YFD 018: Choosing the right trainer for you and your dog.

January 31, 2017

Choosing the right dog trainer requires you asking the right questions so you get the trainer which best matches your goals. Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar talk about what it takes to find the best trainer for you and your best friend.

 

More information and show notes can be found at Your Family Dog

Companion Animal Psychology article: How to Choose a Dog Trainer

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YFD 017: To pee or not to pee, that is the question.

January 24, 2017

House training can be the bane of every new dog owner, but it doesn't have to be! Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss simple strategies for making house training easier for everyone.

 

For more information and show notes see: Your Family Dog Podcast

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YFD 016: Therapy Dogs’ Work Brings Joy

January 17, 2017

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith have a guest this week, Mary Graham, who talks about her work with therapy dogs and what it takes for people and dogs to do and enjoy this special work. 

 

For more information, check out the show notes at: Your Family Dog 

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YFD 015: Finding Your Zen at the Vet’s Office

January 10, 2017

This week Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar talk about strategies to help your dog cope more effectively, if not happily, during visits to the Vet.

 

 For more information go to: Your Family Dog

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YFD 014: A dog by any other name…Choosing the right name for your new best friend

January 3, 2017

Are there rules for naming a dog? Are there names you might want to avoid? Whether he's a new puppy or a recently adopted adult dog, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss how to choose the right name for your canine companion.

Top 100 Most Popular Male and Female Dog Names

 

For more show notes please go to Your Family Dog Podcast

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YFD 013 Grief: The Hardest Part of Loving a Dog

December 27, 2016

Losing a beloved pet can be as devastating as losing a close friend, and to grieve that loss is normal and right. Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about how they have dealt with the loss of their dogs and offer thoughts and suggestions that may be helpful for you and your family when the time comes to say good-bye.

 

Additional materials and show notes may be found at Your Family Dog

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YFD 012: Simple Games for Kids and Dogs

December 20, 2016

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about simple, fun games for kids to play with their dogs that will build their relationships and provide creative ways for kids and dogs to successfully interact and play together. 

For additional show notes see our website: Your Family Dog Podcast

Resources

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YFD 011: Words matter! How do you describe your dog’s behavior?

December 13, 2016

Do you feel as though your dog is stubborn, manipulative, purposely difficult? You are not alone! Professional dog trainers, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith take a closer look at whether or not dogs are really obstinate, or whether there might be something else going on. Find out what might be the real cause of your dog's stubbornness.

For more information, links, and show notes check out our website: Your Family Dog Podcast

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YFD 010: Help your dog learn to love riding in the car.

December 6, 2016

Some dogs love the car, others hate it. Professional dog trainers, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss ways to help your dog love to ride in the car as well as several other scenarios where these suggestions can be used.

 

For more information and show notes go to: Your Family Dog

Adaptil travel spray, dog-appeasing pheromone

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YFD 009: Fun with Food! How to use intelligence toys to keep your dog happy and healthy.

November 29, 2016

Need a way to keep your dog busy and challenge him mentally? Professional dog trainers, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss various intelligence toys for dogs and how to use them to keep your dog happy in a variety of common situations.

 

For show notes with more information on intelligence toys and where to find them go to: Your Family Dog

 

 

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