The Quirky Dog

The Quirky Dog

If you love your dog but are frustrated with quirky behavior, this podcast will help you understand and change that behavior.... Show More

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January 22, 2020 27 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about reactivity in dogs. What is it and what can I do about it?Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayWhat is leash reactivity and how does it vary?You could be activating the dog with your leashJess talks about opposition reflexSometimes prey drive causes leash reactivityWhat should I be doing if the dog exhibits leash reactivity?Force the dog to engage with youWhat is barrier aggression a... Read more

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January 15, 2020 31 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about balanced training. They bring balance to the topic of balanced training.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayWhat is balanced training?What is an aversive consequence?Is balanced training better than alternative training methods?The dog needs to listen in all circumstancesLeash direction takes years of practiceThere are some situations where food creates more harm than goodCheck out ... Read more

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January 8, 2020 27 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about the things you need to consider when bringing a rescue into your home. It’s important to know what to look for.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayDon’t adopt a rescue just from a photo on the internetGo into getting a rescue with your eyes openA lot of rescues have been coming from the South and many have problemsMany rescues have behavioral problems, health problems and may not ha... Read more

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January 1, 2020 31 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess welcome Dave Garofalo, the owner of Studio 21 Podcast Café and 2 Guys Smoke Shop. He is going to teach Scott and Jess how to smoke a cigar for this New Year’s special episode.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayDave gives some pointers on how to get ready to smoke a cigarScott and Jess successfully cut their cigarsTheir world changes after they light their cigarsSpend 10 minutes of quiet time ... Read more

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December 25, 2019 22 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about giving back at Christmas. What can you give to dogs in need?Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayScott and Jess share a list of items you can donate to your local dog shelterTry to stay local with your givingDouble up your purchase at this time of year and donate half to a shelterShelters can use all sorts of items: food, cleaning products, leashes, collars, etc.You can also voluntee... Read more

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December 18, 2019 26 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about dogs and alternative therapies. Are these therapies as effective as traditional medicine?Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayHow can I use acupressure for my dog?Should I tap my dog with a magnetic hammer?More information on Tom Tam https://tongrenstation.comWhat is emotional freedom technique (EFT)?More information on EFT... Read more

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December 11, 2019 25 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about how to make traveling with your dog successful. They have all kinds of tips to insure a smooth journey.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayYou want to think about a microchip in case you and your dog get separatedMake sure your dog’s vaccines are up to dateIf you are traveling to an area with a different climate, be sure you have the right vaccinesMake sure you have your rabies cert... Read more

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December 4, 2019 30 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about how they got to where they are today. How did Canine Healing come into existence?Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayScott recounts his time from birth through the current daysHe went from the Marines to CA where he bought a sailboatIn 1988, he moved to CA “permanently”Scott’s been sober for 30 yearsScott go into dogs as a hobby and something fun to doAround 2005, Scott started dog ... Read more

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November 27, 2019 25 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about how things you can do with your dog during the long winter months. They have a whole lot of ideas for you to try with your dog.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayScott and Jess talk about See Spot SniffNose work can be a good way to burn off energyIt’s a fun activity for both dogs and ownersScott talks about training for bed bug detectionJust how sensitive are dogs’ noses?Jess and ... Read more

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November 20, 2019 28 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about what you should consider when choosing your dog trainer. This is an important decision that you want to get right.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayBefore selecting a dog trainer, check the reviews onlineTry posting in local Facebook groups for recommendationsThe credentials of the trainer don’t necessarily matter – look for experienceWhat about electronic collar training?You shou... Read more

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November 13, 2019 27 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about fear in dogs. What causes your dog to be fearful and what can you do about it?Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayFear can be genetic like noise sensitivityService dogs need to be screened for fear issuesFear can be taught to your dog based on your actions and reactionsMaking a big deal out of things can reinforce your dog’s fearsFear and anxiety are two separate things that can be ... Read more

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November 6, 2019 30 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about what owners are doing that ruins their puppies. They identify 5 problem areas and what issues they may cause.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayUsing pee pads delays housebreakingJess and Scott talk about some of the issues they’ve seen using pee padsCarrying your puppy everywhere can lead to negative effectsBe mindful of how you’re introducing your puppy to other peopleImproper pu... Read more

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October 30, 2019 22 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about dogs and Halloween. What can you do to make sure your dog has a safe and peaceful Halloween? Our hosts offer some tips.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayTrick or Treaters can trigger territorial dogsNoise diffusion can help to head off some of the aggressionCrating your dog can help cope with Halloween chaosA visual barrier can also help with controlling your dogKeep dogs inside f... Read more

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On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about how to care for your senior dog. They discuss issues they have seen with older dogs and offer valuable advice about how to avoid and deal with the problems you may encounter.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayBe an advocate for older dogsSupervise playtime and potty timeYou need to prepare for bringing your puppy homeLimit access to the environmentIf your older dog has issues, you ... Read more

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October 16, 2019 26 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about how to care for your senior dog. They discuss issues they have seen with older dogs and offer valuable advice about how to avoid and deal with the problems you may encounter.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayDiet is important for dogs especially as they get olderHow does feeding a raw diet compare with kibble?Bone broth can work well for older dogs without an appetiteScott has fou... Read more

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On this episode, Scott and Jess talk about how important it is for you to get your dog used to letting you handle them. This includes brushing, tooth brushing, nail clipping and other activities.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayThe key is to start while your dog is young – don’t wait until it’s absolutely necessaryShould I buy a muzzle for my dog?Getting you do used to the muzzle should also be done before it’s necessaryJ... Read more

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August 26, 2019 22 min

On this episode, Scott and Jess welcome Bobbie Lyons from Canine Campus to talk about Canine Fitness.Topics discussed include:Dog tip of the dayHow did Bobbie get involved with Canine Fitness?Are there benefits to working online vs. in person?Who are the clients working with Bobbie online?How has the industry evolved over the last 15 years?How does Bobbie feel about competition vs. fitness?What kind of equipment do I need?You can f... Read more

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