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Episode 827 – How to Transition Dogs from Crisis into Care

Posted on: August 11, 2020 - No Comments

The rescue of 180 Chihuahuas sparks a larger conversation on how to transition dogs from crisis situations into homes.

Episode 826 – Part Two – Your Dog’s Perception of Sound

Posted on: July 7, 2020 - No Comments

How do dogs perceive sound and can music help dogs suffering with separation anxiety and aggression? Joshua Leeds and Alynn Lecznar join Victoria for part two of this fascinating exploration into a dog’s ear.

Episode 825 – Part One – How Sound Reduces Canine Anxiety

Posted on: June 30, 2020 - No Comments

How does sound help reduce canine anxiety and can music really help prevent and reduce canine fear and noise phobias? Sound researcher and founder of Through A Dog’s Ear Joshua Leeds, joins Victoria along with Animal Scientist Aly Lecznar, to discuss the latest research on how sound can prevent and treat canine anxiety.

Episode 821 – Reporting During the Social Justice Movement

Posted on: June 4, 2020 - No Comments

Holly is back to give a journalist’s perspective on latest events and to talk about her senior dogs and canine cancer.

Episode 820 – Dogs Should Not Have to Do Sit

Posted on: May 20, 2020 - No Comments

Victoria explores why teaching obedience cues like ‘sit’ should not be the focus of dog training.

Episode 819 – Animal Shelters During the Pandemic

Posted on: May 12, 2020 - No Comments

Victoria is joined by VSPDT Kat Kekel, Behavior Tech at Cherokee County Animal Shelter to talk about sheltering, fostering and adopting animals during the pandemic.

Episode 818 – Finding Your ‘Why’ with J. Nichole Smith

Posted on: May 5, 2020 - No Comments

Petrepreneur marketing guru J. Nichole Smith joins Victoria to discuss the importance of identifying and building around your ‘why.’

Episode 817 – Victoria Talks to Holly Root-Gutteridge

Posted on: April 29, 2020 - No Comments

Victoria is joined by Holly Root-Gutteridge, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Lincoln, to talk about how science is unlocking the canine mind.

Episode 816 – Victoria talks with Clive Wynne

Posted on: April 21, 2020 - No Comments

Do dogs feel love? Are they capable of hatred? Victoria connects with one of her favorite dog experts, Clive Wynne to explore.

Episode 815 – Victoria Talks to DBC Presenter Zazie Todd

Posted on: April 14, 2020 - No Comments

Is your dog happy? Victoria is joined by Zazie Todd, author and creator of Companion Animal Psychology to discuss her upcoming Dog Behaviour Conference presentation.

Episode 814 – Victoria Talks with Dr. Meghan Herron

Posted on: April 8, 2020 - No Comments

Victoria talks with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Meghan Herron about training methods, modifying behavior in a shelter environment, as well as her work for Gigi’s, an Ohio based organization that helps homeless dogs get into homes sooner.

Episode 813 – How to be an effective online learner from home

Posted on: March 31, 2020 - No Comments

What is e-learning, and what should you look for in an online course? Victoria and Aly break it all down here.

Episode 812 – Veterinary Tips for Dealing with the Coronavirus New Normal

Posted on: March 24, 2020 - No Comments

Victoria visits Dr. Duffy Jones to talk through safety tips, the latest on the virus’ effect on our pets, and best practices for veterinary success during the pandemic.

Episode 811 – The New Normal: Distance Learning & Telecommuting

Posted on: March 19, 2020 - No Comments

What’s the secret to staying engaged, productive and efficient when working or learning from home in the age of social distancing?

Episode 810 – The Emotional Toll of Coronavirus on People and Pets

Posted on: March 17, 2020 - No Comments

Victoria and Dr. Paula Bloom discuss the emotional impact of the coronavirus on people and their pets.

Episode 809 – Caring for Elderly Dogs

Posted on: March 10, 2020 - No Comments

Tips for dog owners whose dogs are entering elderly status in order to keep them alert, active and healthy.

Episode 808 – Puerto Rican Animal Lifesavers

Posted on: March 3, 2020 - No Comments

The animal rescue scene in Puerto Rico following the recent natural disasters, updates on Victoria’s Unsung Heroes video series, and Holly’s trip to an experiential art institution.

Episode 807 – Puppies!

Posted on: February 24, 2020 - No Comments

What’s the best way to acclimate a new puppy to a household? Whether or not to comfort a crying puppy, top tips for puppy housetraining, how long it takes for puppies to adjust to a new home, and more.

Episode 806 – Mental health and social media bullying

Posted on: February 17, 2020 - No Comments

Following the death of UK presenter Caroline Flack, Victoria and Holly are joined by Dr. Paula Bloom for a special podcast focusing on mental health, depression and bullying on social media.

Positively Dog Training Episode 805

Posted on: February 5, 2020 - No Comments

Victoria and Holly share a new vision for the future of the Positively Podcast and the way fans' questions will help drive what the podcast is all about. Victoria discusses her emotional trip to help Humane Society International close a South Korean dog meat farm and rehome the farm's animals while helping the farmers relaunch a plant-based business instead.

Positively Dog Training Episode 804

Posted on: January 9, 2020 - No Comments

Victoria discusses misconceptions about what positive training is (and isn't) in the great debate about dog training methods. Also Dog Behaviour Conference, VSA, courses and Kindness is Powerful

Free Webinar: Supercharge Your Relationship With Your Dog

Posted on: December 6, 2019 - No Comments

Renowned pet behavior expert Victoria Stilwell will share her #1 secret to getting the most out of your relationship with your dog. Attend this free webinar to get Victoria's top tips on the dog/human connection as well as a powerful special offer just for webinar attendees.

Victoria’s New Puppy Book Now Available!

Posted on: July 29, 2019 - No Comments

Victoria Stilwell’s 5th book entitled “The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy: How to Train and Care for Your New Dog” will be released on October 1, 2019 in the US. The book is available to preorder now.

Happy New Year!

Posted on: December 31, 2018 - No Comments

We resolve to remember, if only for a moment, to observe and appreciate the joy our dogs bring us simply by being alive. 

Positively Dog Training Episode 803

Posted on: December 25, 2018 - No Comments

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?

Positively Dog Training Episode 802

Posted on: December 18, 2018 - No Comments

In this podcast, 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.

Positively Dog Training Episode 801

Posted on: December 6, 2018 - No Comments

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.