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Hoda gets scolded by a dog trainer

May 13, 2013 at 12:02 PM ET

Hoda isn't too proud to ask for a little help with her new dog, Blake, but she felt a little puppy-shamed by Jessica, the pet expert she shares with Al Roker.

The trainer came by for a consultation, and Hoda quickly found herself under scrutiny.

"I said, 'Don't you need to evaluate Blake?' and she said, 'No no, I need to evaluate you,'" said Hoda. Jessica sounds kind of intense, but Kathie Lee seemed to side with her, calling some of Blake's behavior "psychotic."

"I told you you were the problem!" said KLG. "You're supposed to walk the dog, not let the dog walk you!"

Hoda admitted that Blake can be a little crazy on walks, but she's now armed with some new treats, thanks to Jessica.

Hopefully they'll have him behaving like a little furry gentleman in no time so Hoda can pass her dog-trainer's mettle test.

Video: TODAY’s Kathie Lee and Hoda are joined by Savannah Guthrie, whom they congratulate on getting engaged over the weekend. Via telephone, Savannah’s fiancé, Mike Feldman, admits he a was a little bit nervous about popping the question, even though the couple have been together for about four years.

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor who does not want her skills as a plant owner evaluated.


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