Honest To Dog Podcast

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Honest to Dog is a weekly podcast aimed at strengthening your relationship and understanding with the dogs in your life.

The One About Follow Through
#75
01/10/2022

Season 3 kicks off with follow through. Jeff and Liz discuss the importance of taking the time and holding the space necessary to get the eye-contact and understanding from your dog in the moment you are giving a command. So often we can rush through this crucial step, take your time, slow it down, and you will have the desired outcome from your dog.

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The One About Our New Dog Blue
#74
12/13/2021

Dog number 3 has entered the game. Liz & Jeff have adopted a dog from their recent trip to California to work at Training Caesar’s way. Blue (formerly Roger) is a small chi-mix with a big personality. Liz & Jeff talk about their experience adopting Blue, and how they knew we would be a great fit for their pack and lifestyle.

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Listener Q&A #3: Dog Attacks, Reactive Dogs, & Off-leash Dog Interactions
#73
12/06/2021

Liz & Jeff answer your questions about recovering emotionally from a dog attack, how to bring a new dog into your pack when one is more reactive, and how to manage off-leash dog interactions.

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Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
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Listener Q&A #3: Dog Attacks, Reactive Dogs, & Off-leash Dog Interactions
#73
12/06/2021

Liz & Jeff answer your questions about recovering emotionally from a dog attack, how to bring a new dog into your pack when one is more reactive, and how to manage off-leash dog interactions.

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Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
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The One About Jumping up
#72
11/29/2021

Jumping up isn’t a problem until it is. Dogs jumping in your personal space is not their way of saying they missed you. More often it is a sign that they are claiming you, which can lead to overly protective/aggressive behaviour. Liz and Jeff talk about their strategies to create calm and controlled reunions with their pack.

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The One About Fostering
#71
11/22/2021

Fostering a dog in our community is all about providing a safe home for that dog while a forever home and family can be found. Liz and Jeff talk about their recent experience with a foster family whose attachment to their foster dog became a roadblock for finding that dog a new home.

Shoutout to local rescue for requesting this episode @taffyslegacycaninerescue.

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The One About E-Collar
#70
11/15/2021

Like a pager for your dog, e-collars are a great training tool for some dogs. Jeff and Liz dive into their experiences using it in their home and in Liz’s professional dog training practice.

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The One About Multiple Dogs
#69
11/08/2021

Managing more than 1 animal in the home means you are managing a pack. Each pack has its unique set of character traits and dynamics between each member. Jeff and Liz talk about how they manage their pack of dogs to create a safe and fulfilling space for everyone.

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The One About Treadmill Training
#68
11/01/2021

Teaching your dog to walk on the treadmill safely is a great tool for releasing energy, building confidence and providing much needed exercise when walking outside is not possible. Liz and Jeff talk about their experiences teaching their dogs how to use the treadmill and what you can do to set your dog up for success in your home gym.

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The One About Saying Goodbye
#67
10/25/2021

It is a day that will happen to all pet parents. Whether it is something you plan for or it happens suddenly without warning, It will be a very difficult day. Liz and Jeff talk about their own experience with saying farewell to Carmen, how they planned for it leading up to the day, and how they honour her memory going forward.

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The One About Boarding Your Dog
#66
10/18/2021

Going on a trip where you can’t bring your dog? Liz & Jeff talk about the different options for keeping your dog safe and in good hands. Whether it be a board facility, a family friend, your trainer, or your vet… there are pros and cons for each option.

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The One About Training Cesar's Way
#65
10/12/2021

Liz & Jeff spent a few weeks in LA this past month working at the Dog Psychology Center owned and operated by Cesar Milan. This episode is a de-brief of their time spend in LA, how the DPC has impacted Liz’s career working with dogs and the work she is doing at the center both now and in the weeks to come.

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The One About The Training Process
#64
09/20/2021

Training your dog is a lifelong journey, and It is different for every dog and owner. Liz and Jeff talk about some of the tactics they use when training their dogs based on their learning styles and pack position, as well as some of the blindspots we all have in our daily interactions with our dogs. Where ever you are on the training path with your pooch is where you are meant to be, don’t be discouraged. Stick with it and you’ll see results.

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The One About Picking A Daycare
#63
09/13/2021

Dog daycare is a great way for your dog to socialize with dogs in your community in a safe space while you are running errands or at work. There are different types of daycare that fall on a spectrum between play-all-day to more structured. There are several criteria you should be looking at, depending on the quality of daycare you want for your dog. Liz and Jeff dive into what you should be aware of when choosing the best daycare for your dog.

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The One About Off-leash Dogs
#62
09/06/2021

Encountering an off-leash dogs in on-leash areas of public space can be stressful, intimidating, and create some negative associations (especially if your dog is on-leash). Liz and Jeff talk about some ways to create extra space between your dog and the off-leash pooches of the world, how to politely interact with the the other owners, and how to better understand the driving forces behind people’s choices to not leash their dogs.

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The One About Grooming Basics
#61
08/30/2021

Joining Liz & Jeff is Dog Haus’ own in-house groomer Kirsty Coulson. Kirsty walks Liz and Jeff through some of the basics of grooming you can do at home, and how to get your dog comfortable with grooming from a young age. Grooming your dog is important regardless of breed, age, or fur-type.

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The One About Play Between Dogs
#60
08/17/2021

Play between dogs is important for our dogs to understand their placement and proper etiquette within the pack. In this episode Liz & Jeff outline the different energy states, types of play, and what red flags to look for when two dogs get together for playtime.

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The One About Zoomies
#59
08/09/2021

On this week’s episode we are talking about zoomies, those moments where your dog rips around the yard/house at high speed to blow off steam. Liz & Jeff talk about the motivation behind these Frenetic Random Activity Periods (FRAPS), and what you can do to ensure your dog is safe.

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The One About Training Puppies
#58
08/02/2021

Starting out on the right foot is the most important thing you can do to set your new puppy up for success. The training starts before your puppy comes home. Liz and Jeff outline some of the best practices when it comes to behaviour based training.

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The One About Street Dogs
#57
07/26/2021

Liz & Jeff share their experiences owning and interacting with street dogs. They discuss how this non-breed can often show the characteristics of being a front, middle, and back when it comes to pack position all rolled into one dog. Are street dogs perfect? We like to think they come pretty close.

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The One About Becoming A Dog Trainer
#56
07/19/2021

Liz takes Jeff through her experience of becoming the dog trainer that she is today. The pitfalls, the miss-steps, self-doubt, and the successes. Becoming a dog trainer is about committing yourself to lifelong learning and growing to better understand dog psychology.

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The One About No Touch No Talk No Eye Contact
#55
07/12/2021

This approach of limiting your interaction with your dog at certain times is almost guaranteed to improve your relationship. Liz and Jeff talk about how giving your dog less of your attention and affection can improve your communication. 

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The One About Stress
#54
07/05/2021

Stress is an important part of growing and learning. So often we insulate our dogs from the stress of new situations or from lessons that they need to work on. Getting comfortable with getting uncomfortable will be beneficial in the long-run for not only your dog, but for yourself.

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The One About Levelling Up
#53
06/21/2021

This episode is all about knowing when to make changes towards the type of person you want to be for yourself, your relationships, and as a leader for your dog. Liz takes Jeff through all of the ways in which she has levelled up the structure of The Dog Haus as well as her personal levelling-up at home.

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The One About Pack Position
#52
06/14/2021

Front, middle, & back. Understanding your dog’s pack position will help you understand their needs and how to interact with them to make sure your relationship is balanced.

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Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
Puppy Essentials: For The Real World


The One About Travel
#51
06/07/2021

Planes, hotels, & automobiles… Liz & Jeff talk about their experiences taking their dogs on trips. This episode is full of handy travel-hacks and tips to make sure the transit experience is pleasant & safe for both yourself and your dog.

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The One About Episode #50
#50
05/31/2021

Liz, Jeff, & (producer) Tim celebrate their 50th episode of HTD with a look back on how it all started, the impact felt from the community of listeners (you), and what we see for the future of honest to dog.

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The One About Raw Food
#49
05/24/2021

Liz and Jeff discuss their journey with feeding different types of food to their dogs, and how that journey has helped to form their opinions on feeding their dogs a RAW diet.

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The One About Behaviour Modification
#48
05/17/2021

Training, intervention, & rehabilitation. These are the three stages of reinforcing the desired behaviours in your dog. Jeff and Liz unpack how to recognize where your dog is at with their need for behavioural modification.

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The One About Small Dogs
#47
05/10/2021

Small dogs often get written off as not well behaved or hard to train, more often than not the cause of these problem behaviours is rooted in how we as owners treat them unlike dogs of a larger size. Liz & Jeff talk about the ways people mistreat small dogs and how that leads to problem behaviours.

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Dog Trainer Reacts: Canine Intervention S1E2 Diesel
#46
05/03/2021

Liz & Jeff react and breakdown s1e2 of Netflix’s Canine Intervention. This episode was recorded live on Clubhouse.

Looking to strengthen your relationship further?
Check out these online-courses that Liz has created:
Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
Puppy Essentials: For The Real World
Puppy Essentials: In The Home


The One About Babies
#45
04/26/2021

Preparations for bringing home your baby should include rules boundaries and limitations around the relationship you have with your dog as well as the relationship your dog will have with the new addition to your family. Do not leave it up to chance.

Looking to strengthen your relationship further?
Check out these online-courses that Liz has created:
Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
Puppy Essentials: For The Real World
Puppy Essentials: In The Home


The One About The Walk Re-Run
#44
04/19/2021

It is such an integral part of your relationship with your dog. Liz and Jeff discuss how the walk you share with your dog can tell you a lot about your relationship, how it relates to behavioural problems your dog my be exhibiting, and what you can do to improve this daily activity to have a better relationship both in and out of the house.

Looking to strengthen your relationship further?
Check out these online-courses that Liz has created:
Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
Puppy Essentials: For The Real World<...


The One About Adventure
#43
04/12/2021

Hiking, biking, boating, or camping. Planning adventures with your dog, builds trust and strengthens your bond. Liz & Jeff talk about how they have introduced their dogs to new adventures in a structured and safe way.

Looking to strengthen your relationship further?
Check out these online-courses that Liz has created:
Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
Puppy Essentials: For The Real World
Puppy Essentials: In The Home


The One About Adventure
#43
04/12/2021

Hiking, biking, boating, or camping. Planning adventures with your dog, builds trust and strengthens your bond. Liz & Jeff talk about how they have introduced their dogs to new adventures in a structured and safe way.

Looking to strengthen your relationship further?
Check out these online-courses that Liz has created:
Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
Puppy Essentials: For The Real World
Puppy Essentials: In The Home


The One About Pressure and Release
#42
04/05/2021

Body position, leash pressure, the words your say, and the eye-contact you make are all related to pressure and release. Liz & Jeff break down the fundamentals of how the pressure we use to reinforce behaviours can be for the good and the bad.

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Listener Questions #2: Kids, Cars, & Sniffing on Walks
#41
03/29/2021

Liz & Jeff answer your questions on instagram. Everything from finding the best dog trainer program, how to structure your walk to minimize free-sniffing, and getting your dog comfortable around kids & cars.

Looking to strengthen your relationship further?
Check out these online-courses that Liz has created:
Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
Puppy Essentials: For The Real World
Puppy Essentials: In The Home


The One About Baker (Liz & Jeff's Tiny Dog)
#40
03/22/2021

All the way from Bakersfield California, blessed by Cesar Milan as “a cool dog”, commonly seen on the desk during pick-up at The Dog Haus… This one is all about Baker.

Looking to strengthen your relationship further?
Check out these online-courses that Liz has created:
Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
Puppy Essentials: For The Real World
Puppy Essentials: In The Home


The One About Recall
#39
03/15/2021

Letting your dog off-leash is a privilege that should only be awarded to those with perfect recall. Jeff & Liz talk about some of the best ways to reinforce and train recall so your dog comes every time.

Looking to strengthen your relationship further?
Check out these online-courses that Liz has created:
Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
Puppy Essentials: For The Real World
Puppy Essentials: In The Home


BONUS episode #1: Canine Intervention S1E1 Breakdown
#38
03/13/2021

In this bonus episode recorded live on Clubhouse, Liz and Jeff breakdown episode 1 of Canine Intervention on Netflix, examining the strategies and tactics used through the lens of dog psychology.

Looking to strengthen your relationship further?
Check out these online-courses that Liz has created:
Mastering Treadmill With Your Dog
Preparing for Puppyhood
Puppy Essentials: For The Real World
Puppy Essentials: In The Home