Episode 46: Pain and Behavior with Ursa Acree

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast


In episode 46 of the Paws & Reward Podcast, I am joined by Ursa Acree as we talk about pain in dogs and how that can contribute to their behavior concerns. Many times, a dog in pain does not display obvious pain-related behaviors, such as limping or whining. So how can you support your dog in pain and know when to … Read More

Episode 45: A Tribute to Sully and a Lesson in Grief

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

Join Marissa Martino in this bonus episode where she talks about her experience with grief as she says goodbye to her best friend of 13.5 years, Sully. This episode is a tribute to the lessons he taught her (even at the last moment) and their special relationship. Marissa hopes all pet parents will find solace and comfort through her words. … Read More

Episode 44: The Many Hats a Dog Trainer Wears with Jenna Teti

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

dog trainer

In episode 44 of the Paws & Reward Podcast,  I am joined by my friend and colleague Jenna Teti of Think Smart Dog Training to discuss what our roles as dog trainers and behavior consultants entail. What does the title of “dog trainer” encompass? What’s expected of us and how can we meet those expectations? For pet parents, knowing what … Read More

Episode 43: Inter-household Aggression in the Home with Michael Shikashio

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

inter-dog aggression

In episode 43 of the Paws & Reward Podcast, I had Michael Shikashio on the podcast to talk about inter-dog aggression, when dogs within the same household are having arguments and/or causing injury to one another. Watch our conversation on my YouTube Channel.    What is inter-dog aggression? Two or more dogs fighting in the home. Sometimes the aggression is … Read More

Episode 42: Muzzle Up with Amy Creaven

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

In episode 42 of the Paws & Reward Podcast, I am joined by Amy Creaven to discuss the importance of muzzle training for your dog. Amy Creaven is a recovering ICU nurse and has been a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner since 2010. Prior to COVID-19, she worked with all types of canine behavioral cases privately. Currently, she is … Read More

Episode 40: Exploring Resentment with Dr. Jessica Higgins

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

In episode 40 of the Paws & Reward Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Jessica Higgins, host of the Empowered Relationship Podcast. We discussed resentment in our canine (and human) relationships. Dr. Jessica Higgins holds two graduate degrees in psychology, two coaching certifications, and over 20 years of experience helping clients achieve successful results. She helps people navigate the terrain … Read More

Episode 38: Rethinking “Obedience” with Ursa Acree

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

dog training

In episode 38 of the Paws & Reward Podcast, I am joined by Ursa Acree, a certified dog behavior consultant, to explore the topic of rethinking dog obedience. What are we really training for? The word obedience is defined as compliance with an order or submission to another’s authority. It’s important to remember that language can be very powerful. The … Read More

Episode 37: Training Your Deaf Dog with Terrie Hayward

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

train a deaf dog

In episode 37 of the Paws & Reward Podcast, we’re gonna talk about how to train a deaf dog and dogs with hearing loss. I have zero experience in this area and always send people over to Terrie’s awesome website and to her book: A Deaf Dog Joins the Family! So I figured she would be the perfect guest to … Read More