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Episode 75

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Episode 075 / 23rd December 2022

075 The Truth About Whether Your Anxiety Caused Your Dog’s Anxiety

Anxious people create anxiety in their dogs, don’t they? Perhaps you’ve been told that. Perhaps you’ve thought that. It seems so plausible that it must be true, right? Well, not so fast. There isn’t a ton of evidence, especially as it relates to separation anxiety.

That’s why in this podcast I debunk this theory, and explain why it’s unhelpful, limited thinking. Tune in to find out more.

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Episode 74

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Episode 074 / 17th December 2022

074 How To Deal With Judgy Comments and Unhelpful Advice This Festive Season

It’s that time of year: gathering with friends and family for special times and…conversations about your dog.

If you’re dreading the barrage of unsolicited tips, then tune into my latest podcast episode, where I dive into the most common bits of advice, and least helpful questions that I hear pet parents dealing with over and over again.
And for each one, I share my tips on how to handle them.

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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 72

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Episode 72 / 17th June 2022

72 How To Stop the Feeling that Training is Taking Over Your Life

Does it sometimes feel like separation anxiety training is taking over your life? So much so that you sometimes feel like it’s all you do?

If this sounds like you then check-out my super practical tips for making separation anxiety training fit your life, not be your whole life.

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Episode 71

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Episode 71 / 26th April 2022

71 What’s Really Going On in Your Dog’s Brain When Training Wobbles

Oh, those infuriating dips, drops, setbacks, and regression. There isn’t a dog parent out there who doesn’t go through ups and downs in separation anxiety training.The thing is, though, what we see as confounding and confusion variable progression is actually very normal. And when we understand what’s going on in a dog’s brain when they learn to be home alone, it makes begins to make so much sense.

Tune in to find out more what happens as your dog learns, and how you can use that information to improve your 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 68

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Episode 68 / 20th March 2022

068 3 Strategies for Self-Compassion with Christal Allen-Harrahill

When we see war and devastation in the news everyday it can be easy to think that our problems don’t matter. But someone else’s suffering doesn’t make your situation magically okay.
That’s why in this episode, I chatted with Certified Life Coach, Christal Allen-Harrahill and asked her to share her tips for dealing with our own emotions while processing the disasters we see unfold around the world.

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Episode 67

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Episode 67 / 13th March 2022

4 Separation Anxiety Notions You Need To Reject

Sadly, we are fed a huge volume of incorrect advice about separation anxiety. When we get bombarded with information, we start to believe what we are told, whether that information is fact-based or not.

That’s why, in this episode, I go through four of the most commonly-held beliefs that we need to reject.

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Episode 66

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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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