December 12, 2017
Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar discuss the first three of the Five Freedoms that the ASPCA lists as "internationally accepted standards of care that assert a living being’s right to humane treatment." They are standards which apply not only to dogs, but to every animal in our care, whether they are pets, farm animals, or working animals.
For more information, show notes and links: Your Family Dog
November 28, 2017
Steve Dale, a certified animal behavior consultant, radio host, author, and all-around nice guy, joined Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about helping cats and dogs become great friends.
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November 14, 2017
Dr. Leslie Sinn, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist, joined Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about hidden dangers of invisible fences and shock collars.
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October 17, 2017
This week Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith answer a listener's question about how to help her brother's young and enthusiastic dog over the holidays, and they talk about why dogs eat grass. They also ask for listeners to send in their stories of holiday canine shenanigans.
For more information and links: Your Family Dog
October 3, 2017
Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith can hardly believe that it has been a full year since Your Family Dog launched. In this episode they reminisce about some of their favorite guests and episodes, talk about what has surprized them, made them grateful, and their plans for season 2.
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September 26, 2017
Heidi Meinzer, an attorney who specializes in animal law, is also a dog trainer. This week she joined Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about that awful moment when your dog is involved in an aggressive incident. Her practical and reassuring advice is valuable for all dog owners.
For show notes and more information: Your Family Dog
September 19, 2017
Heidi Meinzer, a lawyer who specializes in animal law, is also a dog trainer. She joined Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about what you need to know about legal liabilities and being responsible to and for your dog.
For show notes: Your Family Dog
To contact Heidi Meinzer: https://www.meinzerlaw.com
September 12, 2017
Last week, Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar talked about some of the things that were making Julie happy. This week Colleen came up with a list too. Some of the items on Colleen's list may surprise you!
For show notes and links to Colleen's favorite things: Your Family Dog
September 5, 2017
What's making Julie Fudge Smith happy lately? Lamb lung, undercoat rakes, and fancy food bowls. She shares why she's excited about these things (and a few others) in a rambling conversation that includes a discussion of the most unusual gift ever!
For show notes and links: Your Family Dog