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Drinking From the Toilet: Real dogs, Real training

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Rank #3 in Pets & Animals category

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A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.

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A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.

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343 Ratings
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A Must Listen To!

By C.K.Hoxter - Oct 16 2019
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Are you curious about dog training? I am! I started listening to Hannah’s podcast about a year ago when I adopted my first dog and knew nothing about positive training. I’d only ever heard of traditional training and didn’t want to do that to my dog. Hannah makes the science accessible. She has helped me understand confusing concepts and shaped my training with my pup. She also has introduced me to so many new concepts via her guests. This podcast is a “Must Listen To” for me and I look forward to every new episode!

Feels like talking shop with your girlfriend.

By christa Daley - Oct 07 2019
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I love this podcast. My absolute favorite dog training info, resource, rambling about my favorite subject. She's so real and smart but it's not stuffy, it's funny without being annoying to listen to other people laugh. I love her voice,she's so easy to understand and great audio quality. I listen and drink my wine before bed after a long day of dog training.

iTunes Ratings

343 Ratings
Average Ratings
326
9
2
3
3

A Must Listen To!

By C.K.Hoxter - Oct 16 2019
Read more
Are you curious about dog training? I am! I started listening to Hannah’s podcast about a year ago when I adopted my first dog and knew nothing about positive training. I’d only ever heard of traditional training and didn’t want to do that to my dog. Hannah makes the science accessible. She has helped me understand confusing concepts and shaped my training with my pup. She also has introduced me to so many new concepts via her guests. This podcast is a “Must Listen To” for me and I look forward to every new episode!

Feels like talking shop with your girlfriend.

By christa Daley - Oct 07 2019
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I love this podcast. My absolute favorite dog training info, resource, rambling about my favorite subject. She's so real and smart but it's not stuffy, it's funny without being annoying to listen to other people laugh. I love her voice,she's so easy to understand and great audio quality. I listen and drink my wine before bed after a long day of dog training.
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Drinking From the Toilet: Real dogs, Real training

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A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.

Rank #1: #03 - ...Guest starring Leslie McDevitt

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Leslie McDevitt is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) famous for her popular and powerful program Control Unleashed (often abbreviated as "CU"). Through her classes, seminars, books, and DVDs, Leslie helps dog owners and training instructors turn stress into confidence, and distraction into focus, using methods that are entirely based on positive reinforcement. Her Control Unleashed program is designed specifically to help dogs with "issues" learn how to relax focus and work off-leash reliably either stressful or stimulating situations. During this conversation we discuss: :: How Leslie got started in dogs and what led her to develop the Control Unleashed program. :: What really bugs her in the dog training world these days :: The importance of splitting behavior for both canine and human learners

Feb 11 2017

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Rank #2: #39: Motivation with Dr. Susan Friedman

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In dog training circles, motivation is - well - kind of a hot topic. It's a big concept and we care a lot about it because, of course, reinforcement drives behavior. So, it's worth spending some time unpacking, and this week I had the ridiculous good luck of unpacking it with Dr. Susan Friedman! For the full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/39

Nov 22 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: #90: Loose Leash Walking - Part 1

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Loose leash walking (aka: the holy grail of dog training) is hands down the most requested behavior of all time from pet clients. It's also a topic of much debate on dog training circles.

This episode is the first part in a series because there is just SO much I could say about loose leash walking. Believe it or not, I have opinions!

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/90 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success. Learn more here: shop.clickertraining.com/products/awe…me-obedience

Jun 26 2019

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Rank #4: #04 - The Relationship Between Frustration and Extinction

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Today's topic is frustration. The inspiration for today's topic is brought to you by a combination of my personal life experience and a Dr. Susan Friedman of BehaviorWorks. In one of her excellent presentations at Clicker Expo, she mentioned: Happiness is a function of positive reinforcement Depression is a function of punishment and FRUSTRATION is a function of extinction. The first two are interesting, but the third really struck me. And so that is what this episode is about. Especially since I spend a lot of time thinking about frustration. And dealing with frustrated dogs and their frustrated handlers. And dealing with a frustrated child. And being frustrated myself. At this point, I should basically be an expert. http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-04-relationship-between-frustration-and-extinction#.WKuolxIrKt8

Feb 21 2017

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Rank #5: #75: Five Counterintuitive Training Hacks

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This week I want to share a couple of counterintuitive solutions to training problems you may have encountered. We'll explore the meaning of the word counterintuitive, and how it relates to our training. And I'll share 5 training hacks with you.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/75 For info on our affiliate partner, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95

Nov 27 2018

32mins

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Rank #6: #87: Recall with Peter Amelia

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In this episode, Peter Amelia and I get real nerdy about things like building a bulletproof recall (especially with competing reinforcers), improving your training skills by working with multiple breeds/species and how to keep the natural history of the animal in mind and use it to your advantage.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/articles/episode87/ This podcast is supported by Zero to CD: www.wonderpupstraining.com/programs/z2cd/

May 07 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #7: #24: Raising Fearless Puppies with Laura VanArendonk Baugh

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Have you ever felt the pressure of getting a new puppy and felt totally frozen, not wanting to screw that puppy up? Me too. On this episode, we are diving into all the feelings of that pressure with Laura VanArendonk Baugh. In the end, you’ll have real-life tips you can use to raise a fearless puppy! For the complete show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-24-raising-fearless-puppies-laura-vanarendonk-baugh

Jul 18 2017

58mins

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Rank #8: #67: Settle Down

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Settling on a station, bed, or mat is one of the most important skills we can teach any dog.

Why is it so important? Settling is the perfect alternate behavior to replace almost any annoying behavior your dog has thought of.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/67

Aug 29 2018

24mins

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Rank #9: #79: Contrafreeloading with Chirag Patel

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Giving animals choice in their training sounds like such a wonderful thing. But what exactly does that mean? And in real life, it doesn’t feel good when your dog makes a choice to opt out of a training session by ignoring you, sniffing the ground, leaving the ring, etc… That’s not very reinforcing.

In this episode, Chirag Patel and I discuss how we should we handle these behaviors while still maintaining our positive reinforcement framework.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/79 For info on our affiliate partner, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95

Jan 13 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #10: #60: Resilience in Dogs with Patricia McConnell

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Dr. McConnell is an internationally known zoologist and a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. In her career, she has worked with dogs with all kinds of serious behavior problems. She was also the host of the nationally syndicated Radio show "Calling All Pets", and she is a retired assistant professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an amazing speaker… in fact, she was one of the first real dog seminars that I ever went to…possibly THE first if my memory is correct. So she is partly responsible for getting me hooked on dog training in the first place. She is the author of many beautifully written and well-researched books, most of which I have in my house, and are among some of my favorite books that I read over and over…particularly "The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs", which again was sort of a gateway dog book for me. And her book "For the Love of a Dog: Understand Emotion in You and Your Best Friend", I have in both hardcover and audiobook format. Her new book, "The Education of Will", which I have read and will read again, is also beautifully written and insightful. It’s a little different in that it’s written as a memoir. She shares stories from her own life and her experience with trauma, fear, and anxiety…something I know a lot of us can relate to. But they are interwoven with stories about the dogs she’s worked with, particularly her own dog, Will, and their journeys with trauma and anxiety. And among those of course, she includes glimpses into what we know about the science of fear and what we can do about it. Fair warning, I did cry a little. So just a heads up. In the book, the theme of resilience comes up. And it’s a topic that really fascinates me. Why do some individuals bounce back after a bad experience and others don’t? What can we do to help our dogs recover quickly after something stressful happens? How can we set ourselves and our dogs up for success? And that is exactly what we talked about during our conversation. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/60

Jun 19 2018

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Rank #11: #53: Puppy Thoughts

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Getting a puppy can be a bit of a crapshoot. What can we do to select the best puppy for our lifestyle and goals, and what can we do to optimize our training to help that puppy reach his potential? For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/53

Apr 09 2018

41mins

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Rank #12: #76: Setting Our Puppies (and ourselves) Up For Success with Emelie Johnson Vegh

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This week I am hanging out with returning guest, Emelie Johnson Vegh- one half of Carpe Momentum. We're chatting about our puppies, how it's going and what we've learned from previous puppies that has shaped our current experience.

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/76 For info on our affiliate partner, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95

Dec 07 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #13: #20: Teaching People to Teach Dogs - Myths and Mistakes

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Founder of Smart Dog University and Faculty member at Karen Pryor Academy, Laurie chats with me about mistakes we made when first learning to teach people how to train their own dogs, why we really CAN teach pet owners to use a clicker successfully and how we break down the necessary skills to make good training accessible. Also- do scientific theories really matter? Tune in to find out!

Jun 19 2017

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Rank #14: #05 - It's more than a click (or clicker)

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This week we talk about why I consider myself a clicker trainer, what that even means, and what I do when I'm not actually clicking. http://www.wonderpupstraining.com

Feb 27 2017

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Rank #15: #64: Concept Training with Ken Ramirez

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This week we are exploring a major rabbit hole with special guest, Ken Ramirez (Executive Vice President and Chief Training Officer at Karen Pryor Clicker Training), and talking about concept training and teaching modifier cues. Very nerdy subjects indeed!

For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/64 For sponsor info, visit: www.karenpryoracademy.com/toilet/

Jul 18 2018

48mins

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Rank #16: #49: The Value of Offered Behavior with Emelie Johnson Vegh & Eva Bertilsson

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In this episode, we discuss what we mean by "offered" behavior, why it's useful to structure our training around having the dog volunteer behaviors off cue, and some practical tips and tricks to apply to our training sessions. As Emelie and Eva say, the more things we add into our training session, the more things there are to pay attention to. From where I'm sitting, that means the more things there are for me to screw up! For full show notes, please visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/49

Feb 26 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #17: #31: Start Button Behaviors with Emelie Johnson Vegh and Eva Bertilsson

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This week we are sitting down with Emelie and Eva of Carpe Momentum (remember these guys from episode #23?) and talking about the idea of choice in our training session, and working with “Start Button” behaviors. For the full show notes, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-31-start-button-behaviors-emelie-johnson-vegh-and-eva-bertilsson

Sep 11 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #18: #91: Loose Leash Walking - Part 2

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This week we continue our conversation about that mystical dog training unicorn: Loose Leash Walking.

For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/91

This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success. Learn more here: shop.clickertraining.com/products/awesome-obedience

Jul 03 2019

32mins

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Rank #19: #08 - Using a distraction as a cue

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In this episode, I consider the term "distraction proofing", what it means, how I feel about it, and some considerations we should have when training with or for distractions. Before I started this episode, I didn't like the term "proofing", mostly because it's something I associate with errors and punishment. Ick. Not my thing. I prefer to focus on *building* behavior and keeping the success rate as high as possible and training as error-free as possible. So typical distraction proofing isn't usually part of that. But after some uncomfortable introspection, I admit I may have some room to keep the baby and only throw out the bathwater. I talk about where we should focus our energy, and how to approach distractions from a clicker training perspective, particularly the idea of using the distraction AS a cue itself. For more info, visit: http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-08-using-distraction-cue#.WNBxBhIrLUY

Mar 21 2017

26mins

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Rank #20: #23: Dealing with Errors with Emelie Johnson Vegh and Eva Bertilsson

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I hope you appreciate the several, unintended, Dr Who references in this episode. If that’s not enough to keep your interest, you might want to unsubscribe (just kidding!). Listen on for more from Emelie and Eva (and me) on creating structure and flow in your training sessions and dealing with errors when they come up. For full show notes, visit :http://www.wonderpupstraining.com/blog/podcast-23-dealing-errors-emelie-johnson-vegh-and-eva-bertilsson

Jul 12 2017

1hr 13mins

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