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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 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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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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Episode 58

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Episode 58 / 25th September 2021

It Happens to Trainers Too!

In this episode I'm chatting to Certified SA Pro Trainers, Beth Berkobien and Jo Sellers, about their own dogs' journeys with separation anxiety.

They share their stories and give you some trainers tips for how best you can navigate the separation anxiety journey.

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Episode 57

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Episode 57 / 18th September 2021

When Myths Become Truths

There are so many separation anxiety myths out there and too many people talk about myths as if there were facts.

But how do myths become truths? And how on earth can you know what to believe when it comes to separation anxiety training advice Tune into this episode to find out!

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Episode 56

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Episode 56 / 11th September 2021

Can You Ever Really Convince A Skeptical Other Half?

Has your dog's separation anxiety been the cause of a few tense moments between you and your other half?

If this sounds familiar, then tune into this episode where I share my tips for doing separation anxiety training the right way even if your partner isn't bought into the training method.

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Episode 55

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Episode 55 / 4th September 2021

The 7 Common Separation Anxiety Training Errors-And What You Can Learn From Them

Separation anxiety training takes effort and it takes time. And there are a fair few mistakes that are easy to commit and which make training all the harder.

That's why, in the episode, I spill the beans on the errors that I see people make over and over. I'll also share my tips and tricks to help you avoid these, and so ensuring your training far more efficient and much less painful!

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Episode 54

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Episode 54 / 8th January 2021

Why You Need To Know What's Normal For Your Dog

When we're deep into separation anxiety training we get really good at observing our dogs when they are alone.

But in order to understand what's going on when doing departure training, we have to know what's normal for our dogs. Tune into this episode for tips on reading your dog in all sorts of situations.

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Episode 53

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Episode 53 / 23rd December 2020

A Guide to the Technology You Need for Training

Separation anxiety training has been revolutionized by video technology, in particular being able to watch your dog remotely.

In this episode I explain why tech matters and I guide you through your options, fancy and not-so-fancy. There's an option for every budget and it needn't be daunting.

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Episode 52

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Episode 52 / 9th December 2020

Could Training Be Making Your Dog Worse?

It might not make much sense – you train, and train, and train, but your dog's anxiety seems to be getting worse not better.

Well, it can happen. But it is totally avoidable.
So, if you think separation anxiety training is actually making your dog clingier and more on edge tune in to find out what to do.

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