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Upcoming Pets and Their People Online Events

You’re invited to join us for the following events, streaming live on the Pets and Their People Facebook page:

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Facebook Live with Annie Phenix

Date: Friday, July 1, 2022      Time: 3 PM ET


Your Host: Niki Tudge

Special Guest: Annie Phenix of Phenix Dogs Training, LLC



About Your Host: Niki Tudge is a frequent Pets and Their People contributor. Niki’s professional credentials include: AABP-Professional Dog Trainer, AABP-Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A and PCT-A through the Pet Professional Accrediting Board and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology through the Companion Animal Science Institute. Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager. As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times.

Our Featured Guest: Professional dog trainer Annie Phenix is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with BA in English. She grew up near Austin writing for her family’s weekly newspapers (The Westlake Picayune, among others) and has been an award-winning, professional journalist for 35 years.

As a working journalist and the previous owner of a literary publicity firm (Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists), Phenix has worked with all forms of media from small town weeklies to national programs such as “The Today Show” and the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”

She began her career working with dogs in the early 1990s as a behavior consultant and trainer for a large Austin, Texas non-profit dog rescue group. She has fostered more than 400 dogs since that time. She is a lifetime advocate of training dogs without the need for fear, force or pain and with compassion and science-backed methods.

She recently wrote her second book on canine behavior concerns and solutions titled Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs: Proven Techniques to Help Your Dog from Fear and Anxiety and Enjoy Walks Again (CompanionHouse Books, Sept. 2022).


Facebook Live with Barbara Hodel

Barbara Hodel with two dogs
Pictured: Barbara Hodel (& friends)

Date: Friday, July 8, 2022      Time: 6 PM ET


Your Co-hosts: Niki Tudge and Judy Luther

Special Guest: Barbara Hodel of Goodog Positive Dog Training



About Your Co-hosts

Niki Tudge is also the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization that focuses on education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased safety around dogs. Before following her passion into her own pet business in 2002, Niki enjoyed a distinguished career in the hospitality industry holding executive positions all over the world.

Judy Luther is a frequent Pets and Their People contributor and Chair of the Pet Professional Guild Canine Committee. She can be reached through her website If you need help with your puppy or dog, Judy is available for virtual consultations.

Our Featured Guest: Joining us from Australia, Barbara Hodel is the author of How to Love and Survive Your Teenage Dog. She is also the President of the Pet Professional Guild Australia, which promotes force-free and humane training for all pets. Her qualifications include Cert IV Companion Animal Services Delta Australia Diploma of Canine Behavior Science and Technology.


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