July 25, 2017
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
July 18, 2017
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
July 11, 2017
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
July 4, 2017
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
June 27, 2017
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
June 20, 2017
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
June 13, 2017
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
June 6, 2017
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?
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May 30, 2017
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
May 23, 2017
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 notes and more information, please go to: Your Family Dog