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TAMAR GELLER | Is Your Dog's Food Affecting Their Behavior?

Celebrity dog trainer & a NY Times bestseller, Tamar Geller discusses how the food your dog eats may be sabotaging your training efforts. She also shares the importance of teaching dogs "life skills", not commands, and understanding their six core needs in order to improve our relationship with them.



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Tamar Geller is a world-renown dog-trainer who prefers to be called a coach. She is a New York Times best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and has worked with many high-profile celebrities (e.g. Oprah, Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart, Ellen, Julianne Hough, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman). She's appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, Larry King Live, Ellen, Rachael Ray, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, E!, LIVE with Regis and Kelly, and 20/20. In print, she has been in USA Today, The New York Times Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, In Style, People, US Weekly, GQ, Men’s Health, LA Weekly.

Tamar created The Loved Dog Method™ of relationship-based dog training. It is rooted in mutual love, devotion, and respect, focusing on teaching essential life skills that empower dogs to make good decisions.

She is the founder of The Loved World Foundation, created to help empower at risk populations. Operation Heroes & Hounds™ is a program for U.S.military members suffering from physical and non-visible wounds. Another Chance™ helps juvenile prisoners develop self-esteem and life skills by using the The Loved Dog™ method with shelter dogs.


In this episode:

Coping with Emotional Stress (1:55)

Training Commands vs Teaching Life Skills (4:45)

Positive Training vs Dominance-based Training (8:45)

Repairing Trauma & Mismanaged Experiences, Damage Control (10:20)

The Gut-Brain Axis and its effects on Behavior & Cognition (14:00)

The 6 Core Needs of Dogs (19:00)

Exercise (25:20)

A "Life Coach" for dogs - Understanding & Connection (27:28)

Connect with Tamar Geller:

The Loved Dog Website





Mentioned in this episode:

The Loved Dog book

30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog book

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Robert Sapolsky