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The Truth About Terriers

This week, Jess and Scott discuss owning a Terrier. A true Terrier is not a joke. In today’s podcast, Scott and Jess are joined by Loki who is a Jack Russell Terrier. This dog is the first client dog in a decade to remind Scott and Jess of their Jagd terrier, Shorty.  Topics discussed include: How is a Terrier different from other breeds? Why can these dogs ...

Owning and Loving a Tiny Dog

This week, Jess and Scott discuss dog ownership and the gift of helping our old dogs transition to peace in divine time. GiGi was Scott’s Pomeranian for 14 years, and she just passed away last week. This week they pay tribute to their Little Squirt. Topics discussed include: What is considered tiny for a dog? Why would there be different lifestyle choices be...

A Case Study: Extreme Fear & Anxiety

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Kristin Cormier and her English Golden, Daisy. Daisy was an outlier for Scott and Jess from beginning to end, and they invited her Mom, Kristin, on to discuss her and her family's journey before and after Doggy Boot Camp. Topics discussed include: What were some early challenges with Daisy? How have things improved wit...

Raising A High Drive Puppy Part #2

This week, Jess and Scott are joined yet again by Noelle Nasca! Noelle is raising a Belgian Malinois puppy named Inga as a sport prospect. We are documenting her journey throughout her first year of training. The initial launch of the series was back in December, and Noelle’s next episode will air in June.  Topics discussed include: What are some pieces of a...

Step Up

 This week, Jess and Scott discuss the idea of stepping up for your dog. Life can be very demanding, and sometimes our dogs can get lost in the shuffle. There are many incremental changes we can make in our own lives that could exponentially improve our dogs' lives.  Topics discussed include: What are some ways you could enhance your dog’s exercise program? ...

A Dog For A Dog

This week, Jess and Scott discuss adding an additional dog to your home. Rather than delve into the logistics, they are going to unveil the root of the “Why Get Another Dog?” first and foremost. It is important to make sure all family members are ready and onboard before committing to an additional dog.  Topics discussed include: What is the best age to intr...

Control Creates Calm

This week, Jess and Scott discuss how a dog that has clear criteria with basic behaviors then in turn may have more confidence out and about in the world. While some dogs do mature more slowly than others, structure at any age matters.  Topics discussed include: Why are transitions truly so important? What specific exercises help to foster calm? How can a hi...

Chatting With Author Sara Carson: The Super Collies Mom

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Sara Carson. Sara is an incredible dog trainer, a prominent influencer, and most recently, she’s a published author! Be sure to click the Amazon link below to order her brand new book “Super Dog Tricks: Make Your Dog A Super Dog With Step-by-Step Tricks and Training Tips.”  Topics discussed include: If you’re strugglin...

You Are What You Eat

This week, Jess and Scott discuss the topic of diet and dogs. Remember, your dog ingests the ingredients of his or her meals daily, so it is important to make sure you are fueling your canine companions with foods that add to overall well being.  Topics discussed include: What do Scott and Jess feed their dogs? Should you consider changing your dog’s food? W...

Is It Fixed, Better, or Ongoing?

This week, Jess and Scott discuss the issue of how a dog’s behavior changes or not based on what you do. Sometimes keeping a journal helps realize your progress.  Topics discussed include: Where should you look for solid advice? What is a reasonable time frame for things to improve? How long should you expect a typical behavior to improve? Listen or Watch: T...

Rehoming Dogs

This week, Jess and Scott discuss the practice of rehoming a dog. It’s never an easy decision but sometimes it's the best case scenario for all parties. If you’re worried about keeping your dog in 2022 or know someone who is considering rehoming their own dog, we can offer some helpful tips throughout this episode.  Topics discussed include: What should the ...

Welcoming 2022 With Our Friend Dave

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Dave Garofalo, owner of 2 Guys Smoke Shop in Seabrook, NH, Salem, NH, and Nashua, NH and co-host of The Cigar Authority podcast. Dave was on The Quirky Dog’s 2020 New Year’s episode when Scott lit his first cigar; look how far he’s come!  Topics discussed include: How much does business intertwine with podcasting? Why ...

Dog(s) of The Year

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Jess Ajoux and Perry DeWitt. Not only did Jess win the AKC Nationals with her Border Collie Hallelujah within a year of her pandemic litter, but Perry also won Westminster for the second time with her very special boy Verb. Verb happens to be Lu’s father, so ‘2021 Dog of the Year’ quickly evolved into “Dogs of the Year...

Christmas Puppies

This week, Jess and Scott discuss how to approach the “Christmas Puppy” situation. If you have already committed to a puppy for 2021 Christmas, we are here to help! If you are on the fence about committing to a puppy these last couple of days, you may want to listen for some last minute guidance.  Topics discussed include: Why are Christmas puppies so popula...

Inside The APBT World with Leri Hanson

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Leri Hanson. Leri is a long time advocate of the American Pitbull Terrier. She has contributed to preserving this breed through incredible training, proper education, ethical breeding, and fair judging over her many years in the dog world. Leri is also responsible for introducing Scott to protection sports almost a ful...

Rationalizing Aggression

This week, Jess and Scott discuss how much aggression seems to be covered up these days. At least half of our clients have dogs who have shown severe reactivity or have bitten someone. The numbers continue to be on the rise, which is why we are bringing this topic to your attention. Topics discussed include: Is aggression really that prevalent of an issue? W...

Raising A High Drive Puppy Part #1

This week, Jess and Scott are joined by Noelle Nasca from Hamburg, NY. Noelle joined us on a previous podcast as the owner of a very popular WNY daycare called The Barking Lot. However, she was invited back on The Quirky Dog with her new Malinois puppy, Inga. Scott and Jess are planning a year long four part series featuring both Noelle and Inga.  Topics dis...

Preparing for Thanksgiving

This week, Jess and Scott discuss how to prepare your dog for Thanksgiving. They are excited to gather all together after we skipped last year. The Quirky Dog is grateful to all of their listeners and viewers, so here’s some last minute advice before the big day!  Topics discussed include: Can our dog eat some Thanksgiving food as leftovers? What Thanksgivin...

In Season

This week, Jess and Scott discuss dog periods… EEEK! But legitimately, where do they stand on this topic? Let’s look at this from the male and female dog’s perspective and come up with a final verdict together (even though agreeing is so 1900’s). Topics discussed include: Should females in heat be allowed to compete? How do different sports impact this topic...

What Is The Hardest Thing For A Dog Trainer To Fix?

This week, Jess and Scott discuss this riddle of sorts. Scott asked Jess this exact question this past weekend, and she couldn’t come up with an answer. But, Jess completely agreed with Scott’s input when she asked him his take.  Topics discussed include: What is the hardest issue to fix in dog training? Is dog training really that hard? How can I improve my...