No Bad Dogs Podcast


Hey there dog folk! Welcome to the No Bad Dogs Podcast, hosted by America's Canine Educator, Thomas Davis.

Do you often wonder what your dog is thinking? Join Thomas as he teams up with dog trainers, dog lovers, dog enthusiasts and EVERYTHING in between to bring you the No Bad Dogs Podcast! Each episode will be PACKED full of dog training information and tips. Don't miss the weekly Q&A segment where you can call in and ask your own dog-related questions!

Some of the topics we'll cover include dog/puppy training, dog/canine behaviors, advanced training techniques, teaching and more!

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  • Kooks7654321
    Finding a community
    I have nothing but good things to say about this podcast. I somewhat recently moved back to my home state after college, and I found myself not having connections with people that had the same mentality as me. I currently work at a vet clinic and as we all know, vets are not trainers, nor do they always have the time to work with an animal when they are trying to save it. That being said, I found myself feeling so discouraged and like my point of view wasn’t valid or right when it came to behavioral problems. I had followed Tom on social media for awhile, but only recently started listening to this podcast and it has changed so much. Hearing him explain things to people in a way that doesn’t spark an argument or make people defensive is something I can now apply to my work environment and am so grateful for that. 12/10.
  • Sam B Roche
    Never have seen anything like it!
    I have been watching, reading, and listening to training and behavioral content since I was about 8 (was very much so that kid that was obsessed with all things dogs). Tom’s mindset and approach is really like no other trainer I’ve seen, with clearly some amazing results. All of his methods really hit every nail on the head for me. Feedback from the last podcast: (Sep 7 2021) I think video content is still important, sometimes it can be hard to visualize the situation via Podcast/Audio. It also shows the dogs body language, handlers body language, and how the owner and Tom perceive it.
  • you crossed the line
    Excellent Intuitive Common Sense
    This podcast is the best I have heard on dog training. He’s not roped into technique as much as he is simply knowing your dog and being a responsible parent. He is balanced and knows proven technique. I have a great working dog who I was blessed to have one of the greatest dog trainers ever. My trainer was 100% right on everything he told me. It’s been an incredible learning curve. What I like about this specific podcast is he listens, he hears, he is open and flexible as well as skilled and knowledgeable. My dog is five now and just beginning to hit his stride. It’s tough to try to get him back to his out of town trainer and I am uncomfortable with anyone else messing with his most respected global techniques. I’m able to listen to this podcast and just listen to the way this young man receives info and processes and gives feedback and then make it applicable to my dog and circumstances. He understands the soul of dogs and he works from that. My dog is a very intuitive breed and one doesn’t get a dog like this to train out his intuition. One wants a dog like this to rely on his intuition. Still, in the civilian population, I need him under control and not acting fully on his “gut,” which is fully reliable. He is stronger and smarter than me so it can be challenging. I really appreciate this young man’s advice and instinct. He has helped me utilize my dog snd bring out his best just from listening to his podcasts. In listening to him today, I realized I must find a way to get my dog back up to his trainer for a tuneup so that I am doing right by my dog. We all know it’s the human you train but it’s unfair to my dog to not make that time to continue learning how to best work with and interact with him through new and uncertain current day challenges. Great podcast.
  • Asintruth
    People training expert!
    Loved your videos. Taught me a lot. Glad I found this podcast. Every dog is different, like people, and the interpretation on behavior has to be tailored so appreciate your tact with people and explaining this to them. Will continue to learn for as long as I own dogs which will hopefully be for life.
  • Beckblaze
    Great training insight and help
    I like Tom’s authentic love of animals and real world helpful training advice. I really appreciate his desire to help dogs heal ana help owners help their dogs.
  • JRae1996
    Very Informative
    I love this podcast, I also follow him on TikTok and Instagram. I have a very reactive dog who’s begun to nip people. This really helps put into perspective to help train my dog better. I have a local trainer but she’s so busy I haven’t been even had an In person session. After the consult, I lost track on how to help my dog. My neighbors dog attacked my friends and it really put it in perspective that my dog needs help.
  • 18lev
    I just found this pcast and love it. Very informative and knowledgeable teacher and educational directions.
  • maddyr42
    Lots of “aha” moments here!
    I found Tom on YouTube and was impressed with his ability to understand dogs and communicate to humans — he continues to impress here on the podcast! I own a dog and am now listening to lots of this podcast while going on walks. Overall I think about my dog in a different way now due to Tom — couldn’t be more grateful for everything f he shares. The online sessions in particular are helpful for me, the clients ask lots of good questions that I can relate to as a dog owner. Aloha from Maui (from an ex-New Yorker)
  • connections property
    I am in over my head
    Hey Tom! So grateful for your training. You have definitely saved my dog’s life because I have hope that my dog and I can get it together. But we are working on the basics and we have had about 40% better over the course of 2 weeks. I heard you say it should take about 4 months. Is this normal?
  • Kelleyxx
    Being a new dog trainer this is my go to when i need something to listen to.
  • sissa lou
    My favorite dog person!!!
    He is absolutely the best!! Love these podcasts I listen while I work
  • volguis
    If only more dog owners listened to Tom…
    Tom literally puts years of experience into each piece of advice he gives, and it has helped me more time than I can count. I’m very grateful for this podcast, thank you!
  • j.pham.
    My Favorite Trainer
    I’ve been following Tom & Upstate Canine Academy for about a year now, but just recently got plugged into this podcast. Being a first-time dog owner, he has been an amazing resource for me when working with my girl Luna as she phases out of being a puppy and settles into adulthood. I truly wish I knew about him from the jump and some of the behaviors we struggle with probably wouldn’t even be issues! My favorite thing to hear/watch is the way he breaks down canine behavior to each owner and very politely makes us all realize that our dogs are just mirrors of our leadership skills (or lack there of). Great communicator and a wealth of knowledge!
  • allysamra
    Creator of the best dog movement ever
    I’m a vet tech that became interested in dog training after getting my dogs trained through a company that came into my work - I absolutely love my trainer and we still work with her till this day - then one of my coworkers showed me one of Tom’s videos on YouTube and I was hooked almost instantly. I’ve always loved animals and anyone in my family would tell you that I always wanted to be a vet growing up. As time went on and I grew up and became a kennel assistant and then a vet tech, I knew that I loved working with animals even more, but nowadays I have some “compassion fatigue” and loss of empathy for people who don’t want to save their beloved pets. Therefore, I have become more and more interested in becoming a trainer myself( I know it won’t be easy, I’ve seen most all all your videos and listen to most of your podcasts ) but I’m willing to give it a try and hopefully help carry on this amazing movement “No Bad Dogs” and help keep dogs out of shelters and in homes. Make people understand the importance of training your dog and giving them a balanced life. I cannot thank you enough Tom for inspiring me to follow my dreams and try to make a difference in this world for all dogs and people out there.
  • R.oheran
    My go-to source of information on training.
    Tom is the best! His passion for training dogs and helping people permeates every podcast,YouTube video, and social media post he puts out! I wish I could work directly with him!
  • Rach Reif
    Dog training
    I have never been one to listen to podcasts; however, I LOVE this one! I own a Doberman (my first high drive dog). The information Tom gives out for FREE on his podcast and youtube is invaluable. You can really hear how passionate he is about what he does and it shows in his work. His metaphors are great and really drive home his points. As long as he keeps uploading I’ll keep listening. Thanks Tom!
  • MegFloodish
    Ep 62
    Love the interaction between you and Forest. Good insight into dealing with my dogs and how we (the humans) need to change.
  • mmmmmmmmmmqqqq
    Constantly terrific content
    I’ve been listening to Your podcast Tom and I have learned something from each one that been able to apply to working with my Malinois. Our relationship has improved . He is super reactive and walks have become much better with your input. I recommend your podcast and YouTube videos to all dog owners.
  • hjoooooooooooooojpp
    Best dog Trainer
    This was the best podcast and I love how he gives people tips to help teach there dog.
  • mishermanda
    Great for Aspiring Trainer
    I am beginning my journey towards training dogs professionally, and this podcast has offered me inspiration and insight. The whole industry seems more accessible because of this podcast but I also learn a lot of the red flags and considerations for continuing this path. This podcast has been invaluable so far to me and I highly recommend for owners and prospective trainers!
  • Mikebuddydetroit
    This trainer has the right methodology.
    I have been watching atoms videos for a week now and it changed my perspective about my dog and our communication. We have a ways to go but I am so happy I found Tom on YouTube. My relationship with my dog is better than ever. My favorite piece of advice is the heel tune up. I do it anytime we go on a walk or if I know we are going to go into a situation with distraction. Thank you Tom!
  • Nolwenn C.
    Eye opening
    I got my first pup three years ago and got my second pup about 7 months ago. My 9 month old puppy is reactive on leash towards other dogs and people. As I was doing research, I came across his youtube channel where he has changed the lives of SO many dogs and dog owners. Not going to lie, I really did not know how to feel about ecollar training before I started watching his videos. He explains it so well though and showed me that the ecollar is one of the best tools because we can communicate with our dogs through technology and that if its done/trained the right way your dog can experience so much more in life. I want my dogs to have the best life they can and I truly believe ecollar training is the way to explore more of the world together, build a better relationship, ect. He genuinely opened my eyes. I have a trainer coming to help me with ecollar training (I just want to make sure its done properly and that she shows me the right way). I am so excited and will definitely start training my other dog to an ecollar. I have been listening to this podcast nonstop for two weeks now. Highly recommend for anyone who owns a dog, is getting a dog, or just interested in dogs.
  • Shelleyshelles
    Best dog trainer ever!
    Really like how he shares in detail what can be done to correct the behavior. Thank you for sharing your techniques on YouTube and with this podcast. I’m learning so much!
  • Kristen.Justine
    Tom is the bomb
    I inherited a Belgian Malinois as my FIRST dog and his perspective on how we should interact with our dogs has helped me so much! I have gone from knowing absolutely zero about my dog’s behavior to being able to communicate with her much more clearly. What Tom is doing for the dog community is a true gift! It is an absolute blessing that he shares his knowledge with us for free. Thank you Tom for the work you do and for saving so many dogs!!!
  • christinaeidt21
    Tom Davis is incredible
    Tom Davis has an incredible gift I have watched many dog trainers he is by far my favorite dog trainers ever I look up to him every day
  • Marissawarden17
    Love this dog trainer!
    I LOVE listening to this podcast! I have a year old boxer and am always looking for new ways to train and things to do and things to NOT do. Such a great listen for my commutes and I always learn something new. Thanks for what you do!
  • 38speedy
    Best dog training ever
    Love the podcast, YouTube video and Instagram posts. The insight has helped us a lot. Just when you thought you know it all Tom mentions a detail that makes a lightbulb go on lol. The only problem I have is the volume of the podcast. Maybe it's something I do. But some podcasts are hard to hear for me. I work in a noisy environment.
  • KMil3
    The real deal for behavior modification
    Tom is an invaluable resource for the dog training and dog lover communities. The thorough information he puts out for free is absolutely a gold mine. He speaks on a level that anyone can understand and implement, and he’s so down to earth. I love that there are no ads for bark box or other random things, and he only advocates for products he actually uses (and shows you how to use them on YouTube). The podcast has easily become one of my top 3 favorites of all time, and I’ve found myself listening to episodes multiple times and learning or relearning something every single time. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.
    I have enjoyed the NBD content immensely and was thrilled to discover that there was a podcast in the NBD collection. EP 58, like so many of the other episodes, goes beyond the behavior/training/handling piece which we come for and goes into the WHY of dogs, not just how to fix it. He preaches over and over throughout the episodes about the importance of having a solid relationship with our dogs, meaning that we are being the leaders they need and want us to be.
  • falconlaxman47
    Thank you!
    I can’t thank Tom enough for the help his YouTube videos and podcast helped. Finally getting in tune with my reactive dog and it has helped our relationship so much. Now I look forward to walks knowing we are punching the clock and getting some good work in!
  • LaneyH11
    Actual canine education.
    Hi! I’m an owner of a slightly reactive German shepherd and wow this most recent episode 58 really hit home. I love that Tom educates you down to a T of even explaining behaviors from the pedigree of the dog. And how certain behaviors are just naturally engrained in dogs. The importance of training and explains why certain training is important. I’ve learned more from Toms YouTube and podcasts in years of research and other trainers.
  • jyhchang
    Great perspective to hear.
    It’s all about setting your dog up for success, and knowing their tendencies and ways to manage their behaviors. Great stuff!
  • MedicB
    Saving Dogs
    I use Tom’s approach when working with the rescue dogs we foster. I’m learning a lot and saving dogs by making them more likely to be adopted.
  • Amzgal333
    Love these! Tom is my absolute favorite trainer to listen too. He has really opened up my perspective when it comes to working with my large (personal) pack of 5. Lol
  • 0laury0
    LOVE IT!
    I’ve been watching Tom’s videos and I love the work he is doing helping dogs and changing the way we see and train our dogs! I got really excited when I found this podcast, because in busy days nobody has time to watch videos, but you can relax when driving, cooking or cleaning and just listen to all the great tips he has to help your dog and your family!
  • MLD27
    A must listen if you own or want to own a dog
    Love this podcast! Great training, tips and advice for dog owners. Very professional and love the information, I have learned so much.
  • callieeegirl
    Best Dog Podcast!
    I listen to this podcast almost everytime i get into the car! Iv had dogs and been around dogs since i can remeber, as i got older i was hired by a purley positive training company and threwout all of it my instincts told me i was lying to owners and that those methods wernt what was best for the dogs. Tom helped clear those things up for me so much. I cant express how much i love this podcast and Toms amazing skill with dogs!
  • MDenis97
    Tom is a Genius
    This podcast has helped me turn my lab pointer mix into a great dog! He was okay when we adopted him but after listening to this podcast I was inspired to make him into the kind of dog that made people say “woah, he listens so well!” And we get that comment a lot now! Thanks Tom!
  • lifeofluna
    So educational!
    I was introduced first by the YouTube training videos, which have helped me so much in such a short amount of time. I’m excited to dive into more podcasts! So far I’ve found they are very constructive and guiding, in an easy enough way that can be adapted into my relationship with my dog! Currently listening to EO53 my puppy is out of control, because let’s be honest sometimes they are.
  • Joerock35
    Tom Davis really knows how to handles dogs and has so much knowledge to help anyone having problems. Let him help you to help your best friend!
  • tlinellh
    Help with my “different” dog
    My dog is “different” from any I’ve had before, and Tom’s podcasts and YouTube videos have been a lifesaver in better understanding my dog. Honestly, he has kept me from giving up!!
  • ivana_oc
    All the information you need!!
    We just rescued a dog a month ago and since finding this podcast it has helped so much! There’s no where else I’ve found this quality of information, can’t wait for more episodes! A must listen!
  • Pancakes for dinner
    Has made a huge difference
    Have watched every video on YouTube and listened to most of the podcasts, the best educational videos to better relationships with dogs!!
  • ZZZ Bears
    Tom Davis knows his ruff, I mean stuff, and is highly entertaining too. This is a must listen for any dog owner who wants to improve their relationship with their BFF. And that should be everyone.
  • The Sturg
    No Bad Dogs-Tom Davis
    This is the first podcast I have signed up and listened to. Sadly I didn’t really join any when I had internet etc. I use other social medical platforms but really hadn’t realized but of the podcast apps etc since I used social media, you tube, and more. I was recommended by someone of my health care team to check out podcasts and things that interest me after a huge loss of my only real family member and my home of so many years. No cable, no internet, except my really old iPhone I lost all adaptable devices and still struggling with that. I downloaded what I could which seems to do best when connected to the internet or if I have decent reception when the podcast app worked. I highly enjoy it as dogs have been an interest my whole life, the few years in rescue fostering 22 dogs of all back rounds and long term as well as service dogs and therapy dogs. It helps a lot and I already loved what I saw on Tom’s YouTube and IG and this helps a lot when I can’t do much or just listen when things are challenging can’t read or write or medical care times when I can listen to something to help.
  • Momma_2_3 ladies
    Great information
    I have learned a lot from this podcast. As a pet owner I want to continue to learn and better myself for our pup. Tom helps me do that. Highly recommended.
  • Jespinel_
    The best trainer you will ever find period!
    Tom is legit the best trainer you ever find. He knows dogs his knowledge about how to find the core of the problem in your dog and fix it is amazing. His podcasts and YouTube videos are a godsend and I’m so happy to have found them. He also educates people on the misconceptions on certain dog training tools and shows you beneficial they actually are. Trust me if you want to learn how to really train your pet and have him listen too Tom is the guy to go too. He’s helped me out so much with my dog. I can’t thank him enough and after you’re done listening to him you won’t be able too either. Trust your dog will thank you. :)
  • Amandamisslynn
    Helps you truly understand your dog!
    I have been devouring Tom’s content on Insta, YouTube, and now his podcast because he doesn’t just give you tips, he helps you understand how your dog thinks and then gives you the most efficient way to help you dog overcome what’s keeping them from a happy healthy life.
  • Taylor & Marley
    Life changing
    Between this pod cast and Toms YouTube videos, Tom has changed my dogs life! Super helpful!
  • Danny Helou
    Tom Davis is the best dog trainer I know! He provides so much useful information and really explains everything in full. Everything I know about training dogs I've learned from him! One year ago I knew absolutely nothing about dogs or training them, I learned as much as I could from Tom and got my very first dog, Misha the Alaskan Malamute. Every single day I see massive improvements with her behavior and it's all thanks to Tom Davis!
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