Rank #1: Show 08 When Dogs Bite Their Owners
Ever wondered why on earth a dog would bite their owner? Or maybe your question is even closer to home such as “why did my dog bite ME?”
Why did they do it? Was it random? Have they tasted blood? Is this the end? Can anyone help now? Is it too late? When dogs bite it can all be extremely stressful for all involved. The good news is that there is a solution and it’s not rocket science.When Dogs Bite Their Owners...
That’s what this podcast is all about. By the end you will have a completely different understanding of what is going on. Your dog’s behavior will make so much more sense to you and you’ll see that they’re not being completely random. They are simply following the rules of being a dog.Winning is easy
The great news is that there’s actually so much that we can do to help set them up to win. Then there’s far less chance of any accidents ever occurring again. There’s nothing worse than living in fear of your dog. Worried that they may bite you or a family member.
If you have young children and a dog then understanding what is going on is crucial if you are wanting to avoid the unthinkable from happening. Sadly when dogs do bite, everyone suffers. The person or child who was bitten suffers pain, your dogs life often takes a turn for the worse without them really understanding why and the relationship that you have with your dog takes a dive…
The crazy thing is that it does not have to be this way. In fact dogs biting owners is one of the easiest problems to solve, or even better, avoid!A summary of what we cover off in the podcast
1. Firstly we look at the most common reasons that dogs bite owners:
- Food, and the danger of not understanding it
- Unhappy with your behavior. When you misbehave in your dog's eyes!
- Deflected aggression. Why getting involved when your dog is stressed can result in you getting bitten
- Space invading. What it means when you invade your dog's space
2. Secondly we take a look at how dogs behave in the wild regarding these topics as it helps us understand how they naturally behave.
3. Thirdly I explain why we need to avoid the lethal combination of mixing children, food and dogs together and why it so often results in accidents.
4. Fourthly we go through one life saving rule. It's very simple and if it's put into place your chances of not being bitten increase dramatically. I call this Part One of the solution.
5. And then lastly I explain how the real solution lies in understanding how to make your dog more tolerant. As with people, the more relaxed, calm and tolerant they are the less chance there is of them snapping.
So there you go, get stuck into it and enjoy the podcast. To say thanks for for your time, click here to get five of my free dog training videos.If you enjoyed this session…
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Have a great day and as always, love your dog
Mar 19 2014
Rank #2: Show 7 How To Use Food In Training
In this podcast we look at the amazing topic of how to use food correctly when training your dog. If you have ever wondered whether or not you are using it correctly and making the most out of it, then this podcast will answer all those questions.
Many people are using food when there’s absolutely no need for it, others are making things more complicated by using it, and some are not using it when it could really help with their training.
It’s important to note that things in the dog training world have changed over time. Years ago, the use of food in training was absolutely unheard of. Now you will find some dog trainers shoving food into their dog’s mouths for doing virtually nothing. So if you find yourself confused, hoping that maybe there’s a middle ground that would make sense to you that has been overlooked then I think you will enjoy what I have to say.
Here is a summary of what we go through in the podcast: How To Use Food In Your Dog Training1. Why you should use food
- Food is like money to a dog… for many dogs it’s their training currency.
- There are some behavioral issues that can be fixed in an instant with food.
- I answer some of the key questions such as shouldn’t dogs just do as you say without having to use food?
- The use of food during the puppy training phase.
- How food can be used to help stop some behavioral issues.
- How to use food as a powerful distraction.
- Why using food treats will never replace dog psychology.
- Why using food treats is only a part of the solution.
- The danger of not using treats wisely (when your dog outwits you!).
- How treats can actually encourage the behavioral issues you are trying to extinguish when they are used at the wrong time.
- Not all food is created equal.
- The $1 million pay cheque.
- My dog’s absolute top shelf favorite treat.
- I answer the question “What is more appealing to a food orientated dog than a sausage”.
We finish of the podcast with whole bunch of tips and tricks all related to the use of food, that will help you and your dog get the most out of every little morsel that they eat!
By the end of the podcast you will see food in a completely different light and understand what great dog trainers have learnt. That food used correctly is a very powerful tool. Simply throwing a bowl of food down in front of your dog each morning without a second thought will become a thing of the past!
So enjoy the podcast, and let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading, have a great day and as always, love your dog.
Mar 12 2014
Rank #3: Show 6 Barking when left alone.mp3
This post will give you an overview of what’s included in this episode: Barking When Left Alone. If you have a dog that's barking and barking every time you leave the house, then this is for you…
But if your pooch is calm when you're out, then please, in the comment section below, tell me what issues you’d like me to cover in future episodes.
Alternatively if you have a dog or puppy and want help with other problems or you need some dog training, then go straight to my video website and watch over 250 of my training videos at The Online Dog Trainer - try it all for just a $1!Helping dogs who bark when they are left at home alone.
So what’s in this podcast? Well let me explain:Understanding the cause
The first thing that I help explain is the reason behind why most dogs are barking when they are left. Very often we assume or think that it is our dogs way of showing us that they are bored, or just being naughty however this couldn’t be further from the truth.
In fact a good way to test out the bored theory is to ask yourself if your dog is bored when you are at home… If they are calm and relaxed most of the day then the chances are that your dog is not simply bored! (And dogs are not naughty for the fun of it – so that rules that out).The two main causes
In fact the two main scenarios that cause your dog to bark are trigger barking and separation anxiety. They are very different scenarios. Trigger barking is where something sets your dog off and your dog simply does not stop. They are stressed and just keep on going. Whereas separation anxiety doesn’t need a trigger to get your dog barking, they simply become stressed when you leave and bark continuously.
Inside the podcast I help explain fully what is going on in these two situations and explain what the solution is.Other techniques
There are so many approaches to solving barking but most of them do not go to the root cause of the problem. In some situations they can certainly help and are worth trying however I would recommend only in conjunction with the basic solution that I have put together. On their own they are very unlikely to work.We cover all the home alone barking issues
Here is a short list of some of the other things that we also discuss which impact your dog's barking when they're alone…
- Exercise – does it help, is it the solution?
- The Environment – the impact that making your dog comfortable can have
- Herbal remedies vs drugs – would I recommend them?
- Music, TV – whether it can help your dog
- Inside vs outside – where is best for your dog
- Large area or small – what will work best
- Why harsh methods that just try to “stop the barking” are missing the point
As you can see it is an action packed podcast. At the end of it you will see barking dogs in a fresh new light and you will see that stopping barking dogs even when you are not at home is not complicated – you just need to know how :) and hopefully your neighbours will love you even more!
Dogs are beautiful and amazing creatures. They deserve to be treated and understood for what they are. This podcast is all committed to us understanding them and helping them better.Getting it right
So if you are wondering how to stop your dogs barking when they are left at home alone then you have found the right place. First listen to my free podcast and if you enjoy it and it all makes sense then I’d suggest you get straight onto solving the cause of the problem by checking out my video website The Online Dog Trainer - there's a whole section on Barking with loads of videos of me dealing with the problem in other people's homes, and specifically, videos on Barking When Left Alone.
Join here: The Online Dog Trainer (for over 300+ detailed, step-by-step videos covering every issue of dog training, including The 5 Golden Rules of being the Pack Leader)
Feb 26 2014
Rank #4: Show 5 Socializing a new puppy
Listen to the Doggy Dan Podcast Show No.5 by using the player above, or subscribing to iTunes and listening on your mobile device. This post will give you an overview of what’s included in this episode: Socializing a new puppy. If you have a new puppy and want to understand what socializing is all about and why it’s so important then you’ve come to the right place…
If you don’t have a puppy, or yours is already socialized properly, then please, in the comment section below, tell me what issues you’d like me to cover in future episodes.
Alternatively if you have a puppy and want help with other puppy problems or dog training you can go straight to my video website for help and watch my training videos at The Online Dog Trainer - over 300 videos for just a $1 trial!Why, when, where and how should we socialize your puppy?
Inside the podcast I cover off these important questions:Why
Socializing your puppy is one of the most important activities that you can do. It allows them to experience a whole variety of different dogs at an age where they are most tolerant and submissive. Inside the podcast I help you see the whole experience through your dogs eyes so that they have the best experience possible when socializing. Think of it like taking a child to childcare when they are young. It is important that they learn how to behave around many children. This is not to say that they have to be best mates with everyone!When
Timing is crucial when it comes to socializing. If you leave it too late then you can really run into trouble. Often you will find yourself balancing advice from your vets that you need to wait for more vaccinations before you socialize your puppy. Inside the podcast I talk through how I would weigh up these two important pieces of information and come to a decision.Where
There are many different ways to socialize your puppy, one solution does not suit everyone. You can take your puppy to pre-puppy training, puppy training, doggy day care, the vet, or the park. Many people choose to do the socialization themselves and do a great job. Inside the podcast I point out the benefits and downsides of each option and leave you to decide what suits you best since there is no one way to go about socializing. Do-it-yourself is a perfectly good option when you do it correctly.How
The most important part is knowing how to actually socialize your puppy in a way that will ensure that they have a good experience and can take that into the next doggy meet and greet. Knowing when and how to step-in to stop overly excited play and when to leave your puppy is crucial to helping set boundaries for your new puppy. Getting this wrong can make the situation worse and create a mountain out of a mole-hill!The three C’s to socializing
I also cover off three important aspects to socializing:
- Calm – how to maintain a calm situation and how it affects your puppies experience.
- Control – why you need to be in control of your puppy and a simple way to achieve this
- Choose – the importance of selecting the right dogs or puppies to socialize with and why older dogs are so important.
As you can see there is a massive amount of tips and advice inside the podcast helping you to get this crucial aspect of your puppy training right, first time.Some classics mistakes to avoid
To ensure your success I have decided it makes sense to alert you to some of the biggest mistakes that people make when socializing their puppy and how to avoid them. So often people only find out about these things when the opportunity has passed them by. Sometimes just a little bit of knowledge can make a big difference.
So if you really want to end up with a dog friendly, well behaved, dog-sociable-dog then make sure you are aware of:
- The most common error that people make when socializing their puppy
- The biggest reason that socializing goes wrong and does not work
- What you need to do to ensure that your puppy stays friendly with dogs as they grow up.
There you go! If you have a new puppy then I suggest that you listen to the podcast and enjoy learning about why, when, where and how to socialize your puppy and the mistakes to avoid so that you end up with the dog of your dreams. And remember, for those of you after immediate help with your puppy training, check out my video website The Online Dog Trainer – you’ll also get access to Project Moses, the 8 week–1 year video diary of me raising my puppy, Moses (over 30 videos).
And to say thanks for reading this post, I'm giving you free access to 5 videos from my training website. Grab them now: Get your free videos.
All the best, and enjoy the socializing - it's so much fun!
Feb 19 2014
Rank #5: Show 4 Excited and aggressive dog greetings
The Doggy Dan Podcast Show No.4 is available now. This blog will give you an overview of what is included in the podcast: Excited and aggressive dog greetings. (If you are not needing help with this topic then don’t worry, the topic you want is coming soon… just leave me a comment and let me know what you'd like me to cover, OK? Alternatively you can go straight to my video website to watch ALL my training videos, over 300, at The Online Dog Trainer - all for just $1!)So what's in this podcast…
This podcast looks at the very common issue of dogs meeting other dogs on the walk and being so excited barking, pulling and jumping that their behaviour looks anything but friendly. Very often there has been no aggression but your gut instinct tells you that all is not well and it would be wise to nip the behaviour in the bud. I couldn’t agree more. Prevention is better than cure and that's what this podcast is all about.
But first to that question…Excitement or Aggression?
“So is my dog being aggressive or are they just excited?” This is the big question that many people are asking themselves, (and often me) as their dogs race up bounding and barking at dogs that they meet. The answer is not simply one or the other, and in most cases I would suggest it is a bit of both. As I explain in the podcast the more excited your dog is the more chance that their behaviour may be interpreted at aggressive or threatening and so the calmer your dog is the better your chances of a calm encounter.What should I do when my dog is pulling and lunging
Inside the podcast I go through in detail your three options...
- Walk away – if your dog is way too excited
- Let them meet – if your dog is calmer than usual
- Calming your dog down, then make a decision – this is where the training comes in
It may sound a bit obvious but having those three options clear in your mind will give you some immediate direction as you approach a dog. Knowing what your options are helps you to select the right one which in turn will help you to achieve your goal.An amazing journey for answers
I also look at one lady's quest to solve her dog's over-excited barking towards other dogs and how 4 different trainers had given 4 completely different solutions to this issue, none of which have brought her any joy. We look briefly at some of the unsuccessful approaches she has tried, what she has learnt from the 35 dog training books she has read and the fascinating insights that she has gained. This podcast is dedicated to her commitment to finding an answer!Calming your dog down
The real key to success is understanding how to calm your dog down. Inside the podcast I explain how the following areas will help you achieve this.
- Practical tools and techniques – some of the methods that I use everyday for calming your dog down that are especially useful on the walk and at the park
- How being the pack leader at home will result in a completely different dog at the park (calmer!)
- The trick of calming an over excited dog and what you are trying to achieve when you are training them to be calm. (this is a very subtle point but is crucial for success and often overlooked.)
So if you are are wondering how to interpret and alter your dogs behavior as they approach other dogs then you have found the place. First listen to my free podcast and if you enjoy it and it all makes sense then I’d suggest you get straight onto solving the cause of the problem by checking out my video website theonlinedogtrainer.com
All the best, and enjoy your walks!
Feb 03 2014