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The Border Collie Geek Podcast

The Border Collie Geek Podcast

By The Border Collie Geek Podcast

Come geeking with me on breed oddities, training tips, amazing life stories and unimaginable knowledge from the world of dog professionals to you!

If you would like to work why me with your Border Collie, join The Collie Club - The Online Academy for coaching, training videos, webinars and a supportive community!

thatlldoacademy.com/online-academy/
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Episode 7: to Ball or Not to Ball? Let’s talk why playing ball is bad for your Border Collie!

The Border Collie Geek PodcastJun 07, 2022

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Episode 60: Tibs Journey, an inspirational story for many
Nov 28, 202301:12:27
Episode 59: The History of Sheep and Herding Dogs in the UK with Natalie Soppard

Episode 59: The History of Sheep and Herding Dogs in the UK with Natalie Soppard

Natalie has spent almost her entire career in livestock farming having caught the bug at 11 while watching River Cottage and promptly obtaining an allotment and chickens!  She has run a commercial flock, been a contract shepherd and worked as a relief milker and calf rearer with experience of every type of system from conservation grazing and calf-at-foot to zero grazing and flocks into the thousands!  Fascinated by the relationship between people and animals she studied Anthrozoology to Masters level at Exeter University and her dissertation 'Coping with Sheep' focussed on how sheep bring resilience to Britain and could play a larger part in helping us 'cope' with changing global conditions.  She has published a few niche books including 'Man's Forgotten Friend: A History of the Ox' and 'The Eco Flock: Small Scale Shepherding for Uncertain Times'....and intends to do more!  A keen woolcrafter in her spare time with a penchant for dairy she currently has a tiny flock of shetland X BFLs for home milk and fibre production.
The Eco Flock - 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eco-Flock-Small-Scale-Shepherding-Uncertain/dp/B0939XCKCW/ref=sr_1_1?crid=23YSFGZJ42QEK&keywords=the+eco+flock&qid=1697449297&sprefix=the+eco+flock%2Caps%2C75&sr=8-1Coping with Sheep - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coping-Sheep-Roses-Anthrozoology-Dissertation/dp/1676761691/ref=sr_1_1?crid=9J30K7GE6HFB&keywords=coping+with+sheep&qid=1697449345&sprefix=coping+with+sheep%2Caps%2C78&sr=8-1Sheep origin/relationship genome study:https://bmcgenomdata.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12863-015-0216-x


You can get in touch with Natalie on Linkedin or via email natstoppard@gmail.com


To follow me on social media:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ThatllDoAcademy/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/martina_bordercollie_trainer/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thebordercolliegeek


To learn more about the Collie Club:

https://thatlldoacademy.com/online-academy/

Nov 14, 202301:03:41
Episode 58: Alfie Unleashed: A Border Collie's Transformation Story

Episode 58: Alfie Unleashed: A Border Collie's Transformation Story

In this episode, we sit down with Laura, a dedicated dog owner, and her Border Collie, Alfie. Alfie's journey from a reactive, anxious adolescent to a confident and content companion is truly full of hope!

At just 10 months old, Alfie began his journey as a student in the online membership program, The Collie Club. He is now 2.5 years old, and we will hear how he went from being reactive and fearfully of cars, other dogs, and anything that moved, to an off-lead, happy Border Collie who relishes his daily walks and even confidently walks on the road without reacting to passing cars.

In this episode, Laura shares the pivotal role that two key components played in Alfie's journey: the Control Unleashed program and The Collie Club. She highlights the effectiveness of the Control Unleashed program in helping her understand and address Alfie's reactivity, providing valuable tools and techniques to manage his anxiety.

Tune in to hear the inspiring story of Alfie's transformation and how the combination of Laura's dedication, the Control Unleashed program, and The Collie Club's supportive community made it all possible. It's a testament to the power of commitment, education and community in improving the lives of both dogs and their owners.

To follow me on social media:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ThatllDoAcademy/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/martina_bordercollie_trainer/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thebordercolliegeek


To learn more about the Collie Club:

https://thatlldoacademy.com/online-academy/

Oct 30, 202337:54
Episode 57: which behaviours are Border Collie Traits and which are not?
Oct 10, 202339:35
Episode 56: Prey Drive with Tracey McLennan
Sep 25, 202301:20:56
Episode 55: Markers vs Cues
Sep 12, 202328:38
Episode 54: Border Collies and Adolescence with Rachel, The Collie Consultant
Aug 29, 202356:11
Episode 53: News from Scotland

Episode 53: News from Scotland

This episode is just me talking about my week in Scotland and the Border Collies I met on the farm!
Aug 16, 202328:02
Episode 52: Dr Kathleen Freeman, friend, mentor and the person that introduced me to farming and training dogs for the job
Aug 08, 202301:22:52
Episode 51: High Driven dogs with Jane Arden!
Jul 25, 202301:00:52
Episode 50: Q&A episode part 1
Jun 27, 202329:35
Episode 49: Kay Laurence the origin of the Border Collie and Sheepball!
Jun 20, 202301:00:17
REPLAY of Episode 19: Confidence in dogs, what does it look like?
Jun 13, 202344:08
Episode 48: Social interactions for dogs that are not puppies anymore.
Jun 06, 202329:00
Episode 47: Puppy Socialisation with Lindsey Hampshire
May 31, 202355:40
Episode 46: Offer Calm instead of Crazy
May 16, 202312:48
Episode 45: Talking about agility and Border Collies with Nicola Wildman
May 09, 202301:00:00
Episode 44: Q&A Part 2!
May 02, 202359:31
Episode 42: Relocation announcement!
Apr 25, 202326:33
Episode 41: Training good habits
Apr 11, 202322:11
Episode 40: Focus is FUN!
Apr 04, 202331:14
Episode 43: Q&A part 1!
Apr 01, 202358:41
Episode 39: Breeding and Border Collie health with Hélèn Lawler
Mar 28, 202301:17:28
Episode 38: Activities for Busy Brains!
Mar 14, 202321:13
Episode 37: My Border Collie is herding traffic, what can I do to make him stop? Let me answer that.
Mar 07, 202327:40
Episode 36: Working Border Collies with James Gilman farmer and triallist

Episode 36: Working Border Collies with James Gilman farmer and triallist

If you want to get in touch with James, follow this trial results and his events at the farm this is his Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063790141190

If you want to know more about trialling in UK you can check the ISDS website, where you can find the trial diary and all the news regarding sheepdog trials

https://www.isds.org.uk/

Join my Collie Club to work with me of any training and behaviour you need help with your Border Collie!
New payment options have just been added:

https://thatlldoacademy.com/online-academy/

Feb 28, 202355:31
Episode 35: how to introduce your new puppy to your older dogs!
Feb 14, 202319:52
Episode 34: Talking about fear and anxiety with with Clinical Animal Behaviourist Laura Ward
Jan 31, 202301:25:44
Episode 33 : Answering some members questions!
Jan 24, 202341:40
Episode 32: Stop Walking Your Dog! With author Niki French
Jan 17, 202346:42
Episode 31: Living with more dogs and their relationship
Jan 10, 202340:06
Episode 30: My last tip for you for 2022!
Nov 29, 202218:35
Episode 29 : Carole and Sarah talk about their struggles and their achievements!
Nov 22, 202201:11:38
Episode 28: Border Collie Geekery with Sarah Stremming from the Cognitive Canine

Episode 28: Border Collie Geekery with Sarah Stremming from the Cognitive Canine

If you want to listen more about Sarah training tips and knowledge you can find her on her website:

https://thecognitivecanine.com/

On her podcast The Cog Dog Radio

https://thecognitivecanine.com/the-podcast-cog-dog-radio/

And find her Online Course on Fenzi Dog Sport Academy

https://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/people/786-people/faculty/10574-sarah-stremming

Hope you enjoy this and you take home loads of food for thoughts!

Do you want to work with me on your crazy Border Collie?

Check my Online Academy and my website to learn more:

That'll Do Online Academy

Get in touch if you want to discuss a training plan, even if you are on the other side of the world!

Get in touch!

Nov 15, 202201:04:46
Episode 27: My puppy is stalking cars... now what do I do?!
Nov 01, 202226:50
Episode 26: Rebecca Walters from Pupstarts, we talk about breeding, breeders and how to pick the right one for you!
Oct 25, 202201:00:17
Episode 25: My dog pulls on the lead! Let me talk to you about it.
Oct 17, 202248:59
Episode 24: a bit about me and my dogs!
Oct 11, 202257:44
Episode 23: Border Collies and Obedience with Kamal Fernandez
Sep 27, 202243:38
Episode 22: How to train a dog that is not a people pleaser?

Episode 22: How to train a dog that is not a people pleaser?

In this episode I talk about Moss and our journey. Moss is not a people pleaser, so I will tell you on how our working relationship has improved through sport training!
Sep 20, 202219:13
Episode 21: Border Collies and herding dogs helping wildlife in Australia with the Skylos Ecology team!
Sep 13, 202259:20
Episode 20: *EDITED *Chill the Collie Challenge and Impulse Control

Episode 20: *EDITED *Chill the Collie Challenge and Impulse Control

The Border Collie Geek Community & That’ll Do Academy presents our next 5 day challenge! Impulse controls are important in every part of the dog’s life, for recall, lead walking and leaving things that they shouldn’t have but most of the time are taught negatively. We are going to teach impulse control in a fun and rewarding way not as a way to stop our dog’s happiness but to give it back once they offer that calm and collected behaviour that we wish they could offer a bit more often. Chill the Collie is the challenge that is going to teach you essential skills to so that you Border Collie can offer CALM instead of : Barking, going crazy, jumping up, stealing food, chasing, sniffing and ignoring you and so on ! Do you want to read more and join the challenge? Follow this link to SIGN UP! Here is the video of Tay that I talked about, just to give you a taste of what you could achieve by the end of the challenge: Tay impulse control on favourite toy VIDEO Check out the podcast merchandise : https://the-border-collie-geek.creator-spring.com/listing/the-border-collie-geek-merchan To learn more about me and my job, visit my business website www.thatlldoacademy.com The podcast has now a Patreon, to support me and be an active part of the making of the episodes: https://www.patreon.com/thebordercolliegeek
Sep 07, 202209:03
Episode 19: Self Confidence in dogs, what does it look it and how can we improve it and why is it so important?
Aug 30, 202239:25
Episode 18: Talking about dog diet and nutrition with Caroline Taylor the Slim Pet Vet

Episode 18: Talking about dog diet and nutrition with Caroline Taylor the Slim Pet Vet

Caroline Taylor, aka The Slim Pet Vet. on a mission to help hundreds of dog's have more energy to live their life to the full. 

A silent pandemic has been sweeping our nation's dogs, with now over 60% above their ideal weight. This puts them at greater risk of a number of diseases, but also reduces their chance of a long, carefree and joyful life.  

Dr Caroline has created an online solution to canine weight loss, with a step by step program which combines all the latest research and advice, combining enrichment, exercise, diet, and habit change to give you the best chance for long term success for your dog's health and vitality. Her ultimate focus is to enhance the bond you have with your dog. 

She is not affiliated with any dog food company so can offer completely impartial advice, according to your dogs food preferences and specific needs. Join her to Give Your Dog More Energy to Live Their BEST Life.

In this episode I will ask the most HOT questions about dogs and nutrition! I didn't hold back... be ready!

You can find Caroline and her Slip Pet programs following these links:

https://linktr.ee/drcarolinetaylor

Free FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/slimlinecanine/

Website https://theslimpetvet.co.uk

Top 10 tips for canine weight loss https://theslimpetvet.activehosted.com/f/7

Check out the podcast merchandise :

https://the-border-collie-geek.creator-spring.com/listing/the-border-collie-geek-merchan

To learn more about me and my job, visit my business website

www.thatlldoacademy.com

The podcast has now a Patreon, to support me and be an active part of the making of the episodes:

https://www.patreon.com/thebordercolliegeek

Aug 23, 202201:20:33
Episode 17: How do I stop my Border Collie barking?
Aug 16, 202234:15
Episode 16: Raising awareness with Sarah Jones's My Anxious Dogs, for all the anxious dogs out there that need space!
Aug 09, 202235:15
Episode 15: How to train a perfect recall?
Aug 02, 202240:02
Episode 14: Kids Around Dogs with Debby Lucken

Episode 14: Kids Around Dogs with Debby Lucken

In this episode I'm chatting with Debby about her work with KAD to help families with dogs having the support they need to make sure kids and dogs can understand each other and have all the right introduction and management. In this episode we talk about how to get ready for a new dog in a family with children, if is better to pick a rescue or a breeder puppy, what breeds are the most likely to be compatible to a life with children and of course what are the most common problems with Border Collies and Children that both me and Debby have come across as dog trainers. 

To learn more about Debby and KAD and to download their free resources here are some useful links for you! 

Website: https://kidsarounddogs.co.uk/ 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/kadkidsarounddogs/ 

FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KADkidsarounddogs 

Here are the names of the books we talked about in the episode: 

Canine body language - a photographic guide by Brenda Aloff (for Pro!)   

Listen to Me! Exploring the emotional life of dogs by Tricia Hollingshead (for professionals more)  

What's my dog thinking? by Hannah Molloy  Doggy Language by Lili Chin (ideal for children) 

Check out the podcast merchandise : https://the-border-collie-geek.creator-spring.com/listing/the-border-collie-geek-merchan 

To learn more about me and my job, visit my business website www.thatlldoacademy.com

The podcast has now a Patreon, to support me and be an active part of the making of the episodes: https://www.patreon.com/thebordercolliegeek

Jul 26, 202201:13:30
Episode 13: How to teach a distance lie down
Jul 19, 202225:59
Episode 12: Training multiple dogs and sports, goal setting and residential training and more with Lila Zachwatowicz
Jul 12, 202257:29