Check back here regularly for this podcast series focusing on dogs. Hosted by the folks with emBark, the Chippewa Valley's premier and most trusted site for dog care and training.
EPISODE 5 - Enriching your Dog's Life
Making sure your dog's "cup is full" is the focus for Heather on this edition.
She is talking about enriching your dog's life and providing those opportunities for them to do the things they instinctively want to do in a safe manner,
Tapping into things like scavenger instincts (such as doing scatter feedings) and taking your dog away from your neighborhood and letting them go on "sniff walks"
How all of this positively impacts the overall behavior of your dog.
EPISODE 4 - Keeping Babies & Dogs Safely Together
Did you know the vast majority of dog bites are from family dogs biting a member of said family? And most of these are a dog biting a child in the family!
Dawn, a certified dog trainer with emBark, joins the program to discuss how they train dogs AND FAMILY MEMBERS to co-exist safely together so that the focus can be on the happy relationship having a pet ultimately should be. She describes their "Bottles and Bones" program that gives people the tools they need to keep their dogs and babies together safely. Training isn't just focused on the dog but on the human(s) as well.
Also, why "growling" from a dog is an important tool and something that shouldn't necessarily be suppressed.
What is "Full Active" supervision of your dog and baby?
EPISODE 3 - Come when Called
COME HERE!!! Want your dog to come to you? Heather from emBark breaks down all that goes into this learned behavior.
- Getting your dog to come when called
- Capturing "owner gravity"
- Puppies vs. Older Dogs
- Common misconceptions
- Using names and verbal cues
- Any differences between breeds
EPISODE 2 - We're Talking Dookie, Poo, Boom Booms and More! Potty Training!
Wouldn't you like to get a treat just for pooping? Yep, we're talk poop and pee and potty training dogs on this episode.
EPISODE 1 - Let's Get to Know the area's Dog Expert
On the debut episode of this series, we are introduced to Heather from emBark. The podcast includes:
1) Her background and the start of emBark
2) The best part of working with dogs
3) The basic dog tips she gives
4) Things to consider when adding a dog to your family
5) The misconception of "Alpha" dogs
6) COVID-19 impacts on dogs.