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Episode 73

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Episode 73 / 1st July 2022

73 Planning a Summer Getaway? Here’s What You Might Be Asking

Are you looking ahead to the next few months and wondering how travel, holidays, or vacations might affect your dog’s separation anxiety?

If so, then check out the answers to the top 5 questions that I get asked every summer about how a break will affect your dog, their condition, and their separation anxiety training.

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Episode 70

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Episode 70 / 6th April 2022

70 Relax! What We Really Mean by Relaxation in Separation Anxiety Training and Why That Matters

You might be thinking you aren’t ever going to make any progress with separation anxiety training because your dog won’t stay on her bed. Or maybe she starts on the sofa but always follows you to the door and waits there.

She needs to relax, right? Well, yes and no. We definitely need our dogs to show no anxiety when doing home alone training. But that doesn’t mean she has to stay put. Listen to find out more.

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Episode 69

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Episode 69 / 24th March 2022

069 Why We Expect Too Much of Dogs and How to Redress The Balance

So many behaviors that come naturally to dogs are problems for us humans. Think barking, chewing, jumping up, counter-surfing – you name it! No wonder dogs get confused and get it wrong. And no wonder we get frustrated.

That’s why in this episode, I’m thrilled to share an interview with Jane Robinson, Chair of the Association for Pet Dog Trainers, UK, about our expectations for dogs, and how we can make our communication with them less frustrating for all concerned.

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Episode 65

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Episode 65 / 8th January 2022

Which Way Would Dogs Vote?

No dog ever voted for being left home alone. But we can give them choice during separation anxiety training.

Let’s dive into what that choice looks like and explore tips for how to introduce choice into the separation anxiety training you do with your dog.

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Episode 64

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Episode 64 / 8th December 2021

Does It Ever Pay To Train When You/re Away From Home?

During the holidays, many of us are on the road visiting family and friends. And I’m often asked whether it’s worth training when you’re away.

That’s why in this episode I dive into the pros and cons of doing separation anxiety training away from home. If you’re traveling this festive season, tune in to find out what your best plan of action should be!

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Episode 63

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Episode 63 / 9th November 2021

Answered! Your Most Frequently Asked Questions (Part 1)

Having seen 1000s of owners go through separation anxiety training, I’ve got a pretty good sense of the most common questions people have, to say the least!

That’s why in this episode and next, I’m giving you the answers to the most frequently questions that come up.

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Episode 62

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Episode 62 / 23rd October 2021

Emergency! What to Do When You’re Left with No Choice but to Leave Your Dog

As much as I know you’re 100% committed to managing absences, what happens in an emergency? As horrible as it is to think about bad things happening is does pay to have a contingency plan should disaster strike.

In this episode, I look at how to plan for those rare occurrences where you might, just might, need to leave your dog.

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Episode 61

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Episode 61 / 17th October 2021

7 Facts About Crating That You Absoluetly Need To Know

I see way too much muddled and confusing advice about crates, and I can see that many of you struggle to get your head around whether or not to crate your dog.

To clear things up, this episode covers the seven facts about crating that you absolutely need to know.

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Episode 60

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Episode 60 / 9th October 2021

Why You Absolutely Must Leave Your Puppy Home Alone

You’ve heard the horror stories about people getting pandemic puppies only to find that their pup grows into a dog they can’t leave. You’re so scared that this will happen to your puppy that you just don’t dare leave him.

You’ve taken on board all the advice about how this is a bad strategy. But you missed the bit about how you do need to leave them – as long as you so within context of gradual home-alone training.

In this episode I’m going to show you why, if you’re worried about leaving your puppy, you don’t need to be concerned, as long as you do it safely and gently and follow a structured training plan.

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Episode 59

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Episode 59 / 2nd October 2021

Is It Really a Problem If Your Dog Really Follows You To the Door?

You’ve started training. You manage to get to the door or even out of the door but your dog is following you the whole time.

Big problem, right? Well, maybe but maybe not. In this episode, I explain when following is okay and when it’s not. And I look out what to do with a dog who waits by the door.

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