This week we discuss: Preparing your dog for the novelty chaos of Halloween
It’s that time of year when ghosts and ghouls are a common sight, when pumpkins have incredibly clever facial expressions with lighting that looks sinister in the dark! It’s Halloween time! For our dogs, it’s a time of novelty, of discovering new and mysterious things in their life that they may have never seen before, which is why in today’s episode we dive into:
How to face the crazy items that appear around Halloween with your dogNovelty: Have your dog’s back! How to be calm when your dog definitely isn’t!Insights on what can be seen as “different” for your dogTips on preparing for the fun!Tom and Lauren tell their stories involving novelty! (Tree stumps?! Camels?!)Take the information your dog gives you to prepare them for the situation.
Get ready for the spookiest time of year and prepare your dog with confidence, knowing you’re ready to be their best advocate!
This week we discuss: Your next Optimism Top-Up and our favourite event, Super Trainer Live!
You, an incredible gamechanger, a devoted, dedicated dog owner, are invited to join us in our special, annual 3-day event, Super Trainer Live! This is an optimism boost as we head into winter, a super JOY top-up, where we’re diving into some really focused subjects!
In this episode, we’re diving into what makes Super Trainer Live so special and why it’s an absolute MUST attend event.
Every year it gets even bigger, even better, and this year is definitely going to be the best year yet!
Get all of the details in this super BRAND-NEW Sexier than a Squirrel episode!
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This week we discuss: A broken recall
This week hear all about Monty and his recall struggles. He liked to run off and hunt, run off and visit other dogs and generally ignore his owner.
Sound familiar? Are you currently stuck wondering how you can solve your dog’s recall struggles?
This week we are devoting this episode to looking at the solutions to the recall struggles Monty’s owner faced, which led to amazing real-life results and transform.
Ready to turn your recall struggles around? Tune in now!
In this week’s podcast we are talking to a police dog handler for part 2
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Did you get a chance to tune into part one of our very special Podcast with Police Dog Handler Kaz? Click here to tune in again>>> Spotify or iTunes
Well, we have some super news! She’s back for round two! Yahoo!
We dive even deeper into the AMAZING world of police dog handling. From what it takes to be a police dog, to the training that is involved, how the training is started, what the training entails….and so much more!
Got burning questions on anything relating to police dog handling? Always wanted to find out just how things are done? Tune in now to find out all you need to know….This Podcast is not to be missed! You’ll have many mega WOW moments!
This week’s podcast is one of our favourite topics to talk about! We are delving into Boundary Games!
Just what do Boundary Games really mean? How can they be applied to many different situations? Just why do you need Boundary Games in your life?!
Boundary Games solve so, so, so many training struggles! They really are your bread and butter when it comes to training.
Tune into the podcast now to learn all there is to know about Boundary Games and how you can get creative so that you can create a framework where Boundary Games transitions to real-life results.
This week join us for an incredibly special podcast! This one is so exciting and its part one of a two-part podcast! Yahoo!
We invited police dog handler, Kaz down to Absolute Dogs HQ where we asked her many, many questions about what it is like to be a police dog handler, what she does, how she trains and everything and anything in between! Get ready for a deep dive!
This podcast will bring you many insights, wow moments, you’ll learn so much and you’ll be left inspired! Jump in!
In this week’s podcast we are tackling noise reactivity.
Is your dog scared of noises? Do they spook bark or become worried whether they hear loud or quiet noises? You are not alone, this struggle is an extremely common one.
Tune into this week’s podcast where we dive deep into everything you need to know about dogs and noise.
We unlock how dogs become noise sensitive in the first place, what you can do to help prevent noise sensitivity and strategies that you can use to help your dog.
This week we are talking about the sport of agility!
What excites us about agility (and sport training in general) is that you can work through things, on things and grow things in the context of the sport, that will then impact your day to day life with your dog for the better.
There are many benefits to every dog when it comes to learning skills that are needed for agility.
It takes your relationship and connection with your dog to a whole new level.
There are many core concepts and skills that you grow with agility in mind that, if we break it down, are needed for dogs in general.
Tune into this week’s episode to find out more!
This week we discuss: Is your dog a thinker or a doer?
Today’s topic is something we’ve been talking on for a while now, and its more relevant than ever before as people, like you, are understanding their dogs better.
Today we’ll introduce you to the thinker and doer spectrum and we’ll be discussing how you can play games that create a more thoughtful dog and likewise, we’ll be looking at how you can create more of a doer!
There’s no right or wrong with owning a thinker or a doer, however, the key thing is being aware of which one your dog is, so that you can play games appropriate to your dog so that they can be the best possible version of themselves.
This week we discuss: Keep Calm and Play Games
We are devoting an entire episode to growing CALMNESS! This is a big topic and often the starting place to crack many, many, many dog training struggles.
The emotion of calmness goes hand in hand with your dog behaving entirely appropriately.
You can never have too much calmness, a dog can never be too calm. CALMNESS IS KING!
Listen in to learn how you can grow more calmness in your dog.
This week we discuss: My Dog Won’t Play
This week we’ll be talking on the power of play with your dog.
Play is whatever is fun to your dog. We’ll repeat that….Play is whatever is FUN to your dog. You may have ideas on how you would like to play with your dog, you may have been told how you should play with your dog. However, does your dog find the way you want to play rewarding?
Play is all about being creative, curious, experimenting with different things, and working with your dog to find out what types of play they love. There is no right or wrong, it is whatever works for you and your dog.
In this episode we dive into how you can tap into what your dog really and truly loves when it comes to play.
This week we tackle a question that comes up again, and again….and AGAIN!
When you come home does your dog go crazy? When visitors pop round does your dog go crazy?
Essentially, when someone enters your home…does your dog go crazy? Yes?! You are going to want to tune in to this week’s podcast!
There’s some fundamental learning that needs to take place that not only helps with when you and visitors enter your home, it also helps with over excitement in general, a lack of calmness in the home and action prompting / attention seeking behaviours.
Tune in to the podcast now to find out more!
This week we discuss: Training with Force
Force sounds like a scary word and is something that tends not to be talked about in the reward-based method world.
Here’s the thing, you can absolutely be using force even if you are using food or toys as a reward. Of course this isn’t the intention and it can be done accidentally.
In our world, we think about force in a different way. Force doesn’t need to look forceful.
Join us for this week’s episode where we dive into this topic and discuss what we see as training with force and the practical solutions to move away from it.
This week we discuss: How to Prevent Multi-Dog Madness
We get many requests to help with multi-dog household struggles, they are extremely common.
When it goes well, owning multiple dogs can be an absolute dream! However, we know that when it doesn’t go quite so well it can create huge amounts of stress, broken relationships and it can be really hard for everyone involved.
This week join us for another round of tips tennis where we share how you can create a harmonious multi-dog household.
This week we discuss: The Mythical Recall
Recall struggles are so, so, so common and can have a massive impact on the relationships of dogs and their owners, often leading to a life on lead for a lot of dogs.
In this week’s episode we strip things right back and look at the fundamental concepts and skills that will create a dog who is reliable and attentive off lead, resulting in stress-free walks for you.
We share lots of training gems and there’s lightbulb moments a-plenty in this episode, so be sure to tune in!
This week we discuss: Barking Dogs: Noisy But Nice
Barking struggles are so common and can impact so many areas of your life. From neighbour struggles, family struggles and your training struggles.
Barking can make relationships fragile. Noisy dogs fill the stress bucket of the whole house – that includes your bucket and other dogs in the home.
What causes barking? How can you turn a barking struggle into a strength? We take you on a mini deep dive in this podcast so get ready to find out!
This week we discuss: Interview with Michelle, Jasper’s Owner
This week we interview Michelle on her amazing transformational journey with Jasper, her Jack Russel Terrier.
Many of Michelle’s past struggles are extremely common and she talks on what those difficult stages with Jasper were and how she overcame them.
Jasper is now a true joy to own and this week we wanted to bring you this special episode to continue to spread the message that whatever the training struggle, there is always hope.
It’s Part 3 and not an episode you want to miss! In this episode of the Sexier than a Squirrel podcast, we hear from our Pro Dog Trainer, Cathy!
This isn’t just a success story, it’s one of those feel good and utterly amazing stories that we NEEDED to share with you. Listen in as Cathy tells all about her journey from the very beginning, where she came and how far she’s come since taking the leap and becoming a Pro Dog Trainer.
Are you a professional dog trainer already? Maybe you are considering a career change? We love hearing about all of our trainer’s successes, and we are here to support them through whatever obstacles life throws at them, providing them with a supportive and positive community, resources that keep them motivated and inspired, and guidance on the ins and outs of being a Pro Dog Trainer in today’s world.
Cathy’s journey inspires us, and we hope, that it is inspires you too!
In Part 2 of our super BONUS podcast, we hear from another one of our Pro Dog Trainers! Alexo has been a member of our community since almost the beginning. From the success story of her own personal dogs and how her growth as a trainer has enabled her to grow her client base and get the PERFECT CLIENTS to how it has impacted her on a personal level, as a trainer, and as a person, we get to hear her Pro Dog Trainer story!
Whether you have taken the leap, are considering it, or maybe aren’t sure if dog training is the right path for you, this may just be what you need to hear!
In today’s world, we all need some wins! Listen in on some awesome journey’s as we interview a few of our rockstar Pro Dog Trainers and listen in on how taking the leap really changed their life, gave them forward momentum to continued success, and how risking it forward grew their business exponentially, even when the world isn’t always cooperative! Get your dose of AWESOME SAUCE right here!
In today’s first super BONUS podcast episode, we dive into some exciting dialogue with one of our Pro Dog Trainers, Nikki. We hear about her inspiration, her journey, her successes, what shaped her future, and how being a Pro Dog Trainer has changed her life.
Taking the leap into Pro Dog Trainer isn’t just about being an amazing Trainer 3, playing games, and re-shaping your dog’s brain to effectively get REAL LIFE RESULTS! It is also about perspective, positivity, and an amazing community of like-minded individuals achieving incredible results with great owners all over the world.
In Nikki’s interview, we get to hear about how taking the leap, risking forward, and choosing to be a Pro Dog Trainer is possibly the best decision you can make!