YFD 067: The Dark Side of the Dog Whisperer

April 17, 2018

In this episode Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss the reasons why they object to the methods used by some dog trainers and the problems with TV dog training. 

 

For show notes please see: Your Family Dog

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YFD 066: Private or Group Lessons, Which is Better for You and Your Dog?

April 3, 2018

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about the importance of training and what are the different advantages to private and group lessons. Which is right for your dog? That depends on the age of your dog, if there is a particular problem to solve, and your budget, along with other considerations. Colleen and Julie also revisit the Monthly Health Check-up and their resolve to review it regularly.

 

For show notes, please see: Your Family Dog

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YFD 065: Warning Signs in Puppies: Recognizing Behavioral Problems

March 20, 2018

Dr. Leanne Lilly of The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in the second part of their puppy series. This week we discuss warning signs in puppies and what you need to know about puppy behavior that indicates your dog may need professional intervention to address serious or long lasting issues.

For links and show notes go to: Your Family Dog

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YFD 064: Puppy Development: What you need to know about your growing puppy

March 6, 2018

Dr. Leanne Lilly of The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar for a two part series on puppies. In this episode we talk about puppy development and the various stages that pups go through from birth to social maturity. Learn about what to expect from your pup and why it's important for your puppy to go to puppy kindergarten.

 

For more information and resources please go to: Your Family Dog

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YFD 063: Dr. Patricia McConnell and Trauma in Dogs

February 20, 2018

Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar talk with Dr. Patricia McConnell about her book, The Education of Will, trauma in dogs, and what you can do to help your dog if it is traumatized.

 

For show notes please go to: Your Family Dog

To purchase Dr. McConnell's book: The Education of Will

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YFD 062: Why Does My Dog Eat Poop? and Other Scatological Information.

February 6, 2018

Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar tackle the subject of poop in this episode, discussing how to get a dog to stop eating poop, as well as diarrhea, and other scatalogical information.

 

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

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YFD 061: Dawn of the Dog: A Discussion about the Origins of The Family Dog

January 23, 2018

Janice Kolar-Matznick joined Julie Fudge Smith for a lively discussion about the current theories of the origin of the dog, why those theories may not be correct, and how that affects the way in which we view and treat our family dogs.

 

For More information and show notes please go to: Your Family Dog

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YFD 060: Theresa McKeon and TAG Teaching New Behaviors

January 9, 2018

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

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YFD 059: The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare (part 2 of 2)

December 26, 2017

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

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YFD 058: The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare (part 1 of 2)

December 12, 2017

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

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