YFD 54: Helping Family Members’ Dogs & Eating Grass

October 17, 2017

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

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YFD 53: A Year of Your Family Dog

October 3, 2017

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

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

September 26, 2017

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

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YFD 51: Dog Law: What You Should Know

September 19, 2017

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

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YFD 50: Colleen’s Favorite Things

September 12, 2017

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

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YFD 049: Julie’s Favorite Things

September 5, 2017

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

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YFD 048: Tellington Touch makes “Melty Dogs”

August 29, 2017

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

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

August 22, 2017

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

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

August 15, 2017

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

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

August 8, 2017

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

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