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The Dog Show with Nick and Joe

The Dog Show with Nick and Joe

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Nick White is the founder of globally recognized dog training business, Off Leash K9 Training. With over 130+ locations throughout the world and called upon by the top celebrities in the country for training, Nick's level of expertise, sarcasm, and sense-of-humor is sure to delight!

Joe Zitzelberger is the manager of Off Leash K9 Training and also is an expert in the field of dog training. Joe owns many locations throughout the country, as well! With his equal sense-of-humor, passion, and knowledge; Joe and Nick often clash in a humorous way on different topics throughout the world!
18 Episodes
The Tales of a Professional Pet Sitter with Laura Vorreyer, Ep #18
Laura Vorreyer is a successful entrepreneur with a dog walking and pet sitting business in L.A. Her business has grown so much that she has had to open another location and hire more dog walkers. She is also the author of the spunky new book, The Pet Sitter’s Tale. Laura joins Joe and Nick on episode 18 of The Dog Show to share stories of her dog walking and pet sitting adventures in L.A. You’ll love to hear about Laura’s adventures as a professional pet sitter, so don’t miss this episode of The Dog Show. How did Laura’s life ‘go to the dogs’?Laura moved to L.A. with big dreams to do the makeup of the stars. After failing fantastically at that dream someone asked her to walk their dog. She realized then if she pivoted that this could be her road to success. Laura had black labs growing up and is partial to that breed, but she loves breeds. She has worked hard to build her clientele and has made up to 16 stops a day all over L.A. This hard work has opened the door for her bring in other dog walkers and open another location in the L.A. area. Listen to Laura’s fun-loving story of perseverance and get the inside scoop on the dog walking industry from a professional pet sitter on this episode of The Dog Show.Laura tells about the ups and downs of entrepreneurshipAfter starting her pet sitting company, Your Dog’s Best Friend, she got so busy that work began to take over her life. She knew she had to set some parameters so that she wasn’t so overwhelmed with work. She now has clear rules and her clients understand that hers is not an on-demand dog walking service. Laura even developed a way to minimize messes with her invention the Doggie Doo All. She tried to take this idea to the reality show, Shark Tank, but apparently, there are too many pet products out there! You’ll love to hear Laura’s plucky attitude and fun-loving spirit when you listen to this episode of The Dog Show.What was Laura’s inspiration to write her book?After moving to L.A. from the midwest Laura discovered that there was a whole new world to pet care out west. She knew she wanted to write a book about her adventures one day, so she began to take notes about some of the funny incidents that happened to her and her charges on the job. Her book, The Pet Sitter's Tale paints a vivid portrait of the pampered lives of celebrity dogs. Listen to Laura tell the tale of the dog that passed away while pet sitting, you won’t want to miss hearing about the wildest thing that happened to her while pet sitting. Can dog walking be a route to dog training?Some people have asked Laura what is the best way to become a dog trainer. Joe and Nick think that dog walking could be a fantastic introduction to the world of dogs. They often would prefer that a dog trainer has no experience at all rather than years of poor experience training dogs the wrong way. Nick advises that if you have a passion for dogs, find a mentor and offer to help them out. It shouldn’t be about the money, but instead the love of dogs. Listen to Nick and Joe’s advice on getting into the field of dog training on episode 18 of The Dog Show.
The Service Dog Certification Problem is No Joke with Drew Lynch, Ep #17
Nick and Joe talk about service dog certification, annoying people, and traveling with dogs on this episode of The Dog Show with special guest, Drew Lynch. Drew won second place on season 10 of America’s Got Talent. He is a hilariously funny comedian with two YouTube shows, both of which include his own service dog named Stella. Drew chats with Nick and Joe about his experience on America’s Got Talent, life with a service dog, and traveling with service dogs on this episode of The Dog Show. You’ll want to listen to this episode to hear Drew bring humor to the reality of what life is like traveling with a service dog.What has Drew’s experience been with traveling with his service dog Stella? Comedian, Drew Lynch’s service dog Stella, travels with him everywhere. Since Drew travels all over the world on his comedy tour he has had plenty of interactions at airports with security, flight attendants, and the general public. Drew tries not to let negative experiences get him down. He sees himself as an educator to the public about service dogs and their role in society. Service dogs are a hot topic especially in the travel sector due to the recent incidents on some airlines. Listen to Drew put his humorous spin on traveling with a service dog on this episode of The Dog Show.Does it drive Drew Lynch crazy to see fake service dogs? There has been an uprising in the number of service dogs in the world lately. Everyone wants their pet to be able to travel with them at no cost, but some airlines are beginning to crack down. Unfortunately, many dogs are being labeled as service dogs when they aren't and being used by their owners to receive special privileges. This sham affects the reputation of real service dogs everywhere. Service dogs are a valuable aid to the people that need them. Drew sees himself as an advocate of service dogs and he tries to inform the public about their role through his comedy and his YouTube shows. Listen to Drew as he hilariously describes his interactions with people and his service dog Stella on this episode of The Dog Show. The service dog system is messed upThe service dog system right now is like the wild west. Anyone and everyone can claim that their random animal is a service animal. There have been peacocks and guinea pigs flying on planes simply because their owners don’t want to leave their beloved pets at home or pay the price to ship them. It’s all well and good to have a favored pet, but this sham gives legitimate service dogs a terrible reputation. There needs to be a line between pets and service dogs and actual guidelines to regulate this chaos. Listen in to hear Nick, Joe, and Drew all weigh in on this subject in a compelling discussion on this episode of The Dog Show.Nick and Joe have the solution to the service dog problemThe line between service dogs and pets has been blurred. There are probably more fake service animals out there than legitimate ones. A real solution is going to take some sort of regulation or a set of guidelines. Some cities and counties have started adopting guidelines, but nothing has been consistent throughout the country. If there were a nationwide service dog certification this could really help. It might not be appropriate for the feds to step in, but they will soon if something doesn’t change. Nick and Joe have the perfect solution to the service dog certification problem, so listen to episode 17 to hear how to solve it.
The Ins and Outs of Dog Photography with Dawn Rabinowitz, Ep #16
Dawn Rabinowitz is the guest on this episode of The Dog Show. Dawn is the premier dog photographer and has worked with everyone who is anyone in the industry. She has an impressive portfolio that ranges from the covers of Working Dog Magazine to Canine Chronicle. Dawn uses her heart to guide her as she photographs dogs and their handlers in some of the most interesting situations. She has been privileged enough to go on building searches with the military and police due to her highly regarded reputation in the industry. If you are interested in learning more about photography or want to hear about how she is able to educate the public with her images then listen to this episode of The Dog Show.How did Dawn get to where she is today?Dawn has spent time, money, and effort to get where she is as a photographer. She sees her own dog as her passport which has opened doors and helped her achieve her status as one of the best dog photographers in the industry. She uses her heart to guide her and becomes part of the landscape, she tries to blend in and stay out of the way and let the dogs really shine through in her photographs. This strategy enables her to get the best shot. She loves that she is able to educate people with her images. She has been on building searches with the military and has worked with the police, all due to her level of trust established in the industry. Listen to Dawn tell her story on this episode of The Dog Show.What is more important education or equipment? Dawn feels that education trumps equipment, hands down. It’s fun to have great equipment, but if you don’t know how to use it you still won’t get great shots. Photographic education teaches you timing and how to react at the moment and engage in the subject. It is important to learn how to dial in your timing. The reason is that the best camera that you have is the one you have with you at the moment. Dawn feels so strongly that education is important that she even got certified as a professional photographer. Dawn has fantastic advice for learning how to photograph, so listen to this episode of The Dog Show to hear more. What is her advice to someone that wants to learn how to shoot?If you want to learn how to take great images it is important to get out of automatic mode in your camera. Learn how to use the manual mode of your camera so that you can select the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. You can pay for a good course or even learn from YouTube. The most important things to look for in a teacher are; ensure that they are a good and knowledgeable photographer themselves and they need to be a good teacher. If you are interested in learning more about photography, listen to this episode of The Dog Show to hear Dawn’s advice on the best way to learn. What does Dawn Rabinowitz suggest as a good camera for a beginner? Dawn is a Canon girl. She learned on a Canon and she continues to use one to this day. She feels that although the camera is important, the lens you use is even more important. The lenses are your brushes as if you were a painter. The Canon Digital Rebel line is a wonderful starting camera for the amateur photographer. Dawn recommends B and H photo as a great resource if you need help choosing a camera for yourself. Dawn discusses lighting and even her favorite equipment that she uses. Find out which lens is her favorite when working with dogs by listening to this episode of The Dog Show. How to live in the present moment as a photographerIt seems like everyone walks around with their camera phones or their cameras out at every big, meaningful event. But when was the last time you looked back at all of your pictures of fireworks, friends' weddings, or concerts? The truth is nobody really cares about all of your pictures of these things, so why aren’t you just enjoying the moment? It can be hard to stay focused and in the present moment especially when you are a photographer. Dawn admits that she often uses her camera as a shield to block out the rest of the world. Dawn shares the strategies that help her stay focused on the here and now on episode 16 of The Dog Show.
Over The Top Dog Sports Through The Protection Sports Association with Jerry Bradshaw, Ep #15
The Protection Sports Association (PSA) is the brainchild of Nick and Joe’s guest today: Jerry Bradshaw. Jerry was already a highly accomplished trainer before starting the PSA and wanted to create an organization that added a little more challenge to the dog sports industry, so PSA was born. PSA trials are some of the most intense, taking trainers and dogs years to become level 3 certified. In this conversation, you’ll get to hear Jerry’s explanation of why he started the Protection Sports Association, what the goals are of the organization, how dogs are trained, and what the results are in most cases. You'll even learn how to start your own PSA club in your area. This is a far-ranging but engaging conversation, so don’t miss out!Why Jerry started the Protection Sports Association when other training approaches already existedThere were many successful and highly lauded dog training approaches already in existence when Jerry decided to establish the PSA. What was the reason he felt an additional dog sports organization was needed? First, he says he thought he could organize one that was better run and better organized than most, but he also thought he’d be able to bring a level of competition and skill to the training industry that had yet to be seen. He didn’t disappoint. The Protection Sports Association trials that happen all over the world are some of the most intense, challenging you’ll find. In this conversation, Jerry discusses what goes into PSA training and competitions, and why it’s vital to adequately equip both dogs and handlers for the dangers and situations they may one day face in real life scenarios.There’s a unique camaraderie among PSA competitorsIn most dog sports organizations there’s an incredible amount of politics and rivalry that goes on behind the scenes. It would be a lie to say those don’t exist at all within the Protection Sports Association, but it’s truly uncommon. Jerry points out that there is a very unusual sense of camaraderie and friendship that grows among PSA participants and competitors, so much so that the sport has been able to avoid much of the politics that is typical of dog sports. Find out how Jerry goes about ensuring that those who win are truly deserving (rather than friends or favorites of the judges), how he finds and enlists judges with character and integrity, and why PSA is a necessary addition to the dog sports industry, on this episode of The Dog Show, with Nick and Joe.Could your dog make it through a PSA 3 trial?It’s inevitable in every one of these interviews that someone is going to ask whether a champion dog in one dog sport would be able to enter directly into another. When it comes to the PSA, Jerry says he’s seen dogs from other sports do well, but they never enter the PSA with an advantage of any kind. That’s because the PSA approach throws all kinds of challenges and obstacles at the dog and its trainer that they have never seen before, and those obstacles change with every trial. There is absolutely no way a trainer can anticipate all the hurdles his/her dog will face, so the focus has to be on the overall discipline and obedience of the dog. It’s fascinating to hear everything that could happen in a PSA level 3 trial, so be sure you listen - and assess whether YOUR dog would be able to make it through successfully.Pressure is different for each dog, so all dogs need significant trainingWhen training dogs for protection, law enforcement, or military use it’s important to expose them to the possible pressures they will face when they are in the field. The Protection Sports Association approach is aimed at doing exactly that. Jerry says that no breed or particular type of training is adequate to prepare every dog for every type of pressure they could possibly face. Each dog experiences pressure and stress differently and requires patient, consistent training to make them a reliable tool in their handler’s arsenal of weapons. Jerry has incredible insights into what makes for effective dog training and he shares his philosophy on exposing dogs to pressure on a number of levels, on this episode.
Schutzhund Training / IPO Training: 2 Experts Share Everything You Need To Know, Ep #14
IPO / Schutzhund Training is a three-part sport that includes tracking, obedience, and protection phases, and a dog competing in the sport must pass all three phases. That a very basic definition of a demanding and growing sport. But if you want to hear more, this episode is about that. The guests on this episode are experienced IPO / Schutzhund Training competitors who know the sport from the inside out. They share the basics of what goes into IPO, how dogs and trainers can get started, and speak extensively about the levels of competition and how the progression works. It’s an exciting and informative conversation you won’t want to miss.What is Schutzhund Training?Schutzhund Training, now commonly referred to as IPO is one of the most competitive, serious types of sport training for both dogs and trainers. It’s a training regimen and competition that has a global reach, hosting international competitions. The guests Joe speaks with on this episode are some of the top-level competitors in the sport and speak knowledgeably and with strong opinions about what it takes to become a dedicated IPO participant. You’ll learn the basics of what goes into good Schutzhund Training, why the sport is so popular, why it continues to grow, and why some people chose IPO over other methods of training or dog sports.IPO Training is a contact sport. If you’re going to do it, you have to take seriouslyJust like any sport, training is involved in order to seriously compete in IPO. Injuries are real and very common, so the more fit and ready for the demands of the competition you are, the better off you’ll be. The same holds true for the dogs you work with. In this conversation, the guys chat about what goes into effective training, they explain why it’s so important, and also make recommendations about how those interested in IPO can get started through their local clubs or organizations. Be sure to listen - you may just find your new passion.Effective Schutzhund Training should be focused on Title 3 competition from the startThe competitions that exist in the IPO / Schutzhund world progress in stages - Title 1, Title 2, and Title 3 - each one being progressively more comprehensive and difficult for the dog than the one before. The trainers on this episode all agree it’s much better to train from the start so the dog can eventually compete at a Title 3 level. It only makes sense - if a dog can handle the pressure and requirements of Title 3, it will be able to handle Title 2 or Title 1, it’s just a matter of removing some of the activities it will be required to do for participation in each level. You can get more insights about the IPO / Schutzhund approach, on this episode.There are two things every good dog trainer must have: consistency and patienceWhether we’re talking about Schutzhund Training or any other kind of training, all training that occurs will only be as good as the person doing the training. And trainers must have two things: consistency and patience. If you underestimate the amount of time and repetition involved in effectively training your dog, you won’t experience the results you could, no matter how smart or good your dog is. And if you don’t have the patience to allow your animal to learn at its own pace, you’ll cause undue frustration and problems in the training. Listen to this episode to hear how the Schutzhund approach teaches obedience through both of those qualities.
Behind the Scenes of K9 Guardians with Paul Ludwig and Sam Edmonds, Ep #13
Paul Ludwig and Sam Edmonds from The oh-so-real K9 Guardians movie join The Dog Show for an exciting conversation about working dogs. They get into the nitty-gritty behind the scenes from the movie. Learn about what worked for them and what didn’t. If you think the movie is raw, then you need to hear what really went on behind the scenes of this one of a kind movie. Sam and Paul get real about bite training, E-collars, internet trolls, the best breeds and much, much more. Listen to this episode to hear the brutal honesty that Paul and Sam offer in this lively conversation. What was Sam Edmonds’ vision for the K9 Guardians movie?When Sam had the idea to make the K9 Guardians movie he wanted to show the brutal honesty of working dog training. The movie has some great scenes, it is raw and real. But it didn’t turn out exactly the way Sam had envisioned. Sam felt it wasn’t raw enough, but there is only so much that people can handle watching so they had to strike a balance and avoid scaring off some viewers. Even though it wasn’t as brutal as Sam wanted it is still the best working dog movie out there. Make sure you watch the movie on YouTube and listen to this episode to hear more about Sam and Paul’s vision of the movie and all things working dog related. How many working dogs out on the streets haven’t received enough trainingMany people think of working dogs as well trained pets, but they are not. Working dogs have a job and their job is to protect the lives of the officers they serve with. If they haven’t received enough training or the right kind of training they will not react appropriately in any given situation. The majority of people don’t realize that what these dogs do can either save a life or end a life. If they spook at the sound of gunfire or won’t bite a person that doesn’t appear to be aggressive then the dog could cost officers their lives. The dogs need to be trained to the reality of any situation that could arise. Listen to this episode of The Dog Show to hear Sam and Paul talk more about the realities of working dog training.Can anyone buy a Malinois or German Shepard and train them at home and expect them to be a reliable personal protection dog?Everyone loves to watch dog training YouTube videos and then they expect that they can get the same results with a few hours of training their pet at home. The truth is that dogs that aren’t professionally trained are just reacting to each situation. You never know how they will react to a specific situation. You cannot rely on this family pet to really protect you in a fight. Whereas professionally trained dogs are trained for pain, confrontation, and danger and properly trained personal protection dogs can cost about $25,000. Paul Ludwig and Sam Edmonds tell it like it is in episode 13 of The Dog Show, so listen in to hear all that you can expect from your family pet. How do Sam Edmonds and Paul Ludwig ensure that the canines they train are reliable?Only the best training can ensure that a dog will react appropriately to any given situation. As a trainer, you’re only as good as your imagination. So a trainer must envision all kinds of situations. This training ensures that the dog will not always have to rely on the handler to make decisions. If it’s handler is incapacitated the dog needs to be able to make the right choice on its own. The handler should ensure that the dog is not confused about anything and that it is clear on its job. If the dog is allowed to be pet by strangers then it can become confused in a dangerous situation. Listen to Sam Edmonds and Paul Ludwig get real about working dog training on this episode of The Dog Show.
Listener Questions: from E-Collars to Puppy Desensitization and Everywhere in Between, Ep #12
Finally a Q & A with your favorite dog trainers in the industry. On this episode of The Dog Show Nick, Joe, and Shawn tackle dozens of listener questions. The discussion leads to E-collars, puppy desensitization, how to introduce new dogs, whether or not you should go to dog parks, whether or not you should get littermates and so much more. If you have any questions on dogs and dog training the guys probably cover it in episode 12. You won’t want to miss this episode, so listen up to hear your questions answered by two of the most renowned trainers in the industry.Is there something you can be doing to get a dog ready for training?A few listeners have asked whether they should train their dog before they bring them in for training. There are a couple of different ways that you can help your dog prepare for training. You can help your dog get ready for a training program by helping them with desensitization and teaching socialization skills. This will help the dog become more confident. These traits are character building and are even more important to develop in dogs than obedience. Listen to this episode for tips on how to prepare your dog for training by learning how to build these characteristics in your dog before they ever come to obedience school.What is the best way to introduce new dogs?Introducing dogs to other dogs should always be done in a neutral location and never in either dog’s home. Dogs feel territorial in their homes and can become aggressive. An open field is a great idea. Ensure that both dogs have a level of obedience already. They need to be off leash since putting them on a leash inhibits their natural behaviors and they cannot show body language and perform their natural communication. Another important factor is having relaxed handlers. Dogs can feel if you are nervous and will act accordingly. To hear more tips on how to introduce two dogs and to hear the guys’ thoughts on dog meetups, in general, listen to episode 12 of The Dog Show.How do you control a dog that isn’t treat-motivated?E-collars are a necessary training tool for many dogs. Not every dog is treat-motivated and an E-collar is a great way to gain full control of an otherwise uncontrollable dog. The guys weigh in on the E-collar ban in Scotland in their no-holds-barred fashion. They also answer listener questions about interference from wifi, whether the collars can be submerged in water and proper fitting. An E-collar is an excellent training tool, but the fit needs to be just right for it to work properly on the canine. If you are curious about E-collars then you’ll have many questions answered in episode 12 of The Dog Show.Should you take your dog to a dog park or a dog daycare?Dog daycares have a screening process and they don’t allow just any dog to walk through the door. The dogs that attend have to have proper shot records and it is supervised by trained professionals. Dog parks are a bit different. The guys love dog parks for training purposes, but they don’t actually step foot inside. Dog parks are busy places with people and other dogs coming in and out so they make great places to practice essential training skills. But Nick, Joe, and Shawn all agree that they would never step foot inside a dog park. Find out why on this episode of The Dog Show.
Get the Scoop on Tracking and Trailing with USMC Special Ops, Ep #11
In this episode, the guys bring in special guests Jacob Robinson (USMC Special Ops) and Mountain Sanz (USMC Infantry). The four of them shoot the shit and talk Tracking & Trailing for the military and ordinary pet owners! Plus....United Airlines did what?!?!?!?What is the difference between tracking and trailing? Is it helpful or harmful to the average dog owner to try tracking and trailing with their dog? How can this method of training provide dogs with the best possible workout? On this episode, you’ll hear from Nick and Joe as they welcome guests, Jacob Robinson and Mountain Sanz to the podcast to discuss the answers to these questions and so much more! Find out the ins and outs of tracking and trailing and what it means for dog enthusiasts like you! The difference between tracking and trailing. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between tracking and trailing? Is one better than the other? What purpose does each serve? On this episode, Nick and Joe dive into this important topic and explain the difference between these two important aspects of dog training. Tracking is when a dog tracks a subject footstep for footstep taking their exact path with no deviations. Trailing is when a dog uses all of its senses to track a subject especially focusing on smell to cut corners and find the most direct route to their target. To hear more about the differences and the practical uses of these two aspects of dog training, make sure to listen to this episode! Why tracking and trailing is so beneficial for dogs. Is there a real and lasting benefit for the average dog owner to work on tracking and trailing with their dogs? What are the drawbacks? On this episode, you’ll hear from Nick and Joe as they break down the reasons why this activity is one of the best training activities you can work on with your dog. The guys explain that if you are an active and outdoors type of person, tracking and trailing is one of the best jobs you can work with your dog on. While every breed is different and some will excel at it more than others, every dog can practice tracking and trailing to some degree. Go deeper with this important topic by listening to this engaging episode! Which dog breed and gender are better for training purposes? Is there one dog breed that is better for training purposes more than any other breed out there? Is it preferable to train with male or female dogs? How does neutering or spaying your dog impact their ability or drive? On this episode, the guys discuss the optimal condition and preferences they have when choosing which dogs to train with. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter if the dog is male or female or if they’ve been neutered or spayed, it all comes down to the personal preference of the trainer. When it comes to tracking and trailing, the guys touch on why Malinois dogs are one of the best breeds out there, but really there is a whole range of dog breeds that will excel in tracking and trailing. Learn more about these trainers preferences on this exciting episode! Tracking and trailing stories. What do tracking and trailing look like on a practical level? What should a dog owner expect if they were to start working on this aspect with their dog? On this episode, you’ll hear from the guys and their guests as they go over some real-world applications and stories about tracking and trailing. While it may sound intimidating and out of reach for some dog owners, if you are interested in giving it a try, the guys provide some helpful tips on how to get started and where to look in your local area. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from their stories and get started!
The Best Dog Training Devices and Tools with Danny Walker and Josh Wilson, Ep #10
Episode 10 is all about training. On this episode, the guys discuss dog training devices and tools. Danny Walker is an aggression specialist with Off-Leash K9 and he joins The Dog Show to discuss all things dog training with Nick and Joe. They are ready to spread their knowledge by sharing their experience as dog trainers with their listeners. If you have been wanting to hear about dog training devices and tools, what works, and what doesn’t then this is the episode for you. Be sure to listen to this conversation as Joe, Nick, and Danny cover the four quadrants of dog training and the various tools used in the business.What are the four quadrants of dog training? Dog training is similar raising kids: you can use rewards and reprimands as tools to get desired behaviors. A great trainer makes sure to use the four quadrants to ensure a well-rounded training for each dog. The four quadrants are positive reinforcement, positive punishment, negative reinforcement and negative punishment. Positive means it adds something, negative means it takes something away. (By the way, negative does not mean beat your dog!) Positive reinforcement increases the likelihood that the behavior will happen again and punishment decreases the likelihood that the behavior will happen again. Listen to Nick clearly explain the four quadrants with a great analogy on this episode of The Dog Show. Slip leads are important tools of the tradeSlip leads are wonderfully easy to use tools to really get control of a dog. If you’ll notice vets, animal shelters, and groomers all use slip leads to help keep dogs in their care under control and to minimize flight risks. For training purposes, you can use it subtly, and make small corrections. Slip leads use the least amount of intensity. The trick when using slip leads is not to choke the dog, to just make it snug. Doing this allows clear communication to the dog. As with any tool, there are downfalls. One is that people use slip leads without any education on how to effectively use them. Other downfalls are having bad timing or using the wrong size. This doesn’t allow for proper communication. Listen to the positives and negatives of slip leads on this episode of The Dog Show.The prong collar gets a bad rap, but does it deserve it?The prong collar has a bad reputation, but it can be a fantastic dog training device. The main issue with prong collars is sizing. Most dog owners have no idea how to shop for one. Important matters to consider with prong collars are placement, proper fit, and prong size. Prong collars help owners make small corrections with a subtle touch. Before using a prong collar it is important to educate yourself on how to use them. They are excellent dog training devices for sporting dogs. Listen to this episode of The Dog Show to hear more about dog training devices and tools.Not all e-collars are created equal The e-collar has been the center of controversy lately. This is a shame because used properly and purchased from a reputable company, e-collars are an incredibly effective training tool. One of the most important things to remember is to not settle for a cheap one. There is not a legitimate e-collar out there that you can buy for under $100. As with a prong collar a proper fit is key, if the collar is too loose it can cause chafing. 90% of the time owners will fit an e-collar too loose on their dog. Before using an e-collar or any training tool you need to be 100% sure that you are educated enough to use that dog training device. You’ll love hearing Joe as he puts an e-collar on Nick on this episode of The Dog Show. Listen to this episode to hear about the best dog training devices and tools.
How to Recognize and Treat Anxiety in Dogs, Ep #09
How do you begin to recognize and then treat anxiety in dogs? Are their similarities between how anxiety shows up in humans and dogs? Is there one solution to treat anxiety in dogs or are there a range of options? On this episode, you’ll hear from Nick and Joe as they tackle the multifaceted topic of anxiety in dogs. In their conversation, the guys explain how anxiety shows up in dogs, the different types of anxiety, some solutions that they’ve found helpful, why you shouldn’t just assume your dog has anxiety, and much more! Don’t miss a minute of this informative episode! Common symptoms of anxiety in dogs. Have you ever wondered if your dog suffers from anxiety? What should you look for? Is anxiety something that will significantly impact your dog’s quality of life or is it something that you can sufficiently manage? On this episode, Nick and Joe talk about the various symptoms of anxiety in dogs and what owners like you can do to identify them early and begin treatment. Joe explains that there are two tiers of behaviors when it comes to anxiety symptoms, mild fears and panic attacks. Mild fears will initiate the following behaviors: Trembling Tail tucking HidingReduced activitySearching for passive escape routesPanic attacks will initiate the following behaviors: Active searching for escape routes Chewing on themselves constantly Biting Growling To hear the guys expand on these common symptoms and how they show up in dogs who suffer from anxiety, make sure to listen to this helpful episode! How CBD oil can help treat dogs with anxiety. Now that you’ve seen what anxiety symptoms to look for in your dog, what steps can you take to solve or manage it? Did you know that CBD oil can help treat anxiety in dogs? It’s true! On this episode, you’ll hear from Nick and Joe as they explain how they’ve used CBD oil with their dogs and why they believe it can serve as an effective treatment for anxiety symptoms. Joe specifically points to the example of his dog, Yager and how CBD oil really made a difference with managing the anxiety that he suffers from. The guys also stress that there is no downside to treating your dog with CBD oil, so what do you have to lose? To hear more about Nick and Joe’s experience with using CBD oil on their dogs, make sure to listen to this episode. Why you shouldn’t just assume your dog has anxiety. While many of the symptoms that Nick and Joe have highlighted end up pointing to anxiety, it’s a good idea to slow the rush to diagnose your dog with suffering from anxiety. On this episode, the guys explain why anxiety symptoms can show up in your dog for causes unrelated to anxiety. Joe stresses the importance of taking your dog in for a physical examination by a veterinarian if you see symptoms of anxiety start to manifest. There could be underlying pain and other issues that may end up causing your dog to act in a way that points to anxiety. Make sure to listen to this episode as the guys go into further depth on this important topic! Additional solutions for dogs with anxiety. Nick and Joe have mentioned that using CBD oil has helped them with treating anxiety in their dogs, is that the best course of action? Are there other Solutions that dog owners like you can use to treat anxiety? On this episode, you'll hear from Nick and Joe as they provide additional solutions that you can use to treat your dog if they suffer from anxiety. Thunder shirtsPuzzle toys Long lasting chews Crate training Training in general Calming music While each of these solutions has varying degrees of success, Nick and Joe both encourage dog owners to try these options or CBD oil to treat anxiety in their dogs before they go down the path toward pharmaceutical medication. Listen to this episode to hear more from Nick and Joe on the subject of anxiety and much more!
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Katie Swiney

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