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Preview: DogCast Radio - for everyone who loves dogs

DogCast Radio - for everyone who loves dogs

We seek to cover anything and everything dog related. We profile dog breeds, have interviews with dog owners, breeders and others connected with dogs. We have training tips from professional dog trainers, from the basic to the impressive par

Published: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:09:58 -0400

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Episode 175 - How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400

In this show Pamela Dennison draws on years of working with students and personal experience to offer help and hope to those coping with a reactive of aggressive dog. Listen to Pam explain how you can help your dog cope with life, offering practical advice along the way. All delivered with honesty and humour.

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Episode 174 - author Graeme Sims

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400

A stray dog came into Graeme Sims' life at a low point, and transformed it. In this interview the ad-man turned shepherd, turned showman, turned vicar, turned author discussed why not all dogs are equal, and why Italians have taken him to their hearts.

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Episode 173 - Pet loss and end of life

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400

When you've loved a dog, losing them can plunge us into grief, but there is help available. Wendy Van de Poll is a certified end of life and pet loss grief coach, and she has advice to help you cope with the death of your beloved dog.

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Episode 172 - Oodles of Doodles and DoodleFest

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 06:00:00 -0400

Doodles - Poodle mixes- are growing in popularity, but the Poodle mindset is not always a good fit with other breeds, and can have unexpected results. Top behaviourist and trainer Carolyn Menteith talks about her concerns for the Doodle mix. Doodle Trust founder Barb Turnbull echoes those concerns, and knows firsthand why some Doodles end up in rescue. The DogCast Radio attend DoodleFest, where Julie judges the novelty classes.

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Episode 171 - Flatcoat Walkies and How to Foster Dogs

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 06:00:00 -0400

In this episode you can hear from experienced dog expert, Pat Miller, about what fostering a dog is, what support you should expect, and how it helps dogs find their forever homes. Flatcoat Walkies is a group that started out simply to provide opportunities for Flatcoat Retriever owners to meet up, hear how it has grown, and what life is like with the breed affectionately known as a Flattie. Plus you can hear our latest original fiction, Honesty, and hear about the dog who ate her owner's teeth.

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Episode 170 - Coping with allergies and 10 great reasons not to copy Cesar Milan

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0400

In this show, Dr Patrick Mahaney has the advice you need if your dog has allergies, and Sally Gutteridge shares 10 good reasons not to copy Cesar Milan. Plus the DogCast Radio News, and how you can add your voice to the protest against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

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Episode 169 - Dogtology and Service Dogs UK

Sun, 08 May 2016 06:00:00 -0400

In a fun interview with author Jeff Lazarus, find out about dogtology. Are you a dogtologist? Spoiler alert: you probably are! Plus hear from Judith Broug about how she and a good friend founded Service Dogs UK which helps veterans of the armed forces and emergency services cope with PTSD. It's an inspiring story. And in the DogCast Radio News, hear about the dogs who have had lucky escapes of one sort or another, and the scientist who wants to help our dogs - and us - to live longer.

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Episode 168 - Canine assistants and dog friendly Bridgnorth

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0400

In this episode you can hear Canine Assistants' founder Jennifer Arnold talk about how she educates, rather than trains, the assistance dogs she provides. It's an approach that is yielding amazing results. In the UK, Bridgnorth, in Shropshire, is bidding to become the most dog friendly town in Britain. Hear what happened when Julie went to investigate.

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Episode 167 - Carolyn Menteith Understanding Puppies

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 -0500

Life with a puppy is sometimes a surprise, because they don't act the way we want them to. In this interview you can hear experienced behaviourist Carolyn Menteith explain what puppies are like, why they do certain things, and how you can help your puppy become the dog you want. You can also listen to Buddy's Diary, in which Buddy tells the tale of his latest surgery, and there it the DogCast Radio News too.

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Episode 166 - Pam Dennison - You CAN Train Your Dog

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0500

Pam Dennison is a dog trainer who is passionate about making training clear and fun for the dog. In this interview you can hear her talk about her new book - You CAN Train Your Dog. So what are training myths and what is training fact? Pam has the answers. Plus in the DogCast Radio News, hear about dogs working as conservation canines, and the dog IQ test that could offer insights into human dementia. And do you agree that lessons on looking after your dog should be compulsory?

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Episode 165 - There's more to a puppy pile than cute

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 05:00:00 -0500

When puppies cuddle up together it's very cute, but did you know there's more to it than that? In this show Jill Breitner explains what we can learn from the puppy pile, and how we can apply that to help settle puppies entering our homes. In the DogCast Radio News hear how one charity is encouraging adopters to ensure they are rescue ready, and the Twitter feed that will tweet you a picture of you as a dog.

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Episode 164 - Dogopedia and Harry the Labradale

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 04:48:00 -0500

In this show you can hear about Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's new book Dogopedia. The book includes such subjects as whether our dogs feel guilt, if they know when we're coming home, and what makes a breed a pedigree or a made up breed, and more. Chris Farley talks about life with her clever and dexterous dog Harry. They have performed together in the Crufts Factor, The London Pet Show and on BBC TV, but what's life like with such a high achieving dog? Plus hear the story of the little girl who asked Santa to bring her missing dog back.

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Episode 163 - Let your dog sniff and K9 Rescue International

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 04:48:00 -0500

In this show find out the benefits of letting your dog sniff during a walk. Sarah Pennington explains why your dog will be happy if you stimulate hos brains - and the easy ways you can do this. Jayne Jones was so touched by the plight of dogs in Bulgaria that she started a rescue - hear how K9 Rescue International is saving dogs' lives. Plus hear the latest news from the dog world.

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Episode 162 - Keller the double Merle and making training fun

Sat, 31 Oct 2015 05:48:00 -0400

In this show you can hear trainer Lyn Dubois explain how training can be fun, and the benefits of making it fun. Lyn also gives us an insight into the amazing behaviours she has taught her Belgian Shepherd, Tammy. Listen to Amanda Fuller talking about the dangers of double merle matings, and how her dog Keller copes with being a double merle. The consequences of double merle matings affects many breeds and the UK Kennel Club will not register double merle pups. Plus hear about the French Bulldog who had a surprising encounter with two bears.

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Episode 161 - Hands on First and Help! My Dog's Scared of Fireworks

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 05:48:00 -0400

Have you heard of the practice of dog trucking? It's a growing problem in parts of the USA, and Melissa McCue McGrath want to get the message across that you should have #HandsOnFirst. People seem to let fireworks off at more times of the year, so if your dog is afraid of the loud bangs involved, it can be miserable for both of you. Toni Shelbourne and Karen Bush have written a book that will help your dog relax during firework season - but you need to take action now!

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Episode 160 - No Walks? No Worries! and Pets and the Afterlife

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 06:00:00 -0400

This show is a mix of the practical and the spiritual. Hear trainer and behaviourist Sian Ryan talk about her authoritative book No Walks? No Worries!, and find out how to take the stress, worry and boredom out of crate rest. Listen to Rub Gutro discuss the experiences which led him to write Pets and the Afterlife Messages from Beyond.

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Episode 159 - Among the Wolves

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 06:00:00 -0400

In this show you can hear Toni Shelbourne talking about her latest book, Among The Wolves.

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Episode 158 - K9 Project and Get Healthy, Get a Dog

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 06:00:00 -0400

In this show you can hear Chris Kent, the founder of he K9 Project, talking about how the project uses the bond between people and dogs to help people to help dogs to help people. You can also listen to Clinical Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr Elizabeth Frates, discussing her special health report which emphasizes the many health benefits dogs offer us. Plus hear how one photographer tackled Black Dog Syndrome, and catch up with Buddy.

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Episode 157 - Crufts 2015 Special Part Two

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:00:00 -0400

In the second of our Crufts specials you can hear from Dr Mike Starkey who is researching canine cancer - this is an interview every dog owner should listen to. We also have an inspiring interview with Sharon Rose who donated her dogs' bodies to the Animal Health Trust. We talke to Ben Wilkes from the Border Collie Trust, we find out how to keep your dog happy with Rob Fellows, and the Kennel Club's Access Advisor Stephen Jenkinson talks about a subject never far from a dog owners' mind.

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Episode 156 - Crufts 2015 Special Part One

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:00:00 -0400

In the first of our two Crufts 2015 specials you can hear how Jodie Forbes got on in the grooming competition, about the work of Dogs for the Disabled, Medical Detection Dogs and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, about the board game even the family dog can join in (and you can win yourself a copy), how the world can intimidate some dogs and how we can help them with that, how and why we need to protect our dogs from lungworm, and how the Kennel Club wants to help commercial dog walkers become professional dog walkers.

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Episode 155 - Pamela Dennison discusses reactivity and aggression in dogs

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:00:00 -0400

In this episode you can hear an in-depth interview with Pamela Dennison about reactivity and aggression in dogs. This is an issue that Pam has had to help many clients with, and in line with her approach of making training clear and fun to the dog, she has developed a Reward Zone system. Plus a petition against towbar dog carriers, and new research into dogs and oxytocin.

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Episode 154 - Pre Crufts special

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0500

In this show you can hear from some of the people who are busy preparing for Crufts. From the author looking forward to giving a lecture to dog professionals, to the Young Kennel Club member waiting to show off her grooming skills, to the top level obedience competitor, to the leader of the heelwork to music display team, t to the journalist eager to sniff out some of the great dog related stories, and of course the owner of a show dog - find out how all these people are gearing up for the most prestigious dog show in the world.

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Episode 153 - Susan McKeon: the journey of a canine convert

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0500

In this, our first show of 2015, you can hear Susan McKeon talking about how she went from being a feline fanatic to becoming a canine convert. Plus find out what breed of dog is most popular where in the USA and the UK,and catch up with Buddy's news too.

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Episode 152 - What Julie's been doing

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:00:00 -0500

DogCast Radio host Julie explains what she's been up to for the last few months.

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Episode 151 - Training sporting breeds and the blind agility dog

Sat, 01 Feb 2014 05:00:00 -0500

Hear expert trainer Dawn Antonial Mitchell talking about her latest book From Bird-Brained to Brilliant - Training the Sporting Dog to be a Great Companion. Izzy Johnson talks about training her blind dog to participate in agility and Rally-O and how her Romanian rescue dog blossomed given time and space. Plus the DogCast Radio News and more.

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Episode 150 - C.A.R.I.A.D. at Christmas - Band Aid for Dogs

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 05:00:00 -0500

C.A.R.I.A.D stands for Care and Respect Includes All Dogs. It also means beloved in Welsh, and it is the love of dogs which has united the several organisations to unite and fight the scurge of the dog world - puppy farms. The campaign has some impressive and influential supporters, and C.A.R.I.A.D. founder Linda Goodman has organised many events to help highlight the plight of dogs trapped in and bred by puppy farms.

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Episode 149 - Ashleigh and Pudsey at The Pet Show and Has your dog got you trained?

Sat, 24 Aug 2013 06:00:00 -0400

In this show hear Ashleigh Butler of doggy dancing duo Ashleigh and Pudsey talk about their plans for a movie. Listen to Denise Mazzola talk about her views that there are no stupid dogs, and they are great at training their humans. Plus interviews with The Pampered Pets Patisserie, The Good Dog Guide, and the DogCast Radio News and in Buddy's Diary Buddy explains how a dog can keep him humans safe at the beach.

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Episode 148 - If I should die before my dog and First aid kit for dogs

Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:00:00 -0400

In this show Kerry Rhodes talks about the items you should have in your canine first aid kit and Joe and Cathy Connolly talk about their book If I Should Die Before My Dog which every dog owner should have. Plus the DogCast Radio news and more.

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Episode 147 - Terrier training and Treibball

Sat, 01 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0400

In this show you can hear Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell talk about her book Terrier-Centric Dog Training- From Tenacious to Tremendous which offers effective advice to those trying to live in harmony with their terrier or terrier mix - and it may surprise you to know which dogs are terriers. We hear from Sarah Hursthouse about Treibball, the latest dog sport to arrive in the UK - a herding sport where dogs push large balls into a goal. And in the DogCast Radio News you can listen to the dog stories you might otherwise miss out on.

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Episode 146 - Dognition and Reiki

Sat, 11 May 2013 06:00:00 -0400

In this show we investigate the scientific and the alternative as Dr. Brian Hare talks about the citizen science project Dognition, looking into the different types of canine cognition, and Reiki Master Teacher Rob Fellows talks about how Reiki can help you and your dog. Plus the DogCast Radio News, and a UK petition that aims to change the way puppies are sold.

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Episode 145 - Crufts 2013 Special (Part 2)

Sat, 13 Apr 2013 06:00:00 -0400

In the second part of our Crufts coverage Rob Fellows about the work of the charity Nowzad who rescue stray animals in Afghanistan, Garry Botterril want you to raise money for Hounds for Heroes by getting Fit in Kit, Jenny Brown tells how her Beagle Tiga has sniffed out lost dogs, Sharon Rose talks about her lovely and very laidback Great Danes, and Donal Murphy explains how National Pet Month promotes responsible pet ownership. Plus we announce our Doggitude giveaway winner.

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Episode 144 - Crufts 2013 Special

Sat, 06 Apr 2013 06:00:00 -0400

Hear our Crufts 2013 coverage, with interviews from Sarah Fisher and Tony Head, Nick Jones talks about offering advice to Crufts visitors, Sara Bingham discusses her Parti Poodle, Claire Guest launches a Medical Detection Dogs initiative, Tracy Genever reveals how the Blue Cross supports grieving dog owners, and Juie interviews two of the Kennel Club's Heelwork to Music Activity Team.

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Episode 143 - Ted Kerasote - Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer Lived Dogs (Part 2)

Sat, 30 Mar 2013 06:00:00 -0400

In this, the second of two in-depth interviews, Merle's Door author Ted Kerasote talks with humour and honesty about his experiences and research writing Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs, and has simple suggestions to help every dog owner extend their dog's life. After years alone, Ted talks touchingly about his life being once more lit up by dog light; let's help all our dogs shine that light for as long as possible.

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Episode 142 - Ted Kerasote - Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer Lived Dogs

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 05:00:00 -0500

In this, the first of two in-depth interviews, Merle's Door author Ted Kerasote talks with humour and honesty about his experiences and research writing Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs, and has simple suggestions to help every dog owner extend their dog's life. After years along, Ted talks touchingly about his life being once more lit up by dog light; let's help all our dogs shine that light for as long as possible.

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Episode 141 - Doggitude and grumpy dogs

Sat, 16 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0500

Talented artist Carole Pivarnik talks about producing Doggitude, her book of stunning dog portraits. Heelwork to music specialist Jenny Deakin talks about preparing for Crufts and her classes for "grumpy" dogs. Plus the DogCast Radio News, mandatory microchipping in the UK and more.

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Episode 140 - Treibball and The Truth about Wolves and Dogs

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0500

Treibball is the latest dog sport - hear all about it from Sandi Pensinger. Toni Shelbourne talks about her book The Truth about Wolves and Dogs which questions alpha theories. Plus hear in the DogCast Radio News how you can vote to keep the dog token in Monoploy and join in the latest online fad of Find Momo.

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Episode 139 - 12 Dogs of Christmas and Canine First Aid

Sat, 15 Dec 2012 05:00:00 -0500

Hear from Ken Kragen about the book and movie of The 12 Dogs of Christmas. Kerry Rhodes has canine first aid advice that could save your dog's life, plus the DogCast Radio News and a brand new Christmas fiction feature in which a puppy farmer is visited by three ghosts- but will it soften his heart?

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Episode 138 - The 12 Dogs of Christmas and Roann's Dog Therapy Team

Sat, 24 Nov 2012 05:00:00 -0500

Hear from Ken Kragen how the book and movie of The 12 Dogs of Christmas started as a doodle on a place mat. A team approach to dog training is paying off for Roann's Dog Therapy Team. Plus the DogCast Radio News brings you stories PETA, a hawk attack on a dog and more, and what are you most thankful for about your dog?

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Episode 137 - On Toby's Terms, The Spirit of The Dog and Lizzie Owen

Sat, 27 Oct 2012 06:00:00 -0400

Tamsin Pickeral and Astrid Harrisson talk about their stunning new book The Spirit of the Dog, which traces the development of dog breeds. Charmaine Hammond shares the life lessons her troubled dog Toby taught her, and how her book On Toby's Terms has touched hearts worldwide. Lizzie Owen reveals how her assistance dog Frodo helps her and the ways you can help support the charity.

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Episode 136 - teach a hug and take great photos of your dog

Sat, 29 Sep 2012 06:00:00 -0400

Pamela Johnson tells you how to teach you dog a hug behaviour - and the practical applications this has. Professional photographer Sarah Loveland has advice to help you take great photos of your dog. Plus the DogCast Radio News, Buddy's Diary and much more.

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Episode 135 - Best dog toys and Hayley the fundraising Basset Hound

Sat, 25 Aug 2012 06:00:00 -0400

There are so many dog toys on offer that sometimes it can be difficult to know what to choose for your dog. But when you've made your choice and bought it, do you know how to get the most out of a toy with your dog? Plus hear about Hayley the fundraising Basset Hound.

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Episode 134 - Scruffts and Women and Dog Training

Sat, 14 Jul 2012 06:00:00 -0400

Roger Alan Bernard talks about the reasons women encounter dog training problems, we celebrate the crossbreed with a trip to a Scruffts heat, and remember dogs who have been loved and lost recently. Plus the DogCast Radio News with the stories other news sources might just have overlooked.

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Episode 133 - C.A.R.I.A.D. and Piper the painting Bulldog

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 06:00:00 -0400

The Guardian campaign wants dog owners to be called guardians as it described their role better. C.A.R.I.A.D. is a coalition fighting puppy farming in Wales and their unscrupulous practices. When artist Jessica Stone adopted a Bulldog with special needs who could have foreseen that the dog would also have an arty side? Plus the DogCast Radio News and more.

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Episode 132 - Golden Retriever profile and Barknight

Sat, 12 May 2012 06:00:00 -0400

Profile of the ever popular Golden Retiever, Bark Night, a celebration of our dogs, plus the DogCast Radio news, Dogs for the Disabled's Big Dog's Breakfast and more.

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Episode 131 - The Gift of Growl and Difficult Dog Training

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 06:00:00 -0400

Most of us have heard our dogs growl - but do you realise how precious a gift your dog's growl can be? A growl is a warning that a dog is unhappy, and should alert the owner that action is necessary. However, the form that action takes is crucial to your dog's happiness - the important thing is never to scold a growl; so just how should we respond to a growl? Pat Miller has the answers. She explains why dogs growl and how we should react. While most dogs and owners take to dog training with very few problems, and enjoy classes and the company of other dogs, what happens to those who have a demanding or aggressive or noisy dog? It can be difficult for them to find help, and almost impossible for them to find a situation to let their dog work out how they should be behaving. Steven Havers is an expert on difficult demanding dogs, and many of the dogs who attend his classes have been rejected by other trainers.

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Episode 130 - Crufts 2012 Part 2

Sat, 31 Mar 2012 06:00:00 -0400

The second part of our Crufts coverage including interviews with Susan McKeon whose Greyhound lead her into a whole new career, Sealyham Terrier breeder Harry Parsons, The Blue Cross's Education Development Manager Tracy Genever talks about the charity's rebrand, plus interviews from those competing and judging in the Heelwork to Music finals, and youngsters getting involved in the Young Kennel Club.

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Episode 129 - Crufts 2012 Part 1

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 06:00:00 -0400

Crufts 2012 - Carolyn Menteith, Paul Keevil, Nina Ottosson, Dr. Roger Mugford, Dr. Claire Guest, Lesley Nicol (Mrs Patmore from Downton Abbey) and more, plus Bruce Fogle talks about his photo competition Scratched and Chewed.

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Episode 128 - Debbie Connolly discusses Crufts 2012 vet checks

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 06:00:00 -0400

At Crufts 2012 the Best of Breed dog in fifteen high profile breeds had to face a vet check - and in six of those breeds the dogs failed the check and were disqualified. This move has attracted a lot of comment, and in this indepth interview dog expert Debbie Connolly gives her insights into and opinions on the issue.

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Episode 127 - Nature vs nurture, and How dogs combat stress

Sat, 11 Feb 2012 05:00:00 -0500

Author and life coach Bonnie Church highlights how dogs help us cope with stress. Expert trainers Debbie Connolly and Nick Jones debate nature vs nurture in response to a listener's question about her Shiba Inu. In the DogCast Radio News hear how the Cairn Terrier may become the twelfth official state dog - but can you name the other eleven?

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Episode 126 - The Russian Dog Wizard in America and dogs in Australia

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 05:00:00 -0500

Nowadays it can sometimes seem we are awash with dog whisperers, but there's only one dog wizard! Listen to this interview with Vladamir Roytapel, the Russian Dog Wizard who has a long history of training dogs, having trained dogs for the Russian government, the Red Army and the KGB. Listener Sarah Ginis has lived in Australia for over twenty years. She lives in South Australia, is passionate about dog rescue, and has become aware of a dog related problem in her area that has not been getting any attention.

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Episode 125 - Joe Inglis's diet advice and Renee Premaza on saving Jack

Sun, 11 Dec 2011 04:50:00 -0500

TV vet Joe Inglis has excellent advice on giving our dogs the best diet possible. Renee Premaza shares her moving story of saving troubled Collie Jack. Plus the DogCast Radio News includes the sexiest man alive's love of dogs, and a festive story Barnaby's Christmas.

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Episode 124 - Sadie and the rattlesnake part 2 and Sealyhams

Sun, 20 Nov 2011 04:50:00 -0500

Hear the concluding part of the interview about Sadie, the dog who survived two rattlesnake bites. Harry Parsons talks about his beloved - and rare - Sealyham Terriers. Plus a review of two Cecil Aldin books and the dog related stories you might otherwise miss in the DogCast Radio News.

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Episode 123 - Sadie and the rattlesnake and dogs on beds

Sat, 08 Oct 2011 06:00:00 -0400

When Sadie had an unfortunate encounter with a rattlesnake the race was on th save her life - but that was just the beginning. Where should dogs sleep? - Debbie Connolly and Nick Jones discuss the issue. Plus the DogCast Radio News and a review of Gentle Dog Training by Michael Hasbrouck.

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Episode 122 - Run a fun dog show and Chance's Happy Ending

Tue, 13 Sep 2011 05:50:00 -0400

Judy Rentrop tells the remarkable story of rescue dog Chance who ended up in a life-saving role. TV vet Joe Inglis talks about his new website Run A Fun Dog Show. Mad About The Dog by Belinda Harley is reviewed and host Julie talks about the latest addition to the DogCast Radio pack - Border Collie Rusty.

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Episode 121 - Puppy socialisation and listener advice from Judy Rentrop

Sat, 13 Aug 2011 06:00:00 -0400

Cat Hughes provides some excellent tips on socialising your puppy as smoothly as possible. Judy Rentrop gives advice in response to a listener's problem. Nick has news of a dog with and unusual problem, Julie has some great reviews - plus are you an owner or a guardian, and does it really matter?

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Episode 120 - The Power of Wagging Tails and the Great British Greyhound Walk

Sat, 09 Jul 2011 06:00:00 -0400

Dawn Marcus talks about her book The Power of Wagging Tails which highlights how incredibly good for us dogs are by focussing on therapy dog experiences. The Great British Greyhound Walk saw Greyhound owners all over the UK getting their dogs out to meet the public and show what good pets Greyhounds make. Host Julie reviews the Dyson DC25 animal vacuum and the groom tool which actually vacuums your pet direct, and the new book from Dogs Trust Rescue Me – How to successfully rehome a rescue dog. Plus in the DogCast Radio News hear why Germaine Greer wants to kill British dogs.

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Episode 119 - The Power of Wagging Tails and the Sheepdog Experience

Sat, 11 Jun 2011 06:00:00 -0400

Dawn Marcus talks about her heart-warming new book The Power of Wagging Tails, which highlights how beneficial dogs are for us in so many ways. Host Julie and Jenny have been on the Sheepdog Experience at the Mainline Border Collie Centre, hear Barbara and Vicki Sykes talking about the dogs they love. In the DogCast Radio News hear how dog owners have been falling fowl of the law, and hear why Julie's looking forward to doing some housework.

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Episode 118 - Surfing dog Ricochet and rescue greyhounds

Sat, 21 May 2011 06:00:00 -0400

Surf dog Ricochet is inspiring people to be the best they can, but her life was meant to take a different direction. There are many myths and misunderstandings about Greyhounds - we talk to an ex-racing Greyhound adopter to find out the truth. Plus find out what the DogCast Radio team have been up to, and hear the latest DogCast Radio News.

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Episode 117 - Osteoarthirtis research and Nikki Moustaki

Sat, 16 Apr 2011 06:00:00 -0400

The University of Liverpool's Small Animal Teaching Hospital is researching osteoarthritis treatment in dogs - we speak to a researcher and a participant. Nikki Moustaki talks about her Pet Postcard Project and Nitro's Law. Plus the DogCast Radio News, and how to treat a dog like a dog.

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Episode 116 - Crufts 2011

Sun, 27 Mar 2011 06:00:00 -0400

Interviews from Crufts 2011 - Marc Abraham, Debbie Connolly, Carolyn Menteith, assistance dog owners Wendy Morrell and Sheila Sadler, plus Oldies Club and Nowzad Dogs.

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Episode 115 - Older dogs, Crufts and Westminster

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 06:00:00 -0400

Older dogs can find themselves stuck in rescue shelters simply because of their age, but Karen Litzinger knows the joys of adopting an older dog first hand, and in this interview she draws on her experiences with her dog Tika whom she adopted at the age of eleven. From Crufts 2011 there are interviews about Cardigan Corgis and a unique assistance dog, plus Nikki Moustaki and host Julie discuss the two most prestigious shows in the dog world, Crufts and Westminster.

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Episode 114 - Search and Rescure and Pit Bull NationPit Bull

Sat, 12 Feb 2011 05:00:00 -0500

Find out goes on when search and resuce dogs are called out to locate a missing person. Hear how Pit Bull advocate Cindy Marabito started her own rescue for the dogs she loves. Plus some surprising revelations about the beginnings of the human-dog relationship in the DogCast Radio News, and fiction feature Place in the Pack.

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Episode 113 - New Year's Resolutions and Pit Bull Nation

Sat, 08 Jan 2011 05:00:00 -0500

Discover what three New Year's resolutions you can make to improve your dog's life in 2011 with trainer Nick Jones' thought provoking suggestions. Hear from Cindy Marabito about her uplifting and shocking experiences rescuing Pit Bulls. Plus host Julie brings you some happy dog related news stories.

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Episode 112 - Why dogs bark and what your dog really wants for Christmas

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 05:00:00 -0500

Joyce Geier is a Border Collie expert who knows that what dogs most want from their owners is quality time; she has advice for keeping your dog happy and occupied. David Ryan is a Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Chair of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, and he has some fascinating observations about why dogs bark. Plus Buddy delivers his Christmas address and there's the DogCast Radio News.

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Episode 111 - Orphans of Katrina

Sat, 13 Nov 2010 05:00:00 -0500

Karen O'Toole lived through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and she discusses her book about her experiences - Orphans of Katrina: What Really Happened on the Gulf. Dr Muriel Brasseur gives advice to a listener about why her dogs are mouthing and how to stop it. Plus hear the DogCast Radio News, Buddy's Diary, a plea for help for the Save Lennox campaign, and a review of Pukka: The Pup After Merle.

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Episode 110 - Newfoundlands and recovering from pet loss

Sat, 09 Oct 2010 06:00:00 -0400

Newfoundlands are a breed of dog who sometimes find themselves in need of a new home simply because they've grown too large. We talk to the owners of some rescue Newfies about their beautiful dogs' stories as we help commemorate forty years of the Newfoundland Club welfare. Karen Litzinger has experienced dog loss and is a qualified counsellor. She has produced a CD Heal Your Heart to help comfort those grieving for a pet. In the DogCast Radio News there are stories of exceptional Guide Dogs and police dogs who Tweet. Plus what's your advice for a Beagle owner with a problem?

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Episode 109 - Coprophagia and cruciate ligament surgery

Sat, 11 Sep 2010 06:00:00 -0400

Coprophagia - or eating poo - is one of the more disgusting habits a dog can have. A listener is trying to tackle this problem with her two dogs, and veterinarian and author Nancy Kay has expert avdvice. Cruciate ligament rupture is one of the most common problems of the hind leg in dogs - but there is every chance a dog can live a full, happy, "normal" life after treatment. Surgeon John Davies who performed TPLO on Star has all the information you need. Plus the DogCast Radio News and how great our dogs are at developing strategies to get what they want.

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Episode 108 - Sue London and Schutzhund

Sat, 14 Aug 2010 06:00:00 -0400

Sue London, the Canadian Dog Whisperer, had major health problems that nearly resulted in her death, but the love of her Shih Tzu Rocky pulled her through, and now she wants to offer that healing to others. Schutzhund is a fascinating and demanding dog sport which host Julie was lucky enough to participate in - how did she enjoy getting up close and personal with a German Shepherd? In the DogCast Radio News hear about the growing problem of dog obesity - and is there a connection to the increasing variety of dog food on offer? Plus did you know next month is National Dog Adoption Month? All this and more!

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Episode 107 - Karen Wild and Chiengora

Sat, 10 Jul 2010 06:00:00 -0400

Chiengora is knitting or weaving with dog hair - Fran Pike is an expert from gathering the fur to what items to make with it. Karen Wild is a dog trainer who enjoys working with people just as much as working with dogs, and has been involved in an innovative project at a school for children with special needs. In the DogCast Radio News hear about the dog whose house blew away, the dog who outgrew his house, and the dog whose mail chewing habits nearly brought him to a sticky end. Plus have we made dogs stupid simply by domesticating them? Sit, stay and listen!

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Episode 106 - The working life of a herding dog and Canix

Sat, 12 Jun 2010 06:00:00 -0400

Hear from Border Collie expert Joyce Geier what a working herding dog's life entails - and about the Hallmark Channel's movie, You Lucky Dog, where a rescue Collie is taken on to help herd sheep, and heal a family. Canix - cross country running with your dog - is a great way to get yourself and your dog fit and trim, Richard Cook has all the answers you need. In the DogCast Radio News hear about the rescue dog being helped out by a famous little blue pill and how hard life can be for David Beckham's dog. Download us to your MP3 and let us entertain you as you go out and about with your dog.

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Episode 105 - Bel Mooney and Dachshund profile

Sat, 10 Apr 2010 06:00:00 -0400

Writer and broadcaster was happily married to Jonathon Dimbleby, then her life fell apart when he left her, and it was left to her tiny rescue Maltese Bonnie to help her rebuild her life. She talks about her experiences and her book Small dogs can save your life. Dachshunds can look sweet but it can be a huge mistake to judge the nature of the dog by its appearance, hear the truth from Molly Morlino of Hill Country Dachshunds. In the DogCast Radio News hear the contrasting stories of the dog who slept through a burglary and the dog who truly went the extra mile to save his family from a fire. In Buddy's Diary, Buddy tells of the devastating consequences of Star being over-enthusiastic on a walk. Cuddle up with your favourite canine companion and enjoy DogCast Radio.

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Episode 104 - Dog Tricks for Dummies and Flyball

Sat, 10 Apr 2010 06:00:00 -0400

Sarah Hodgson is the author of Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies. As well as being a prolific author, Sarah is a columnist, media personality and inventor, she talks about how simple, natural canine behaviours can be taught on command and developed. Flyball is a fast and furious dog sport, involving teams of four dogs racing over four jumps to collect tennis balls. The DogCast Radio team went along to a training session with the Carry Ons flyball team and found out exactly what flyball entails, what sort of dogs it suits, and how it can give some dogs the outlet they need. In the DogCast Radio News hear how dogs can convey different meanings in their growls, how a lurcher involved in a car accident had her body rebuilt, and how Kelly Osbourne sustained an injury breaking up a dog fight. Plus how did Buddy get on when he auditioned for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Wizard of Oz?

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Episode 101 - Stan Rawlinson, The Original Doglistener and Darlene Arden The Pet Expert

Sat, 09 Jan 2010 05:00:00 -0500

  • Pet expert Darlene Arden - interview
  • The original Doglistener - interview
  • The oldest dog in the world - interview

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Episode 100 - Leashes and lovers and Labradoodle Trust

Sat, 26 Dec 2009 05:00:00 -0500

  • leashes and lovers - interview
  • Labradoodle rescue
  • A Tale of Two Christmases - fiction
  • News

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Episode 99 - Am I Boring My Dog? And Cushing's Disease

Sat, 12 Dec 2009 05:00:00 -0500

  • Am I boring my dog? - interview
  • Cushing's Disease - interviews
  • News

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Episode 98 - Black Dog Syndrome and dog friendly bed and breakfast

Sat, 28 Nov 2009 15:00:00 -0500

  • Black dog syndrome - interview
  • Dog friendly accomodation - interview
  • News
  • Buddies Diary

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Episode 95 - Small Dog, Big Life and Basset Hound scent trails

Sat, 10 Oct 2009 06:00:00 -0400

  • Small Dog, Big Life - interview
  • Basset Hounds scent trials
  • News

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Episode 93 - The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood and pet sitting

Sat, 08 Aug 2009 06:00:00 -0400

  • The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood - interview
  • Nina's Nannies For Pets - interview
  • News

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Epiosde 92 - Cardio Myopathy in dogs and Ruby Scrumptious toy dog walking group

Sat, 08 Aug 2009 06:00:00 -0400

  • Cardio Myopathy in dogs - interview
  • Toy dog walking group - interview
  • News
  • Fiction

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Episode 91 - Ziggy the painting dog and Wolf walk

Sat, 25 Jul 2009 06:00:00 -0400

    Ziggy the painting dog - interview Wolf walk - interviews Buddy's Diary

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Episode 90 - Speaking For Spot and the Swedish Kennel Club

Sat, 11 Jul 2009 06:00:00 -0400

  • Speaking For Spot - Interview
  • wedish Kennel Club - Interview
  • Buddy's Diary
  • News

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Episode 89 - Be the Ideal Puppy Purchaser and the Dog in Art

Sat, 13 Jun 2009 06:00:00 -0400

  • Be the Ideal Puppy Purchaser - interview
  • Dog in Art - interview
  • Dog news

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Episode 88 - Kate and Gin .. and Ice

Sat, 23 May 2009 06:00:00 -0400

  • Kate, Gin and Ice - Interview
  • News
  • What I wish I'd known
  • Fiction

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Episode 87 - Fit as Fido and A Day at Dogs Trust

Sat, 09 May 2009 06:00:00 -0400

  • Fit as Fido - Interview
  • Dogst Trust visit - Interviews

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DogCast Radio Episode 86 - CAPS, Crufts and more

Sat, 25 Apr 2009 06:00:00 -0400

  • CAPS - Interview
  • Mic Martin - Interview
  • The Native Dog Breeds Trust - Interview
  • Jim Hawkins - Interview
  • News

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Episode 85 - Just This Side Of Heaven and Crufts 2009

Sat, 11 Apr 2009 06:00:00 -0400

  • Just This Side Of Heaven - Interview
  • Crufts 2009 - Interviews

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Episode 84 - Give a dog a home and raising puppies (part two)

Sat, 14 Mar 2009 06:00:00 -0400

  • Give a Dog a Home - interview
  • Raising great puppies - interview
  • The Journey - fiction

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Episode 83 - Raising puppies and Justice for Dogs

Sat, 14 Feb 2009 05:00:00 -0500

  • Raising great puppies - interview
  • Justice for Dogs - interview
  • News

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Episode 81 - Free Shaping and Tellington Touch

Sat, 24 Jan 2009 05:00:00 -0500

  • Pam Dennison on Free Shaping
  • Toni Shelbourne on TellingtonTouch
  • News

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Episode 80 - Listener's problem and Swapping Bones For Brocolli

Sat, 10 Jan 2009 05:00:00 -0500

  • Problems in a multi dog house
  • Swapping bones for broccoli?
  • News
  • Fiction

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Episode 78 - Choosing a puppy and more on spending less at the veterinarian

Sat, 13 Dec 2008 04:00:00 -0500

  • Spending less at the veterinarian
  • Choosing a good dog breeder
  • News
  • Buddy's Diary

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Episode 76 - The National Dog Show, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs and Puppy Farm Protests

Sat, 08 Nov 2008 05:00:00 -0500

The National Dog Show sponsored by Purina will be televised on Thanksgiving Afternoon, and is fast becoming a holiday tradition. Co-host David Frei tells us what viewers can expect to see. Lady Margaret Flack, together with the Kennel Club and Our Dogs, is mounting a campaign to try to put an end to puppy farming, dog smuggling, dog dealing and dogs being sold in pet shops. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is now recognised by the UK Kennel Club. Host Julie talks to Kimberley MacDonald, the woman who brought the Swissies to Britain, worked to have them recognised by the Kennel Club, and is now setting up a breed club.

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