Ready, Set, Fetch!
Ready, Set, Fetch!
Alix Mitchell
Alix Mitchell is a dog owner to a reactive dog, as well as a dog trainer and vet tech. In Ready, Set, Fetch! Alix discusses everything and anything about reactive dogs - from actionable dog training tips to overall dog health and wellness topics to traveling tips, and so much more! This podcast will help you learn everything and anything there is to know about reactive dogs, while also empowering and educating you so you can start living a more active life with your reactive dog.
Training Tip Tuesday - How to Teach Place
In this episode, I give step by step directions on how to start teaching a place or station behavior. This is a foundation behavior that is useful in so many different scenarios, and I think all dogs should know this.  The main things to remember are: 1) Simply reset and put your dog back on the station if he leaves. 2) As you increase duration or distance, make sure you increase your rate of reinforcement. 3) Remember to experiment with the rate of reinforcement and slowly increase time between treats, otherwise you risk a dog that gets frustrated and overzealous. Click here to get my best 3 tips for training a reactive dog! CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM! Subscribe & Review on iTunes!  
Jun 29
9 min
Training Tip Tuesday - High Value Treats
I've started a new Training Tip Tuesday podcast episode series! On Tuesdays, I'll answer your questions or give you one quick and sweet piece of advice so you can take action right away and starting working on improving your bond with your dog. In this episode, I talk about the importance of high value treats in dog training and give you some ideas for what high value treats are.
Jun 22
3 min
16. Harnesses are NOT the Problem - Train Your Dog!
In this episode, we discuss why harnesses are NOT the problem. Harnesses do not ultimately encourage every dog to pull. In fact, harnesses can be used easily with great success. We discuss the differences between common harnesses on the market, and why some are not recommended and could be problematic for dogs.
Jun 18
36 min
15. A Sense of Normalcy in Tough Times
Connect on Instagram!   Subscribe and Review in iTunes! Are you subscribed to this podcast? If you're not, I encourage you to do so! This ensures that you don't miss an episode, and it's automatically downloaded to your phone.  If you really want to give me some positive reinforcement, I would be so grateful if you left me a review on iTunes as well. Those reviews help other people fid this podcast, which helps me help them and their dog! Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review." Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is! THANK YOU!    
Jun 3
35 min
14. Tips for Car Travel with a Reactive Dog
Does your reactive dog have issues traveling in a car? Does he bark and react? In this episode, I share some tips on how to lessen the stress and anxiety (for you and your pup), so you can both travel in the car more comfortably.  Join the FB group! Connect on Instagram!
May 6
25 min
13. Practical Sustainability Tips for the Earth
Do you love the earth? Do you practice sustainability? Did you know that it can be really really easy to be more sustainable? There are even dog specific ways to be more sustainable and help the earth! In this episode, I give you a ton of tips not only for yourself but also for your dog! CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM! https://www.instagram.com/fetchformehuman/ JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP! https://www.facebook.com/groups/readysetfetchinsiders/ SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW IN ITUNES! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ready-set-fetch/id1486321854
Apr 29
26 min
12. Unprecendented Times
These are unprecedented times. This can be particularly hard on a reactive dog as well as on you!  CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM! Subscribe and Review in iTunes! Are you subscribed to this podcast? If you're not, I encourage you to do so! This ensures that you don't miss an episode, and it's automatically downloaded to your phone.  If you really want to give me some positive reinforcement, I would be so grateful if you left me a review on iTunes as well. Those reviews help other people fid this podcast, which helps me help them and their dog! Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review." Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is! THANK YOU!  
Apr 1
28 min
11. Go Explore New Places
Do you get anxious or nervous when you travel to or hike in locations or parks? It can be unnerving when you don't know what to expect. We get comfortable in our "regular" parks, so branching out can be scary with a reactive dog. The good news? It doesn't have to be so scary! I provide some tips that help me get over my anxiety and prepare myself for unwanted situations that are more common in new environments. These tips should help you too! CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM! REACTIVE DOG COMMUNITY ON FACEBOOK! Subscribe and Review in iTunes! Are you subscribed to this podcast? If you're not, I encourage you to do so! This ensures that you don't miss an episode, and it's automatically downloaded to your phone.  If you really want to give me some positive reinforcement, I would be so grateful if you left me a review on iTunes as well. Those reviews help other people fid this podcast, which helps me help them and their dog! Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review." Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is! THANK YOU!
Mar 11
27 min
10. Why I Use a Clicker in Training
In this episode, I share the top reasons why I use a clicker in training and why you should too.  LINKS: Buy clickers! (Please note - this is an affiliate disclosure. At no additional cost to you, I'll get a few cents to help me keep this podcast up and running!) Basically, the holy grail for all things related to clicker training is right here from Karen Pyror.  Check out the website! Reactive Dog Owner Community on Facebook! Follow me on Instagram!   Subscribe and Review in iTunes! Are you subscribed to this podcast? If you're not, I encourage you to do so! This ensures that you don't miss an episode, and it's automatically downloaded to your phone.  If you really want to give me some positive reinforcement, I would be so grateful if you left me a review on iTunes as well. Those reviews help other people fid this podcast, which helps me help them and their dog! Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review." Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is! THANK YOU! Just CLICK HERE to Subscribe and Review!  
Mar 4
18 min
9. Be Quiet and Be Kind
In this episode, I want to discuss how important it is to communicate with others, specifically trainers who may have differing opinions, in a respectful and civil manner.  Subscribe and Review in iTunes! Are you subscribed to this podcast? If you're not, I encourage you to do so! This ensures that you don't miss an episode, and it's automatically downloaded to your phone.  If you really want to give me some positive reinforcement, I would be so grateful if you left me a review on iTunes as well. Those reviews help other people fid this podcast, which helps me help them and their dog! Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review." Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is! THANK YOU! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW HERE CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM Join the Reactive Dog Support Group on Facebook
Feb 26
21 min
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