Adopting a dog is rewarding, but can be challenging due to inherent stress. A reaction to stress is, as with humans, not eating, which can be scary! Common techniques often fail because they are not addressing the reason - in other words, we need to find the reason to determine solution. What if the dog is not stressed? What if their are no physical ailments? Maybe the solution requires logic and an understanding of how dog's think and feel and what is important to each dog.
We then chat about the Decompression period - is it simply an extension of the 3 day, 3 week, 3 month "meme"? Do dogs need it?
A recent scientific study out of the UK compares the opinions of veterinarians to those of dog owners regarding aggression and anxiety in former street dogs adopted into homes. The results are...well....they certainly bring home the need to more effectively address aggression and anxiety in adopted dogs. We got this covered, but are the vets listening?
We got new music! Check it out - thnx to Brian John Harwood, dog and music lover!
And thanks again to our returning feature artist, The Jeff Mertick Band
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Season 5 is a "Dogology" of tips, Q and A's, interviews, discussions and a deeper look UPWARD Dogology all with the goal of making the world a better place! Season 4 is interviews with people and organizations. Be part of the solution by listening, sharing, and reviewing. Season 3 dives deep into Conditioning methods. Are they right for you and your dog? Season 2 shares the learning journey of my clients with dogs; always interesting and a great way to feel a connections with others who have similar experiences. Season 1 explains my unconventional learning journey, dives into the limitations of positive reinforcement training and introduces cognitive behavioral therapy.
Find all the episodes on Feedspot, where Dog Training DisrUPted in rated in the top 5 shows in the dog category in Canada: https://blog.feedspot.com/canadian_dog_podcasts/
For more info on Billie Groom and Canine CBT, and links to social media:
Dog Training, Canine Behavior and Cognition (upwarddogology.com)
My Linktree with all my media, presentations, shows, articles
Billie Groom - UPWARD Dogology | Instagram, Facebook | Linktree
Here is the link to the recent article in Psychology Today Mag by Marc Bekoff on Canine CBT
Dog Training: Perception, Cognition, and Emotions | Psychology Today
Buy My Book! Winner of the 2019 American Best Book Fest Award (pets/narrative/non-fiction)
The Art of Urban People With Adopted and Rescued Dogs Methodology: Rescued Dogs: The Misunderstood Breed: Groom, Billie: 9781525547287: Books - Amazon.ca