Dog Training DisrUPted - UPWARD Dogology

Billie Groom

Welcome! This podcast is a thought provoking journey into the world of dog rescue, science, rehabilitation, and canine behavior. Host, Billie Groom, is an expert in Canine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and award winning author. She was featured in Psychology Today Magazine by Marc Bekoff, and appears on many shows, including LA Tribune, IGNITE Your Essence, DVM 360, The Animal Innovations Show, and is a featured speaker at the Animal Behavior Society Conference 2022. Billie openly shares her experiences and knowledge, in a straight-forward and often humorous manner, acquired over three decades working with dogs, rescuers, fosters, adopters, and industry experts. She describes how dogs think, learn, process, and absorb our urban world, compared to that of puppies, and explains, without judgement, the inherent limitations of conventional training methods. Billie, then, introduces us to Canine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT), a scientifically proven methodology designed to recognize pre-established thought patterns, respect emotions, and harness cognitive abilities. NOTE: this podcast does not provide specific training advice. As a successful behaviorist for over 3 decades, and an expert in CCBT, Billie shares with us the learning journeys of a few of her clients. If you feel defeated, or as though nothing is working, you are not alone! Billie has helped hundreds of people every year who felt that surrender or euthanasia was their only option. You can do this, too! Billie chats with the most interesting people who help animals. From volunteers, to rescuers, to veterinarians, and authors, you will be amazed by the work these wonderful people do everyday! Mixed in with all this enlightening information, Billie dives deep into scientific studies on dog behavior, and dissects the world of dog rescue and training. Are the experts providing you with all the information? Or are you being saturated with gimmicks and ineffective advice? This podcast aims to change societal views on rescued dogs and our ability to effectively integrate dogs with checkered pasts into our world. By incorporating Canine CBT into mainstream dog rearing, we can reclaim the lost human-animal bond, and change the world for dogs in need.ABOUT Billie: Billie is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, Comparative Cognition Society, and Animal Behavior Society. She is the author of an award winning book on rescued dogs, and published in Ruff Drafts Magazine, Cold Noses News, and Dog Desk Radio. She is a guest on multiple podcasts, tv and radio shows, and is a graduate of Western Ont. University. Her business won the Global Business Awards 2021. She hails from Ontario, Canada and lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her rescued dogs and a cat who adopted her.

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What is this Podcast all about and how is UPWARD Dogology changing the lives of dogs and people?
Apr 30 2020
What is this Podcast all about and how is UPWARD Dogology changing the lives of dogs and people?
Welcome to UPWARD Dogology where I "Retrain Your Brain" and introduce you to the word of cognitive behavioural therapy for dogs over the age of 6 months.As an industry distrUPtor for 34 years, you can expect this podcast to deliver information different from any other podcast. My approach to working with dogs has saved the lives of thousands of dogs and the sanity of hundreds of people each year. Canine CBT is proven to decrease surrenders, increase successful adoptions, eliminate the need for aversive tools and methods, and decrease behavioral euthanasia.Canine CBT is scientifically proven to effectively address behaviors common in dogs with checkered pasts, dogs in the adolescent stage, and behaviors associated with aggression and anxiety.Canine CBT harnesses cognitive skills, increases our bond and communication, provides options, is creative, adaptable, and dogs love it! This podcast dives deep into what Canine CBT is and how it is changing the world of dog training and rescue.  Learn how it is different from other methodologies, and thereby, allowing us to effectively work with all dogs of all backgrounds and personalities. Start your learning journey here! Enjoy Your Learning Journey!Upward DogologyBillie Groom | LinkedInUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookBillie Groom with a rescue | LinktreeThanks again to the musiciansJeff Mertick | FacebookDanielle Bourjeaurd | FacebookOpen Strum | FacebookBrian John Harwood | Facebook
Dominance, Alpha and Pack Leader - The Good, the Bad, and the Useless (not in that order).
Sep 27 2022
Dominance, Alpha and Pack Leader - The Good, the Bad, and the Useless (not in that order).
Hello and thanks for joining me!I am guessing most of you are not proponents of methods that take a "dominance" approach. What does this really entail? And how is it different from Alpha and Pack Leader?There are common exercises in dominance training that may not seem as though they would have a negative effect, and, in fact, are part of mainstream dog training.  Is going through a door first harmful or simply counterproductive? Can this routine lead to dominance, and will that achieve the goal of addressing unwanted behavior? How do dogs perceive these exercises and the theory of dominance?This episode raises some interesting thoughts on how mainstream dog training can, unintentionally, decrease the bond between you and your dog, and effect the success of your training routine.  Or perhaps your dog simply thinks you are not very bright! I then provide some suggestions for exercises to try at home to improve the bond and increase your communication with your dog. For more links to social media, interviews, and press releases, pls visit my websites.Upward DogologyDog Dog Trainer | DogLogic Behavioural Rehabilitation | Regina (doglogicregina.com)Here is the link to the recent article in Psychology Today Mag by Marc Bekoff on Canine CBTDog Training: Perception, Cognition, and Emotions | Psychology TodayBuy My Book! Winner of the 2019 American Best Book Fest Award (pets/narrative/non-fiction)The Art of Urban People With Adopted and Rescued Dogs Methodology: Rescued Dogs: The Misunderstood Breed: Groom, Billie: 9781525547287: Books - Amazon.caThanks again to the musiciansJeff Mertick | FacebookDanielle Bourjeaurd | FacebookOpen Strum | FacebookBrian John Harwood | Facebook
Water Rescue Dogs - the story of Al, by guest, Lynne Cox
May 31 2022
Water Rescue Dogs - the story of Al, by guest, Lynne Cox
Welcome to Dog Training DisrUPted, by UPWARD DogologyThis episode features animal lover, professional swimmer, writer, speaker, and creator of peace, Lynne Cox. Lynne's new book, Tales of Al, The Water Rescue Dog, is a heartwarming story about a dog expected to be an "easy train" by the elite Italian Water Rescue Dog Team. Lynne recounts her visit to Italy, meeting all the dogs, and sharing the story of Al, (well, not the end of the story!) Lynne is an American long-distance open-water swimmer, who is best known for being the first person to swim between the US and the Soviet Union in the Bering Strait, a feat which has been recognized for easing the Cold War tensions between Ronald Reagan  and Soviet Leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. She still swims every morning, preferably with dogs, and she is such an inspiration for so many people. I have the utmost respect for Lynne.  Following our chat, I talk about cognitive skills, and they are harnessed differently for different activities, and the importance of adapting to dog's personalities.You can purchase Lynne's book here Tales Of Al: The Water Rescue Dog, Book by Lynne Cox (Hardcover) | www.chapters.indigo.ca Learn more about Lynne and all her accomplishments here Lynne Cox - WikipediaFor more info on Canine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Upward DogologyDog Dog Trainer | DogLogic Behavioural Rehabilitation | Regina (doglogicregina.com)Interview with Marc Bekoff in Psychology Today MagazineDog Training: Perception, Cognition, and Emotions | Psychology TodaySocial MediaBillie Groom | LinkedInUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookBuy My Book! Winner of the 2019 American Best Book Fest Award (pets/narrative/non-fiction)The Art of Urban People With Adopted and Rescued Dogs Methodology: Rescued Dogs: The Misunderstood Breed: Groom, Billie: 9781525547287: Books - Amazon.caThanks again to the musiciansJeff Mertick | FacebookDanielle Bourjeaurd | FacebookOpen Strum | FacebookBrian John Harwood | Facebook
Leash Walks - Dogs Love Them, And You Should, Too!
Apr 26 2022
Leash Walks - Dogs Love Them, And You Should, Too!
Leash walks can be frustrating when dogs are pulling, putting on the brakes, or  lolly-gagging.  Should you be expected to continuously turn around, or simply allow your dog to sniff everything? Should you be expected to have decompression walks that are really only decompressing for your dog? In this ep I talk about common recommendations, from continuously turning around, standing still, to allowing your dog to sniff and decide the direction (is this a technique?).  I talk about different apparatuses designed to prevent pulling, and discuss some pros and cons of some popular ones. I make some suggestions of easy exercises to apply to gain greater focus (no, not treats or the look at me command), and provide suggestions as to how to apply these to your situation and daily life.  Leash walking is all about having the skills to communicate and provide calm, clear direction. Your dog's perception of you and the environment determines his or her behavior.NOTE - this is not a training guide. The advice is to be adjusted to your needs and specific situation, and dog. NOTE - for dogs over six months of age For more links to social media, interviews, and press releases, pls visit my website.Upward DogologyBillie Groom | LinkedInUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookBillie Groom with a rescue | LinktreeBuy My Book! Winner of the 2019 American Best Book Fest Award (pets/narrative/non-fiction)The Art of Urban People With Adopted and Rescued Dogs Methodology: Rescued Dogs: The Misunderstood Breed: Groom, Billie: 9781525547287: Books - Amazon.caThanks again to the musiciansJeff Mertick | FacebookDanielle Bourjeaurd | FacebookOpen Strum | FacebookBrian John Harwood | FacebookNOTE: This ep is not a step by step training guide. The suggestions are simply to introduce a new approach. The specific application varies. UPWARD Dogology or Billie are not responsible for the application of the exercises.
Habits, Cues, Triggers - How do they effect behavior in humans and dogs?
Mar 29 2022
Habits, Cues, Triggers - How do they effect behavior in humans and dogs?
Does your dog run to the door when you pick up your car keys? Or run to the door with the sound of your partner's car pulling? Or jump off the couch when you click off the tv?These are triggers that create habits - good habits!  But what about habits our dogs have that are not what we perceive as "good" or "wanted".  These habits lead to unwanted behavior, but mainstream dog training addresses these as "good vs bad behavior", using conditioning methods to change them, which can often fail.Canine CBT views all behaviors as driven by emotional intelligence and a self-perceived need to do a behavior to achieve a goal. The behavior becomes a habit based on cognitive skills. To change that behavior, we must change perception. My guest (or, more accurately, me as a guest on his podcast) , Ian Tolson, is an expert in habits - why we have them, how we can change them, and how they effect our behavior.  This episode unfolded from a chat intended to be an episode for Ian's podcast, and turned into a chat on how habits form behaviors, and how we change these behaviors by changing perception.  Is there much difference between humans and dogs in relation to cognitive skills, emotional intelligence, and behaviors stemming from these?  Find out in this off-the-cuff chat. I follow this chat with exercises that change a dog's perception of you and your ability to calmly manage situations. Enjoy Your Learning Journey! Find Ian Tolson on LinkedINIan Tolson | LinkedInFor more links to social media, interviews, and press releases, pls visit my website.Upward DogologyBillie Groom | LinkedInUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookBillie Groom with a rescue | LinktreeBuy My Book! Winner of the 2019 American Best Book Fest Award (pets/narrative/non-fiction)The Art of Urban People With Adopted and Rescued Dogs Methodology: Rescued Dogs: The Misunderstood Breed: Groom, Billie: 9781525547287: Books - Amazon.caThanks again to the musiciansJeff Mertick | FacebookDanielle Bourjeaurd | FacebookOpen Strum | FacebookBrian John Harwood | Facebook
"Why Won't My Adopted Dog Eat?" Solutions Based in Logic and CCBT (no, not handfeeding)
Feb 22 2022
"Why Won't My Adopted Dog Eat?" Solutions Based in Logic and CCBT (no, not handfeeding)
Welcome! Adopting a dog over the age of six months is rewarding and fun. When initially integrating dogs into a family, we can expect some challenges. As with humans, change in eating habits is a common reaction to stress caused by change in environment or physical ailments.  When physically healthy dogs who are adapting well to their new environment refuse to eat, it can be scary and a bit of a mystery for many adopters. Fortunately, their are quick solutions grounded in logic, creativity, and the ability to think like a dog, as well as long-term solutions grounded in Canine CBT which address the root of the problem.As discussed in the conclusion, here are the links to a few of the many shows I am a featured guest on:Let's Find Out About Upward Dogology! - YouTube (the Science and Magic of the Human-Animal Bond hosted by Psycologist and filmmaker, Diane Soloman)Episode 55: Retrain your (and your dog’s) brain with canine CBT (dvm360.com)  Hosted by Veterinarian and CEO of DVM 360, Dr. Adam ChristmanThe Dog Connection Show, Season 6. Episode 6 - YouTubeThe Dog Connection Show, Season 6. Episode 7 - YouTubeHosted by long time pro's Kathy Tarochione, Gaetan Charest, and Roman GottfriedFor more links to social media, interviews, and press releases, pls visit my website.Upward DogologyBillie Groom | LinkedInUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookBillie Groom with a rescue | LinktreeBuy My Book! Winner of the 2019 American Best Book Fest Award (pets/narrative/non-fiction)The Art of Urban People With Adopted and Rescued Dogs Methodology: Rescued Dogs: The Misunderstood Breed: Groom, Billie: 9781525547287: Books - Amazon.caThanks again to the musiciansJeff Mertick | FacebookDanielle Bourjeaurd | FacebookOpen Strum | FacebookBrian John Harwood | FacebookThis episode features Jeff Mertick Band and Open Strum.
Are Industry Leaders Giving You The Info You Need and Deserve? Let's Explore Some Other Resources.
Dec 28 2021
Are Industry Leaders Giving You The Info You Need and Deserve? Let's Explore Some Other Resources.
Welcome to  the final episode of 2021!  This episode was a challenge. So much happened in 2021 in relation to spreading awareness of Canine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, making connections, collaborating, and learning about the industry. I decided to share, in brief,  the pitfalls of the industry, which, for those who listen other episodes, know all too well.  Through the closed doors I received from influential orgs, I learned a lot about the underlying mechanics of the dog world, which, not surprisingly, function much like other industries - ego, greed and personal agendas rank high.  I took this info and turned it into effective connections and collaborations.  In this episode, I introduce you to changemakers whom you may not be aware of because, like myself, they do not follow the industry norm, and they are not afraid to make waves in the better interest of dogs and the people who love them. I wish you all the best in 2022 and, as always, I appreciate your support and all you do for the pets in your care.  Enjoy Your Learning Journey.For more links to social media, interviews, and press releases, pls visit my website. Upward DogologyBillie Groom | LinkedInUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookBillie Groom with a rescue | LinktreeThanks again to the musiciansJeff Mertick | FacebookDanielle Bourjeaurd | FacebookOpen Strum | FacebookBrian John Harwood | Facebook
Michael Overlie: The Relationship between Men and their Dogs; How CBT is Changing Mindset on the need for "Boundaries" and "Discipline".
Nov 30 2021
Michael Overlie: The Relationship between Men and their Dogs; How CBT is Changing Mindset on the need for "Boundaries" and "Discipline".
Welcome!   You are going to love this chat with Michael!Michael Overlie is a Canine-Partnered Coach, Energy Healer, and Author. Michael provides men with the tools to be not only a great dog-dad, but also the best human they can be,  by changing their perceived need to be the tough guy, or use their dog as a status symbol.  Amazingly, Michael accomplishes this in the most relaxed, holistic, and centered manner.   I learned about Michael's  mindset as we went through this most interesting chat.   Trust me, he is like no one else you have met - come join us! Speaking of mindset....I follow the chat with a talk on how the mindset toward dogs is progressing (finally) toward communicating and bonding with dogs - essentially a more  holistic approach.  Is this possible while remaining within the realms of conventional training techniques?  I refer to a trainer who, in an attempt to improve the adoption process, encourages "Boundaries" and "Discipline" in the early stages. As much as I promote interacting with a newly adopted dog, as opposed to doing essentially "nothing", instilling boundaries and discipline is not the direction we want to go with dogs over 6 months. Michael Overlie | LinkedIn Homepage | Spirit of the Dog (dogsandmen.com) out season 1 and 3 - all new episodes!!  More info on Canine CBT and how it relates to you and your dog. Upward DogologyBillie Groom | LinkedInUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookBillie Groom with a rescue | LinktreeThanks again to the musiciansJeff Mertick | FacebookDanielle Bourjeaurd | FacebookOpen Strum | FacebookBrian John Harwood | Facebook
Which Method is Best for Anxiety Rehab and Why? Then, Meet Brad Malin, of Companion CBD.
Aug 15 2021
Which Method is Best for Anxiety Rehab and Why? Then, Meet Brad Malin, of Companion CBD.
Welcome to our first mid-month episode where I provide insight and info on dog behavior, followed by an guest speaker who is in an expert in their field.  Let's talk about Anxiety Rehabilitation!  Conventional methods, ones common in mainstream dog training, adhere to the principles of Conditioning Methodologies. They are intentionally designed to teach and encourage expected behaviors, and prevent unwanted behaviors, making them great for puppies and some dogs. But what happens when dogs already feel fear or anxiety and their behaviors are already established? Well, this is where cognitive behavioral therapy shines! Find out why.Meet Brad Malin, owner of Companion CBD, the only CBD product with a veterinarian on the team!  Brad has a background in health and has worked closely with veterinarians. Frustrated by the inefficiencies of CBD for pets, he, along with veterinarians, developed the only CBD product in soft chews and backed by veterinarians.  Find out what you need to know about CBD products - you will be surprised!CompanionCBD - CBD For Pets Thanks to(1) Brian John Harwood | Facebookand(1) Danielle Bourjeaurd | Facebookfor the music clips!Links to Billie Groom and UPWARD Dogology:    Billie Groom | LinkedIn(2) UPWARD Dogology (@UDogology) / TwitterUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookSeason 5 is a "Dogology" of tips, Q and A's, interviews, discussions and a deeper look UPWARD Dogology all with the goal of making the world a better place! Season 4 is interviews with people and organizations. Be part of the solution by listening, sharing, and reviewing.  Season 3 dives deep into Conditioning methods. Are they right for you and your dog? Season 2 shares the learning journey of my clients with dogs; always interesting and a great way to feel a connections with others who have similar experiences.  Season 1 explains my unconventional learning journey, dives into the limitations of positive reinforcement training and introduces cognitive behavioral therapy.
Can Puppies "Think Cognitively"? Are Cognitive Exercises Influential During Puppyhood? Marc Bekoff's Newest Release.
Jul 27 2021
Can Puppies "Think Cognitively"? Are Cognitive Exercises Influential During Puppyhood? Marc Bekoff's Newest Release.
Welcome! This episode was inspired by a ClubHouse Chat with the Director of the Thinking Dog Centre and Asst Prof at Hunter College, Sarah Byosiere, who talked about cognitive abilities in dogs and puppies. I often get asked why I do not work with puppies - find out why!  How are the cognitive skills of puppies harnessed and applied differently to that of dogs?Yup! Marc Bekoff sent me an email about his new book - get the scoop on how it relates to my passion for street dogs.Stay tuned for the release of the second edition of my book. I chat about that at the end of this episode. Enjoy! Thanks to (1) Brian John Harwood | Facebookand (1) Danielle Bourjeaurd | Facebookfor the music clips!Links to Billie Groom and UPWARD Dogology:    Billie Groom | LinkedIn(2) UPWARD Dogology (@UDogology) / TwitterUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookSeason 5 is a "Dogology" of tips, Q and A's, interviews, discussions and a deeper look UPWARD Dogology all with the goal of making the world a better place! Season 4 is interviews with people and organizations. Be part of the solution by listening, sharing, and reviewing.  Season 3 dives deep into Conditioning methods. Are they right for you and your dog? Season 2 shares the learning journey of my clients with dogs; always interesting and a great way to feel a connections with others who have similar experiences.  Season 1 explains my unconventional learning journey, dives into the limitations of positive reinforcement training and introduces cognitive behavioral therapy.
What Do We Do When Adopted Dogs Won't Eat?; The Decompression Period - Do Dogs Need It?; A Scientific Study on Street Dogs and Behavioral Issues.
Jun 29 2021
What Do We Do When Adopted Dogs Won't Eat?; The Decompression Period - Do Dogs Need It?; A Scientific Study on Street Dogs and Behavioral Issues.
Adopting a dog is rewarding, but can be challenging due to inherent stress.  A reaction to stress is, as with humans, not eating, which can be scary! Common techniques often fail because they are not addressing the reason - in other words, we need to find the reason to determine solution. What if the dog is not stressed? What if their are no physical ailments?  Maybe the solution requires logic and an understanding of how dog's think and feel and what is important to each dog.We then chat about the Decompression period - is it simply an extension of the 3 day, 3 week, 3 month "meme"?  Do dogs need it?A recent scientific study out of the UK compares the opinions of veterinarians to those of dog owners regarding aggression and anxiety in former street dogs adopted into homes. The results are...well....they certainly bring home the need to more effectively address aggression and anxiety in adopted dogs.  We got this covered, but are the vets listening?We got new music!  Check it out - thnx to Brian John Harwood, dog and music lover! thanks again to our returning feature artist, The Jeff Mertick Band to Billie Groom and UPWARD Dogology:    Billie Groom | LinkedIn(2) UPWARD Dogology (@UDogology) / TwitterUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookSeason 5 is a "Dogology" of tips, Q and A's, interviews, discussions and a deeper look UPWARD Dogology all with the goal of making the world a better place! Season 4 is interviews with people and organizations. Be part of the solution by listening, sharing, and reviewing.  Season 3 dives deep into Conditioning methods. Are they right for you and your dog? Season 2 shares the learning journey of my clients with dogs; always interesting and a great way to feel a connections with others who have similar experiences.  Season 1 explains my unconventional learning journey, dives into the limitations of positive reinforcement training and introduces cognitive behavioral therapy.
What Does It Mean to truly Understand Your Dog? "Talking With The Dogs" with Liz Murdoch; Feedback From Last Ep. Leash Walk Challenge; The Dangers of Pre-setting Training Goals
May 25 2021
What Does It Mean to truly Understand Your Dog? "Talking With The Dogs" with Liz Murdoch; Feedback From Last Ep. Leash Walk Challenge; The Dangers of Pre-setting Training Goals
This ep. is all about reading and understanding our dogs, respecting their needs, and adapting to their personalities and they grow and change. Liz Murdoch is an animal communicator with a passion for helping people bond and understand their pet on a whole new level. This is a great chat full of surprising tidbits of info.I follow this with three examples of feedback I received from the challenge from last month's ep. (inserting command based exercises on a leash walk that require your feet to move when the dog does not, and unteaching the Sit command). This leads to some surprising results for two dogs with different kinds of anxiety and one silly dog! I then use a client example to show the benefits of providing dogs with options. By pre-determining the end goal, we often limit the ability for dogs to overcome fears and prevent ourselves from enjoying the company of our dog.  UPWARD Dogology allows us to provide skills to read the dog, adapt to individual dogs' personalities and progress as the dog progresses.  Connect with Liz!Liz Murdoch (@talkingwiththedogs) • Instagram photos and videosLiz Murdoch (whatyourdogwants.com)I am now on ClubHouse as Billie Groom - follow me and let me know and I will follow back!Links to Billie Groom and UPWARD Dogology:    Billie Groom | LinkedIn(2) UPWARD Dogology (@UDogology) / TwitterUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookSeason 5 is a "Dogology" of tips, Q and A's, interviews, discussions and a deeper look UPWARD Dogology all with the goal of making the world a better place! Season 4 is interviews with people and organizations. Be part of the solution by listening, sharing, and reviewing.  Season 3 dives deep into trending methods. Are they right for you and your dog? Season 2 shares the learning journey of my clients with dogs; always interesting and a great way to feel a connections with others who have similar experiences.  Season 1 explains my unconventional learning journey, dives into the limitations of positive reinforcement training and introduces cognitive behavioral therapy.Thanks again to the Jeff Mertick Band of Regina, SK, Canada, and to Open Strum of New Brunswick, Canada for the great music!The Jeff Mertick Band - YouTubeOpen Strum
A Platform Exercise Revealed (Wahoo!); An Interview with Kerry Cooke of Spleash Your Leash; Are You Interested in Partaking in Cognitive Studies? Listen UP!; Do You Underestimate Your Dog's Intelligence?
Apr 27 2021
A Platform Exercise Revealed (Wahoo!); An Interview with Kerry Cooke of Spleash Your Leash; Are You Interested in Partaking in Cognitive Studies? Listen UP!; Do You Underestimate Your Dog's Intelligence?
This is THE episode where I reveal a platform exercise, and, well, it is pretty simple - all that is required is for your dog to enjoy going for a walk! And speaking of, we have Kerry Cooke, creator of Spleash, as our featured guest talking about her hot product that will make your walks and hikes with your dog a safe and easy. Kerry is passionate about helping survivors of domestic abuse, which lead to the creation of her product. For more info, click on the link below.  PetPartners.org. I then talk about the 4 day conference I attended (virtual) held by the Comparative Cognitive Society (CO3). Are you interested in participating in cognitive studies on dogs - listen UP!Here is the link to my interview on The Animal Innovations ShowChange Your Dog's Perspective to Change Their Behavior | UPWARD Dogology - YouTubeThanks again to the Jeff Mertick Band of Regina, SK, Canada, and to Open Strum of New Brunswick, Canada for the great music! The Jeff Mertick Band - YouTubeOpen StrumI am now on ClubHouse as Billie Groom - follow me and let me know and I will follow back!Links to Billie Groom and UPWARD Dogology:    Billie Groom | LinkedIn(2) UPWARD Dogology (@UDogology) / TwitterUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookSeason 5 is a "Dogology" of tips, Q and A's, interviews, discussions and a deeper look UPWARD Dogology all with the goal of making the world a better place! Season 4 is interviews with people and organizations. Be part of the solution by listening, sharing, and reviewing.  Season 3 dives deep into trending methods. Are they right for you and your dog? Season 2 shares the learning journey of my clients with dogs; always interesting and a great way to feel a connections with others who have similar experiences.  Season 1 explains my unconventional learning journey, dives into the limitations of positive reinforcement training and introduces cognitive behavioral therapy.
Can Positive Reinforcement Training reach the cognitive side of the brain? The Benefits of Canine Enrichment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for dogs explained using a Soup Recipe (WTF?). Tip on Bringing a Rescued Dog into your Home.
Mar 30 2021
Can Positive Reinforcement Training reach the cognitive side of the brain? The Benefits of Canine Enrichment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for dogs explained using a Soup Recipe (WTF?). Tip on Bringing a Rescued Dog into your Home.
A listener, who is a scientist, asked a great question - "Can positive reinforcement training reach the cognitive side of the brain?" Great question. I had to think about this and am excited to share my thoughts. We then explore Canine Enrichment exercises, their benefits, and if they reach the cognitive side of the brain.I then use an example provided by a professor as to what CBT is and how it is like making soup!I was recently a guest on a tv show where I provided a tip that combines R+ exercises and CBT to help integrate a rescued dog into your home. This tip got a lot of great feedback, so I thought I would share it.For more info on the listener who asked the question, visit her IG page - DogScienceSaysWhat the Dog Science Says (@dogsciencesays) • Instagram photos and videos And, as always, thanks to Open Strum and Danielle Bourjeaurd for the music clips Open Strum(6) Danielle Bourjeaurd | FacebookI am now on ClubHouse as Billie Groom - follow me and let me know and I will follow back!Links to Billie Groom and UPWARD Dogology:    Billie Groom | LinkedIn(2) UPWARD Dogology (@UDogology) / TwitterUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookSeason 5 is a "Dogology" of tips, Q and A's, interviews, discussions and a deeper look UPWARD Dogology all with the goal of making the world a better place! Season 4 is interviews with people and organizations. Be part of the solution by listening, sharing, and reviewing.  Season 3 dives deep into trending methods. Are they right for you and your dog? Season 2 shares the learning journey of my clients with dogs; always interesting and a great way to feel a connections with others who have similar experiences.  Season 1 outlines my  learning journey and dives into the limitations of positive reinforcement training and introduces cognitive behavioral therapy.
Connecting Scientific Studies on Dog Cognition to that of Common Dog Behavior Problems and the Best Method to Address Unwanted Dog Behavior.
Feb 23 2021
Connecting Scientific Studies on Dog Cognition to that of Common Dog Behavior Problems and the Best Method to Address Unwanted Dog Behavior.
Billie uses 4 scientific studies on dog cognition to explain why we need a method grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy to address a common unwanted behavior in dogs over 6 months.In this episode we explore four cognitive abilities by introducing the studies which prove dogs have these abilities. I discuss how these abilities, although considered positive, can cause common unwanted behaviors and why suppressing these skills can increase the unwanted behavior.Memory,  Emotions, Object Permanence, Object Differentiation, Dexterity, and the ability to understand that an action has a result are some of the recent trends in scientific studies.  If dogs can think cognitively, and their behaviors, whether considered "good" or "bad" (wanted or unwanted) are a result of these skills, we need to harness these skills to understand these behaviors. By remaining under the Operant Conditioning umbrella (positive reinforcement and balanced training), we simply cannot harness their cognitive abilities, which explains why addressing these behaviors is often challenging or impossible. NOTE: You do not need to be a scientist or a certified dog trainer to understand the info in  this episode. If you have questions, please contact Billie at billie@upwarddogology.comLinks to Billie Groom and UPWARD Dogology:    Billie Groom | LinkedIn(2) UPWARD Dogology (@UDogology) / TwitterUPWARD Dogology (@upwarddogology) • Instagram photos and videosUpward Dogology | FacebookSeason 5 is a "Dogology" of tips, Q and A's, interviews, discussions and a deeper look UPWARD Dogology all with the goal of making the world a better place! Season 4 is interviews with people and organizations. Be part of the solution by listening, sharing, and reviewing.  Season 3 dives deep into trending methods. Are they right for you and your dog? Season 2 shares the learning journey of my clients with dogs; always interesting and a great way to feel a connections with others who have similar experiences.  Season 1 outlines my  learning journey and dives into the limitations of positive reinforcement training and introduces cognitive behavioral therapy.Thanks to Open Strum and the Jeff Mertick Band for the music!Open Strum (facebook.com)