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Obedience

Posted on: July 8, 2020 - No Comments

I don’t participate in competitive dog sports or obedience trials, but I do love watching dogs and their handlers having fun, and appreciate how much time it takes on both sides to become proficient.

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.

Coping With Fear

Posted on: July 5, 2020 - No Comments

I’m flying to Portland, Oregon, from Los Angeles and the pilot has just told us that there will be turbulence the closer we get to Portland. It is 53 degrees at our destination with rain and gusty winds. He tells us that our descent is likely to be very bumpy.

The Emergency Drop It

Posted on: July 1, 2020 - No Comments

I lived with a Labrador. She was a hungry hound who was on a constant mission to find food wherever and whenever she could get it. When she reached the grand old age of 16 I thought her food obsession might diminish a little, but it remained as strong as ever.

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 824 – Pet Theft and Vets Get Scanning

Posted on: June 24, 2020 - No Comments

What should you do if your pet is stolen and why should veterinarians scan new patients? Debbie Matthews from www.vetsgetscanning.co.uk joins Victoria to talk about pet theft, Fern’s Law and the importance of compulsory scanning.

Episode 823 – Announcing The UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter

Posted on: June 15, 2020 - No Comments

Victoria is joined by Certified Animal Behaviourist Andrew Hale, to talk about the new UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter and how a different way of viewing canine behavior can improve the human/canine relationship.

Episode 822 – Keeping Your Dog Fit During the Pandemic

Posted on: June 9, 2020 - No Comments

In this episode, Aly Lecznar joins Victoria to talk about canine fitness and how to exercise safely with your dog.

Why I Marched

Posted on: June 7, 2020 - No Comments

I marched today in peaceful support of the change needed regarding the lack of true justice and equality for people of color and minorities. Here's my message to the haters.

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.’

How To Manage Aggressive Behavior

Posted on: May 1, 2020 - No Comments

If you live with a dog that displays aggressive behavior (lunging, growling, or even biting), using management to keep everyone safe is the first priority, along with a good behavior modification plan. What Is Management? One of my favorite descriptions of management is from the book “Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0: New Practical Techniques for Fear, Read More

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.

Most Dogs Already Wanted Social Distancing: Now They Get it!

Posted on: April 20, 2020 - No Comments

But I bet that most of you know that already. The dogs who live in fear or anxiety of people/things/animals that they see in the environment are reveling in the fact that far fewer people are trying to be up close and personal with them now. Their owners probably feel the same relief. But the Read More

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.

Dog Behaviour Conference Now A Global Online Event

Posted on: March 26, 2020 - No Comments

The International Dog Behaviour Conference is a global online event bringing together the most influential, progressive and inspirational pet industry experts with dog lovers, owners, trainers, and professionals from around the world.

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.