YFD 208:Dogs With Challenging Histories
Your Family Dog Podcast
by Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring
3w ago
It's no secret that dogs in shelters often come from bad situations, but some are particularly terrible, such as hoarding situations or puppy mills. It's tempting to think that with enough love and care, we can fix everything these dogs have been through, but unfortunately, that isn't always true. Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring take a look at what's involved when dealing with dogs with especially traumatic pasts. For show notes and more: Your Family Dog ..read more
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YFD 206: Dog Trainer Brady Foulk
Your Family Dog Podcast
by Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring
1M ago
A new year means new guests! Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring sit down with Austin-based dog trainer Brady Foulk to talk about training service dogs, learning through play, allowing yourself to fail, and the importance of keeping it weird. For show notes please go to: Your Family Dog ..read more
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YFD 205: A New Canine Respiratory Illness
Your Family Dog Podcast
by Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring
2M ago
Winter isn't just cold and flu season for humans- respiratory illnesses increases among dogs this time of year as well. These are normally minor illnesses that respond well to treatment, but this year vets are reporting seeing a new illness among dogs, one that seems to last longer and possibly be more serious than your run-of-the-mill colds. Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring look at what we know about this new illness and talk about what you can do to help protect your dog. For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog ..read more
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YFD 203: Enrichment For Your Blind or Deaf Dog with Deb Bauer
Your Family Dog Podcast
by Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring
3M ago
The topic of enrichment for your dog is a frequent one on the podcast. We all know the importance of providing your canine friend with a variety of games and activities to keep their days interesting and their minds engaged. But what about dogs who have suffered the loss of one of their senses? Providing enrichment activities for dogs who can't see or hear (or possibly both) presents unique challenges for their owners. Holistic dog behaviorist Deb Bowers specializes in the care of blind and/or deaf dogs and joins Julie and Tina today to talk about ways to continue to provide enrichment for you ..read more
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YFD 202: Caroline Alepo on PTSD in Dogs
Your Family Dog Podcast
by Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring
3M ago
Just like other mental and emotional conditions, such as depression and anxiety, PTSD is not limited to humans- our dogs can suffer from it as well. As with humans, PTSD can make it difficult, if not impossible, for a dog to enjoy a normal life. But just as humans can find healing with time and therapy, dogs too can overcome traumatic experiences and go on to thrive. Phoning in all the way from Sweden today is canine PTSD expert Caroline Alupo, to discuss what kind of trauma dogs can experience and how they can heal and grow afterwards.   For more information please go to: Your Family Dog ..read more
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YFD 201: Cooperative Care With Deborah Jones: Part 2
Your Family Dog Podcast
by Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring
4M ago
There was just too much good stuff for one episode, and so Dr. Deborah Jones is back to continue the conversation about cooperative care. Tune in for more advice from the woman who literally wrote the book designed to help you and your pet work together to stay happy and healthy. For more information please go to: Your Family Dog ..read more
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YFD 200: Cooperative Care with Dr. Deborah Jones
Your Family Dog Podcast
by Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring
4M ago
"Cooperative care" is a subject that has come up frequently over the years on "Your Family Dog." now, for the 200th (yes, 200th!) episode, Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring sit down with Dr. Deborah Jones, the woman who literally wrote the book on cooperative care, to talk about how to make caring for your dog a partnership, rather than a battle of wills. For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog ..read more
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YFD 199: Dogs and Senior Citizens
Your Family Dog Podcast
by Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring
5M ago
Do you have an elderly relative or friend who is considering getting a dog and you're wondering if this is a good idea? In this episode, Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring discuss the benefits and challenges of dog ownership for senior citizens and what to consider when owning a dog is not an option. For show notes and more: Your Family Dog ..read more
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YFD 198: The Premack Principle
Your Family Dog Podcast
by Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring
5M ago
Do you ever feel like you and your dog are constantly butting heads? That you're both vying to be the one in control? Or like you're spending more time trying to get Fido to do what you want than actually enjoying his canine company? In this episode, Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring talk about "premacking," a strange name for a relatively simple concept that will introduce more cooperation into your relationship with your dog and help both of you to feel like you're on the same team. For Show Notes and More: Your Family Dog ..read more
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YFD 197: Old Dogs Go To Helen
Your Family Dog Podcast
by Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring
6M ago
Old age, death, and loss are topics most of us prefer to avoid. They’re uncomfortable, sometimes even painful to discuss, and most people don’t like to think about their own mortality- or that of their pets. Death, however, is an inevitable part of life, and avoiding conversations about it can make it even harder for us to become comfortable with it. Helen St. Pierre, founder of the non-profit Old Dogs Go To Helen, has spent the past several years helping senior and hospice dogs to live the best life they can before passing on. She joins Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring to talk about becomin ..read more
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