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SO WHAT EXACTLY IS
DOGGIE DISH?

Doggie dish is a podcast series...
well, we call 'em "Paws-Casts,"
about dog behavior, dog training,
dog management and other dog care.
 

They're audio recordings of
conversations between dog trainer
Kim Rinehardt, CPDT-KA
and her friend and fellow trainer,
Laura Bourhenne, CPDT-KA.

Covering a variety of subjects and
issues, they originated from
"lunchtime" conversations that the
two trainer have had regularly over
the years.

They're designed to be helpful and
contain plenty of useful information,
but many are also fun...and
sometimes even funny.

So listen, to pick up some good training tips, a few helpful dog management ideas...
and hopefully have some fun along the way.

Enjoy!
#1) Meet Your Hosts
This is just what it sounds like...an introduction to who we are, and why
we began recording Doggie Dish podcasts.
   

#2) Summer Issues
A discussion about some of the potential hazards of the summer season,
as well as suggestions and tips for increasing your dog's comfort and
safety during a hot summer weather.

#3) Puppy's First Days
What is the best age to bring home a new pup? What do puppies learn
when you first bring them home? What is the best time to start training a
puppy? How do you deal with these little creatures who are like
sponges, absorbing anything and everything about their environment?
Answers to these questions and more.

#4) Multi-Dog Households
Helpful ideas for managing a multi-dog household, and how to handle
your resident dogs when you bring a new dog home. Being proactive can
make all the difference in how smoothly the introduction of a new dog
will go. A good listen for anybody with more than one dog (a pack) in
their home.

#5) Body Language Cues
What you say to your dog isn't the only information he receives from
you...which is a probably a necessary thing since human beings tend to
talk a great deal. Because of this, our dogs learn to ignore much of what
we say, and to take in information the from other cues we send out to
them. Learn about how much information your dog picks up from your
body language.

#6) Words as Cues
Learn what you need to know about verbal cues: How important are
they? What makes a good verbal cue? How can you teach your dog to
listen to verbal cues? Why does your dog so often seem to ignore verbal
cues? Knowing more about verbal cues will help you use them effectively.

#7) Training vs. Testing
Would you like to know the secret to a well trained dog?  No problem: if
you want a well trained dog, then you must spend the time to train that
dog...and then resist the urge to test out that training before you've
put in the necessary time to make it reliable. Learn the important
differences between training and testing, and then use that information
to your advantage.

#8) Eye Contact & Name Recognition
Any dog trainer will tell you that these two things are important
when working with a dog. But you may be asking, what's so important
about eye contact and name recognition? And how do I go about
teaching them to my dog? We'll explain the how's and the whys of
both...with a little humor thrown in for good measure.

#9) Motivational Techniques
Learning to effectively motivate them is the key to training all animals.
But what is a motivator and which one is the BEST one to use with your
dog? The answer to that question is one which is best answered by the
pet you are attempting to train. We'll talk about some well known and
often used motivators as well as a couple of less common ones.

#10) Pairing
Some people shy away from reward based training because they are
worried that their dog's behavior will be dependent upon their having a
reward available at all times. But just because you train with food or a
toy, that doesn't mean you have to walk around with these things in
your pocket for the rest of your life. If you pair them up with other
reinforcers early in your dog's training, you can get reliable behavior
without being dependent on any one type of reinforcement.

#11) Crates & Their Uses
Many people have heard of crate training, but that doesn't necessarily
mean they understand how crates can be used effectively. We've
compiled some good information about crates, such as how to choose
the right one for your dog and situation, and how crates can be used in
a humane way, to help you train your puppy or adult dog.

#12) Guilt
Many times, people allow their dogs to get away with problematic
behavior because they "feel bad" when they limit their pet's activities.
We talk about how your guilt can impact the choices you make when
dealing with your dog's behavior, and how this can effect your dog. We
also discuss how it can be a factor in making your pet's life a challenge.

#13) Inadvertent Reinforcement
Sometimes we unintentionally reinforce behavior that we really don't
like, without even knowing that we're doing it...and this is what we call
inadvertent reinforcement. We talk about how this can affect your dog's
behavior and give some examples of ways in which you could be
reinforcing behavior without realizing it. When you know how, you can
avoid this common mistake, as well as the problem behavior it causes
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#14) Preemptive Training
You can save yourself and your dog a lot of problems if you learn
to take a preemptive approach to dog training. Do you anticipate
the possibilities in regard to your dog's behavior?  If you do,
taking preemptive measures can help you to address behavior
problems before they get out of hand. Anticipating behavior and
training your dog to prevent it, can make the process easier...for
you and your dog!

#15) Halloween...a training opportunity?
While this holiday can be fun for many people, it can prove to be
a trying night for some dogs. People in costumes can be
upsetting, and having children repeatedly show up at the door
can be taxing for even the most stable pet. We provide you with
management, safety, and training ideas specifically for Halloween.

#16) Attention Seeking Behavior
Dogs attention seek in a variety of ways...some are quite obvious,
and some not so much. Two L.A.dog trainers give you examples of
both, as well as provide you with some guidelines for identifying
this type of behavior.

#17) Boredom & Enrichment
Excessive boredom can often times be the underlying reason
behind a pet dog's misbehavior. And the antidote?...ENRICHMENT!  
We'll provide you with some examples of enrichment activities
which may minimize and sometimes even eliminate your dog's
destructive or annoying behavior.

#18) When to Seek a Trainer
We help you to identify when it's time to put down the self help
manuals and speak with a professional. We also give some advice
on how to choose a trainer.

#19) Dogs for Protection
Many people enjoy that protection that they believe a dog brings
into their lives. But sometimes people mistakenly believe that a
dog who is showing aggressive tendencies is the most likely dog
to be good protection, when all they actually have is a potential
liability. We talk about the protection that dogs provide for us,
and about the myth that is often perpetuated on TV and in
movies, ie: the "push button" protection dog.

#20) Nuisance Barking
In city areas there are noise ordinances, barking dogs can result
in owners facing fines and other penalties. But nuisance barking
can be the result of a bored, under-stimulated dog, who has
been left alone for long periods of time. We explore this noisy
topic, and suggest possible proactive measures to avoid the
problem.

#21) 2nd Dog Syndrome
It can be difficult to be the "second dog" in a household and that
first dog can be a tough act to follow. People tend to forget the
trials they experienced once their dog has become a well
behaved member of the family. This and "jealousy" are two of the
most common conditions of what we call, "second dog syndrome."

#22) When You're Ready for a New Dog
Taking the time to think things through before you bring a new
dog home can mean the difference between a thoroughly
enjoyable experience and a real bummer. Here we make some
suggestions about things to be considered, as well as to help you
select well when you believe the time is right to get a new dog.

#23) Chasing & Prey Drive
It’s a tragedy when a dog chases and injures or kills any small
animal. Unfortunately, it’s behavior that’s often been tolerated
to some extent, right up until it turns deadly. Prey drive exists in
all dogs, but it’s possible to inhibit the behavior patterns driven
by it, if you learn to recognize them and understand how.

#24) Management
Fenced yards, leashes, baby gates, and crates...all of these can
be used as management tools. Everyone will use mangement at
some point in their dog's life. It's certainly a critical component
when working through any type of behavior problem. We explore
some potential management situations, and supply you with ideas
for managing when the need arises.

#25) Dogs & Holidays
Unfortunately the hectic nature of the holiday season makes it
difficult to properly supervise the dog. and this can lead to
problems: such as behavior that gets out of control, dogs that
get loose, or an emergency vet visit when Fido has over indulged
on rich food, or chewed on something dangerous. But these dog
problems don't have to be part of the holiday season. In this
podcast we offer suggestions for helping dog owners think pro-
actively and avoid problems altogether.
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please e-mail us at dogdishtopics@yahoo.com
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Below is a list of all podcast. To begin listening, click on the titile.
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