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Elite Pet Podcast

Get ready to talk all things dog! You will get insight from an experienced certified dog trainer and bonafide dog lover on all things dog. We will cover different training solutions to make life more enjoyable with your dog no matter the training goals you have and take some deep dives on specific topics to keep you entertained and learning something fun and new with each episode!

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Meet the Breed - Australian Shepherds with Terri Rein

In this episode we will be talking all about Australian Shepherds with our guest, Terri Rein. Terri has owned and competed with Australian Shepherds, also known as Aussies, for 20 years and we will be taking a deep dive into some of the qualities and areas to consider with Australian Shepherds. While every dog is an individual, if you own an Aussie, have an Aussie mix, or are considering owning an Australian Shepherd, it is great to get an idea of what generalizations are associated with the breed and what things you should consider with these types of dogs. Enjoy!


22 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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Crossing Over and Avoiding Aversives with Jennifer Hirakawa

In today's episode, we have the pleasure of talking with Jennifer Hirakawa of Kawa Farms (https://kawafarms.com) to talk about different training methodologies, being a crossover trainer, avoiding aversives and how to start working on some of the common "naughty" behaviors trainers are sought out for all the time without having to use an aversive tool or technique. If you are interested in checking out our online courses, including our new tricks course starting in June, go to https://elitepettrainingonline.teachable.com. !

1hr 20mins

18 May 2020

Rank #2

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Puppy Culture with Jane Messineo Lindquist

In this week's episode, we get to talk to Jane Messineo Lindquist about Puppy Culture. We discuss why she created Puppy Culture, why it is beneficial, and how to work through some common puppy issues. Enjoy!


18 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Manage It, Train It, or Live With It

Do you have to train everything? Are there some things that are just easier to manage rather than going through a training process? Maybe there are some things you would rather just live with? Maybe there are some things where just deciding to live with it isn't really a feasible option. In today's episode, we will be going over these 3 options and how to make decisions for what to do with the dogs in your household. If you are interested in checking out our online courses, you can go to https://elitepettrainingonline.teachable.com.


4 May 2020

Rank #4

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In today's bonus episode, I will be sharing the audio lecture portion on management from the new freshman online course for Elite Pet University. We will talk about management, its importance, things to consider when utilizing management as well as some specific strategies you can try to use for some common issues I hear about daily from dog owners. If you are interested in the online course, here is a link to get registered: https://elitepettrainingonline.teachable.com. Hope to see you all there!


26 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Surf's Up! - Dealing with Countersurfing

In this episode, we will be talking all about counter-surfing! We will talk about why dogs do it, different techniques to manage it and different training strategies to prevent your dog from continuing to counter-surf.


5 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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10 Common Misconceptions About Dogs

There are a lot of misconceptions out in the world when it comes to dogs and some of it may can be detrimental to training and working with your dog. In today's episode, we will be going over 10 common misconceptions about dogs, what the truth actually is, and how this can help you work with your dog. Enjoy!

1hr 17mins

16 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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Annoying Baby Puppies

Puppies and adolescent dogs can be problematic to some of the older dogs that are already in the household. In today's episode, we are going to talk about some of the common annoyances that can occur with a younger dog in the house, what's normal and what's not, and some strategies to work through those issues to prevent dog to dog aggression in the future between dogs in the same house. And for those interested, our online freshman course is "live" and the link to register is https://elitepettrainingonline.teachable.com so make sure you check it out!


13 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Mechanics & Muscle Memory

Mechanics are very important for creating effective and clear communication with your dog. Muscle memory is important for you to be successful in training with your dog, but it is also an important factor in our dogs being successful in what we are teaching them. This week, we will talk about different facets of these areas so you can be more successful in training with your dog. If you are interested in our online courses, you can check them out at https://elitepettrainingonline.teachable.com.


16 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Training Hearing Impaired and Visual Impaired Dogs with Amanda Fuller

In today's episode, we have the privilege of talking with Amanda Fuller of Keller's Cause (https://www.kellerscause.com) about working with visually impaired and hearing impaired dogs. We talk not only about how to train them, but also some pretty cool activities you can do with them as well and break down some of the common myths. For more resources: - www.kellerscause.com/training - https://deafdogsrock.com/ - https://uniquely-paws-able.teachable.com/ - https://www.amazon.com/Through-Dark-Silence-Loving-Living/dp/1495391558/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=blind+dog+book&qid=1583776653&sr=8-2 - https://www.amazon.com/Deaf-Dog-Joins-Family-Communication/dp/1507578261/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=terrie+hayward&qid=1583776585&sr=8-2 And as mentioned at the start of the episode, if you want to check out my online courses, you can go to: - https://elitepettrainingonline.teachable.com


30 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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Meet the Breed - English Springer Spaniels with Dr. Carol Rushing

In this episode we will be talking with Dr. Carol Rushing about all things English Springer Spaniel! Whether you already have a springer or springer mix, are considering getting one, or are just interested in learning more about this fun breed, this episode is for you! Join us as we discuss all things Springer!


26 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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New Puppy & Dog Checklist

Bringing home a new puppy or dog can be very exciting, but it can also we a stressful time. Preparing for your new family member and having a plan in place can make that transition easier and more enjoyable for you, your family and your new canine addition. In this episode, we will go over some of the things you can do to prepare as well as different things you will want to consider when bringing home your new puppy or dog.


8 Jul 2019

Rank #12

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Meet the Breed - German Shepherds with Susanne Shelton Part 2

In Part 2 of our Meet the Breed - German Shepherd with Susanne Shelton, we continue our conversation on not only the breed as a whole, but breeders in general, dog selection, temperament, and more! This episode is vital if you are considering bringing a German Shepherd into your home, but is absolutely a must-listen if you are planning on adding any breed of dog into the home!


21 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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Dock Diving with Steve Mize

In this episode we will be talking with Steve Mize of North America Diving Dogs (NADD) about the fun sport of dock diving! We will go over what it is, which dogs would be great for the sport, how to get started, and how to plan for the next dock diving event with your dog. 


15 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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Party Tricks & Lifestyle Tricks

In today's episode we are going to be discussing the behaviors we teach our dogs. Technically, everything we teach a dog is considered a "trick" but using where you can use those tricks is what is key. Today, we will be talking about a variety of tricks that can help to make life with your dog fun and easier.


9 Sep 2019

Rank #15

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The Dave Ramsey of Dog Training

Most people struggle with sticking to a plan to successfully train their dogs to reach goals they have set in mind. Most people struggle with creating financial plans to "win with money". In today's episode, we will be talking about a financial program run by financial guru, Dave Ramsey, that has some applications we can take to working through a program successfully with our dogs to reach our training goals. We can take lessons learned from other plans that are just as difficult, if not more so, to work through and apply them to our training plans. And as a reminder, for those interested in our online freshman course, here is the link: https://elitepettrainingonline.teachable.com.


10 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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Working with "Hyper" and "High Energy" Dogs with Sara Brueske

Many owners would label their dogs as "hyper" or "high energy". In today's episode, we have the pleasure of talking with Sara Brueske about working with dogs that may be labeled as hyper or high energy as well as breaking down what some of these labels might be referring to. This is an awesome conversation and you won't want to miss out! Also as a reminder, if you want to check out our online courses, you can go to https://elitepettrainingonline.teachable.com.


9 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Meet the Breed - German Shepherds with Susanne Shelton Part 1

In this month's "Meet the Breed" we will be talking with Susanne Shelton of Austerlitz German Shepherds about German Shepherds! German Shepherds are a fascinating and popular breed and bring up lots of interesting topics which is why we broke this month's episode into two episodes. In Part 1, we will be talking about the breed, good traits about them, their history, energy requirements, common behavior issues and some of the areas they excel at. Even you don't own a German Shepherd, there is still lots of great info in this episode that can apply to any dog regarding exercise, grooming and working through behavior issues as well as getting involved in dog sports! Enjoy and make sure to check out Part 2 after this episode!


21 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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Canicross with Brian Thomas

Canicross is a fun activity for the dog and the owner! It combines cross country hiking or running with dogs! It's great exercise for you and for your dog and lots of fun! We will be talking with Brian Thomas of Canicross USA about this fun activity. Enjoy!


25 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Preparing for Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time for humans and dogs, but sometimes it can be stressful and scary. In today's episode, we will be talking about some management strategies and things to plan for with Halloween coming up as well as some training areas to focus on if you would like your dog to be included in some of the Halloween activities.


7 Oct 2019

Rank #20