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Does your dog bark at strangers, pull on the leash, or ignore you in training class? Or, perhaps your new pup runs away from you at the park, jumps all over visitors, or has potty accidents in the house. If so, don't worry - you're not alone!

Join Dr. Jen, a veterinarian and professional dog trainer, as she delves into a wide variety of different topics in dog training and behavior - with an emphasis on practical advice to make life with your dog easier and more fun.

Dog Talk With Dr. Jen Jennifer Summerfield

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Does your dog bark at strangers, pull on the leash, or ignore you in training class? Or, perhaps your new pup runs away from you at the park, jumps all over visitors, or has potty accidents in the house. If so, don't worry - you're not alone!

Join Dr. Jen, a veterinarian and professional dog trainer, as she delves into a wide variety of different topics in dog training and behavior - with an emphasis on practical advice to make life with your dog easier and more fun.

    14. Taking the Stress Out of Vet Visits

    14. Taking the Stress Out of Vet Visits

    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 things easier and less scary for your pup, starting at his next vet visit.  

    Also: a bonus listener question about treats for food allergy dogs.

    • 30 min
    13. Keeping Busy In The House

    13. Keeping Busy In The House

    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 steam. 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 keeping your pup entertained and well-behaved? In today’s episode, Dr. Jen takes a look at some easy indoor additions to your dog’s daily routine, to make life better and more fun for both

    • 33 min
    12 Choosing A Dog

    12 Choosing A Dog

    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 new dog to your household, join Dr. Jen for a discussion about how you can make the best choice possible for your specific situation.

    • 36 min
    11 Don't Touch My Stuff!

    11 Don't Touch My Stuff!

    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 training plan.

    Also, a bonus listener question on crate training - is it confusing for puppies to have more than one crate?

    • 34 min
    Myths About Training With Food

    Myths About Training With Food

    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 rewards, anyway - shouldn't our dogs do what we say because they respect us?

    • 17 min
    09 Dog Parks - Yes, No, Maybe So?

    09 Dog Parks - Yes, No, Maybe So?

    Today's episode is all about dog parks!  Is your pup a good "dog park dog," or would you be better off finding other options for exercise?  How can you tell?  What does appropriate play look like, and how can you make sure your dog isn't being bullied?

    Plus, a bonus listener question about cat training!  (But still tangentially related to working with dogs, since learning and behavior are the same across species.)

    • 37 min

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