Your Family Dog Podcast
YFD 172: What’s most important to you? Obedience or a Relationship With Your Dog?

YFD 172: What’s most important to you? Obedience or a Relationship With Your Dog?

May 11, 2022

Does having an obedient dog make for a good owner-pet relationship? Or is a good relationship instead the prerequisite for an obedient dog? Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring discuss the importance of an owner-dog relationship rooted in trust and understanding and how that ultimately leads to a more positive training experience, and a happier, better-behaved pup.

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YFD 171: Breed Matters

YFD 171: Breed Matters

April 26, 2022

How much does breed really matter when choosing a dog? Does it ever make sense for someone who doesn't actually have a sheep farm to own a herding dog? What do you do if your "dream breed" doesn't fit with your lifestyle? Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring discuss the importance of breed and how to choose one that fits best with your family.

 

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YFD 170: Keep Emergencies More Manageable By Keeping Good Records

YFD 170: Keep Emergencies More Manageable By Keeping Good Records

April 12, 2022

Emergencies are scary and not knowing what to do in one can make it even scarier. Drawing on personal experience, Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring help you prepare for emergency situations by discussing the importance of trusting your gut, keeping good records, and looking out for your vet staff.

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YFD 169: Set You, Your Family, and Your Dog Up for Success!

YFD 169: Set You, Your Family, and Your Dog Up for Success!

March 29, 2022

Support- your kids need it, your dogs need it, and you need it as well. Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring talk about the best way to support every member of your family- yourself included- so that you can prevent problems before they arise, deal with them effectively when they do, and set everybody up for success.

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YFD 168: Fido, Come!

YFD 168: Fido, Come!

March 15, 2022

It's the most basic of commands, but can be one of the hardest to master- the deceptively simple "Come!" (or, in trainer parlance, the "recall.") Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring discuss the different types of recall and offer advice on how to help your dog learn to come no matter what.

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YFD 167: Help Your Child Build a Great Relationship with Your Dog

YFD 167: Help Your Child Build a Great Relationship with Your Dog

March 1, 2022

Kids and dogs are a great combination in theory, but the reality can be a lot messier, especially when little brains- whether human or canine- are still growing. Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring are joined once again by Julie's sister, Dr. Sara Wyckoff, to talk about the best way to help kids build a relationship with their dog at every stage of development.

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YFD 166: Learn About Fostering Dogs with Shelter Owner Melissa Bacelar

YFD 166: Learn About Fostering Dogs with Shelter Owner Melissa Bacelar

February 15, 2022

Thinking of getting a dog, but not totally sure yet if it's the right move? Want a dog, but only temporarily? Fostering may be the answer you're looking for! Julie and Tina are joined by Melissa Bacelar of Wagmor Pets Dog Rescue and Adoption Center in Los Angeles to talk about fostering pets- how it works, what you should be prepared for, and whether it's right for you.s right for you.

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YFD 165: Trigger Stacking and What It Means For Your Dog.

YFD 165: Trigger Stacking and What It Means For Your Dog.

February 1, 2022

Triggers- you have them, I have them, and our dogs have them, too! Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring help you learn to recognize your dog's stress triggers and effectively manage them before they build up and boil over.

 

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YFD 164: Does your dog need help walking politely on leash?

YFD 164: Does your dog need help walking politely on leash?

January 18, 2022

"Walking the dog" is one of those things that's often a lot harder than it sounds. Julie and Tina break down the art of loose leash walking and offer advice and suggestions to help both you and Fido enjoy your walks.

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YFD 163: Winter Training Tips

YFD 163: Winter Training Tips

January 4, 2022

Post-holiday blues got you down? Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith can help you beat the winter doldrums with these suggestions for training your dog even when cold weather has you stuck inside.

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