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Professional dog trainers Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith help families learn to love living with dogs by offering simple solutions to common canine problems. Life is better with a dog.

Professional dog trainers Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith help families learn to love living with dogs by offering simple solutions to common canine problems. Life is better with a dog.
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United States

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Professional dog trainers Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith help families learn to love living with dogs by offering simple solutions to common canine problems. Life is better with a dog.

Language:

English

Contact:

614-349-1661


Episodes

YFD 101: Summer Fun with Tina!

8/13/2019
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In their first podcast together, Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith, discuss some of the hazards, as well as joys, that warm weather can bring, including: wildlife, water, insects, and whether or not you should let your pup have the run of the house when you're not home! For show notes and more information please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:37:35

YFD 100: New Beginnings For Your Family Dog Podcast

7/30/2019
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In this episode we discuss a wide range of topics from ziplines to Grace to teaching a dog to read! Colleen Pelar also bids farewell to Your Family Dog and introduces Tina Spring as the newest member of the Your Family Dog pack. Tina hails from Georgia and is the owner of Sit Happens Training and Behavior. For more information please go to: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:36:10

YFD 99: Four Lessons Colleen Has Learned From Dogs

7/16/2019
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In an earlier episode, Lessons from Zuzu, Julie Fudge Smith talked about the things that her dog Zuzu has taught her, and now Colleen talks about the things she has learned from four very special dogs. For show notes please go to: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:24:50

YFD 98: What Is It Like To Be A Breeder? An Interview With Judy Gladson of Victory Retrievers

7/2/2019
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In our second episode with Judy Gladson of Victory Retrievers, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk with her about how she became a breeder, as well as the highs and lows of breeding pure-bred dogs. For more information and show notes please see: Your Family Dog Podcast

Duration:00:30:28

YFD 97: Puppies from a Breeder's Perspective: An Interview with Judy Gladson of Victory Retrievers

6/18/2019
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Judy Gladson, owner of Victory Retrievers and breeder of multipurpose Flat Coated Retrievers joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss puppies and puppy development from a breeder's perspective. For more information and show notes please go to: Your Family Dog Podcast

Duration:00:32:39

YFD 96: How To Be An Awesome Adopter!

6/4/2019
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In part 2 of the series with Johanna Humbert, Executive Director of the Michiana Humane Society in Michigan City, Indiana, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about what shelters look for in adopters and what you can do to ensure that the adoption process works for you. For show notes and links please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:26:52

YFD 95: How to Choose an Animal Shelter

5/21/2019
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Johanna Humbert, Executive Director of the Michiana Humane Society in Michigan City, Indiana, joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in a two part series on animal shelters. In this first episode, we discuss what you need to know and what to look for when choosing a shelter. For show notes and more information, please go to: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:26:06

YFD 94: Lessons from Zuzu

5/7/2019
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This week Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about the many lessons that Julie's dog, Zuzu, has taught her, from coffee, to medications, to how to appreciate the quirkiness of a life spent in the company of dogs. For show notes and other information, please go to: Your Family Dog Podcast

Duration:00:26:18

YFD 93: Another Look At Resiliency

4/23/2019
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This week Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith continue their discussion of resiliency by looking at caregiver fatigue and how that can relate to the family dog owner, the owner of a special needs dog, an elderly dog, or anyone who has challenges when caring for their pet.

Duration:00:27:53

YFD 92: Building Resiliency In Your Family Dog

4/9/2019
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We all know that resiliency is a good thing, but what is it exactly? Colleen Pelar is now focusing her work on helping pet professionals build resiliency and she and Julie Fudge Smith talk about what it is, how to encourage resiliency in our canine buddies, and how that improves the quality of their lives as well as ours. For more information and show notes, please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:34:09

YFD 91: Canine First Aid: What You Need to Know!

3/26/2019
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Do you know what the three basic vital signs are and how to take them? What's a quick and easy way to make a sling? This and so much more is covered this week when Michelle Sevigny of Dogsafe Canine First Aid, joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss what you need to know about first aid for your dog. For show notes and promos from Dogsafe please go to: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:34:21

YFD 90: Professional Pet Sitting: What You Need To Know To Choose The Right Sitter For Your Pet.

3/12/2019
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Professional pet sitter Doug Harris joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to discuss pet-sitting and why you might want to consider hiring a trained professional to care for your dog, cat, bunny, fish or whatever pet you may have. Learn what you should look for in a sitter and why it makes a difference. For show notes please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:30:45

YFD 89: What Does Your Dog Really Know?

2/26/2019
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How well does your dog know the cues you give him? What does sit mean to your dog? Will he sit whenever and wherever you ask him to? In this episode Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss how to evaluate what your dog actually knows and look at whether or not your dog is being stubborn when he doesn't do what you ask. For show notes please go to: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:24:39

YFD 88: Presidential Pets, Who Knew?

2/12/2019
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In honor of President's Day next week, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith take a look at the numerous and varied dogs and pets owned by US Presidents. Did you know that the White House was once home to a hyena, a pair of bears, or a fleet of guinea pigs? Join us to learn more! For show notes please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:27:51

YFD 87: Love The Dog You're With

1/29/2019
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Sometimes we want our dogs to be a certain way, or to do certain things, and we forget that they have their own skill sets and attributes. In this episode, Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar talk about enjoying, appreciating, and loving the special dog who inhabits your heart and home. For show notes please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:33:41

YFD 86: What To Look For In A Shelter And A Shelter Dog With Sue Sternberg.

1/14/2019
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Sue Sternberg joins Julie Fudge Smith to discuss what to look for in an animal shelter as well as a shelter dog. Knowing how to evaluate both will increase your chance of successfully finding your new best friend. For show notes and more information, please go to: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:35:19

YFD 85: What Does Supervision of Kids and Dogs Really Mean?

12/31/2018
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Jen Shyrock of Family Paws Parent Education joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss what supervision of kids and dogs is. And, what it isn't! Learn how to keep everyone safe and set up for success. For links and show notes please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:25:55

YFD 84: Canine Cognitive Dysfunction with Eileen Anderson.

12/11/2018
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Eileen Anderson (of the award winning blog, eileenanddogs) joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to discuss her book, Remember Me? Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. Learn about the symptoms and signs of canine dementia and how you can make your dog's life safe and comfortable. For more information and show notes, please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:32:43

YFD 83: Canine Updates With Colleen and Julie

11/27/2018
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss the current state of dogs(and cats!) in their lives as well as some of the challenges facing them and their clients. Join them for a lively discussion of all things canine. For more information, please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:31:38

YFD 82: Teens and Dogs with Jen Shryock of Family Paws Parent Education

11/13/2018
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Jen Shryock of Family Paws Parent Educationjoins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar for a lively discussion about teens and dogs, and how parents and other adults can help them be happy, engaged, and successful with one another. For more information and show notes, please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:31:16