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Appearances and Interviews
with Matt Beisner

Also catch Matt’s TV interviews on Home and Family and ABC Nightline

Jindo Pup Renge Saves The Life Of Dog Trainer Matt Beisner - Part One

Jindo Pup Renge Saves The Life Of Dog Trainer Matt Beisner - Part One

In his twenties, Matt Beisner was a jobless, suicidal alcoholic with a rap sheet. And he was scared of dogs. When he went to the shelter one day and unexpectedly adopted a Jindo pup with a rap sheet of his own, Matt's life began to change. As Matt got clean and sober, he and Renge rode out some heartbreaking lows and euphoric highs, and Renge taught Matt how to slow down, live with kindness, and listen to what a dog's trying to say. Because dogs will tell us everything we need to know in life.

The Honest Dog Breeder: On Trainers Breeders and Genetic Coercion

The Honest Dog Breeder: On Trainers Breeders and Genetic Coercion

We are so lucky to have Matt Beisner on today, from The Zen Dog & the show Dog: Impossible. We discuss a lot of topics where trainers and breeders collide, discussing the market, what people want and where the dog fits in. We discuss genetic coercion–are we breeding with the right intents? what does it mean for breed standard? I think you'll love this deep dive discussion on topics from an alternative perspective.

Pet Harmony: Growing Publicly

Pet Harmony: Growing Publicly

One of the things that we see a lot in the field of animal behavior is that it can be really hard to assimilate new information that conflicts with what you previously knew. Some people let this stymie them, and keep them from growing and learning. Other people, like Matt, are able to go through this process with humility so that they can continue learning and growing. So this is a topic that will help you to get to that next level with your enrichment strategy.

Matt Beisner; The importance of consideration in advocating for change!

Matt Beisner; The importance of consideration in advocating for change!

Matt Beisner is dedicated to humanely helping dogs and their humans learn how to better connect with one another. He believes that there are "no bad dogs", and works to support positive behaviour change rather than rely on fear, force or commands for control. “What’s good for a dog is good for the world,” says Matt, who also serves as an ambassador of the Texas Humane Network. He and his wife Brooklin now live in Austin with their son, daughter, and family of once "impossible" dogs"

Oh Behave interview with Matt Beisner

Oh Behave interview with Matt Beisner

Matt Beisner considers himself more of a dog teacher than a dog trainer as he takes on some of the most challenging canine cases. He shares his philosophy and approach with Oh Behave show host Arden Moore in this episode. Matt is the co-founder of The Zen Dog and the host of the must-see show, "Dog: Impossible" now airing on Disney Plus and National Geographic Wild.

Paws & Reward: Observing Our Process and Moving Forward with Matt Beisner

Paws & Reward: Observing Our Process and Moving Forward with Matt Beisner

Join Marissa Martino interview Matt Beisner as they explore the gifts the process and experience of training dogs and their people have to offer, from being a part of the dog's learning process while offering them agency, to co-creating solutions with our clients, to being brave enough to observe ourselves during this process and making the necessary changes to shape into the people and behavior consultants we long to be.

Doglogical interview with Matt Beisner

Doglogical interview with Matt Beisner

Continual professional growth is a part of being a dog trainer, but what happens when your growth occurs on a public scale... and within an unregulated industry where emotions run high? Matt Beisner (The Zen Dog and Dog Impossible) talks to me about what it feels like to be a person seeking positive change for not only themselves and dogs but also for the dog industry as a whole.

The Baroo: Overcoming Fear and Addiction, and Embracing Change

The Baroo: Overcoming Fear and Addiction, and Embracing Change

Matt's inspirational journey overcoming fear, addiction, & even cancel culture & how his dogs have supported & guided him along the way. We also discuss how dog training has evolved, moving away from outdated, conventional methods to focus on living with our dogs and understanding their needs and emotional wellbeing. He also shares with me his personal story of the loss of his beloved canine soulmate Renge. Matt's story of transformation is a testament to the powerful bond of human/animal.

The Canine Condition: There are no Bad Dogs

The Canine Condition: There are no Bad Dogs

My guest on this episode is Matt Beisner founder of THE ZEN DOG. Matt's work with dogs and their humans deeply reflects his personal commitment to the responsibilities that eery dog and each of us have regardless of what life has given us. Beisner and his ZEN DOG team can be seen on Dog:Impossible on Nat Geo Wild Disney +.

Dear Dog OwlTail Podcast

Dear Dog OwlTail Podcast

Matt Beisner (CPDT-KA, LFDM-T), is the founder of THE ZEN DOG, and host of “Dog: Impossible” on Disney+. Matt is dedicated to humanely helping dogs and their humans learn how to better connect with one another. He believes that there are "no bad dogs", and works to support positive behaviour change rather than rely on fear, force or commands for control. “What’s good for a dog is good for the world,” says Matt, who also serves as an ambassador of the Texas Humane Network.

Doggy Dojo: Non Food Motivated Dogs with Matt Beisner

Doggy Dojo: Non Food Motivated Dogs with Matt Beisner

Matt Beisner (CPDT-KA) founded THE ZEN DOG with the understanding that "there are no bad dogs". In following the dogs Matt has been able to support the change of some very dangerous, fearful and confounding behaviors, without relying on the use of fear, force, commands or control. Matt currently travels between Los Angeles and Austin, TX where he lives with his wife Brooklin, their two young children and their five once "impossible" dogs".

The Bitey End of The Dog

The Bitey End of The Dog

In this episode I take a little detour from my usual format of talking about aggression in dogs, and chat with Matt Beisner, star of the show Dog Impossible on Nat Geo wild. We talk about how we ended up meeting in the first place, Matt’s journey and evolution, and the need for inclusivity, tolerance, and compassion in the dog training community. All things that are much needed right now.

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