The Functional Breeding Podcast

Deb Jones, PhD: Good Traits for a Sports Dog (and Pet)

June 1, 2020

This week we talk with Deb Jones, PhD, about the behavioral traits that make a good sports dog, particularly a sports dog who you can live with. Deb has a PhD in social & behavioral psychology, and worked as a professor for more than 20 yrs at Kent State University. She has been in dog sports for more than 25 years, competing in obedience, rally, and agility. Deb is the author of 12 books about dog training, and currently teaches both online and in person. You can find her at


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