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Episode 833 – Dogs and Wolves

Posted on: February 15, 2021 - No Comments

Dogs share a common ancestor – the wolf – but how did wolves turn into dogs and what can we learn from wolves that might help us with the relationship we have with our dogs? Behavioral scientist Clive Wynne joins the podcast to talk about the similarities and differences between dogs and wolves.

Episode 832 – Dogs and Aggressive Behavior

Posted on: February 8, 2021 - No Comments

Aggression is a serious behavior issue that is all too common in our domestic dogs. Aggression expert Michael Shikashio joins Victoria and Holly to talk about why dogs aggress and what dog lovers can do about it.

Episode 831 – How to Treat Separation Anxiety

Posted on: February 1, 2021 - No Comments

Why do dogs become anxious when home alone and how can this be prevented? Dog trainer Lisa Waggoner joins Victoria and Holly for this podcast on a common behavior problem that is hard to treat.

Episode 830 – Rescue and Pitbull Type Dogs

Posted on: January 25, 2021 - No Comments

Do people respond differently to Pitbull type dogs? Holly and Victoria are joined by Heather Paul to start off this new year of podcasts to explore how people react to their dogs when out in public.

Episode 829 – Advocating for Animals with Peter Egan

Posted on: September 29, 2020 - No Comments

Advocating for Animals – Victoria and Holly are joined by actor and animal activist, Peter Egan to discuss dogs, moon bears and how animals can make us more compassionate human beings.

Differences Between Male and Female Dogs

Posted on: September 8, 2020 - No Comments

I’ve only ever had female dogs. This has never been a conscious choice on my part, I just fell in love and adopted dogs that happened to be female. I don’t know if things would be any different if I had a male dog in the house, but people often ask me what the behavioral differences between male and female dogs are and if gender either influences or suits one lifestyle over another.

Episode 828 – A Fresh Take on the Debate About Shock Collars

Posted on: August 18, 2020 - No Comments

Victoria is joined by dog behaviour expert and a driving force behind the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter Andrew Hale to discuss the interesting results to come out of the latest dog shock collar studies.

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.