Drinking From the Toilet: Real dogs, Real training

A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.


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#133: Data - Why Bother? with Eduardo Fernandez, Emelie Johnson Vegh, and Eva Bertilsson

In this episode, we discuss what we mean when we say "data," the whole point of recording any data at all, quantitative vs. qualitative, why any data is better than no data, dfferent kinds of information you might want to record, and ideas to include...



#132: Sensory Bias in Training with Carrie Davis

In this episode, we discuss how humans tend to be visually oriented, animals might respond more significantly to other senses, what variables might influence how an animal reacts to a prop or target, how to deconstruct what sensory elements might be...



#131: Living as a LIMA Being - Panel Discussion

In this episode, we discuss what is a LIMA being?, how did this project evolve?, why is it so hard to apply positive reinforcement principles to ourselves and other people?, and strategies for changing how your own behavior is reinforced. For full...



#130: Enrichment with Allie Bender & Emily Strong

In this episode, we discuss what "enrichment" is and why we should care, whether enrichment is part of training or whether training is part of enrichment, what we mean when we say "meeting the animal's needs," whether we can just get a checklist of...



#129: Treat Everyone Like a Dog with Karen London

In this episode, we discuss how we can apply dog training principles to interacting with humans, why people might think using R+ on people might be manipulative, breaking down skills for human learners just like we do for dogs, don't blow a...


 2021-01-26  1h18m

#128: Getting Behavior From No Behavior

In this episode, we discuss what your options are when starting from scratch trying to shape behavior, how you can get stuck when trying to shape behavior and your animal isn't offering much, considerations when making changes to the environment to...


 2020-12-15  1h8m

#127: Should I Change My Cue?

In this episode, we discuss when to change a cue, just because a cue doesn't seem to be working does not mean it's the cue's fault, when it's a training or fluency issue, when the cue itself is actually broken, when it's too close to an existing cue,...


 2020-12-08  37m

#126: Guide to Treats

In this episode, we discuss three possible treat categories - "snacks", enrichment/management, and treats for training, some basic principles for treats selection, how many treats it's ok to give a dog, how snacks matter, but they are different than...


 2020-12-02  52m

#125: Behavioral Euthanasia with Dr. Chris Pachel

In this episode, we discuss who makes the decision - the vet, the trainer, or the pet owner; how behavioral euthanasia is an "active choice" rather than a default decision - there is no formula, and this isn’t something that someone has to do...


 2020-11-23  1h14m

#124: Training Eye Contact

In this episode, we discuss why training eye contact is so fulfilling for humans, the other benefits of training eye contact as a behavior, whether dogs hate making eye contact, the drawbacks to training eye contact, how you can make sure your dog's...


 2020-11-17  43m