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Dog Sports Decoded

This podcast has been created with beginner dog sport handlers in mind. As a newer handler myself, I wanted a place where enthusiasts would be welcome to come hear from top trainers and competitors, learn about new sports and training techniques, and get insight into how they can elevate their relationship with their dog. So please join me in the journey.

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This podcast has been created with beginner dog sport handlers in mind. As a newer handler myself, I wanted a place where enthusiasts would be welcome to come hear from top trainers and competitors, learn about new sports and training techniques, and get insight into how they can elevate their relationship with their dog. So please join me in the journey.

Ep 31. Finding Your Perfect Trainer

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Megan Ritchie shares her insights reviewing Katenna Jones' book "Fetching The Perfect Dog Trainer".

If you want to know what type of training and services are available, learn what certifications to look for, and know what to ask the trainer (before putting down your money) then tune in now!

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Dec 19 2020

28mins

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Ep 30. Best Winter Coat

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Megan Ritchie shares critical information with you about what the best winter coats are for your dog. If you want to know what style of coats are available, learn what the best option is when using a harness, and when might you use each style then tune in now!

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Dec 06 2020

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Ep 29. Bikejoring Setup

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Megan Ritchie will share critical information with you about how to set up your bike for bikejoring. If you want to why you should use your noodle, how to hook it up to your bike, and how to set up a bikejoring antenna - then tune in now!

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Nov 29 2020

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Ep 28. 10 Must-Ask Questions Before Leaving Your Dog With Strangers

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If you want to know how to find a pet sitter you can trust, what to ask to know if it's a good fit for your dog, and learn what warning signs should send you running for the hills - then let Megan Ritchie show you how to enjoy your holiday without worrying about whether your dog is safe and happy.

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Nov 21 2020

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Ep 27. Kicksleddin' It!

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What every owner needs to know about kicksleds!

In this brand new episode, Megan Ritchie reveals everything you need to know about how a kicksled works, and how to set yours up for your dog, so you can have the most fun you've ever had with your dog this winter!

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Nov 14 2020

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Ep 26. Dog Sledding Bylaws

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If you want to learn what to look for in your town's bylaws, know what keywords to look for, and help maintain a positive public image for the sport then let Megan Ritchie show you how to interpret your town's bylaws, so you can stay on the right side of the law.

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Nov 07 2020

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Ep 25. Light It Up

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If you do struggle to stay visible when walking your dog at night? Would you like to be easier to see, and avoid getting run into? If so this episode with Mega Ritchie will automatically help you fix that AND keep you and your dog safer when walking in the dark.

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Oct 24 2020

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Ep 24. X-Back Fit

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Wanna Be Dog Sledders - This new episode with Megan Ritchie makes it super simple for you to understand how to make sure your dog's new x-back harness fits. So you can hit the trails faster!

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Oct 17 2020

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Ep 23. Agility Practice

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If you need to succeed with your agility training, but you're struggling with getting the most of your practice time, this episode will help you fix that AND show you have confidence when practicing outside of agility class.

If you want to learn how to start practicing agility training on your own, know where you can find courses to practice (and what kind to practice), and be able to read course maps then tune in now!

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Oct 09 2020

30mins

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Ep 22. Slow Down!

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If you want to know what slow feeders are (and how they work), learn what the benefits are of using a slow feeder, and when not to use a slow feeder then let Megan Ritchie show you how to slow down your dog that eats too fast.

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Sep 25 2020

17mins

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Ep 21. Barn Hunt: Part 1

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What every owner needs to know about Barn Hunt rules!

In this brand new interview, Megan Ritchie and Barn Hunt instructor Monkia Hoyer reveal everything you need to know about what the rule book says? Find out what you need to know to compete and excel at your next Barn Hunt trial.

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Sep 18 2020

41mins

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Ep 20. What Is Clicker Training?

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If you've heard about this clicker training thing, but have been struggling to learn what it is and whether you should use it to teach your dog a new skill, this podcast with Megan Ritchie will automatically help you fix that AND help you get started teaching your dog a cool new trick.

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Sep 14 2020

29mins

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Ep 19. Canicross Quick Start

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If you want to Learn what Canicross is...and how you can benefit from it, know what equipment you need to get started, and the basic ques and how to teach them to your dog, then let Megan Ritchie show you how to finally stop being frustrated by your dog pulling on the leash.

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Sep 04 2020

25mins

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Ep 18. Off Leash Conflict

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Megan Ritchie's shares critical information with you about what we can do to prevent off-leash dogs in on-leash areas.

If you want to where you are most likely to find dogs off-leash illegally, why owners might have their dog off-leash, and what we can do to solve it then tune in now!

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Aug 29 2020

35mins

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Ep 17. Group Or Private?

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If you want to know the difference between private sessions and group classes, know which format is best for you and your dog, and know what's best for your specific sport then let Megan Ritchie show you know what kind of training session is best for your training goals.

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Aug 21 2020

22mins

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Ep 16. Throwing Practice

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If you want to have your dog be more successful when training and competing at their next dock diving or disc competition, want to know how practicing your throws will improve your score, and what drills to work on then let Megan Ritchie and disc dog expert Gulnaz Zagidullina show you how to get your dog catching more of your throws.

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Aug 14 2020

41mins

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Ep 15. Dock Go Bag

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If you want to make your next dock diving trial painless, be able to stay organized at the trial, and avoid getting your car filthy coming back home then let Megan Ritchie show you how to stay organized at your next dock diving trial.

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Podcast sponsored by High Drive

www.myhighdrivedog.com

Aug 07 2020

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Ep 14. Treats, Treats, Treats

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Host Megan Ritchie will show you how to get the most success in your next training session, just by changing your training treats.


If you want a well-trained dog, want to know how to get the most out of your next training class, and want to reward your dog, then tune in now!


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Jul 31 2020

49mins

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Ep 13. Surviving The Blind

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If you want to keep your dog quiet in the Barn Hunt blind, not disturb other competitors, and have the most success when competing then let Megan Ritchie and Barn Hunt expert Monika Hoyer show you how to have your dog calm and ready to work when leaving the blind.

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Jul 25 2020

32mins

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Ep 12. Home Alone

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Megan Ritchie shows you the best toys to help prevent separation anxiety in your dog.

If you want to know the top toys for preventing separation anxiety, learn how these toys can help your dog, and want to avoid wasting money on the wrong toys then tune in now!

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Jul 18 2020

46mins

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