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The Dog Savant Podcast

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The Dog Savant Podcast features celebrity dog trainer Brett Endes. Brett is the star of The Untrainables series featured on Facebook Watch and has been a professional dog trainer/problem behavior specialist for over 27 years. Aggression, separation anxiety, house training, and everything else - Bret… read more

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Episode 98 - Oodles of Doodles

January 29th, 2021

11:32

In this episode, Brett talks about all of his wonderful "doodle" clients and gives tips on training dogs and puppies no matter the breed.

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Episode 97 - Puppy Mouthing and Nipping

January 27th, 2021

13:37

In this episode, Brett gives more puppy training tips to help you understand and address mouthing and nipping in puppies.

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Episode 96 - Seeing Dogs as Dogs

January 26th, 2021

15:38

In this episode, Brett discusses the importance of seeing your dog as a dog, particularly when dealing with problem behavior like aggression and …

Episode 95 - Structure for Puppies

October 16th, 2020

12:59

In this episode, Brett discusses the importance of structure, rules, and leadership for puppies. 

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Episode 94 - Different Types of Leashes

September 18th, 2020

13:38

In this episode, Brett discusses different kinds of leashes and how to use them to train your dog. 

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Episode 93 - Understanding Leash Reactivity

September 15th, 2020

10:46

In this episode, Brett discusses how dogs develop leash reactivity and so-called aggression as well as how to solve it.

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Episode 92 - Spray Bottles and Slow Bowls

August 24th, 2020

13:33

In this episode, Brett continues to discuss why an oversimplistic approach to dog training and some of the quick fix dog and puppy training products …

Episode 91 - The Oversimplification of Dog Behavior

August 20th, 2020

17:36

In this episode, Brett explains why many interpretations of dog behavior and training are oversimplistic and don’t address what's really going on.

Episode 90 - Celebrities and Their Dogs

August 18th, 2020

22:09

Brett discusses his past celebrity clients while working as a dog trainer in Los Angeles.

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Episode 89 - E-Collar Training

August 18th, 2020

13:05

Brett explains the E-collar and how this often misunderstood dog training tool can be used to help in many areas and give your dog off-leash freedom!

Episode 88 - The Truth About Harnesses

July 16th, 2020

11:41

After a new client broke her nose trying to use a harness to control her dog right before her first lesson with Brett, he discusses the dangers of …

Episode 87 - Dog-Friendly Fence Building

May 18th, 2020

20:18

Brett talks about his fence building endeavors and gives some dog-friendly escape-proof ideas. 

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Episode 86 - Online Dog Training

May 12th, 2020

9:26

In this episode, Brett talks about why in-person training is on hold right now and what his online virtual training options are for you and your dog.

Episode 85 - Separation Anxiety

May 7th, 2020

11:51

In this episode Brett speaks about separation anxiety in dogs and tips on how to resolve it in a holistic way. He also answers a listener question …

Episode 84 - Talking Chickens with My Daughter

April 27th, 2020

10:45

In this episode, Brett and his daughter talk about raising chickens and fixing up their coop.

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Episode 83 - How I Survived an Outbreak

April 25th, 2020

16:54

Brett talks about surviving the flesh-eating bacteria in 1995 and how it motivates him to be extra cautious during the Covid-19 pandemic. He also answers a listener’s question about dogs not getting along in the same …

Episode 82 - How to Walk Your Dog

April 24th, 2020

16:33

Brett gives an overview of the heel command and how to teach your dog to walk properly on a loose leash.

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Episode 81 - Homesteading and Crate Training

April 19th, 2020

19:07

In this episode, Brett walks you through his developing homestead and greenhouse and talks about crate training your dog or puppy.

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Episode 80 - Be Like the Trout Lady

April 12th, 2020

19:20

In this episode, Brett talks about his experiences with people of varied personalities and answers a listener question about teaching their small dog how to come when called off-leash.

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Episode 79 - Give Your Dog a Bath

April 11th, 2020

9:18

In this episode, Brett discusses how to give your dog a bath and satisfy your dog's grooming needs during the Covid-19 situation.

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Episode 78 - An Evening Walk

April 10th, 2020

7:49

In this episode, Brett takes a walk with his Rottweiler, Boo, and discusses distraction-proofing your dog.

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Episode 76 - Online Virtual Dog Training

April 2nd, 2020

10:40

In this episode, Brett talks about why in-person training is on hold right now and what his online virtual training options are for you and your dog.

Episode 75 - Stay-at-Home Orders from Goverment

March 28th, 2020

11:33

In this episode, Brett discusses his future plans and projects during the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders from the government. The Dog …

Episode 74 - Training Your Dog During the Coronovirus Pandemic

March 27th, 2020

14:17

In this episode, Brett talks about how you can use the coronavirus pandemic self-quarantine situation and keep your dog and yourself occupied by teaching them commands and tricks. The Dog Savant Podcast features …

Episode 72 - Getting Serious About Your Dog Aggression

February 13th, 2020

17:58

In this episode, Brett talks about dog aggression between multiple dogs in the same home and putting in some serious work to rehabilitate them. The …

Episode 70 - Recall Training & Tales of the Purely Positive

November 24th, 2019

23:15

In this episode, Brett digs into the specifics of recall training and shares the first installment of Tales of the Purely Positive.

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Episode 69 - How the Puppy Problems Begin

November 13th, 2019

19:17

In this episode Brett discusses how issues in dogs develop from puppyhood. The Dog Savant Podcast features professional Colorado dog trainer and …

Episode 68 - Kids and Dogs - How They Can Live Together

October 7th, 2019

13:03

Brett updates us on his life and discusses how, by establishing the proper relationship, dogs and children can be great friends. The Dog Savant …

Episode 67 - Ways to Prevent Behavior Problems Before They Start

October 2nd, 2019

16:58

In this episode Brett discusses how you can prevent behavior problems in dogs and does some Q&A. The Dog Savant Podcast features professional …

Episode 66 - Breed is Not the Reason Behind Dogs' Problems

September 25th, 2019

13:45

In this episode Brett discusses why breed is not the reason behind dog behavior problems. The Dog Savant Podcast features professional Colorado dog …

Episode 65 - Dogs & Children: How To Teach Your Dog To Interact With Kids

September 11th, 2019

17:46

In this episode Brett discusses how a dog can be a child’s best friend, but a child can be a dog’s worst nightmare if the parent doesn’t teach the two how to interact together properly. The Dog Savant Podcast features …

Episode 64 - Crate Training for Dogs

September 2nd, 2019

18:52

In this episode Brett discusses how to get dogs used to their crate when they resist it. The Dog Savant Podcast features professional Colorado dog …

Episode 63 - Some Social Media Fun and Crate Training

August 27th, 2019

17:08

In this episode Brett discusses some social media happenings and gives some tips and tricks about crate training and the heel command. The Dog …

Episode 62 - Starting a Pet Business

August 19th, 2019

18:22

From grassroots marketing on a shoestring budget to providing the best quality service, Brett discusses how to get your pet business started.

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Episode 61 - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

August 14th, 2019

13:44

In this episode, Brett discusses his experience as a Hollywood dog trainer and gives an update on current events in his life. 

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Episode 60 - Hats, Ponytails, and Dogs

August 4th, 2019

13:25

In this episode, Brett discusses current issues in the dog-training world and answers a listener question about crate training. 

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Episode 59 - Home Base

July 29th, 2019

16:58

In this episode, Brett discusses how to deal with problem dog behavior in the home environment.

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Episode 58 - Carting With Your Dog

July 22nd, 2019

14:08

Urban carting is a great outlet for dogs' mental and physical energy, and in this episode, Brett teaches you how to train your dog to do it. Sled dogs love it and yours will, too!

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Episode 57 - Standing Up for Your Dog

July 16th, 2019

19:58

In this episode, Brett discusses standing up for your dog and yourself in the face of others' self-righteous, ego-driven behavior.

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Episode 56 - The Untrainables Q&A Part 2

July 9th, 2019

53:28

In this episode, Brett continues to revisit Q&A from his show on Facebook Watch, The Untrainables

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Episode 55 - The Untrainables Q&A

July 1st, 2019

50:05

In this episode, Brett revisits Q&A from his show on Facebook Watch, The Untrainables

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Episode 54 - Dogs, Fireworks, and Safe Spaces

June 24th, 2019

11:58

In advance of the 4th of July, Brett discusses the proper - and improper - training strategies to acclimate your dog to fireworks and other upsetting …

Episode 53 - A Little Update on Things

June 17th, 2019

21:05

In this episode, Brett gives an update on things and answers listener questions. 

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Episode 52 - All Dogs Are Trainable, But Not All People Are

June 9th, 2019

13:29

In this episode, Brett discusses how owners' attitudes towards training their dogs are just as important as the dog itself, if not more so. 

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Episode 51 - Why Dogs Listen Better to Certain People and Environments

June 2nd, 2019

11:48

In this episode, Brett discusses addressing tough situations and owner presence in conjunction with conditioning a dog with problem behaviors.

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Episode 50 - Learning Theory

May 26th, 2019

20:03

In this episode, Brett discusses how dogs learn and how to teach your dog fun tricks and commands.

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Episode 49 - Stay in Your Lane

May 19th, 2019

19:21

In this episode, Brett advises dog owners to take caution when seeking advice from people speaking outside their areas of expertise, particularly in …

Episode 48 - Anxiety

May 12th, 2019

11:08

Using his own anxiety as an example, Brett discusses how to teach your dogs to filter out our crazy human world and rid them of their anxiety. The cure: Love and lead your dog!

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Episode 47 - Going Bonkers

May 5th, 2019

14:46

In this episode, Brett talks over-correction and treating the underlying cause of bad behavior rather than just correcting it by bonking the dog on the nose after the fact. 

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Episode 46 - What is Dog Abuse?

April 28th, 2019

18:50

In this episode, Brett Endes discusses the difference between correcting a dog and abusing a dog, as well as how people's lack of understanding canine behavior can hurt their own dogs in the long-term without their …

Episode 45 - Be a Responsible Dog Owner

April 21st, 2019

18:23

From picking up your dog’s poop to making sure your dog respects others’ space, being a responsible dog owner matters, and Brett Endes explains why and how to do so.

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Episode 44 - Stop Babying Your Dog

April 14th, 2019

20:46

In this episode, Brett gets real about the consequences of babying your dog. He discusses in detail why, as cute as they might be, dogs need …

Episode 43 - Q&A Part 4

April 7th, 2019

20:58

In this episode of the podcast Los Angeles dog trainer Brett Endes answers your dog training and common problem behavior questions.

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Episode 42 - Dog Whispering and Energy

March 31st, 2019

17:17

In this episode, Brett discusses the concept of energy flow, how dogs sense it on a different scale from humans, and how we can utilize it effectively to train and communicate with them.

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Episode 41 - Meditation for Dogs

March 24th, 2019

18:21

Train your dog to be mindful; it's possible. In this episode, Brett talks about how to train your dog to become mindful, what that means exactly, and …

Episode 40 - How Personal Life and Dog Training Influence Each Other

March 17th, 2019

25:10

Listen to this episode get personal with Brett as he shares how big of a part dog training is in his life, along with other ways dog training and his personal life influence one another.

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Episode 39 - Potty Training Part 2

March 10th, 2019

20:45

Brett discusses where, how, why, and when you should be training your dog or puppy to potty on this week's episode of The Dog Savant Podcast. Listen …

Episode 38 - The Pros and Cons of Using a Harness

March 3rd, 2019

19:49

On this week's The Dog Savant Podcast, Brett gives his expert dog training advise as he discusses the pros and cons of using a harness with your dog. He also answers to a couple questions from listeners during this …

Episode 37 - Separation Anxiety Part 2

February 24th, 2019

17:32

In this episode Brett talks more about the subject of separation anxiety, why certain dogs develop it, and strategies to resolve this common behavior …

Episode 36 - Bow Wow Bill

February 18th, 2019

1:00:48

This week, Brett chats with his friend and fellow dog trainer Bill Church and they discuss Bill's origin story and current issues in the dog training world.

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Episode 35 - The Book Part 3

February 11th, 2019

16:50

On this week's episode, Brett discusses part three of his upcoming book. The importance of walking your dog in a focused manner and problems with tugging are highlighted in this episode.

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Episode 34 - Robert Masters

February 4th, 2019

51:57

Brett discusses current issues in the dog training world with fellow dog trainer Robert Masters who specializes in aggressive dog training and balanced training methods.

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Episode 33 - Q&A Part 3

January 28th, 2019

17:43

In this episode, Brett takes some time out to answer questions from Dog Owners. Questions involve how to structure a dog’s meals, how to deal with a …

Episode 32 - The Book Part 2

January 21st, 2019

15:50

In this episode Brett, discusses specific topics that he will address in his new book including laying the foundation with new clients when he's just beginning to work with their dogs. Brett also discusses the …

Episode 31 - The Book Part 1

January 14th, 2019

29:41

For this week's episode, Brett gives us an insider's look at the first couple chapters of his new book about dog behavior. This highly anticipated book has been a longtime goal for the Los Angeles dog trainer.

Want to …

Episode 30 - New Year's Resolutions

January 7th, 2019

30:37

Happy New Year! To welcome in the new year, Brett shares his New Year's Resolutions and some anecdotes on balanced training in this first podcast of …

Episode 29 - Emotions vs Rational Thinking

December 31st, 2018

22:03

During this week's episode, Brett passionately discusses the importance of separating our own feelings and emotions towards our dogs when deciding how to how to train them.

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Episode 28 - 10 Common Dog Behavior Problems

December 24th, 2018

28:38

This week, listen in as Brett talks about common dog behavior problems, and gives his professional take as a dog trainer on their causes and how to …

Episode 27 - Family Therapy

December 17th, 2018

16:47

In this week's episode, Brett discusses the importance of the family dynamics of dog owners and emphasizes the importance of the entire family being open to training your dog.

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Episode 26 - Timing and Consistency

December 10th, 2018

12:45

These two important factors control how effective your dog's training is. In this week's episode, Brett gives us insight as to why timing and …

Episode 25 - Tales of a Jewish Pig Hunter

December 3rd, 2018

18:33

Brett talks about his new hobby of Pig Hunting and answers some questions from listeners.

Want to see more of what Brett is up to? Visit his website at https://dogtrainingla.com! Or watch his Facebook exclusive show, …

Episode 24 - Q&A Part 2

November 26th, 2018

6:40

Brett answers a question from a listener and gives an update on his experience with the California Wildfires that occurred in his backyard.

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The Dog Savant Podcast Ep. 23 - The Truth About Positive Reinforcement Training

November 19th, 2018

17:58

In this episode, Brett Discusses what the purely positive dog training movement is and the Pros and Cons of it.

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 22 Traveling With Your Dog

November 12th, 2018

12:44

In this episode, Brett discusses how traveling with your dog is a viable option as long as you keep some simple things in mind.

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 21 Dog Parks

November 5th, 2018

14:14

In this episode, Brett discusses the pros and cons of Dog Parks and how to choose one for your dog.

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 20 Small Dog Struggles

October 29th, 2018

17:28

In this episode, Brett reminds us of the importance of treating small dogs just like larger dogs, even though we often have the urge to baby them.  

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 19 Q & A

October 22nd, 2018

17:33

In this episode, Brett answers questions from the audience including the challenging question, if a dog kills once, will it kill again?

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 18 Pavlov's Human

October 15th, 2018

15:19

In this episode, Brett discusses Operant Conditioning and answers a question from a listener about leash pulling and reactivity.

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 17 Bow Wow Bill

October 8th, 2018

1:01:04

Bow Wow Bill and Brett discuss dog and their unique shared perspectives on understanding dogs.

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 16 A Dog's Purpose

October 1st, 2018

14:41

In this episode, Brett discusses the importance of allowing a dog to live their truth as companions to humankind.

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 15 Alpha

September 24th, 2018

14:39

In this episode, Brett shares his thoughts on the new film 'Alpha' and answers a frequently asked question he gets from clients.

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 14 Benefits of Structured Walking

September 16th, 2018

11:54

Brett discusses the benefits of a structured dog walk and how it can set your relationship up with your dog for success in many different areas.

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 13 Sensory Processing

September 16th, 2018

14:03

In this episode, Brett discusses how a dog's sensory processing system works and the importance of relating to your dog with this in mind

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 12 Just Say No to Retractable Leashes

September 6th, 2018

14:43

Retractable leashes are not helpful when it comes to teaching your dog how to walk properly.  They are also not safe when walking your dog in …

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 11 A Word on the E-Collar Ban

September 6th, 2018

28:00

In this podcast, Brett comments on a recent ban of the use of certain training tools in Europe.  Because these tools have been proven to in actuality …

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 10 Know Your Place

September 6th, 2018

18:10

The ‘place’ command helps teach a dog focus and obedience skills. More importantly, it will provide your dog with the foundation for a  structured …

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 9 Emotion vs Leadership

September 6th, 2018

22:20

Everyone loves dogs. Unfortunately, the love we give can go a little too far and ultimately drive us to not always see what is actually going on …

Episode 8 - Recall Training

September 6th, 2018

13:14

Every dog should learn a solid and reliable ‘recall’ (“Come command) In this podcast Brett will go through the steps to teach your dog how to …

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 7 Potty Training

September 1st, 2018

17:06

A housebroken dog is a happy dog. In this podcast you will learn how to teach your puppy good bathroom habits from the start. Brett also gives tips …

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 6 Filming The Untrainables

September 1st, 2018

16:33

Brett spent last week filming the first season of the new dog training series called “The Untrainables”. Hear about his experience and what to look forward to for the show. First episode will be released Saturday …

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 5 Leash Laws

September 1st, 2018

13:22

Dogs are becoming more popular than ever before as active members of our families.  Because of this there are more encounters with dogs in public …

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 4 Puppy Training

August 27th, 2018

18:46

Everyone loves puppies! The best part about puppies is that they are a clean slate to teach proper habits when they are most impressionable.  In this episode, Brett goes over some basic puppy training steps and teaches …

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 3 Separation Anxiety

August 19th, 2018

34:08

Separation anxiety is a major problem for dogs and their owners.  Unfortunately, much of the information available only talks about part of the problem and does not address the root cause of why some dogs can suffer …

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 2 - Walking Your Dog

August 19th, 2018

25:04

Leash related issues are a major problem dog owners struggle with.  In this episode, Brett talks about why dogs pull on their leash and have issues …

The Dog Savant Podcast - Ep. 1 Welcome to the Dog Savant Podcast

August 13th, 2018

19:23

In this opening episode of the podcast, Brett describes what the podcast is all about and what to expect in future episodes.  He also talks about some current events in the dog training world, and discusses a recent …

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