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Episode 45

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Episode 45 / 14th October 2020

5 Tips for When You Feel Like Quitting Training

Separation anxiety training is hard, unrewarding, and definitely not the most fun thing you'll ever do with your dog. Everyone at some point wants to give up.

But before you do throw in the towel, check out my 5 tips for helping you get back on track.

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Episode 44

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Episode 44 / 22nd August 2020

Is Separation Anxiety Training Acutally Unethical? NO. Here's why.

I've heard some chatter recently that separation anxiety training is unethical and inhumane. But people have to go out. Dogs need to be able to cope with that.

What is actually unethical is NOT giving them the skills they need to be okay with inevitable alone time. Tune in to find out more.

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Episode 43

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Episode 43 / 14th August 2020

Why I'm So Passionately For AND Against Crates

It can seem really confusing when your dog will sleep all night in a crate but when you try to leave your dog in a crate when you go out he loses it.

But how can we work out when it's right to use a crate and what do we do when crating goes wrong? Listen to find out.

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Episode 42

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Episode 42 / 11th June 2020

Making Your Dog Happy-Why it Matters and How Science Shows Us What to do

Should we worry about our dog’s happiness? Yes! Can we improve their lives and make them happier? Absolutely we can.

And in this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Zazie Todd, Author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy.

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Episode 41

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Episode 41 / 28th May 2020

Not One, but TWO dogs with SA-How Jen Struggled, Managed and Succeeded

In this podcast, I interview Jen Sadler, the owner of Gus, the amazing Shih Tzu Tibetan Spaniel cross. Jen's hard work helped Gus triumph over his separation anxiety.

Their journey was not a short one. But after the span of a year, and despite the adoption of another dog with separation anxiety (!), the whole family is now in a very happy place.

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Episode 40

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Episode 40 / 15th May 2020

Fetch! (It's Time to Set the Record Straight)

Fetch gets such bad press. It’s all too often billed as an activity that does nothing but gets dogs amped-up and stressed-out. There is no evidence to support this.

In fact, we do have volumes of evidence that not providing animals with access to activities they are genetically wired to do (like fetch) is bad for their anxiety.

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Episode 39

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Episode 39 / 9th May 2020

5 Big Separation Anxiety Lockdown Myths

It's almost impossible to avoid not having a read an article or seen something on the news telling you your dog will absolutely lose it when you go back to work.

The thing is, this might not be the case. As ever with dogs, there's lots of misinformation and plenty of myths. That's why, this week, I bust the Big 5 Separation Anxiety Lockdown Myths.

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Episode 38

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Episode 38 / 19th April 2020

Is It True That Quarantine is Bad News for Separation Anxiety?

Are you worried that being with your dog 24/7 will make his separation anxiety worse?

If so then tune into this episode where I'll share with you the science of what exactly is going on with your dog's brain when he's got constant company. And I'll give you some tips and tricks to help you return to normality without your dog going into complete meltdown

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Episode 37

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Episode 37 / 6th March 2020

What To Do When Reactivity and separation Anxiety Collide!

What do you do when you can’t leave your dog at home but his reactivity prevents you from leaving him somewhere else?

In this episode, I’m going to share how — with a bit more work, admittedly — you can manage absences even if your dog is reactive.

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Episode 36

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Episode 36 / 27th February 2020

Pain in Dogs- Why It's An Even Bigger Deal Than We Think, But Often So Easy To Miss

In this episode, I chat with the amazing Julie McKinney Miller a canine physical therapist (physio to those of us outside the US) who educates and empowers dog parents about physical therapy, massage, exercise.

Julie spills the beans and busts some longstanding myths about physical conditioning, injury, exercise, and pain.

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Episode 35

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Episode 35 / 21st February 2020

Rethinking the Big 4 Myths of Departure Cue Training

What if all the training we've been doing with departure cues and triggers could be simplified? What if we didn't have to worry about departure triggers at all?

In this episode I'm going to explain why I think we can make things simpler, thus setting us and our dogs up for more success.

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Episode 34

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Episode 34 / 14th February 2020

6 Things You Need To Do If You Feel Like Quitting Training

Like everyone, you're going to have moments where you want to give up separation anxiety training.

Yes, it's hard. It's often boring. But it is doable and will be worth it. Listen to find out that 6 things that will help turn things around for you when you're at your lowest ebb.

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Episode 33

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Episode 33 / 6th February 2020

Are You Really The Problem? Separation Axiety Cause and Prevention

Seems like when it comes to separation anxiety it’s all our fault—or so we’re told.

That’s why in this episode I’m going to bust that particular myth (yes, it’s a BIG myth!). And I’m going to dive into what you could have done to prevent separation anxiety.

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Episode 32

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Episode 32 / 31st January 2020

5 Steps To Helping Your New Rescue Get Over HIs Fear Of Being Alone

Have you adopted a dog only to find that they aren’t settling in quite as you’d hoped?

If so, this episode is for you as I’m going to share my 5 recommended steps for getting a rescue dog over their fear of being alone in their new home.

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Episode 31

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Episode 31 / 24th January 2020

What's The ONE Thing That Makes All The Difference to Separation Anxiety Recovery?

Consistency is crucial to getting your dog over separation anxiety – consistency. Interestingly though, most of us often overlook consistency, instead focusing on absolute duration.

Learn more about why predictablity is so critical and how you can ensure your training delivers consistency.

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Episode 30

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Episode 30 / 3rd January 2020

Why Some Solutions That Seem to Work Aren't Actually Working for Your Dog

Let's look at why some so-called solutions might not be working for you, and why, if we asked your dog, your dog would say they definitely don't work for them.

I'll also explain the kind, humane solution that does work and is dog-approved!

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Episode 29

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Episode 29 / 6th December 2019

Why Is There so Much Owner Guilt? (name on libsyn) on website called How To Beat The Guilt That Comes With Owning A Dog With SEparation Anxiety

There are so many ways in which owners whose dogs have separation anxiety have to deal with guilt.

And in this episode we’re going to look at those guilty feelings and I’ll going to share my tips for helping you feel less guilty (even though that might seem hard!).

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Episode 28

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Episode 28 / 26th November 2019

Why I Committed to Writing a Book (Even ThoughI knew It Would Take Over My Life!)

Writing my book, Be Right Back! was a labour of love and it comes from the heart.

I want to share with you the story of how the book came about, and how the book get help you get your dog over separation anxiety.

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Episode 27

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Episode 27 / 20th September 2019

Tips For Moving House When Your Dog Has Separation Anxiety

Moving house is hard enough but when your dog has separation anxiety it becomes a whole new level of difficult.

In this episode I’ll help you make your move go smoothly, whether you’ve already moved or are thinking about moving.

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Episode 26

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Episode 26 / 6th September 2019

Pro Tips for Helping Your Puppy Be Happy Home Alone

Instead of just assuming that your puppy is going to be okay when you leave, you need to teach your puppy home alone skills, just as you would teach them house training or leash walking.

If you have a new puppy, or are thinking about getting one, tune in to find out how to help him or her to be happy on when left.

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