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Phenix Dogs Canine Behavior Experts

Read more about Annie’s work with dogs in the blog posts below.

  • How Writing a Book on Canine Behavior Changed My Life

    When my publisher’s acquisition editor called me out of the blue in July 2021 to ask if I would write a second edition to my first canine behavior book, The Midnight Dog Walkers, my immediate response was a firm “no.” I had many reasons to decline. I had removed myself from the arena, so to speak,…

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  • A Dog’s Walk: A Tale of Two Dogs on the Same Walk

    By Annie Phenix, Certified Behaviourist and Fear Free Professional My husband and I share our lives with two amazing dogs – I fondly call them our ‘hooligans.’ Finn and Cooper are full brothers and their DNA tells us that they are a mix of Cattle Dog and Border Collie. That’s lucky for me as these…

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  • Border Collie Brain Tumor Survivor

    Human Grade Medicine Saving Pets Like Never Before I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few months lying on the floor weeping beside my 13-year-old Border Collie, Echo. She has always been particular about how she wants to be petted so I do my best to focus on her neck and belly but…

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  • Utah Veterinarian and Human Radiation Oncologist Create World’s First HDR Brachytherapy Center for Pets  

    Utah Veterinarian and Human Radiation
Oncologist Create World’s First 
HDR Brachytherapy Center for Pets (SALT LAKE CITY) A veterinarian and a medical doctor in Utah have teamed up to offer a ground-breaking, highly successful form of radiation therapy for the treatment of cancers in dogs and cats. Known as High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy, it delivers…

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  • Nationally Acclaimed Canine Behavior Expert Moves to Heber Valley

    For Immediate Release | (970) 442-1222 (Heber City) Nationally certified dog trainer and author Annie Phenix, CPDT-KA, recently located her canine behavior company to the Heber Valley. Phenix is the author of the best-selling book, The Midnight Dog Walkers: Positive Training and Practical Advice for Living with a Reactive or Aggressive Dog (Lumina Press). The book…

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  • When You Can’t Afford a Dog Trainer

    By Annie Phenix, CPDT-KA Not a week goes by when I get a call from someone dealing with a troubled dog and they hesitantly ask me: how much do you charge? And then, sadly, they tell me they can’t afford to work with me. While I do offer a sliding scale, many dog owners are…

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  • A Donkey Obituary

    By Annie Phenix, CPDT-KA We had her final day planned. Our much-loved donkey, Jillkey, had been resolute in her fight to stave off an early death at 15 years old – young for a donkey — but her illness was winning the battle. I knew her days where numbered when she refused to eat the…

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  • Chicago Now reviews “Midnight Dog Walkers”

    The Midnight Dog Walkers by Annie Phenix is a Must Read, Dog Lovers By Laura Young, Monday at 8:04 pm Highly recommended Annie Phenix had me at the title. My membership into the Midnight Dog Walker’s Club began with my blind, highly sensitive chow mix. As some blind dogs do, Penny had reversed day and…

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  • Talks to Trainer Annie Phenix About Her New Book, ‘The Midnight Dog Walkers’

    Her easy-to-use guide teaches pet parents of reactive or aggressive dogs how to use positive reinforcement training. Annie Phenix has always loved animals, but it wasn’t until her senior year of college that she finally got one of her own — a Rottweiler named Wylie. Between a full course load and working three jobs, Annie…

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