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Maisie the Double Merle
Merle dogs may be very striking, but it's extremely dangerous to mate a merle dog with another merle dog, because if a puppy inherits two merle genes they can have huge sight and hearing problems. Sadly, not everyone is aware of the dangers involved, and in this episode Julie asks Haley Justice about her dog Maisie who is a double Merle.
- Haley Justice
In this interview, Hayley Justice gives a thought provoking insight into the training she has done with her deaf blind dog, Maisie. How do you communicate with a deaf blind dog, reward them and motivate them? And how do you develop a bond and trust?
You can keep up to date with Maisie and Hayley at their Instagram account. You can find lots of information about double merle dogs at Keller the Double Merle's page - you can hear an interview with Amanda Fuller, Keller's owner in Episode 162.
Taylor Wilkins is so passionate about using natural products on his beloved dog Cody that he started a company making natural products especially for dogs. In this interesting interview, Taylor talks about what inspired him to start the business - and why it's so important to him to source his products and ingredients responsibly, ethically and naturally.
- Taylor Wilkins
It was Taylor's dog, Cody, who inspired Taylor to start Cody's Comforts, couple with a desire to do business in as environmentally friendly a way as possible. You can keep up to date with Taylor and Cody at their Instagram account and their Facebook account.
In this wide-ranging interview, Taylor and Julie explore how and why it makes sense to use natural products with our dogs and why those products have to be ethically sourced. This includes why palm oil is so ubiquitous in cosmetics and food, and the lengths Taylor has gone to to ensure the palm oil in his products is responsibly sourced.
- Taylor Wilkins
DogCast Radio News
In the DogCast Radio News, Julie and Jenny have stories of research which reveals what great stress busters dogs are, the amazing accuracy with which dogs can identify cancer, the study which reveals surprising information about dog bites, investigations of the Kelpie and Dingo genetics, robotic dogs, life saving dogs and why dogs are eyebrow raising!
Plus Julie discusses the story of the Chihuahua who was snatched by a seagull - and how it brought out the bad side of human nature.