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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

Description:

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 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


YFD 51: Dog Law: What You Should Know

9/19/2017
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Heidi Meinzer, a lawyer who specializes in animal law, is also a dog trainer. She joined Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about what you need to know about legal liabilities and being responsible to and for your dog. For show notes: Your Family Dog To contact Heidi Meinzer: https://www.meinzerlaw.com

Duration: 00:25:50


YFD 50: Colleen’s Favorite Things

9/12/2017
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Last week, Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar talked about some of the things that were making Julie happy. This week Colleen came up with a list too. Some of the items on Colleen’s list may surprise you! For show notes and links to Colleen’s favorite things: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:27:04


YFD 049: Julie’s Favorite Things

9/5/2017
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What’s making Julie Fudge Smith happy lately? Lamb lung, undercoat rakes, and fancy food bowls. She shares why she’s excited about these things (and a few others) in a rambling conversation that includes a discussion of the most unusual gift ever! For show notes and links: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:26:40


YFD 048: Tellington Touch makes “Melty Dogs”

8/29/2017
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Tellington Touch (TTouch) is a form of bodywork that helps dogs learn to shift their emotional states. Pam Wanveer, a level 3 TTouch practioner, joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about how families can use TTouch to help their dogs deal with overexcitement, anxiety, and arousal. For more information and show notes see: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:37:37


YFD 047: Stranger Danger: What to do if your dog doesn’t like new people.

8/22/2017
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What’s an owner to do when Rover feels uncomfortable or scared in the presence of strangers and starts to act out? Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss why it is that some dogs don’t like any new people, or just dislike some people in particular, and what you can do to help your dog overcome his stranger danger. For show notes and more information go to: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:31:12


YFD 046: Adopting Two Dogs at the Same Time? Good idea or Not?

8/15/2017
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Adopting litter mates or any two dogs at the same time may seem like a great idea, but there are unique challenges for both the dogs and their owners. Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about some of the things you need to consider before you plunge immediately into multi dog ownership. For more information, links, and show notes: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:30:59


YFD 045: Is There a “Best” Family Dog?

8/8/2017
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Dog trainers are often asked, “What’s the best family dog?” Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about what families need to think about when choosing a dog and how the right temperament is far more important than any other consideration. For more information and additional resources: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:26:07


YFD 044: Alternative Medicine for Family Dogs

8/1/2017
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Alternative or integrative medicine offers different ways of approaching the health and well being of your dog. Julie Fudge Smith talks with Dr. Jim Carlson of the Lifetime Pet Wellness Center about Chiropractic care, acupuncture, cold laser therapy, ozone treatments and much more. Learn what integrative medicine has to offer your family dog. For more information and helpful links go to: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:36:46


YFD 043: The Funnel of Activity

7/25/2017
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Is your dog filled with energy? Would you like to know how to transition your dog from crazy to calm? The funnel of activity provides a great framework that anyone can use to give their dog a great physical and emotional outlet and then help the dog move toward a state of blissful relaxation. For more information, handouts, etc., see: Your Family Dog, The “Fun”nel of Activity

Duration: 00:19:47


YFD 042: Not All Dog Bites Are Created Equal

7/18/2017
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How common are dog bites, and how severe are they? Are bedroom slippers and balloons more likely to send you to the ER than a dog? These are some of the questions that Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss in this episode on dog bites. For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog Click here for the book: Dogs Bite: But Balloons and Slippers are More Dangerous

Duration: 00:37:59


YFD 041: New Places, New Faces!

7/11/2017
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Visiting new people and places can be fun for everyone, your dog included. Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith have tips that will help your dog enjoy this new adventure and make the most of your time away from home. For more tips and information: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:30:03


YFD 040: Let’s Take a Road Trip!

7/4/2017
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Headed on a road trip with your favorite canine? Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith give tips that will help to make this adventure fun and safe for you and your dog. For more information: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:18:06

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