Jennifer Summerfield, DVM

Jennifer is a veterinarian and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), with a focus on treating behavior problems including aggression to humans or other animals, separation anxiety, and compulsive behavior disorders. She also teaches group classes and private lessons in basic obedience for pet dogs, and coaches students getting started in dog sports such as agility and competitive obedience.

Jennifer is proud to be a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). She is a passionate advocate for positive, science-based methods of training and behavior modification, and loves helping pet owners learn to communicate more clearly with their dogs.

Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys competing in a variety of sports with her three Shelties, including AKC agility, obedience, rally, and conformation. She has been a past webinar presenter for Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers, a guest lecturer on clinical animal behavior for veterinary technician students at her local community college, and also writes a blog on behavior and training issues for dog owners.

Her blog site can be found here: www.drjensdogblog.com.

Dr. Jen’s workshops

Instructor

Jennifer Summerfield DVM

Scheduled

October 27, 2019
Section 2: Teach Your Clients to Speak Dog
In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to analyze play interactions to make sure everyone is having fun, and how to troubleshoot problems when they arise.  You’ll also have the opportunity to submit your own videos for analysis and discussion.

Instructor

Jennifer Summerfield DVM

Scheduled

October 27, 2019

Instructor

Jennifer Summerfield DVM

Scheduled

Nov. 17, 2019
Section 3: The Science (and Techniques) of Behavior Change
In this workshop, we’ll discuss the process of desensitization and counterconditioning (DS/CC), and how it can be helpful in treating fear issues in dogs.

Instructor

Jennifer Summerfield DVM

Scheduled

Nov. 17, 2019

Instructor

Jennifer Summerfield DVM

Scheduled

December 2019
Section 2: Teach Your Clients to Speak Dog
In this workshop, you will learn general red flags that suggest a possible medical problem, examples of specific presenting problems that often have a medical cause, and questions to ask that can help you determine whether a problem is behavioral or medical.

Instructor

Jennifer Summerfield DVM

Scheduled

December 2019

Instructor

Jennifer Summerfield DVM

Scheduled

2020
Section 6: Specific to Puppies!
In this workshop, we’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of running a successful puppy kindergarten class. Learn how to consider the pros and cons of different options, so you can design a puppy class that works for you and your clients.

Instructor

Jennifer Summerfield DVM

Scheduled

2020