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

Annie Grossman

School For The Dogs Podcast - Dog Training & Animal Behavior with Annie Grossman
32 minOCT 16
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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://anniegrossman.com/2013/03/training/positive-reinforcement-vs-positive-thinking-and-why-pollyanna-wouldve-sucked-at-dog-training-93401/7820/

Woof Mask by Found My Animal and School For The Dogs: https://storeforthedogs.com/collections/found-my-animal-1/products/woof-mask-by-found-my-animal Unabomber quotes https://www.quotetab.com/quotes/by-theodore-kaczynski


Partial Transcript:


I have a couple of quotes here I just wanted you to hear and think about whether they make sense to you. I'm going to come back to them in a little bit.

The first is this one.

“Imagine a home for a dog that subjects the dogs to conditions that make the dog terribly unhappy, then gives the dog drugs to take away the happiness. Instead of removing the conditions that make the dog depressed, the dog owner gives the dog antidepressant drugs. In effect, antidepressants are a means of modifying the dog's internal state in such a way as to enable the dog to tolerate social conditions that the dog might otherwise find intolerable.”

Second quote.

“Many dog owners tend to regard as a sickness, any mode of behavior that is inconvenient for the people in the home. And this is plausible because when the dog doesn't fit into the home, it causes pain to the dog and to those in the household.  Thus the manipulation of a dog's behavior to adjust him to the system is seen as a cure for a sickness and therefore as a good.”



Humans, friends, listeners. I need to talk to you about some things that have been on TV recently which I've just been thinking about so much because there's so much dog training in these two particular shows that I've watched recently. You know, never, ever did I think that becoming a dog trainer would make me think so much about cult leaders and also like sociopaths. One of these stories is about cult leader. The other is about a sociopath, actually, they might be both cult leaders and sociopaths in their own ways.

Full Transcript available at SchoolfortheDogs.com/Podcast