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In Sexier Than a Squirrel, the Official AbsoluteDogs Podcast, veterinary behaviourist Tom Mitchell and international agility competitor and professional dog trainer Lauren Langman talk training your dog, transforming your dog training struggles and getting real-life results through GAMES!
 
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Our dogs can give us purpose, they provide us with opportunities to be present, and so much more. While in this episode we're talking about how training our dogs, enjoying our dogs and spending time with our dogs can improve our mental health, we also touch on how our dogs can do quite the opposite. Going out for a walk with our dogs, going out on …
 
We are celebrating National Rescue Dog Day with a gift for all rescues! Jump into to today's podcast, share it with your favourite rescue (or rescues!) because for this week only we have something really special for all of the dog rescue centres all around the world. Join us with gamechanger Caroline Johnson, general manager of Oak Tree Animals Cha…
 
Join us with Ann McGloon, a Pro Dog Trainer and incredible Scent Work Geek, Search and Rescue handler, top notch instructor, and an amazing human being. Ann shares her experiences with us, how Pro Dog Trainer has grown her as an instructor, as well as offers her fresh perspective with her clients to help them reshape their dogs brain in the best wa…
 
Your dog's recall should be instant! If it isn't, would you like to have a dog that immediately (and quickly) comes back when called? If your dog's recall is broken, how can you enhance the experience so that your dog chooses you every single time? Does your dog question whether you're where the value is? Does your dog only respond when no distract…
 
We face adversity daily. In this episode, we talk about how you can embrace the change that exists in your day to day to life and how you can embrace it, rather than run away from it or find yourself unable to escape its weight. Join us with Justin Prust as we discuss how change can facilitate good things in our lives and how we can learn from our …
 
Help! Walking my dog is stressful! How can we get past this? For many of us getting a dog consisted also of a dream of daily walks, adventures with this newfound canine friend, that would be fun, harmonious and peaceful. The isn’t always the reality. This episode will empower you and give you the step-by-step breakdown of how you’re going to transf…
 
Join our very own Lauren Langman and Justin Prust as we talk on reinventing yourself. Justin Prust is an authority on corporate leadership, culture-building, change management and team development, and provides an empowering and innovative approach to continuous improvement . When life changes, sometimes throwing unexpected obstacles our way, it ca…
 
Is a big part of your dog owning dream Stress-Free Walks? What are some top secrets to loose-lead success? Calm (not comatose calm, good-decision making calm!) Laying the foundation that encourages your dog to choose staying close vs. dragging to get to the end of the lead. Providing clarity in where the value is - not the distractions but rather t…
 
Digging in the garden! It can be a frustrating (and sometimes dangerous) hobby your dog has taken up. If your dog digs in the garden or anywhere else, we have some top tips and strategies you can immediately apply to reduce and even eliminate the behaviour. In this episode, we share our top tips, our own stories and struggles that we have faced wit…
 
Lauren has a new puppy! Pro Dog Trainer and absoluteDogs super fan, Sam, interviews Lauren about Nifty, a Border Collie puppy that is growing up through games. During the interview, we cover topics like: Training the dog in front of you Dog training isn’t linear Navigating struggles as they occur Growing joy for rewards (not just food!) Prioritisin…
 
Our very own Lauren Langman and her fast and furious (albeit tiny!) Blink have won in the Crufts Singles - Small once (twice!) more! What a magnificent return to Crufts! Have you ever been curious about what it takes to be a champion? How do they plan and prepare? How do they overcome nerves, work through hiccups and what kind of support network do…
 
Living with a dog with physical disabilities can challenge us. Join our very own Lauren Langman and also Sarah MacKeigan of Upward Dog Rehab, for an interview on how to navigate life with a dog with disabilities. Dogs teach us many things, including how to gracefully recover from an injury (not always an easy skill for a person), as well as how to …
 
Today is all about JUMPING UP! absolutedogs.me/jumpingup Dogs can jump on you, your friends, your neighbours, strangers, the delivery man, and it can be quite frustrating… and today, we have some great news! We have created a playbook of games and strategies and the approach to transforming your dog’s jumping up to a dog that is cool, calm and coll…
 
Meet Sam, Gamechanger turned Pro Dog Trainer and now full-time Devon Dogs instructor extraordinaire. Come join us as we talk through her whirlwind journey from the military to life as a dog trainer. Would you move, with little notice, to a completely different country to make your dreams come true? Believe it or not, that's precisely what Sam has d…
 
Having a dog that pulls on lead can be quite frustrating! Today is all about a free gift just for you to help you work through your dog’s behaviour and overcome pulling on lead! Share this free gift (an epic playbook!) with all of your friends, family and others that you know may be struggling with their dog pulling on lead. In addition to a free p…
 
Do you have an unpredictable dog? Unpredictable dogs include dogs that: Bark, lunge, growl Excitable Worried Don't listen and disregard your cues When you have an unpredictable dog, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, inadequate and uncertain as to whether you're the right owner for your dog or if there is any hope. In today's podcast episode, we have …
 
How can you introduce dogs to each other? In today's podcast episode, we are diving into safely introducing dogs and the considerations you can have in mind as you work toward introducing a new dog into your home or dogs that may be spending time together. How can your emotions and behaviour have an impact What can you do if you feel you aren't con…
 
When you are looking to change your dog's behaviour is your dog being: Pulled to do the behaviour? Pushed to do the behaviour? Your answer to the question will help you recognise whether or not you're on the right path to transformation with your dog. In training, there is no need to use force, deprivation or intimidation to achieve effect, long-la…
 
Does your dog chew EVERYTHING? Even if your dog has a solid “Leave It”, do they only respond in certain situations? This is a very common behaviour struggle, and without a doubt, it can be transformed. No matter how old your dog is (puppy, adolescent, or older), we cover top tips and strategies today to help you feel armed with next steps and what-…
 
Are you family members on board with your dog’s training plan? Setting really clear expectations is important with family members to set your dog up for success (and you!). Let’s face it, it can be really frustrating when everyone has their own opinions and thoughts on how training should happen and what is acceptable and what isn’t acceptable. Enf…
 
Tackling problems in a solution-focused way is really essential! In addition, dominance and dogs is always an interesting topic! Get our take on a Gamechangers question about conflicting advice she’s received. If your dog is trying to take over the world and dominate you, what does that mean? Ultimately, games-based training focuses on growing the …
 
Are labels preventing your progress? Today, we’re going to talk about ripping the labels off of your dog to empower you as a dog owner. Stripping the labels away can also empower your dog to lead them into progress, into real-life results you can achieve together. This episode is going to inspire you to start off 2022 as a year of behaviour transfo…
 
Boxing Day Sale is on at 40% at AbsoluteDogs until New Year Day and we wanted to share some of our insights into terriers... something we dive into in our AbsoluteTerrier badge. Does your dog have an inner terrier? For some, your dog is terrier through and through! In today's podcast, we are talking terriers and every dog that may struggle with mov…
 
Wow! Join us as we hear from one of our very own Pro Dog Trainers, Alexo Gritsipis! In today's podcast episode, we get the opportunity to hear Alexo's journey, her transformation as a Pro Dog Trainer, as well as how games have changed her life, her dog's lives, and the lives of those around her that now count on her to support them through fun, eff…
 
Does your dog struggle in busy environments? Movement, noises, other dogs, barking and so many other distractions can thwart our dog's success in new environments. Many busy environments can be challenging and we want to arm you with strategies to succeed! In today's episode, we cover: How different environmental challenges can be overcome Preparin…
 
How can you create the perfect dog? What makes a perfect dog? Is there a formula to success? We all want our dogs to reach their full potential. In today's episode, we go into our top desires for the perfect dog, the secret recipe to transformation that covers household manners, off-leash freedom and gives you a well-rounded dog that is a champion …
 
Has your dog's behaviour affected your holiday celebrations? In this episode, we want you to come away feeling confident and armed with strategies and tips to alleviate the stress that navigating dog and family situations can create. We start off today's tips with the power of calmness, the single most important gift you can gift your dog for the h…
 
Confidence is king! You can never gift your dog enough confidence. You can never be over aware of confidence and it can be the greatest focus you can give your dog's training plan. Most behaviour struggles come about due to a lack of confidence; this includes dog-dog interaction, visitors arriving in your home, separation related behaviours, and mo…
 
Surgery happens! In this podcast episode, we are making sure that you are prepared for a period of post-surgery so that you can ultimately support your dog in the best way possible. You want to try to minimise as many things as possible that your dog will need to work through after surgery, the better prepared you both will be. What can you do pre-…
 
In this week’s episode, we discuss: When You're Feeling Frustrated, Disappointed and Like There's No Hope There are two types of training… Training in the Situation – trying to teach your dog in the moment, when they’re behaviour is undesirable and at its height. Training FOR the situation – preparing your dog for the situation beforehand so they h…
 
In this week’s episode, we discuss: Sloppy Poos and What to Doos Most dogs encounter tummy troubles throughout their life. In today’s podcast episode, we delve into what you can do to support your dog in the best way to both prevent and help them through any tummy upset. A-OK9 has an excellent knowledge base on this that you can check out at A-OK9.…
 
In this week’s episode, we discuss: Fireworks! Fireworks are an oddity for dogs (and most animals). They’re loud, they’re booming, they light up the sky spontaneously and a lot of dogs are caught off guard by the noise and vibrations. In today’s podcast episode, we go into some super tips and strategies that you can utilise to prepare your dog’s fo…
 
In this week’s episode, we discuss: Halloween! How can you prepare your dog? Depending on where you live, Halloween can be a pretty exciting, and novel, event for both you and your dog! How can you prepare for your dog for Halloween and how can you set up the environment for success? Whether that’s a: sign on your door to discourage knocking workin…
 
In this week’s episode, we discuss: Off-Leash Freedom! Did you hear about our 7-day challenge where we discuss achieving your off-leash freedom dream? Check it out at https://absolutedogs.me/transformationpath. For only £7/$10, this is one challenge you do not want to miss. We dive into what it means to reward your dog and the secret we want to sha…
 
In this week’s episode, we discuss: Adolescent Dogs & Solutions! Why is your adolescent dog suddenly: More distracted Unable to focus Less able to settle More reactive on walks Less obedient in general Find out why your teenage dog seems committed to ignoring requests for behaviours they were adept at before… Discover why your dog is making undesir…
 
In this week’s episode, we discuss: Reactivity Struggles Our podcast this week is all about supporting you in your reactivity struggles. We also hear from amazing students that share their reactive dog struggles and they also share their successes. Your Naughty but Nice dog may have taken you on a journey full of learning and discovery. We are here…
 
In this week’s episode, we discuss: Recall with Cake! Seriously? Let’s find out! In this week’s episode, we talk on rebuilding your recall. Every dog in the world can have a great recall. Some with take longer than others and we’re going to delve into the common mistakes that people make when they’re working on their dog’s recall. Say good bye to y…
 
In this week’s episode, we discuss: What are the right foundations for your puppy? Every puppy is an individual and training should be approached with their unique personality and traits taken into consideration. Knowing what lights them up, what motivates them, and empowering them by providing them with many ways to be motivated in training can be…
 
In this week’s episode, we discuss: Top tips and tricks to tackle ball obsession. In this week’s podcast, we play some top tips tennis on how you can turnaround those adolescent dog struggles. What can you do to rediscover that dog that existed before the chaos and craziness began? Our strategies are those that can be immediately applied after list…
 
Hey Gamechangers, What is Super Trainer Live? The dog training formula to success has three components. Discover them in today’s episode and action them to get the results you’ve desired in your dog’s behaviour transformation… and while you’re at it, check out Super Trainer Live 2021. In this week’s episode, we discuss: Charging the Human Battery H…
 
Hey Gamechanger Have you ever felt pressure to change the way you train? Has there ever been a dog training struggle you didn’t know how to solve? Maybe someone has approached you after witnessing you struggle with your dog and told you in no uncertain terms that aversive training must be the way to go for your dog. In this week’s episode, we discu…
 
Hey Gamechanger Do you have a dog that is fascinated with their ball? Is your dog a ball collector; from tennis balls and soccer balls to chuck-it balls and squeaky balls? Do they steal balls from other dogs when out on walks? Is your dog absolutely obsessed with balls? In this week’s episode, we discuss: Top tips and tricks to tackle ball obsessio…
 
Hi Gamechanger Have you recently welcomed a Street Rescue into your home? Maybe your rescue has been a part of your family for a while now, but they still have some struggles. Do you have a dog who is terrified of strangers, scared when out on walks and nervous around traffic or loud noises? In this week’s episode, we discuss: Solution-seeking succ…
 
Hey Does your dog need a reactivity transformation? In this week’s podcast, we help an amazing Gamechanger through their reactivity struggles with some super tips that are sure to help your dog too! In this week’s episode, we discuss: Achieving a Reactivity Transformation Have you ever wanted a map to transform your dog’s reactivity? Maybe you’ve b…
 
Hey Gamechangers Does your dog growl when they have bones or anything of value (or even that doesn’t seem all that valuable like socks!)? What about with other dogs? Today’s podcast episode is all about how you can handle this without increasing the behaviour and without punishing your dog OR the growl. In this week’s episode, we discuss: How to De…
 
Hi Does your dog cleverly avoid coming close to you when you’ve called them over? Do they like to play a game of keep away (and yet it doesn’t feel all that fun for a game, for you?). In today’s podcast, we talk about Dexter, the Golden Retriever and his favourite game, as well as how his owner, and those that have dog’s like Dexter (of every breed…
 
Is your dog staying cool this summer? Let’s find out how you can keep your dog cool, and hydrated, when it’s hot 🥵, hot 🔥, HOT! 💥 In this week’s episode, we discuss: Keeping Your Dog Cool in the Summer We share some top tips to help you to best support your dog ☀️ when the summer heat requires some extra planning! Some tips include: Selecting the r…
 
Have you ever wondered how you could become a dog trainer? In this week’s episode, we discuss: How to Become a Dog Trainer Join us in the Work with Dogs 14-Day Challenge! You can still join us as we are only on day 4, so thats 4 days of awesome catch up, catch your breath and continue. Make your one day, day one. The challenge is only £27! This 14-…
 
Hey Does your neighbour not like your dog or certain behaviours that your dog struggles with? This is the episode for you! In this week’s episode, we discuss: My neighbour hates my dog! It’s not uncommon for neighbours to express frustration when they can hear barking, whining, howling, and more! You are not alone, and we have solutions for you. Th…
 
Do you dream of working with dogs for a living? It’s a dream that become a reality and we’re going to talk on how you can take action to make that dream come true. Check out the Work with dogs 14 day Challenge In this week’s episode, we discuss: Work with Dogs! Did you know that you work with dogs even if you only work with YOUR dog? We all get to …
 
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