Mutts and Mischief The Coffee hour podcast for dog guardians
One thing that dog professionals have an abundance of is podcasts and unique learning, this can be overwhelming for dog guardians, this is why the "Coffee hour" was born, so that dog guardians have an easy listen podcast to learn more intrinsically and holistically how to meet your dogs needs.
Every second friday of the month, live in the Miyagis Dog Training Commmunity, available on both Youtube and Spotify after the session, guardians and professionals a like welcome and we give notice of the speaker and the topic to give you lots of opportunities to ask or prepare questions, ahead of time.
Episode 1 - IVDD - Intervertebral Disc Disease with Liz Bean Lidstone. Liz is a qualified dog trainer and behaviourist who currently shares a home with two guinea pigs, an opinionated cat and a wonderful assistance dog River. Liz will be drawing on personal experiences of IVDD, having shared this journey her beloved Jack Russell Rune. By raising awareness of IVDD Liz aim's to teach owners how to recognise the signs- because with this condition time is of the essence and the steps taken early on are critical to improving the outcome for the dog.
Episode 2 - Claire will be talking with Tasha about Hydrotherapy for dogs. What is it, how it can help, what it can help with and most importantly the fun we and the dogs have doing it. Who is Claire? Claire has owned dogs for 16 years as well as being brought up with them during her childhood. She has been very active in the dog world, in showing, water rescue training, agility, carting and dog training, either as a participant, helper or both. Claire will explain how her experience with disease and arthritis in her dogs, led to herself and partner at the time to decide to start up their own Hydrotherapy Centre. Claire will talk about the many mistakes they made in their experience with their own dogs, which has helped them guide many others in the right direction for theirs.
Episode 3 - Laura will be joining Tasha to discuss her experiences of working in rescue. Laura will be talking about positive reinforcement, management and setting dogs up for success within a rescue centre setting without the need to use aversives. Laura has a rescue dog herself called Luna who is absolutely gorgeous and Laura is also a member of the PPG Assistance Animal Division.
Episode 4 - Natalie will be joining Tasha to debunk the misconceptions of small breed dogs. Natalie runs NK9 Dog Training & Behaviour and works with myself as a lot of you know, she is a member of the SIT- INTODogs Social Inclusion Team, a Ppgbi member, approved trainer and behaviourist with The Association of INTODogs, an approved trainer with KAD Kids Around Dogs and a Dog Parkour UK approved Instructor and assessor. Small dogs breeds are a big topic that has had a lot of frought and heated debates over the years and this podcast is going to focus on changing the perceptions of small breed dogs and what the general public can do to help!
Episode 5 - In this episode we discuss the benefits of play and troubleshooting play with dogs, how to help dogs who aren't naturally play driven and find it difficult to play as well as how to help dogs who are nervous and unable to cope outside in the world, through the power of play!
Episode 6 - in this episode Laura Nicholls and I delve into mental health, for both professionals in the dog industry and dog guardians alike, sharing our experiences as well as how we can help with different ways to support mental health and exercises that can be done as well as where to come for further support!
Episode 7 - Colin Spence from Colin's K9 training services, Colin is a Certified trainer and behaviour practitioner, founder of Colin’s K9 training services. He specialises in puppies, environmentally challenged dogs, scentwork and is the founder of Dog Speak Podcast.
Episode 8 - In this episode I was joined by Claire Elvin, Laura Nicholls and Chris Macmillan for a general talk all about dogs, we had such a good time, we talked about allergies in dogs and how to help dogs with allergies, the summer heat and staying safe, climate change, dog attacks and UK dog law. A really fun and challenging episode, exploring how we can make changes for dog's welfare together!
Episode 9 - In this episode I was joined by Debby Lucken of KAD - Kids around dogs, talking about the very important work that KAD do, Debby's attendance to Parliament and how to keep families safe around dogs and to work with their dog whilst keeping everyone within the family unit safe, happy and included.
Episode 10 - Just ask series - this episode was dedicated to Disability Pride month, with myself Tasha and Claire Elvin of Bilsby Canine Hydrotherapy, in honour of disability pride month, talking about the problems that the disabled community face, TW talk of self harm and suicide, pioneers within the disabled community, how to address and be inclusive to individuals with disabilites and how businesses can adapt to be inclusive, as well as the laws that businesses should be following. An insight from two best friends, one disabled and one not, sharing experiences, learning and growth as individuals within business and as friends!
Episode 11 - Just ask series - this episode was dedicated to Disability Pride month, with myself Tasha and Claire Elvin of Bilsby Canine Hydrotherapy, continuing the "Just ask" series, talking about mental health and dogs for our disabilities in the dog training industry. This is a very important topic and one that many people struggle with, we want to open a line of communication and acceptance, taking away the stigma from mental health.
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Why did I set up such a mammoth group?
I wanted to have a group exclusively for Clients. For support and to meet uo and build on friendships from Classes or One to Ones. I want Clients to see you are not alone with your Dog and the problem you maybe having that you are not the first and won't be the last! I wanted a safe place where Clients could trade stories good and bad in one place for free!
I also wanted a safe place for the Trainers and Behaviourists I mentor within Social Media Platforms.
Why do this for free?
Because when I say I offer an holistic service I really do. It isn't about the money it is about you and your dogs. You and your dogs are all that matter.
So I wanted to encourage people to do homework and build better quality relationships with their dogs. So 3 years ago I had a mad idea and set up the 100 days of dog training challenge. Once a day people would spend 5 minutes plus training their dog. Recording it and uploading their video onto the Community. Every participant recieved a Certificate.
What I didn't count on was how many Professionals wanted to join and how fast word would spread. So this year 2020 I set up a 366 days of dog training challenge. We have Clients in America, Greece, Norway, Denmark and Spain. We have Trainers from Greece, Norway, Isle of Wight, America and many more Countries. As well as dog trainers and trainee behaviourists: I mentor all over the world.
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