59: The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare (Part 2)

December 26, 2017

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith continue the discussion of the Five Freedoms of “internationally accepted standards of care that assert a living being’s right to humane treatment.” In this episode they concentrate on freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress, and how providing this standard of care is good for you as well as for your pet.


Would your dog like to go to the dog park?

Funnel of Activity

Colleen’s new podcast: UNLEASHED (at work & home) Interviews with dog-loving experts discussing human behavior and how we can fully become the amazing people our dogs believe we are. (Nota bene: Listen to this, it’s great! ~ Julie)

Invisible Fences & Electronic Collars


Stress signals on Living with Kids and Dogs


Julie’s Blogs:

Stress Signals, etc.

Beware of Cement Pigs (forced novelty)

Electronic Fences: What the Manufacturers Don’t Tell You