April 23, 2015

Episode 33: Jean Donaldson unpacks the state of dog training.

If you've paid attention to anything beyond the pages of paleo desserts on this website you won't be surprised that we've brought on another dog trainer to the Paleo Treats Podcast. 

The folks who are good, really good, at communicating with dogs HAVE to be in pursuit of excellence; they've developed skills the rest of us don't even know we have!

This episode with Jean Donaldson draws on her experiences with training dogs and their trainers for over 15 years and specializing in aggressive dog cases at The Academy for Dog Trainers

Jean's degree is in comparative psychology and she is one of the world leaders in understanding how dogs think and how we can attempt to understand them.

If you're still smacking your dog for pissing on the floor while you work in a cubicle for 8 hours, A) you're a savage, and B) Jean may have some advice for you that'll make both of you feel a lot better. 

Our sponsor for today's show is Real Roar, a local shop here in San Diego that offers raw food for your dogs & cats.  We're strong proponents of healthy food for all species, and when it comes to our dogs we make sure they eat what they were designed to; raw carcasses full of bones, meat, and chewy tendons.  We get the food for our dogs (Birdie, Norton, and Marvel) at Real Roar and if you'd like to learn more about 'em or pick up a case of pork neck bones for your dog and make their day, head on over to www.realroar.com

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Nik Hawks


Nik Hawks helps run the show at Paleo Treats. Fascinated by humans in all their strange glory, Nik is harnessed in and pulling hard in pursuit of excellence with the rest of the PT Crew. Enjoy!

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Anne Springer
Anne Springer

April 27, 2015

He did say the f word, which is unfortunate, but don’t let that dissuade anyone from listening to an otherwise very good interview, and very salient commentary by Ms. Donaldson. Dog training is getting to be a consumer protection issue, and there will come a day when there are accepted best practices that do NOT include instruments intended to cause pain or fear in order to train. One organization that is working toward such goals is The Pet Professional Guild. (Jean Donaldson is a Special Council Expert to PPG).

Steph Presdee
Steph Presdee

April 25, 2015

Are my ears deceiving me -did this guy swear , said the F word a couple of times?

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