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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YFD 024: Literary dogs

March 14, 2017

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith invite writer Ellie Hicks to join them in a discussion of books with or about dogs and their favorite literary pups. 

 

For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog Podcast

Ellie's blog on 10 of the Best Literary Dogs

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YFD 023: Negotiating dog parks with your dog.

March 7, 2017

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss dog parks and how best to navigate them safely with your dog. 

 

For show notes and more information see: Your Family Dog Podcast

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YFD 022: Five cues every dog needs to know

February 28, 2017

This week Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss 5 essential cues that every dog needs to know to be a well mannered member of your family.

 

For show notes and more information: Your Family Dog Podcast

 

Julie's blogs on Loose Lead Walking

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YFD 021: Tools of the Trade

February 21, 2017

What kind of equipment should you use to train your dog? Does the type of leash you use matter? What’s the difference between the various types of collars? Do you need a harness? If so what kind? Today Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar help you wade through the products and choose a few really useful items that will help you train your dog.

 

For show notes and more information: Your Family Dog

 

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YFD 020: Growling–Is it a good thing?

February 14, 2017

Growling is your dog warning that something is wrong and he needs some help. Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss what you can do when things are heading in the wrong direction for your dog.

 

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

 

Whole Dog Journal Article: 5 Steps to Deal with Dog Growling

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YFD 019: Preparing your dog for life with a baby.

February 7, 2017

Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar talk with Jennifer Shryock, founder of Family Paws Parent Education, about how to successfully integrate and manage kids and dogs in general, but infants and toddlers in particular. 

 

Family Paws Parent Support Hotline: 877-247-3407

For additional information and more show notes see: Your Family Dog

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