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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 073: VCAS: Enriching The Lives of Veterans And Dogs Through the Human-Animal Bond

7/10/2018
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Dr. Heather Lane, DVM, and retired Staff Sargent Jason Manly join Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss Veteran Companion Animal Services (VCAS), a charity devoted to enriching the lives of veterans, military families, and dogs through the many benefits of the human-animal bond. “To fulfill this mission, VCAS focuses on placing rescue animals with veterans and/or military families where companion animal ownership will be beneficial. VCAS provides financial support that assists with...

Duration:00:28:14

YFD 072: Tackling tough conversations.

6/26/2018
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith welcome Dr. Rise Van Fleet to answer a listener’s question about what to do when you see something that makes you uncomfortable. Do you intervene? If so, how? And, if not is there something else you can do?

Duration:00:41:24

YFD 071: Dr. Laurie Schultze, Visiting Vet, Brings Behavior Help To Your Home!

6/12/2018
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Dr. Laurie Schultze, DVM, joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to talk about canine behavior and her work as a vet who brings behavior consults to your home. For more information please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:35:15

YFD 070: Julie’s Adventures at the 2018 Midwestern Veterinary Conference

5/29/2018
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss what Julie learned about dog behavior at the 2018 Midwestern Veterinary Conference, including such topics as: thunder phobia, house soiling, and canine pharmacology. For show notes and related links: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:36:51

YFD 069: Indestructible Toys, Playing With Dogs, And So Much More!

5/15/2018
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about toys that just might work for the toughest chewers out there, as well as playing with dogs, cat updates, class foibles, and a whole lot more! For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:31:23

YFD 068: The Lighter Side of Dog Training with Dr. Patricia McConnell

5/1/2018
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Dr. Patricia McConnell joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about the “glamorous” side of dog training and why they love what they do. For show notes and more see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:35:34

YFD 067: The Dark Side of the Dog Whisperer

4/17/2018
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In this episode Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss the reasons why they object to the methods used by some dog trainers and the problems with TV dog training. For show notes please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:31:56

YFD 066: Private or Group Lessons, Which is Better for You and Your Dog?

4/3/2018
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about the importance of training and what are the different advantages to private and group lessons. Which is right for your dog? That depends on the age of your dog, if there is a particular problem to solve, and your budget, along with other considerations. Colleen and Julie also revisit the Monthly Health Check-up and their resolve to review it regularly. For show notes, please see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:43:56

YFD 065: Warning Signs in Puppies: Recognizing Behavioral Problems

3/20/2018
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Dr. Leanne Lilly of The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in the second part of their puppy series. This week we discuss warning signs in puppies and what you need to know about puppy behavior that indicates your dog may need professional intervention to address serious or long lasting issues. For links and show notes go to: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:42:14

YFD 064: Puppy Development: What you need to know about your growing puppy

3/6/2018
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Dr. Leanne Lilly of The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar for a two part series on puppies. In this episode we talk about puppy development and the various stages that pups go through from birth to social maturity. Learn about what to expect from your pup and why it’s important for your puppy to go to puppy kindergarten. For more information and resources please go to: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:26:49

YFD 63: Dr. Patricia McConnell and Trauma in Dogs

2/20/2018
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Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar talk with Dr. Patricia McConnell about her book, The Education of Will, trauma in dogs, and what you can do to help your dog if it is traumatized. For show notes please go to: Your Family Dog To purchase Dr. McConnell’s book: The Education of Will

Duration:00:43:51

YFD 061: Dawn of the Dog: A Discussion about the Origins of The Family Dog

1/23/2018
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Janice Kolar-Matznick joined Julie Fudge Smith for a lively discussion about the current theories of the origin of the dog, why those theories may not be correct, and how that affects the way in which we view and treat our family dogs. For More information and show notes please go to: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:38:48

YFD 060: Theresa McKeon and TAG Teaching New Behaviors

1/9/2018
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk with Theresa McKeon about TAG (Teaching with Acoustical Guidance) and how to simplify the process of teaching a behavior so it is more easily learned, whether you are a person or a dog! For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:34:38

YFD 059: The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare (part 2 of 2)

12/26/2017
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith continue the discussion of the Five Freedoms of “internationally accepted standards of care that assert a living being’s right to humane treatment.” In this episode they concentrate on freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress, and how providing this standard of care is good for you as well as for your pet. For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:26:39

YFD 058: The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare (part 1 of 2)

12/12/2017
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Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar discuss the first three of the Five Freedoms that the ASPCA lists as ”internationally accepted standards of care that assert a living being’s right to humane treatment.” They are standards which apply not only to dogs, but to every animal in our care, whether they are pets, farm animals, or working animals. For more information, show notes and links: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:20:59

YFD 057: Cats & Dogs Can Be Friends

11/28/2017
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Steve Dale, a certified animal behavior consultant, radio host, author, and all-around nice guy, joined Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about helping cats and dogs become great friends. For lots more info see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:52:32

YFD 056: Invisible Fences and Electronic Collars

11/14/2017
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Dr. Leslie Sinn, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist, joined Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about hidden dangers of invisible fences and shock collars. For more information see: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:49:38

YFD 54: Helping Family Members’ Dogs & Eating Grass

10/17/2017
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This week Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith answer a listener’s question about how to help her brother’s young and enthusiastic dog over the holidays, and they talk about why dogs eat grass. They also ask for listeners to send in their stories of holiday canine shenanigans. For more information and links: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:25:54

YFD 53: A Year of Your Family Dog

10/3/2017
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith can hardly believe that it has been a full year since Your Family Dog launched. In this episode they reminisce about some of their favorite guests and episodes, talk about what has surprized them, made them grateful, and their plans for season 2. For more information: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:29:29

YFD 52: “Oh No! Now What?” Handling a Dog Bite

9/26/2017
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Heidi Meinzer, an attorney who specializes in animal law, is also a dog trainer. This week she joined Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about that awful moment when your dog is involved in an aggressive incident. Her practical and reassuring advice is valuable for all dog owners. For show notes and more information: Your Family Dog

Duration:00:29:17