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Conversations with Your Dog: Learn the Secrets of Canine Body Language!
In this awesome episode of the Sexier than a Squirrel podcast, Lauren and Tom are diving into a hugely popular topic – that’s right, we’re talking canine body language!Have you ever wondered what your dog is trying to tell you? Whether they are sending you secret messages and signals as you go through life together?All too often owners find themselves saying they had "no warning" or they "didn't see it coming" when their dog reacts in a particular situation.The reality is, our dogs are communicating with us every single moment of the day – they are speaking all the time, even shouting for us to understand them – and yet, canine body language, their cues and their attempts to communicate with us are often misread and misunderstood!In this super episode, Tom and Lauren are diving into their topmost tips, tricks, advice and thoughts on canine body language - and how we as owners and pet parents can level up our understanding of our dogs so that we can truly listen when they speak to us!Here's a sneak peek at what you'll find in this episode: - Why it's important to be your dog's best advocate by not forcing them into situations that make them uncomfortable, reactive or worried (from walks to greeting strangers, dog-dog interactions, socialisation and more)! - Why your dog doesn't always know best when it comes to putting themselves into situations when they are unsure or don't have the skills to cope with – even if they appear to want to investigate! - Why you'll never actually know exactly what emotions your dog is feeling and why calmness (and confidence) are the KEYS to success for any dog!- Why socialisation is not what you think it is and how careful exposure and guarding your dog's confidence and optimism is far better than overexposure to the wrong things!There is so much more in this episode, and you absolutely do not want to miss it! Jump in and have a listen – and while you’re here leave a review for us and share with us what was your biggest takeaway – and remember, no matter what struggles you might be facing with your dog, there is always a game for that!Support the show
Talking Healthy Happy Dogs and Canine Rehab with Mel Doyle!
In this super cool episode of the Sexier than a Squirrel podcast, Lauren is joined by her wonderful friend, superstar dog lady and fellow Agility lover, Mel Doyle, to chat all things canine rehabilitation, dog sports, injuries and the importance of fitness for healthy happy dogs!After training assistance dogs and their owners for over 15 years, Mel switched gears and retrained as a Small Animal Veterinary Physiotherapist and Hydrotherapist and has over ten years of experience working with and formulating treatment and performance plans for a variety of breeds and ages, including sporting dogs, senior dogs and those recovering from injury or surgery.In this awesome episode, Lauren and Mel dive into some super cool tips and tricks for owners who are looking to improve their dog's fitness and quality of life, and some super advice for owners who maybe have a dog needing physiotherapy and rehabilitation treatment.We also dive into Mel's story and her brave leap to open her own clinic at home, enabling her to offer an integrated land and water-based Veterinary Physiotherapy service utilising an underwater treadmill! And of course, we couldn't chat with Mel without touching on her time working with and treating Lauren's rockstar Border Collie Brave after her ANNPE injury and how Mel approaches creating bespoke plans and treating dogs like Brave and working with their owners on their dog’s rehab journey and the road to recovery.You absolutely do not want to miss this episode! Jump in and have a listen – and while you’re here leave a review for us and share with us what was your biggest takeaway – and remember, no matter what struggles you might be facing with your dog, there is always a game for that!Support the show
Top Tips for Days When Training Doesn't Go Right!
In this super episode of the Sexier than a Squirrel podcast, Tom and Lauren are diving into a topic that many of us might struggle with from time to time - what to do when things just aren't going right for you!Whether your dog is throwing you some new behaviours you didn't see coming and you find yourself saying "they've never done that before!" or even if you're just feeling like the dog training goals you have set aren't playing out the way you planned, we've got some top tips, tricks, hacks, solutions and strategies for you in this episode!Let's take a peek!✔️🐶 Get reflective! Take some time to review the past few days and write down how life has been for you and your dog.✔️🐶 Give yourself and your dog some decompression time - in separate spaces if need be - or just chill out on the sofa together.✔️🐶 What they practice they become! Put management strategies in place to stop rehearsal of unwanted behaviour.✔️🐶 Use your dog's daily food allowance to support them, help them and grow positive associations in situations where your dog is currently struggling.✔️🐶 Don't focus on what you can't do, focus on what you CAN do! Reset, adjust your goals and choose 3 things that you can do right now to work on the struggles you are seeing from the dog in front of you!Jump in and have a listen to this amazing podcast and learn all our tricks of the trade so you know what to do on days when things just aren’t going right – and while you’re here leave a review for us and share with us what was your biggest takeaway – and remember, no matter what struggles you might be facing with your dog, there is always a game for that!Support the show
Get Motivated, Stay Energised and Be On Top of Your Game ft. Justin Prust
In this episode of the Sexier than a Squirrel podcast, Lauren is joined once again by the amazing Justin Prust to chat on all things motivation, getting energised and staying on top of your game!Lauren and Justin are teaming up to bring you top tips on:✨ How to GET (and STAY) motivated ✨ Ways you can KICK START your day✨ How to energise yourself ✨ Ways you can CHANGE your STATE✨ How to be more INTENTIONAL every day✨ Ways to grow and level up your LEARNING✨ How to create energising rituals✨ Ways to embrace and feel gratitude✨ How to be more aware of your language✨ Ways to make time for your passionsAND SO MUCH MORE! The tips, tricks and hacks in this episode are going to get you started on the right track for making sure you are on the absolute TOP of the game that is your life - and above all else, we hope that this podcast episode inspires you, motivates you and gets you pumped and ready to take on anything in your world!Jump in and have a listen to this amazing podcast – and while you’re here leave a review for us and share with us what was your biggest takeaway – and remember, no matter what struggles you might be facing with your dog, there is always a game for that!Support the show
How to Successfully Foster, Rescue and Rehome Any Dog
In this insightful episode of the Sexier than a Squirrel podcast, we're chatting on a topic that has been requested time and time again - and one that is very close to the hearts of many dog lovers the world over - and that is fostering, rescuing or rehoming dogs.When it comes to rescue dogs (including fosters and rehomes), there is nothing more important than setting them up for a lifetime of ultimate success, whether that's with you or with their future forever family! That's why, within this episode, we are bringing you all our best top tips, handy hacks, super strategies (and more!) to help you successfully foster, rescue or rehome any dog and set them up for that all-important lifetime of real-life results success!Here's a sneak peek at just some of the tips in this episode: 🐾 Be aware of a rescue or rehomed dog’s potential history and experiences and give them plenty of time to settle in.🐾 Observation is key. See what lights them up and what brings them joy - don't assume they are going to love play, food or being touched/handled.🐾 Today is day one. Let's not make up stories for them. Get to know the dog in front of you to grow the skills they need for success.🐾 Start their world small - grow experiences and responsibility gradually.🐾 Ditch the Bowl and the Routine. These strategies are a powerful way to communicate with them and provide them with a success framework for daily life.🐾 Grow OPTIMISM! Empower them with positive outcomes to help them feel in control of their life.There is so much more within this episode and an immense amount of powerful learning! Every single tip, trick, hack or solution is KEY for every foster, rescue or rehomed dog, no matter their age, breed, size or history!This podcast episode is your TOOLKIT for transitioning a foster, rescue or rehomed dog from one life to a new life - whether that be a life with you, or whether you are setting them up for a lifetime of success with another loving owner.Jump in and have a listen to this epic podcast – and while you’re here leave a review for us and share with us what was your biggest takeaway – and remember, there is always a game for that!Support the show
Über Sexier Than A Squirrel: Dog Training That Gets Real Life Results
In Sexier Than a Squirrel, the Official AbsoluteDogs Podcast, veterinary behaviourist Tom Mitchell and international agility competitor and professional dog trainer Lauren Langman talk training your dog, transforming your dog training struggles and getting real-life results through GAMES!