Straight Up Dog Talk Podcast

Breed banning. Training tactics. Dog owner ethics. No topic is off limits on Straight Up Dog Talk. Here, dog experts and owners come together to share their stories and what they’ve learned along the way. Raw and unfiltered, Straight Up Dog Talk approaches sensitive subjects with curiosity and compassion, creating a new platform for honest discussion and dog owner education. It’s the podcast we’ve always needed but never had.

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19 hours ago

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Have you been through the heartbreak of losing your first dog?
 
Life after losing your first dog as an adult can be very difficult to navigate. Between struggling with people saying things like, “Stop crying, it was just a dog” and the utter guilt you feel when having to decide if it is the right time to let your pet go, it truly is emotional chaos.
 
In this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, Ness graciously shares the story of the loss of her beloved dog Rex. She shares Rex’s story with joy, guilt, and tears. Ness navigates us through her decision to humanely euthanize her best friend in her home and why.
 
Losing our dogs is one of the most difficult things we must navigate as dog owners. Straight Up Dog Talk wants to normalize talking about our loss and truly processing. Please reach out to Em, Ness or connect with others on our Discord Community. No one should have to go through the loss of their pet alone.
 
Follow Ness on Instagram and TikTok :theplantnessmonster 
 
For Information about In-Home Euthanasia in your area click here: https://www.inhomepeteuthanasia.com/
 

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

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Have you ever thought about having 4 dogs at the same time?
 
On today’s episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, we talk with Brittney about all 4 of her dogs and each of their rescue stories. Brittney discusses the importance of knowing each of your dog's personalities and how to spend time with them individually.
 
Additionally, Em, Josh, and Brittney talk about the importance of speaking up about mental health. Brittney talks about how she decided to Service her dog Quinn and the journey they have begun with building her confidence and starting to learn how tasking works.
 
We can’t wait to do a follow-up episode with Brittney once Quinn is OFFICIALLY a Service Dog and talk more about the training process and how it went.
 
Interested in learning more about Service Dogs?? Start here: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/service-dog-training-101/
 
AKC is not the only way to service a dog, it just is a good starting point for education and VALID resources.
 
Follow Brittney, Diamond, Tyson, Ivy & Quinn on Instagram & TikTok: rescuednrowdy
 
Rescued & Rowdy’s Website and Affiliate Links: https://msha.ke/rescuednrowdy
 
Train with Mia: https://www.wagmorenyc.org/
 

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

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On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, we visit with Melissa and Marina, the mom-and-daughter duo behind Tag4MyPet. This small business features hand-stamped and laser-printed customizable tags for all of your pets. Melissa and Marina share their passion for rescuing pets and their mission to ensure that every lost pet is safely returned home.
 
Follow Melissa & Marina on Instagram & TikTok: tag4mypet
 
Order your pet’s custom tags at: https://tag4mypet.com/
 
Use Straight Up Dog Talk’s Referral Code to save 15% on your order: SUDT15OFF
 
Apply for the Pawsitive Referral Program: https://tag4mypet.com/pages/pawsitive-referrals

Wednesday Feb 07, 2024

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On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, we visit with Maddie about how her dog’s allergies led to her creating a small business. Allergies in dogs are very common and more and more owners are changing the way they feed their pets. Dog nutrition isn’t heavily regulated and it takes a lot of time and research to learn what your dog needs to remain healthy.
 
Maddie shares information about her nutritional pouches, enrichment ideas, and an overall run down of what is important to your dog’s health and well-being. 
 
Follow Brinkley’s Official LLC on Instagram and TikTok: brinkleys_official_llc
 
Order your Brinkley’s Pouches at: https://brinkleyscaninesuppliesllc.com/

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024


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If you are interested in dog sports this is the episode for you!
 
Today on Straight Up Dog Talk our guest Kathleen will guide us through her life with her 3 dogs  Sparky, Layla & Harry. Sparky and Layla are Pros when it comes to posing for photos. Sparky also keeps Kathleen busy with his participation in dog agility sports! Harry is the mellow fellow and just watches the rest of the gang with mild interest.
 
Kathleen shares Sparky's achievements as a competitive agility, rally and trick dog. You can also visit https://www.akc.org/ to learn more about Dog Agility Sports and how to get involved in your area!
 
You can follow Kathleen, Sparky, Layla and Harry on various social media platforms listed below. 
 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/puppuccinosparky/
Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@puppuccinosparky
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tootsiebuster1

Wednesday Jan 24, 2024

This episode features a paid partnership with PetMatRx
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On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk Cydne shares her experience as a foster to adopt home for rescues. Her touching and imperfect journey is a perfect example of showing potential foster homes what they are signing up for.
 
At the end of her journey with fostering Cydne recognizes that she's been ready to be a dog mom permanently and she shares how she foster failed with Gene Gene.
 
If you are interested in fostering please reach out for help finding rescues near you!
 
You can follow Cydne & Gene Gene on their social media platforms listed below.
 
Follow Cydne & Gene Gene on Instagram: cydnewashington & TikTok: pitty_gene_gene
 

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

This episode features a paid partnership with PetMatRx
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This episode features a paid partnership with Tag4MyPet
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Have you ever wondered what hiking, fishing or even rafting with your dogs is like?
 
In this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk our guest Halie shares her personal experience as well as important information in regards to including your dogs on BIG adventures. 
 
Halie shares some resources for learning more about the areas you plan to adventure in as well as her social media platforms and personal website listed below!
 
American Whitewater - A resource that lists difficulty ratings of rivers - americanwhitewater.org
 
The Swiftwater Safety Institute - water safety courses - swiftwatersafetyinstitute.com
 
US Geological Survey - river flow data - https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt
 
The Fishing Mutts Website - https://trailsandtrout.com/
 
Follow on Instagram and Tik Toc: @thefishingmutts

Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

This episode features a paid partnership with PetMatRx
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Did you know that at just ONE shelter in California this year over 2200 dogs have been euthanized due to overcrowding?
 
This is a harsh reality in the world of rescue. Some dogs make it out with minutes to spare but a vast majority are being euthanized due to minor behavioral and health issues, simply because there is no space.
 
On today’s episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, Mattison will tell us what it looks like behind the rescue/shelter doors. Not only will she explain WHY this is happening but she will also give you recommendations on how YOU can help by donating time instead of money.
 
This is a crisis situation and the problem isn’t going to go away overnight. We need to work together and put a stop to contributing factors like backyard breeding and hoarding.
 
Follow Mattison on Instagram and TikTok: freedbytraining and unpacked.stream
 
For more information on training with Mattison visit: mattison@fureverlearning.com
 
Don’t Forget to Listen to our Sister Podcast!
unPacked: unpacked.stream
Website: https://www.unpacked.stream

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

Training methods have evolved SO much in the past 20 years!
 
Methods and “certain” trainers that were popular in 2002 are now the bane of the training world. While many types of training are available, balanced and force-free seem to be the most popular types currently.
 
In this episode, we will chat with Lauren, a CPDT-KA. (Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed) about outdated training methods. Specifically on dominant and forced behavior training and why it is dangerous and damaging to your pets. We will also touch on a couple of controversial trainers who seem to have a large following and guide you on how to choose a trainer that is not only qualified to train you and your dog but that will adapt to your dog’s individual needs.
 
Not every trainer is right for every dog. Not every training style is right for every dog. It is time to learn how to pick the best trainer for our dog's needs, just like we would want to pick the correct doctor or therapist for ourselves.
 
Follow Lauren and Stella on Instagram: sitstaystella_ and TikTok: sitstaystella
 
For more about Training with Lauren visit: https://www.sitstaystella.com/

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

Can you imagine being offered $250 to turn over your beloved dog and euthanize it?
 
There is a lot of speculation about what IS going to happen with the Bully Ban in the UK. The descriptions and measurements provided on the government website are vague and best. UK owners are rightfully upset, confused and working hard to try to mitigate losing their dogs in this ban.
 
On this episode, Charleigh and her mother Nichola tell us all about their dog Enzo and the issues that they have faced since the ban was announced. This episode was recorded prior to 12/31/2023 ban date going into effect. There may be more information available now and you can check up on the status with the website links below. Resources to help stop the ban are also listed below. Straight Up Dog Talk Host Em plans on having the pair return to update the listeners on the outcome. 
Follow Charleigh, Nichola and Enzo:
 
Instagram:
 https://www.instagram.com/charleigh_413  & https://www.instagram.com/enzo_and_nicky 
 
TikTok: 
 https://www.tiktok.com/@longislandicetea5 & https://www.tiktok.com/@enzo_and_nicky
 
Official UK Govt Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/xl-bully-type-dogs-to-be-banned
 
XL Bully Specifications: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/official-definition-of-an-xl-bully-dog/official-definition-of-an-xl-bully-dog
 
Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1991/65/contents
 
GoFundMe Fight the Ban: https://www.gofundme.com/f/challenge-the-proposed-ban-of-xl-bully

A new kind of dog podcast


What is Straight Up Dog Talk? A safe space for dog owners and experts to talk about tough topics.

You know... the ones you're Googling late at night because you don't know who to ask or how to bring them up. These are the conversations we SHOULD be having as a dog community, hosted in a forum like never before. 

You won't get one perspective here. You'll get them all. While we may not always agree, we'll disagree with empathy and respect. And that's what makes Straight Up Dog Talk a new kind of podcast.

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