Canine Conversations tackles just about everything dog related: dog training, dog health, owning a dog, dog behavior problems, competitive dog sports, what to feed, rescue dogs, shelter dogs, talks with other dog lovers and so much more. Hosted by Robert Cabral, master trainer and behavior specialist. Robert has trained and worked with thousands of dogs through his work with Bound Angels at shelters throughout the US. He has also trained and titled competitive obedience and protection dogs worked with countless family dogs with clients and has shown dogs in AKC, IPO, Mondio Ring - covering obedience, protection, conformation and more.
Episode 92 - Africa Anti-Poaching Dogs
1:28:25Countless animals are endangered and at risk of being extinct. The work of Jay Crafter of Invictus K9 is making a huge difference. His team of highly skilled anti-poaching dogs find the bad guys and recover their loot. Jay is an amazing guy, fantastic dog trainer and a conservationist fight in numerous countries throughout the African continent to stop the poaching of ivory, rhino horn, pangolin, bush meat and more. Enjoy this podcast and consider supporting his work at https://invictusk9.com Follow him on Instagram @invictusk9
Episode 91 - LA Sherriff K9 John Cook
58:26John and I sat down to discuss real world police dog tactics and deployments. He's been with the LA Sheriff dept LASD for almost 27 years and speaks with a great amount of passion about dogs, police work and life. A true gentleman and a super fun chat we had. I promise you're gonna love it. Be sure to check out all the other podcasts as well as the video versions on my YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/robertcabraldogs and check my online dog training at: https://robertcabral.com
Episode 90 - Finding a German Shepherd for Competition Sports
1:27:34Avi's BACK.... back on the show and back from Europe after spending much time searching for his new German Shepherd puppy. In this episode we talk about the search, meeting the puppy, what he was looking for and why. This is a dog that Avi will compete with and his search was exciting and fun. We talk all about it in this podcast. You'll laugh at the stories and our shared friendship. Check my site https://robertcabral.com my youtube channel for the videos of all my podcasts and more: https://youtube.com/robertcabraldogs Thanks for subscribing!
Episode 89 - Police and Military Dogs
1:36:23Steve is undeniably one of the very best trainers of military and police k9s in the world. In this episode, we discuss some of his "war stories." Dog's he's handled, owned and trained. Funny stories and some sad. Steve's amazing talent in training these high caliber dogs is only surpassed by his true love of dogs. I think that comes through in this podcast.
Episode 88 - Dog Health and Fish Oils - Dr. Kristina Jackson
38:31There are some amazing studies relating to supplementing fish oil, aka Omegas, to our dogs. I sat down with Dr Kristina Jackson from Omega Quant to discuss some of the health benefits for our dogs. Omega Quant has an Omega level test that you can bring to your vet, with your dog, and within 10 days you'll get a detailed readout of your dog's levels. I suggest doing this before adding or removing fish oils to / from your dog's diet. Visit Omega Quant by clicking here: https://omegaquant.com/ref/224 Use the code CABRAL10 and save 10% off of your test (and you'll be supporting the show).
Episode 86 - SEAL Cairo The Malinois & Will Chesney
1:08:25Ever since I heard the news about a Belgian Malinois being at the scene when the US Navy SEALS got Osama Bin Laden, I wanted to talk to Will. I wanted to meet Cairo too, but that wouldn't be possible. BUT, today I got my wish, to talk to Will Chesney and hear first hand what it was like to be at the scene of one of the most famous missions of all times. Will and I talk about Cairo, how they met, training, living with him and that fateful night. We share the story of when Cairo was shot and Will thought he would lose him. As well as the heroic life that Cairo led until his last day. I highly recommend you read Will's book, NO ORDINARY DOG!
Episode 86 - Training the Dogs of War with Steve Stoops
1:05:18Steve is the go to guy when government agencies look for badass dogs and how to train them. He has been working dogs in this capacity for 30+years. Although he won't (or can't) confess to the agencies he works for, you'll see from this conversation that his work includes some of the top agencies in the US government. His knowledge and skillset in teaching assault and detection dogs is unequalled and this chat is an amazing insight into a realm that you cannot break. Steve is like a brother to me and our chats are heartfelt, sincere, funny and heart wrenching. This is the first in a series of podcasts that will address the amazing work of our military heroes, both human and canine.
Episode 85 - Oscar Mora - IPO IGP and Dog Training
59:24If you haven't heard of Oscar Mora, you'll wanna listen to this podcast. Oscar has been in the game just over 10 years but is making some waves. He's a very skilled. decoy, handler and trainer. He was the Southwest Regional IGP Champion for 2 years and runs Elevated Canine Academy. He's a good guy and a trainer that I like and admire. See what makes him tick in this personal chat!
Episode 84 - Pierre Wahlstrom German Shepherds for Sweden's Military
1:23:21Pierre is an amazing guy whose knowledge of breeding, training and working with German Shepherds spans so many fields it may blow your mind. He trains, breeds and temperament tests the dogs for the Swedish military. He has developed a breeding and training program that is unsurpassed. This chat covers topics including breeding, bloodlines, training, raising, selecting dogs and working with them in a country that does not allow e-collars, prong collars and a host of other tools.... are they successful? Take a listen to this podcast for the answer and some real world surprise confessions of what works and what doesn't!
Episode 83 - AKC Hunt Test Judge Larry Saavedra
1:12:15Ever wonder what goes through the mind of your AKC Hunt Test Judge? I sit down with Larry Saavedra who has been judging hunt tests for the AKC for 15 years and find out. This is a real fun chat that delves deeper into the conversation his input on training, relationships with our dogs and more. If you don't know anything about AKC Hunt Tests, you'll learn a lot. If you've been training your gun dogs and wanna get a deeper look into the mind of a judge, this is a fun podcast to listen to.