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In Sexier Than a Squirrel, the Official AbsoluteDogs Podcast, veterinary behaviourist Tom Mitchell and international agility competitor and professional dog trainer Lauren Langman talk training your dog, transforming your dog training struggles and getting real-life results through GAMES!
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Off Leash Freedom

Off Leash Freedom

2021-10-1821:48

In this week’s episode, we discuss: Off-Leash Freedom!    Did you hear about our 7-day challenge where we discuss achieving your off-leash freedom dream?Check it out at https://absolutedogs.me/transformationpath.For only £7/$10, this is one challenge you do not want to miss. We dive into what it means to reward your dog and the secret we want to share… It’s not about the food! It’s about the relationship you’re growing AND how playing games with your dog can bring your dog joy… which in turn will transform their behaviour into great choices, rather than naughty choices that can be so very tempting. Listen to today’s top tip tennis on creating a training plan for your dog for off-leash freedom, encouraging your dog to hang out with you rather than running off with sudden selective hearing, and use the world to reinforce your dog so that they think being with you is cooler than what the world has to offer. Can your dog hang out with you! Learn how to get a YES.Can your dog ignore distractions? Embrace a future full of ABSOLUTELY! Support the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
Adolescent Dogs

Adolescent Dogs

2021-10-1113:33

In this week’s episode, we discuss: Adolescent Dogs & Solutions!    Why is your adolescent dog suddenly:More distractedUnable to focusLess able to settleMore reactive on walksLess obedient in generalFind out why your teenage dog seems committed to ignoring requests for behaviours they were adept at before… Discover why your dog is making undesirable choices that before they would have never considered before… Find out what you can do, today, to overcome your adolescent dog struggles in today’s podcast. Support the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
In this week’s episode, we discuss: Reactivity Struggles  Our podcast this week is all about supporting you in your reactivity struggles. We also hear from amazing students that share their reactive dog struggles and they also share their successes. Your Naughty but Nice dog may have taken you on a journey full of learning and discovery. We are here to help you through that journey through the power of games. Have a listen and grab your free Top 5 Tops for Helping Your Reactive Dog eBook (and maybe something else that is quite special!) at absolutedogs.me/nbnebook! Support the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
Recall With Cake

Recall With Cake

2021-09-2713:55

In this week’s episode, we discuss: Recall with Cake! Seriously? Let’s find out!In this week’s episode, we talk on rebuilding your recall. Every dog in the world can have a great recall. Some with take longer than others and we’re going to delve into the common mistakes that people make when they’re working on their dog’s recall. Say good bye to your dog…… running off… playing keep away … playing hide and seek (and not in a fun way!)… staring at you from a distance but unwilling to come any closerAnd so much more! Let’s build our recall cake from scratch and get excited cake (instead of the icing!). Check out our Recall programme selections mentioned in this podcast: Whistle Recall – to grow your emergency recall in case your everyday recall fails30 Day Recall Rescue  – 30 days of games to rehabilitate or start your recall of the right waySexier than a Squirrel Challenge  – develop value in proximity so that your dog always chooses to be near youSupport the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
In this week’s episode, we discuss: What are the right foundations for your puppy?Every puppy is an individual and training should be approached with their unique personality and traits taken into consideration. Knowing what lights them up, what motivates them, and empowering them by providing them with many ways to be motivated in training can be essential. With games-based training, we grow concepts with our puppies. We grow their joy and prepare them for the situations they will face in the world before we put them into those situations. These creates a dog that is confident in their choices and that has the information they need to know what you expect. We mention a series of games in this podcast, and many are provided in the individual resources that you’ll receive with the link we’ve provided above and below. Get started on the right foot with your puppy with this super puppy resource bundle. Get excited and jump into your puppy resources right now! https://absolutedogs.me/resourcesGive yourself and your puppy the gift of games with our AbsolutePuppy programme, with video learning and written learning that will take everything you discover within this bundle even further with instruction and insight that will guide you through every puppy struggle you might encounter. Support the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
In this week’s episode, we discuss: Top tips and tricks to tackle ball obsession.In this week’s podcast, we play some top tips tennis on how you can turnaround those adolescent dog struggles. What can you do to rediscover that dog that existed before the chaos and craziness began?Our strategies are those that can be immediately applied after listening to this episode that will help to effectively reduce the behaviour right away. Many naughty adolescent behaviours shouldn’t be practiced and that saying, “Practise makes perfect,” is where we need to make sure what’s being practised is something we want perfected (i.e., jumping on people should not be perfected 😉). Listen for more super top tips on all of those common struggles, all relatable and all that can be transformed through games-based training. Check out our Absolute Adolescence courseSupport the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
Hey Gamechangers,What is Super Trainer Live? The dog training formula to success has three components. Discover them in today’s episode and action them to get the results you’ve desired in your dog’s behaviour transformation… and while you’re at it, check out Super Trainer Live 2021. In this week’s episode, we discuss: Charging the Human Battery How do you charge yourself up? How do you reset so that you’re in a better headspace? Within this episode, we examine how:Playing the gamesInvesting in your own learningSurrounding yourself with the right peopleare all amazing ways to transform your dog’s behaviour. Your training journey should be intentional, focused and safe-guarded against those outside influences that will push you into a negative frame. With the right support system, you can achieve anything, even what seems to be impossible. If you love dogs, have a dog, or want to transform the lives of dogs and their owners, invest in your learning and grab your golden Super Trainer Live ticket. Get ready for November to contain your optimism boost of the year to propel you successfully into 2022. What can you expect from Super Trainer Live?Listen in while we tell you the topics that will be covered at an incredible, top notch virtual event that every dog owner should put on their calendar. Get your Ticket Today!And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & LaurenSupport the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
Hey GamechangerHave you ever felt pressure to change the way you train? Has there ever been a dog training struggle you didn’t know how to solve? Maybe someone has approached you after witnessing you struggle with your dog and told you in no uncertain terms that aversive training must be the way to go for your dog.In this week’s episode, we discuss: Should I Use Aversives? In this week’s podcast, we share our thoughts, experiences and beliefs to help out a super Gamechanger who has bravely reached out to share her struggle with her young dog and the aversive advice given to her by a trainer. We chat about why you don’t need to use force, intimidation, punishment or aversive tools to create a dog who listens and makes good choices. We also arm you with the knowledge and skills to empower you to tune out the naysayers and create a better relationship with your dog by following a training path that feels right for you! And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off!A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & LaurenSupport the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
Hey GamechangerDo you have a dog that is fascinated with their ball? Is your dog a ball collector; from tennis balls and soccer balls to chuck-it balls and squeaky balls? Do they steal balls from other dogs when out on walks? Is your dog absolutely obsessed with balls? In this week’s episode, we discuss: Top tips and tricks to tackle ball obsession.In this week’s podcast, we help ball-obsessed pup Barney and his awesome Gamechanger mum and arm them with some super solutions that will set them up for a lifetime of success - and the best news is, this is going to help you and your ball obsessed dog too!We chat about how you can manage the struggle while working on some awesome concepts that are going to help you create a thoughtful dog who can listen in any situation, disengage from any distraction and most of all, choose you over any ball!There is hope and this super podcast episode is your one-stop shop to getting started on turning that struggle into a success!And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & LaurenSupport the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
Hi GamechangerHave you recently welcomed a Street Rescue into your home? Maybe your rescue has been a part of your family for a while now, but they still have some struggles. Do you have a dog who is terrified of strangers, scared when out on walks and nervous around traffic or loud noises? In this week’s episode, we discuss: Solution-seeking success with Street Dogs Dive in as we answer the question: “Do Street Dogs or Rescues respond differently to training than an average dog?” We share some awesome transformational tips to help an amazing Gamechanger who is struggling with her Street Dog – tips that are sure to help you transform your struggles too!Find out the gifts you can give your dog to help them grow into a confident, optimistic, flexible and calm canine. We also tackle those pesky non-empowering labels and help you take that dream that made you adopt your dog in the first place and make it a reality!And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & Lauren
HeyDoes your dog need a reactivity transformation? In this week’s podcast, we help an amazing Gamechanger through their reactivity struggles with some super tips that are sure to help your dog too!In this week’s episode, we discuss: Achieving a Reactivity TransformationHave you ever wanted a map to transform your dog’s reactivity? Maybe you’ve been unsure on how to get started. Maybe you’ve been told that your dog’s reactivity cannot be transformed? There is hope and we’ve laid out a plan within this podcast to get you started. Don’t forget to check out our YouTube video on this very subject!And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & Lauren
Hey GamechangersDoes your dog growl when they have bones or anything of value (or even that doesn’t seem all that valuable like socks!)? What about with other dogs?Today’s podcast episode is all about how you can handle this without increasing the behaviour and without punishing your dog OR the growl. In this week’s episode, we discuss: How to Deal with Growling and BonesHave you ever had someone just take food right out of your hand as you went to grab a bite? It’s an interesting question and one to consider when you’re thinking about how to handle a situation with your dog and an item of value. We talk on your dog’s point of view, as well as how you can adjust your approach for more cooperation. What can you do to reduce the likelihood of your dog growling? Listen in on our top tips tennis as we volley back and forth to provide you with the ultimate strategy to overcome your dog’s growling with bones struggles.  Don’t forget to check out our YouTube video on this very subject!And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & Lauren
You Can't Catch Me!

You Can't Catch Me!

2021-07-2619:04

HiDoes your dog cleverly avoid coming close to you when you’ve called them over? Do they like to play a game of keep away (and yet it doesn’t feel all that fun for a game, for you?). In today’s podcast, we talk about Dexter, the Golden Retriever and his favourite game, as well as how his owner, and those that have dog’s like Dexter (of every breed, shape, and size) can overcome similar struggles too. In this week’s episode, we discuss: You Can’t Catch Me! Dog Recall StrugglesThe recall struggle is real! Dogs are creative and really amazing at discovering patterns in the day-to-day. Things like: Clipping the lead on at the end of the walk meaning the fun is overThe leash coming out when a dog or human is spotted in the difference!The leash coming off is FREEDOM (and no value in staying close to their owner) … Many of us have experienced this struggle and part of being an a flexible, resourceful Gamechanger is embracing the games-based approach with games that truly speak to the motivations behind your dog’s behaviour. In today’s episode, we dive into some really impactful games and strategies that will help you come out on the other side of this struggle with real-life results AND a dog that suddenly gets excited when the leash comes out anywhere and everywhere. We’d love to know how you get on. Share your experience with us, as well as a review! Your success is important to us! In this podcast, we mentioned our biothane longlines. You can get those and more here: And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & Lauren
Is your dog staying cool this summer? Let’s find out how you can keep your dog cool, and hydrated, when it’s hot 🥵, hot 🔥, HOT! 💥 In this week’s episode, we discuss: Keeping Your Dog Cool in the SummerWe share some top tips to help you to best support your dog ☀️ when the summer heat requires some extra planning!Some tips include: Selecting the right time of dayBeing strategic if it is hot - what’s best? Knowing the signs of your dog overheating Keeping your dog hydratedAnd so much more! One of our favourite ways to keep our dogs hydrated is to keep a bit of Fresh K9 on us, a collapsible bowl, and some water. Fresh K9 is perfect to keep your dog hydrated and also is palatable and tastes amazing even if they’d typically turn their nose up at water. 💦 Have a listen as we share an awesome discount code in this episode for you to have Fresh K9 for your canine. Find Fresh-K9 here; http://a-ok9.com and the coupon (30%!) can be applied to a single, individual, or the summer wellness box. It’s an insanely good deal. And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & LaurenSupport the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
Have you ever wondered how you could become a dog trainer?In this week’s episode, we discuss: How to Become a Dog TrainerJoin us in the Work with Dogs 14-Day Challenge!You can still join us as we are only on day 4, so thats 4 days of awesome catch up, catch your breath and continue. Make your one day, day one.The challenge is only £27! This 14-day challenge is for:Dog owners that want to be their dog’s best owner! Anyone that loves dogs and wants to work with them.Trainers that are looking to fuel their knowledge with MORE knowledge.Anyone that wants to work with dogs in any capacity, including alongside a vet, grooming, walking, day care, and more!For solution seekers with a desire for answers instead of getting fixated on the problems (that’s you!). Is this something that lights you up? If you feel passionate about working with dogs, we have created a completely accessible, knowledge-packed, FUN challenge that will help you to fan the flames and embrace your desire to work with dogs. Not only will you get practical learning, geeky learning, and motivation, you will be inspired to take action to change your life in such an amazing way. Jump in and learn with experts in the field that have worked with thousands upon thousands of dog and owner teams. And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & LaurenSupport the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
HeyDoes your neighbour not like your dog or certain behaviours that your dog struggles with? This is the episode for you!  In this week’s episode, we discuss: My neighbour hates my dog!It’s not uncommon for neighbours to express frustration when they can hear barking, whining, howling, and more! You are not alone, and we have solutions for you. There are things you can do, and there are people out there that share the same struggle. In this episode we share our top tips on how you can help to create a more pleasant experience for yourself and for your neighbour. If your dog’s behaviour isn’t as you want it to be, a great strategy would be to limit the amount of time they can spend rehearsing naughty behaviour. Giving yourself a realistic timeline to work on growing great decision-making skills on your dog’s part is key. It won’t happen next week, and yet you can see progress and you can have a plan in place for when you can’t make sure your dog is employing themselves properly. We explore how to balance responsibility depending on your dog’s skill set and so much more. Let us know what you think and don’t forget to share a review. We love hearing from our listeners. If your dog worries a bit and barks at any sound because they’re quite not sure, check out our awesome free eBook on Optimism! And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & LaurenSupport the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
Work With Dogs

Work With Dogs

2021-07-0511:58

Do you dream of working with dogs for a living? It’s a dream that become a reality and we’re going to talk on how you can take action to make that dream come true. Check out the Work with dogs 14 day Challenge In this week’s episode, we discuss: Work with Dogs! Did you know that you work with dogs even if you only work with YOUR dog? We all get to start somewhere and if you are passionate about working with dogs in any capacity, as a: Dog OwnerDog GroomerVet NurseDog WalkerAnd any other dog-related fun job! Celebrate your passion and kickstart making your dream a reality by leaping into the Work with Dogs 14-Day Challenge where you are going to dive into:how your dog’s brain workshow you can influence and improve their behaviour through gamesachieve that loose-leash walking and value in you with your dogand so much more. Check out Work with dogs 14 day ChallengeIgnite your passion and jump into the 14-Day Work with Dogs Challenge today. *This challenge is only available for a limited time*And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & LaurenSupport the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
Hormones and Health

Hormones and Health

2021-06-2824:181

Do hormones impact your dog’s behaviour?In this week’s episode, we discuss: Hormones, Health, and Your DogHave you ever wondered if your dog’s hormones, whether male or female, impact their behaviour? In today’s podcast, we talk about the impact of hormones on behaviour. What have studies found? Are some behaviours improved through neuter or spay? Are some behaviours made worse? There are so many things to consider when it comes to whether to neuter your dog and this episode explores all of these aspects. It’s important to know that information is out there that will help you make an informed decision about your choices when it comes to your dog’s health when in relation to their hormones. Dive in today to discover how hormones impact behaviour. And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! A review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & LaurenSupport the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
Post Pandemic Recovery

Post Pandemic Recovery

2021-06-2117:52

We have created a pandemic recovery eBook for your dog AND it’s FREE! Share this podcast so that your friends can grab their copy too. http://absolutedogs.me/pandemic In this week’s episode, we discuss: Your Dog’s Pandemic Recovery Pack!  We are coming out of the pandemic and many of us are coming out of it with a fabulous, brand-new canine companion that has only known the world in its pandemic state. In today’s episode, we are diving into tips and strategies to consider as you and your dog begin to explore the world together. We also have a free eBook focused on this specific topic and linked above in this email. Go grab your copy right now. It’s free! There is no reason your dog can’t thrive now that the world is set to provide them with new, and interesting, experiences. Listen to this podcast to feel prepared and to act now to make this experience the best experience possible for you and your dog. Our dogs make the world a better place and we can make it a better place for them too. And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! Get it for 70% off! http://absolutedogs.me/sexyA review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & LaurenSupport the show (https://www.thesexierthanasquirrelchallenge.com/sexier-than-a-squirrel-2-01618522334883)
I Hate My Dog

I Hate My Dog

2021-06-1421:02

“I hate my dog!” You’re not alone – we all get a little frustrated (or a lot) sometimes when our dogs have behaviour struggles! Having a dog can be an amazing, and wonderful, journey. They can throw us some curve balls in day-to-day life that can stretch us.In this week’s episode, we discuss: I hate my dog! This week we talk through how those frustrating moments can be turned around into more productive choices. In the moment that action plan isn’t always clear. In the moment, logic will evade you and you won’t find that perfect way to respond. You can come up with a plan and strategy that empowers you and puts you into the best position to minimise just how upsetting those moments can be. We cover some great top tips to help you take the overwhelm that can happen when our dog’s behaviour makes us feel a certain way.When you feel like you hate your dog, and that your dog is stressing you out, there are so many things you can do to turn it around! This podcast is here to support those moments and to help you embrace the solutions that await you.And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! http://absolutedogs.me/sexyA review is a valuable point of feedback for us. If you could take a moment to review the podcast, that would be so, so appreciated. We want to bring you valuable, insightful content that helps dogs all over the world (yours included).Stay sexy,  Tom & Lauren
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Comments (7)

Hilde Doyle

Great information but it's hard to listen to the hosts speak over each other.

Aug 12th
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Becky Germain

This was so good Tom and Lauren. I have a 4 month old puppy that I've been busy trying to introduce to everything which is kind of difficult with our current world situation. So now I can refocus and just think about having new quality experiences when appropriate.

Apr 8th
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Lindsay Shirley

yeah when I lost weight I felt good about my self I have condfince in my self quit hiding between .a 🌲 are u santa clausa sorry look in the mirror. my asshole hole looks better thanur face.

Feb 25th
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Will Gortoa

Was Lauren inside a kennel in this episode? 🤔

Feb 23rd
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Ava S Bajpai

when is the next episode?!! I just listened and have Downloaded the booklet I'm keen to get going!! I'm going to watch your channel this week for help with recall and play biting (Lexie - 6 month collie alsation cross!!!) love the energy Kent to try out your way of Training :) Ava & Lexie

Feb 17th
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