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Dog Talk With Dr. Jen

Dec 12, 2019

It's no secret that most dogs aren't thrilled about going to see the vet.  (Understandably so!)  Shots, blood draws, and even physical exams can be stressful, even for dogs who are normally easy-going and friendly.

But the good news is, it doesn't have to be this way!  Join Dr. Jen for some simple suggestions to make...

Aug 4, 2019

When it comes to keeping our canine pals healthy and happy, we all know that outdoor activities like walks, visits to the park, and games of fetch can be great ways to burn off energy.  As the saying goes – a tired dog is a good dog!  

But, did you know that physical exercise isn’t the “end all, be all” of...

May 28, 2019

Choosing a new family member is a big decision that we shouldn't take lightly.  Unfortunately, trainers and veterinarians see a lot of dog and owner "mismatches" - these can be challenging to resolve from a training standpoint, and often result in lots of frustration for both parties.  

If you're thinking of adding a...

Apr 8, 2019

How much do you know about resource guarding in dogs?  If your pup growls at you over his food bowl or his favorite rawhide, don't be embarrassed - you're not alone!  

It might surprise you to learn that this is a normal canine behavior, and one that's usually fairly easy to modify with some smart management and a good...

Mar 11, 2019

In today's episode, Dr. Jen tackles some common myths about using treats in training.  

Does using "human food" to train your dog make him more likely to beg at the table?  If you use treats to train a behavior, is it true that you'll always need have food on hand to get your dog to listen?  And why do we need food...