Episode 36: Thank You for Barking with Kiki Yablon

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

how to stop your dog from barking

In episode 36 of the Paws & Reward Podcast, join me as I talk with Kiki Yablon about how to stop your dog from barking when it matters the most. So many pet parents reach out to trainers and behavior consultants in hopes to reduce or even stop their dog’s barking behavior. We totally get it, barking can be startling … Read More

Episode 35: The Value of Neutral in Dog Training

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dog laying down relaxed, socialize your dog

In episode 35 of the Paws & Reward Podcast, I interview my client and dear friend, Liz, aka Titan’s mom. Liz shares her experience of the dog training and behavior modification process from her lens. We discuss how important your mindset is as you prepare to socialize your dog, specifically, how important it is to celebrate neutral responses from your … Read More

Episode 34: The Power of Relaxation with Dr. Chris Pachel

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In episode 34 of the Paws & Reward Podcast, I interview Dr. Chris Pachel about his dog relaxation protocol and the benefits of teaching this process to his canine clients. We start off the episode defining what relaxation is, discuss existing dog relaxation protocols, and why this is such a critical skill for the patients in his behavior practice. Dr. … Read More

Episode 33: Ditching Training Resolutions with Sarah Stremming

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

A dog sits on a leash while its owner practices being an advocate for your dog

In episode 33 of the Paws & Reward Podcast, I chat with my friend and colleague, Sarah Stremming of Cog-Dog Radio about why you should ditch your dog training resolutions. Wait – what?!?! Isn’t this a dog training podcast? Hear us out! We definitely want to encourage you to train with your dog(s). And, we also want to help you … Read More

Episode 31: What is a LIMA Being?

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In Episode 31 of the Paws & Reward 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.  In the episode, we discuss the drive behind our triggers and what hooks us. As we try to discover the things that make us reactive, we … Read More

Episode 29: “All of It Belongs” and Embracing our Humanity with Christie Catan

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a man hugs his dog, helping to build resilience in dogs

In episode 29 of the Paws & Reward Podcast, Christie Catan and I discuss how dogs help us embrace our humanity and learn how to manage difficult emotions. They explore what it means to say “All of it Belongs” when life throws us curveballs, especially in training.  When working with our dogs, feelings of frustration, impatience, or anger are normal. … Read More

Episode #28: Imposter Syndrome with Sarah Stremming

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In this Connection Summit Bonus Episode of the Paws & Reward Podcast, Sarah Stremming joins me to discuss overcoming 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 … Read More

Episode #27: Our Relationship to Control with Juliana DeWillems

Marissa MartinoPaws & Reward Podcast

In the first episode of season two of the Paws & Reward Podcast, Juliana DeWillems and I explore our relationship to control as pet parents. If you’re like many pet parents, you may call trainers and behavior consultants looking for help with controlling your dog. While this makes total sense, we want to offer a new perspective on the podcast … Read More