the well-Mannered Mutt Podcast

Welcome to The Well-Mannered Mutt Podcast, the show for dog owners looking to enhance their relationship with their canine friends. This podcast is designed to both train dogs and teach people, so there can be success and happiness at both ends of the leash.

Your host, Staci Lemke is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, retired Registered Veterinary Technician, and owner of Manners for Mutts Dog Training. With over 20 years of experience working with dogs and their people, Staci is the perfect guide to help you navigate the ups and downs of life with a dog.

So, whether you’re a new dog owner or a seasoned pro, be sure to join Staci for each episode as she shares practical training tips, fun doggy adventures, and simple things you can do to strengthen the bond between you and your four-legged friend.

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Service Dog, Emotional Support Dog, Therapy Dog. What’s the Difference?

Service Dog, Emotional Support Dog, Therapy Dog. What’s the Difference?

Service dogs, emotional support dogs, and therapy dogs all serve important roles in helping people with various needs. But do you know what the differences between them are? In this episode, I demystify these often-confused roles to help you understand if one of them is right for your canine companion.

Your First Week with Your New Puppy

Your First Week with Your New Puppy

The first week with your puppy will set the tone for the months to come, so in this episode, I lay out a plan for you to support and comfort your new puppy while they adjust to their new surroundings.

Is The Dog Park Right For You?

Is The Dog Park Right For You?

While the dog park is fantastic place for exercise, it’s not without it’s risks. In this episode, I’m taking you on a journey through the world of dog parks.

Happy Trails, Traveling With Your Dog

Happy Trails, Traveling With Your Dog

In this episode, I’m diving into the nitty-gritty of hitting the road, skies or sea with your dog. From the essential pre-trip preparations to finding pet-friendly accommodations, I’ve got you covered.

Socialize Your Puppy the Right Way!

Socialize Your Puppy the Right Way!

In this episode, I dive into the essential world of puppy socialization. I share some invaluable tips on how to safely socialize your puppy, including exposure at home, arranging playdates with vaccinated dogs, and enrolling in puppy classes.

The Exciting World of Dog Sports

The Exciting World of Dog Sports

In this episode, I dive into the thrilling world of dog sports. But how do you know what sport is the best for your dog? Join me for this episode as I discuss a variety of sports that cater to different interests and abilities.

How To Choose a Dog Trainer

How To Choose a Dog Trainer

How do you choose the perfect dog trainer for your furry friend? In this episode, I dive into the essential steps to find the right fit for you and your pup.