[Episode 1] - Ryan Cartlidge; Animal Training Academy Founder

Ryan Cartlidge – Bio

Ryan Cartlidge is a certified professional dog trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy & the founder of Animal Training Academy! He has been working internationally as a professional trainer since 2007, including in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US. Ryan has trained teams, developed animal training programs, been published in leading industry magazines, spoken at international conferences and delivered presentations in a university on animal behaviour

And now through the Animal Training Academy he connect hundreds of animal behavior & training enthusiasts with a large (and growing) library of lessons and tutorials delivered by renowned animal experts.

Podcast Outline

  • 2:55 – Shelly asks Ryan his first question and asks him about his life outside of the animal training world and how it has influenced his work and vice versa.
  • 9:50 – Ryan discusses the four books that have greatly influenced his world and including his daily life and his animal training career.
    • How to win Friends and Influence People.
    • Crucial Conversations
    • Growth Mindset
    • First things First
  • 22:18 –  Shelly asks Ryan to share with us a recent training related challenge that he has experienced, how he worked through the challenge and what he has learnt from the experience.
  • 36:00 – Shelly asks Ryan to share a story about a behaviour that he has trained or a training situation that he is proud of experiencing. Ryan details the process and that he had with Reg and how the relationship developed through the journey.
  • 43:10 – Ryan shares a second story regarding the goose ‘Security’ that was able to free room around the park.
  • 52:44 – Ryan shares a recent example with his training with Fibi and why he was training that particular skill in that particular way. He discusses how we may be able to look at many different ways of getting to a specific goal but each one may develop a different type of learning experience.