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Episode 194 - Crufts 2018


Released Sat April 28, 2018
Length: 0:48:09
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Debbie Connolly

Debbie Connolly is a trainer and behaviourist who has shared her advice on many television and radio shows, and at this year's Crufts she had an important message. Debbie has a long history of working with the police over both their own working police dogs, and the pet dogs they deal with. Several cases of potentially dangerous dog that the police have encountered with, with unhappy outcomes, have hit the headlines, and Debbie doesn't want this to happen again.

Debbie is working on a scheme whereby the police would have a nationwide network of reliable behaviourists on whom they could call to safely and effectively assess dogs they come across. You can find out more at the SafePets website.

photo in episode 180

John Howie CEO of Lintbells

More dog owners are seeking out natural foods and products for their dogs. Lintbells offer a wide variety of natural supplements which can make life easier and more pleasant for you dog - and you.

In this interview, CEO John Howie talks to Julie about the company ethos, and how their well known product for dogs with mobility issues - YuMove - is produced, and how it is still being refined and developed. To find out more visit the Lintbells website.

Sharon Rose and her Great Danes

Sharon Rose loves her dogs, and she lives to share that love with others. Not content with raising thousands for charity, Sharon is still seeking out ways to help others. Now her dogs are donating blood - and a donation from one of her giant dogs can help save the lives of several others.

Throughout this interview you can hear Sharon's dogs attracting attention from those around them and lapping up the adoration of their public. A great owner, great dogs; that's what it's all about.

Meet the Finnish Laphund

Have you heard of the Finnish Laphund? Have you seen one? Do you know what they're like to live with? Venturing deep into the benching area of the show, Julie finds all this and more out from Jane Treasure.

To find out more about the Finnish Laphund, visit the Finnish Laphund club website, or the Southern Finnish Lapphund Society website. Jane's dogs are Canine Concern dogs.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Julie and Jenny braved the sensory deprivation tunnel on the Guide Dogs for the Blind stand. Hear what they had to wear, what they had to endure - and what it taught them.

To find out more, go to the Guide Dogs UK website.

DogCast Radio News

In the news, Julie and Jenny bring you the latest research from the Uk and the USA, as well as the poorly St Bernard who was packing a surprise, the Australian toddler whose elderly dog helped keep her safe when she went missing, the farm dog who found fox cubs, and how Dachshunds have been breaking records and achieving world firsts. Oh and something about chromosomes too!

The Mayhew Open Day 2018

The Mayhew Animal Home in London will be having its annual Open Day, sponsored by Lily’s Kitchen and ProtectaPet, on Sunday the 13th of May, 2018. From 11am to 4pm.

You can join the street party and enjoy a unique look behind the scenes, with the opportunity to visit the Cattery and meet the occupants waiting for homes, tour the Veterinary Clinic and relax with their TheraPaws dogs. Outside you can enjoy a veggie BBQ, cocktails, live music and garden games. There will also be plenty of stalls to browse with treats for both your two legged and four legged family members.

Tickets will be available on the door priced at £3 for adults and £2 for children and concessions. For more information, visit the Mayhew website.


276 - put a stop in your dog walk and anxiety in dogs and children

Don't rush around the dog walk - stop! Pennie Clayton suggests we pause and just be! You and your dog will benefit. Author Hillary Harper talks about her anxious dog, and the children's book she has written to help children and dogs who have anxiety. Julie has been collaborating with photographer Sarah Loveland to celebrate Tripawd Superdogs. And last - but definitely not least - Diamond the Papillon puppy has joined the DogCast Radio family.

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.