YFD 073: VCAS: Enriching The Lives of Veterans And Dogs Through the Human-Animal Bond

July 10, 2018

Dr. Heather Lane, DVM, and retired Staff Sargent Jason Manly join Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss Veteran Companion Animal Services (VCAS), a charity devoted to enriching the lives of veterans, military families, and dogs through the many benefits of the human-animal bond.

"To fulfill this mission, VCAS focuses on placing rescue animals with veterans and/or military families where companion animal ownership will be beneficial. VCAS provides financial support that assists with general care costs, training, and veterinary expenses so that companion animal ownership is an option and not a burden." (VCAS website)

 

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YFD 072: Tackling tough conversations.

June 26, 2018

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith welcome Dr. Rise Van Fleet to answer a listener's question about what to do when you see something that makes you uncomfortable. Do you intervene? If so, how? And, if not is there something else you can do?

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YFD 071: Dr. Laurie Schultze, Visiting Vet, Brings Behavior Help To Your Home!

June 12, 2018

Dr. Laurie Schultze, DVM, joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to talk about canine behavior and her work as a vet who brings behavior consults to your home.

 

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YFD 070: Julie’s Adventures at the 2018 Midwestern Veterinary Conference

May 29, 2018

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss what Julie learned about dog behavior at the 2018 Midwestern Veterinary Conference, including such topics as: thunder phobia, house soiling, and canine pharmacology.

 

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YFD 069: Indestructible Toys, Playing With Dogs, And So Much More!

May 15, 2018

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about toys that just might work for the toughest chewers out there, as well as playing with dogs, cat updates, class foibles, and a whole lot more!

 

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YFD 068: The Lighter Side of Dog Training with Dr. Patricia McConnell

May 1, 2018

Dr. Patricia McConnell joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about the "glamorous" side of dog training and why they love what they do.

 

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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. 

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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