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Location:

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 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


YFD 039: Summer Fun for You and Your Dog

6/27/2017
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Picnics and fireworks are great fun for people, but are they really fun for our dogs? This week, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about keeping your dog happy, cool, and safe in the sun and water for your dog. For show notes and links: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:22:20


YFD 038 Choosing NOT to Walk Your Dog

6/20/2017
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Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar talk about reasons why you might choose to NOT walk your dog. Weather, health, and behavior issues can all play a role in determining the best course of action for you and your dog. For Show Notes and more information: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:20:22


YFD 037 Too Fat, Too Thin, or Just Right?

6/13/2017
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Is your dog one of the 45% of dogs who are overweight or obese? Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss some of the problems associated with obesity in dogs, some easy things you can do to improve your dog’s health, as well as a quick and easy way to determine if your dog is too fat, too thin, or just right. Julie’s Blog on food: Food, glorious food! Other show notes: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:27:17


YFD 036 What does friendly look like?

6/6/2017
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about arousal versus friendliness. Are they the same? How do you tell the difference, and can your dog be hyper aroused and friendly at the same time? For links and show notes: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:23:38


YFD 35 Wrestling with Rehoming?

5/30/2017
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss the heart wrenching decision to rehome your dog and how this very difficult and emotional choice might be the best gift you could give to your dog. For addtional show notes: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:27:47


YFD 034 Sports: Flyball

5/23/2017
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In 15 seconds of controlled chaos, two teams of four dogs each compete in a relay race. Each dog leaps over four hurdles, hits a pressure-controlled box that releases a tennis ball, catches the ball in mid-air, and then brings the ball back over the four hurdles so that the next dog in line can start. It’s crazy, loud fun for dogs who love flyball. All About Dogs trainer, Amy Tram, joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about her experiences in the sport of flyball. For show...

Duration: 00:35:33


YFD 033 Making Happy Dogs Happier!

5/16/2017
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Dr. Zazie Todd joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in a discussion of how to make happy dogs even happier with simple and easy enrichment games. Addtional information and show notes can be found at: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:32:20


YFD 031 Sports: Agility and Lure Coursing

5/2/2017
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Dr. Suzanne Terrant joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in a discussion about the rather speedy dog sports of agility and lure coursing. Zoom on! For additional information and show notes go to: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:29:57


YFD 030: Puppy Nipping

4/25/2017
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Oh, those sharp puppy teeth! Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar discuss how to handle puppy nipping and how to teach your pup appropriate use of his mouth. For show notes and links: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:26:35


YFD 029 Sports: Scent Work for Search & Rescue

4/18/2017
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This week Dr. Wendy McIlroy joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss scent games and how to get started on Search and Rescue with your dog. For more information, including videos of Search work, go to: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:31:39


YFD 027: Knowing When It’s Time to Say Goodbye

4/4/2017
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In part 2 of our series on older dogs, Dr. Alicia Karas, of Tufts University, joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about the most difficult question: How do you know it’s time to say goodbye? For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog Two terrific resources are Dr. Karas’s Comfort Diary for Dogs and the HHHHHMM scale.

Duration: 00:30:25


YFD 026: Giving Older Dogs the Good Life

3/28/2017
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Dr. Alicia Karas DVM of Tufts University joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in a conversation about care for your elderly dog. Included in the discussion are signs and symptoms that indicate your dog needs some special care and Dr. Karas’ Comfort Diary. For more information and show notes go to: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:29:59


YFD 025: Failure to Launch: what to do when you don’t connect with your dog.

3/21/2017
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Do you find it hard to build a relationship with your dog? Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss what you can do to strengthen your bond with your dog when your relationship has failed to launch. For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog

Duration: 00:21:42

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