Ep 32: Building Canine Resilience with Dr. Patricia McConnell

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

On episode 32 of the podcast, I am thrilled to speak with one of my heroes, Dr. Patricia McConnell. She is not one that needs a formal introduction since she’s a household name when it comes to behavior and training, has written so many books I have lost count, and has made such an innovative impact on our profession! Today … Read More

Ep 31: What is a LIMA Being?

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

In Episode 31 of the podcast, I am thrilled to be joined by my fellow colleagues and co-founders of LIMA Beings, Dr. Chris Pachel, Lynn Ungar, Barrie Finger, and Kathy Sdao. We discuss the drive behind our triggers and what hooks us. As we try to discover the things that make us reactive, we can learn to let things go. … Read More

Ep 30: Real Behavior Change for Reactive Dogs with Sarah Stremming

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

Join me as I speak to Sarah Stremming about real behavior change. What are the steps toward achieving true change and how do we know we’ve been successful? When working with our dogs on a challenging behavior, real change can feel impossible. With the right tools and support, the end goal becomes much more possible. We are socialized into thinking … Read More

BONUS Episode #28: Imposter Syndrome with Sarah Stremming

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

In this Connection Summit Bonus Episode, Sarah Stremming joins me to discuss imposter syndrome and how it impacts all of us either as pet parents or dog training professionals. What can we do to combat this feeling of inadequacy and how can we help others overcome their doubts? What is imposter syndrome? Imposter syndrome is when we doubt our own … Read More

Episode #27: Our Relationship to Control with Juliana DeWillems

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

In the first episode of season two, Juliana DeWillems and I explore our relationship to control as pet parents. A lot of pet parents call trainers and behavior consultants looking for help and in need of control. And that makes total sense, however, we want to offer a new perspective on the podcast today.  We have a biological need to … Read More

Episode #25: The Punishment Fallacy with Michael Baugh

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

Join me for episode 25 where Michael Baugh of Michael’s Dogs Behavior Group and I talk about holistic approaches to behavior concerns. Sometimes it can feel like we’re climbing an uphill battle and our first instinct could be to punish in order to make a behavior stop. However, without addressing the root concern, punishment can often make the underlying issue … Read More

Episode #23: Getting a New Puppy with Debbie Martin

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

Join me interview Licensed Veterinary Technician, Debbie Martin on her journey of getting a new puppy. We discuss when the time is right, how to integrate the puppy into a household with other dogs, and how to plan ahead before the puppy arrives. Having a puppy is a lot of work and there is a lot to prioritize. Debbie shares … Read More