively Dog Training Episode 301

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Victoria & Holly's new podcast season includes a recap of the past several months, a chat to Canine Assistants founder Jennifer Arnold, and a report on the Lennox case.

Aug 27 2012

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Rank #7: Positively Dog Training Episode 103

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In this episode, Victoria and Holly discuss:

Victoria's recent travels to the UK for the Dogs Trust Awards.
Her trip to San Diego for Petapalooza.
Her upcoming plans to be in New York City for the upcoming season of It's Me or the Dog.
The inside scoop on the behind the scenes of what goes into each episode of It's Me or the Dog from casting through the final edit.
In Victoria's Animal Academy quiz, she grills Holly about dog breed trivia.
During the Ask Victoria segment, Victoria answers listeners' questions about:

separation anxiety
fear aggression in a rescued German Shepherd/Lab mix
Episode Links:
Dogs Trust
http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/

Jul 26 2010

37mins

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Rank #8: Positively Dog Training Episode 109

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In this special 'Ask Victoria' episode, Victoria devotes the entire episode to answering listeners' questions.

Nov 24 2010

38mins

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Rank #9: Episode 811 – The New Normal: Distance Learning & Telecommuting

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What’s the secret to staying engaged, productive and efficient when working or learning from home in the age of social distancing?

Mar 19 2020

35mins

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Rank #10: Positively Dog Training Episode 610

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Season 6 ends with a bang as Holly and Victoria reveal two brand new releases that listeners will be able to enjoy.

Feb 22 2017

33mins

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Rank #11: Positively Dog Training Episode 703

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What’s the real reason so many people won’t adopt rescue dogs, and what happens when fosters or adoptions don’t go well? Also, a discussion about ‘foster failures’, bullied dogs, dogs that don’t like kids, dogs that lean on guests, and dogs that won’t potty outside.

Oct 20 2017

35mins

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Rank #12: Episode 807 – Puppies!

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What’s the best way to acclimate a new puppy to a household? Whether or not to comfort a crying puppy, top tips for puppy housetraining, how long it takes for puppies to adjust to a new home, and more.

Feb 24 2020

29mins

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Rank #13: Positively Dog Training Episode 302

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TV vet Marc Abraham joins the podcast to discuss his Where's Mum and upcoming Pup Aid benefits, and Holly has a new batch of Ask Victoria fan questions.

Sep 03 2012

58mins

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Rank #14: Positively Dog Training Episode 104

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In this episode, Victoria and Holly discuss:

The first episode of the new season of It's Me or the Dog in New York City.
The toll of working away from her family
Holly's new coffeeshop - The Funky Monkey in Atlanta
Anthropomorphizing dogs in the form of dog painting and dog costumes.
Victoria's take on dog clothing.
The 2nd half of Victoria's dog senses quiz in Animal Academy.
Holly's background in the news and radio business - how she started, her history as a reporter with CNN, her work as a DJ on the radio, and what she's working on now.
Victoria answers listeners' questions about:

her dog Sadie
excessive salivation
the use of choke chains on leash-pulling dogs
Email the show.
Episode Links:
20/20 Show link to piece on dog painting/costumes
YouTube clip - Dramatic Stalking Cat
Holly at the Burt Reynolds Museum:

Aug 10 2010

40mins

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Rank #15: Positively Dog Training Episode 315

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Holly's CNN shoot in Jerome, AZ, Victoria's resolution to for eat more healthily, how to feed your dogs a better diet, animal cruelty, MN-based VSPDT trainer Amy Sandmann talks about her therapy dog work with Pet Partners & more.

Jan 25 2013

52mins

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Rank #16: Positively Dog Training Episode 802

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In this podcast, Victoria and Aly share great ideas on how to provide enrichment for your dog when it’s cold outside. Aly shares some great canine fitness ideas, how to play hide and seek with your dog and making meal times more enriching.

Dec 18 2018

37mins

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Rank #17: Positively Dog Training Episode 609

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On this jam-packed episode of the Positively Podcast, Holly and Victoria first  chat about Victoria's new book and some of the fascinating research that's being conducted on canine cognition.

Here are a few of the questions they discuss:

Do dogs dream?
How can you tell if your dog is in pain?
Why do small dogs live longer than larger dogs?

Also on this episode of the podcast is an interview with K-9 Ninja Roo Yori, who has become a household name both through his endeavors on American Ninja Warrior as well as his work promoting pit-bull type dogs.

And finally, a round of Ask Victoria questions and Animal Academy questions will both fascinate and entertain you!

Feb 13 2017

47mins

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Rank #18: Positively Dog Training Episode 319

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The stay cue, Banana Joe the Affenpinscher, Dognition exclusive discount, cold weather tips, indoor scent marking, eating before your dogs, bad bedtime behavior and Jane's Addiction.

Feb 23 2013

49mins

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Rank #19: Positively Dog Training Episode 203

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Victoria and Holly are joined by Dr. Paula Bloom as they discuss how to change perceptions of pit bulls, dogs digging in backyards, doggie daycare and much more.

Oct 28 2011

38mins

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Rank #20: Positively Dog Training Episode 608

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Victoria and Holly chat about the Victoria Stilwell Academy and the latest news from the program. They also answer your most pressing dog training questions!

Feb 06 2017

44mins

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Episode 826 – Part Two – Your Dog’s Perception of Sound

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The conversation continues. Victoria, sound researcher Joshua Leeds and Animal Scientist Alynn Lecznar explore how sound contributes to separation anxiety and how music can help relieve it.  What is a sonic pattern and does frequency impact a dog’s behavior? How can music be used to ease aggressive behavior? Leeds answers these questions and more in this episode. For more information on how music can help calm your canine go to: www.icalmpet.com and for Victoria’s separation anxiety and aggression protocols go to: https://positively.shop.musictoday.com/dept/digital-downloads?cp=54834_55890_106949

Jul 07 2020

42mins

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Episode 825 – Part One – How Sound Reduces Canine Anxiety

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Notable sound researcher and founder of Through a Dog’s Ear Joshua Leeds, joins Victoria and Animal Scientist Aly Lecznar, to discuss how sound and music prevents and treats canine anxiety, fear and noise phobias. How can you change the way your dog perceives certain sounds and can music really help to discharge the canine nervous system? Leeds answers these questions and more in this timely podcast before the upcoming July 4th firework celebrations.  For more information on Through A Dog’s Ear go to: www.icalmpet.com For Victoria’s Canine Noise Phobia Series go to:  https://positively.com/dog-wellness/dog-enrichment/music-for-dogs/canine-noise-phobia-series/

Jul 01 2020

41mins

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Episode 824 – Pet Theft and Vets Get Scanning

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Debbie Matthews joins Victoria to talk about pet theft and how compulsory scanning can help reunite stolen and lost pets with their owners. In 2006 Debbie’s dogs, Widget and Gizmo were stolen. Fortunately she was able to get her dogs back but others are not so lucky. Dog theft is on the rise in the UK and other parts of the world because penalties to dissuade thieves are limited and there is no legislation for compulsory scanning. Debbie Matthews and Vets Get Scanning are working to change the status quo. For more information on Fern’s Law and to sign the petition go to: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300010

Jun 25 2020

32mins

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Episode 823 – Announcing The UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter

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Certified Animal Behaviourist Andrew Hale joins Victoria to talk about the new UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter www.ukdogcharter.org. Why does the UK need the Charter and how does it improve dog training standards and animal welfare? How does the Charter make it easier for consumers to choose the right kind of trainer for their dogs? Andrew and Victoria also discuss how dog lovers can gain a new appreciation for their dogs’ behavior.

Jun 16 2020

36mins

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Episode 822 – Keeping Your Dog Fit During the Pandemic

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VSA Curriculum Manager and canine fitness guru Aly Lecznar joins Victoria on this week’s podcast to talk about ways you can exercise with your dog. How do you start running with your dog and how can you tell if he or she is enjoying exercising with you? What is the sport of Canicross and how do you take part? Most importantly how do you ensure that exercise is safe for your dog, especially in warmer weather? Aly answers these questions and more in this fitness-focused episode.

Jun 09 2020

33mins

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Episode 821 – Reporting During the Social Justice Movement

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Holly Firfer is back on the podcast to talk about her work as a journalist for CNN during the recent events across the US as well as her two senior dogs Kashmir and Barnsley – both of whom are living with cancer.

Jun 04 2020

41mins

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Episode 820 – Dogs Should Not Have to Do Sit

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Why are people so focused on teaching their dogs cues like sit and stay? Do we ever stop to think about what these cues mean from the dog’s point of view and why ‘sit’ in particular could be uncomfortable for them? Victoria explores our fascination with obedience training and gives her views on the direction dog training needs to go in the future.

May 20 2020

30mins

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Episode 819 – Animal Shelters During the Pandemic

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Victoria and Behavior Tech Kat Kekel talk all things rescue. How are shelters coping during the pandemic and what is the most important thing a fosterer or new adopter can do when they get an animal home? Kat highlights the importance of allowing dogs and cats time to adjust to their new homes and shares her top enrichment ideas to keep them entertained.

May 13 2020

23mins

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Episode 818 – Finding Your ‘Why’ with J. Nichole Smith

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Victoria chats with petrepreneur marketing guru J. Nichole Smith about her mission of helping people (especially in the pet world) translate their passion into an actionable profession (or hobby) by helping to identify their ‘why.’

Watch Nichole’s presentation at the 2020 International Dog Behaviour Conference – register here.

May 06 2020

43mins

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Episode 817 – Victoria Talks to Holly Root-Gutteridge

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Victoria is joined by Holly Root-Gutteridge, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Lincoln, to talk about how dogs think, the latest research in how dogs process human language and how science supports a humane training philosophy.

REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE DOG BEHAVIOUR CONFERENCE HERE

Apr 30 2020

24mins

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Episode 816 – Victoria talks with Clive Wynne

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Do dogs feel love? Are they capable of hatred? Victoria connects with one of her favorite dog experts, Clive Wynne to explore.

Apr 21 2020

32mins

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Episode 815 – Victoria Talks to DBC Presenter Zazie Todd

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Is your dog happy? Victoria is joined by Zazie Todd, author and creator of Companion Animal Psychology to discuss her upcoming Dog Behaviour Conference presentation.

Apr 14 2020

37mins

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Episode 814 – Victoria Talks with Dr. Meghan Herron

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Victoria talks with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Meghan Herron about training methods, modifying behavior in a shelter environment, as well as her work for Gigi’s, an Ohio based organization that helps homeless dogs get into homes sooner.

Apr 08 2020

26mins

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Episode 813 – How to be an effective online learner from home

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What is e-learning, and what should you look for in an online course? Victoria and Aly break it all down here.

Mar 31 2020

32mins

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Episode 812 – Veterinary Tips for Dealing with the Coronavirus New Normal

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Victoria visits Dr. Duffy Jones to talk through safety tips, the latest on the virus’ effect on our pets, and best practices for veterinary success during the pandemic.

Mar 24 2020

21mins

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Episode 811 – The New Normal: Distance Learning & Telecommuting

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What’s the secret to staying engaged, productive and efficient when working or learning from home in the age of social distancing?

Mar 19 2020

35mins

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Episode 810 – The Emotional Toll of Coronavirus on People and Pets

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Victoria and Dr. Paula Bloom discuss the emotional impact of the coronavirus on people and their pets.

Mar 17 2020

36mins

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Episode 809 – Caring for Elderly Dogs

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Tips for dog owners whose dogs are entering elderly status in order to keep them alert, active and healthy.

Mar 10 2020

27mins

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Episode 808 – Puerto Rican Animal Lifesavers

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The animal rescue scene in Puerto Rico following the recent natural disasters, updates on Victoria’s Unsung Heroes video series, and Holly’s trip to an experiential art institution.

Mar 03 2020

24mins

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Episode 807 – Puppies!

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What’s the best way to acclimate a new puppy to a household? Whether or not to comfort a crying puppy, top tips for puppy housetraining, how long it takes for puppies to adjust to a new home, and more.

Feb 24 2020

29mins

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iTunes Ratings

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
8
5
4
24

I don’t like it because:

By Liberty Belle Sachez Torrez - May 27 2020
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It is annoying

Great

By quinnlover31 - Jan 08 2012
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Very fun, entertaining, and family friendly