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Dog Talk with Nick Benger

Dog Talk is a podcast run by professional dog trainer Nick Benger in which he interviews pioneering dog behaviourists and trainers as well as other interesting people involved in the dog world in various ways.

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#11: Pam Mackinnon - Scentwork for Pet Dogs

Pam Mackinnon is an ex-drug detection dog handler for HM Customs & Excise and now runs Talking Dogs Scentwork and Talking Dogs Rally. Pam is also author of the Turn Your Pet Dog into a Detector Dog manual and has put together two DVD's on the subject of canine scentwork.

1hr 3mins

14 Jun 2016

Rank #1

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#37: Patricia McConnell - Emotions in Dogs

In this podcast we discuss guilt, jealousy and whether dogs really protect people or if it's all just self-preservation.Patricia McConnell is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviourist and has worked with clients for serious behaviour problems since 1988. She got her PhD in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin Madison where she is also an adjunct professor. She's well known for her books including For the Love of a Dog, The Other End of the Leash and her recent memoir The Education of Will. All of which have made her a very sought out international speaker.Show Notes: www.nickbenger.com/patricia-mcconnellFree Engagement Guide: www.barkplayteach.com/the-engagement-guide75% off Butternut Box: www.butternutbox.com/nickbenger

1hr 1min

22 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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#46: Michael Shikashio - Aggressive Dogs

In this podcast  we spoke about the strategies Michael uses to resolve and manage aggressive behaviour. We also spoke about the process he uses to coach people through training their dogs.Michael Shikashio is the former president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. He's been featured in the New York Times, the New York Post, Baltimore Sun, Womens Health Magazine and a whole load more. His specialty is training aggressive dogs and when he's not working with clients he's travelling the world speaking on that topic.Show Notes: www.nickbenger.com/michael-shikashioOnline Consultations with Nick: www.nickbenger.com/bookDom Hodgson's Pet Business Seminars: www.growyourpetbusinessfast.com

1hr 12mins

9 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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#30: Sarah Owings - Choice in Dog Training

Sarah Owings is a speaker at ClickerExpo and a Karen Pryor Academy faculty member. She competes regularly in the sport of nose work at an elite level and is an instructor for CyberDog online. She's also written for Clean Run Magazine on cues and stimulus control. In this podcast we discuss how to get your dog to engage with you more and when and why we should give dogs choice in training.This podcast is sponsored by Butternut Box. To get 75% off your first order go to www.butternutbox.com/nickbenger

1hr 14mins

25 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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#57: Chirag Patel - The Bucket Game

In this podcast we spoke about how Chirag convinced Ian Dunbar and Jean Donaldson to mentor him and his famous Bucket Game for husbandry training. Chirag Patel is the creator of The Bucket Game for husbandry training. He is a behaviour consultant for pets, zoos, and laboratory animals and was an expert on the BBC show Nightmare Pets SOS. Show Notes: http://nickbenger.com/chirag-patel

1hr 10mins

14 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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#22: Nancy Tucker - Coaching Humans as a Dog Trainer

Nancy is a certified trainer with the CCPDT, and a certified behavior consultant with the IAABC. She teaches seminars, webinars, and workshops on dog training, dog behavior, and the business end of training throughout Canada, the US, and Europe. She has presented at conferences for the Pet Professional Guild (USA), the IAABC (UK), DogEvent (France), and will be presenting at the WOOF! 2019 conference in February here in the UK.She is also an instructor for Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, where she teaches online courses focusing on various topics including treating separation anxiety and learning to use desensitization and counter-conditioning to help fearful dogs. Nancy’s professional background in public relations, communications, and customer service management has inspired her to share her business experience with dog trainers to increase their bottom line and to take the stress out of communicating with difficult clients. Nancy has written numerous articles on dog behaviour and is a regular contributor to the Whole Dog Journal. She shares her home in Quebec, Canada with her husband Tom and their Border Terrier, Bennigan.

1hr 1min

23 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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#40: Debbie Jacobs - Helping Fearful Dogs

In this podcast we discuss foreign rescue dogs, when to use medication and how to help fearful dogs.Debbie Jacobs is the author of A Guide to Living with and Training a Fearful Dog and Does My Dog Need Prozac? She is well known for her blog fearfuldogs.com To get the show notes go to: www.nickbenger.com/debbie-jacobs For Tickets to IMPACT go here: https://www.growyourpetbusinessfast.com/impact/For Tickets to see Hannah Branigan go here: https://www.glasgowdogtrainer.co.uk/portfolio-item/awesomer-dog-training-with-awesome-hannah-branigan/

1hr 7mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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#6: Grisha Stewart - Behaviour Adjustment Training (BAT)

Grisha Stewart is an author, international speaker, and dog trainer who specializes in dog reactivity. She founded Empowered Animals and the online Animal Building Blocks Academy in Alaska and Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle, which has earned many awards, including Best of Western Washington.


18 Apr 2016

Rank #8

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#13 - Clare Russell and John McGuigan

Clare and John run the highly appraised Positively Excellent Dog Training workshops in Scotland. Clare Russell is a student of Kay Laurence and one of Scotland's most experienced behaviour therapists. John McGuigan is well-known for his internet videos and blog which he does under the name 'Glasgow Dog Trainer.

1hr 2mins

7 Nov 2016

Rank #9

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#17: Dominic Hodgson - The No BS Approach to Running a Dog Business

Dominic Hodgson is the author of How To Be Your Dog's Superhero and Walk Yourself Wealthy. He is the host of two podcasts and is a pet business coach. Dominic runs Pet Business Bootcamps in Sunderland, England for pet professionals to learn about how to make their business better.


18 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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#51: Malena DeMartini - Separation Anxiety

In this podcast we spoke about Malena's journey from corporate statistician to professional dog trainer, busted a few separation anxiety myths and spoke about the best way to treat it. Malena DeMartini is the author of Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs and has focused exclusively on separation anxiety since 2001. She's an international speaker and runs a certification program for trainers looking to improve their ability to take on separation anxiety cases. Show Notes: www.nickbenger.com/malena-demartini Online Consultations with Nick: www.nickbenger.com/bookPoodle to Pitbull Pet Business Podcast : https://www.growyourpetbusinessfast.com/podcast/Malena's Mission Possible Course (use code: NICKB for discount): https://malenademartini.com/for-owners/separation-anxiety-in-dogs-mission-possible-online-course/

1hr 13mins

19 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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#41: Steve Mann - Puppy Training

Steve Mann is the Founder and Chairman of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and has featured on The Underdog Show, Who Let the Dogs Out and recently Lorraine which has led to the publication of his first book Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy. Today we're talking about how to train your puppy. We covered subjects like bite inhibition, breed differences, socialisation and Steve's experience coaching Brian Blessed on The Underdog Show.

1hr 5mins

24 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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#23: Lewis "Taz" Nicholls - From Doggy Daycare to Facebook Dog Training Celebrity

Taz Nicholls is a dog trainer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He is best known for his Facebook page Lewis Nicholls Dog Training on which he's amassed over twelve thousand followers.In this podcast we talk about the importance of discussing controversial topics, the people that inspire Taz and how he went from bullying his Jack Russell to learning how to train dogs properly and amassing a huge social media following in the process.

1hr 3mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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#47: Pat Stuart - Bridging the Divide

In this podcast we spoke about the conflict between positive and balanced dog trainers, the NePoPo system of training and how we can have better conversations within the dog training community. Pat Stuart is the co-host of the Canine Paradigm podcast and has studied under Michael Ellis and Bart Bellon. He is a certified PSA decoy in Australia and is an expert in the NePoPo system of dog training. Show Notes: www.nickbenger.com/pat-stuartOnline Consultations with Nick: www.nickbenger.com/bookDom Hodgson's Pet Business Seminars: www.growyourpetbusinessfast.com

1hr 24mins

16 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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#58: Being a Pet Dog Trainer

In this podcast I spoke about the challenges of being a pet dog trainer and some of my own experiences. How to solve some common loose lead walking problems and what to do when your dog becomes disengaged around sheep. Show Notes: http://nickbenger.com/being-a-pet-dog-trainer


3 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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#56: Chris Pachel - Coaching People

In this podcast we spoke about how to effectively coach people to train their dogs and overcome behaviour issues.Chris Pachel is a veterinary behaviourist, he owns and operates the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Oregon and lectures internationally on dog behaviour.Show Notes: http://nickbenger.com/chris-pachel/

1hr 5mins

1 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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#54: Why Engagement is King

Today's episode is an interview I did in December 2018 with The Barking Mad Show on what engagement training for your dog is and why it matters so much. Free Engagement Guide: www.barkplayteach.com/the-engagement-guide


15 May 2019

Rank #17

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#66: Laura Ryder - Going Fear Free

Laura Ryder is the head dog trainer at Morley Vet centre in Perth, Australia. Along with Fiona Cowie she runs the Australia branch of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and she's a member of the Fear Free Speakers Bureau. In this podcast we spoke about how vets, groomers and trainers can go fear free and work together to reduce stress. Show notes: www.nickbenger.com/laura-ryderFor 20% off the force free courses use the code: FFRYDER19


18 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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#31: Jennifer Shryock - Navigating Children and Dogs

In this podcast we discuss the best way to prepare your dog for a new baby and how to manage interactions between dogs and children.Jennifer is the owner of Family Paws and the former VP of Doggone Safe. She has served on the board of the International Childbirth Education Association and has a degree in Special Education. Her two programs Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers have been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Martha Stewart Living amongst other places. To get 75% off your first Butternut Box order go to www.butternutbox.com/nickbenger To view the show notes go to www.nickbenger.com/jennifer-shryock

1hr 4mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #19

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#26: Sam Turner - Proprioception Training for Dogs

In today's podcast we talk about Sam's fascination with movement and how that turned into a career involving flying over the planet spreading the word about proprioception.Sam Turner has a degree in Ethology and has spoken internationally on the subject of proprioception. She is based in The Netherlands where she runs many of her courses.

1hr 9mins

22 Sep 2018

Rank #20