DogCast Radio
Home Episodes Articles Blog Breed profiles Book reviews Photos Contact

Another dog walk, another poop sign

I saw this one the other day. Once you start noticing them, you see them everywhere! It can liven up dog walking, playing I-spy poo signs, try it.

Anyway, not sure if this one is saying you have to bring a mammoth with you to spear the poo with his tusks. Or maybe that you have to clear up after big dogs? Or maybe just big poos? Suggestions on a postcard – or should that be e-card?

Needless to say we scooped anything our dogs produced. It was an interesting walk as we met so many other dogs. Star encountered a dog that actually made her show submissive behaviour, a very rare occurrence. Star isn’t at all dominant; she’s just very playful, and bounces around at top speed giving more play bows than you can count.

On this occasion a seven month old French Bulldog cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier cam barrelling over, and within seconds Star was on her side showing her tummy. It takes more than a boisterous pup to get the full on the back submission from our Star. They ended up having a good play. In fact all the dogs we met that day were friendly.

There was a gorgeous thirteen year old Golden Retriever who was apparently deaf, and consequently kept wandering off her own way, which seemed to suit her fine. There was also a black Kerry Blue Terrier, whose colouring threw me off, and I was thinking he was a Schnauzer.

Well, New Year approaches fast, and I have preparations to prepare and resolutions to resolve, so until next year,

Take care,

Julie x


258 - Andrew Cotter Olive and Mabel and celebrating Mutts

Sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter made charming videos of his two Labrador dogs Olive and Mabel, which kept us smiling in lockdown and beyond. He talks to Julie about Dog Days, the book he has written about the ups and downs of life with his dogs, and their rise to social media stardom. Photographer Olivia Pritchard loves mutts - mystery mixed breeds as she puts it - and has created a stunning fine art coffee table book in celebration of them. She talks about her experiences meeting the dogs that feature in the book, and about her own rescue dog.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.