We have now been running our free ATA podcast show for 5.5 years! This means in July we will be releasing episode 150 (which will be our third podcast collaboration with the amazing Susan Friedman)! Consequently, to help celebrate all of this I thought I would take some time to look back and reflect on some of the most popular episodes of all time as chosen by you (results taken from download numbers).
We hope you enjoy the top ten ATA podcast episodes of all time!
* Number 10: Laura Ryder – seize the moment
Laura is the Head Dog Trainer at Morley Vet center in Perth, Western Australia. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), a Full Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), and is also on the Fear-Free Speakers Bureau.
* Number 9: Dr. Robert Hewings – UK college of scent dogs
Recently retired after 30 years’ exemplary police service with the Metropolitan Police, his dog handling and dog training experience is underpinned by outstanding academic qualifications. Robs’ seven years of doctoral research is set upon using evidence-based practice and humanism within the canine scent detection training environment, discovering ‘There is a better way’. He is the author of the popular book ‘Scent Training for Every Dog’
* Number 8: Leslie McDevitt – control unleashed!
Leslie McDevitt is a certified dog behavior consultant, internationally renowned speaker, and author of the uber-popular control unleashed series.
* Number 7: Dr. Patricia McConnell – The human-animal relationship
Patricia is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviourist Emeritus (CAAB) who has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars.
* Number 6: (Episode 100) Dr. Susan Friedman & Ryan Cartlidge – Off the perch
Dr. Susan Friedman is a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals. With its roots in human learning, ABA offers a scientifically sound teaching technology and ethical standard that can improve the lives of all learners.
* Number 5: Jean Donaldson – Academy for dog trainers
Jean is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers, which has been running for over 20 years! 🥳
* Number 4: Ken Ramirez – Training animal for conservation: Chimpanzees, Elephants, Polar bears & more!
Ken Ramirez is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Training Officer of Karen Pryor Clicker Training where he oversees the vision, development, and implementation of training education programs for the organization, including ClickerExpo, Karen Pryor Academy, and The Ranch. This allows Ken to help bring positive reinforcement training to all corners of the animal training world.
* Number 3: Kathy Sdao – Anything you resist persists (Bright spot dog training!)
Since 1998, Kathy has owned Bright Spot Dog Training. Services include consulting with families about their challenging dogs and mentoring professional trainers who want to maximize the power of positive reinforcement training. Kathy is proud to be an original faculty member for Karen Pryor’s ClickerExpos and has taught at many of these popular conferences.
* Number 2: Chirag Patel – Domesticated Manners (The bucket game)
Chirag entered the animal training field professionally in 2004 and has since become a leading figure in the profession internationally. He is highly sought after for consulting with private clients and organizations as well as running workshops for professionals internationally. Chirag consults on the behavior management and training of domestic animals kept as pets, exotics, zoo, and laboratory animals.
* Number 1: Malena De Martini – Treating Separation Anxiety in dogs
Malena DeMartini-Price is renowned in the dog training world for her expertise in dog separation anxiety issues. She is the author of the book Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs and has contributed articles on separation anxiety to multiple publications such as the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Chronicle of the Dog, Pet Professional Guild’s (PPG) Barks From the Guild, and various national magazines such as The Bark.
Woo Hoo! Also, I would totally love to hear from you! What has been your favorite episode? What Ripples have you taken away from the show? And also who would you like to see in the future?
Please let us know by leaving a comment below! We would LOVE to hear from you.
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