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In this episode, we discuss who makes the decision - the vet, the trainer, or the pet owner; how behavioral euthanasia is an "active choice" rather than a default decision - there is no formula, and this isn’t something that someone has to do because of a specific behavior pattern or problem, but rather an option that may be actively chosen due to …
 
In this episode, we discuss why training eye contact is so fulfilling for humans, the other benefits of training eye contact as a behavior, whether dogs hate making eye contact, the drawbacks to training eye contact, how you can make sure your dog's behavior is "voluntary," situations where eye contact might be helpful, and how you can avoid traini…
 
In this episode, we discuss what is so cool about herding, what kinds of dogs can do herding, what is herding instinct, are there things we can train at home to prepare for herding, and what kinds of reinforcers are relevant in herding. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/123 This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.…
 
In this episode, we discuss the challenges of training behaviors that require another person, using remote reinforcement strategies to give you a way to practice, a little zen bowl, the advantages of role-playing a judge, groomer, or vet with your own dog as an initial shaping step, and preventing a plateau by incorporating the Different Every Day …
 
In this episode we discuss what makes training alone so hard, obstacles and challenges, what is GOOD about training by yourself (it's not all doom and gloom!), some ideas for motivating yourself, tracking progress and staying on track. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/121 This podcast is supported by Patreon: www.patreon.c…
 
In this episode, we discuss what makes living with a reactive dog hard in addition to the top three skills that make life easier. While we're at it, we discuss how the pandemic brought about surprising changes, too! For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/120 This podcast is supported by Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DFTT…
 
In this episode, we discuss why diversity matters, what we can do to promote inclusion in the industry, and how Ken's personal experience influences his thinking. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/118 This podcast is supported by Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DFTT
 
In this episode, we discuss getting started in dog training, small business ownership, the importance of role models, code-switching, why representation matters, implicit bias and human behavior, and easy actions you can take right now to help support BIPOC in the training industry. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/115 Sup…
 
In this episode, we discuss how context cues affect training, how cue hierarchies function, how to set up a training session to teach cue discrimination, how errorless learning plays a role, what default behaviors are and how to choose them. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/113 Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/…
 
In this episode, we discuss how context cues affect training, how cue hierarchies function, how to set up a training session to teach cue discrimination, how errorless learning plays a role, what default behaviors are and how to choose them. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/112 Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/…
 
In this episode, we discuss what trainers mean when they say "self-reinforcing," whether a behavior can really reinforce itself, the kinds of behaviors that fall into the self-reinforcing category, what might be actually reinforcing those behaviors, and your training options to deal with the self-reinforcing problem behaviors. For full show notes, …
 
In this episode, we discuss how cue transfers work, the importance of the order of events (it must always be NEW cue, then OLD cue!), examples of transferring a hand signal to a verbal cue, transferring cues in real life, how cues can transfer when you don't mean for them to, how to un-transfer a cue you didn't want. For full show notes, visit: www…
 
In this episode, we discuss the common "staircase" metaphor as applied to shaping plans, a new non-linear approach to thinking about shaping, breaking down a goal behavior into components, how the wrong starting point or intermediate step can make getting to your goal behavior harder (even if it looks closer), thinking in terms of actions rather th…
 
In this episode, we discuss the challenge of socializing a puppy while also social distancing, creative ideas to build your puppy's resilience, options to make the most of what you CAN do, how to strategize your puppy's training to prevent problems in the future, that not everything is ruined, and that there is still hope your puppy will be behavio…
 
In this episode, we discuss how stressed out I've been lately, how we might attempt to operationalize stress, what stress means in our dogs and what that might look like, steps we can take in training to reduce the effect of stress, and training for relaxed and confident behavior. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/107 Suppo…
 
In this episode, we discuss emotions in animals (and people), emotions vs emotional responses, counter conditioning, Conditioned Emotional Response (CER), and the emotional lives of penguins. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/106 Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT…
 
In this episode we discuss the challenges of canine adolescence, setting reasonable expectations for teenage dogs, taking the long view with our training, and where we are (or should be) focusing our efforts. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/105 Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT…
 
In this episode, we discuss the difference between anxiety and fear, how medical models apply, treatment/training plan modifications and when it's appropriate to consult a vet behaviorist. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/104 Support the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/DFTT…
 
In this episode, we discuss dog emotions (and people emotions) with Kiki Yablon - including why a functional description is important, how to talk about pet emotions with clients and how to incorporate them into your training. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/103 This podcast is supported by the official merchandise of Dri…
 
On this episode, we chat with Lucy Newton about canine nosework, "alerts", advantages/disadvantages of various kinds of alerts and how - at the end of the day - it's all just really good training. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/102 This podcast is supported by the official merchandise of Drinking from the Toilet via Bonf…
 
In this episode, Julie Norman Jenkins and I talk about what flyabll is all about and what foundation skills are important to get started. Julie is a multi-sport dog trainer and owner of Quicksilver Canine in Julian, NC. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/101 This podcast is supported by the official merchandise of Drinking f…
 
In this episode, we discuss what the Dunning-Kruger Effect means and how this phenomenon plays out in the dog training world. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/100 This podcast is supported by the official merchandise of Drinking from the Toilet via Bonfire: www.bonfire.com/store/drinking-from-the-toilet/…
 
In this episode, I'm talking about the important connection between your dog's motivation in a training session and your own training mechanics. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/96 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success. Learn more here: shop.clickertraining.com/pro…
 
In this episode, Norwegian dog trainer Morten Egtvedt joins me for an in-depth discussion on the practical and nerdy aspects of behavior chains in dog training. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/95 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success. Learn more here: shop.clicker…
 
This week we are returning to our series all about Foundations and talking about Foundations for Agility. Joining us are my friends and authors of the book Agility Right From the Start, Eva and Emelie from Carpe Momentum. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/92 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Trainin…
 
This week we continue our conversation about that mystical dog training unicorn: Loose Leash Walking. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/91 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success. Learn more here: shop.clickertraining.com/products/awesome-obedience…
 
Loose leash walking (aka: the holy grail of dog training) is hands down the most requested behavior of all time from pet clients. It's also a topic of much debate on dog training circles. This episode is the first part in a series because there is just SO much I could say about loose leash walking. Believe it or not, I have opinions! For full show …
 
In this episode, Steve White and I discuss the pros and cons of using labels when communicating, how we might change our communication tactics depending on who we're talking to and what to keep in mind when having a conversation using labels. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/89 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedienc…
 
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.clickertrain…
 
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.…
 
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/program…
 
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…
 
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/…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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: smartanima…
 
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, vis…
 
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