August 13, 2019
In their first podcast together, Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith, discuss some of the hazards, as well as joys, that warm weather can bring, including: wildlife, water, insects, and whether or not you should let your pup have the run of the house when you're not home!
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July 30, 2019
In this episode we discuss a wide range of topics from ziplines to Grace to teaching a dog to read! Colleen Pelar also bids farewell to Your Family Dog and introduces Tina Spring as the newest member of the Your Family Dog pack. Tina hails from Georgia and is the owner of Sit Happens Training and Behavior.
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July 16, 2019
In an earlier episode, Lessons from Zuzu, Julie Fudge Smith talked about the things that her dog Zuzu has taught her, and now Colleen talks about the things she has learned from four very special dogs.
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July 2, 2019
In our second episode with Judy Gladson of Victory Retrievers, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk with her about how she became a breeder, as well as the highs and lows of breeding pure-bred dogs.
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June 18, 2019
Judy Gladson, owner of Victory Retrievers and breeder of multipurpose Flat Coated Retrievers joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss puppies and puppy development from a breeder's perspective.
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June 4, 2019
In part 2 of the series with Johanna Humbert, Executive Director of the Michiana Humane Society in Michigan City, Indiana, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about what shelters look for in adopters and what you can do to ensure that the adoption process works for you.
For show notes and links please see: Your Family Dog
May 21, 2019
Johanna Humbert, Executive Director of the Michiana Humane Society in Michigan City, Indiana, joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in a two part series on animal shelters. In this first episode, we discuss what you need to know and what to look for when choosing a shelter.
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May 7, 2019
This week Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about the many lessons that Julie's dog, Zuzu, has taught her, from coffee, to medications, to how to appreciate the quirkiness of a life spent in the company of dogs.
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April 23, 2019
This week Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith continue their discussion of resiliency by looking at caregiver fatigue and how that can relate to the family dog owner, the owner of a special needs dog, an elderly dog, or anyone who has challenges when caring for their pet.
April 9, 2019
We all know that resiliency is a good thing, but what is it exactly? Colleen Pelar is now focusing her work on helping pet professionals build resiliency and she and Julie Fudge Smith talk about what it is, how to encourage resiliency in our canine buddies, and how that improves the quality of their lives as well as ours.
For more information and show notes, please see: Your Family Dog