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Positively Podcast - Episode 89 A Shocking Discussion

Victoria shares details about the 2020 UK Dog Behaviour Conference, including new and returning fascinating speakers and a teaser for a brand new important training protocol she will be revealing at the conference. Also, a discussion about the new research being done to confirm how dogs understand spoken human languages. Victoria shares her thoughts about the public discussion regarding whether shock collars should be used in dog training, including the conversation she had in a radio...


Positively Podcast - Episode 88 Holiday Help

Aly and Victoria discuss how you can make your dog feel more comfortable during the holidays. Whether your dog is shy of people or a social butterfly, discover great ways to prevent overwhelm and set your dog up for success. How can you teach visiting children to understand what your dog needs and to respect your dog’s space? Can you feed your dog table scraps? More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Holiday Help with Victoria Stilwell & Holly Firfer


Positively Podcast - Episode 87 Baby It’s Cold Outside

Victoria and Aly share great ideas on how to provide enrichment for your dog when it’s cold outside. Aly shares some great canine fitness ideas, how to play hide and seek with your dog and making meal times more enriching. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Baby It’s Cold Outside with Victoria Stilwell & Holly Firfer


Positively Podcast - Episode 86 Online Dog Trainer Course

Victoria is joined by Victoria Stilwell Academy's Curriculum Manager, Aly Lecznar, to talk about VSA's newly-launched Online Dog Trainer Course and the introductory Fundamentals of Dog Training & Behavior Course, including what makes VSA such a groundbreaking new learning opportunity both for dog owners and aspiring professional dog trainers. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Online Dog Trainer Course with Victoria Stilwell & Holly Firfer


Positively Podcast - Episode 85 Happy New Year

Victoria and Holly ring in the new year by discussing several of the new projects and developments coming in 2018 in the Positively ecosystem. Also, a rundown of this year’s resolutions… including their pet resolutions (on behalf both of pets and their owners). The ladies are joined by Victoria’s husband, Van, to discuss the behind-the-scenes workings and passion behind the Positively brand and businesses like VSPDT and the Victoria Stilwell Academy. More details on this episode MP3...


Positively Podcast - Episode 84 Boxing Day

A special episode of the Positively Podcast finds Victoria educating Holly about the various possibilities for why December 26th is called Boxing Day in the UK. Plus, pantomimes! Victoria talks about her experience with avalanche dogs on Aspen mountain. Victoria quizzes Holly on dog-related questions in the Animal Academy. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Boxing Day with Victoria Stilwell & Holly Firfer


Positively Podcast - Episode 83 The Victoria Stilwell Academy

Victoria talks about the newly-announced Victoria Stilwell Academy course dates for 2018 and walks through how the Academy works. Also, how to find a Victoria Stilwell-licensed VSPDT trainer in your area. Victoria discusses the challenge she set for herself to see if positive training can work when training high-drive working dogs like police dogs. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Victoria Stilwell Academy with Victoria Stilwell & Holly Firfer


Positively Podcast - Episode 82 Pennsylvania Puppy Mill Problem

Victoria and Holly discuss the recent news story about people being sickened with campylobacter infections from puppies sold by Petland pet stores in over ten states throughout the U.S. Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills where the best interest of the animals (not to mention their future owners), creating health hazards in pet store puppies like those in this outbreak as well as behaviorally-compromised dogs. On the Positively Hotline, Finding Shelter Animal Rescue’s Grace Kelly...


Positively Podcast - Episode 81 Victoria Decks the Halls with Holly

It’s Christmastime, and everyone’s busy with the holiday season. Victoria shares things she’s celebrating during the holidays, including the huge response to #LucysLaw – helping to combat the practice of puppy farming and puppy mills, especially in the UK. The ban on third-party sales in the UK is drawing near, which is a great move forward for this issue. Also, California’s recent announcement that the sale of various pets in pet stores, and Victoria becomes the first state in Australia to...


Positively Podcast - Episode 80 My Big Fat Pet Makeover

Victoria and Holly talk about overweight pets, including Victoria’s ‘Fat Dogs’ specials on It’s Me or the Dog, as well as the struggle to keep weight off of pets. On the Positively Hotline, Victoria and Holly welcome the star of the recent Animal Planet show, ‘My Big Fat Pet Makeover,’ Travis Brorsen, to discuss Travis’s new show and the issue of obesity in pets. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - My Big Fat Pet Makeover with Victoria Stilwell & Holly Firfer


Positively Podcast - Episode 79 Dogs and Halloween – A Scary Combination!

Victoria talks about her new projects, including the soon-to-be-launched Positively TV, then recaps her experience dressing as the Addams Family’s Morticia for Halloween. Also, why do people take their anxious dogs trick-or-treating? More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Dogs and Halloween – A Scary Combination with Victoria Stilwell & Holly Firfer


Positively Podcast - Episode 78 Foster Failures

Holly and Victoria catch up following Holly’s deployments to cover recent hurricanes for CNN and chat about the many dogs and cats that ended up in Atlanta area shelters following the Houston and Florida hurricanes. Also, Victoria highlights the viral video produced by Lifeline Animal Project’s #DismissTheMyth campaign which combats the misconception that behavioral problems and/or age are actually not the #1 reasons why people don’t want to adopt from shelters. More details on this...


Positively Podcast - Episode 77 Disaster Preparedness

In the wake of the recent natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, etc.), Holly and Victoria talk through the importance of disaster preparedness, especially as it relates to looking after your pets: How to pack a pet-friendly emergency bag. Victoria also describes her experience documenting evidence and serving as a behavior analyst for a recent bust of a dogfighting facility in Georgia. Heather Paul from State Farm calls in on the Positively Hotline to discuss the dogfighting ring she...


Positively Podcast - Episode 76 Oh Those Aches and Pains!

Victoria and Holly reconnect after a few months away and discuss how to recognize signs of pain in your older dog, keys to curbing rambunctious dog play, managing noisy nighttime behavior, overcoming anxiousness when guests visit your dog, and how to get dogs used to water. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Oh Those Aches and Pains with Victoria Stilwell & Holly Firfer


Positively Podcast - Episode 75 New Releases and Guardians of the Night

Season 6 ends with a bang as Holly and Victoria chat about two huge new releases that listeners will be able to enjoy. The first is a CNN segment about Victoria that focuses on how and why she has remained at the top of her game in the dog training world. Watch the segment here or see below. And at long last, Victoria's brand new web series, Guardians of the Night, launched yesterday, February 21st. A new episode will be released every Tuesday at 2pm ET for eight straight weeks. The...


Positively Podcast - Episode 74 Do Dogs Dream?

On this jam-packed episode of the Positively Podcast, Holly and Victoria first chat about Victoria's new book and some of the fascinating research that's being conducted on canine cognition. Also on this episode of the podcast is an interview with K-9 Ninja Roo Yori, who has become a household name both through his endeavors on American Ninja Warrior as well as his work promoting pit-bull type dogs. And finally, a round of Ask Victoria questions and Animal Academy questions will both...


Positively Podcast - Episode 73 We'd Like to Thank the Academy

On this episode of the Positively Podcast, Victoria and Holly chat about the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior. VSA Mentor Coordinator Aly Lecznar joins the show to chat about the latest updates from the program. Questions or Comments? Send them to: positively@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - We'd Like to Thank the Academy with Victoria Stilwell & Holly Firfer


Positively Podcast - Episode 72 Marc the Vet

Holly and Victoria tackle the tough subject of puppy mills and what's being done to stop them in both the US and the UK. They also talk about the surprising people and organizations that are inhibiting the progress of anti-puppy mill legislation, and the theories as to why they want commercial breeding to be allowed to continue. Marc the Vet comes on the show to talk about his work campaigning against puppy mills in the UK, what the latest progress has been, and some very difficult...


Positively Podcast - Episode 71Happy and Healthy for the Holidays

Victoria and Holly are gearing up for the holiday season, and chat about how the stress of the holidays affects both people and their pets. Victoria gives some tips for keeping your dogs happy and healthy over the holidays, and the pair chats about their thoughts on when one person tells them they prefer one of their dogs over the other. Another feel-good holiday story the ladies cover is a young boy who is willing to give up everything he has to help a dog in need. Questions or Comments?...


Positively Podcast - Episode 70 Stuffed with Good Stuff

Victoria and Holly are stuffed after Thanksgiving! You're going to want to hear the story of how Holly ended up with a deer eating her dinner over the holiday. The pair talks about Holly's incredible travels for CNN, plus Victoria's appearance on Harry Connick Jr.'s talk show. And of course, they've got to chat about the Reindog Parade and some of the fun experiences they enjoyed at the annual Atlanta-based event. Questions or Comments? Send them to: positively@petliferadio.com. More...