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Rock and Roll Over
Rock and Roll Over is a showcase tribute album featuring original songs, one for each major dog breed. The album benefits animal shelters across USA and beyond, and creating it was a distraction from the limitations of lockdown. In this interview, Norty Cohen and Steve McWilliams reveal how Rock and Roll Over was written, recorded and produced entirely in lockdown, with the artists' four legged friend nearby.
Each of the best known dog breeds have a song dedicated to them. Woooooo All Day celebrates the Bassett Hound, while Little Lion commemorates the Shih Tzu. Other tracks include Do the Dachs-Hound and Pit Bulls Rock.
To hear the songs and find out how to help support the rescues involved, go to the Just Furr Fun website.
Raising a lockdown puppy
Annie Grossman is the co-founder and owner of School For The Dogs, a dog training centre in the East Village, in Manhattan, New York. She also hosts a podcast of the same name, all of which you can find out more about at the School For The Dogs website.
In this interview, Annie gives her advice on how to raise a puppy during lockdown - quarantine, rest in place, whatever your location calls it. The Covid19 pandemic has imposed restrictions on all of us, but there are ways you can socialize your puppy, and help your dog enjoy life.
Languages for dogs
August 26th 2020 was International Dog Day, and with that in mind, Jason Forrest interviewed dog trainer Joe Nutkins about languages and dogs. Did you know you can train your dog in any language? Joe explains how and why. Joe has appeared on Britain's Got Talent with her own dogs.
You can find out more about this and choose a new language to learn at the Rosetta Stone website. Visit Joe's website Dog Training in Essex and Suffolk keep up to date with Joe's dogs Merlin and Ripley. You can find out more about Jason Forrest and his The Milk Bar podcast at his website.
DogCast Radio News
In the DogCast Radio News, hear about how a Labradoodle may not be exactly the mix you think they are, how the remains of a dog found in Italy may help explain the origins of the human canine relationship, and how research by Canine Cottages indicates that dogs do love us.
We also have stories on how nationality affects dog walking habits, how a dog joined in with a street theatre performance, and how an accidental mating led to a big problem - which we reflect on and make a plea never to offer puppies "free to a good home".