YFD 034: Sports: Flyball

May 23, 2017

In 15 seconds of controlled chaos, two teams of four dogs each compete in a relay race. Each dog leaps over four hurdles, hits a pressure-controlled box that releases a tennis ball, catches the ball in mid-air, and then brings the ball back over the four hurdles so that the next dog in line can start. It's crazy, loud fun for dogs who love flyball.

All About Dogs trainer, Amy Tram, joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about her experiences in the sport of flyball.

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

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YFD 033: Making Happy Dogs Happier!

May 16, 2017

Dr. Zazie Todd joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in a discussion of how to make happy dogs even happier with simple and easy enrichment games.

 

Addtional information and show notes can be found at: Your Family Dog

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YFD 032: Dogs on the furniture

May 9, 2017

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about dogs and furniture. When is it okay and when isn't it appropriate to share your couch or bed with your dog.

 

 

 

For show notes: Your Family Dog

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YFD 031 Sports: Agility and Lure Coursing

May 2, 2017

Dr. Suzanne Terrant joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in a discussion about the rather speedy dog sports of agility and lure coursing. Zoom on!

 

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

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YFD 030: Puppy Nipping

April 25, 2017

Oh, those sharp puppy teeth! Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar discuss how to handle puppy nipping and how to teach your pup appropriate use of his mouth.

 

For show notes and links: Your Family Dog

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YFD 029 Sports: Scent Work for Search & Rescue

April 18, 2017

This week Dr. Wendy McIlroy joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss scent games and how to get started on Search and Rescue with your dog.

 

For more information, including videos of Search work and Julie's blog on the canine sense of smell, go to: Your Family Dog

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YFD 028: LIstener Q&A: Resource guarding, noise phobias, and difficult neighbors

April 11, 2017

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith answer three questions from listeners: 1) What to do with a puppy who is showing early signs of resource guarding;  2) What to do about a dog who has developed a noise phobia and a fear of the kitchen; and 3) What do you do about the neighbor's aggressive dogs who threaten your dog and make it hard to use your backyard? 

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YFD 027: Knowing When It’s Time to Say Goodbye

April 4, 2017

In part 2 of our series on older dogs, Dr. Alicia Karas, of Tufts University, joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about the most difficult question: How do you know it's time to say goodbye?

 

For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog

 

Two terrific resources are Dr. Karas's Comfort Diary for Dogs and the HHHHHMM scale.

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YFD 026: Giving Older Dogs the Good Life

March 28, 2017

Dr. Alicia Karas DVM of Tufts University joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in a conversation about care for your elderly dog. Included in the discussion are signs and symptoms that indicate your dog needs some special care and Dr. Karas' Comfort Diary.

 

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

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YFD 025: Failure to Launch: what to do when you don’t connect with your dog.

March 21, 2017

Do you find it hard to build a relationship with your dog? Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss what you can do to  strengthen your bond with your dog when your relationship has failed to launch.

 

For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog

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