by FernThis past weekend Hurricane Irene caused chaos up and down the East Coast of the United States. Houses were destroyed and many families were displaced in the storm. I was lucky enough to escape the wrath of Irene with minimal damage, but others were not so fortunate....
by FernJust about every week I get called in to do a behavior consultation for a dog whose only real problem is that he’s stuck with the wrong humans. Or more accurately, his owner chose him for the wrong reasons. It always amazes me how so many people put so little thought...
by FernFood rewards are one of the most effective ways to train your dog. Not really a big news flash there – just about everyone knows that Fido will do just about anything for some freeze-dried liver. The question isn’t if food rewards are effective, it’s when and...
by FernI don’t really watch too much TV, but just looking at the daily television listings of shows I see that there are quite a few versions of the CSI series. Every so often my wife lures me into to watching one and I’ve quickly learned that the CSI team can uncover any...
by FernWatch any cartoon with a dog and you’ll learn that dogs come preloaded with two things: chasing cats and barking at the mailman. The cat thing we can chalk up to a run of the mill species rivalry, but why the mailman? After all, the mailman (and femailman) seems...
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- Voice of reasonJuly 23, 2017 by MistysFan from United States
Just listened to 7 Things That Piss Me Off and the only reason I don't do any of them is that I listened to Fern years ago. Fern has a way of relating to human and canine behavior and explaining how to change mine to get what I want from my dog. Keep on doing it, Fern and so sorry to hear of sweet Hailey's passing :(.
- Loving this podcast!July 20, 2017 by Kevin Sheen from United States
Since starting to volunteer in a local shelter, I've become more and more interested in dog behavior and trying to learn the language of dogs. I've learned so much after listening to just a handful of these podcasts. Fern is very down to earth and 'real', and his passion for dogs is evident. I have a 14 year old Austrailian Kelpie, Indy, who has been nothing short of an angel pretty much since we rescued her at 10 months old. And while I feel she has led a wonderful life with our family, I'm learning from this podcast just how to make her later years the very best they can be. I also know that when the time comes for a new angle to join our family, he or she will have the benefit of owners who listen to this podcast :-) Thank you Fern and keep up the good work!
- Clear and simpleJuly 17, 2017 by P-adam from United States
Fern is an excellent resource for new and experienced dog owners. His teachings are simple and the changes he suggests you make are achievable. I highly recommend this podcast.
- Wonderful Training TipsJuly 13, 2017 by Mjdjdk from United States
I am so glad that I just found out about these Podcasts. Fernando is knowledgable and likeable. He offers down to earth help for all dog owners. My first Podcast was episode 139, "7 Things Dog People Do That Piss Me Off". I totally agree with all of his points. Thank you Fernando.
- Love FernDog!July 13, 2017 by Desi Nielsen from United States
I love Fern and his podcast! I've learned a lot about dog training and behavior listening to this podcast.
- Great podcast for current and future dog owners!July 12, 2017 by wondersmeg from United States
Fern! My husband and I have been listening to your podcast over the last 7 months as we prepared ourselves for our first puppy! We just brought home our 8 week old Labrador Retriever on Saturday, and while you can never be completely prepared for raising a puppy, we are SO much more knowledgeable than we were before we found your podcast. I love that I can listen to it on the way to/from work. Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge with us all! You're awesome.
- Fern is the best!!July 11, 2017 by TheSchnook from United States
Fern did an amazing job working with me and my dog in person, and when I listen the podcast it helps me improve the relationship I have with my dog and other dogs I meet. I always learn something new. He has a great understanding of dogs and what makes them do the things they do. Highly recommended.
- I am now prepared to own a dogJune 15, 2017 by thegaberade from United States
We are planning on getting a puppy this summer and after listening to Fern's podcast I feel so much more confident and prepared to add a dog to our family.
- Very informative!May 24, 2017 by CmarieG22 from Canada
Really interesting podcast with tons of good subjects. The best episodes are the "my favourite things". Great listen!
- Doggy Daycare Owner's LifelineMay 13, 2017 by JustinMish from United States
I met Fern at a Doggy Daycare & Boarding Seminar in Los Angeles that he spoke at. It really helped my business partners and I (who are really new to the business). He broke things down in a very fun and simple way. I can't get enough of his content now. Thanks for the lifeline Fern.
- Fantastic podcastJanuary 1, 2017 by Marcysbrown from United States
I only wish I had known of this podcast when I first brough my dog home. I was watching other TV shows featuring guys who would swoop into people's homes and fix all their dog emergencies. I tried to replicate their tactics with my dog but things just never worked. I found this podcast and I can honestly say that I find something that I can apply with my dog in every single episode. The advice he gives is practical and presented in a simple easy to understand way. I can't say enough good things about this podcast!
- Fun Listen and So Helpful!September 10, 2016 by gd4360 from United States
My son and I love this podcast and we learn something important from every episode. We worked with a trainer for our rescue puppy (an Aussie Shepherd mix) for about 4 months and then hit a plateau where she would only do what we wanted when the trainer was watching. We all started backsliding on the training and we started growing apart. I knew we needed more training, but the books and articles and shows weren't helping. We started listening to this podcast and everything turned around - it's exactly what we needed. We're making great progress again, starting back at the beginning and learning together one step at a time, and we're great friends again.
- "THE" Dog Training PodcastSeptember 1, 2016 by The Skateboard Philosopher from Canada
I have been listening to a number of dog training podcasts and for me Fern is the one that blends all the techniques and styles the best. He has a personality that keeps you interested, while conveying what a calmness he has with dogs. Once you hear his advice it simply makes sense. I'm on the verge of raising my third puppy and the information Fern shares in his podcast has set me up to be the best pack leader I can be to my new furry friend! Thanks for taking the time to put this information out there! Ryan
- Such an awesome show!August 7, 2016 by Chris Darafeev from United States
I enjoy all over the knowledge and actionable tips and care given throughout the show. Definitely a huge help!
- You're AWESOME!!June 27, 2016 by LauraD ? from United States
First, thank you for your sensible and honest approach to dog training. I drive a lot and listen to your podcasts all the time. My husband and I recently rescued two puppies, who are not eight months old. We have done lots of training with them, but I am still going to buy your basic training and do it with them this summer. I'm a teacher and am off and have plenty of time to spend with them. So.. I had two questions - first, any specifics about raising two dogs at one time. My husband and I have both raised dogs, but never two at a time. After we rescued them, we were horrified to find so many online sources stating to NEVER get two puppies at the same time. They seem to be fine and well-adjusted; they love other dogs and all people. Of course, they look like dogs, but we know they still have puppy needs and require lots of training... Second question, I am up in New Hampshire for the summer and our house does not have a fence. One dog (Aussie shepherd mix) is pretty good at coming when called; the other dog (not sure, but we think hound (I KNOW! We didn't want a hound, but you have take the dog you get) and maybe pit or great dane, has issues coming when called. Without a fenced in yard, they must constantly be tied up when we are not walking them or playing with them in the lake. Any suggestions? Some people have recommended shock collars for off leash training, but I'm not sure. We do have tons of hiking and I would love to eventually let them off leash. Thank you for your podcasts. They have taught me so much :)). And I love that you're doing what you're passionate about in life. This enthusiasm comes through in every podcast. Keep up the great work! I'm looking forward to basic training.
- ExcellentApril 19, 2016 by Julie M H from United States
These podcasts should be must-listens to EVERYONE who adopts a puppy or dog. He is so knowledgable about canine behavior, and does a great job explaining everything.
- Love the information!March 9, 2016 by ASmouse from United States
Thankful for all the information I've learned on this podcast. It's very interesting to learn why dogs do certain things and how we should react. My favorite thing I've learned is to be aware of what we reward, intentional or not. (Very helpful with our 7month old lab/German Shepard mix puppy). Thank you and keep um coming please!
- Great PodcastFebruary 25, 2016 by Eighty-two from Canada
I'm loving your podcasts. I'm getting my first dog this summer and I've been listening to your podcasts and watching your YouTube videos. Keep up the great work! Very informative and insightful. Looking forward to listening to more podcasts.
- Fabulous podcast for anyone interested in dogsFebruary 10, 2016 by Pmbryant from United States
We were referred to an episode of The Great Dog Adventure by the rescue organization from which we adopted our dog two months ago. I've since listened to two or three dozen episodes and have become hooked. Our new dog is wonderful but needs some work to ensure she integrates smoothly and comfortably into our lives. Also, we need some work to understand where she is coming from. In this process, Fern's shows have become an invaluable resource for us and I can't recommend it highly enough for anyone with dogs of any age.
- love dogsJanuary 3, 2016 by casual.class from United States
I found Fern’s podcast to be great information. The explanations are helpful and the techniques just make a lot of sense. I also foster dogs for a rescue and this is great information for bringing in new foster dogs to my pack as well as helping new adopters have the best experience with their new pet. I also refer them to this podcast. Thanks!!
- Wonderful programDecember 16, 2015 by Stryckout from United States
Great information and right to the point. Training tips that any owner can use regardless of your level of expertise.
- EducationalDecember 16, 2015 by Listeningwithallmyheart from United States
I love this podcast. It is so educational and entertaining. Thank you for all your work.
- Love it!December 8, 2015 by Houstonresi from United States
Love Fern's philosophy on dog training. His podcast is energetic and informative. Keep up the good work.
- Easy to applyDecember 8, 2015 by GoldenPupLover from United States
Fern’s podcasts are easy to understand and practical in the application. Even as dog owner of many years, there is always something more to learn when it comes to understanding and communicating with our pups. Fern’s advice is always friendly and relatable. Thanks, Fern!
- Great resourceDecember 8, 2015 by LovedogPhD from United States
I love this podcast. Not only Fern provides what he learns all these years as a dog trainer, he also interviews a lot of experts on various fields about dogs. All those resources are very valuable even just for the awareness all those content brings. I also like his kind of balanced view on dog training. Although I think he leans more toward positive training, which I think probably should be the number one training method you should use to any dogs, he also emphasizes on the importance of correction, techniques like claim of space and more. Overall, a great dog training resource. Good job, Fern!
- ThegreatdogadventureDecember 2, 2015 by Pooch finder me from United States
You don't even have to have a dog to enjoy these podcasts! They are delightful, entertaining and informative. Ferns enthusiasm and love of dogs really shines through. His delivery is great. The topics are original and varied.
- Cannot Beat Fern’s Passion!November 25, 2015 by cory & katie from United States
My wife and I recently bought two litter-mates (both male) and this podcast has saved our sanity! It is comprehensive, scientifically sound, and enjoyable. You could spend hours reading a multitude of books or you could listen to Fern’s podcast while doing the dishes (or anything). My wife even emailed Fern directly with a question and he responded THE SAME DAY! You simply cannot find better customer service in Podcastland than that! We are so grateful for Fern and his ministry; it has been a huge and unexpected blessing in our lives.
- So helpful!November 5, 2015 by trhand91 from United States
Really enjoy listening to the show. Great advice, interesting topics and easy listening. Look forward to future podcasts. Thank you!
- Fantastic!October 12, 2015 by akokazaki from United States
Full of great, useable information, even topics I thought I was well-versed in. Highly recommend to all dog owners.
- LOVE THESE PODCASTS!August 16, 2015 by HEART4K9 from United States
I don’t know how Fern stays in business, when he gives away such a great wealth of information. My dog and I have a much stronger bond because of these podcasts. Fern is fun to listen to and his energy is absolutely infectious. The topics he has covered over the past few years range from simple everyday issues to complex situations and he provides an array of solutions for you and your dog to try. Have I mentioned it’s free?!
- Great stuffJuly 27, 2015 by kob928 from United States
I just got a new puppy, and am intent on avoiding making the same mistakes I made with my first dog. This podcast has been EXTREMELY enlightening! Thank you, Fern!
- Should be the first stop for all new dog owners!July 16, 2015 by LC5 from Canada
Actually this is where anyone ‘considering’ getting a dog should come before they bring the dog home. Very Entertaining, great advice, tips and open perspective. We just adopted a beautiful but terribly shy and insecure 1 ½ year old Border Collie named KC 2 months ago. We had done our homework before hand (thankfully) however your podcasts have put the icing on the cake for making sure we start KC out in her new home in the best possible way to ensure a long and happy life with us. Will continue to listen every week. Laura and KC, Kelowna, BC Canada.
- Love to learn with Fern!June 11, 2015 by Boston Nay Nay from United States
Hi Fern! This is my first podcast review ever and it took me a good 15 min to figure out that I needed to head over to the itunes STORE (not the podcast app where i click play) and find your podcast, click on reviews and click review to add one myself. I listen to your podcasts a bunch so I vaguely remembered you saying "the itunes store" but I guess I just thought I was in it already in podcasts. Mayyy help others, or maybe I'm a little tech-slow (the opposite of saavy ;) ) ANYWAY I am giving your podcast 5 stars! I am going to be a brand new dog owner in 2 short weeks when Archie, a 2 year old 5 lb Papillon flies to me in Boston from Dallas Texas! I am so excited and WAS also nervous. Everyday I go out for a run and play your podcasts. I enjoy this time to learn AND exercise all in one fell swoop! I have been putting my learning to practice spending time with and babysitting friends and families dogs and its pretty cool to hear your lesson then go apply it and feel things out. I really really enjoy that your teaching style keeps in mind the fact that we don't all know how to "think like a dog" the way a good trainer like you knows. We think like humans because-well WE ARE humans :) I really like your fun friendly personality and look forward to my lunch breaks when I push play, hit the pavement and your opening music starts up. I figured I should tell you that it is one of the best parts of my day!! Thanks again!!
- Excellent Podcast!June 4, 2015 by BellaAbigail from United States
Fern offers excellent information in this podcast! Some podcasts can be a little dry...but not this one! If you love dogs - you've got to check out these podcasts and his website! I highly recommend! My dog Bella LOVES the tips we're getting from Fern and says thank you for all you do! ❤️
- Great!!May 27, 2015 by BW,2014 from United States
Great dog training podcast! I dig it!
- Love this podcast!May 24, 2015 by Bjc00212 from United States
I really enjoy The Great Dog Adventure! Excellent content, interesting interviews, and the audio quality is great! I have 2 suggestions: I like the longer format better (I commute 2.5 hours a day and walk my dogs for an hour) so I listen to a lot of different podcasts. Also, I would love to hear an episode about socializing and training older rescues.
- Practical Information provided w a touch of humorMay 20, 2015 by Pat Ferdinandi from United States
Love the analogies Fernando uses to explain what may seem complicated but you get immediately after he explains his reasoning. His wisdom is different from many other "experts". He is honest and explains his reasoning. After listening to each episode, you say to yourself ... well of course ... that makes perfect sense. Because of The Great Dog Adventure, I'm having a better life with Obi, my 10 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback!
- Love the shorter formatMay 15, 2015 by Pictureliciousness from United States
Very informative! I love his voice too which is so important. I go to doggie classes and have learned a lot but it's nice to hear what I've learned reaffirmed or a different way to get the same results. He sounds like the kindest person and I will keep listening! Thank you for all your wisdom and keep up the good work.
- FernDog ROCKS!May 7, 2015 by Jennifer Chubb from United States
I have been following Fern and all that he does for over a year now. As a fellow positive reinforcement dog trainer, I find him so inspirational and as a dog lover and mother of 2, I find his information easy to understnad and put into practice with amazing results. You can't go wrong following the Fern and his Great Dog Adventure!!!!!
- the great dog adventureMay 6, 2015 by Kathy mccarthy from United States
Fern has selflessly shared his knowledge. I have enjoyed each and every pod cast. Thanks Fern for sharing
- Best Trainer Ever!!!May 5, 2015 by johnsos24 from United States
Everything you have said is spot on! I have tried so many of your methods and they always work! Thank you for all of your advice and please keep these wonderful podcasts coming...they are very much appreciated! ~~Glenda
- Very Prompt Response to EmailApril 9, 2015 by Rocket n Demi from Canada
I saw Fern's web page through a Facebook page for aggressive dogs. I thought I'd go have a look and see what he's all about. I put him to test and threw a few questions at him, not expecting an answer. Not only did I get an answer, I got it very very quickly. Since then, I've sent a few other questions and they've all been answered promptly. I've listened to several of his podcasts and have come away with good take aways from each of them. I love being notified when a new podcast comes out. I wish it was possible to listen to the podcast on my hour commute home!
- Rewards vs. CorrectionsMarch 23, 2015 by MaxiRomilucia from Canada
Very informative podcast! This podcast has lots and lots of information and good tips! Fern, thanks for sharing this interview with Dr. Ian Dunbar. I was looking for some podcasts on iTunes about positive dog training and I found that The great Dog Adventure is one of the best. The way that Fern explains the information is very clear and also I like that he finished his podcasts with a great tip.
- Love your dog, so learn his languageMarch 21, 2015 by car3d from United States
Fern understands what having a dog as a pet is for us. He shares teaching with consistant love not negative punishment. I have 8 grandchildren and have observed many coaches teach them sports. Fern teaches like the best of them. He explains dog behavior and ways to teach your dog how to be a good dog in our human world. Every dog has their own unique personality, Fern understands how to teach them. Fern talks in an easy entertaining way about how your dogs breed and temperment and age will affect how you can change or manage their behavior. I haven't found a better podcast than this to teach me about a dogs point of view and making my time with him the best it can be for him and me.
- Max & Me Dog Walking Service & MoreMarch 6, 2015 by Kelly Green Eyes from United States
Since I have started this endeavor of owning my own dog walking service, this Podcast of Ferns along with his videos have taught me a lot about dog body language, calming signals, dog parks, and puppy hood. He is what I need to keep growing my business and so glad to have found him! Kelly
- An amazing resourceFebruary 22, 2015 by Beag Brigade from United States
I was very lucky to stumble upon this gem of a show. Great insight and useful information into the world of our canine companions. A must listen if you are interested in finding ways to better relate to and build a stronger relationship with your "poochie pals"!
- Best dog training podcast - and more!February 11, 2015 by MimiB3 from United States
I've listened to many dog related podcasts and this is the best by far. Each episode teaches me something new. Additionally, the host is not only knowledgable but friendly and engaging. I look forward to many more episodes!
- Prioritize-then divide and conquer!December 13, 2014 by pat317 NJ from United States
Great information- Fern's advice is always straight forward, unbiased, and uncomplicated. He's all about establishing a happy relationship between you and your dog. "There is no shame in management", but with each success, you gain confidence, and management becomes treatment.
- Excellent!November 12, 2014 by BlkGermanShepherd from United States
Fern, I wish I you had been doing these before I got my puppy. Love your insight on training and raising methods. Thank you for taking the time to do the podcasts. I always come away with new ideas or more enthusiasm to train my dog,
- Totally addicted!October 17, 2014 by Konkreteblond from United States
I LOVE these podcasts and Fern! Non-judgmental advice, great suggestions, life changing and dog changing!
- best dog related pod cast out thereSeptember 29, 2014 by torrys mom from United States
i look forward each week to the new podcast if he happens to miss a week it is greatly missed.. so helpful and much is common sense that we tend not to realize. thanks so much keep those podcasts coming.
- Great for beginner dog ownersSeptember 26, 2014 by Seeker56 from United States
We are buying a puppy and have lots of questions since I have never owned a dog. This review was extremly helpful without being boring or too much like a talk show.
- Checking inSeptember 12, 2014 by JenDaley from United States
I enjoy all the feedback and the musical intros these podcasts give. I don't enjoy the long winded explanations. However, the checking in part was a trigger word for me because my dog and I have that bond. The bond of "checking in". I related to that because I now have a foster dog that I need to work this behavior with. Thanks for reminding me on that. thanks for always being easy to listen to.
- A wealth of informationSeptember 6, 2014 by Shelterdoglover from United States
Although I have only started listening to the podcasts I am impressed by how Fern breaks everything down into simple manageable steps. He doesn’t judge you by other methods you have used but offers alternatives to them. I have 2 dogs and have fostered many others. I have also taken many dog training classes. I love the fact that this reinforces the things I’ve learned over the years and also reminds me of the fact that sometimes you have to go back to the basics. I am looking forward to listening to all that are available.
- Great infoAugust 29, 2014 by lampinopoulos from Australia
Thanks Fern. Great info. Always positive and practical.
- Fabulous Information, Fun and Entertaining!August 25, 2014 by jeff.hoening from United States
Wow! So happy I stumbled across this outstanding show. Fern's enthusiasm and passion jump through my ear buds and he drops canine truth bombs each show. Such a huge help as my family recently adopted a 7-year-old rescue Westie named Oliver, my first dog since elementary school. This should be mandatory listening for all dog lovers and dog humans. Thanks for such a wonderful resource!
- Great advice!August 21, 2014 by Mallahat from United States
This podcast has been a wonderful supplement to helping me with my new Dogo Argentino puppy. Very thankful for Fern and all his great guests.
- Love this podcast!!August 17, 2014 by daisyrunr from United States
I love the expert and sensible advice Fern gives. You can tell he has a true love of dogs and it comes thru in this podcast. It’s not always easy to find answers to dog training and behavioral issues you may have so that is what makes this podcast so helpful. Fern does a great job of covering all topics. Can’t wait to hear more.. Thanks!
- The Best TrainerAugust 12, 2014 by MoseyInn from United States
Anyone that says he makes dogs his life is who I want to learn from. Fern’s approach is exactly what I needed for my new puppy. There were days I didn't think I would survive. This podcast made the dog - human bridge worth the effort, in language I could understand. Lots of love, companionship, exercise and consistency now will insure my buddy will be with me a long time. Not only will he be well trained and happy but I will be please to include him in my life, no matter where I travel. This podcast is my survival tool
- Great podcastJuly 20, 2014 by Cyndrae1 from United States
I am always looking for podcasts to improve my relationship with my dogs and this one hits the spot.
- Excellent Dog Training PodcastJuly 18, 2014 by emaline59 from United States
Fern does a great job of remembering that not everyone knows as much as he does. He always gives so much more than you expect. He has relevant guests about all things dog. He makes me want another puppy so I can do it right the next time.
- Good adviceJuly 18, 2014 by suribachi from United States
I have learned a lot of good tips from listening to the pod cast, however I wish he would get to the point a little quicker. I feel sometimes he doesn't actually answer the question, and is a little vague . I will continue to listen and learn.
- Fun and informative podcastsMay 24, 2014 by marisaolive from United States
I look forward to Fern's podcasts every week. Not only is he funny and has great stories, but I learn a lot from him!
- Expert advice for the takingMay 23, 2014 by Cocos Mum from Australia
Not everyone is generous enough to share this volume of information. These pod casts are so valuable to anyone with an interest in dogs. Fern offers insight into the dogs mind and as a wise person once wrote... We only preserve what we love, we only love what we understand, we only understand what we study. Keep 'em coming Mr Camancho.
- Most valuable and inspiring dog-related podcast I’ve come across!May 20, 2014 by The Mindful Dog from Australia
Fernando Camacho’s positive vibes and passion for everything dog are contagious. I always get a spring in my step when I'm listening to his show on my walk to work. His expertise on dog training, and the invaluable nuggets of wisdom he is able to “extract” from peers and leaders in the companion animal industry, makes The Great Dog Adventure podcast a absolute must for dog lovers everywhere.
- Helpful and entertainingMay 20, 2014 by 4PawMaw from United States
Excellent! Keep 'me coming. I look forward to each new post. Your training tips and interviews have been so helpful in training out newest 4 legged family member (fearful of everything) as well as improving behaviors of our 8 yr old Whippet mix. Thanks Fern!
- Just awesomeMay 13, 2014 by JayVeni from United States
Fern is a great guy. I have been watching his youtube videos, listening to his old podcasts for a long time. This podcast is his best work and the average dog owner can learn a lot about how to create a much better bond with their dog! Just a wonderful podcast!
- Best Dog PodcastMay 13, 2014 by RuthieTA from United States
Since a got my puppy a few months ago I have been listening to a lot of dog-related podcasts. Fern's is the only one I have stuck with. He is fun to listen to, super informative and has a wonderful conversational style totally lacking the self-righteouness that so many other trainers unfortunately possess. I have listened to all the episodes and also all of his other podcast, "Make Dogs Your Life". I always look forward to the new episodes. Thank you, Fern!
- Pack of pitsMay 2, 2014 by Poopmaster general from United States
Great podcast for all ages easy to understand and informative!
- Open Minds = Great ThinkersApril 22, 2014 by Molly the Mastiff from Canada
I love this podcast, as well as Fern's previous one. His balanced approach to all training methods and dog psychology are insightful, thoughtful and provocative. I like that he makes you think outside of the box. As a seasoned dog owner, I find myself getting stuck in the same way of doing things, and Fern's accessible style makes me WANT to tread on unexplored territory. I also love listening to the various guests and experts he hosts on the show, its all great information to think about, digest and makes me thirsty for more. I truly get excited to do even more with my dog, and that can only be better for our furry pals. I hope you can explore some more controversial topics with guests/experts such as the early spay/neuter debate, ACL surgery epidemic and perhaps some specific advice on giant breeds :-)
- Think like a dogApril 20, 2014 by GSPBrownDog from New Zealand
Even if you think you know how to train your dog, Ferns tips, tricks and training advice via his podcasts give you a whole new way to approach training.
- This guy is greatApril 18, 2014 by German Shepherds owner from United States
Fern is great. This podcast has been very helpful and I highly recommend his book. He brings a very good approach to dog training and helps open your eyes to the fact is that you got a dog to enjoy them.
- Amazing episodes!April 17, 2014 by Joyful Farms from United States
Hi Fern! I am up to episode 25 on the Great Dog Adventure and listened to all on the Make Dogs Your Life podcasts. I have learned so much and it is great to listen while walking my pups! My goal is to put all of this valuable information to use when I officially 'open' my new dog walking/sitting/adventures business. I find your episodes entertaining, informational and just plain fun to listen to! I hope to find the time to watch your uTube videos and be more engaged in your other areas such as Facebook. I think if I were to hear your voice on the phone or meet you on the street I would immediately know who you are! Thank you and I look forward to all of your upcoming episodes! Much appreciation, Karen
- Balanced not 'Dogmatic'March 31, 2014 by MaximusK9 from United States
I recently added 2 (Pit/Rottie) puppies to my diverse, rescued pack. I have many years experience manageing and training my other dogs but I wanted to update my knowledge so I started doing online/offline research. What I found is most trainers who write books or have podcasts aproach training as a religion and spend more time explaining why their approach is better than others. Fern does not do this at all. Fern's approach to training is situational and balanced. He is teaching concepts that will enhance your life with your dog long term. Added bonus from the owner of 3 Pit-mixes, he's a Pit Bull guy that recognizes the beauty of the breed!
- The Great Dog AdventureMarch 15, 2014 by Sharon Buell from United States
As I listen to each of these podcasts I am constantly impressed with the humorous,down to earth approach with which Fern shares his insights and knowledge. His dedication and passion for dogs is exciting to experience and helps to make each and every concept understandable. I look forward to every new podcast. Keep 'em coming!
- Helps me in rescue & shelter workMarch 7, 2014 by DeeCapp from United States
I volunteer with a Jindo rescue group and with my local city animal shelter and Fernando’s podcasts — especially those that focus on a specific issue — help me help the dogs we rescue and rehabilitate. From food guarding to teaching an older dog, who’s spend his entire life in a back yard, to walk calmly on a leash and live with a family indoors, this podcast is priceless. I’ve encouraged other volunteers to follow the podcast too. I strongly recommend this podcast to the folks who foster or adopt our dogs. I’ve learned that an untrained dog is a dog who’s more likely to end up in a animal control facility. A dog has so much to offer but we humans, if we’re to be worthy companions to these wonderful souls, must learn what they need and provide it. The Great Dog Adventure is really excellent in teaching what they need. Thank you Fernando!
- Big thanks, great learningMarch 4, 2014 by Doxhund5 from United States
Super podcast with great information, knowledgeable and understanding host. I always learn something new AND remember it - in part to Fern's manner and ability to share technique that is based in science but delivered in "real world" language for people. Helps me see our dog in a new light and able to make improvements at home.
- Entertaining and professionalFebruary 11, 2014 by keneumey from United States
Fern’s podcasts are so well put-together. From the catchy intro (“Take life by the tennis balls and give them a throw!”) to the cheer at the end of each interview, with a bonus training tip at the end, I’ve enjoyed each of his podcasts. As an experienced trainer, Fern can carry a whole podcast just sharing his own advice. He’s also a skilled interviewer, and has featured several notable guests. Two of my favorites have been his interview with Dr. Ian Dunbar and the podcast about caring for older dogs.
- LOVE IT!!!!!February 11, 2014 by Mdh224 from United States
A wonderful podcast with great information!!! I have been "in dogs" as well as a Vet Tech for 20+ years and I still find excellent information and great topics here!!!! Can't wait for more!!!
- Terrific Resource for Dog PeopleJanuary 29, 2014 by CanmoreChick from Canada
Fern's podcasts are useful, fact-filled yet entertaining on a variety of topics to help you make life better for your dog. He does a great job presenting pertinent info on a wide range of dog-related topics.
- Very informable love it!December 19, 2013 by CorgiAddict from United States
I consider myself to be a very dog savvy human but I am always learning something new with every podcast. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge of my biggest passion and I hope you never run out of topics or interviews to talk about for they help me get through my boring and tedious work day.
- Helpful podcastDecember 10, 2013 by KarenFranke from United States
I recently began volunteering at a shelter as a dog walker, and this show is very helpful. Thanks!
- Awesome PodcastDecember 6, 2013 by GSPrescue from United States
I absolutely love listening to your podcast. I considered myself pretty dog savy before listening. Each time I listen I learn more about dogs and different things that I can do with my own or fosters, or why my dogs do the silly things that they do. I always look forward to the training tip at the end of the podcast. One thing I would like to see, or shall I say hear: either a call in podcast or just addressing questions from listeners.
- Great casual listeningNovember 30, 2013 by ChickletHurley from Canada
A great podcast for dog lovers. There's some overlap from Fern's other podcast, Make Dogs Your Life, but not a lot and that's a different podcast anyway. If you've done a lot of research into dog training and behaviour, there might not be much new information, as I found, but the fun vibe and great interviews with some wonderful people make it very good overall.
- Great informative showNovember 29, 2013 by J7sew from United States
I recently discovered this podcast and have learned more about dogs and especially more about my own dogs . It's is informative ,fun and interesting to listen to and I've already put what I've learned into practice.
- Very InformativeNovember 15, 2013 by CGMitchell from United States
As a new puppy owner, it's great to get Fern's helpful advice before my puppy develops any bad habits. Great info, and enlightening interviews with knowledgable guests. What more could you want?
- Great ShowNovember 9, 2013 by Suffer 726 from United Kingdom
Love it! Great mix of tips & information. Whether you're a beginner or an old hand with dogs there's something for you.
- Informed easy listeningOctober 29, 2013 by Displaced Yorkshireman from United Kingdom
Have listened to a number of various podcasts available and I definitely enjoy these the most. Fern is well is well informed; and his style described by some as using too much repetition prevents one from "losing the thread" when enjoying the podcast in a busy environment. Either this or Make dogs your life is time well spent.
- The "Must Listen To" Podcast for Dog Lovers!October 29, 2013 by John B D Colley from United Kingdom
Fernando clearly has a great affinity with our canine friends and if, like me you are a dog lover, you will really enjoy this podcast. I just wish my Border Collie, Henry, could benefit as well!
- FunOctober 27, 2013 by CariK03 from United States
Fun and informative show. Please keep it up, Fern. :)
- Excellent information!October 25, 2013 by MB Coco from United States
In this podcast Fern shares his knowledge of dog training in a clear and concise manner. His enthusiasm and energy is nothing short of contagious. He inspires to continue learning and improving your relationship with your dog. Love it!
- Must listening for every dog ownerOctober 24, 2013 by Rechmech from United Kingdom
Great new Podcast, well done and thank you. My border terrier loves the 'Flirt Stick', rabbit pelt on a rope attached to a broom handle. Spin it round and watch the Tasmanian Devil go. Great lunchtime activity
- Right on!October 17, 2013 by CLJ27 from United States
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love of dogs with us! I am an avid listener of your podcasts (both) and just love all you do. I use your videos in my training sessions as a volunteer Coordinator at our local Humane Society and truly value your material. Carole J. Wisconsin
- The Best and Worst Collars and HarnessesOctober 10, 2013 by Nitchamoose from Canada
Hello Fern, thanks for this podcast it was very helpful. I have a wire haired pointer I picked up at 2 years old and have been struggling with her pulling. I will definitely try a couple of options you had mentioned. Thanks Dennis
- Great information. Well presented.September 23, 2013 by HeidiMacNJ from United States
Fernando Camacho has a way of delivering great information in such an entertaining and conversational way. He covers the most important aspects of dog and human behavior and how to negotiate both to have a great relationship with your dog. His guest interviews are easy to listen to also and Fern always finds a way to find the nuggets of information that have the most relevance. I look forward to hearing more podcasts. There's always something new to learn or to reinforce when it comes to our furry friends.
- infoSeptember 23, 2013 by 1234567890 awesome from United States
i love thish podcast full of juciy info
- Fern is awesomeSeptember 23, 2013 by Kdog211 from United States
What a great resource. I tune into Fern's helpful videos all the time. He is as knowledgable as he is generous in his commitment to helping people and dogs learn how to make a better life together!
- An excellent resourceSeptember 21, 2013 by Jeff Mendelson from United States
While I've always had dogs around, I never thought of myself as 'dog person' or given much thought to my dog's "understanding". Listening to Fern's enthusiasm about how to relate with my dog is amazing. I feel like a whole new world is opening up. Thanks for your help and looking forward to more episodes. Cheers, ~J
- Fern's Treasures!!!September 19, 2013 by TaylorJenW from United States
Fern has this amazing way of explaining and sharing the best practices in training or as he compares it to parenting- "raising" your dog! So helpful and always makes me smile with his candor and honesty. Great podcast!!!!
- Great resourceSeptember 19, 2013 by stevemush from United States
Fern has been a great asset and resource for training and help with my dogs over the years. Not just behavior,b ut how to understand what my guys are telling me. I have known him for more than 20 years and as a friend and dog trainer he is amazing.
- Dog TrainerSeptember 18, 2013 by Michelle shinedog from United States
This is great!!!!! Fern never fails to enlighten me.
- Great Advice!September 18, 2013 by Claudia Silva - Social Canine from United States
I'm so happy, now we get to hear Fern share his wisdom about the world of dogs in a regular basis, as a dog trainer he is the one I trust, not only when it comes to business advice, but also all the great information about dog training and behavior he shares. l recommend you all to listen to this podcast, it will definitely help you improve your relationship with your dog. Enjoy!
- Don't Dominate - CommunicateSeptember 18, 2013 by Getting wiser by the day from Canada
Fern, this was an excellent Podcast. I am so excited for you, and in turn for all of us who will benefit from these podcasts. Sarah, along with yourself, make some excellent points in how to 'read' your dogs 'dominance'. Comparing them and situations to children is brilliant. We as humans can understand a lot better by comparing, rather than just trying to understand without having something to relate it to. How to address it, and use it to your advantage was eye-opening. Your tip of the day at the end is one that can never be expressed enough. Most of us need a gentle reminder to be calm, whether it is with our dogs, our children…with anyone and in any situation actually. It is not always easy, however, does produce the best results overall. Thank you for bringing this medium to us. Good luck with future podcasts. I am excited to return and hear more. Janet Peterson
- Consistently greatSeptember 18, 2013 by Greyhounder guy from United States
Fern continues to enhance the dog/human bond that's so important to those of us that appreciate how important our canine friends are to the quality of our lives. Just like his books, his easy delivery makes for a great combination...entertaining and informative. I eagerly await his future podcasts.
- So helpful!!September 17, 2013 by Gr8tfull from United States
Fern is exceptionally knowledgable about dog behavior! His dedication and passion for what he does is contagious. His teachings will definitely help people to live more harmoniously with their dogs.