Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:14:52 -0500Copyright: (c) 2016 DogCast Radio
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 05:00:00 -0500Hear from expert trainer Louise Viljoen how her dogs are playing a vital role in conserving wildlife around the world. The dogs' incredible sense of smell enables us to monitor wildlife with as little disturbance to them as possible - and the dogs Louise trains and works with are rescue dogs. A great, positive story in many ways.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400A 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.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400When 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.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 06:00:00 -0400Doodles - 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.
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sun, 08 May 2016 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 02 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 -0500Life 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.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0500Pam 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?
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 05:00:00 -0500When 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.
Sun, 13 Dec 2015 04:48:00 -0500In 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.
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 04:48:00 -0500In 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.
Sat, 31 Oct 2015 05:48:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 05:48:00 -0400Have 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!
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 06:00:00 -0400This 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.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 06:00:00 -0400In this show you can hear Toni Shelbourne talking about her latest book, Among The Wolves.
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0500In 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.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0500In 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.
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:00:00 -0500DogCast Radio host Julie explains what she's been up to for the last few months.
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 05:00:00 -0500Hear 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.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 05:00:00 -0500C.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.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 11 May 2013 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 06 Apr 2013 06:00:00 -0400Hear 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.
Sat, 30 Mar 2013 06:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 05:00:00 -0500In 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.
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0500Talented 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.
Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0500Treibball 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.
Sat, 15 Dec 2012 05:00:00 -0500Hear 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?
Sat, 24 Nov 2012 05:00:00 -0500Hear 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?
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 06:00:00 -0400Tamsin 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.
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 06:00:00 -0400Pamela 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.
Sat, 25 Aug 2012 06:00:00 -0400There 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.
Sat, 14 Jul 2012 06:00:00 -0400Roger 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.
Sat, 09 Jun 2012 06:00:00 -0400The 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.
Sat, 12 May 2012 06:00:00 -0400Profile 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.
Sat, 21 Apr 2012 06:00:00 -0400Most 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.
Sat, 31 Mar 2012 06:00:00 -0400The 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.
Sat, 24 Mar 2012 06:00:00 -0400Crufts 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.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 06:00:00 -0400At 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.
Sat, 11 Feb 2012 05:00:00 -0500Author 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?
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 05:00:00 -0500Nowadays 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.
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 04:50:00 -0500TV 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.
Sun, 20 Nov 2011 04:50:00 -0500Hear 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.
Sat, 08 Oct 2011 06:00:00 -0400When 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.
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 05:50:00 -0400Judy 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.
Sat, 13 Aug 2011 06:00:00 -0400Cat 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?
Sat, 09 Jul 2011 06:00:00 -0400Dawn 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.
Sat, 11 Jun 2011 06:00:00 -0400Dawn 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.
Sat, 21 May 2011 06:00:00 -0400Surf 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.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 06:00:00 -0400The 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.
Sun, 27 Mar 2011 06:00:00 -0400Interviews from Crufts 2011 - Marc Abraham, Debbie Connolly, Carolyn Menteith, assistance dog owners Wendy Morrell and Sheila Sadler, plus Oldies Club and Nowzad Dogs.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 06:00:00 -0400Older 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.
Sat, 12 Feb 2011 05:00:00 -0500Find 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.
Sat, 08 Jan 2011 05:00:00 -0500Discover 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.
Sat, 11 Dec 2010 05:00:00 -0500Joyce 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.
Sat, 13 Nov 2010 05:00:00 -0500Karen 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.
Sat, 09 Oct 2010 06:00:00 -0400Newfoundlands 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?
Sat, 11 Sep 2010 06:00:00 -0400Coprophagia - 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.
Sat, 14 Aug 2010 06:00:00 -0400Sue 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!
Sat, 10 Jul 2010 06:00:00 -0400Chiengora 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!
Sat, 12 Jun 2010 06:00:00 -0400Hear 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.
Sat, 10 Apr 2010 06:00:00 -0400Writer 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.
Sat, 10 Apr 2010 06:00:00 -0400Sarah 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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