The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training

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Welcome to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training!

Join host Mandy Boutelle as we embark on the second season of the Leash Mind podcast, where the worlds of dog training and mental health intersect. This season promises engaging and thought-provoking discussions tailored for dog care professionals and enthusiasts alike.

What to Expect:

+Insightful conversations with industry experts, exploring both the challenges and triumphs of dog training and entrepreneurship.
+Practical advice on navigating the complexities of running a dog-centric business, from client interactions to personal well-being.
+Deep dives into topics like setting boundaries, dealing with difficult situations, and prioritizing mental health amidst the hustle of business ownership.
+Honest accounts from professionals who've walked the path, sharing strategies and experiences that resonate with both new and seasoned dog trainers.
+Tips and guidance for dealing with real-life scenarios, whether you're facing social media pressures, client dynamics, or internal struggles.

Tune in to Leash Mind Season 2 for a journey of learning, growth, and community in the world of dog training and mental health.

Let's grow together!

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Episodes

Motherhood, Mental Health, and Shelter Work w/Tressa Fessenden-McKenzie
Jul 9 2024
Motherhood, Mental Health, and Shelter Work w/Tressa Fessenden-McKenzie
In Episode 10 of Season 2, your host Mandy Boutelle engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Tressa Fessenden-McKenzie, a seasoned professional in the dog training and shelter world. As Tressa shares her journey, listeners are taken through her transformation from a Petco trainer to her pivotal role as the former Behavior and Training Manager at East Bay SPCA in Oakland, California. After we recorded this episode during summer of 2023 Tressa moved onto helping more dogs and is now the Director of Operations for Animal Programs at the Humane Society of Sonoma County! This episode delves into Tressa's personal and professional evolution, highlighting the challenges she faced while balancing her career with motherhood, particularly during the latter stages of her pregnancy.The episode also explores the complexities of mental health in the realm of animal care and shelter work. Tressa opens up about the intricacies of managing a career in dog training alongside the demanding responsibilities of shelter work. She discusses the transition from running a private training business to focusing exclusively on shelter work, a decision that many in the field grapple with. This narrative provides invaluable insights into the importance of creating a supportive work environment, not just for oneself but also for shelter staff, emphasizing the role of mental health in ensuring both personal well-being and professional efficacy. This compelling episode offers a unique perspective on the intersecting paths of animal care, entrepreneurship, and personal life, making it a must-listen for anyone involved in or interested in the world of animal behavior and welfare.------Want to support Tressa?Follow her on IG- @heymuttmamaHumane Society of Sonoma CountySupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Balancing Passion and Boundaries w/Molly Kelsey
Jun 18 2024
Balancing Passion and Boundaries w/Molly Kelsey
In the 9th episode of Season 2, host Mandy Boutelle invites Molly Kelsey, the founder of the Cat Counsellor in Auckland, New Zealand, for a deep dive into cat behavior consultation. Molly shares her intriguing transition from a veterinary nurse to a cat behavior specialist, sparked by her experiences with a unique foster kitten. She emphasizes the criticality of recognizing and catering to each cat's individual needs, advocating for education-driven solutions over blanket approaches.Molly openly discusses the intricacies and challenges she faced in starting and managing her business, including grappling with imposter syndrome and the vital role of setting clear boundaries in client consultations. She underscores the importance of ongoing learning and education in her field while highlighting the necessity of self-care and mental health in balancing the demands of her profession. Through her story, Molly's deep-rooted passion for enhancing the lives of cats and their owners through understanding and compassion shines through.The episode also delves into practical aspects such as client compliance, setting professional boundaries, and dealing with the emotional and mental impacts of the job. Molly's journey is a testament to her dedication and love for cats, providing valuable insights for those interested in animal behavior and welfare.------Want to support Molly?thecatcounsellor.comFollow her on IG- @thecatcounsellorSupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
The Balancing Act of Business w/Hannah Branigan
May 28 2024
The Balancing Act of Business w/Hannah Branigan
In Episode 8 of Season 2 your host Mandy Boutelle has a fun and inspiring conversation with Hannah Branigan is an enlightening journey through the challenges and triumphs of being neurodivergent in the dog training business world. Hannah, known for her podcast "Drinking From the Toilet," shares her unique perspective on navigating business ownership while managing neurodiversity. We delve into topics like burnout prevention, overcoming imposter syndrome, and the importance of finding effective ways to relate to clients.Hannah's experience as a clicker trainer and behavior nerd, with an intriguing career spanning various roles in the dog training world, brings a wealth of knowledge to our discussion. We explore the intricacies of mental health in the business realm, discussing how easy it is to fall into the trap of believing we need to wear all the hats and do all the things in our businesses. This candid chat is interspersed with Hannah's trademark sarcastic humor, making it not only informative but also highly enjoyable.Tune in to this episode to gain insights into finding balance and growth in both personal and professional spheres, especially when juggling the complexities of neurodiversity. Hannah's story is a testament to the power of embracing our unique paths and learning to delegate and prioritize for better mental well-being and business success.-----Books mentioned in this episode:Profit First by Mike MichalowiczADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life-----Want to support Hannah?hannahbranigan.dogListen to her podcast- Drinking From The ToiletFollow her on IG- @hannah_braniganSupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Empathy and Understanding w/Lorenzo Fox
May 7 2024
Empathy and Understanding w/Lorenzo Fox
In Episode 7 of Season2, your host Mandy Boutelle engages in a profound conversation with Lorenzo Fox, lead trainer at Synergy Veterinary Behavior in Portland, Oregon. Lorenzo shares his unique journey in the world of positive dog training, delving into his work with animals, particularly dogs with complex behavior issues. His discussion highlights the significance of understanding the underlying causes of animal behaviors, such as undiagnosed physical pain or illness, and underscores the crucial role of building trust and relationships in training. Additionally, Lorenzo opens up about his personal life, discussing his struggles with ADHD and the transformative impact of medication on his life and career.Lorenzo's journey, from his upbringing on a petting zoo in Kentucky to various roles including wilderness guiding, working in domestic violence shelters, and with at-risk youth, has profoundly shaped his approach to animal training and care. He advocates for a holistic and empathetic approach toward both animals and personal growth. In this episode, Lorenzo’s background illuminates how his experiences have led him to a career in dog training, demonstrating the interconnection of his past roles and his current passion. Listen to this episode for a refreshing perspective on animal training through the lens of someone with a rich and diverse background, and discover how Lorenzo's unique approach to dog training is informed by his varied experiences and dedication to both animals and personal development.-------Want to support Lorenzo?synergybehavior.comFollow him on IG- @lorenzojw_xFollow his dogs on IG- @summer_and_yoshi_and_rufioFollow him on TikTok- @lorenzojw_xSupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Scaling Success w/Andre Yeu
Apr 16 2024
Scaling Success w/Andre Yeu
In Episode 6 of Season 2 your host Mandy Boutelle engages in an enlightening conversation with Andre Yeu from When Hounds Fly. Andre, a seasoned dog trainer, shares the remarkable journey of growing his business to five locations across two cities, managing a team of 10 full-time and 12 part-time employees. His ability to sustain passion, professionalism, and care for his clients, himself, and his team is nothing short of inspiring. This episode is packed with valuable insights from a trainer who has not only scaled his business significantly but also maintained a love for his work.Andre discusses his approach to business growth, emphasizing the importance of gradual and sustainable expansion. His story is a testament to the power of learning through trial and error and the significance of finding a balance between professional success and personal well-being.The episode also delves into Andre's techniques for delegating tasks and managing a large team while ensuring his own mental health. His advice on setting boundaries, prioritizing core values over skills when hiring, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance is invaluable for any entrepreneur or dog trainer looking to grow their business. Andre's journey offers motivation and practical strategies for thriving in the dog training industry while fostering personal and professional growth.----Books & Shows mentioned in this episode:INC.com, Productivity Tip of the Day PodcastMasters of Scale by Reid HoffmanNonviolent Communication by Marshall RosenbergCrucial Conversations by Joseph Grenny----Want to support Andre?whenhoundsfly.comYouTube Channel, When Hounds Fly Dog TrainingFollow on IG - @andre_yeuFollow on TikTok - @andre_yeuSupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Transforming Challenges into Triumphs w/ Hayley Martinez
Mar 26 2024
Transforming Challenges into Triumphs w/ Hayley Martinez
In Episode 5 of Season 2 your host Mandy Boutelle welcomes Hayley Martinez from Nakama Dog Training. Haley shares her remarkable journey from launching a pet-sitting business at 15 to evolving into a professional dog trainer. Her specialty lies in addressing aggression, anxiety, and fear-related issues in dogs, a field demanding both skill and empathy. Haley candidly discusses her shift from balanced, compulsion-based training methods to a more humane, force-free, reward-based approach, underscoring the importance of evolving training techniques in response to growing knowledge and experience.The episode delves into the challenges Hayley faces in balancing her thriving business with personal struggles, such as ADHD and anxiety — a relatable topic for many. She emphasizes the necessity of charging what one's service is truly worth to prevent burnout, a common issue in the dog training industry. This conversation extends to the value of community support among dog trainers, the significance of continuous learning, and the pursuit of certifications to enhance credibility and skills. Hayley's insights into managing a business while prioritizing mental health and personal care offer invaluable lessons. This episode is a must-listen for anyone in the pet care industry, particularly those navigating similar challenges in their professional and personal lives.-------Want to support Hayley?nakamadogtraining.comFollow her on Instagram - @nakamadogtrainingForcefreeoregon.comFollow Force Free Oregon on IG- @force_free_oregon @forcefreeoregon7150 on YouTube--Support the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Embracing Authenticity w/Sarah Stremming
Mar 5 2024
Embracing Authenticity w/Sarah Stremming
In  Episode 4 of season 2, your host Mandy Boutelle welcomes Sarah Stremming, a renowned dog behavior consultant and podcaster. Their conversation revolves around Sarah's holistic approach to dog training and her personal journey, highlighting how she navigated the challenges of the pandemic. Sarah shares her experiences and coping strategies, emphasizing the importance of mental wellness and self-care, especially in demanding times. This episode delves into the evolution of Sarah's business, showcasing her successful transition to virtual work and her focus on mental health, both for herself and her canine clients.The discussion further explores the power of authenticity in professional life and the value of specializing in areas that truly resonate with one's passion. Sarah and Mandy discuss the impact of social media on their work and personal lives, addressing its challenges and the need for genuine engagement. This episode is particularly enlightening for dog trainers and pet care professionals, offering insights into niche specialization and the importance of aligning work with personal interests and values. Sarah's philosophy of embracing one's true self in both work and life underscores the theme of this inspiring episode, reminding listeners of the significance of adapting and evolving both personally and professionally.------Want to support Sarah?thecognitivecanine.comListen to her podcast - Cog Dog RadioFollow her on Instagram - @cognitive_canineSupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
When Your Passion Finds YOU w/Erin Marion
Feb 13 2024
When Your Passion Finds YOU w/Erin Marion
In Season 2, Episode 3 your host Mandy Boutelle invites Erin Marion, a certified professional dog trainer specializing in working with deaf, blind, and disabled dogs, for a heartwarming conversation. Erin, a close friend of Mandy's, delves into her transition from running a dog hiking business to passionately training special needs dogs. She shares the rewards and challenges of her unique profession, emphasizing the emotional toll it takes, including coping with burnout and mental health struggles. The episode offers listeners an intimate view of Erin's journey, blending her professional dedication with her personal life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Mandy and Erin, both affected by PMDD, discuss the impact of this condition on their lives and businesses, highlighting the struggles and strengths it brings.The episode takes a deep dive into the worrying trend of increasing numbers of disabled dogs due to overbreeding. Erin candidly discusses the complexities of her work, the joy of witnessing the remarkable capabilities of these special dogs, and the sadness tied to the underlying reasons for their disabilities. The conversation is a rollercoaster of emotions, filled with laughter, tears, and realizations, as they explore their shared experiences. Both reflect on the importance of setting boundaries for their well-being and the challenges of maintaining a balance between their professional and personal lives. This episode is not just an exploration of dog training; it's a touching narrative on friendship, resilience, and the intricate bond between humans and their canine companions, making it a must-listen for dog lovers and professionals alike.--------Want to support Erin?downtoearthdoglady.comFollow her on Instagram - @downtoearthdogladySupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Compassionate Collaboration w/Mikkel Becker
Jan 23 2024
Compassionate Collaboration w/Mikkel Becker
In Episode 2 of Season 2  your host Mandy Boutelle welcomes Mikkel Becker from Fear Free Pets for a compelling discussion that continues the themes explored in the previous episode with Karen Chapdelaine. The conversation delves into the evolving landscape of the dog training industry, shedding light on its transition from a competitive to a more collaborative environment, especially post-2020. Mandy and Mikkel tackle the crucial topic of mental health support (or the lack thereof) in dog training courses, emphasizing the emotional toll that trainers often bear in their profession. They explore how deeply trainers are affected by the emotional challenges their clients face, discussing the impact of these experiences on their personal well-being and business operations.The episode also addresses critical issues like compassion fatigue, imposter syndrome, and the necessity of self-care for trainers. Mandy and Mikkel engage in a candid conversation about the journey towards a more supportive and empathetic community among dog trainers, celebrating the positive changes while acknowledging the challenges that remain. The discussion also highlights the adorable guest appearances of Mikkel's pugs, adding a light-hearted element to the episode. Listeners can expect an insightful, engaging, and heartwarming episode that not only covers professional challenges and developments in the dog training industry but also provides a deeper understanding of the personal journeys of trainers navigating their mental health and professional growth.---Want to support Mikkel Becker?Follow her on IG- @mikkelbeckerhttps://fearfreepets.com/about/our-team/mikkel-becker/Support the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Entrepreneurial Harmony w/Josh & Mandy Boutelle
Jan 19 2024
Entrepreneurial Harmony w/Josh & Mandy Boutelle
In this BONUS EPISODE of Season 2 we dive into a very special and personal episode! For the first time, Mandy is joined by her husband, Josh Boutelle, who has been instrumental in her journey into the dog training and dog walking industry. Josh, co-founder of DigiWoof and a key figure behind Woof Cultr, shares his unique story.This episode takes us on a journey through Josh's early exposure to the world of dog behavior, his foray into the industry at a young age, and how his passion for dogs and business led him to establish successful ventures like City Pups SF, DigiWoof, and Woof Cultr. Mandy and Josh discuss the intertwining of their professional and personal lives, offering insights into the challenges and joys of running businesses together while maintaining a healthy relationship.Listeners will get an intimate look at their dynamic as a couple and business partners. They discuss the importance of communication, setting boundaries, and the art of balancing work and personal life. Josh also shares his experiences and learnings, providing valuable advice to those embarking on similar entrepreneurial journeys, especially in the pet care industry.This heartfelt and enlightening conversation is not just about dog training or business—it's about love, partnership, and growing together. Whether you're a dog lover, an entrepreneur, or someone navigating work-life balance, this episode is sure to resonate with you. Join us for a deep dive into the lives and minds of Mandy and Josh Boutelle, the power couple behind DigiWoof and Woof Cultr.---Want to support Josh?Follow Josh on IG- @joshboutelleFollow Digiwoof on IG- @digiwoofListen to The Digital Dog Pro PodcastSubscribe on YouTube- @digiwoofWork with digiwoof Checkout his software for R+ pet pros- Clicks!---Books mentioned in this episode & other book recs from Josh:Your Best Year Ever by Michael HyattFree to Focus by Michael HyattSupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Embracing It All w/Karen Chapdelaine
Jan 2 2024
Embracing It All w/Karen Chapdelaine
Season 2, Episode 1, your host Mandy Boutelle engages in a heartfelt conversation with Karen Chapdelaine, a renowned dog trainer known for her empathetic approach. Karen, shares her unique journey in the dog training world, highlighting the importance of showcasing both triumphs and challenges. This episode delves into the refreshingly honest perspective of normalizing the struggles and flaws inherent in dog training, offering a sense of solidarity and reassurance to listeners. Mandy and Karen explore the role of mental health and vulnerability in the pet care industry, particularly in the wake of 2020, a pivotal year that saw many grappling with the challenges of starting their businesses amid a global crisis.The discussion evolves to cover the transformative shift from a competitive to a collaborative mindset within the dog training community.  Karen shares her insights from her personal experiences as a dog trainer and business owner, candidly addressing her journey with OCD and emphasizing the significance of self-care and setting boundaries. This episode is not only informative but also imbued with laughter and light-heartedness, as Karen's relatable and gentle approach to dog training shines through. Listeners are invited to join this enriching conversation that promises a blend of professional insights, personal stories, and an uplifting message for all dog trainers and pet care enthusiasts.-----Want to support Karen?https://thetimelessdog.com/Follow her on Instagram - @thetimelessdogBeers and Biscuits DogcastSupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Season 2 Trailer
Dec 21 2023
Season 2 Trailer
Welcome back to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training! We are BACK in action for Season 2, which is kicking off on January 2nd, 2024. Join host Mandy Boutelle as we embark on the second season of the Leash Mind podcast, where the worlds of dog training and mental health intersect. This season promises engaging and thought-provoking discussions tailored for dog care professionals and enthusiasts alike.What to Expect:+Insightful conversations with industry experts, exploring both the challenges and triumphs of dog training and entrepreneurship.+Practical advice on navigating the complexities of running a dog-centric business, from client interactions to personal well-being.+Deep dives into topics like setting boundaries, dealing with difficult situations, and prioritizing mental health amidst the hustle of business ownership.+Honest accounts from professionals who've walked the path, sharing strategies and experiences that resonate with both new and seasoned dog trainers.+Tips and guidance for dealing with real-life scenarios, whether you're facing social media pressures, client dynamics, or internal struggles.Tune in to Leash Mind Season 2 for a journey of learning, growth, and community in the world of dog training and mental health.Let's grow together! Support the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Advocacy & Resilience w/Annie Phenix
Aug 1 2023
Advocacy & Resilience w/Annie Phenix
A quick note - there are brief mentions of  euthanasia and suicide. In our second-to-last episode Mandy is joined by Annie Phenix, the founder of The Official Midnight Dog Walkers Club, Facebook group - a vibrant community dedicated to owners and trainers of reactive and aggressive dogs. Our conversation goes further into Annie’s journey of establishing the Phenix Advocacy Center, aimed at prioritizing self-care amongst R+ pet professionals and forming a much-needed dialogue on these critical issues. She is also the acclaimed author of "The Midnight Dog Walkers". This book, though out of print, became a valuable resource for trainers worldwide, and has gotten a revamp with a second edition "Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs." By the end of the episode, listeners will gain insight into the less-discussed emotional toll of this profession and how a sense of community and a collective commitment to welfare and kindness can be a life preserver in this demanding industry.Links to sites/groups mentioned in this episode:------The Official Midnight Dog Walker Club’s FB private group with trainers and owners:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1713528972260741The Phenix Advocacy Center(PAC) website:  https://phenixadvocacycenter.com/The PAC Members private FB group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1425276967879834The PAC FB page (public): https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089557613242Colleen Pelar:  https://colleenpelar.com/Andrew Hale’s Dog Centred Care FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1102691126911105Dr. Laura Donaldson’s website:  https://fourpawsfourdirections.comSupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Shelter Work and Entrepreneurship w/Ashley Devine
Jul 25 2023
Shelter Work and Entrepreneurship w/Ashley Devine
A quick note - we do discuss the sensitive subject of behavioral euthanasia and euthanasia in general extensively in this episode. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of animal shelter work and behavior training with, Ashley Devine from Mannered Misfits. Ashley offers an invaluable perspective from their six-year stint working in an animal shelter and their experience in the shelter's behavioral program. Their commitment to prioritizing mental health and creating a balance led them to start their own training business. We also delve into their experience in shelter work – compassion fatigue, burnout, and the daily stresses that come with it. The episode is a candid reflection on the trials and triumphs of an environment that demands a lot emotionally, yet often remains unseen unless one is directly involved. Ashley’s candid storytelling, interspersed with their infectious sense of humor, makes this episode a must-listen. They share their story and invaluable advice on maintaining mental health in stressful environments and the journey of entrepreneurship.Get ready to laugh, learn and gain an insight into the world of animal shelters that will leave you with a new level of respect for the people dedicating their lives to it. Where you can find Ashley:@manneredmisfits_llc on InstagramMannered Misfits Dog Training on FacebookSupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Success & Comparison
Jul 18 2023
Success & Comparison
In this episode, we dive deep into the concept of success and its complex relationship with comparison. Mandy shares her own unique perspectives on success and offers a fresh perspective, emphasizing that success isn't a one-size-fits-all concept. She dismantles the societal stereotype that success is solely tied to income, number of clients, or constant busyness. She encourages listeners to reframe their definition of success to encompass personal joy, life balance, and resilience in the face of adversity.Navigating through the concept of comparison, she warns of the dangers of imposter syndrome, burnout, and negative self-talk that often stem from excessive comparison with others while emphasizing the importance of finding what works for you personally.Mandy urges listeners to find the positive aspects in comparison, like learning new strategies or discovering more efficient ways to do things. Moreover, she calls attention to unhealthy comparisons that can lead to a cycle of self-deprecation and doubt. Because someone else's opinion of your success shouldn't dictate your self-worth or business direction.More about the 80/20 rule Support the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Fostering Mindfulness and Connection w/ Marissa Martino
Jul 11 2023
Fostering Mindfulness and Connection w/ Marissa Martino
In this episode Mandy sits down with Marissa Martino,  of Paws & Reward. They delve into a deep conversation about the intersection of dog training, business, and mindfulness. Marissa shares her unique approach to dog training, emphasizing the importance of building a meaningful relationship between dogs and their owners. From managing stress to navigating the sometimes challenging terrain of mental health in the dog training world, this episode provides invaluable insights and tools for anyone involved in dog training or anyone seeking to deepen their relationship with their canine companions. Tune in and discover the profound lessons dogs can teach us about ourselves, mindfulness, and living more intentionally.Marissa's latest role included offering animal shelters and rural CO communities the education and resources needed to expand their animal welfare impact. She is also the author of Human-Canine Behavior Connection: Building Better Relationships Through Dog Training and hosts the Paws & Reward Podcast (Linked below!)  Where you can find Marissa-Paws & Reward PodcastPawsandReward on IGSupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
Setting Up the Antecedents for Yourself w/Tabitha Kucera
Jul 4 2023
Setting Up the Antecedents for Yourself w/Tabitha Kucera
Content Warning: This episode does include a discussion of mental illness, depression and suicide.In this episode I am joined by Tabitha Kucera from Chirrups and Chatter for a lively conversation about mental health, business management, and setting up the antecedents for yourself.  The episode teems with laughter while tackling weighty topics, such as mental illnesses, disabilities, imposter syndrome, and burnout. We discuss the balance between maintaining a successful business and prioritizing your mental health.Tabitha shares her unique journey from being a veterinary technician to becoming a specialist in animal emotional wellbeing and behavior. She offers practical advice on how to reframe our understanding of stress in business, highlighting the importance of setting boundaries, nurturing emotional well-being, and mitigating burnout. This episode is bound to leave you with a renewed perspective on managing mental health alongside your business.Where you can find Tabitha:Tails from a Vet Tech PodcastChirrups&Chatter.com@chirrupsandchatterSupport the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!
I Got Burnt Out
Jun 20 2023
I Got Burnt Out
This is a different kind of episode from our usual! Back in early April I was experiencing a lot of overwhelm with....projects piling up, an impending surgery that I knew was going to derail my usual flow for 2+ months,  and not feeling like I would be able to get all the things done, in a timely manner...which caused me to work harder and longer - working on days off, not giving myself adequate breaks, downtime and time to recharge. I caused myself to get very burnt out and when that happened...I chose to record when I was in the middle of it, just barely starting to turn a corner mid-burnout. I wasn't sure if I was going to end up using this but I am so glad I recorded it and am able to look back on where my mindset was, being able to KNOW how I got to that point and how I have avoided it for the last 2 months since. In this episode you'll be able to not only hear the difference but if you watch the YouTube you can see the difference of how I am mid-burnout vs how I am normally. This episode is to help you shift your perspective if you are feeling overloaded with things, if you're having a hard time noticing the burn out "cues", if you've been feeling like your brain is just not working with you lately - I get it and I want you to know that you can absolutely change it around. I just takes training yourself and being kind to yourself while you figure it out. Support the Show.If you are new to The Leashed Mind Podcast, Mental Health & Dog Training then please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!@theleashedmind on Instagram@theleashedmind.pod on Facebook@theleashedmind on YouTube Support the show & help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere - cancel anytime, no commitment! Think you might have some great advice, experience or story you'd like to share with our audience? Head on over to https://www.theleashedmind.com/ and scroll down to our guest application!