August 22, 2017
What's an owner to do when Rover feels uncomfortable or scared in the presence of strangers and starts to act out? Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss why it is that some dogs don't like any new people, or just dislike some people in particular, and what you can do to help your dog overcome his stranger danger.
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August 15, 2017
Adopting litter mates or any two dogs at the same time may seem like a great idea, but there are unique challenges for both the dogs and their owners. Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about some of the things you need to consider before you plunge immediately into multi dog ownership.
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August 8, 2017
Dog trainers are often asked, "What's the best family dog?" Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about what families need to think about when choosing a dog and how the right temperament is far more important than any other consideration.
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August 1, 2017
Alternative or integrative medicine offers different ways of approaching the health and well being of your dog. Julie Fudge Smith talks with Dr. Jim Carlson of the Lifetime Pet Wellness Center about Chiropractic care, acupuncture, cold laser therapy, ozone treatments and much more. Learn what integrative medicine has to offer your family dog.
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July 25, 2017
Is your dog filled with energy? Would you like to know how to transition your dog from crazy to calm?
The funnel of activity provides a great framework that anyone can use to give their dog a great physical and emotional outlet and then help the dog move toward a state of blissful relaxation.
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July 18, 2017
How common are dog bites, and how severe are they? Are bedroom slippers and balloons more likely to send you to the ER than a dog? These are some of the questions that Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss in this episode on dog bites.
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Click here for the book: Dogs Bite: But Balloons and Slippers are More Dangerous
July 11, 2017
Visiting new people and places can be fun for everyone, your dog included. Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith have tips that will help your dog enjoy this new adventure and make the most of your time away from home.
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July 4, 2017
Headed on a road trip with your favorite canine? Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith give tips that will help to make this adventure fun and safe for you and your dog.
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June 27, 2017
Picnics and fireworks are great fun for people, but are they really fun for our dogs? This week, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about keeping your dog happy, cool, and safe in the sun and water for your dog.
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June 20, 2017
Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar talk about reasons why you might choose to NOT walk your dog. Weather, health, and behavior issues can all play a role in determining the best course of action for you and your dog.
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