The Puppy Training Podcast

The Puppy Training Podcast

Amy Jensen is a professional puppy trainer, service dog trainer and creator of Baxter & Bella's Puppy Prep - The Online Puppy School. She spends her free time training dogs to be calm, well-mannered household members as well as service & therapy dogs. After receiving many requests to train dogs for people, Amy decided to roll out a comprehensive how-to online training program to help you train your own dog. On this podcast, she shares training tips aimed at helping you be successful on your own puppy training journey.#baxterandbellapuppytraining #puppyprep #theonlinepuppyschool

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April 18, 2024 9 mins

Are your puppy's playdates more of a wrestling match than a refined social gathering? Fear not! We've got the scoop on transforming your exuberant pup into the belle of the ball—or at least the playdate. This episode is a treasure trove of advice for guiding your four-legged friend through the maze of canine social etiquette. From setting up the perfect puppy play environment to mastering the art of managing your furry fr...

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Do you watch your puppy and wonder, "Is my dog aggressive?" Puppy play can be rough and it may look a bit scary at times. Whether you have young children in the house or other dogs, it is important to manage as you train.  I'll take you through the paces of managing a multi-dog household, tackling the misconceptions around puppy aggression head-on. Learn how growls and nips don't always spell trouble and get the...

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If you’re like me right now, you have a new puppy and you may be wondering what happened to my life? When will I get it back? Right? I’m right there with you. So today I want to talk about routines. How can you navigate having a new puppy and running your regular life - kids, work, the gym, household chores, sleep, etc. I promise it’s possible and having done this many times, I’m happy to offer some tips! 


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Ever found yourself puzzled by your puppy's backyard serenades? Wonder no more! In this episode, you'll learn the ins and outs of managing your pup's barking behavior. This episode contains insights on deciphering the reasons behind those barks, whether they stem from excitement, fear, or just plain boredom. I'll guide you through understanding the root causes and how to reshape them into neighbor-friendly expre...

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Have you ever been caught off guard by your puppy's unexpected puddle during a joyful greeting or a timid encounter? This episode is a treasure trove of insights into these common but often misunderstood behaviors. You'll learn to distinguish between a puppy's display of submission and uncontrollable excitement and discover how to interpret the precursors to these little mishaps. By understanding your puppy's bo...

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March 14, 2024 11 mins

Wanting to take your dog camping but are not sure of what to do or how to do it? Today, I guide you through the essentials of ensuring a good time in the great outdoors. This episode is your ultimate checklist, from must-have gear like leashes and comfy crates to the nitty-gritty of a dog-first aid kit. We'll talk about the importance of extra food rewards (because who doesn't love food?) and how to set your dog up for ca...

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Learn how to provide your pup with a rich, fulfilling life through controlled social experiences and get the inside scoop on observational socialization techniques that can work wonders from the safety of a distance. With expert advice from a seasoned breeder and our actionable tips, you'll be well-equipped to foster positive interactions and prevent potential behavioral issues. Tune in for a fresh perspective on early sociali...

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February 29, 2024 12 mins

Today, we're tackling a common challenge: teaching your puppy to walk with a loose leash. But don’t worry, we've got the tips and tricks to make loose leash training possible. This episode includes what you'll need to get started, teaching your dog to follow first, rules of leash walking and ways you can make it fun for both you and your dog! 


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February 22, 2024 11 mins

Ever been bowled over by your dog's overzealous hellos? Fear not, Amy Jensen here, and I've got the training treats and tips you need to transform your pooch's greetings from boisterous to genteel. In this episode, we unpack the art of teaching your dog the sit-and-greet—a doggy handshake, if you will. With a generous sprinkle of patience and a dash of high-value treats, we'll guide you through setting clear exp...

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February 14, 2024 11 mins

Acknowledging the occasional frustrations that accompany pet ownership, I extend a warm, supportive hand to all dog lovers out there. You're not alone when those moments of exasperation arise; it's a natural part of the journey. We're here to help guide you through with tips and advice on training and behavior management, available right at your fingertips through our website and email. Join us as we navigate the pat...

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February 8, 2024 10 mins

Have you ever considered turning a game of fetch into a lesson in training? Or imagined that hide and seek could be the key to a well-mannered dog? Join me, Amy Jensen, as I unveil the transformative power of play in dog training. In this episode, we'll reveal how simple playtime activities can be harnessed to address common canine challenges, like excessive barking and destructive chewing, and morph them into opportunities fo...

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February 1, 2024 8 mins

Unlock the secrets to a calmer, happier dog as we explore the art of managing canine reactions to environmental triggers. Your beloved pup can learn to turn tail and trot away from stress-inducing stimuli, and in this episode, we reveal how. By pinpointing what sets your dog off, be it squirrels or speeding cyclists, we tackle the issue head-on with strategic distance, safe zones, and the use of positive reinforcement. Embracing th...

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Do you ever marvel at the sight of a well-mannered dog patiently waiting for their owner's cue? It's a skill that doesn't come naturally to our four-legged companions, but with a sprinkle of positive reinforcement and a dash of consistent practice, it's certainly attainable. Join me, Amy Jensen, as I guide you through the  journey of cultivating patience in your dog. We'll start with the building blocks —si...

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January 17, 2024 10 mins

Ever wondered how to transform your dog's recall from distracted to precise? Join me, Amy Jensen, as I walk you through the world of recall using a long line—a game-changer in building your dog's recall reliability. Through my own adventures with Baxter, I'll let you in on creating those irresistible positive associations that have your dog bounding back to you amidst any distraction. Discover the secret sauce of tre...

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January 10, 2024 12 mins

Ever felt guilty for not giving your four-legged friend the outdoor adventure they crave on those blustery days? Fret no more! I, Amy Jensen, am here with a treasure trove of indoor enrichment activities that will keep your pooch mentally stimulated and their tail wagging with joy. Join us as we delve into the world of puzzle toys and food puzzles that challenge your dog's problem-solving skills and keep the dreaded boredom at...

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Ever wondered how to get your energetic pup to switch gears from playtime to peace? Look no further, as we unravel the secrets to teaching your dog the vital skill of settling down. In this episode, we dive into the transformative impact a structured routine can have on your dog's ability to understand when it's time to romp and when it's time to rest. I'll share the ins and outs of using positive reinforcement ...

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Discover the secrets to a festive season that's joyful for both you and your four-legged companion! As we unwrap the do's and don'ts of holiday puppy care, you'll learn how to navigate the potential dangers that come with the season's celebrations. From keeping harmful foods out of paw's reach to managing the parade of holiday guests, this episode is your guide to creating a secure and happy environmen...

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Are you ready to rock the holiday season with a new puppy addition to your family, but feeling a little overwhelmed about introducing them to your current dog? That's exactly what we're here to help you with, ensuring a harmonious transition while you juggle the festivities. We dig deep into the essentials of understanding dog behavior, particularly during the busy holiday season, and the steps necessary before bringing h...

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December 7, 2023 12 mins

Ever wonder how your cute little puppy turns into a calm and well-behaved adult? It all begins with the Z's! Yes, sleep is paramount in your pup’s growth process and we're going to explore just how pivotal it is, not just for their physical development but also mental growth. Shaping a routine that balances mental and physical exercise with substantial downtime in a crate or pen is a secret to a well-behaved pet. So, let&...

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November 30, 2023 12 mins

Are you ready to unlock the true potential of your dog training efforts? Join our host Amy Jensen as we uncover the power of motivation in shaping your dog's behavior. Embrace the science of positive reinforcement, discarding the myths and fears, and tap into the desires of your four-legged friend. This episode is a treasure trove of practical wisdom, revealing how understanding your dog's unique preferences and motivatio...

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