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School For The Dogs Podcast - Dog Training & Animal Behavior with Annie Grossman

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School For The Dogs Podcast - Dog Training & Animal Behavior with Annie Grossman

School For The Dogs Podcast - Dog Training & Animal Behavior with Annie Grossman

Annie Grossman

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18
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Annie Grossman of the NYC-based dog training center School For The Dogs answers training questions, confronts myths, geeks out on animal behavior, discusses pet trends and interviews industry experts. Annie encourages people to become literate in the basics of behavioral science in order to help their dogs and themselves. Tune in to learn how to use science-based methods to train dogs (and people) without pain, force, or coercion! Show notes: schoolforthedogs.com/podcastHave a training question you'd like addressed? Email podcast@schoolforthedogs.com or leave a voicemail at 917-414-2625

Latest Episodes

The "closet behaviorist" running for president: An interview with Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen

Did you know there is a woman running for president? Her name is Jo Jorgensen, she is the Libertarian candidate, and the only third party candidate who is going to be on the ballot in all 50 states. Dr. Jorgensen has a PhD in organizational and industrial psychology and teaches at Clemson University. She has a Basset Hound named Gertrude, and she has trained her to not beg at the table... but that's not actually why Annie wanted to talk to her. Annie wanted to talk to her because she has been trying to figure out if a world view and values informed by behavior-based dog training have turned her into a Libertarian. After she became a dog trainer, Annie started thinking about something that had never taken up much brain space for her before: Government. We can govern our pets' worlds, and produce good behaviors, using environmental management and conditioning. If we can do all that without punishment or coercion, couldn't it be possible to -- at least to some extent! -- govern people that way as well? Isn't "freedom" just the ability to make choices that will be positively reinforced, rather than doing things because of coercion? When Karen Pryor first started using a conditioned reinforcer to operantly condition dolphins to do tricks, she was using literature that had been given to her from the lab of Harvard Professor BF Skinner. He was experimenting on training animals in labs, but he was also writing about how humans could be conditioned. Last week, Annie looked at examples of people conditioning other people in some recent documentaries and biopics; this week, Annie speaks with the Libertarian presidential candidate about what it could mean to give people choice and to ease up on the use of coercion and punishment. Notes: Featured photo Gage Skidmore CC By SA2.0 Ukulele version of America The Beautiful By Roy Sakuma https://bit.ly/3jqUpiZ Jo Joregenson's Campaign Site http://jo20.com Annie's dad Robert Grossman's illustration of Ronald Reagan as Mickey Mouse https://www.loc.gov/item/2016681643/ Walden Two by BF Skinner https://amzn.to/37C88kS Beyond Freedom and Dignity by BF Skinner https://amzn.to/35rzpDF

50 min14 h ago
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The "closet behaviorist" running for president: An interview with Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen

Dog Training Q and A! 10/15/2020

Join Annie Grossman for a live Q and A most Thursdays. Sign up at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda. Have a question? Visit AnnieGrossman.com/ask or upload a recording at anchor.fm/dogs. In this episode, Annie talks about her epically bad day. She describes how a teenager has trained people to stop leaving her voicemails. She talks to Joan, a Manhattan woman who has MS and an out-of-control adolescent shepherd in downtown Manhattan. She wants the dog to be a service dog, and also wants to breed him. She also talks to her longtime friend, New York Times columnist Ronda Kaysen, about her recent search for a non-shedding puppy.

69 min1 d ago
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Dog Training Q and A! 10/15/2020

Virtual private training session: Heidi, a rescue greyhound living in Manhattan

Sit in on an initial virtual private dog training session with Annie Grossman and NYC residents Aquilla and Briana and their new rescue greyhound, Heidi. Heidi doesn't want to sit and is trying to get to Aquilla and Briana's food whenever they eat while sitting on the couch. Annie offers some practical solutions and shows them how to shape Heidi to lie on a mat. Annie also shares Norwegian writer/dog trainer Turid Rugaas' thoughts on why we shouldn't train dogs to sit at all. Book a private session: http://schoolforthedogs.com/services Get a free thirty minute private session when you purchase our Good Dog Training Course. https://storeforthedogs.com/products/726834 Turid Rugaas: http://en.turid-rugaas.no/sit.html Mentioned in this episode: The Treat n' Train: https://storeforthedogs.com/products/treat-train SFTD training mat: https://storeforthedogs.com/products/school-for-the-dogs-training-mat Also see these pertinent episodes: On dog food: https://www.schoolforthedogs.com/podcast...

54 min3 d ago
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Virtual private training session: Heidi, a rescue greyhound living in Manhattan

Sociopaths as dog trainers, Negative Reinforcement at NXIVM & how to train humans to wear masks

Creepy Episode alert! It's all about sociopaths and cult leaders today. Some are both cult leaders and sociopaths! And one is a president. And one is the Unabomber. Annie talks about animal behavior manipulation methods observed in the following shows: The Vow (https://www.hbo.com/the-vow), Filthy Rich (https://www.netflix.com/), The Social Dilemma (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaaC57tcci0), Manhunt (https://www.netflix.com/). And then she looks at how the President is curing the Coronavirus with positive thinking, and looks at the differences between positive thinking, positive psychology and positive reinforcements. And... Annie offers ideas on how to train people to wear masks. If you like this episode, think positive thoughts about it. Or positively reinforce Annie for doing it by leaving a review on iTunes. Annie on Instagram: @Annie.Grossman School For The Dogs on Instagram: @schoolforthedogs Annie on her parents and Positive Reinforcement Vs Positive Thinking: http://annie...

32 min1 w ago
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Sociopaths as dog trainers, Negative Reinforcement at NXIVM & how to train humans to wear masks

Three funny things and one terrible thing just happened

Alternative titles Annie thought of for this episode: -Toddlers are hilarious and death sucks -And the dog dies in the end Annie is doing a Q and A. Join at schoolforthedogs.com/qanda If you like this podcast, go leave a review on iTunes please. Thanks! Instagram: @annie.grossman, @schoolforthedogs

8 min1 w ago
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Three funny things and one terrible thing just happened

Dog Training Q and A! 10/8/2020

Join Annie Grossman for a live Q and A most Thursdays. Sign up at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda. Have a question? Visit AnnieGrossman.com/ask or upload a recording at anchor.fm/dogs. Here, Annie takes the following questions: How can you train a dog to not freak out if strange dogs, off leash, appear out of no where? What work-to-eat toys can you use with wet or fresh food? Can you train a dog to stay away from the litter box and the cat food? A dog likes playing fetch but doesn't like going on walks. Is fetch going to be enough exercise for him? A new rescue dog barks all night at nothing in particular. Why? And how can you get him to stop barking? How can you get a dog to pee on a curb instead of on trees?

53 min1 w ago
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Dog Training Q and A! 10/8/2020

Be your dog's superhero: An interview with UK-based trainer and pet business coach Dominic Hodgson

Here's a cool approach to dog training: Teach your dog thatyou are a benevolent god. A superhero, if you will. That is UK-based trainer Dominic Hodgson's approach. In this episode, Annie interviews Dom about his journey from actor to tobacco salesman to dog walker to dog trainer to pet business consultant through his company, Grow Your Pet Business Fast. Annie learns about several dog business areas she never considered, and gets some great business advice from this titan in the field. Join Annie for a FREE Q and A next week! Sign up at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda Head over to Dom's Podcast, The Poodle To Pitbull Pet Business Podcast, to hear Dom interview Annie! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poodle-to-pitbull-pet-business-podcast/id1395354685 How To Be Your Dog's Superhero! https://www.amazon.com/How-Your-Dogs-Superhero-Transform-ebook/dp/B01IE1KTIO Free offer from Dom: 33 marketing ideas for pet business professionals http://www.growyourpetbusinessfast.com/33idea...

57 min2 w ago
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Be your dog's superhero: An interview with UK-based trainer and pet business coach Dominic Hodgson

Q and A! 10/1/2020

Join Annie for a live Q and A most Thursdays. Sign up at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda. Have a question? Email Annie@schoolforthedogs.com or upload a recording at http://anchor.fm/dogs Here, Annie takes the following questions: A new young rescue dog seems to be nervous about some men but not others. Why? A dog is barking: Do you need to say "quiet" and do you reward even if the dog is barking? What do you do when a Shih Tzu won't go to the bathroom in the yard? Why didn't an adolescent male become less aggressive after being neutered? My dog is going crazy because the neighbor's dog is in heat! This puppy will not stop biting my feet! Why! How do I teach my Pomsky not to pull? The following products are available at StoreForTheDogs.com: Ruffwear Front Range Harness Freedom Harness Liquid Treat Dispenser K9 Sport Sack Flirt Poles

41 min2 w ago
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Q and A! 10/1/2020

What is a bully stick? A very detailed answer to an awkward question...

Dogs love to chew on bully sticks. We sell loads of them every day at School For The Dogs, and, very often, people ask what they are. The answer? They're penises! This answer makes some people giggle, some gag and then there are those, like Annie, who are just left with more questions. In this episode, Annie interviews Greg Claypool, a second-generation bully stick fabricator, about the origins of this canine delicacy, how they're produced, and what you can do in order to make sure your purchasing ones that don't stink (literally). Warning: This episode is pretty graphic! Bully sticks at storeforthedogs.com https://storeforthedogs.com/products/bully-sticks Bully Sticks Direct https://www.bullysticksdirect.com/ Bully Stick Ball Jerky https://www.bullysticksdirect.com/bully-stick-ball-jerky-7-ounces/ Turkey Tendon Strips https://storeforthedogs.com/products/turkey-tendon-strips?_pos=1&_sid=d7be10867&_ss=r Blog post: Dogs love bull penises, and you will, too https://anniegrossman.com/2...

40 min3 w ago
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What is a bully stick? A very detailed answer to an awkward question...

When your home isn't the right home for your dog (and other subects)

Warning: This episode meanders a bit! Annie's Facebook friend made the difficult decision to rehome her rescue dog, and Annie considers what it means to decide that a different family might be a better fit for anyone you love, be it human or dog, temporarily or forever. What if all forms of parenting were truly voluntary? Is it a dog's fault if behavior problems are exacerbated by an environment that may have been chosen for him or her more or less at random? Were slaves insane if they tried to escape their masters? Annie follows a line of thinking that touches on how we could use positive reinforcement to help prevent unplanned pregnancies, and on how both fear and generalizations based on false assumptions can cause racism. She also explains BF Skinner's unusual argument in favor of teen pregnancy. Join Annie for a live Q and A this Thursday (10/01/2020) @ 12 pm EST! https://event.webinarjam.com/register/183/n7z7lsnw Sign up for Annie's free Master Class at http://anniegrossman.co...

42 minSEP 26
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When your home isn't the right home for your dog (and other subects)

Latest Episodes

The "closet behaviorist" running for president: An interview with Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen

Did you know there is a woman running for president? Her name is Jo Jorgensen, she is the Libertarian candidate, and the only third party candidate who is going to be on the ballot in all 50 states. Dr. Jorgensen has a PhD in organizational and industrial psychology and teaches at Clemson University. She has a Basset Hound named Gertrude, and she has trained her to not beg at the table... but that's not actually why Annie wanted to talk to her. Annie wanted to talk to her because she has been trying to figure out if a world view and values informed by behavior-based dog training have turned her into a Libertarian. After she became a dog trainer, Annie started thinking about something that had never taken up much brain space for her before: Government. We can govern our pets' worlds, and produce good behaviors, using environmental management and conditioning. If we can do all that without punishment or coercion, couldn't it be possible to -- at least to some extent! -- govern people that way as well? Isn't "freedom" just the ability to make choices that will be positively reinforced, rather than doing things because of coercion? When Karen Pryor first started using a conditioned reinforcer to operantly condition dolphins to do tricks, she was using literature that had been given to her from the lab of Harvard Professor BF Skinner. He was experimenting on training animals in labs, but he was also writing about how humans could be conditioned. Last week, Annie looked at examples of people conditioning other people in some recent documentaries and biopics; this week, Annie speaks with the Libertarian presidential candidate about what it could mean to give people choice and to ease up on the use of coercion and punishment. Notes: Featured photo Gage Skidmore CC By SA2.0 Ukulele version of America The Beautiful By Roy Sakuma https://bit.ly/3jqUpiZ Jo Joregenson's Campaign Site http://jo20.com Annie's dad Robert Grossman's illustration of Ronald Reagan as Mickey Mouse https://www.loc.gov/item/2016681643/ Walden Two by BF Skinner https://amzn.to/37C88kS Beyond Freedom and Dignity by BF Skinner https://amzn.to/35rzpDF

50 min14 h ago
Comments
The "closet behaviorist" running for president: An interview with Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen

Dog Training Q and A! 10/15/2020

Join Annie Grossman for a live Q and A most Thursdays. Sign up at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda. Have a question? Visit AnnieGrossman.com/ask or upload a recording at anchor.fm/dogs. In this episode, Annie talks about her epically bad day. She describes how a teenager has trained people to stop leaving her voicemails. She talks to Joan, a Manhattan woman who has MS and an out-of-control adolescent shepherd in downtown Manhattan. She wants the dog to be a service dog, and also wants to breed him. She also talks to her longtime friend, New York Times columnist Ronda Kaysen, about her recent search for a non-shedding puppy.

69 min1 d ago
Comments
Dog Training Q and A! 10/15/2020

Virtual private training session: Heidi, a rescue greyhound living in Manhattan

Sit in on an initial virtual private dog training session with Annie Grossman and NYC residents Aquilla and Briana and their new rescue greyhound, Heidi. Heidi doesn't want to sit and is trying to get to Aquilla and Briana's food whenever they eat while sitting on the couch. Annie offers some practical solutions and shows them how to shape Heidi to lie on a mat. Annie also shares Norwegian writer/dog trainer Turid Rugaas' thoughts on why we shouldn't train dogs to sit at all. Book a private session: http://schoolforthedogs.com/services Get a free thirty minute private session when you purchase our Good Dog Training Course. https://storeforthedogs.com/products/726834 Turid Rugaas: http://en.turid-rugaas.no/sit.html Mentioned in this episode: The Treat n' Train: https://storeforthedogs.com/products/treat-train SFTD training mat: https://storeforthedogs.com/products/school-for-the-dogs-training-mat Also see these pertinent episodes: On dog food: https://www.schoolforthedogs.com/podcast...

54 min3 d ago
Comments
Virtual private training session: Heidi, a rescue greyhound living in Manhattan

Sociopaths as dog trainers, Negative Reinforcement at NXIVM & how to train humans to wear masks

Creepy Episode alert! It's all about sociopaths and cult leaders today. Some are both cult leaders and sociopaths! And one is a president. And one is the Unabomber. Annie talks about animal behavior manipulation methods observed in the following shows: The Vow (https://www.hbo.com/the-vow), Filthy Rich (https://www.netflix.com/), The Social Dilemma (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaaC57tcci0), Manhunt (https://www.netflix.com/). And then she looks at how the President is curing the Coronavirus with positive thinking, and looks at the differences between positive thinking, positive psychology and positive reinforcements. And... Annie offers ideas on how to train people to wear masks. If you like this episode, think positive thoughts about it. Or positively reinforce Annie for doing it by leaving a review on iTunes. Annie on Instagram: @Annie.Grossman School For The Dogs on Instagram: @schoolforthedogs Annie on her parents and Positive Reinforcement Vs Positive Thinking: http://annie...

32 min1 w ago
Comments
Sociopaths as dog trainers, Negative Reinforcement at NXIVM & how to train humans to wear masks

Three funny things and one terrible thing just happened

Alternative titles Annie thought of for this episode: -Toddlers are hilarious and death sucks -And the dog dies in the end Annie is doing a Q and A. Join at schoolforthedogs.com/qanda If you like this podcast, go leave a review on iTunes please. Thanks! Instagram: @annie.grossman, @schoolforthedogs

8 min1 w ago
Comments
Three funny things and one terrible thing just happened

Dog Training Q and A! 10/8/2020

Join Annie Grossman for a live Q and A most Thursdays. Sign up at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda. Have a question? Visit AnnieGrossman.com/ask or upload a recording at anchor.fm/dogs. Here, Annie takes the following questions: How can you train a dog to not freak out if strange dogs, off leash, appear out of no where? What work-to-eat toys can you use with wet or fresh food? Can you train a dog to stay away from the litter box and the cat food? A dog likes playing fetch but doesn't like going on walks. Is fetch going to be enough exercise for him? A new rescue dog barks all night at nothing in particular. Why? And how can you get him to stop barking? How can you get a dog to pee on a curb instead of on trees?

53 min1 w ago
Comments
Dog Training Q and A! 10/8/2020

Be your dog's superhero: An interview with UK-based trainer and pet business coach Dominic Hodgson

Here's a cool approach to dog training: Teach your dog thatyou are a benevolent god. A superhero, if you will. That is UK-based trainer Dominic Hodgson's approach. In this episode, Annie interviews Dom about his journey from actor to tobacco salesman to dog walker to dog trainer to pet business consultant through his company, Grow Your Pet Business Fast. Annie learns about several dog business areas she never considered, and gets some great business advice from this titan in the field. Join Annie for a FREE Q and A next week! Sign up at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda Head over to Dom's Podcast, The Poodle To Pitbull Pet Business Podcast, to hear Dom interview Annie! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-poodle-to-pitbull-pet-business-podcast/id1395354685 How To Be Your Dog's Superhero! https://www.amazon.com/How-Your-Dogs-Superhero-Transform-ebook/dp/B01IE1KTIO Free offer from Dom: 33 marketing ideas for pet business professionals http://www.growyourpetbusinessfast.com/33idea...

57 min2 w ago
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Be your dog's superhero: An interview with UK-based trainer and pet business coach Dominic Hodgson

Q and A! 10/1/2020

Join Annie for a live Q and A most Thursdays. Sign up at http://schoolforthedogs.com/qanda. Have a question? Email Annie@schoolforthedogs.com or upload a recording at http://anchor.fm/dogs Here, Annie takes the following questions: A new young rescue dog seems to be nervous about some men but not others. Why? A dog is barking: Do you need to say "quiet" and do you reward even if the dog is barking? What do you do when a Shih Tzu won't go to the bathroom in the yard? Why didn't an adolescent male become less aggressive after being neutered? My dog is going crazy because the neighbor's dog is in heat! This puppy will not stop biting my feet! Why! How do I teach my Pomsky not to pull? The following products are available at StoreForTheDogs.com: Ruffwear Front Range Harness Freedom Harness Liquid Treat Dispenser K9 Sport Sack Flirt Poles

41 min2 w ago
Comments
Q and A! 10/1/2020

What is a bully stick? A very detailed answer to an awkward question...

Dogs love to chew on bully sticks. We sell loads of them every day at School For The Dogs, and, very often, people ask what they are. The answer? They're penises! This answer makes some people giggle, some gag and then there are those, like Annie, who are just left with more questions. In this episode, Annie interviews Greg Claypool, a second-generation bully stick fabricator, about the origins of this canine delicacy, how they're produced, and what you can do in order to make sure your purchasing ones that don't stink (literally). Warning: This episode is pretty graphic! Bully sticks at storeforthedogs.com https://storeforthedogs.com/products/bully-sticks Bully Sticks Direct https://www.bullysticksdirect.com/ Bully Stick Ball Jerky https://www.bullysticksdirect.com/bully-stick-ball-jerky-7-ounces/ Turkey Tendon Strips https://storeforthedogs.com/products/turkey-tendon-strips?_pos=1&_sid=d7be10867&_ss=r Blog post: Dogs love bull penises, and you will, too https://anniegrossman.com/2...

40 min3 w ago
Comments
What is a bully stick? A very detailed answer to an awkward question...

When your home isn't the right home for your dog (and other subects)

Warning: This episode meanders a bit! Annie's Facebook friend made the difficult decision to rehome her rescue dog, and Annie considers what it means to decide that a different family might be a better fit for anyone you love, be it human or dog, temporarily or forever. What if all forms of parenting were truly voluntary? Is it a dog's fault if behavior problems are exacerbated by an environment that may have been chosen for him or her more or less at random? Were slaves insane if they tried to escape their masters? Annie follows a line of thinking that touches on how we could use positive reinforcement to help prevent unplanned pregnancies, and on how both fear and generalizations based on false assumptions can cause racism. She also explains BF Skinner's unusual argument in favor of teen pregnancy. Join Annie for a live Q and A this Thursday (10/01/2020) @ 12 pm EST! https://event.webinarjam.com/register/183/n7z7lsnw Sign up for Annie's free Master Class at http://anniegrossman.co...

42 minSEP 26
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When your home isn't the right home for your dog (and other subects)
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