The Quirky Dog

The Quirky Dog

If you love your dog but are frustrated with quirky behavior, this podcast will help you understand and change that behavior.

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May 18, 2022 30 min

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. 

What are some common triggers that create animosity involving the dog and/or dog care?

 

Why does our dog’s behavior affect us on such a deep emotiona...

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This week, Jess and Scott want you to take control of your own happiness, and the happiness of your dog. You'll hear some of the tactics they use to keep a happy body, mind, and soul.

 

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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! 

 

How much does a traditional Wavoto site cost per month?

Why is Wavoto quickly becoming the most user-friendly platform available?

Is it important to be incredibly te...

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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.

 

What are some creative ways to make group class more fun?

How can dog owners best get their dogs acclimated to a new environment?

Why do owners actually help their dogs throu...

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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.

 

What are some different methods each of us use to calm our own dogs and/or client dogs?

Why is professionali...

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April 20, 2022 31 min

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 is as they discuss their thoughts about how resilience can relate to your dog.

What does resilience look like in a dog?

Why is resilience important in dogs?

How can you infuse resilience into a dog that may have had a traumatic past?

 

For more inform...

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April 13, 2022 30 min

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. 

What are some measures you can take to ensure a training session is successful?

 

How can you prepare for a...

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April 6, 2022 32 min

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. 

How can passing the CGC with your dog affect your home owner’s insurance?

 

Would your CGC testing transfer to another environment?

 

Where can ...

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March 30, 2022 40 min

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. 

How much freedom is too much?

Why should I implement rules when my dog isn’t adversely affecting an...

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March 23, 2022 31 min

This week, Jess and Scott discuss owing 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. 

How is a Terrier different from other breeds?

Why can these dogs sometimes fall out of toy or food drive in the presence of other animals?

Should I get a Terrier as a...

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March 16, 2022 30 min

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.

What is considered tiny for a dog?

Why would there be different lifestyle choices because of a dog’s size?

How can things like alopecia possibly improve in dogs of any size?

 

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March 9, 2022 31 min

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.

 

What were some early challenges with Daisy?

How have things improved with training?

What would Kristin advise other people to do who are struggling with their dog?

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March 2, 2022 60 min

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. 

 

What are some pieces of advice Noelle would give to owners looking to successfully integrate a puppy into their pack?

How...

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February 23, 2022 29 min

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. 

What are some ways you could enhance your dog’s exercise program?

Why would stepping up for the dog inadvertently also benefit you?

How can I improve behavior i...

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February 16, 2022 25 min

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 on board before committing to an additional dog. 

 

What is the best age to introduce a second dog into the household?

Would you recommend a dog of the same sex or a different...

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February 9, 2022 36 min

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.

Why are transitions truly so important?

What specific exercises help to foster calm?

How can a high energy dog ever act calmly outside of when it is sleeping?

For more information about Scott and...

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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.”

 

If you’re struggling with your dog, how could Sara help you both succeed beyond her Instagram presence?

Why buy this...

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January 26, 2022 24 min

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. 

What do Scott and Jess feed their dogs?

Should you consider changing your dog’s food?

What if my vet says differently?

 

For more information about Scott and Jess and their strategie...

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January 19, 2022 25 min

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. 

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?

 

For more information about Scott and Jess and their strategies, please check out: https://caninehealing.com

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January 12, 2022 29 min

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. 

What should the criteria be for rehoming a dog?

Isn’t it unethical to get rid of your dog?

Where should you l...

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