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Pet custody, pet drama, pet problems and pet solutions will be featured with fabulous guests on Why Do Pets Matter?, a podcast dedicated to pets hosted by pet-focused attorney Debra Hamilton, Esq.

Why Do Pets Matter? Hosted by Debra Hamilton, Esq‪.‬ Debra Hamilton, Esq.

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

Pet custody, pet drama, pet problems and pet solutions will be featured with fabulous guests on Why Do Pets Matter?, a podcast dedicated to pets hosted by pet-focused attorney Debra Hamilton, Esq.

    Clinic To 5K -- RunVetRun.com with Dr. Cindy Trice and Dr. Juli Goldstein

    Clinic To 5K -- RunVetRun.com with Dr. Cindy Trice and Dr. Juli Goldstein

    While COVID cooped up many people in their homes, veterinary professionals have been in the hospitals, clinics, and field caring for animals. For veterinary professionals, the "COVID 20" means something different -- it's the extra 20 animals they squeezed in for an exam on any given day!


     


    Working in a highly demanding and giving profession comes with a high cost for many vets -- the time for their self-care often comes last. 


     


    The Clinic to 5K Run is for veterinarians (and everyone else) to help themselves shake off the lingering effects of COVID.


    Running helps clear your mind, calm anxiety, tame stress, and it will help you with your focus as you juggle all the things you need to juggle in your day-to-day.


     


    Relief Rover wants to help struggling veterinarians, so $10 for every runner will be donated to Not One More Vet, Inc (NOMV) - an organization helping veterinary professionals in crisis.


     


    The Relief Rover Clinic to 5K Virtual Run offers runners and walkers the chance to participate in a 5k at their leisure while knowing that they are helping others.


     


    All entrants will receive the Relief Rover Clinic to 5K Virtual Run Series logo medal, the series logo race bib, and a series logo running cap. The medals, bibs, and caps are Made in the U.S.A.


     


    Charitable beneficiaries of the Relief Rover Clinic to 5K Virtual Run include Not One More Vet, Inc (NOMV). Registrants will have an opportunity to make additional donations to other charities, including Pride VMC and the Stryder Cancer Foundation.


     


    Relief Rover Clinic to 5K:


    5k: run or walk any time that works for you or join us on any day in our official one-week window from July 24 - 31.


     


    Summer Challenge: a summer activity to challenge your heart and body. It starts on May 15th and ends on July 31st, 2021.


     


    Registration for Virtual 5k:


    $35 - Starting June 1st


     


    You pick the date. You pick your route. You have your FUN knowing you are helping support mental health in the veterinary profession!


     


    Learn More and Join Us:
    RunVetRun.com


     


    Connect with Cindy and Juli
    https://www.facebook.com/reliefrover/


     


    Here's the link to Cindy's first interview on "Why Do Pets Matter?"


    https://whydopetsmatter.podbean.com/e/cindy-trice-on-why-do-pets-matter-with-debra-hamilton-podcast-120/

    • 41 min
    Kelly Baltzell - Communicating with Self-Awareness and Accountability on "Why Do Pets Matter?" hosted by Debra Hamilton #179

    Kelly Baltzell - Communicating with Self-Awareness and Accountability on "Why Do Pets Matter?" hosted by Debra Hamilton #179

    Kelly Baltzell, founder of Beyond Indigo, a marketing agency that helps progressive pet service providers get the word out about their businesses "to get more tails through the door" is joining us during this episode of "Why Do Pets Matter?"


    Beyond our never-ending passion for pets and the unconditional love they have for their people, we are both passionate about human communication.


    The kind of communication that reflects self-awareness, honesty, accountability, responsibility, and forgiveness -- first with ourselves and then with others. 


    In 2020 Kelly and I hosted a highly successful workshop called "Speaking The Right Words" to help professionals navigate their way through "reactive communications" while giving them tools to converse with others in a way that wouldn't be perceived as "offensive" -- a way of having empowering and curious discussions that lead to collaborative outcomes without being quagmired in defensiveness and negativity.


     


    About Kelly Baltzell, M.A.


    Kelly is President and CEO of the Beyond Indigo family of companies, which she founded in 1997. Under her leadership, Beyond Indigo companies have developed all types of veterinary websites (small animal, exotic, specialty, equine, mixed animal) that now reach millions of people each year in multiple countries.


    As of 2013, Beyond Indigo Pets has worked closely with AAHA as a preferred provider, and in 2015 took part in their new Member Value Program for websites and marketing.


    Since 2015, Beyond Indigo has been a certified Google AdWords Partner, and works directly with Google.


    Additionally, Kelly has been a monthly columnist for AAHA Marketlink since 2011. She has also spoken and been published in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK.


    Kelly speaks frequently about marketing trends and website design at national and international conventions and private functions. Her goal is to keep people up-to-date with the latest information on digital marketing in an easy-to-understand manner. Kelly’s 20-years of experience, passion, and visionary approach to the industry make her an unparalleled leader in internet marketing.


    Kelly graduated from George Washington University with a degree in international affairs and economics and received her master’s degree in counseling and psychology from St. Mary’s. Kelly is a proud parent, currently living with her family in Minnesota.


     


    Connect with Kelly:
    http://www.beyondindigopets.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/beyondindigopets
    https://www.instagram.com/beyondindigopets/
    https://www.youtube.com/user/beyondindigopets
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellybaltzell/
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/beyond-indigo-pets


     


     

    • 23 min
    Ana Melara, CPDT-KA -- Grace Dog Training and Behavior on "Why Do Pets Matter?" hosted by Debra Hamilton #178

    Ana Melara, CPDT-KA -- Grace Dog Training and Behavior on "Why Do Pets Matter?" hosted by Debra Hamilton #178

    We're in for a real treat today! Ana Melara from Grace Dog Training and Behavior joins us today with some amazing nuggets that will help us take a step back, evaluate where we and our dogs are at in training, how to get the most out of the training and how we can create an even better relationship with our dogs.



    About Ana Melara, CPDT-KA:

    Ana Melara has been working with dogs and their families for over two decades, originally in N.Y.C. and since 2001 here in Colorado.


    She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and member of the (APDT) Association of Professional Dog Trainers and a member of (IAABC) International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She is TAGteach Advanced Certified. (This means that she’s also very good at teaching people.)


    She keeps herself current by attending and hosting various workshops, seminars and conferences. Her training techniques are founded on praise-based, dog-friendly and people-friendly methods, and a fundamental belief that, as dog guardians, we are responsible for their well-being and training. Whether she is teaching basic manners, puppy house-training or addressing a dog’s aggression issues, Ana emphasizes to all of her human clients the profound importance that their gentle guidance and loving leadership plays in their dog’s training.


    Ana lives in Lakewood with her daughter and her three amazing dogs. Chaka, her 6 year old, brilliant, silly, crazy-pants trick dog; Tatonka, her sweet 12-ish year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who has gone from nervous, bitey and growly to happily and waggly; and her youngest infant son, Baldr, a sweet, baby Malinois/GSD X who has appointed himself as the family therapist while dragging around his queen-sized woobie.


    Ana can be reached by emailing Ana@GraceDog.com, or calling 303-238-DOGS(3647).



    Connect with Ana:
    https://gracedog.com/


    https://www.facebook.com/GraceDogTraining/


    https://twitter.com/TWGDogTraining


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTYY9XJ7y5uTj4LHclYC3Zg


    https://www.instagram.com/gracedogco/

    • 42 min
    Cathy Madson - Transitioning Back To Work with Pandemic Puppies on "Why Do Pets Matter?" hosted by Debra Hamilton #177

    Cathy Madson - Transitioning Back To Work with Pandemic Puppies on "Why Do Pets Matter?" hosted by Debra Hamilton #177

    This week the fabulous Cathy Madson returns to "Why Do Pets Matter?" to speak with us about transitioning back to work with a Pandemic Puppy, how training your dog becomes far more doable when you break it into bite-sized steps, consulting with behaviorists and vets when your dog has behavior issues, and virtual support communities to connect with -- including the resources at PreventiveVet.com.


    She is a Certified Behavior Consultant and professional dog trainer from PreventiveVet.


    Last month, April 2021, she spoke with us about how to acclimate your dog to being alone right now to help ease the transition for those of us who are returning to work in the near future.
     


    More About Cathy Madson, MA, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

    Cathy Madson became a certified dog trainer in 2008, but she likes to think that her career began when she was six years old and a stray wandered into her yard and became her first dog companion.


    She completed her CPDT-KA certification in 2017 and her CBCC-KA certification in 2019. Cathy is a Fear Free Certified Certified Professional, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and a training professional member of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG). She's also a member of the Dog Writer's Association of America.


    Cathy loves to geek out at dog behavior and training conferences. As Preventive Vet's dog trainer on staff, Cathy focuses on helping humans and their pets build a strong relationship based on trust, clear communication, and the use of positive reinforcement training methods. Her specialties include canine separation anxiety, leash reactivity, and dog aggression. When she's not working, you can usually find her paddle boarding or knitting yet another dog sweater for Sookie, her Welsh Cardigan Corgi.


     


    Resources:
    YouTube of our latest Yappy Hour: From Pandemic to Pupstanding! https://youtu.be/Y3eBeEbwxwE


    Puppy Essentials and Dog Training Essentials Workshops - https://www.PupstandingAcademy.com


    https://www.PreventiveVet.com


     


    Connect with Cathy:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PreventiveVet
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/Preventivevet
    Twitter: @PreventiveVet
    Instagram: @PreventiveVet

    • 40 min
    Krista Karpowich - Wag Out Loud Pawdcast on "Why Do Pets Matter?" hosted by Debra Hamilton #176

    Krista Karpowich - Wag Out Loud Pawdcast on "Why Do Pets Matter?" hosted by Debra Hamilton #176

    During this episode of “Why Do Pets Matter?” we’re speaking with Krista Karpowich, owner and podcaster at Wag Out Loud, a podcast that is focused on canine health, nutrition, and well-being.


     


    About Krista Karpowich
    Krista Karpowich owns Wag Out Loud, LLC and is the host of the weekly Wag Out Loud pawdcast, a show focusing on canine health, nutrition and overall well-being.


    After receiving her certification in canine nutrition and noticing that most dogs are getting sicker and living shorter lives, Krista became obsessed with bringing experts and dog enthusiasts together in committed community to enhance the bond with our dogs, help them live longer and be as happy and healthy as possible.


    Krista has also launched the new Wag Out Loud LTOs Show (LTO standing for Limited Time Offers) which is a live stream shopping show for the best dog related products.


     


    Connect With Krista
    https://www.wagoutloud.com/


    https://facebook.com/wagoutloud


    https://instagram.com/wagoutloud/


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wagoutloudunleashed


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/krista-karpowich-89b8505/

    • 40 min
    Rhonda Bell - Your Words Matter Especially On Social Media on "Why Do Pets Matter?" hosted by Debra Hamilton #175

    Rhonda Bell - Your Words Matter Especially On Social Media on "Why Do Pets Matter?" hosted by Debra Hamilton #175

    During this episode of "Why Do Pets Matter?" we're speaking with Rhonda Bell of Dog Days Consulting.


    Rhonda helps veterinarians, other pet service professionals and their clients talk to one another over social media. 


    She helps animal service providers improve and maintain their good reputations online. She also shows them how to resolve and repair their reputation if there has been negative feedback from distressed clients.


    Rhonda also talks about using "The Power of The Pause" to give yourself some breathing space before responding to something that triggers you. It's a relationship saver!


    Learn More About Rhonda Bell:
    Rhonda founded Dog Days Consulting in 2017. She is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, and a Certified Professional Life Coach with over 15 years of veterinary management experience.  Being in a busy animal hospital managing the day-to-day operations is where she discovered her passion for training and systems organization. 


    She enjoys teaching teams on how to implement successful social media marketing practices by setting goals and milestones in which to achieve them.  Rhonda enjoys working with social media and other technology platforms to improve hospital exposure and client engagement.


    She understands that efficiency has an immediate impact on the bottom line.  Moving around as a military wife she was able to manage multiple animal hospitals throughout her career.


     


    Connect With Rhonda:
    https://dogdaysconsulting.com/


    https://www.facebook.com/dogdaysconsulting/


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhondabellcvpm/


    https://www.instagram.com/rhonda_dog_days/


    rhonda@dogdaysconsulting.com

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Alinaddd ,

So helpful

Love this podcast. So informative!!

CaliGal44 ,

It’s all about your Pets!

This is a great podcast for anyone who loves pets (and who doesn’t?) or works in the pet industry. Debra is one of the leading experts on animals and the law and her passion comes through as well as that of her guests. A great listen!

Joseka jon ,

Great podcast!!

I listen is podcast. It is really great podcast! Love it!!

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