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The Dog's Way Podcast: Dog Training for Real Life

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The Dog's Way Podcast, with professional dog trainer Sean McDaniel, deals with practical dog obedience for real life situations. Sean gives you underlying theory and practical training assignments based in a more naturalistic dog training philosophy to help you solve the most common dog behavior issues. Sean shares his experience from over fifteen years of working with clients and their dogs, dealing with behavior modification, functional dog obedience issues and everyday dog training issues. In the “dog training podcasts”, Sean leaves you with homework assignments to help you begin practically dealing with your dog’s issues. Sean also, interviews leading dog issue experts in topics such as: your dog's diet, veterinary medicine, puppy raising, dog breeding and selecting the right dog for you.

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The Dog's Way Podcast, with professional dog trainer Sean McDaniel, deals with practical dog obedience for real life situations. Sean gives you underlying theory and practical training assignments based in a more naturalistic dog training philosophy to help you solve the most common dog behavior issues. Sean shares his experience from over fifteen years of working with clients and their dogs, dealing with behavior modification, functional dog obedience issues and everyday dog training issues. In the “dog training podcasts”, Sean leaves you with homework assignments to help you begin practically dealing with your dog’s issues. Sean also, interviews leading dog issue experts in topics such as: your dog's diet, veterinary medicine, puppy raising, dog breeding and selecting the right dog for you.

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Great podcast!

By jpavlik8 - Aug 03 2019
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Sean is super informative and really cares about you and your dog. Everything is presented in a step by step process. I have a much better understanding of how to move forward with my dogs.

Sean is so knowledgeable and easy to follow

By Blackdove1 - Apr 15 2019
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Great host with loads of knowledge. Very smart guy who knows exactly how to get good results with your dog on your own.

iTunes Ratings

98 Ratings
Average Ratings
74
11
5
3
5

Great podcast!

By jpavlik8 - Aug 03 2019
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Sean is super informative and really cares about you and your dog. Everything is presented in a step by step process. I have a much better understanding of how to move forward with my dogs.

Sean is so knowledgeable and easy to follow

By Blackdove1 - Apr 15 2019
Read more
Great host with loads of knowledge. Very smart guy who knows exactly how to get good results with your dog on your own.
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The Dog's Way Podcast: Dog Training for Real Life

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The Dog's Way Podcast, with professional dog trainer Sean McDaniel, deals with practical dog obedience for real life situations. Sean gives you underlying theory and practical training assignments based in a more naturalistic dog training philosophy to help you solve the most common dog behavior issues. Sean shares his experience from over fifteen years of working with clients and their dogs, dealing with behavior modification, functional dog obedience issues and everyday dog training issues. In the “dog training podcasts”, Sean leaves you with homework assignments to help you begin practically dealing with your dog’s issues. Sean also, interviews leading dog issue experts in topics such as: your dog's diet, veterinary medicine, puppy raising, dog breeding and selecting the right dog for you.

Rank #1: SESSION 3: Learn how to structure your dog’s lifestyle more.

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The Progression of Difficulty:

There are three things that make anything harder (or easier) for your dog;

  1. What you’re doing while your dog does a task: This is usually measured by how connected (or disconnected) to you. For example, on leash versus off leash.
  2. What’s going on around your dog while they do a task: These are sometimes called “distractions”
Distraction theory (further break down):
  • Distance
  • Movement
  • Surprise
  • And number of distractions
  • How long you expect your dog to do a task
PRACTICAL APPLICATION AND HOMEWORK

Get your dog’s freedom/responsibility quotient back into balance

Structure your dog’s everyday life more

Here’s a link to an article on our blog that will give you some things to change around your house to structure your dog’s life more during this training phase. This article was originally written as a response to people who asked what to do after their newly adopted dogs started acting up, but it’s good advice for anyone trying to tune up their relationship and training with their dog.

LOOSE LEASH WALKING

Here’s an article on the blog that has a short video clip showing you what I mean by loose leash walking

Leash pulling article from the blog

Let me know how this experiment goes with your dog! 

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Leave me a voicemail and hear yourself on a future show! I'd love if you'd leave me a brief message to let me know how these tips worked for you! Call (844) 364-7929. And if we use your comments in the show, we’ll send you a free video training series! OR if you don’t like free stuff … Email your questions to me: sean@thedogsway.com

All the Best,

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Nov 12 2014

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Rank #2: SESSION 48: Cesar Millan, aggression and the pig – Sean’s commentary

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Cesar Millan seems to be having a rough few weeks in the public relations department.  A woman was severely bitten by an aggressive dog that was once at his training facility, he aired a TV show in which a pig got attacked by a dog he was training, and thousands of people sign a petition to [...]

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Mar 22 2016

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Rank #3: SESSION 53: AVOID THESE 3 DOG TRAINING MISTAKES

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In episode 53, Sean answers a question from a professional dog trainer.  She asks Sean about the differences in results that she gets when training a dog personally as opposed to the results that her clients get when training their dogs themselves.  Sean outlines the top three mistakes dog owners make in training their dogs [...]

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Jun 28 2016

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Rank #4: Session 23: how to stop severe leash pulling and how to use posture to settle puppies

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In episode 23, I answer a question from a listener about how to stop your dog from pulling when practicing loose leash walking around high level distractions. In the puppy section, I go through how to use posture to teach your puppy to settle more consistently when you greet your puppy or let them out [...]

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Jul 25 2015

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Rank #5: SESSION 4: Follow up on homework from Session 3 & switch gears to learn how to train younger puppies.

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In this session of the podcast, I follow up on homework from session 3. I answer some email questions from listeners and teach you how to “redo” your dog’s “front door ritual”. ALSO: I switch gears a little bit in the second half of today’s show and talk about how to train younger puppies. [...]

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Dec 09 2014

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Rank #6: SESSION 5: House breaking for puppies and preparing your dog to be better behaved during holiday parties.

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In this session of the podcast, I follow up on homework from session 4. We’ll answer a listener email about house breaking with puppies and then we go through a game plan to prepare your dog to be better behaved during parties. In this session: EMAIL BAG SECTION: Front [...]

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Dec 22 2014

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Rank #7: SESSION 37: Improve Your Dog’s Behavior with Visitors!

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In episode 37, I give you a training “game plan” to change your holiday visitor’s interactions with your dog from “train wreck” to training opportunity!  I walk you through how to use a secluded area to give your dog a break from the action and how to think like a trainer during your holiday visiting.  [...]

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Nov 25 2015

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Rank #8: SESSION 67: Friendly Dog Body Language and BAT Training

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In episode 67, Sean answers some questions from a couple of listeners about interpreting dogs’ body language in behavioral modification, and what he thinks of a specific form of training called BAT training for dogs.  Sean gives a more detailed list of the dog body language signals that he usually looks for, and why [...]

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Oct 02 2017

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Rank #9: Session 18: The overview of what to teach a puppy and when, and teaching two dogs to not go after each other’s fetch toys

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In this episode, in the puppy section, I take answer a listeners question about what to teach a puppy and when – sort of a puppy curriculum. In the training section, I give you a step by step plan to teach two dogs to not go after each other’s fetch toy. This solution also applies [...]

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Jun 01 2015

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Rank #10: Session 17: Teaching your puppy to greet people, and teaching your adult dog to learn to be brave around things like vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers

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In this episode, in the puppy section, I give you a step by step protocol to teach your older puppy to meet and greet people without jumping, mouthing and going crazy. In the adult dog training section, I give you a step by step plan to teach your dog to be brave around objects that [...]

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May 22 2015

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Rank #11: SESSION 26: Teaching your dog to recover from stimulation and teaching your puppy to NOT jump up

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In episode 26, I answer a question from a listener about teaching your dog to get better at the skill of “recovery”. Said another way, how to teach your dog to be less reactive. In the puppy section, I go through some steps to teach your puppy to decide to NOT jump up and how [...]

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Aug 14 2015

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Rank #12: SESSION 44: Prevent Your Puppy from Chasing Your Kids

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In episode 44, I give you a game plan to help your puppy learn to NOT chase your kids around the house or yard.  A listener from Australia sent in a question about their Lab puppy chasing, tackling and nipping at their three kids. In this session: Do you [...]

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Jan 29 2016

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Rank #13: SESSION 60: Meeting Other Dogs More Calmly

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In episode 60, Sean responds to a question from some listeners about how prevent over excitement when your dog approaches and meets other dogs on a walk.  Sean gives you a two-step game plan in this week’s homework to teach your dog to have perpetual awareness of you and settle in their nervous system when [...]

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Dec 11 2016

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Rank #14: SESSION 25: How to: make obedience more functional, harnesses versus training collars, and teaching a puppy an advanced sit.

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In episode 25, I answer a question from a listener about making the obedience that he’s learned in class more functional in real life. I answer another question about whether someone should use a “prong collar” in training. In the puppy section, I go through the steps for taking a puppy from an intermediate sit [...]

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Aug 08 2015

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Rank #15: The Deadly Dog Training Myth: interview with author Eric Letendre

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In episode 66, Sean interviews author Eric Letendre author of The Deadly Dog Training Myth.  Sean and Eric talk about dog training philosophy, dog training politics, and some of the reasons you may be a little frustrated in trying to solve your dog’s behavior issues.  Eric has been training dogs since the 1980’s and [...]

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Aug 02 2017

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Rank #16: SESSION 58: Fetch! – Teaching your puppy the rules

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In episode 58, Sean responds to a question from some listeners about how to teach your excited puppy the rules of playing fetch.  These exercises are designed to structure a puppy’s fetch game.  A quick note that this isn’t designed to teach fetching to a dog that has absolutely no inclination to fetch.  Also, you [...]

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Oct 17 2016

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Rank #17: SESSION 56: Aggression Cases: Sean’s approach

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In episode 56, Sean responds to a question from some listeners about how he approaches aggression cases.  They had a bad experience with a trainer in their local area and want to know from Sean what sorts of things they should look for in a trainer that can help them solve some aggression issues with [...]

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Aug 10 2016

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Rank #18: SESSION 32: What are the best chew toys for puppies? And, how to stop an older, larger puppy from jumping up on kids.

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In episode 32, I answer a listener's question about the best chew toys for puppies, and in our training section today, I talk about the next step in getting an older, larger puppy to stop jumping up on kids (and other people too) In this session: What are the [...]

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Oct 09 2015

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Rank #19: SESSION 6: Puppies meeting, greeting and interaction with other dogs and puppies and our for dogs over 7 months old: Try our New Year’s 21 day behavioral challenge!

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In this session of the podcast, I talk about what to do when your puppy loses awareness of you when going up to, and interacting with, other dogs.  ALSO:  For those of you that have a dog older than 7 months, I issue you a New Year’s resolution, 21 day behavioral, challenge for you and [...]

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Jan 11 2015

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Rank #20: SESSION 59: Is a Dog’s Aggression your Fault?

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In episode 59, Sean answers a listener’s email about the serious aggression issue they have with their dog.  Sean talks about two myths in dog behavior that often results in poor advice to owners of dog’s dealing with aggression issues.  Sean describes his opinion on euthanizing dogs and the very first discussion he might have [...]

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Nov 16 2016

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