November 13, 2018
Jen Shryock of Family Paws Parent Educationjoins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar for a lively discussion about teens and dogs, and how parents and other adults can help them be happy, engaged, and successful with one another.
For more information and show notes, please see: Your Family Dog
October 30, 2018
Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk with Madeline Bernstein of the spcaLA about the problems with designer dogs and how the demand for these canines has led to the rise of disreputable breeders and global puppy mills.
For more information and show notes please see: Your Family Dog
October 16, 2018
Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about using the 3 Second Rule to successfully introduce dogs to one another and to people. Learn how you can help your dog to calmly and appropriately greet a new friend.
For show notes and links, please see: Your Family Dog
October 2, 2018
When Laura and Scott Sommers adopted Neo, a Great Dane, they knew he was special, but had no idea of what lay in store for them with this gentle giant. Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk with Laura about what it takes to care for a dog with special needs and what he gave to them in return.
For show notes, please see: Your Family Dog
September 17, 2018
Jen Shryock of Family Paws joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to talk about puppies and the challenges that everyone, (trainers and professionals included) face when adding a puppy to the household. Practical tips for a more successful puppyhood included!
For more information please see: Your Family Dog
September 3, 2018
In part 2 of the series with Dr. Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC, Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar discuss the consequences of socialization that is too arousing or exciting for puppies and what can happen if socialization is too much fun.
August 20, 2018
Dr. Christopher Pachel, veterinary animal behaviorist joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in a two part series about problems with puppy socialization and what can go wrong with even the best of intentions. In part 1, we discuss trauma associated with socialization and what that can mean for you and your puppy.
August 7, 2018
Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about cost-effective ways to feed (including a very clever way to make dog treats), vaccinate, and spay or neuter your dog, so that pet ownership remains a joy, not a burden.
Please see Your Family Dog, for links and show notes about food, vaccination clinic, low-cost spay or neuter programs and more.
July 24, 2018
Dr. Michael Morales from the Jacobs School of Medicine and BioMedical Sciences at The University of Buffalo joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about the immune system and the endocrine system of the dog. How do vaccines work? Why do you need booster shots? What is auto-immune disease and how is it related to the endocrine system? These are just a few of the questions we explore as we discuss the inside of your dog.
For show notes and more information please go to: Your Family Dog
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)
For show notes and more please visit: Your Family Dog