Your Family Dog Podcast
Your Family Dog Podcast
Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring
Helping families love living with dogs. Simple solutions to common canine problems from professional dog trainers Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith.
YFD 135: Adding A Dog To Your Family? Here's What You Need To Know!
Are you considering adding a dog to your family? Whether this is your first dog, your fifteenth, a solo pet, or another canine companion, there are things you will want to consider when making this decision. Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith talk in detail about how you can improve your chances of making this a successful addition to your family. For show notes and more information please see: Your Family Dog
Nov 30
58 min
YFD 134: Getting Your First Dog...The Right Way!
Annelise Halliday Norman had a Corgi shaped hole in her heart for many years before she was able to fill it. She joins Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss the research, preparation, as well as the surprises that came with adopting a puppy as a single woman and graduate student. For more information and show notes please go to Your Family Dog
Nov 16
41 min
YFD 133: Every Dog's Guide to Home Contractors
Thomas King of the Cleary Company, in Columbus Ohio, and Nathan Coker of Stanfield Air Systems, in Athens Georgia, join Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith for a discussion of how dogs, their owners, and contractors can work together. Whether the job lasts an hour or a month, learn what you can do to make sure that the job gets done and everyone is happy!   For more information and show notes please go to: Your Family Dog
Nov 2
41 min
YFD 132: Crate Training, Part 2: Enrichment
Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring continue the discussion from episode 131 on crate training by talking about enrichment and how to help your dog learn to love her crate, ex-pen, or other cozy enclosure! For more information and show notes please go to: Your Family Dog
Oct 19
37 min
YFD 131: Crate Training
Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith talk about the value of having your dog not only accept, but love her crate and how you can get your dog to think this is the best idea she ever had!   For more information please see: Your Family Dog
Oct 5
29 min
YFD 130: Alien Invasion or Old Age? Why Your Dog's Reactivity May Be Increasing.
Does your dog see aliens in every corner of the yard and let you know the invasion is imminent? Perhaps he's come more sensitive to noises such as thunder, or is scared by shadows? If you're lucky, your dog may be able to sense space invaders before they land! But, more likely, she's getting older and her senses are dimming, and movement, noises, and shadows are now scary for her. In this episode, Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring talk about some of the changes you can look for as your dog ages and what you can do to help.   For more information and show notes please see: Your Family Dog   For more information and show notes please go to: Your Family Dog
Sep 21
36 min
YFD 129: Listener Questions: Diet, Weight, and So Much More!
Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith address some of the most common questions they get from listeners and clients about canine diet, weight, age, and of course, so much more!   For more information and show notes please go to: Your Family Dog
Sep 7
40 min
YFD 128: The Big "C" with Veterinary Oncologist, Dr. Erin Malone
"I'm sorry, but your dog has cancer," can be heartbreaking and terrifying for owners to hear. Dr. Erin Malone, veterinary oncologist at MedVet Columbus joins Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring to talk about cancer, treatment, quality of life, and what it means for the many pet owners who will face this diagnosis in their beloved pet.   For more information and show notes, please go to: Your Family Dog
Aug 24
34 min
YFD 127: Exploring Creativity in Kids and Dogs with Dr. Sara Wyckoff
What role does creativity play in helping dogs or children learn to navigate their worlds? Does structure aid in the creative process and how does that apply to raising kids or training dogs? These are some of the questions we explore with Dr. Sara Wyckoff, Assistant Professor at The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.   For show notes and more information please see: Your Family Dog
Aug 11
43 min
YFD 126: Spay or Neuter, Part 2: Hormones and Beyond!
In part 2 of our series with Barbara Dobbins on spaying or neutering your dog, we have a far ranging discussion that includes: the role of hormones in the life of a dog, the effects on behavior when you alter your dog, and whether or not a connection exists between spaying and neutering and cancer.   For show notes and more information please see: Your Family Dog
Jul 27
38 min
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