The Canine Paradigm

The Canine Paradigm

Podcasting for the canine community

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June 22, 2024 71 mins
we were thrilled to welcome Caisey Cainan, a friend of the show and one of the world’s most renowned big cat trainers. Caisey’s journey into the fascinating world of big cats began in his childhood when he ran away to join a circus. It was there that he met his first mentor, a pivotal figure in his life who tragically lost his life to a tiger. This harrowing incident deeply impacted Caisey and set him on the path to becoming a big ...
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The past couple of weeks in Sydney have been nothing short of amazing. We were thrilled to welcome our American family, Shawn and Janet Edwards, along with their colleagues Zack Burke and Travis Lloyd. Their expertise and passion for training were invaluable as they joined us for PSA trial judging, decoy certification, Deadpool decoy school, and Janet's seminar. Training is at the heart of everything we do, and having these expe...
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In this episode of our podcast, we tackle the often misunderstood topic of punishment in dog training. There's been a lot of misinformation circulating, including the outrageous claim that balanced trainers hold positive punishment seminars. We want to set the record straight and explain how punishment, when used correctly, plays a vital role in teaching dogs to eliminate or reduce unwanted behaviors. Punishment, in the context ...
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We are thrilled to celebrate our 300th episode, joined by many special individuals from our greater canine community. We posed a unique question to our guests: If you could travel through time to any point in your training career, where would you go, and what would be your objective? The responses were inspiring, reflecting the passion and dedication that define our community. This milestone is a testament to the incredible jour...
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In our latest podcast episode, we tackle a critical topic: the peril of false knowledge. While ignorance poses risks, misinformation masquerading as truth can be far more dangerous. Recently, a comment on social media claimed that men are more likely to attend positive punishment seminars than women. This statement is not only unfounded but also misleading. Throughout our extensive careers in the dog training industry, we have n...
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In our latest podcast episode, we eagerly addressed key questions from our listeners about training dogs, particularly focusing on the importance of 'warming' when transitioning from indoor to outdoor environments. Our listeners are curious about how to maintain a strong connection with their dogs amidst a swag of new outdoor stimuli, and we were excited to delve into these challenges. Firstly, warming your dog for a training se...
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We delved into the fascinating world of dog training, focusing on the suppression of behaviours, the concept of dogs "guessing" behaviours, and the powerful dynamics of perception between teacher and student. This discussion sheds light on how understanding and managing these elements can significantly enhance the training process and the relationship between dogs and their trainers. Suppression of unwanted behaviours is a criti...
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In our newest podcast episode, we explore the integration of working dogs into households and address the misleading advice suggesting that these dogs disrupt home dynamics. Despite these myths, working dogs can enhance home life, especially when combined with the right remote training techniques. These methods, often misunderstood, can actually strengthen your bond with your working dog rather than hinder it.. A significant por...
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In our latest podcast episode, we dove into the fascinating world of canine behaviour, focusing on the concept of 'play' and its multifaceted role in the lives of our dog. Addressing two insightful listener requests, we explored the intricacies of reward placement and the nuanced differences between direct and indirect rewards, shedding light on how these elements can enhance the play experience and training efficacy for both worki...
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In the latest episode, we delve into the fascinating world of dog training, emphasising the pivotal role of understanding and harnessing different drives. Training dogs, whether for sporting events, police work, or simply as pets, requires a nuanced approach that recognises and adapts to the diverse motivations that drive canine behaviour. Drives in dogs refer to innate impulses that guide their actions; these can include prey d...
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In our recent podcast, we explored the challenging situation encountered by LickiMat, a small, pet-friendly business, embroiled in a digital controversy. This enterprise, renowned for its pet care innovations, unexpectedly became the target of online backlash due to its collaboration with a balanced dog trainer at the prestigious Crufts event. This incident highlights the volatile nature of online communities and the swift impact ...
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In an engaging segment of our podcast, Pat and Glenn delved into a thought-provoking topic prompted by a simple yet profound question from Pat's son, Rip. Rip had observed Remi, their family dog, being prepared for a dog trial and pondered, "If Remi is already trained, why does he still need training?" This query sparked an insightful discussion about the ongoing nature of canine training, highlighting the distinction between a do...
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In the ever-evolving realm of dog training, the significance of a Training Director is magnified by their ability to foster meaningful conversations. These dialogues are not just exchanges of words but are the bedrock of a thriving learning environment where dog trainers and handlers can flourish. By engaging in insightful conversations, a Training Director bridges the gap between theory and practice, making the learning journey bo...
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In our latest podcast episode, an off-the-cuff remark during the closing segment sparked an unexpected yet profound discussion. The phrase, casually mentioned, was not the main focus of our conversation but we find way to make interesting headings. l A blog by Larry Krohn a week back led us to explore the contrasting approaches between sport dog trainers and pet owners when faced with challenges. This casual comment prompted ...
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February 13, 2024 63 mins
Being bitten by a dog can be an unexpectedly traumatic experience, leaving both physical and emotional scars. In workplaces, hobbies, and professions where interaction with dogs is common, understanding the risks and preventive measures is crucial. The trauma of a dog bite extends beyond the immediate physical injury. Victims often experience heightened anxiety, fear of dogs, and even PTSD, affecting their ability to work or eng...
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We're thrilled to welcome back Birdy O'Sheedy to our show after a much-anticipated hiatus. Birdy, a cherished regular and a beacon of insight in the realms of psychology and trauma healing, returns with a heart-warming twist to her expertise—integrating the holistic magic of dogs into her therapeutic practices. Birdy's journey into the mystical bond between humans and dogs illuminates a path of awe and wonder, shedding light on ...
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January 28, 2024 75 mins
In a recent episode of The Canine Paradigm, we were thrilled to have Tracy Racich join us for an enlightening discussion. This episode, intriguingly titled "Better at Polishing a Turd," stems from a candid comment made by Tracy. The conversation was sparked by a post Tracy shared about a month ago, which caught our attention and led us to delve deeper into the subject on our show. The focus of our discussion with Tracy was on th...
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In a recent episode, we were joined Matthias Lenz, a distinguished source in the dog training community. His evolution from a simple dog walker to a training director for puppies aiding the visually impaired is remarkably inspiring. Matthias joined us to address a critical issue within the dog training community: the division between the +R (positive reinforcement) and balanced training methodologies. His unique viewpoint highlight...
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In a thought-provoking discussion within our Ethics in Dog Training group, Tracy Racich brought forward an essential topic: the ethical landscape in dog training. Tracy's insights delve into the varying skill levels of trainers and the ethical responsibilities that accompany them. Tracy raises a critical point about the ethical dilemmas faced by trainers who overestimate their skills. The issue, as noted, isn't with less experie...
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In our latest episode, we had the enlightening opportunity to converse with Dr. Melanie Uhde from Canine Decoded, delving into the intricate world of canine behaviour and the pivotal role of the brain in maintaining homeostasis. Dr. Uhde illuminated the often misunderstood realm of punishment and rewards in training, emphasising the brain's fundamental need for balance and stability. Homeostasis, the brain's method of maintainin...
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