Your Family Dog Podcast
YFD 137: Is Enrichment Socialization?

YFD 137: Is Enrichment Socialization?

January 5, 2021

Socialization is often described as exposing your puppy to a wide variety of people, places, dogs, and experiences in a positive way. Those are important aspects to socializing a puppy, but Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith explore the idea that enrichment is also a form of socialization and one that can be easily achieved during these uncertain times.

 

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YFD 136: Achievable Resolutions for 2021

YFD 136: Achievable Resolutions for 2021

December 22, 2020

Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith talk about some soft resolutions for the New Year. In other words: those things that one might have a chance of actually achieving! They offer ideas and suggestions for managing your dog a bit better so you can carve out 15 minutes a day to do something decadent like read a book or have a cup of tea!

 

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YFD 135: Adding A Dog To Your Family? Here’s What You Need To Know!

YFD 135: Adding A Dog To Your Family? Here’s What You Need To Know!

December 1, 2020

Are you considering adding a dog to your family? Whether this is your first dog, your fifteenth, a solo pet, or another canine companion, there are things you will want to consider when making this decision. Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith talk in detail about how you can improve your chances of making this a successful addition to your family.

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YFD 134: Getting Your First Dog…The Right Way!

YFD 134: Getting Your First Dog…The Right Way!

November 17, 2020

Annelise Halliday Norman had a Corgi shaped hole in her heart for many years before she was able to fill it. She joins Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss the research, preparation, as well as the surprises that came with adopting a puppy as a single woman and graduate student.

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YFD 133: Every Dog’s Guide to Home Contractors

YFD 133: Every Dog’s Guide to Home Contractors

November 3, 2020

Thomas King of the Cleary Company, in Columbus Ohio, and Nathan Coker of Stanfield Air Systems, in Athens Georgia, join Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith for a discussion of how dogs, their owners, and contractors can work together. Whether the job lasts an hour or a month, learn what you can do to make sure that the job gets done and everyone is happy!

 

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YFD 132: Crate Training, Part 2: Enrichment

YFD 132: Crate Training, Part 2: Enrichment

October 20, 2020

Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring continue the discussion from episode 131 on crate training by talking about enrichment and how to help your dog learn to love her crate, ex-pen, or other cozy enclosure!

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YFD 131: Crate Training

YFD 131: Crate Training

October 6, 2020

Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith talk about the value of having your dog not only accept, but love her crate and how you can get your dog to think this is the best idea she ever had!

 

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YFD 130: Alien Invasion or Old Age? Why Your Dog’s Reactivity May Be Increasing.

YFD 130: Alien Invasion or Old Age? Why Your Dog’s Reactivity May Be Increasing.

September 22, 2020

Does your dog see aliens in every corner of the yard and let you know the invasion is imminent? Perhaps he's come more sensitive to noises such as thunder, or is scared by shadows? If you're lucky, your dog may be able to sense space invaders before they land! But, more likely, she's getting older and her senses are dimming, and movement, noises, and shadows are now scary for her. In this episode, Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring talk about some of the changes you can look for as your dog ages and what you can do to help.

 

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YFD 129: Listener Questions: Diet, Weight, and So Much More!

YFD 129: Listener Questions: Diet, Weight, and So Much More!

September 8, 2020

Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith address some of the most common questions they get from listeners and clients about canine diet, weight, age, and of course, so much more!

 

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YFD 128: The Big “C” with Veterinary Oncologist, Dr. Erin Malone

YFD 128: The Big “C” with Veterinary Oncologist, Dr. Erin Malone

August 25, 2020

"I'm sorry, but your dog has cancer," can be heartbreaking and terrifying for owners to hear. Dr. Erin Malone, veterinary oncologist at MedVet Columbus joins Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring to talk about cancer, treatment, quality of life, and what it means for the many pet owners who will face this diagnosis in their beloved pet.

 

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