If you love dogs and podcasts, why not combine your passions? You can listen any time of day to a dog podcast for training help and inspiration. In this article, we share seven of the best options. From funny to educational, you can learn tips for teaching your pup new things and correcting behavioral issues.
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Are Dog Podcasts Good for Training Tips?
Dog podcasts can be a valuable resource for pet owners seeking training tips and advice for their fur babies. Podcasts offer a convenient and accessible platform to gain knowledge and insights from experienced trainers, behaviorists, and dog enthusiasts.
Through informative discussions, interviews, and practical demonstrations, dog podcasts provide a wealth of information on various training techniques, behavior modification strategies, and understanding canine psychology. They cover a wide range of topics, including obedience training, socialization, potty training, and more.
The audio format allows you to absorb the content while engaging in other activities, such as walking your pup or implementing new training techniques in real-time. Dog podcasts can be a valuable tool for pet owners. And maybe most important, let you know that you are not alone in any behavior training struggles you may be going through.
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Where Can You Find Dog Podcasts?
Dog podcasts can be found on various platforms where podcasts are offered. Two of the most popular platforms are Apple Podcasts and Spotify, both have a vast collection of dog-related shows. If you search for keywords like “dog training” or “canine behavior,” you’ll find numerous podcasts dedicated to dogs. Also, if you’re part of any online dog communities or forums, they often recommend specific podcasts.
Many dog trainers, behaviorists, and veterinarians also host their podcasts on their websites, allowing for direct access to the episodes. You can also subscribe to their mailing lists for regular updates. In addition, YouTube may also feature video podcasts or channels dedicated to dog training and behavior.
Pro Tip: Did you know that HypePets has a podcast episode out? We interviewed Matt Pepper, CEO and President of Michigan Humane.
6 Best Dog Podcasts for Training Help and Inspiration
Are you ready to listen to some of our favorite dog podcasts? Check out these seven and see what you think.
1. Animal Training Academy
The Animal Training Academy podcast is popular among pet owners and animal lovers. Ryan Cartlidge is the podcast host and founder of the academy. He’s been a professional animal trainer since 2007 and earned his certification in dog training through the Karen Pryor Academy (Karen Pryor is credited with inventing clicker training). Ryan interviews animal welfare specialists, veterinarians, pet trainers, behaviorists, and more. The podcast covers topics such as medical research, dog training techniques, and technology in the pet industry.
What we love about the podcast: It’s highly focused on positive reinforcement in dog training.
2. Drinking From the Toilet
The Drinking From the Toilet podcast has a catching name and you’re likely to catch on and binge episodes after hearing one. Hannah Branigan is the host and she likens the episodes to a training podcast for serious behavior nerds. She’s good at taking complex issues and breaking them down in a way that allows you to apply them with your pup. Episodes often have guests who are experts on the topic being discussed. For an informative example and a good laugh, check out episode number 175 on high arousal in dogs.
What we love about the podcast: We love that there’s humor mixed in with practical and scientific solutions for training dogs.
3. What Would Jeff Do
The dog podcast What Would Jeff Do is hosted by Jeff Gellman from Solid K9 Training. Episodes include questions and answers about dog training. Jeff is known for having a no-nonsense approach to training techniques. He’s fun, and informative, and often streams the episodes live on Facebook and YouTube. The interactive nature of this podcast allows you to ask questions about your pup’s behavior and learn from others’ inquiries.
What we love about the podcast: Jeff is easy to listen to, fun, and offers a solid take on dog training.
4. Your Family Dog Podcast
The Your Family Dog Podcast is all about helping families live with pets. It offers an array of topics related to dog training, behavior, basic needs, raising kids with pets, and helping your pup through changes such as moving or adding a new family member. For example, episode 192 is about helping your dog through stressful times like a human family member going through an illness. Julie and Tina host the podcast and both are accomplished dog trainers.
What we love about the podcast: The family-focused nature of this podcast is relatable and practical.
5. Can I Pet Your Dog?
The Can I Pet Your Dog? podcast is hosted by animal lovers Renee and Alexis who talk with guests about their dogs. If you’re a dog owner, you’ll likely relate to many of the topics discussed. From dogs jumping on tables to how dogs show us affection, they cover any and all things pet-related. Their last episode was in April 2022, it’s number 335. So, while they’re no longer publishing episodes you can binge all 335 on their website.
What we love about the podcast: First, we love their theme song! Second, Renee and Alexis are great hosts and their guests are fun. You’re likely to laugh a lot listening to this podcast.
6. DogCast Radio
DogCast Radio is a podcast based in the United Kingdom. The episodes are all about dogs and cover topics such as pet fostering and adoption. Julie and Jenny are the hosts. They have conversations with dog owners on the podcast and offer relatable stories and topics. DogCast Radio also highlights pet charities.
What we love about the podcast: We love their curiosity to share dog owners’ stories and their empathy for rescue dogs.
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Add Dog Podcasts to Your Playlist
Add dog podcasts to your playlist and implement some of the training or techniques for your pup. The thing we love most about podcasts is the ability to listen and stay updated on the go. We often listen in our vehicles, while cooking, or walking the dogs. However, the best thing about these dog training podcasts is knowing you’re not the only one mystified by your dog’s behavior. Remember there are thousands if not millions of people out there just like you wanting to learn more and talk about training techniques, behaviors, and more. These podcasts are a great way to discover new things, find community, and find inspiration in your amazing relationship with your dog.
What’s your favorite dog podcast? Leave a comment below.
Pro Tip: Want to listen to more pet-related content? Check out the best cat podcasts.
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