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Pod to the Rescue

46 EpisodesProduced by Summit Dog RescueWebsite

Our society has a mythologically-based approach to bringing companion pets into our homes, which can lead to all sorts of conflicts, and sadly, failed adoptions. This podcast is for dog rescues, fosters, adopters, and dog lovers desiring to smooth out the bumps of adoption and rescue. Hosts Emily an… read more

46 Episodes | 2021 - 2023

Joy and Trust in Training with Annie Phenix

December 8th, 2023


Libby and Emily sit down with Annie Phenix, an award winning author and trainer who is known for her methods that train for behavioral concerns without using fear, force, pain, or intimidation.  This conversation is …

Out of Separation Anxiety and Towards Security with Jenni Pfafman

December 8th, 2023


Have you ever dealt with a dog who experienced separation anxiety? Separation anxiety can present in dogs in myriad behaviors, and this can have a major impact not only on the dog but on the humans caring for those dogs.

Rescue is just the beginning

December 8th, 2023


In this episode, Emily and Libby talk about their own rescue experiences, including “foster failures” and finding lifelong companions. At Summit Dog Rescue, we do things a bit differently; one of those things is how …

Pooch Parenting with Michelle Stern

November 17th, 2023


Michelle Stern cares about supporting parents, supporting kids, and helping dogs feel safe emotionally and physically; these three passions position her perfectly to work with families who are integrating their dogs …

Why Humane Education Matters with Deb Matlock

October 18th, 2023


 We’re kicking off Season 4 with SDR’s education coordinator, Deb Matlock. Deb explains humane education’s focus as one that promotes empathy and compassion; whether it’s about dog training or environmental issues, …

Season 4 Trailer

October 10th, 2023


Hey listeners, we're back! We have some exciting episodes planned for this season, including interviews with Annie Phenix, Kathy Sdao, and more industry veterans as well as up-and-coming trainers and rescuers. Make sure …

REPLAY: Dogs in Captivity with Kim Brophey

September 21st, 2023


In advance of releasing our much-anticipated Season 4 of the podcast, we're replaying some of our best conversations on Pod to the Rescue. Enjoy, and stay tuned - Season 4 drops on October 4, 2023!

Why are dog behavior …

Heavy Petting with Elisheba Fay

October 6th, 2022


Do you want to pet all the dogs? So do we! But we don’t… and here’s why. Emily and Libby welcome Elisheba Fay back to Pod to the Rescue to talk about petting our own dogs and dogs that are new to us, like foster dogs …

Arousal Biting with Ferdie Yau

September 22nd, 2022


Do you have a dog who is jumping and mouthing a lot? Plays a little too rough? Can’t calm down and uses his mouth as a default behavior? This episode …

Why Should We Train Our Dogs? with Eileen Koval

September 8th, 2022


What are we talking about when we talk about dog training? Why should we train our dogs, anyway? Is puppy class enough training for my dog? And what …

Dogs in Captivity with Kim Brophey

July 28th, 2022


Why are dog behavior problems increasing in recent years? How do changes to their social bonds and environment affect rescue dogs? What does it mean to see our dogs as they really are: captive animals? In this …

Happy Cats with Zazie Todd

June 29th, 2022


This week, Emily and Libby interview Zazie Todd, PhD, about her new book "Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy." This episode (and the book!) is filled with tips and ideas for cat lovers seeking to provide the …

BONUS EPISODE: Helping your dog through July 4th, Fireworks, and Noise Phobias

June 22nd, 2022


Is your rescue dog afraid of fireworks? Or maybe you have a new dog, and you're not yet sure how they'll react. There's still time to help your dog feel more comfortable this year! Listen now to this re-released episode …

Long Lines with Tricia Case of Trailblazing Tails

June 9th, 2022


We LOVE long lines, and we sing their praises every chance we get. So does Tricia Case, founder of Trailblazing Tails, makers of high quality leashes and long lines. We talk about the why, how, when, and where of long …

Compassion Fatigue in Shelter and Rescue Workers with Laura Henderson

May 25th, 2022


Burnout and compassion fatigue are all too common in animal care workers, but we don’t talk about it enough. Laura Henderson is a licensed professional counselor who has worked with the Denver Dumb Friends League as a …

Integrating Multi-Dog Households with Dr. Patricia McConnell

May 11th, 2022


Whether you’re fostering or adopting, bringing another dog into your home is an exciting time! Dr. Patricia McConnell is back to talk with Emily and …

Training Basics: Barking

February 24th, 2022


Dogs bark for a reason. Sometimes, they’ve been bred to bark - sometimes, they’re simply communicating! In this episode, Libby and Emily break down barking: why dogs do it, how we can manage the behavior, and more. They …

Emily and Libby Answer Listener Questions!

February 10th, 2022


We put out the call: what are your questions about all things dogs, training, and rescue? You sure answered! Emily and Libby address listener questions like, “what do I do about resource guarding?” “How do I get a dog …

Dr. Christopher Pachel Talks Behavior, Why We Train, Medication, and More

January 27th, 2022


In this episode, Libby and Emily sit down with Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Christopher Pachel.

Dr. Pachel’s way of viewing our companion animals is spacious, generous, and compassionate. This is a conversation that has …

Marshall Fire: Disaster and Rescue and Recovery Part 2

January 11th, 2022


This is episode 2 of our response to the tragic Marshall Fire that devastated our beloved community. 

Dog trainers Mary Angilly and Chrissy Messik speak with Emily and Libby about supporting your animals through the …

Marshall Fire: Disaster Rescue and Recovery Part 1

January 6th, 2022


This episode is a response to the Marshall Fire on December 30, 2021. Emily and Libby speak with four guests:

  • Jan McHugh-Smith of the Boulder …

Training Basics: Leash Training Tips

December 9th, 2021


Did you know that leash walking is not a natural behavior for dogs? It may be why your dog is inclined to rip your arm off during your walks! In this …

Puppy Socialization with Eileen Anderson and Marge Rogers

December 4th, 2021


Emily and Libby sit down with trainers and behavioral consultants Marge and Eileen about a much-anticipated topic: puppy socialization! Marge and …

How to Integrate Dogs into Families with Babies and Children

November 11th, 2021


Jennifer Shryock wants dogs to happily coexist in families with children and babies. She is so passionate about this that she founded Family Paws, an organization that offers resources to dog-loving families. In this …

Dog Training for Everyone with Miranda Hitchcock

October 28th, 2021


Miranda Hitchcock birthed her non-profit after seeing a major gap in accessibility for Spanish speakers in her Texas community. In this interview, Miranda and Libby talk about the non-profit Every Dog Austin, Miranda’s …

Understanding Arousal Will Change Your Dog's Life: Elisheba Fay

October 14th, 2021


Does your dog have BIG feelings? Are they easily excitable, or have a hard time calming down? If so - this episode is a MUST listen. Behavior …

Tails from the Trenches: Marissa Martino

September 30th, 2021


Training and Behavior Consultant Marissa has a breadth of experience in the dog rescue, shelter, and training worlds. In this conversation with Emily …

Tails from the Trenches: Meridith Perry, Part 2

September 16th, 2021


This episode follows Part 1 with Meridith Perry (which we recommend listening to prior to this episode!) Libby, Emily, and Meridith discuss transport …

Tails from the Trenches: Meridith Perry, Part 1

September 9th, 2021


Welcome to our new series, Tails from the Trenches! In this episode, Libby and Emily speak to Meridith Perry of Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter in Mississippi. They share the ethos of rescuing animals, some of the …

Introduction to Enrichment with Sarah Walsh

August 26th, 2021


As humans, we need mental stimulation for our daily lives - it’s essential for our health. And, surprise: our dogs are the exact same way!

Today’s …

Training Basics: Door Greeting

August 19th, 2021


What does your dog do when the doorbell rings? In this episode, Emily and Libby lay out the possible ways your dog might respond when there’s someone at the door, break down the potential roots of different behaviors, …

Deconstructing Aggressive Behavior with Michael Shikashio

August 12th, 2021


We are thrilled to present today’s guest, Michael Shikashio. Michael is a world-renowned expert on dog aggression and has an incredible dearth of …

There is No Farm - Commitment To Our Dogs

July 8th, 2021


We live in a world where humans are often viewed as the center, and our interests and desires and way of being is considered the norm. What would our …

Training Basics: The Fourth of July

June 29th, 2021


The Fourth of July is not necessarily a happy holiday for our furry family members! In this Training Basics episode, Libby and Emily talk about ways …

Management with Mary Angilly

June 24th, 2021


Growing up, Mary Angilly always wanted to work with animals. Now, she is a professional full-time dog trainer and has a wealth of information to …

Training Basics: Food in Training Part 4

June 17th, 2021


This is the fourth and final episode in the “Food in Training” series. Hooray! We hope you have enjoyed learning how best to employ food in training your furry family member. In this episode, Emily and Libby cover the …

Separation Anxiety with Jackie Johnston

June 10th, 2021


Your dog’s separation anxiety isn’t an unsolvable issue, even if it might feel that way sometimes. In this episode, Libby and Emily sit down with …

Training Basics: Food in Training Part 3

June 3rd, 2021


How do we shape what our dogs learn and what associations they make, so they can be good family dogs and companions? This episode is entirely dedicated to that question through the lens of Classical Conditioning. You'll …

Trauma, Decompression, and Going Slow with Dr. Patricia McConnell

May 27th, 2021


In this episode, Libby and Emily are excited to sit down with Dr. Patricia McConnell - she’s kind of a big deal in the dog training world. The trio talk about the initial time of decompression for your rescue dog, the …

Training Basics: Food In Training Part 2

May 20th, 2021


Libby and Emily talk about the “how” of training with food - what to do, when to do it, the frequency and rate, and more.

Body Language 101 with Emily Tronetti

May 13th, 2021


We know you don't want your dog to be stressed. But do you know how to tell when your dog is stressed? Reducing your dog's stress levels can reduce their reactions of fear and anxiety, and one of the best ways to do …

Training Basics: Food in Training Part 1

May 6th, 2021


“Behavior goes where reinforcement flows.” Emily and Libby never leave the house without a treat pouch. Want to know why? They talk about the …

Support For Pandemic Puppies with Amber Quann

April 22nd, 2021


12.7 million people brought home a new dog in the last year, many of the dogs which are affectionately being referred to as “Pandemic Puppies.” Amber Quann is the Head Trainer and Owner of Summit Dog Training (fun fact: …

Training Basics: The Case for Harnesses

April 15th, 2021


In their years of experience in dog rescue, Emily and Libby have been on a never-ending quest for how to best work with rescue dogs. In this episode, …

Letting the Dog Lead with Trainer Chrissy Messick

April 15th, 2021


Dogs are speaking to us all the time - just not in the way we’re often used to communicating. Are you listening to their subtle ways of communicating?

In this episode, Emily and Libby sit down with Chrissy to talk all …

Welcome to POD to the Rescue!

March 29th, 2021


Listen to this bite-size trailer which will tell you what to expect in coming seasons of POD to the Rescue! This podcast is for dog rescuers, fosters, adopters, and anybody who loves dogs. Your hosts Emily and Libby …

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