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157: What to Look For in a Doggie Daycare with Robin Bennett

Robin Bennett, dog daycare expert and co-owner of The Dog Gurus, joined Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring to talk about what owners should be thinking about and looking for when choosing a doggie daycare. Robin’s Resources: What Makes a Great Off Leash Play Group_…

156: Trading with Your Dog.

When was the last time your dog grabbed something that you didn’t want him to have? Was it easy to get it from him? In this episode, Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith discuss how to get your pup to willingly relinquish his treasure, and…
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155: Why Is My Dog Staring At Me?

Why do dogs stare at us? Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith talk about the various reasons that dogs look at us, and how we can use eye contact to better understand our canine companions, and train them as well. References: “Importantly, the dogs did…
dog pee house training

154: House-training: Help Your Dog Become Really Reliable!

House-training can be a dilemma for owners and dogs alike. Tina Spring and Julie Fudge Smith discuss some of the biggest challenges to house-training and how to teach your dog what’s expected when it comes to bathroom etiquette. Resources: Midwest Puppy Playpen (Drop through crate)…

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Julie F. Smith

Podcast Host

Julie Fudge Smith, CPDT-KA

A lifelong dog lover, Julie has been training dogs professionally since 2003. She got her start at All About Dogs in Woodbridge, VA. In 2006, Julie moved to Ohio and started A Positive Connection.

She has a huge soft spot for shy dogs or those who have had a less-than-ideal start on life. Julie’s shared her life with dogs with special needs and knows that with love, empathy, and good training, they can have good lives.

A philosopher at heart, Julie also has a line of cards and other items based on her drawings from a pet’s point of view and her perspective that the world should be a little more animal-centric. Contact her at julie@apositiveconnection to learn more.

When Julie isn’t training dogs, she loves writing (she’s written a book!), travel, reading, hiking, and spending time with her grandkids. You can check out her training practice and dog blog at www.apositiveconnection.com.

Tina M. Spring

Podcast Host

Tina M. Spring

Tina started training dogs in 1979 as a child. She assisted her parents with classes, puppy rearing, training and even stewarded at many matches and shows. Her love of dogs and love of teaching led her to working with dogs and families. She specializes in fear and aggression as well as in providing safety programs.

In 2005 Tina authored her first book, “90 Days to the Perfect Puppy” which has had rave reviews by other training professionals and customers alike. This book is now being released as part of an online puppy rearing program. Check out her website at www.sithappens.us.

Originally from upstate New York, Tina has lived in Georgia since 1995. She has three dogs of her own – A pug named, Alberto who is mostly deaf, Marco & Jack, the Potcakes (feral island dogs), from Turks & Caicos Islands. She was a human foster parent and is a Mom and a Grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren. She is an avid motorcyclist and motorsports enthusiast. In her spare time she organizes scavenger hunt road rallies for families to get out and enjoy new adventures together.

 

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