Happy Owner Happy Dog with Heather Szasz

Heather Szasz happy owner happy dog

Recently I did a podcast with Heather Szasz, professional dog trainer and founder of Happy Owner/Happy Dog. Having extensive experience in both dog training and life coaching has given Heather a unique outlook when working with dogs and their owners. Heather has dedicated herself to coaching owners on how to influence their dog in a positive way, by transforming their own anxiety and negativity, which our dogs are living with, and mirroring, every day. She joined us to discuss common dog behavior problems, how dogs are affected by our energy and habits, and some tips on how you can improve the relationship you have with your dog. Visit her website for more resources, tips or training services from Heather Szasz. 

“It is our fears, anxiety, and emotions that impact our dogs everyday. It is far more important for us to be well balanced and calm, than teach obedience skills to our dogs. If they are our mirror, then we owe it to them to be the way we would like them to behave.” – Heather Szasz

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About Angela Ardolino:

Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert who has been caring for animals for over 20 years. She operates a rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm, in Florida. She is also the owner of  Beautify the Beast,  a natural pet salon and shop. Angela got her certificate in Medical Cannabis Biology and Therapeutic use from the University of Vermont School of Medicine. She then founded CBD Dog Health to provide high quality, all-natural medical cannabis products designed specifically for pets. 

Angela has seven dogs. Odie a 12-year-old mini-schnauzer, Nina an 8-year-old Doberman. Jolene a 7-year-old mutt, Maza a 7-year-old mutt, Rhemi an 8-year-old poodle. Potato a 15-year-old shih-tzu, and Miss Daisie a 15-year-old black lab. Plus 4-10 more at any time she is fostering or boarding. Additionally, she uses Full Spectrum Hemp Extract on all her pets at her rescue farm every day since 2016. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Veterinary Cannabis Association. In fact, Angela has educated hundreds of medical doctors and veterinarians on the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals. 

About Heather Szasz:

heather szasz of happy owner happy dog with some of her dogs

Heather Szasz has had over 12 years of professional dog training experience, as well as experience as a life coach for a world-wide company. Having extensive experience in both dog training and life coaching has given her a unique outlook and ability to be very successful with working with dog owners and the behavior issues with their dogs.

For the last 12 years, she has worked with many one-on-one clients, taught agility classes for fun, and mentored students from the Animal Behavior College. Heather has worked with rescues, volunteered for nine years, and spent the last two of those years as a trainer in a prisoner/shelter dog program. In total, having trained and adopted 75 dogs! Her focus now is on coaching owners in how to influence their dog in a positive way through transforming their anxiety and negativity, which our dogs are living with on a daily basis. Remember Happy Owner/Happy Dog!