Episode #12: The Good Enough Dog with Nancy Tucker

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

Join me interview Nancy Tucker about her brainchild, The Good Enough Dog. We explore why we place so much pressure on ourselves and our dogs, and how reframing our thoughts from “the good” dog to the “good enough” dog is one of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves and our canine companions.   Nancy, can you share with … Read More

Episode #11: Supporting Everyone’s Needs with Kayla Fratt

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

In today’s episode, I hopped on the line with one of my old co-hosts of Canine Conversations, Kayla Fratt. Kayla Fratt owns Journey Dog Training and lives in Missoula, Montana. On the show, we discussed how to provide your dog with the necessary daily enrichment while also taking into consideration what you need from the relationship as a pet parent. … Read More

Episode #9: Living with Difficult Dogs with Lisa Mullinax

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

Living with a dog that requires a lot of training and management can be really hard on the pet parent. Most people did not bring a dog into their home to take on a training challenge. Join me as I interview Lisa Mullinax, a behavior consultant in Seattle, discuss what life is like living with challenging dogs and what to … Read More

Episode #8: The Story of Raising A Puppy

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raising a puppy

In today’s episode, I get to interview one of my favorite clients. Noelle walks us through her journey of raising Finn, her goofy Vizsla puppy. Noelle talks about her favorite parts of raising a puppy, how she got through the challenges, and what she learned about herself throughout the process.  What was your favorite part about raising a puppy?  When … Read More

Episode #7: Taking Care of Yourself to Enhance the Human-Canine Bond with Emily Tronetti

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

Join me as I interview Emily Tronetti, owner of Coexistence Consulting in Bellevue, WA, on the podcast today. We discuss two of my favorite topics: the human-canine bond and how to care for ourselves so we can support our best friends. Emily is an anthrozoologist as well as a certified dog trainer. She offers training, consulting, and education to pet … Read More

Episode #6: Your Dog’s Emotional Threshold with Sarah Stremming

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

I had the great opportunity to interview Sarah Stremming of the Cognitive Canine in Washington. Sarah is a dog trainer, agility and obedience competitor, and canine behavior consultant. She travels the globe helping dogs and handlers understand each other better. She also has a well-known podcast Cog-Dog Radio. Check it out! In today’s episode, we discuss how to work with … Read More

Episode #5: Separation-related Behaviors with Jackie Johnston

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

Join me as I interview Jackie Johnston of Believe in your Dog. Jackie is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) who helps pet parents modify their dog’s separation anxiety behaviors. In today’s episode, we discuss what separation-related behaviors are, how to address them, and how to know when to get additional help.  What is separation anxiety? Separation anxiety is a … Read More

Episode #4: Nonviolent Communication for Everyone with Kathy Sdao

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

Join Marissa Martino interview one of her favorite mentors in the animal training industry, author of Plenty in Life is Free, Kathy Sdao. During the episode, they discuss what Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is and how we can use these principles when communicating with our canines and our loved ones.  When training dogs (and people), both Marissa and Kathy subscribe to … Read More