YFD 80: The Three Second Meet and Greet…Not Just for Dogs!

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

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YFD 79: Loving A Special Needs 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

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YFD 78: The Problems of Puppyhood with Jen Shryock of Family Paws

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

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YFD 77: Puppy Socialization with Dr. Christopher Pachel, Episode 2: Over Stimulation

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.

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YFD 76: Puppy Socialization with Dr. Christopher Pachel, Episode 1: Trauma and Your Puppy

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.

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YFD 75: Affordable Pet Ownership

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. 

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YFD 074: The Inside Of Your Dog

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

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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)

 

For show notes and more please visit: Your Family Dog

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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.

 

For more information please see: Your Family Dog

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