Unchase! An interview with Unchase! Creator Alexis Davison
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by Dog Chats
1w ago
With her incredible wit and wisdom, special guest Alexis Davison offers insights into the importance of communication in the role of behavior change, the history of positive reinforcement training and how using the UnChase Protocol can help pets learn to live together and be safe alongside wildlife.  Alexis is a professional mentor to both Emma and Kirsten.  Ready to learn a bit about life and predatory action behavior patterns?  Listen to this fascinating episode that unpacks the "how" and "why" of chasing and how positive reinforcement works to help your dog learn new hab ..read more
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Episode 18: Wintry Enrichment- Indoor Dog Games Part 2
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by Dog Chats
1M ago
Ready for more fun indoor activities with your pups?  Emma and Kirsten offer up some more creative enrichment activities that are easy to set up and super fun for both you and your dog! From Food Flicking Football to Musical Mats, and other seeking and scenting games, this episode will give you lots to do during the chilly days of winter.   Visit us @dogchats_podcast on Instagram for videos and more tips from this episode ..read more
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Episode 17: Wintry Enrichment- Indoor Dog Games
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by Dog Chats
3M ago
Now that the days are shorter and we are spending more time indoors with our dogs, it is time to cozy up for a Towel Dry, Hot Lava, scenting games and fun DIY enrichment activities.  Your hosts Emma and Kirsten describe some of their favorite indoor dog games and offer tips about keeping your dogs busy and happy while growing your relationship together.   Visit us @dogchats_podcast on Instagram for more tips from this episode ..read more
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Episode 16: Barking, Lunging, Biting: Keep Calm and Carry On
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by Dog Chats
4M ago
Does your dog communicate their fear or frustration through barking, lunging and snapping?  Check out this new episode where Kirsten unravels some of the "why" and "how" behind these maladaptive  behaviors.  She offers a few tips for pet parents who are working to support their dogs and reminds us to start from a place of empathy and understanding for both dog and human clients ..read more
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Episode 15: Puppy Chats
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by Dog Chats
5M ago
Whether you just got a new puppy, or are introducing a new dog to your home and world, you will love Emma's pearls of wisdom about the significance of socialization,  independence and getting support from a professional.  Like usual, Emma makes a complex topic easy to understand as she offers a few important tips for pet parents.   ecdogtraining.com website ec_training instagram emma13clifford@icloud.com ..read more
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A Trusted Pet Sitter is Priceless
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by Dog Chats
7M ago
In episode 14, The Podiversary Episode, Emma and Kirsten interview the professional pet sitter and dog walker, Lynes Downing, Jr. As our hosts share their own concerns about finding the right pet sitter when they travel, Lynes offers reassuring advice and wisdom about how to choose a good sitter, and how to set the sitter up for success.     Lynes can be reached at  His website www.petsitpro.org Or his email petsittingprofessionals@gmail.com ..read more
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Episode 13: Alpha Dog- What Does This Really Mean?
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by Dog Chats
8M ago
In this episode, Emma and Kirsten share their thoughts on the current research that defines the social systems of dogs. The amazing matrix of status, communication and relationships that are a part of our dogs' social environments is beautiful and complex.  Let's unpack some of the  misunderstood research about pack theory and dominance so we can examine our own relationships with our dogs in a meaningful way ..read more
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Episode 12: Interview with Suzanne Gollin- Foster Care Coordinator
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by Dog Chats
10M ago
Suzanne Gollin, the Foster Care Coordinator at Marin Humane, has been working to connect animals in need with loving foster families for 23 years.  Have you ever considered fostering a pet?  In this episode, we walk you through the joyful process of fostering and hope to inspire some of you to bring a shelter pet into your home, if even for a very brief period.  Emma and Kirsten both have "forever foster" pets in their homes, and want to share a bit of their stories with you ..read more
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Episode 11: Do You Speak Dog?
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by Dog Chats
11M ago
Analyzing dog body language brings us so much closer to understanding how our dogs are thinking and feeling.  In this episode your hosts share their insights into how dogs communicate with humans and with other dogs. Having this knowledge gives you a chance to empathize and communicate better with your own dog. recommended reading Dogs in Translation by Maue and Krauss Doggie Language by Lili Chin ..read more
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Episode 10: Marion Fitzgibbon, Founder of the Limerick Animal Welfare Sanctuary
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by Dog Chats
1y ago
Emma and Kirsten had the incredible opportunity to chat with Marion Fitzgibbon, Marin Humane’s Humanitarian of the year recipient in 2008, for Episode 10.  Marion is a champion of animal welfare who created and directs the Limerick Animal Welfare Sanctuary in Kilfinane, Ireland.  She shares her inspirational story from helping stray dogs as an 8-year-old girl, to creating one of the largest and desperately needed animal shelters in Ireland.  So pull up a stool, have a listen, and get ready for a beautiful interview with Marion’s lovely, lilting brogue and poignant message about ..read more
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