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Compassion Fatigue With Just Jess : )

This week, Jess comes in to chat about compassion fatigue. This is a real topic in our industry that all of us feel deeply at times whether we are working as vets, vet techs, groomers, daycare attendees, or trainers. There are a lot of dogs out there with a lot of issues. Some owners can be more difficult to navigate than others, and it certainly isn’t alway...

Have You Heard of EM Collars for Holistic Tick Prevention?

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Lisa Anne Zilney who owns the Natural Dawg Shop. Lisa makes these very fashionable and unique Effective Microorganisms® collars, which come in a variety of colors and styles. But best of all, her collars are free of any and all harmful chemicals!  Enjoy a 10% discount on your order with code QUIRKY10 if you order by 8/...

Chew On This

This week, Jess and Scott discuss the topic of chewing. Chewing could range from puppy chewing to behavioral chewing to recreational chewing to self-destructive chewing to a whole other heap of issues completely! Join us as we break down the topic today.  Topics Discussed Include: How long does chewing related to puppy teething typically last?  What should I...

Vehicle Safety

This week, Jess and Scott discuss many different aspects of traveling with your dog in a vehicle. With the hot temps, it is of course important to be mindful of how hot your vehicle is while running and while not, but there are various other aspects of vehicle travel to consider in addition to temperature. Tune into this episode to find out how to keep your ...

Regulating Dog Training

This week, Jess and Scott discuss the buzz topic of regulating dog trainers. Many trainers feel very strongly about this issue, and on this episode, we give you our opinion. It may also be important to note both Scott and Jess have been professional dog trainers for close to 20 years. Topics Discussed Include: What do letters after one’s name provide a profe...

Who Is Training Who

This week, Jess and Scott discuss the different dynamics that can develop within your household and how they relate to the dog. While some of this episode’s examples may seem like small nuances, some major behavioral issues may be mitigated by making some minor changes within your family dynamic.  Topics Discussed Include: Which party is initiating fetch?   ...

Out of The Mouth of A Vet Tech Babe

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Andrea Balzarini Lucas who has been involved in the veterinary industry in Cape Ann for the past decade. Scott and Andrea grew up together in Rockport, MA a few years back, and we all join together for this episode to discuss how to best help veterinary practices best serve our animals.  Topics Discussed Include: What ...

PLEASE Treat Your Dog Like Your Kid

This week, Jess and Scott discuss dog ownership styles versus parenting human children in this day and age. While this title may surprise some of you, if you listen to this episode, you may agree with this sentiment more than you first thought.  Topics Discussed Include: What are some things we require our children to do that we don’t always require our dogs...

Staying As Fit as Fido with Ironman Athlete Jt Clough

This week Scott and Jess welcome Jt Clough, an Ironman athlete and a greater San Diego area dog trainer. Scott and Jt began their dog training careers around the same time period many moons ago. Topics Discussed Include: How has dog behavior and training changed over the last decade?  Why is continued customer support such an integral part of Jt’s business m...

Disc Doggin' With Dr. Dre

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Andrea Rigler who is a world-renowned disc dog competitor and performer. Dre offers seminars nationwide for disc dog training after being involved in the canine side of the sport for the past 15 years.  Topics Discussed Include: What is life like on the road performing and competing with a handful of dogs?  How can peo...

Raising A High Drive Puppy Part #3

This week, Jess and Scott are joined once again by Noelle Nasca and her Belgian Malinois puppy, Inga. Scott and Jess were able to travel to meet Inga in between the second and third installment of this series, and Noelle had a full knee replacement last month.  Topics Discussed Include: How is Inga progressing with her sport training?  Why is it so important...

Revamping Your Recall

This week, Jess and Scott discuss the ever so important come when called command. It is important to not only create but also maintain a reliable recall for every dog’s safety. Plus, off leash freedom simply allows dogs to live a more enriching life.  Topics Discussed Include: What are some helpful tips to improve a recall that has deteriorated over time?  H...

Coming Together Over The Dog

This week, Jess and Scott discuss some strategies to minimize conflict with each other in relation to the dog. In a time when so much of the world already seems so divisive, we want to help alleviate stress and tension within your family dynamic; dogs often seem to do the opposite.  Topics Discussed Include: What are some common triggers that create animosit...

Are You A Dog Trainer In Need of a New Website? Try Wavoto!

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Cami Bird and her adorable Corgi Trixie. Cami not only built this awesome site for our podcast, but she is also representing this amazing company as a full-time Wavoto employee. She’s a bit of a Wavoto expert, to say the least!  Topics discussed include: How much does a traditional Wavoto site cost per month? Why is Wa...

Discussing How the Environment Is Never Stingy with Meghan Doyle

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Meghan Doyle and her Golden Retriever Wicked of Performance Plus K9 Activity Center in Raynham, MA. Meghan is not only a full-time resident of PPK9, but she teaches most of the training classes there currently as well. Topics discussed include: What are some creative ways to make group class more fun? How can dog owner...

How To Best Serve Dog Owners With Sarah Stremming

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Sarah Stremming, host of the Cog-Dog Radio podcast. Sarah is a well-known competitor, blogger, instructor, and podcaster. She specializes mostly in behavior and is currently competing in obedience and agility. To learn more about her and her methods, please check out her links below. Topics discussed include: What are ...

The Brilliance of Resilience

This week, Jess and Scott discuss resilience not only in life but also in dog training. They both have been literally practicing the art of resilience from the womb until today. Tune in as they discuss their thoughts about how resilience can relate to your dog. Topics discussed include: What does resilience look like in a dog? Why is resilience important in ...

What Is Your Plan B?

This week, Jess and Scott discuss how both dog training and life with your dog may not always unfold how you originally envision it. One of Scott’s least favorite lines is, “We just wanted to see what would happen!” because his clients are often disappointed with the outcome when approaching a situation with that mentality.  Topics discussed include: What ar...

Why the CGC Matters

This week, Jess and Scott discuss the Canine Good Citizen test. Temperament tests like these are more important than many owners realize. While a ribbon and certificate are rewarding, the fact that your dog can work around unfamiliar humans, dogs, and distractions is the true credential.  Topics discussed include: How can passing the CGC with your dog affect...

Finding The Balance

This week, Jess and Scott discuss their best practices for maintaining a balanced household. Of course we all want to give our dogs as many liberties as possible; however, sometimes we become too lenient too quickly and then everything may start to unravel. Join us on this episode to help you find the proper balance for your house.  Topics discussed include:...