So, first off, I just want to thank you so much for listening. Obviously you can tell that this is episode number 1, so this is the first time I’m ever doing a podcast. So I hope you’ll stick with me through all these first episodes as I learn all the quirks and things that you have to do when you are getting my voice into your earbuds. So anyway, today I just want to talk about what this podcast is and set some groundwork and some expectations. So this podcast is going to discuss anything and everything about dogs, but it’s specifically going to talk about reactive dogs. We’ll discuss everything from training dogs to traveling with dogs to topics like general health and wellness and so much more. So while there are some other dog specific podcasts out there, there actually aren’t any solely for reactive dogs and their owners. So that’s why I’m here, and that’s why I’m doing this. I’m here to support and help all the reactive dogs and all the reactive dog owners out there. So whether you’re a reactive dog owner or dog trainer or maybe you have a pretty friendly and stable dog, there’s still going to be something in each episode for everyone to learn from. So what is a reactive dog? A reactive dog is simply one that overreacts to a normal stimuli, but I’m here to tell you how to change that behavior so you feel more confident walking your dog. I’m also here to tell you that everything is going to be okay, I promise. Now, I have a few goals for this podcast. The first one is that I want to empower you to feel more knowledgeable and confident getting outside with your dog. Having a reactive dog is not a death sentence. It doesn’t mean that you need to stay cooped up inside. But, it’s mentally and emotionally tough on the owner, and I get that because I have a reactive dog. There is a struggle. You often feel embarrassed and ashamed, and sometimes you even feel stupid or terrified. I don’t want that for you. We’ve been working and training for over 7 years now, so I want to help you. I want you to feel confident working with your dog, and I want you feel more confident walking your dog. The second goal is that I want to create a supportive and positive reactive dog community, because it’s already a struggle owning a reactive dog. One of the most important things I’ve learned is that you have to find your tribe, and you have to find your people. The third goal is that I want to educate you and spread awareness. Reactive dogs are not bad dogs at all. There’s a famous quote that says, “Your dog isn’t giving you a hard time, he’s having a hard time.” and that is absolutely one thousand percent true. We’ll cover everything from walking your dog without him barking and lunging to trimming his nails to muzzle training to crate training to general traveling tips and tricks and actual dog tricks like high five. And really, just all of the things. So while there are other podcasts geared towards the easier dogs, I’m here for the reactive dogs and the reactive dog owners and the reactive dog trainers. I’m here to spread awareness and education, and most importantly, I’m here to support you. Really. No one is talking about the mental and emotional aspect of owning a reactive dog, and I’m here to help with that. Since this podcast covers anything and everything about having a reactive dog, that includes your end of the leash as well. So I hope you’ll join me in the next episode, and I hope we can navigate this world as reactive dog owners together. Because if there is anything I’ve learned, it’s that reactive dog owners need to find their support system. So I’m here for it, and I’m here for you. Thank you so much for listening. Until next time. Bye guys!