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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!
 
Hi, I’m a dog behaviourist working with all problems from aggression to anxiety and only use dog psychology techniques for my training- that’s no e or prong collars! These episodes reflect what I’m teaching owners every day and will tell you the truth about your dog’s problems and how to fix them yourself. Fawndog121dogtraining.co.uk
 
Does our behaviour shape our dog’s behaviour? Expert Dog Behaviourist Laura Vissaritis speaks with dog experts and dog lovers about the connection between humans and dogs and how understanding our own behaviour can help us understand theirs. With heartwarming stories and practical tips, this series will change the way you see your dog and might even change the way you see yourself.
 
Listen to the Paw Perfect Introductions podcast and learn how to successfully introduce a new furry member to your family. Cathy Beer, Pets4Life will be chatting with renowned animal behaviourist and talk show host (radio 2UE) Dr Joanne Righetti about how to do 'paw perfect' introductions between cats, dogs, babies and children - we will cover every combination we can think of!
 
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Displacement behaviour is when an animal offers a different behaviour out of context- usually due to a stressful situation. This can be scratching, chewing feet, spinning, chasing shadows, digging, humping etc. When it starts to appear without a stressor added this is similar to OCD in humans. Its rare that I see OCD to be honest but it's fixable! …
 
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…
 
In this episode, James is joined by Dr Ngaio Richards from Working Dogs For Conservation. They talk about mitigating exposure of dog teams to poisons, and the care and management of working dogs at the end of their careers. Conservation K9 Training supports the sharing of knowledge and best practice within the conservation dog industry through our …
 
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 …
 
In this episode, James is joined by Alfonso Pera Contreras from EccoTrenca and very special guest co-host, Heath Smith from Rogue Detection Teams. They talk about a different approach to teamwork and how this differs from traditional methods of dog training and handling. For more information on The Conservation K9 Camp please Like and Follow: The C…
 
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…
 
In this episode, James is joined Helen Neale and Fin Buchanan from New Zealand’s famous conservation dogs program. They talk about the history of conservation dog use in New Zealand, their certification program for dog teams, and some of their success stories. Click here for more information on Conservation Dogs New Zealand. For more information on…
 
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…
 
In this episode James is joined by ASCT Master Trainer Samuel Nguni and Trainer Joyce Chiluba from North Luangwa's Canine Unit. They talk about their career development from Scouts to Trainers of the dog teams working to stop illegal poaching in Zambia. Check the team out on the web, Facebook or Instagram and please support their work! For more inf…
 
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 …
 
In this episode James is joined by Dr Lauryn DeGreef from Florida International University. They talk about Lauryn’s research into olfaction, the pitfalls of the cocktail method of odour imprinting, and her new book, Canines The Original Biosensors. For more information on The Conservation K9 Camp please Like and Follow: The Conservation K9 Camp on…
 
Bringing your new rescue dog home is exciting but can be frightening for him so take things slowly. Use these first weeks to establish routines and boundaries with your dog. Get the relationship right first and everything will fall into place. Support the show (https://paypal.me/FawnDog121?country.x=GB&locale.x=en_GB)…
 
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…
 
In this episode James is joined by Rita Santos from Dogs for Nature. They talk about surveying for grasshoppers in France, Iberian wolves in Spain and tigers in Malaysia, as well as Rita’s relationship with her rescue dog Hera. Check them out on Instagram too! For more information on The Conservation K9 Camp please Like and Follow: The Conservation…
 
The first day you bring your rescue dog home is the most important to get right. We want to make this as stress-free as possible, as well as safe! It's important to remember you do not know your new dog so follow these tips to help him settle in and avoid confrontation. Support the show (https://paypal.me/FawnDog121?country.x=GB&locale.x=en_GB)…
 
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…
 
Continuing the rescue dog series, today I want to talk about how to choose the right dog for you. You want to think about breed, personality and even hair type! There's lots to consider when finding your best friend. Support the show (https://paypal.me/FawnDog121?country.x=GB&locale.x=en_GB)By Tilly
 
In this episode, conservation dog team trainer James Davis is joined by canine olfaction researchers Dr Michele Maughan and Jenna Gadberry from SciK9. They talk about the importance of training aid storage and avoiding contamination, and how the TADD device can help in the conservation world. For more information on The Conservation K9 Camp please …
 
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 …
 
If you have a nervous dog that finds it hard to deal with new experiences then you need to advocate for that dog. Before a dog develops nervous aggression or similar traits we need to read the body language and help him out. A lot of dogs become reactive when they're not being listened to - and that's other dogs as well as us as the owner! Support …
 
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…
 
To follow on from my last podcast about what I look for before training outside, these are things I look for before we begin any session. It tells me how much training the dog has had, how anxious they are, even if I will need a muzzle that day! If you have any problem behaviour and your dog does any of these 3 things you need to address them first…
 
In my first episode I’m talking about what to address first before you take your dog outside to work on their problems. It doesn’t matter if it’s pulling or aggression, there’s 3 points to look at and improve beforehand and if your dog does need training outside then this will be useful for you to look at too. https://fawndog121dogtraining.co.uk Su…
 
In this episode, conservation dog team trainer James Davis is joined by conservation dog handler and researcher Dr Annegret Grimm-Seyfarth from Monitoring Dogs. They talk about differentiating between mink scat and otter spraint in the field, and some of the findings of her research into the use of conservation dogs worldwide. For more information …
 
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…
 
In this special Christmas episode of The Conservation K9 Podcast, host James Davis is joined by a number of former guests to chat once again about all things conservation dogs. Join Megan Parker, Heath Smith, Paul Bunker, Jeffrey Milner, Wesley Visscher, Tracy Lyten and Nathan Hall as they discuss topics from certification to handler skills and eve…
 
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 …
 
In this episode, conservation dog team trainer James Davis is joined by Wesley Visscher from Scent Imprint Conservation Dogs in the Netherlands. They talk about training and deploying dog teams internationally for wildlife crime prevention, ecological monitoring and invasive species management. For more information on Wesley and his team please fol…
 
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 episode, conservation dog team trainer James Davis is joined by the legendary Karen DeMatteo from Washington University and Got Scat? They talk about scat detection in Argentina, training dogs and handlers for conservation and the exploits of her amazing dog, Train. For more information on Karen and her team please follow them on Facebook. …
 
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.…
 
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