Episode 19: Separation Anxiety Part 1
The first of a two part series on dealing with separation anxiety. In this episode Chad discusses some lifestyle strategies that can reduce some of the causes of separation anxiety.
26 Feb 2019
Episode 22: Jay Jack: When Dogs Fight within the Household
Chad sits down with Jay Jack to talk about his reintegration protocol for dogs who fight within a household. This is by far the best approach we know of for dealing with these issues.
27 Mar 2019
Episode 25: Tyler Muto
Chad talks with Tyler Muto about trainer, teaching learning, and even investing in stocks!
29 Nov 2019
Episode 26: Who Says Dogs Have Emotions and Why Do We Care?
Recently in a video a dog trainer asked "Who says dogs have emotions?" and "If they do, why does it matter?" This week Chad answers both questions and a bit more.
6 Dec 2019
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Episode 27: Where Do You Draw the Line?
We are being divided over the issue of physical corrections, do you use them or not. This week Chad takes a look at whether that's a sensible place to draw the line, or just an easy place to draw it.
19 Dec 2019
Episode 30: Sarah Dixon
Join Chad as he talks with Sarah Dixon about Coronavirus, stress inoculation, cooperative care, leash pressure and more!
7 Apr 2020
Episode 32: Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg joins Chad to talk about his upcoming book with The Monks of New Skete, The Art of Training Your Dog
25 Aug 2020
Josh Moran: Dog Philosophy, Robot Dog Training, and Finding Inspiration outside of Dogs
Join Chad Mackin as he talks with The Barefoot Dog Trainer, Josh Moran about the importance of having a consistent philosophy of dogs, developing one's self, and finding inspiration to be a better trainer and much more!
20 Dec 2018
Uncut Bonus Episode: Jay Jack on Reintegration and bags of weapons
This is the uncut version of episode 22, and a return to the less structured style of Dog Training Conversations. If you were a fan of the old show, this is the episode for you. If you want to share the reintegration protocol with clients, the official episode might be better for that.
27 Mar 2019
Episode 21: Arousal and the Orientation Response
Chad discusses a recent insight on dealing with arousal whether it is caused by fear or exitement, and shares practical steps on addressing issues of arousal
20 Mar 2019
Jason Cohen: Teaching Clients, Tool Dependency, Real World Work, and More
Join me as I chat with Jason Cohen about becoming a better teacher/coach, avoiding tool dependency while still getting real world results for clients, and much more ...
28 Dec 2018
Episode 20: Separation Anxiety Part 2
Chad continues the discussion on helping dogs and their owners overcomes separation anxiety issues. Including more crate acclimation strategies, ways to reduce stress associated with leaving and returning, the use of medication and other aids, plus a bit more ...
5 Mar 2019
Mini Episode 2: Ego, Improvement, and Impulse Control
A couple of small rants regarding ego and improvement. Also is impulse control really controversial?
16 May 2019
Episode 17: Getting Better Client Compliance
Everywhere I go, I hear dog trainers talking about the frustration of clients who just don't do the work. In this episode, I share a few of my thoughts on getting better compliance out of dog owners
12 Feb 2019
Episode 15: Bad Weather Training plus Using No Reward Markers
Chad discusses how to make the most of training when the weather makes outdoor training tough. He also addresses the idea of a No Reward Marker, how to teach it and why it matters.
29 Jan 2019
Episode 28: Pat Stuart (dimensions of the box not included)
Join Chad as he chats with Pat Stuart about Pat's recent NePoPo seminar in Chicago.
14 Feb 2020
Mini-Episode: Rewards and Rants
In this short episode, Chad talks about the value of rewards, and how to deal with bad dog training online ... Strong language abounds!
25 Apr 2019
Episode 16: Live in Riverside!
After day one of the Biology of Behavior Workshop, Chad and some of the workshop participants talk about mistakes in training, imposter syndrome, the need for good mentors, and as a bonus Chad tells his origin story!
5 Feb 2019
Episode 18: More on Client Compliance
This is a continuation of last week's episode about getting more compliance from dog training clients.
20 Feb 2019
Episode 29: Group Classes With Brent Dry
Melbourne based dog trainer, Brent Dry and Chad discuss the value and challenges of teaching group classes
25 Mar 2020