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

March 12, 2019

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

YFD 89: What Does Your Dog Really Know?

February 26, 2019

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

YFD 88: Presidential Pets, Who Knew?

February 12, 2019

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

YFD 87: Love The Dog You’re With

January 29, 2019

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

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

January 14, 2019

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

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

December 31, 2018

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

YFD 84: Canine Cognitive Dysfunction with Eileen Anderson.

December 11, 2018

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

YFD 83: Canine Updates With Colleen and Julie

November 27, 2018

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

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

November 13, 2018

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

YFD 81: The Problems with Designer Dogs

October 30, 2018

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk with Madeline Bernstein of the spcaLA about the problems with designer dogs and how the demand for these canines has led to the rise of disreputable breeders and global puppy mills. 

 

For more information and show notes please see: Your Family Dog