Sexier Than A Squirrel: Dog Training That Gets Real Life Results

40 Episodes

By: absoluteDogs

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!

Danger of Dominance

Tackling problems in a solution-focused way is really essential! In addition, dominance and dogs is always an interesting topic! 

Get our take on a Gamechangers question about conflicting advice she’s received. 

If your dog is trying to take over the world and dominate you, what does that mean?

Ultimately, games-based training focuses on growing the relationship with our dogs, including using food to empower our dogs. 

Is your dog trying to dominate you?

We explore the history of this theory and how it applies to modern day dog train...

New Year Dreams Realised

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Troublesome Terriers

Boxing Day Sale is on at 40% at AbsoluteDogs until New Year Day and we wanted to share some of our insights into terriers... something we dive into in our AbsoluteTerrier badge. 

Does your dog have an inner terrier? For some, your dog is terrier through and through! In today's podcast, we are talking terriers and every dog that may struggle with movement such as cars, ankles, other dogs and other furry animals, and so much more. They also struggle with over-excitement, being handled, restrained, and more. Terriers can be less forgiving in training, and yet t...

Your Journey Of Transformation

Wow! Join us as we hear from one of our very own Pro Dog Trainers, Alexo Gritsipis! 

In today's podcast episode, we get the opportunity to hear Alexo's journey, her transformation as a Pro Dog Trainer, as well as how games have changed her life, her dog's lives, and the lives of those around her that now count on her to support them through fun, effectives games-based training. 

How can becoming a Pro Dog Trainer transform your life? How can you get started on what can only be called an...

Succeeding In Busy Environments

Does your dog struggle in busy environments? Movement, noises, other dogs, barking and so many other distractions can thwart our dog's success in new environments. Many busy environments can be challenging and we want to arm you with strategies to succeed! 

In today's episode, we cover:

How different environmental challenges can be overcomePreparing our dog for when the world changes around themGrowing our dog's confidence and ability to make great choicesBeing the best leader for your dog and having their backStrategies for your dog to thrive, not just s...

The Perfect Pup

How can you create the perfect dog? What makes a perfect dog? Is there a formula to success? We all want our dogs to reach their full potential. In today's episode, we go into our top desires for the perfect dog, the secret recipe to transformation that covers household manners, off-leash freedom and gives you a well-rounded dog that is a champion of dog-dog interactions. 

Most importantly, how can you advocate for your dog in such a way that encourages them to become that perfect dog for you? Everyone will have different criteria. Ideally, and m...

Holidays Prep - Must Start Now!

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Surgery Success

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When You're Feeling Frustrated, Disappointed and Like There's No Hope

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Sloppy Poos And What To Doos

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The Halloween Edition

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Off Leash Freedom

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Adolescent Dogs

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Reactive Dog Strategies

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Recall With Cake

In this week’s episode, we discuss: Recall with Cake! Seriously? Let’s find out!

In this week’s episode, we talk on rebuilding your recall. Every dog in the world can have a great recall. Some with take longer than others and we’re going to delve into the common mistakes that people make when they’re working on their dog’s recall. 

Say good bye to your dog…

… running off… playing keep away … playing hide and seek (and not in a fun way!)… staring at you from a distance but unwilling to come any cl...

Should I Teach My Puppy A Sit Or A Down?

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From Perfect Pup to Annoying Adolescent

In this week’s episode, we discuss: Top tips and tricks to tackle ball obsession.

In this week’s podcast, we play some top tips tennis on how you can turnaround those adolescent dog struggles. What can you do to rediscover that dog that existed before the chaos and craziness began?

Our strategies are those that can be immediately applied after listening to this episode that will help to effectively reduce the behaviour right away. 

Many naughty adolescent behaviours shouldn’t be practiced and that saying, “Practise makes perfect,” is where we need to...

Charge The Human Battery

Hey Gamechangers,

What is Super Trainer Live? 

The dog training formula to success has three components. Discover them in today’s episode and action them to get the results you’ve desired in your dog’s behaviour transformation… and while you’re at it, check out Super Trainer Live 2021. 

In this week’s episode, we discuss: Charging the Human Battery 

How do you charge yourself up? How do you reset so that you’re in a better headspace? 

Within this episode, we examine how:

Playing the gamesInvesting in...

Should I Use Aversives?

Hey Gamechanger

Have you ever felt pressure to change the way you train? Has there ever been a dog training struggle you didn’t know how to solve? Maybe someone has approached you after witnessing you struggle with your dog and told you in no uncertain terms that aversive training must be the way to go for your dog.

In this week’s episode, we discuss: Should I Use Aversives? 

In this week’s podcast, we share our thoughts, experiences and beliefs to help out a super Gamechanger who has bravely reached...

Barney Is Ball Obsessed

Hey Gamechanger

Do you have a dog that is fascinated with their ball? Is your dog a ball collector; from tennis balls and soccer balls to chuck-it balls and squeaky balls? Do they steal balls from other dogs when out on walks? Is your dog absolutely obsessed with balls? 

In this week’s episode, we discuss: Top tips and tricks to tackle ball obsession.

In this week’s podcast, we help ball-obsessed pup Barney and his awesome Gamechanger mum and arm them with some super solutions that will set them up for a...

Help! My Dog's A Street Dog Rescue

Reactivity Transformation

How To Deal With Growling And Bones

Hey Gamechangers

Does your dog growl when they have bones or anything of value (or even that doesn’t seem all that valuable like socks!)? What about with other dogs?

Today’s podcast episode is all about how you can handle this without increasing the behaviour and without punishing your dog OR the growl. 

In this week’s episode, we discuss: How to Deal with Growling and Bones

Have you ever had someone just take food right out of your hand as you went to grab a bite? It’s an inte...

You Can't Catch Me!

Keeping Your Dog Cool In The Summer

Is your dog staying cool this summer? Let’s find out how you can keep your dog cool, and hydrated, when it’s hot 🥵, hot 🔥, HOT! 💥 

In this week’s episode, we discuss: Keeping Your Dog Cool in the Summer

We share some top tips to help you to best support your dog ☀️ when the summer heat requires some extra planning!

Some tips include: 

Selecting the right time of dayBeing strategic if it is hot - what’s best? Knowing the signs of your dog overheating Keeping your dog hydratedAnd so much more! 

One of o...

How To Become A Dog Trainer

Have you ever wondered how you could become a dog trainer?

In this week’s episode, we discuss: How to Become a Dog Trainer

Join us in the Work with Dogs 14-Day Challenge!

The challenge is only £27! This 14-day challenge is for:

Dog owners that want to be their dog’s best owner! Anyone that loves dogs and wants to work with them.Trainers that are looking to fuel their knowledge with MORE knowledge.Anyone that wants to work with dogs in any cap...

My Neighbour Hates My Dog


Does your neighbour not like your dog or certain behaviours that your dog struggles with? This is the episode for you!  

In this week’s episode, we discuss: My neighbour hates my dog!

It’s not uncommon for neighbours to express frustration when they can hear barking, whining, howling, and more! You are not alone, and we have solutions for you. There are things you can do, and there are people out there that share the same struggle. 

In this episode we share our top tips on how you ca...

Work With Dogs

Do you dream of working with dogs for a living? It’s a dream that become a reality and we’re going to talk on how you can take action to make that dream come true. 

Check out the Work with dogs 14 day Challenge 

In this week’s episode, we discuss: Work with Dogs! 

Did you know that you work with dogs even if you only work with YOUR dog? We all get to start somewhere and if you are passionate about working with dogs in any capacity...

Hormones and Health

Do hormones impact your dog’s behaviour?

In this week’s episode, we discuss: Hormones, Health, and Your Dog

Have you ever wondered if your dog’s hormones, whether male or female, impact their behaviour? In today’s podcast, we talk about the impact of hormones on behaviour. What have studies found? Are some behaviours improved through neuter or spay? Are some behaviours made worse? 

There are so many things to consider when it comes to whether to neuter your dog and this episode explores all of these aspects. 

It’s impor...

Post Pandemic Recovery

I Hate My Dog

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1 in 5 People Regret Getting A Dog

Do you regret getting a dog?

Did you know it could be as simple as

Watch the Video

Play the Game

Unlock Real-Life Results!

This week we discuss: 1 in 5 People Regret Getting a Dog

1 in 5 people regret getting a dog and this episode is your survival guide! 

Tips include:

1. Surround yourself with the right people

2. Remind yourself of your dog-owning dream so you can close the gap!

Passionate About Dogs?

Do you dream of becoming a Pro Dog Trainer? 

This week we discuss: Your Passion for Dogs and Dog Training! 

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We are giving away our Real-Life Dog Training Transformation eBook to YOU. Normally valued at £24.99, this eBook is yours for FREE today! 

Are you passionate about dog training? Do you love dogs and surrounding yourself with them? As a professional dog trainer, not only can you enrich dog’s lives, but you can also save liv...

Leash Strategies to Transform Your Walks

STOP pulling, racing off, and keep away today with these amazing leash strategies in today’s podcast episode! 

And don’t forget, if you haven’t jumped into the Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge, today’s the day! 

This week we discuss: Leash Strategies

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Today we are giving you all our tips, tricks, and hacks relating to the leash, whether it’s putting it on, keeping it on, or taking it off, you’re going to love this.

There are so many things...

The Secret To A Focused Dog

My Dog Hates Me

This week we discuss: My Dog Hates Me

Does your dog struggle with going to the vet, having their nails trimmed, or just being handled in general? We know that sometimes things must happen and that can definitely withdraw from our relationship bank account with our dogs. 

What is the relationship bank account? 

It’s the way we go through life with our dogs. This bank account can have investments and withdrawals. Investments are positive interactions, like playing games from the Sexier than a Squirrel 25-Day Challenge. 

Withdrawals are negat...

The Dog That Chased The Chicken

This week we discuss: The Dog that Chased the Chicken

In today’s podcast episode, we dive into seeking solutions with a Gamechanger from our incredible community. Listen in as we give advice to Quinn! 

Quinn’s 9-month-old Retriever x Bernese that is a sexier than a squirrel superstar who managed to chew through a lead to chase after a rogue chicken! 

If you’re wondering how to get real-life results without the lead attached and have a super responsive dog no matter the situation, we have supercharged this episode with advice a...