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K9 Conservationists

Hello and welcome to the K9 Conservationists podcast, where we’re positively obsessed with conservation detection dogs! Join us every other week as we discuss detection dogs, ecology, conservation, dog behavior, training, and much more. K9 Conservationists is hosted by Kayla Fratt, CDBC and founder of K9 Conservationists. She trains dogs to detect data and lives with 2 working border collies, Barley and Niffler. Support the work we do at patreon.com/canineconvos.

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Ep 30: House Training Your Puppy!

Join Kayla Fratt of Journey Dog Training and Marissa Martino of Paws & Reward discuss a puppy house training case and share their ideal house training setup when you bring home a new puppy!

58mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Ep 10: What Behavior Consultants can Learn from Agility Trainers - with Sarah Stremming

Kayla Fratt speaks to Sarah Stremming, owner of The Cognitive Canine and instructor at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. They discuss the similarities and differences between working on “worked up” sport dog cases and over-aroused pet dogs. Sarah also shares some of her favorite tips for helping dogs calm down when needed.

47mins

20 May 2019

Rank #2

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Ep 5: Deepening your Relationship with your Dog PART 1

Join author Marissa Martino of Human-Canine Behavior Connection discuss her book and the 6 relationship building principles necessary to enhance your relationship and training with your best friend! Kayla Fratt of Journey Dog Training interviews Marissa while also sharing her relationship experiences with Barley, her high drive, goofy border collie! This is Part 1 of a two-part series.

48mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Ep 3: Preventing Reactivity and Aggression

Join Marissa Martino and Kayla Fratt unpack how they prevent canine reactivity and aggression with their own dogs and the tools they use to support their clients!

34mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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Ep 19: Top 5 behaviors we would teach every dog!

Join Kayla Fratt of Journey Dog Training, Ursa Acree, Co-owner of Canis Major Dog Training and Marissa Martino of Paws & Reward Dog Training discuss the top 5 behaviors they would teach every dog! They each wrote down their top 5 and then shared the results live on the podcast!

56mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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Ep 25: The Fallout of Punishment

Most of our listeners know that Ursa, Kayla and Marissa are all positive reinforcement trainers, meaning they stay far away from punishment at all costs. They would prefer to teach your dog what to do instead of the problematic behavior. Listen as Marissa and Kayla walk you through the 6 reasons to not punish your dog and why your relationship depends on it!

43mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Ep 18: Working with a Veterinary Behaviorist with Dr. Chris Pachel

Join Marissa Martino as she interviews the amazing Dr. Chris Pachel! They discuss what a veterinarian behaviorist is, what the process is when working with one and how to incorporate the dog's existing care team: trainers and veterinarians. Sometimes, it truly takes a village!

1hr 5mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Ep 22: What Would Dr. Pachel Say? Working with clients!

Today’s episode includes Marissa Martino and the amazing Dr. Chris Pachel, board certified veterinary behaviorist. In the last episode they joked about releasing an app called: What would Dr. Pachel say? They're not releasing an app but they are sharing the next best thing, a podcast episode! In this episode, Marissa presents several common scenarios that most trainers and behavior consultants face in their private practices and then Dr. Pachel shares how he would handle it!

1hr 13mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Ep 12: Common Treat Training Problems & How to Fix Them

Join Marissa Martino and Ursa Acree discuss the the common problems pet owners run into when using food rewards during training. They walk through the 8 problems in detail and offer solutions to support your training process!

45mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Ep 7: How Medical Concerns Affect Behavior with Dr. Jennifer Summerfield

Join Marissa Martino as she interviews Dr. Jennifer Summerfield, a dog trainer, veterinarian extraordinaire! Dr. Jennifer Summerfield discusses how medical concerns can affect your dog's behavior.

42mins

8 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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Ep 6: Deepening your Relationship with your Dog PART 2

Join author Marissa Martino of Human-Canine Behavior Connection discuss her book and the 6 relationship building principles necessary to enhance your relationship and training with your best friend! Kayla Fratt of Journey Dog Training interviews Marissa while also sharing her relationship experiences with Barley, her high drive, goofy border collie! This is Part 1 of a two-part series.

49mins

25 Mar 2019

Rank #11

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Ep 21: Outnumbered! Living in a Multi-Dog Household

So you’re considering adding another dog to your household - or maybe you already have a crowd. In addition to more love, cuddles, and cute photos, living with multiple dogs can also come with extra hair, extra poop, and extra expense - in addition to a host of other challenges. If you’ve been wondering about - or struggling with - a multi-dog household, join Kayla and Ursa discuss some common pitfalls and how to minimize them.

47mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Ep 20: Crossover Training with Janee Moore

Join Kayla Fratt of Journey Dog Training, interview Janee Moore, owner of Boise Dog Sports in Boise, Idaho. In this episode, Janee and Kayla talk about crossover training. A so-called crossover trainer is generally described as someone who started their dog training career using all of the tools available to them, but now relies much more heavily on positive reinforcement and environmental management rather than punishment.

53mins

23 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Ep 23: Choosing the Perfect Dog!

Join Marissa, Kayla and Ursa discuss the process of choosing a dog, introduce topics to consider and learn how they chose their loved ones!

1hr 2mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Ep 32: What Should I Do With This Puppy?! With Megan Elizabeth

Kayla Fratt speaks to Megan Lundberg about puppy socialization and training. Megan works for The Canine Coach running their puppy days school program, meaning she spends most of her working hours caring for, training, and socializing puppies.

58mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Ep 29: Gut Health with Dr. Angie Krause

Join Marissa Martino of Paws & Reward interview Dr. Angie Krause of Boulder Holistic Vet discuss the importance of supporting your dog's gut health for physical and behavioral benefits. Dr. Angie introduces the 5 ways you can support your dog's gut health today!

34mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Ep 8: Mechanics Matter - with Emily Strong

Join Marissa Martino as she interviews dog trainer, Emily Strong of Beaks to Barks and First Train Home. Emily shares the 4 teaching strategies she uses when helping people train their dogs more efficiently! This is a great episode for dog owners and dog trainers!

45mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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Ep 28: Breeding dogs and socialization with Danielle Spady and Susanne Shelton PART 2

Join Kayla Fratt of Journey Dog Training interview Susanne Shelton of Austerlitz German Shepherds and Danielle Spady of Avid Aussies. They discuss neonatal socialization and how important this process is when breeding dogs.

1hr 26mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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Ep 24: Drink With Your Dog! With Amber Quann

Join Kayla from Journey Dog Training interview Amber Quann of Summit Dog training in Fort Collins, CO. Amber has been training dogs for 17 years. She is passionate about getting people and their dogs out having wonderful adventures together. Recently, this passion turned into the Drink With Your Dog Project, which is all about education for dog owners, breweries, and dog trainers about creating more brewery-friendly dogs and dog-friendly breweries.

43mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Ep 14: The Great Outdoors with Pine Irwin

In today’s episode, Kayla and Pine talk about heading outdoors with their dogs. Our guest, Pine Irwin of Irwin Dog Training, specializes in outdoor adventures. She teaches private lessons and leads a group that is all focused on helping dogs excel in the outdoors, from backpacking to shorter hikes. They talk all about safety and benefits of off-leash (and on-leash) hiking with our dogs.

1hr 4mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #20