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The Latest From The FernDog Podcast

FernDog 158: Wellness Chat with Veterinarian Mark Nunez

We've learned quite a lot about dogs over the last 5-10 years and we now know how to take care of them better, make that happier and keep them with us for longer. To help us keep up with all this new info on health and wellness I've invited veterinarian Mark Nunez...

FernDog 157: Dog Training Trends

I'm joined by my first dog training mentor and long time friend, Jeff Coltenback, and we discuss how far dog training as come in the last couple of decades, as well as where we think it's going to go in the future. We'll talk about how the industry has changed and...

FernDog 156: The 5 Essential Skills

Teaching your dog some basic skills will help him learn what we want, behave better and settle down more. In this episode I'll go over what I consider the five most important things to teach our dog, as well as the things you need to do in order to help your dog learn...

FernDog 155: Dog Proofing Your Home

Believe it or not there are many things in your home that are not only tempting for your dog to chew but that can also be dangerous to him. It's critical that you set your dog up to succeed and take the time to teach him exactly what is okay for him to sink his teeth...

FernDog 154: Dog Training Demystified

Training your dog can be frustrating when you're not seeing the results you want. Often the problem lies with the foundation of what and how you're working with your dog. In this episode I'll go over the 9 most important things to remember about dog training. If you...

What Fern’s Clients Are Saying

We can’t emphasize enough how much we love Fern and are so happy to have him as a resource. A friend of a friend mentioned to us that Fern was giving a behavior seminar. As soon-to-be, first time dog owners we enjoyed the seminar and felt very comfortable asking a million questions! Once Eddie came to us we did a private puppy orientation session with Fern, and learned the basics. Fern has a gift with dogs and people and makes both feel very comfortable sharing in very different worlds. Fern remains a valued “go to guy” for all our family’s pups concerns. He instilled in us the importance of early socialization and now at 11-months-old we can safely say we can take Eddie anywhere and put him in any situation with confidence. Thanks again Fern for everything!!

Beth Suckow

FernDog client

Fern not only helped us to train our dogs, he helped to train us as dog owners. All of us, two-legged and four-legged, are better for his thoughtful instruction. Fern understands dogs. We didn’t, but we now have the perfect dog for us, which Fern helped us select. She is a happy, well-behaved dog who is a pleasure to have around. This isn’t an accident; Fern has always given us sensible and amazingly effective advice.

Kate, Timothy and Anne Lemmer

FernDog client

What a wonderful experience I have had with Fern. He shows up to every engagement with a smile on his face. His teaching and understanding of dogs has amazed me. He has helped me have a happy, healthy relationship with my pack. I recommend Fern to everyone I meet.

Joe Keller

FernDog client

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