A deeper look into dogs, training, human rights and social justice. What do they all have to do with each other? You’ll find out through the conversations between Rachel and other amazing people in the dog industry on this show!

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#17 – Colonialism and Animal Welfare with Mel Trueblood-Stimpson

This episode, we chat with scientist Melinda “Mel” Trueblood-Stimpson. We will be talking about DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), how colonialism seeps into the world of science and animal welfare, the importance of decolonising animal welfare, and also Mel’s experience as person who is Roma, Indigenous, Jewish, and Two-Spirit. Listen to it here.

#16 - Starting in the Dog Training Industry with Ravenn Bang

This episode, we chat with Ravenn Bang who is a dog trainer with her business Please Pick Up Your Poop . We’ll chat about Ravenn’s journey starting out as a dog trainer and some of the barriers she’s faced, her experiences as a Black woman with a dog that needs space, as well as regulation in this industry and what that might mean for all of us. Listen to it here.

#15 - Decolonising Free Living Dogs with Sindhoor Pangal

This episode, we to talk to Sindhoor Pangal, who is a canine behaviour consultant, a Galen myotherapist, an independent ethology researcher, an engineer by qualification, and an educator in Bangalore, India. We will be discussing decolonisation, decolonising free living dogs, and decolonising our perspective on dogs in general. Listen to it here.

#14 - Uyen Nguyen (@jimmypinkpaws)

On this episode,  we chat with Uyen Nguyen who is a guardian to Jimmy the pitbull (@jimmypinkpaws) and Muffin the one-eyed Kitty (@one.eyed.muffin). We hear about their adoption journey, how they delved into force free training, integrating Muffin with Jimmy, as well as Uyen’s experiences of racism as a Vietnamese American person. Listen to it here.

#13 - Gender Identity and Me

On this episode, host of the podcast Rachel discusses their journey through understanding their own gender identity. She also talks about the importance of understanding gender identities and how gender diversity has always existed in the world. Listen to it here.

#12 - Namita DigheShetty (Pawsitive Cultr)

On this episode, our guest is Namita DigheShetty who is a dog trainer with her business Pawsitive Cultr. She’ll be chatting with us about her journey of coming into the force-free dog training industry, as well as her experiences within this industry. Listen to it here.

#11 - Sandy Sharma (Chew Barka Academy)

Our guest for this episode is Sandy Sharma, a dog trainer with her business Chew Barka Academy. We’ll be talking about Sandy’s experiences of racism both when she was growing up in the UK and also in the dog training industry in the UK.  Listen to it here.

#10 - Sarah Rodriguez (Umemama Training)

Our guest for this episode is Sarah Rodriguez who is a dog trainer with her business Umemama Training. We’ll be talking about building trust and confidence with puppies, preventing dog bites, as well as what changes we’d like to see happen in the dog training industry to better support people of marginalised communities. Listen to it here.

#9 - San Choi (Ruff Roll Academy)

Our guest for this episode is San Choi. We’ll be talking about their experience as an Asian-American dog trainer, how hate crimes against Asian people during COVID19 times has been affecting them and what he’s been doing in response to all of that. We also talk about the importance of having and building a community. Listen to it here.

#8 - Sabrina Leaney (World Of Woof)

Our guest for this episode is Sabrina Leaney We’ll be talking about neurodivergence, ADHD, and how that impacts being a dog guardian and a dog trainer, as well as how they would like to see the dog training industry better support neurodivergent people. Listen to it here.

#7 - Al and Arrow (WeiserWays)

Our guests for this episode are Al and Arrow from WeiserWays. We’ll talk about how they bring anti-oppression and intersectionality into their dog training work, their experiences of queerphobia and racism, as well as what they would like to see change in the dog training industry. Listen to it here.

#6 - Airen (Perretología)

This episode’s guest is Airen, an artist who also works in science communication. He will be talking to us about his journey as a force-free dog and cat guardian, his experience as a transperson, as well as transphobia and queerphobia both in the dog world and in general life. Listen to it here.

#5 - Microaggressions

On this episode, Rachel discusses microaggressions and the harm they can cause by chipping away at people and making them feel othered. Learn about what microaggressions are, and what to do if you’ve been told that you’ve said something microaggressive. Listen to it here.

#4 - Hanna Fushihara (Nosework Cats)

Our guest for this episode is Hanna Fushihara, a dog trainer and cat nosework trainer with her businesses Hot Fuzz Dog Training and Nosework Cats. We’ll be learning about training cats, Hanna’s experience as a Japanese-American trainer, and building our own community in the industry. Listen to it here.

#3 - Dr. Mayuri Kerr (DoggEd)

This episode’s podcast guest is dog trainer Dr. Mayuri Kerr from DoggEd. We’ll be learning about street dogs in India, building confident puppies, and Dr. Kerr’s experience as an Indian person in the dog training industry and also in her other careers. Listen to it here.

#2 - Angelina McCaster (Teach A Dog To Fish)

Our first guest on the podcast is Angelina McCaster who has been a part of the rescue community for a few years and runs her dog training business Teach A Dog To Fish. We’ll be learning about their work and also their experience as a Black person in the dog training and rescue world. Listen to it here.

#1 - What are we woofing about on Out Of The Woofworks?

Welcome to the first episode of Out Of The Woofworks! In this episode we discuss:

What this podcast will be about, the background of Rachel Forday (The person behind Out of The Woofworks), why human rights and social justice issues are important when talking about dogs and animals, and hat to expect in future episode of this podcast. Listen to it here.