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, dog professionals, and dog guardians 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 parent education. It’s the podcast we’ve always needed but never had.

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3 days ago

This episode is brought to you by a paid Sponsorship with Fat Sam’s for Pets
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On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, Em and Josh visit with Cheryl the owner of Fat Sam’s for pets. Cheryl shares the inspiration for her CBD business for humans and pets as well as her journey as a business owner.
Cheryl shares information about CBD products and how they can help your pets through things like anxiety during fireworks. All of Fat Sam’s for Pets products are human-grade quality and homemade in an industrial-grade kitchen. 
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Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

This episode is brought to you by a paid Sponsorship with Fat Sam’s for Pets
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On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk Em and Josh visit with Joel who shares his story of losing their first family dog and moving onto a breed he never thought he would own.  While the original plan was to foster, the story quickly reveals that Joel went from intending foster, to foster fail, with not just one dog but two pretty quickly. 
Joel’s positive attitude and genuine love for dogs are truly a wonderful reminder that our relationship with dogs is all about love and pure joy. Abner and Cass are both extremely unique dogs who were lucky to find a home with Joel. If nothing else, this episode reveals that a little patience, love, and a lot of snuggles go a LONG way.
Follow Joel, Abner and Cass on TikTok: abner_cass  & Instagram: itsmejdb98
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Wednesday May 29, 2024

This episode is sponsored by The Doggy Den
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On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, we visit with Denise about living with 5 dogs. Not only is Denise a STELLAR dog mom, but she is also the owner of The Doggy Den. In this episode, we talk about dog ownership, training, business ownership, mental health and so much more. Denise’s story about mental health is relatable and honest, and it is our genuine hope that it helps others who are struggling.
Follow Denise, Tulip, Ava, Dilly, Bear & Jax on TikTok: Tulipthepit & Instagram: Tulipthepittie
Links to all of Denise’s Favorite Things: https://linktr.ee/tulipthepittie
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Wednesday May 22, 2024

Living with a dog that has separation anxiety can be overwhelming without a plan. On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, Em and Kendra talk about a variety of options that are available when it comes to helping your dog through separation anxiety.
 
Kendra speaks about her personal experience and her day-to-day life with her dog Luka. Kendra has implemented steps in her daily routine to help Luka be successful and less anxious when she is at work. Kendra also talks about how being a Nurse helped prepare her for this journey. 
 
Separation Anxiety may not be curable but Kendra and Luka are proof that if you put in the work, things will get better. 
 
Follow Kendra and Luka on Instagram & TikTok: npkendrafej
 
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Wednesday May 15, 2024

TRIGGER WARNING - This episode contains graphic details and emotions regarding euthanizing a pet due to severe aggression. Both Em and Lana, get very real and very emotional. This is not an episode for children and maybe not one to listen to at work, at least not without headphones.
 
Being a dog guardian comes with a lot of responsibility and a lot of tough decisions. From start to finish the dog’s life and well-being is in YOUR hands. This includes having to make the very difficult decision to let your pet go when things start to go very wrong.
 
On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, Lana, and Em both share personal stories about having a dog with idiopathic aggression, also known as rage syndrome. This condition is NOT treatable and is in the best interest of all parties to take action to make sure that everyone remains safe. 
 
Unfortunately due to the lack of education and information available on this topic people don’t know what to do in these situations. We are here to tell you that you are NOT alone and you have support. If you are experiencing situations like the ones in this episode, please do not hesitate to ask for help if needed. Our mission is to educate on this topic so that other people are not suffering in silence.
 
Follow Lana and Ares on TikTok: salg.loki.themaligator & Instagram: loki.the.maligator_

Wednesday May 08, 2024

On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, Em’s “planty” friend from Instagram Felicia. Discovering a mutual love for plants and dogs made the pair instant friends! Felicia shares her story about her life with dogs and plants, as well as some more personal stories about being a dog owner. If you want help with your plants or your dogs, Felicia is the person to follow!
 
Follow Felicia, Larry & Daryl on TikTok: pothosiblyaboutplants & Instagram: pothosiblyaboutplants & larrysndhisbrotherdaryl

Wednesday May 01, 2024

This episode features a paid partnership with PetMatRx
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On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, we visit with Veeta and learn all about day-to-day life with a beagle. Veeta shares that she was previously fearful of dogs and how Habby has changed her perspective on dogs as a whole. While covering a range of topics related to dog ownership, Veeta shares her personal experience as a dog owner, and content creator as she spreads positivity and kindness, all at the same time. This episode celebrates the simplicity of loving your dog.
 
Follow Veeta and Habby on Instagram and TikTok: habbythebeagle

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

This episode features a paid partnership with PetMatRx
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Use Straight Up Dog Talk's Code to save 15% off your PetMatRx purchase: SUDT15
On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, Em chats with Denise Fenzi about all things dog. From training to dog sports to just being good humans, Em and Denise reinforce what the dog world should be all about, Community. Denise shares bits and pieces of her experience in the dog training world over the years and Em shares what she has learned from Denise so far this year!
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Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, we visit with Alexis who shares her journey with Buster and his Cancer diagnosis. Alexis shares nutrition information and explains how your dog’s diet can be fuel for Cancer. She also explains some other alternative care methods in regard to her dog's health.  From Chemo to more holistic methods, Alexis shares a great amount of information on what has worked for them during this difficult time.
 
Please remember that we are sharing experiences and that Straight Up Dog talk firmly believes that the care an owner chooses for their pet is their choice. Not every method is right for every owner, but we are sharing stories and information as we go to help others through these very difficult situations.
 
Follow Alexis, Buster, Ella and Hudson on Instagram & TikTok: busterandellashields
 
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Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

On this episode of Straight Up Dog Talk, Em brings in Josh and his wife Jenn. The trio are long-time friends and share a love for dogs. After letting the listeners get to know a little about Josh through previous episodes, Em wanted to dedicate an entire episode to her friends. 
 
Josh and Jenn open up about their experience rescuing three dogs and then integrating those dogs.  Josh and Jenn share details about loss as well as reactivity. The trio shares some funny insights on their friendship and shared love for dogs.  
 
Josh and Jenn’s Podcast: Graphically Novel | a podcast by Graphically Novel (podbean.com)

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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