Rank #1: Dog Law w/Elliot Harding of Harding Law - Ep. #30
Nov 09 2018
Rank #2: Xmas Puppies, Dog Psychics, and Why Do Dogs Smile? - Ep. #31
Dec 01 2018
Rank #3: Four friends at a table talking dogs - Ep #26
Sep 26 2018
Rank #4: #noK9ego Talk and Much More with JJ Siebrasse of Proven K9 Training, Ep #25
Aug 17 2018
Rank #5: Sport Dogs versus Protection/LEO Dogs with Sam Edmonds & Mark Torrence - Ep. #28
Nov 02 2018
Rank #6: #RescueDog Talk with FXBG SPCA & PW Humane Directors - Ep. #32
Dec 08 2018
Rank #7: Hot Seat Interview w/Congressional Candidate, Denver Riggleman, #letstalkaboutit - Ep. #29
Nov 03 2018
Rank #8: Working Dog Radio joint episode! Ted Summers, Alesha Brandt, Eric Stanbro in Studio! Ep. #24
Aug 15 2018
Rank #9: Questions from Listeners with Danny Walker & Tank Mosely - Ep #27
Oct 16 2018
Rank #10: The Best Dog Training Devices and Tools with Danny Walker and Josh Wilson, Ep #10
What are the four quadrants of dog training?
Dog training is similar raising kids: you can use rewards and reprimands as tools to get desired behaviors. A great trainer makes sure to use the four quadrants to ensure a well-rounded training for each dog. The four quadrants are positive reinforcement, positive punishment, negative reinforcement and negative punishment. Positive means it adds something, negative means it takes something away. (By the way, negative does not mean beat your dog!) Positive reinforcement increases the likelihood that the behavior will happen again and punishment decreases the likelihood that the behavior will happen again. Listen to Nick clearly explain the four quadrants with a great analogy on this episode of The Dog Show.
Slip leads are important tools of the trade
Slip leads are wonderfully easy to use tools to really get control of a dog. If you’ll notice vets, animal shelters, and groomers all use slip leads to help keep dogs in their care under control and to minimize flight risks. For training purposes, you can use it subtly, and make small corrections. Slip leads use the least amount of intensity. The trick when using slip leads is not to choke the dog, to just make it snug. Doing this allows clear communication to the dog. As with any tool, there are downfalls. One is that people use slip leads without any education on how to effectively use them. Other downfalls are having bad timing or using the wrong size. This doesn’t allow for proper communication. Listen to the positives and negatives of slip leads on this episode of The Dog Show.
The prong collar gets a bad rap, but does it deserve it?
The prong collar has a bad reputation, but it can be a fantastic dog training device. The main issue with prong collars is sizing. Most dog owners have no idea how to shop for one. Important matters to consider with prong collars are placement, proper fit, and prong size. Prong collars help owners make small corrections with a subtle touch. Before using a prong collar it is important to educate yourself on how to use them. They are excellent dog training devices for sporting dogs. Listen to this episode of The Dog Show to hear more about dog training devices and tools.
Not all e-collars are created equal
The e-collar has been the center of controversy lately. This is a shame because used properly and purchased from a reputable company, e-collars are an incredibly effective training tool. One of the most important things to remember is to not settle for a cheap one. There is not a legitimate e-collar out there that you can buy for under $100. As with a prong collar a proper fit is key, if the collar is too loose it can cause chafing. 90% of the time owners will fit an e-collar too loose on their dog. Before using an e-collar or any training tool you need to be 100% sure that you are educated enough to use that dog training device. You’ll love hearing Joe as he puts an e-collar on Nick on this episode of The Dog Show. Listen to this episode to hear about the best dog training devices and tools.
Mar 03 2018
Rank #11: MK7 Marine Mammal Program with Certified Bad Ass, Brenden McMullen, Ep #23
Aug 15 2018
Rank #12: Service Dogs with Congressman Rob Wittman - Ep #21
Aug 15 2018
Rank #13: The Business of Dog Training with Special Guest, Aaron Taylor, Ep #22
Jul 19 2018
Rank #14: Life & Dogs with Tank Mosely - Ep #20
Jun 14 2018
Rank #15: The Differences Between Service Dogs and Emotional Support Dogs with Chris Baity, Ep #19
What is the difference between service dogs and emotional support dogs?
There are many differences between physical disabilities and emotional disabilities. Service dogs provide help to people with physical disabilities. These dogs may help their owners with specific tasks like crossing the street safely. It may be obvious that these are working dogs, but there is another type of dog that helps people. Emotional support dogs are specific to people who are suffering a range of psychiatric disorders. Some of these dog owners may be suffering PTSD, anxiety, agoraphobia, or a number of different issues. Listen to this episode as Chris Baity spells out the differences between service dogs and emotional support dogs.
How to stop the fake service dog problem
There are a lot of fake service dogs out there. Anyone can pay $59 and get an ‘official service dog’ vest for their dog to wear. All of these fake dogs are making problems for people who really need emotional support dogs. If something isn’t done soon, then the emotional support dog program could be ruined for those that need it most. This could be stopped with a service dog certification that is nationally recognized. The real question is: should this problem be legislated? Chris Baity weighs in on this issue and tells us how he is working with legislators on this episode of The Dog Show.
What should the criteria be to certify service dogs?
Certifying that a service dog is a real working dog really shouldn't be that challenging. The first criteria that should be required is a note from a doctor that specifies that a support dog is needed. Then the dog should prove that it is well-behaved and trained, it needs to be able to ignore its surroundings in front of a trained professional. There should also be a statement that specifies what service the dog provides for its owner. Listen to this episode to hear what service dog trainer Chris Baity thinks about having a service dog certification.
What is Semper K9?
After leaving his service in the Marines, Chris found a way to continue working with dogs and serve the community. Chris’s nonprofit, Semper K9, takes shelter dogs and trains them to provide free service dogs to veterans and their families. This valuable program is not only saving shelter dogs but changing the lives of veterans who really need it. Chris and Semper K9 were even recently featured on Mike Rowe’s program, Returning the Favor. Listen to this episode to hear his thoughts on being surprised by being featured on the show and by meeting the blue-collar philosopher.
May 26 2018