The Everyday Trainer Podcast

Overcoming Puppy Blues: Building a Strong Bond with Your Dog through Simplicity | ft Emily Preston

June 09, 2023 Meghan Dougherty Season 2 Episode 17
The Everyday Trainer Podcast
Overcoming Puppy Blues: Building a Strong Bond with Your Dog through Simplicity | ft Emily Preston
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Are you struggling with the dreaded "puppy blues"? Don't worry, we've got you covered as Emily from Homegrown Dog joins us for an insightful discussion on this lesser-known phenomenon (I hadn't heard of this before), her journey as a dog trainer, and the parallels between horse and dog training. From overcoming societal expectations to building a successful dog training business, Emily's experiences and insights will inspire you to trust the process and believe in the power of simplicity when it comes to dog training.

We delve into the importance of patience and understanding when teaching our dogs life skills, covering topics such as working with her new Malinois, navigating dog reactivity, and the potential pitfalls of overusing the 'place' command. Emily emphasizes the value of creating positive experiences around neutral dogs and shares her advice on simplifying pet dog training.

By the end of our conversation, you'll learn about the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship, the similarities between dog and horse training disciplines, and how to approach dog training with a healthy balance of expectations and acceptance for your canine companion's individuality. So grab a drink, hang out, and join us as we chat about all things dog alongside Emily from The Homegrown Dog.

You can follow Emily on Instagram @thehomegrowndog or visit her website at thehomegrowndog.com.



Starting a Dog Training Business
Training and Patience in Dog Training
The Strengths and Weaknesses of Opposites
Simplifying Pet Dog Training
Dog Place Command Pros and Cons
Rethinking Place and Crate Training
Parallels Between Horse and Dog Training
Dog Training Importance