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Nikki is not only a certified veterinarian technician, but also a research nut - especially when it comes to canine health and nutrition. She is chalk full of cool advice (the "who knew?" kind of tips and info).  She digs deep in her research and talks with vets and canine nutritionists and then puts it all into an easy to understand "nutshell". There is so much info, especially generic information, on social media it is easy to get misinformed and lead down the wrong path. The Canine Health Nut is here to help guide you in the right direction.

 As Nikki suggests for health related advice, behavioural advice provided on social media or through "coffee shop conversation" (because "everyone is a dog expert") may not be wrong, but it may not be correlative to your issues or needs, or the personality of your dog. Examples are provided to help you weed through the crap and focus on your goals.

Season 5 is a "Dogology" (kinda like a mixology) of tips, Q and A's, interviews, discussions and a deeper look into the 3 components of UPWARD Dogology all with the goal of increasing awareness and making the world a better place for all animals, including humans! Season 4 is interviews with people and organizations that help animals. Increase your awareness and be part of the solution by listening, sharing, and reviewing.  Season 3 dives deep into trending methods. Are they right for you and your dog? Season 2 shares the learning journey of my clients with dogs with different issues and backgrounds; always interesting and a great way to feel a connections with others who have similar experiences.  Season 1 starts by sharing my unique learning journey and then dives into why positive reinforcement training (and practices under that "umbrellas") are often limiting, ineffective and/or counter-productive with dogs over 6 months. It finishes with an introduction into cognitive behavioural therapy and UPWARD Dogology.

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For more information on UPWARD Dogology and Billie Groom please visit:
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Sending out a big thanks to The Jeff Mertick Band for contributing the fun music clips. Follow them on FB and watch them on YouTube

Billie's book, "The Art of Urban People With Adopted and Rescued Dogs Methodology", is available on Amazon and through most e-book retailers and her publisher, Friesen Press. The book is the winner of the 2019 Best Book Award for Pets/Narrative-Non-Fiction.

The link to my guest appearance on The Entrepreneur Way:

For more info on Billie Groom and Canine CBT, and links to social media:

Dog Training, Canine Behavior and Cognition (

My Linktree with all my media, presentations, shows, articles

Billie Groom - UPWARD Dogology | Instagram, Facebook | Linktree

Here is the link to the recent article in Psychology Today Mag by Marc Bekoff on Canine CBT
Dog Training: Perception, Cognition, and Emotions | Psychology Today

Buy My Book! Winner of the 2019 American Best Book Fest Award (pets/narrative/non-fiction)
The Art of Urban People With Adopted and Rescued Dogs Methodology: Rescued Dogs: The Misunderstood Breed: Groom, Billie: 9781525547287: Books -

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