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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#138: Should Dog Training Be Regulated? with Bradley Phifer

In this episode, we discuss the process of certifying professional dog trainers, as the CCPDT sees it, the advantages of certification, where the CCPDT stands on regulation in the training industry, and why and what they are doing about it. For full...



#137: Do You Like to Watch? with Chirag Patel, Eva Bertilsson, and Emelie Johnson Vegh

In this episode, we discuss what is the value of having someone watch your training session, what is the value of watching someone else's training session, when watching a training session, what do you look for?, the difference in skills between doing...



#136: How to Recover from a Bad Training Session

In this episode, we discuss bad training sessions can happen for a lot of reasons, be kind to yourself (beating yourself up won't help you do better training in the future), fault is the wrong thing to focus on (you are responsible for the training...



#135: Helping Hypervigilant Dogs with Leslie McDevitt

In this episode, we discuss the difference between normal awareness and hypervigilance, how anxious dogs perceive their environment, how to play the Look at That game (LAT), the way environmental cues can transfer and how we can use that to our...


 2021-03-23  57m

#134: Do You Have an Exit Strategy?

In this episode, we discuss how to signal the end of a training session, why it matters, how you end a training session matters as much as how you begin one, preventing practicing good behavior without reinforcement, reducing frustration by having...


 2021-03-16  32m

#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...


 2021-03-02  1h45m

#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...


 2021-02-23  50m

#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...


 2021-02-16  1h32m

#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...


 2021-02-02  9m

#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