Your favorite dog related podcast?

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  1. Labmama0701

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    I am listening to one that was good however the trainer said it'll take a whole year to get your dog to be off leash. I'm dissapointed. This is not what I've ready about here. Pippa's article about getting those puppies off leash as much as possible seems to be so right. Maybe he's referring to untrained dogs and dogs who are older. He's not leaving that caveat of puppy hood and their natural desire to be close to their people and utilizing that for recall and off leash training.

    As one who is just over 2 weeks away from getting our fur baby, am I right?
     
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    I don't know what a podcast is and have nevet seen one, but I'd go with Pippa every time for to get a reliable recall.;)
     
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    They are basically self produced radio shows. There are several smart phone apps that you can search for and subscribe to podcasts. I love them. Download them to your mobile device and listen wherever. There countless topics and subjects.

    I agree with you about following Pippa's advice. ☺️
     
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    A couple of my favourite dog related podcasts are 'Drinking from the Toilet' and 'Cog-Dog Radio".
     
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    Intriguing.......
     
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    I was intrigued, too. They are very good, maybe slightly nerdy. :D
     
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    Sounds brilliant. I'm away on holiday in a couple of weeks. I'll download them before I leave :D

    OP, I think "it depends". Largely on what side of the pond you're on, the puppy you have, and also the places you walk. I think you absolutely need to find places your puppy can be off lead immediately, and start working on that precious recall. Those early puppy week are invaluable for that. BUT, if you have no opportunity but to be where there will be lots of other people, and if your puppy is a bold puppy who will ignore you and run up to everyone else, you need to minimise that. Where I live, and have brought up puppies, they're off the lead far, far more than they are on, and, for us, that's brilliant. But if you found yourself only able to walk in dog parks where the other dogs were more interesting than you, well, you're setting yourself up for failure from the start.
     
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    We're in the US, in a very urban city. :( We have a fenced yard but we are recommended to not take puppy out till 16 weeks old. So best I can do, I think, is my yard until then.

    However there are puppy kindergarten classes that take not fully vaccinated puppies so can do socializing work then. There's also dog clubs - safe to practice off leash there?

    Forgive me for being so new and naïve to puppy training. :oops: My last puppy I raised was in completely different life circumstances than now. Totally opposite. So still learning the ins and outs of my options.
     
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    Wanted to add - check out "Can I Pet Your Dog" for podcasts for a fun, lighthearted podcast for dog lovers. :)
     
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    You should absolutely be taking your puppy out of your yard before the sixteen weeks, in order to socialise - this doesn't mean, as most people think, simply meeting people and dogs, but more importantly, getting introduced to all the sights, sounds and smells that they will have to deal with. In an urban environment, that will be the hustle and bustle, the traffic, buses, lorries, people of all races, wearing motorcycle helmets, turbans, in wheelchairs, on crutches, old, young, up ladders, in pushchairs... basically, the more variety of things you can introduce your puppy to at this early age, the less likely he is going to be afraid when he encounters new things later in life. Of course, you have to be careful with things like parvovirus, so most people carry their puppies out and about until they're old enough to go on the floor. You don't have to be out for long; ten minutes of experiencing something new will wear out a small puppy - and your arms! :D

    As for the dog clubs, it depends on whether the club insists on dogs being vaccinated or titre tested. If not, you can't guarantee the status of the other dogs, so I would definitely avoid it.

    You should never apologise for not knowing something; no-one here was born knowing what they know today! Asking questions to expand your knowledge is commendable and indicative that you'll make a great puppy parent :)
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement! And advice!
     

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