Your Family Dog Podcast
YFD 181: Canine Nutrition with Dr. Laura Gaylord, Veterinary Clinical Nutritionist

YFD 181: Canine Nutrition with Dr. Laura Gaylord, Veterinary Clinical Nutritionist

November 24, 2022

We've all heard the phrase "you are what you eat," and we all know about the importance of eating a healthy, balanced diet (even if we don't always do a good job with it). But what about our pets? Good nutrition is just as important for our animals as it is for us, but the information out there is often just as confusing as well. Today Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring are joined by veterinary nutritionist Dr. Laura Gaylord to discuss the importance of good nutrition and how to begin putting together a healthy diet for your furry friends.

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YFD 180: Howliday Maddness

YFD 180: Howliday Maddness

November 8, 2022

It's the most wonderful time of the year...but also sometimes the most stressful, both for people and their pets. Parties, visitors, traveling, and of course all the food can throw even the calmest and most well-trained dog for a loop. But chaos doesn't have to be the name of the game! Julie and Tina provide advice and tips on how to manage the hustle and bustle of the holidays so that you and your dogs can both find some comfort and joy.

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YFD 179: Behavior Modification: Where Do I Begin?

YFD 179: Behavior Modification: Where Do I Begin?

October 25, 2022

So you've got a new dog- now what? You love Fido, but he's got some behaviors you could live without- things like jumping, chewing the furniture, and tugging at the leash. Where do you start with all this? What do you tackle first and how? Join Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring as they discuss the best way to start when it comes to training and behavior modification so you can get started on the road to success.

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YFD 178: Physiotherapy with Steph Evans

YFD 178: Physiotherapy with Steph Evans

October 11, 2022

Physical therapy is one of those things nobody thinks about until they need it. And if we don't think about it for us, even less do we think about it for our dog. But dogs, like humans, can benefit from physical therapy, even without it being necessitated by injury or surgery. Join Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring as they chat with Steph Evans, a physiotherapist for both humans and their pets, about the benefits of physical therapy and the best way to keep you and your dog in tiptop condition.

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YFD 177: The Five Domains

YFD 177: The Five Domains

September 27, 2022

Long time listeners of Your Family Dog will be familiar with the Five Freedoms and how they can help your dog have a happier, healthier life. Similar to this is the idea of the Five Domains- the five areas of life where you can not just remove negative experience from your dog's life but actively add in positive ones as well. Julie and Tina talk about the Five Domains and how simple additions to your routine can make a big difference in the life of your canine friend.

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YFD 176: Dog Parks and Shy Dogs

YFD 176: Dog Parks and Shy Dogs

September 13, 2022

Dog parks- big open spaces for your favorite canine to run, play, and make new friends! What's not to love? Well, quite a bit actually, especially if you have a dog who is shy. Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring discuss the pros and cons of dog parks, as well as the best way to navigate them, particularly if you have an overly sensitive pooch.

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YFD 175:Behavior vs Training

YFD 175:Behavior vs Training

June 21, 2022

Behavior vs. training- what's the difference? Is training simply what you do to get the behavior you want? Or is there a little more to it than that? In this episode, Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring break down the differences between behavior and training, look at how and where they intersect, and examine ways to modify your training when you hit a behavioral roadblock.

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YFD 174: Asking For Consent Will Deepen Your Bond With Your Dog.

YFD 174: Asking For Consent Will Deepen Your Bond With Your Dog.

June 7, 2022

Consent- it's not just for humans. Our animal companions can also give or withhold consent, and they appreciate being asked for it as much as we do. Asking for your dog's consent and respecting when they say no not only deepens your relationship with your canine companion, but also ultimately leads to a more cheerfully compliant pup. Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring discuss the importance of asking your dog for consent, and learning how to recognize when they say yes or no.

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YFD 173: Dr. Zazie Todd Shares Her Newest Book: Purr

YFD 173: Dr. Zazie Todd Shares Her Newest Book: Purr

May 24, 2022

Welcome back to Your Family...Cat? Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring switch focus slightly this week as they welcome back one of their favorite guests, Dr. Zazie Todd, to discuss her new book "Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy." Tune in for tips on training your cat, lessons on kitten socialization, and even a brief interlude of "My Strange Addiction: Animal Edition."

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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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