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Walking and working

Through the wonders of Twitter, I came across a site called 2 dogs 2000 miles. Luke lost his dog Malcolm to canine cancer. Now Luke and his remaining dogs Hudson and Murphy are in the middle of walking from Austin to Boston, hoping to raise awareness of canine cancer and funds to help fight it. Luke has a clear vision of what he aims to do, and a firm belief he can do it. At the site you can view a map of their journey and progress, read Luke's blog and find out how to support him. And if you're on Twitter, follow him at 2 dogs 2000 miles.

It always intrigues me what people do with their dogs when they're at work. I'm lucky in that I can work from home, and on the days I need to venture out, my husband can usually work from home. But what if you have to work and it's too far to pop home at lunchtime? One option is to take your dog to work with you, but that can be fraught with difficulty too. If you currently or hope in the future to take your dog to work, have a look at this article about Petiquette at work.

If you can't usually have canine company at work, maybe you could arrange it for Take Your Dog to Work Day, in the USA this in on June 26th 2009, and in the UK it's on 16th September 2009. There's plenty of time to plan - and "bone up" on petiquette, so get your teeth into it now.

Take care,

Julie x


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Just like us, our dogs need to be protected in the event of a collision of evasive manoevre in the car - but did you know that to be truly effective and safe car harnesses should be fully crash tested? We talk to the team inspired by experience to help keep dogs safe as they travel. Author Sue Kittow has experienced how dogs support us through tough times, and has turned her real life canines into characters in her touching novels.

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.