Episode 55: Retrain your (and your dog’s) brain with canine CBT


On this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Billie Groom, the creator of UPWARD Dogology, reveals the secrets behind why cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for dogs over 6 months is effective.

Often, all the time and training pet owners invest in their puppies can go right out the window once their furry friend reaches adolescence. According to Billie Groom, the creator of UPWARD Dogology—a scientifically proven formula adhering to the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy—that is where incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) comes into play.

In this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Groom tells Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, that while canine CBT works to “retrain the brain” of a dog 6 months or older, teaching the concepts of it can also help retrain the brains of their owners too.

“So, it’s really interesting working with clients and it’s really interesting applying cognitive behavioral therapy because you always adhere to the principles, but it allows for creativity and to adjust to individual dogs,” she says.

Listen below to learn more about Groom’s 30-year background in dog training, plus the benefits of CBT training for dogs.

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