Good Dog Workshop

Good Dog Workshop

Learn how to solve your dog behavior problems and achieve the best relationship with your dog by understanding how to 'Speak Dog'.

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September 8, 2022 31 min

In this episode, Marina and our awesome intern Faith discuss dogs, how Faith came to find Good Dog Workshop, some of the training sessions they've done together,  what Faith has learned, and what she hopes to do with dogs going forward.

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Marina & Brian take another light-hearted look at a sampling of online inquiries from dog owners with 'misbehaving' dogs. Listen and learn as Marina & Brian discuss what they 'read' from what's written (and not written) about the dogs' behavior, the dogs' environment and the people. 

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August 7, 2022 28 min

Marina & Brian discuss the importance of training your dog to be trustworthy off-leash. Through off-leash training, you can use your voice (at a great distance) to keep your dog safe, under control yet still give your dog the freedom to explore while still being attentive to you & your pack. This is a great skill that further strengthens the bond between you & your dog!

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July 31, 2022 37 min

Equal parts fun AND annoying, puppies are not for everyone. In this episode, Marina & Brian share everything they've learned about two new puppies that they've spent a ton of time with. Hear the good, the bad & the ugly about STAR the Lab mix and SUSHI the cattle dog mix! 

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Marina & Brian discuss a seemingly growing trend: Elderly, physically-limited dog owners getting energetic dogs. Sometimes it involves people ending up with a puppy or high-energy dog pushed on them by their adult kids who got a dog for themselves, then move back home and suddenly the elderly parents have to take care of the dog. But more often than not, it involves older people with health issues which severely limit their abi...

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Ever notice how people with small dogs oftentimes let their dogs get away with behavior that they wouldn't let slide with a big dog?  Marina & Brian discuss the problems dog owners have when they raise their small dogs differently than their big dogs. 

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After each training session with a client, the Good Dog Workshop staff discuss with each other in great detail what occurred during the training. Get a behind-the-scenes look into the work done AFTER the training session is done.

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May 11, 2022 33 min

Want to know what's been going on with BAGEL the beagle, SQUIRTY the Corgi, and BEAN the Boxer? Marina & Brian share the latest about a few of the dogs they've recently worked with and fostered. PLUS, meet CALLIE, a super sweet female cattle dog who is the newest member of the Good Dog Workshop pack. 

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April 24, 2022 49 min

One dog is being blamed for the fights but she's not the problem. The fights keep getting worse and worse. Dogs AND people are getting hurt. Something has to give. Find out what happened.

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April 7, 2022 51 min

Good Dog Workshop is looking for another dog behaviorist / trainer! Learn what we're looking for in a new hire and why we value HONESTY, INTEGRITY and EMPATHY more than certifications and number of years working with dogs. Contact us if you want to be a part of our team! 703-489-1319

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Brian interviews fellow dog behaviorist Paul Hewitt, founder of Beard Meets Dog based in Bournemouth, England. Learn about Paul and how he got his start in the dog behavior world, his philosophies on working with dogs, his favorite breeds, and his ultimate goal for the future of Beard Meets Dog.

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From Brian: In November of 2021, my cattle dog RED passed away from a very aggressive inoperable nasal tumor. And just last week at the end of February 2022, my beagle VIVIAN passed away after a long bout with lymphoma. The loss of Red and Vivian has been devastating for me personally and incredibly impactful to Good Dog Workshop and the work am do with my clients. We at Good Dog Workshop know that you—our listeners—grew to know an...

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March 2, 2022 52 min

Brian & Marina discuss a recent training session with a client who said her dog had "severe" separation anxiety...but the reality was much different. It's all too common for so many dog owners to perceive their dogs' behavior as 'separation anxiety' but so often that is not the case.

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February 4, 2022 35 min

In this episode, Marina & Brian discuss BAGEL, a young beagle whom Brian is fostering from the Fauquier SPCA. These days, Brian chooses a foster dog not only to help out a dog in need and to make the dog more adoptable, he is also essentially interviewing Bagel as a potential new pack member & assistant for Good Dog Workshop. Learn about Brian's checklist for his next assistant and his routine for bringing a new dog int...

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January 29, 2022 48 min

For today's podcast, Brian surprised Marina with a series of questions that she had no previous knowledge of on a wide variety of topics ranging from Easiest Breed, Funniest Dog Names, Emotional Support Dogs, and the Startle Lady at the Dog Park!

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January 11, 2022 25 min

In this second-to-last myth podcast, Marina & Brian discuss the widely-held belief that if a dog has been surrendered by someone, there must be something inherently wrong with the dog. Nothing could be further from the truth. Listen as Brian & Marina talk about the real reasons dogs are surrendered, returned, given up, dumped and how the people contribute to—and in most cases—create the problem behaviors.

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December 16, 2021 40 min

Brian & Marina discuss the outstanding work of recent clients with their young pit bull SADIE. Within less than 20 minutes, Brian was able to help these clients transform their anxious, barking 7-month-old into a respectful, calm, happy pup. This was an excellent example of how WE (the humans) are the most important component in our dogs' environment; and if we change, our dogs can change! These clients and their dog were f...

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December 7, 2021 63 min

Marina & Brian give their no-nonsense reasons why German Shepherds are not for everyone. 
It's been said that "The breed is marked by a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose". This can be a phenomenal dog with the right leadership and—of course—proper exercise, but without it, this breed often becomes anxious and starts making bad decisions...which often involve using its teeth. Before considering t...

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December 3, 2021 30 min

All dog parks are NOT the same! Hear what Marina has to say about some new dog parks she visited with Sailor and Sasha on her recent trip to North Carolina and Tennessee. 

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Let's just call this one Whack-A-Mole. In this podcast, Marina & Brian discuss a training session they had with 4 very different dogs, 3 very different humans, an endless peppering of conflicting, incomplete and contradictory information, AND a client who repeatedly turned her back in mid-conversation and started talking to one of her dogs. Truth is stranger than fiction.  All names of dogs and people were omitted to protec...

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