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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.

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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Episodes

#88: The ABCs of Zoomies

5/29/2019
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In this episode, some of my closest training friends and I discuss "zoomies", including what they are, whether or not they are good or bad, where we see them in training and what to do if they become a problem. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/88 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: https://shop.clickertraining.com/products/awesome-obedience

Duration:00:21:03

#87: Recall with Peter Amelia

5/7/2019
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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/

Duration:01:19:37

#86: Foundations of Fitness with Bobbie Lyons

4/29/2019
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In this episode, Bobbie Lyons and I discuss when to incorporate fitness training, the skills and behaviors we should prioritize with a puppy or young dog, exercises we should limit/avoid and equipment needed. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/86 This podcast is supported by Zero to CD: www.wonderpupstraining.com/programs/z2cd/

Duration:01:29:45

#85: Foundations of Reinforcement with Emelie Johnson Vegh

4/17/2019
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You may remember back to episode #76 where Emelie and I talked about how we had both gotten new puppies around the same time and how important it is to set ourselves and our puppies up for success. Well, now those puppies are teenagers, but we are still very much thinking about (and talking about in this episode) what we can do with our training to build the skills our puppies need to be successful in sports and in life. For full show notes, visit:...

Duration:01:13:01

#84: Gun Dog Foundation Skills

4/8/2019
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In this episode, we discuss the most important foundation skills for gun dogs, how these skills differ from other sports, and misconceptions about raising a puppy for hunting/retrieving. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/84 This podcast is supported by Zero to CD: www.wonderpupstraining.com/programs/z2cd/

Duration:00:54:38

#83: The Problem with Chaining Theory

3/21/2019
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This episode explores the problem with Chaining Theory with Dr. Alliston Reid. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/83 For info on our affiliate sponsor, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95

Duration:00:52:11

#82: Training for Distance

3/18/2019
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In this episode, I go over some tips to apply to your training so that you can successfully build distance into your behaviors. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/82 For info on our affiliate sponsor, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95

Duration:00:33:04

#81: Confidence and Conditioning with Lori Stevens

3/8/2019
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This episode explores confidence and conditioning with Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP, CCFT, CPBC). For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/81 For info on our affiliate sponsor, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95

Duration:00:58:31

#80: I Wrote A Book

2/24/2019
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My book, Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success, was recently released and I'm excited to be talking about it with you on the podcast. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/80 To purchase the book, visit: https://shop.clickertraining.com/products/awesome-obedience

Duration:00:08:43

#79: Contrafreeloading with Chirag Patel

1/13/2019
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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:...

Duration:01:14:14

#78: Training Trolls with John McGuigan

12/21/2018
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Putting your stuff out there on the interwebs is scary, and there are days I don’t feel up to it. One of the things I’ve noticed about John is he either is just way braver than I am OR he has really good coping strategies when it comes to handling trolls on the internet. So I had him on the podcast to talk about it. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/78 For info on our affiliate partner, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95

Duration:01:15:38

#77: Your Questions, My Answers

12/14/2018
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I asked my Instagram followers to send me their dog training questions, and boy were there a LOT of them! On this episode, I'm doing my best to give you my answers and insight. I wasn't able to cover all of the questions this time around, but don't worry - we'll do this again! Make sure you're following me on Insta (@hbranigan)so you don't miss out! For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/77 For info on our affiliate partner, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95

Duration:00:38:48

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

12/7/2018
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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

Duration:01:03:54

#75: Five Counterintuitive Training Hacks

11/27/2018
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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

Duration:00:32:51

#74: Dog Photography with Åsa Jakobsson

11/7/2018
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This week, we are talking to Aussa Jakobsson, who is a Swedish dog photographer, she has Kelpies… and she also trains. In our conversation, we talked about what makes a good photo and how to take a good photo using any kind of camera, but especially your phone… which is what I use almost exclusively. And she also talks about some of the behaviors that can be useful to teach your dog. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/74 For info on our affiliate partner, visit:...

Duration:00:37:20

#73: Behavior Analytic Research with Jackie and Diana

11/2/2018
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As a dog trainer, I am working with changing behavior in the real world in dogs and humans. And also myself. Trying to understand and modify behavior as it's happening in the world... in animals and human learners. So much of animal training is based on anecdote and tradition, rather than on actual evidence and data. In this episode, we talk behavior analytic research with Jackie and Diana from ABA Inside Track. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/73 For info on...

Duration:00:34:06

#72: Using Video to Make Faster Training Progress

10/23/2018
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If you are like me, you mostly train by yourself. And training by yourself definitely has some pros and cons. If you're also an introvert like me, that alone time with your dogs is the best part of your day. But it means we have to work a little harder to get feedback that is required to continually improve our training skills. This is where video is a handy training tool and we're talking about it on this episode. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/72 This...

Duration:00:25:38

#71: Teaching a Foodie Dog to Tug

10/18/2018
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This week we talk about tugging and specifically what I did with my dog, Rugby, to build it. My terrier, Rugby, came straight out of the package with good food drive already installed. All I had to do was harness it. But getting him started with toys was a much harder process. I pretty much had to build his toy play from scratch in order to have anything useful to work with. It seems like a lot of trouble. Why even bother? Listen to this episode to find out. For full show notes, visit:...

Duration:00:32:29

#70: Fear Not! Marketing Is A Lot Like Dog Training

10/11/2018
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This particular episode is a little different topic, as it’s really aimed mostly at those of you who work as professional trainers, especially if you own your own business. You see, Melissa’s specialty is… well, it’s marketing. I know, I know… as a dog trainer, I too am terrified of marketing. That’s why I wanted to warn you, that this episode may feel a little intense, but Melissa has some interesting points. For full show notes, visit: wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/70 For info on our...

Duration:00:39:32

#69: Arousal (science, not sex)

10/4/2018
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For no particular reason, this week's topic is Arousal. Now, get your mind out of the gutter. We’re not talking about sex here. We’re talking about behavior. But if you are a behavior nerd, the topic of arousal IS pretty sexy. For full show notes, visit: wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/69/ For info on our affiliate partner, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95

Duration:00:41:32