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In December, we had a suggestion that maybe it would be a good idea to do a show with a local expert on what's ok for pets to eat and what's not in a time where there's a LOT of extra food around as well as probably some house guests enjoying the food who might not know your expectations for what a pet can be fed and what can't.  So, we figured why not, people love pets and if someone is willing to talk, well, we'll have them talk.  Enter Jodi Jarvis - Therrian.


Jodi is a Certified Pet Trainer through the CPDT and is very actively involved in helping pets have their best lives through working with them and their owners to have their best lives, from puppy to a senior.  She runs a business with her friend Paula Smith who is equally certified and they offer private training, classes, events centered around fun things for both pets and owners and more!  One thing is for certain, both of these women are beyond passionate about helping foster the relationship between man, and man's best friend so that the bond is lasting and that the idea of a pet being "part of the family" is more than just an idea.

In her segments that will come soon, you are going to learn some best practices for working with your dog.  How to select the right dog for you and your personality and living situation as well as maybe some scenarios about what to do in an emergency or how to best take care of your pet's diet and where to source the best products for their overall well being.  Like anyone else who's part of what we do at the Muskegon Channel, Jodi comes up with what matters to her or if it's Paula, the same or if it's them together working on a story...you're going to get both barrels.  They are the experts, we just have camera's and tv stuff.

We sat down with Jodi for a little recap of her background and how we came to meet and we wanted you to get a chance to see her again before the program begins in a couple short weeks.  Dog Blessed will be seen online here on the Muskegon Channel website as well as on demand on the Muskegon Channel for Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.  Yes, we love giving our new contributors national audiences on day one.  No better way to get started than plunging in head first.

Take a listen to our greeting, what's planned for the first few episodes and what you can expect from Dog Blessed coming soon to the Muskegon Channel. 


Off we go with so many thanks to Jodi and Paula from Dog Blessed for their ability to add to what we publish with what we cannot.  It takes a lot of people with a lot of different styles, expertise and thoughts to make a media platform happen.  We celebrate their willingness to try something new while we also give them a place to get paid and expose what they already are great at to begin with.  We tape for the first time in a week or so and you should look for the debut episode of Dog Blessed on the Muskegon Channel sometime around mid February.  In the mean time, take a look at the Dog Blessed website as linked below!  We're very fortunate here at the Muskegon Channel to be Dog Blessed!

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