Our dutiful dogs depend on us for more than just food and shelter, and we depend on them for more than entertainment — they are our some of our truest friends (and beloved family members) and deserve to be treated as such! It’s our duty to make sure they’re doing well by asking the right questions and always looking to improve our lives together. Woof!

  • Canine care
  • Healthy exercise
  • Positive training
  • Recognizing illnesses
  • Grooming
  • Problem behaviors
  • Proper nutrition
  • Traveling safely
  • And more!

Our Speakers

  • Dr. Nicholas Dodman

    Body Language: How Dogs and People Communicate

    What You'll Learn +

    • Why it matters if your dog’s tail wags to the right or left
    • Do dogs have emotions?
    • Common mixed messages we send our dogs

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  • Dr. Ian Billinghurst

    Raw Food 101

    What You'll Learn +

    • The benefits of feeding raw food to your dog
    • Learn how to transition your dog off of kibble
    • Safe food-handling and preparation

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  • Victoria Stilwell

    Puppies 101

    What You'll Learn +

    • What you should never do with puppies
    • The truth about letting your dog in your bed
    • Best ways to introduce new pets to the home

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  • Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Becker

    How Real Food Can Add Years to Your Dog’s Life

    What You'll Learn +

    • Foods in your kitchen that are good for your dog
    • Supplements that can add years to your dog’s life
    • Where your dog’s food comes from is very important

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  • Dr. Jean Dodds

    Are We Giving Our Dogs too Many Vaccines?

    What You'll Learn +

    • Questions to ask your vet every year
    • The truth about how long vaccines stay in your dog’s body
    • An alternative to vaccines (and why it may be better)

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  • Jorge Bendersky

    Grooming 101

    What You'll Learn +

    • Can you over bathe your dog?
    • How to examine your dog’s coat for health concerns
    • Why grooming is more than just a haircut

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  • Dr. Patrick Mahaney

    Understanding Allergies in Dogs

    What You'll Learn +

    • Find out why dogs get allergies
    • Best allergy treatment options
    • Why changing your dog’s food may not help

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  • Dr. Jessica Vogelsang

    Dogs, Cancer and Hospice Care

    What You'll Learn +

    • When to know it’s time to say goodbye
    • Options for keeping your dog pain free
    • Why monthly body scans are important for your dog’s health

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  • Sonya Fitzpatrick

    Animal Communication

    What You'll Learn +

    • How to begin communicating with your pet right now
    • What your dog wants you to know
    • How animal communication can help people find lost pets

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  • Dr. Katy Nelson

    Overweight Dogs

    What You'll Learn +

    • The increased risk for obese dogs
    • Why feeling your dog’s ribs is critical for health
    • Why the feeding guide on your dog food could be causing obesity

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  • Alysa Slay

    Creating a Dog-friendly Garden

    What You'll Learn +

    • How to get your dog to potty in one spot
    • Dangerous plants/garden materials that can kill your dog if ingested
    • How to keep weeds under control without chemicals

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  • Dr. Janet Roark (Interviewed by Jessie Hawkins)

    Essential Oils for Dogs

    What You'll Learn +

    • What grade of oils to use (and how to use them!)
    • Different applications of essential oils
    • 10 essential oils to start using on your dog

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  • Laura Bennett Embrace

    Is Pet Insurance Right for You and Your Dog?

    What You'll Learn +

    • The best questions to ask before buying
    • Is insurance a good fit for all breeds and ages?
    • How to spot red flags in pet insurance policies

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  • Kristen Jacobson

    How Dogs Help Humans

    What You'll Learn +

    • Does living with dogs increase a child’s empathy?
    • How is living with dogs good for people?
    • The real difference between “dog” people and “cat” people

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  • Dr. Deborah Mandell UPenn/Red Cross

    Dog First Aid You Need to Know

    What You'll Learn +

    • Noticing behaviors that can save your dog’s life
    • How to take your dog’s vital signs
    • What you need to know about bloating

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  • Joanne Yohannan NSALA

    Rewards of Rescuing a Dog from a Shelter

    What You'll Learn +

    • Proof that old dogs can learn new tricks
    • How to choose the best rescue dog for you
    • Finding purebred rescue dogs is easier than you think

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  • Stacy Mantle

    Dogs and Technology

    What You'll Learn +

    • The truth about radio frequency fencing
    • Which pet fitness tracker is best for your dog
    • GPS systems that can locate lost dogs in seconds

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  • Nikki Moustaki

    Being an Advocate for Your Dog

    What You'll Learn +

    • Is it okay to go against your vet’s advice?
    • Assessing your dog’s quality of life (and how to maintaining it!)
    • Listening to your gut and knowing your pet can be the best medicine

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  • Chet Womach

    Getting Your Dog to Do Everything You Say

    What You'll Learn +

    • What is “hands-off” dog training?
    • The 3 types of “rewards” dogs like to receive
    • How best to counter your dog’s urges

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  • Amy Burkert

    Traveling with Your Dog

    What You'll Learn +

    • Is an airplane safe for your dog?
    • Best practices for hotel stays
    • Why seatbelts are a must for dogs in the car

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  • Dr. Andy Roark

    Common Dog Ailments You Need to Know

    What You'll Learn +

    • Getting rid of the smell after your dog gets sprayed by a skunk!
    • Does your dog need sunscreen?
    • What to do if your dog gets a cold

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  • Dr. Donna Spector

    Trends in Pet Food

    What You'll Learn +

    • Does your dog need to go carb-free?
    • What buzzwords like “natural” and “holistic” mean on pet food
    • Why some table scraps are good for your dog

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  • Darlene Arden

    Dog Park Etiquette

    What You'll Learn +

    • How to assess the people and dogs in the dog park
    • Learn the signs of an aggressive dog
    • What you need to know before you head to the park

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  • Dr. Barbara Royal

    Holistic Veterinary Care

    What You'll Learn +

    • Should you put traditional flea and tick meds on your dog?
    • Easy ways to improve your dog’s health
    • How to begin treating your dog’s medical issue (not just the symptoms!)

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  • Mikkel Becker

    Dogs and Anxiety

    What You'll Learn +

    • Is it okay to comfort a scared dog?
    • Examining the role of anxiety meds for dogs
    • Easy things you can do to comfort your pet

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  • Stephanie Volo

    Choosing the Best Toy for Your Dog

    What You'll Learn +

    • Use toys to feed your pet and encourage thinking
    • Do non-destructible toys exist?!
    • Where your dog’s toy was made really matters

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  • Jamie Migdal

    How to Choose the Best Pet Service Providers

    What You'll Learn +

    • Why credentials matter
    • How to know if your dog likes his dog walker
    • Should you ask for a background check before hiring?

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  • Susan Thixton

    The Truth About Pet Food

    What You'll Learn +

    • Is food making your dog sick?
    • How to decipher the ingredient list on dog food
    • What you should never feed your dog!

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  • Mary Margaret Callahan Pet Partners

    Will My Pet Make a Good Therapy Dog?

    What You'll Learn +

    • What your dog needs to know to pass the test
    • Skills you need to be a good handler
    • Personality traits of a great therapy dog

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  • Arden Moore

    Bonding with Dogs Through Play

    What You'll Learn +

    • Is tug-of-war okay to play with your dog?
    • Having fun while exercising your pet
    • Why an interested and engaged dog is a happier dog!

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Free Bonus Gifts

Register for The Healthy Happy Dog Summit to receive the following free gifts!

  • The First Talk of The Healthy Happy Dog Summit

    Gift No. 1

    The First Talk of The Healthy Happy Dog Summit from Patrick Mahaney

    Understanding Allergies in Dogs

    • Find out why dogs get allergies
    • Best allergy treatment options
    • Why changing your dog’s food may not help
  • The Second Talk of The Healthy Happy Dog Summit

    Gift No. 2

    The Second Talk of The Healthy Happy Dog Summit from Katy Nelson

    Overweight Dogs

    • The increased risk for obese dogs
    • Why feeling your dog’s ribs is critical for health
    • Why the feeding guide on your dog food could be causing obesity
  • Tips for Staying Together When Traveling With Pets

    Gift No. 3

    Tips for Staying Together When Traveling With Pets

    GoPetFriendly helps you plan trips with your pets, and we want to make sure that you all come home together!

  • Recipes from Rick Woodford, The Dog Food Dude

    Gift No. 4

    Recipes from Rick Woodford, The Dog Food Dude

    Enjoy these recipes from Rick: Mutt Loaf, Yam and Beef, and Chicken and Oat Cookies!

Register Now and join The Healthy Happy Dog Summit for FREE!

Meet Your Host

Meet Your Host

Health Talks Online and Janice Brown have partnered to bring you The Healthy Happy Dog Summit. Passionate about rescue and adoption, Janice founded Tails Pet Media Group, Inc. in 2000. Tailsinc.com is an interactive website and online community committed to connecting the animal welfare community with the general pet-loving population. It features expert knowledge, advice, pet product reviews, local resource guides, community event news and monthly contests, in order to promote and encourage people to live responsibly with their pets.

Health Talks Online is your connection to improved health. Our educational and actionable expert talks have given individuals and families (and now dogs!) all over the world the information needed to pursue healthier lives. By gathering many opinions together, in an accepting, professional and respectful manner, we help you (and your pets!) discover the path to an energetic and happy life.