Your Family Dog Podcast
YFD 121: Dr. Zazie Todd on The Science of Making Happy Dogs.

YFD 121: Dr. Zazie Todd on The Science of Making Happy Dogs.

May 19, 2020

Dr. Zazie Todd, author of the Companion Animal Psychology blog, joins Julie Fudges Smith and Tina Spring to discuss her new book, Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy.  Join us and learn what you can do to make your dog the happiest one on the block!

(This is Dr. Todd's second appearance on Your Family Dog, so be sure to check out our first episode  with Dr. Todd: Making Happy Dogs Happier)

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YFD 120: Part One: Kids, Dogs, and Moms with Dr. Sara Wyckoff

YFD 120: Part One: Kids, Dogs, and Moms with Dr. Sara Wyckoff

May 5, 2020

Welcome to Part one of this two part series for Mother's Day. In this episode Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith have a wide ranging discussion with Dr. Sara Wyckoff of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marco, California about kids, dogs, moms, culture, and what we can do to help all the members of our family thrive.

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YFD 120.5: Part Two of Kids, Dogs, and Moms with Dr. Sara Wyckoff

YFD 120.5: Part Two of Kids, Dogs, and Moms with Dr. Sara Wyckoff

May 5, 2020

In Part Two of this Mother's Day special we continue the lively discussion about kids, dogs, and families with Dr. Sara Wyckoff of The University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marco California.

 

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YFD 119: Potcake Dogs

YFD 119: Potcake Dogs

April 21, 2020

Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith talk about the Potcake dogs from the Carribean islands. Tina owns two of these special individuals and has an insider's perspective on their special characterstics, temperaments and needs.

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Bonus Episode: What To Do With Your Dogs with Rainy Days and Stay at Home Mandates

Bonus Episode: What To Do With Your Dogs with Rainy Days and Stay at Home Mandates

April 14, 2020

This very wet spring, along with the Stay At Home mandate, has created many opportunities for at home play and training for the dogs of Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring.  Join the discussion on what you can do to prepare your pups for good weather and renewed social interactions.

 

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YFD 118: Karen Deeds On Playing With Your Dog, Part 2: Food, Toys, and Behavior Modification

YFD 118: Karen Deeds On Playing With Your Dog, Part 2: Food, Toys, and Behavior Modification

April 7, 2020

In Part 2 of our series on play, Karen Deeds joins Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss how play can be a form of behavior modification, a way to teach important skills such as dropping an object or focusing on the owner, as well as the best way to introduce toys so your dog is not as likely to develop any bad habits associated with play.

 

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YFD 116: Rehoming: Sometimes It Is The Best Option

YFD 116: Rehoming: Sometimes It Is The Best Option

March 10, 2020

Rehoming dog is a topic that often evokes strong emotions as well as opinions. In this episode, Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith welcome Charlie, a client of Tina's, to talk about how and why she and her family made the difficult, painful, but also compassionate decision to rehome their dog.

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YFD 117: Karen Deeds On Playing With Your Dog, Part 1.

YFD 117: Karen Deeds On Playing With Your Dog, Part 1.

March 10, 2020

In this first episode of a two part series, Karen Deeds, of Canine Connection in Ft. Worth Texas, joins Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring to talk about how to get a reluctant dog to play, how to figure out your dog's style of play, and using personal play to get your canine to engage with you in a fun and meaningful way.

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YFD 115: More Dermatology Questions and Answers with Dr. Natalie Theus

YFD 115: More Dermatology Questions and Answers with Dr. Natalie Theus

February 25, 2020

In part two of our discussion on canine dermatology, Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring talk with Dr. Natalie Theus, Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist about allergies, common misconceptions about skin issues, ears, stress, and so much more!

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YFD 114: Hot Spots, Allergies, and Other Skin Issues with Veterinary Dermatologist Dr. Natalie Theus

YFD 114: Hot Spots, Allergies, and Other Skin Issues with Veterinary Dermatologist Dr. Natalie Theus

February 11, 2020

Dr. Natalie Theus, Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist joins Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith for two episodes to talk about a variety of canine dermatological issues. In this first part we discuss skin manifestations of thyroid disease, hot spots, allergies, and what you can do to help prevent skin problems in your dog. 

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