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Building Endurance, Speed, and Stamina

Building Endurance, Speed, and Stamina

October 6, 2021

Dog-powered sports are truly a team sport. And while we do our best to keep ourselves in shape, carefully working on a balanced canine fitness plan is just as important to keep our dogs healthy and competitive.

In this episode I sit down with Erica Boling of Northeast K9 Conditioning to talk about building stamina, endurance, and speed. We dive into building a strong canine fitness plan and how to observe your own dog to know when they might need a break and  when they can do more!

To connect with Erica Boling more you can follow her at:

https://www.northeastk9conditioning.com/
https://www.facebook.com/NortheastK9Conditioning/
https://northeastk9conditioning.lpages.co/k9fit/ 

 

The Power of Reinforcement

The Power of Reinforcement

September 22, 2021

You hear the word reinforcement in the dog training world, but what does it really mean? In this episode you will learn how you can use reinforcement to improve your dog-powered training and your relationship with your dog. I am joined by fellow dog trainer, Dogster columnist, and dog-powered sports lover Paul Kearney of Pawesome Dogs, and we break it down for you! More knowledge, better training plans, and more adventures are just a click away, enjoy!

Follow More Dog Training with Paul at:
Website: http://www.pawesomedogs.com/
www.facebook.com/JediDogTraining
www.instagram.com/pawesomedogs

Mushers Living with Chronic Illness

Mushers Living with Chronic Illness

September 8, 2021

Autoimmune diseases and chronic illness impact about 23.5 million people worldwide causing chronic pain and a wide variety of symptoms that impact warriors daily. In this episode, I sit down with three other women in the mushing community who also fight chronic conditions. We share stores about how we help set ourselves up for success when caring for our dogs and ourselves and how we learned to listen to our bodies. And whether you struggle with a chronic condition or not, learning how to care for yourself is essential so that you are fueled to care for your dogs. 

Want to follow our panel members on their journeys?
Team Untamed (Bekka):
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/untamed_adventuredogs

Ravenstone Malamutes (Vanessa): 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RavenstoneMalamutes
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/ravenstonemalamutes/

Overcoming Fear With Alynn Lecznar

Overcoming Fear With Alynn Lecznar

August 25, 2021

Is your dog fearful? Maybe your dog runs away when you grab their harness or maybe you had a crash recently and now your dog is worried about being out front. Fear can be triggered by so many things but we have the power to help our dogs (and ourselves)! In this episode, I sit down with friend and colleague Alynn Lecznar and we unwrap the package of fear. 

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Skijoring with Kayla Fratt

Skijoring with Kayla Fratt

August 11, 2021

Want to hit the trails with your dog this winter? In this episode, I continue my conversation with fellow Dog Trainer and Skijor Athlete Kayla Fratt. She shares with us some insight into equipment and skiing technique to help you learn to be a better teammate for your dog.

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-Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/pawsitively-dog-powered
-Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PawsitivelyDogPowered

Follow More Dog Training with Kayla at:
www.Journeydogtraining.com
www.Instagram.com/collies.without.borders
www.Facebook.com/journeydogtraining 

Race Prep, Arousal, and “On By” With Kayla Fratt

Race Prep, Arousal, and “On By” With Kayla Fratt

July 28, 2021

Preparing our dogs to handle distractions on the trail and get in the right focused mindset for races can be complicated! In this episode (part one of two), I am joined by fellow dog trainer and Skijor Athlete Kayla Fratt of Journey Dog Training. We talk about preparing dogs for races and managing arousal levels. We talk about teaching an “on by” and navigating off-leash dogs! Dog-powered sports enthusiasts buckle up, it’s a meaty one!

Mentioned in this episode: 

-Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/pawsitively-dog-powered
-Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PawsitivelyDogPowered

Follow More Dog Training with Kayla at:
www.Journeydogtraining.com
www.Instagram.com/collies.without.borders
www.Facebook.com/journeydogtraining 

Summer Training Part 2

Summer Training Part 2

July 14, 2021

Balanced fitness programs are important! They can help our young dogs learn body awareness, allow our running partners to improve their competitiveness, and help our older dogs maintain mobility. But the summer heat and humidity can decrease how much dog-powered fitness our dogs can safely engage in. With a little creativity and a change of scenery, we can still keep our dogs fit so they are better running partners in the fall!

In this episode, I share with you some information about fitness programs and what you can safely do outside and inside to improve your dog's balance, flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular health!

Episode Sponsor: CTC Dog Gear
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Mentioned in this episode: 
-YouTube Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyMNENGNV1catIOOLKQYtbDFRDZ79xuFw
-Stretching Book: https://amzn.to/3hxnPy6

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-Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PawsitivelyDogPowered
-USA Algal Blooms Info: https://www.epa.gov/cyanohabs/state-habs-resources

Summer Training Part 1

Summer Training Part 1

June 30, 2021

Like many recreational dog-powered sport enthusiasts, I live in an environment where we have serious summer heat and humidity that prevent us from safely engaging in dog-powered sports at the same capacity. But, I actually enjoy the change of pace and the ability to mix up our training and fitness routine and build our relationship in other ways!

In the next two episodes, we are going to dive into safe summer training that you can do. We will talk about training at home that will improve your dog’s cue responses and focus on the trail and fitness routines for at home and on-adventure to help keep your dog in shape for your fall and winter mushing season.

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Mentioned in this episode:
Look at That, Look at Me! (LAT/LAM) for reactive dogs: https://www.clickertraining.com/look-at-that-making-the-trigger-the-target

AKC Alaskan Malamutes Make History in Their Iditarod Race with Nancy Russell

AKC Alaskan Malamutes Make History in Their Iditarod Race with Nancy Russell

June 16, 2021
Did you know in the 1994 Iditarod there was an all AKC Registered Alaskan Malamute team? In this episode, I sat down to chat with Nancy Russell, the breeder of these incredible dogs who made history. Learn about how she got started in the breed and her journey to the Iditarod as she set out to show that show dogs can still do the jobs they were bred for!

Mentioned in this episode:
www.stormkloudkennels.com

Buying and Maintaining a Bikejor Bike with Brad Kassing

Buying and Maintaining a Bikejor Bike with Brad Kassing

June 2, 2021

You know you want to bikejor with your dog, but which bike is best suited? In this episode, I sit down with bike mechanic and dog-powered sports enthusiast Brad Kassing and we talk about the different components of bikes. Learn which ones are most important for bikejoring so you can select a bike that suits your needs. We also talk about basic maintenance that bike owners should know to do on their own to keep their bike safe!

To connect with The Kassing's more you can follow them at:
Bikejoring Western USA - Facebook Group
Bikejoring Eastern USA - Facebook Group
Dark Sky Racing Kennels - Facebook Page

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