Your Family Dog Podcast
YFD 96: How To Be An Awesome Adopter!

YFD 96: How To Be An Awesome Adopter!

June 4, 2019

In part 2 of the series with Johanna Humbert, Executive Director of the Michiana Humane Society in Michigan City, Indiana, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about what shelters look for in adopters and what you can do to ensure that the adoption process works for you.

 

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YFD 95: How to Choose an Animal Shelter

YFD 95: How to Choose an Animal Shelter

May 21, 2019

Johanna Humbert,  Executive Director of the Michiana Humane Society in Michigan City, Indiana, joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in a two part series on animal shelters. In this first episode, we discuss what you need to know and what to look for when choosing a shelter.

 

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YFD 94: Lessons from Zuzu

YFD 94: Lessons from Zuzu

May 7, 2019

This week Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about the many lessons that Julie's dog, Zuzu, has taught her, from coffee, to medications, to how to appreciate the quirkiness of a life spent in the company of dogs.

 

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YFD 93: Another Look At Resiliency

YFD 93: Another Look At Resiliency

April 23, 2019

This week Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith continue their discussion of resiliency by looking at caregiver fatigue and how that can relate to the family dog owner, the owner of a special needs dog, an elderly dog, or anyone who has challenges when caring for their pet. 

 

YFD 92: Building Resiliency In Your Family Dog

YFD 92: Building Resiliency In Your Family Dog

April 9, 2019

We all know that resiliency is a good thing, but what is it exactly? Colleen Pelar is now focusing her work on helping pet professionals build resiliency and she and Julie Fudge Smith talk about what it is, how to encourage resiliency in our canine buddies, and how that improves the quality of their lives as well as ours.

 

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YFD 91: Canine First Aid: What You Need to Know!

YFD 91: Canine First Aid: What You Need to Know!

March 26, 2019

Do you know what the three basic vital signs are and how to take them? What's a quick and easy way to make a sling? This and so much more is covered this week when Michelle Sevigny of Dogsafe Canine First Aid, joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss what you need to know about first aid for your dog.

 

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

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.

 

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YFD 89: What Does Your Dog Really Know?

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.

 

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YFD 88: Presidential Pets, Who Knew?

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!

 

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YFD 87: Love The Dog You’re With

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. 

 

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