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School For The Dogs Podcast - Dog Training & Animal Behavior with Annie Grossman

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Annie Grossman of the NYC-based dog training center School For The Dogs answers training questions, confronts myths, geeks out on animal behavior, discusses pet trends and interviews industry experts. Annie encourages people to become literate in the basics of behavioral science in order to help their dogs and themselves. Tune in to learn how to use science-based methods to train dogs (and people) without pain, force, or coercion! Show notes: schoolforthedogs.com/podcast Have a training question you'd like addressed? Email podcast@schoolforthedogs.com or leave a voicemail at 917-414-2625

Annie Grossman of the NYC-based dog training center School For The Dogs answers training questions, confronts myths, geeks out on animal behavior, discusses pet trends and interviews industry experts. Annie encourages people to become literate in the basics of behavioral science in order to help their dogs and themselves. Tune in to learn how to use science-based methods to train dogs (and people) without pain, force, or coercion! Show notes: schoolforthedogs.com/podcast Have a training question you'd like addressed? Email podcast@schoolforthedogs.com or leave a voicemail at 917-414-2625

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United States

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Anchor FM

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Annie Grossman of the NYC-based dog training center School For The Dogs answers training questions, confronts myths, geeks out on animal behavior, discusses pet trends and interviews industry experts. Annie encourages people to become literate in the basics of behavioral science in order to help their dogs and themselves. Tune in to learn how to use science-based methods to train dogs (and people) without pain, force, or coercion! Show notes: schoolforthedogs.com/podcast Have a training question you'd like addressed? Email podcast@schoolforthedogs.com or leave a voicemail at 917-414-2625

Language:

English

Contact:

(212) 353-3647


Episodes

A conversation with Terra Newell (former groomer, owner of a mini Aussie) about killing her stepfather... and dogs

3/1/2021
We're posting this as a bonus episode because it isn't really about dog training... but it's something we think you will want to listen to if you love dogs and empathize with people who love them. If you've heard the podcast Dirty John, or seen the dramatization on TV, also called Dirty John, you'll know that it's a story that is... complicated. The hero of the real-life true-crime story is Terra Newell, a soft-spoken dog groomer who was attacked by her sociopath stepfather one night when...

Duration:00:49:33

SFTD Off-Leash Manager Adam Davis on training as a teenager & developing a career specializing in helping dogs socialize

2/26/2021
When Adam Davis came to work at School For The Dogs in late 2019, he was only in his mid-twenties but already had a decade of working with dogs professionally under his belt. In particular, his background involved a lot of hours spent helping city dogs learn to co-exist, and play, off leash. Today, he runs School For The Dogs' unique School Yard program-- a by-appointment, trainer-supervised members-only dog run -- and also oversees puppy playtimes, in addition to working private with...

Duration:01:01:52

A group discussion about The New Yorker article, "Bad Dog," with its author Anna Heyward

2/25/2021
Anna Heyward is a writer and a School For The Dogs apprentice who has been featured on this podcast. She joined Annie and others to discuss her heartbreaking new article in The New Yorker, "Bad Dog," on Clubhouse. Their discussion touched on the complicated world of behavioral euthanasia, the cultural fog about dog training and the rampant misinformation about it, and more. Former School For The Dogs trainer Anamarie Johnson, also previously interviewed on this podcast, was among those who...

Duration:01:03:05

News flash: Positive reinforcement isn't about being kind!

2/19/2021
After attending two webinars where people extolled the virtues of positive reinforcement, Annie was left wondering why the term seems to be so misunderstood-- or maybe she is the one misunderstanding it? While she tries to train using positive reinforcement and she believes the world would be a nicer place if people were able to identify positive reinforcement and use it more effectively, she doesn't see it as some kind of sugar-coated panacea. Positive reinforcement can be very mundane! It...

Duration:00:21:37

SFTD Trainer Maddie Messina on studying animal cognition, dealing with allergies, and more

2/12/2021
Our trainer Maddie Messina, who started out with us as a walker two years ago, is getting a master's at Hunter's Animal Behavior and Conservation, where she is studying canine cognition. She and Annie discuss her early interest in veterinary medicine, the opportunity she had to work with primates as an undergraduate at Bucknell University, her current focus on working with puppies, and doing it all... while being severely allergic to dogs. Book a session with Maddie at...

Duration:00:44:31

The dog is peeing inside and it's totally okay: A family's practical and economical approach to housetraining a puppy

2/5/2021
Annie has a toddler, a husband who is a busy guy, and a toddler. It's freezing outside, the dog hates the cold weather, and Annie's mobility isn't great at the moment: She's pregnant and lives in a walkup. All this resulted in a her family's inability to get the puppy, Poppy, on the six or so walks a day that she, as a dog trainer, knows would be needed to teach her to go outside on the city streets. The issue could be solved by hiring a dog walker to come a few times a day, but Annie...

Duration:00:37:24

Dog Training Q and A! 2/4/2021: Is it okay if my dog only "goes" once a day? Also: Counter surfing, curbing barking in the dog park, helping a dog feel okay about the car after a car crash, and more

2/4/2021
This is a bonus episode: A recording of a live Q and A. Join Annie Grossman for a live Q and A on Instagram most Thursdays. Sign up for the next one, and/or submit a question in advance, at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda. Discussed in this episode: -How do you get a dog to eliminate more than once a day? -My dog likes dogs on TV but not in real life -What do I do if my dog just wants to bark at other dogs in the dog park but not play with them? -How can I keep my dog from stressing...

Duration:00:29:51

How to make sure your dog never swallows a bully stick: Expert advice from Vaso Karras, the inventor of the Bully Grip

1/29/2021
Dogs love bully sticks, and the weird world of dried bull penises (which is what they're made of) has become a bit of an obsession of Annie's. In this episode, she interviews someone else who is obsessed with them: Vaso Karras, the inventor of the Bully Grip. When dogs swallow small pieces of bully sticks, they can cause potentially-fatal intestinal blockages. Karras' puck-like rubber device is designed to slide over a bully stick and lock onto it, making it nearly impossible for a dog to...

Duration:00:23:34

School For The Dogs’ Group Class Manager Anna Ostroff on straddling a life of theater and dog training, fostering, teaching tricks & more

1/22/2021
Anna Ostroff is a Tony-award winning theater producer and the head of a non-profit that brings arts education into New York public schools. Somehow, she also manages to work fulltime at School For The Dogs, where she trains dogs with behavior issues, manages (and teaches) group classes, and generally keeps everyone smiling with her sunny disposition and "can do" attitude. Here, she and Annie discuss her lifelong love of animals, her foster dogs, and her passion for teaching tricks to urban...

Duration:01:08:21

Dog Training Q and A! 1/21/2021: Are day cares a good place to socialize your dog? Why did my dog stop liking the crate? Thoughts on wee wee pads?

1/21/2021
This is a bonus episode: A recording of a live Q and A. Join Annie Grossman for a live Q and A on Instagram most Thursdays. Sign up for the next one, and/or submit a question in advance, at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda. Here Annie addresses questions about socializing dogs during quarantine, using wee wee pads if the goal is to teach a dog to only go outside, getting a dog to like a crate again, using daycares to get a dog some social time, and more.

Duration:00:19:28

Dog Training Q and A! 1/14/2021: On why it can be useful to teach a dog to go in a bag

1/20/2021
This is a bonus episode: A recording of a live Q and A. Join Annie Grossman for a live Q and A most Thursdays. Sign up for the next one at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda. Here, Annie answers two questions, and offers a similar suggestion to help deal with both issues: Train a dog to go in a bag! K9 Sport Sack Dog backpacks: https://storeforthedogs.com/collections/backpacks Boat and Tote: https://amzn.to/3p8bhPm

Duration:00:25:54

What happens when you try to run a dog training business using dog training techniques...

1/15/2021
A decade ago, Annie and Kate set out to become dog trainers. They ended up with a dog training business. They both knew a lot more about dog training than they did about business management, so they attempted to use what they knew about animal behavior to manage the company... In this episode Annie talks about four business lessons she's learned that stem from what she knows about dog training. She talks about the importance of creating shaping plans (something she is bad at, both when...

Duration:00:44:23

School For The Dogs’ Trainer Em Beauprey on conformation, cats, bespoke dog walking and training trainers

1/8/2021
Em Beauprey came to School For The Dogs in 2017 when he was working as a vet tech and running his own dog walking business. He started out as an apprentice, and went on to build SFTD's walking program from scratch, and to helm our professional program. These days, when he isn't putting the finishing touches on Born To Behave, our forthcoming free and open-source course for aspiring professional dog trainers, Em can be found doing virtual training with puppies and walking his cat on the...

Duration:01:04:48

Dog Training Q and A! 1/7/2021: Lickable Treats

1/7/2021
This is a bonus episode: A recording of a live Q and A. Join Annie Grossman for a live Q and A most Thursdays. Sign up for the next one at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda or join in the School For The Dogs app at http://schoolforthedogs.com/community In this episode, Annie discusses why she loves using viscous treats with dogs, and reviews some of her favorite types of lickable treats. All of them can be found at...

Duration:00:22:18

Annie gets a puppy: On navigating Petfinder, vetting breeders, and falling in love with a new dog

1/1/2021
Two months after losing her 15.5-year-old Yorkiepoo bestfriend, Annie and her family welcomed a new puppy into their home. In this episode, she talks about the experience of falling in love with rescue dogs on the Internet, conversing with breeders charging top dollar, and, finally, landing the perfect puppy for her family. Go to School For The Dogs' Instagram to see a picture of Annie's new puppy! https://www.instagram.com/p/CJhGbJFn6Ir/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Join the School For The...

Duration:00:40:28

Dog Training Q and A! 12/31/2020: Can I speak multiple languages to my dog? Is it okay if my dog watches TV? How do I keep my dog off my sofa? & More

12/31/2020
This is a bonus episode: A recording of a live Q and A. Join Annie Grossman for a live Q and A most Thursdays. Sign up for the next one at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda or join in the School For The Dogs app at http://schoolforthedogs.com/community Have a question? Visit AnnieGrossman.com/ask or upload a recording at anchor.fm/dogs. In this episode, Annie answers questions from: -A bilingual dog owner who is confused about what language to use with his dog, and who gets angry when...

Duration:00:28:44

School For The Dogs’ Private Training Manager Claire Cario on therapy dogs, deaf dogs, and more

12/25/2020
Meet Claire Cario, School For The Dogs’ Private Training Manager. Annie interviews Claire about her journey into the world of dog training, which began with a childhood love of nature shows and eventually led to an array of interesting jobs working with dogs, from training dogs to herd geese in Prospect Park, to working with therapy dog teams at The Good Dog Foundation to evaluating dogs in New York City’s public shelter system and beyond. Claire also talks about the rewards, and occasional...

Duration:01:00:53

Dog Training Q and A! 12/17/2020: How can I get my dog to stop humping other dogs in order to exert his "dominance?"

12/22/2020
This is a bonus episode: A recording of a live Q and A. Join Annie Grossman for a live Q and A most Thursdays. Sign up for the next one at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda or join in the School For The Dogs app at http://schoolforthedogs.com/community Have a question? Visit AnnieGrossman.com/ask or upload a recording at anchor.fm/dogs. In this episode, Annie talks about humping: Why dogs do it, how to get them to not do it, and why everyone should just chill out about it.

Duration:00:16:47

The Freedom "No-Pull" Harness: On the origins of School For The Dogs' #1 selling harness, with 2 Hounds Design's president Alisha Navarro

12/18/2020
At School For The Dogs, we are very picky about products we recommend: We try to guide our clients towards products that we feel really work well and are made by US-based, sustainability-minded small businesses. North Carolina-based business 2 Hounds Designs ticks all the boxes. In particular, we are big fans of their Freedom Harness. It is one of only two harnesses that we sell in our Manhattan shop and in our online store. This innovative "no-pull" front-clip harness is one of the best...

Duration:00:29:16

Dog training with Mary Poppins, Professor Harold Hill and Little Orphan Annie

12/11/2020
During the dark days of 2020, Annie has been self-medicating. Her drug of choice? Watching clips from old movie musicals she loved as a kid. It turns out that there are a lot of lessons about behavior in these films, and storylines that unwittingly relate to dog training. In this episode, Annie gives a dog-trainer’s-eye-view analysis of Mary Poppins, The Music Man, and the movie Annie. See the full clips played in this episode when you join our new app:...

Duration:00:37:49