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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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YFD 057: Cats & Dogs Can Be Friends

November 28, 2017

Steve Dale, a certified animal behavior consultant, radio host, author, and all-around nice guy, joined Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about helping cats and dogs become great friends.

 

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YFD 056: Invisible Fences and Electronic Collars

November 14, 2017

Dr. Leslie Sinn, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist, joined Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about hidden dangers of invisible fences and shock collars.

 

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YFD 055: Monthly Wellness Check

October 31, 2017

How do you know if your dog is in good health? Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith suggest doing a monthly heath check to be certain your dog's health is right on track, as well as discussing some warning signs of cancer.

 

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Julie's blogs: Warning Signs of Cancer, Is my dog...healthy? A checklist to help you know!

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YFD 054: 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. 

 

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YFD 053: 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.

 

 

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YFD 052: “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.

 

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YFD 051: 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.

 

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To contact Heidi Meinzer: https://www.meinzerlaw.com

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