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Episode 241 - Andy Hale and National Happy Dog Day


Released Sat September 4, 2021
Length: 0:54:53
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Andy Hale

Andy Hale is a certified behaviourist who takes a philosophical approach and focuses on the dogs' emotional experience. He suggests that rather than looking at how we can affect dogs' behaviour, we consider why we want to affect it. Andy and Julie discuss how we can allow our dogs to be happy.

Andrew Hale has a degree in psychology and previously worked in human therapy. For the last 10 years Andrew has been working with animals, primarily dogs, as a Certified Animal Behaviourist. In both careers Andrew has had a passion for exploring and unpacking the emotional experience and what it means for delivering a human or animal centred care approach.

Andrew has played a leading role in the UK Dog training and behaviour community, having been the chair of the Association of INTODogs and the driving force behind the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter. He is the behavioural consultant for Pet Remedy and the British Isle Grooming Association. Andrew runs Dog Centred Care – Facebook Group and YouTube channel.

All the stuff I do with dogs - professionally and personally - it's not about 'quicker', it's about slowing stuff down. It's about being in the moment and exploring the wonder of our relationship with our animals.
 - Andy Hale

National Happy Dog Day

National Happy Dog Day is the 9th of September. The day was founded by Tess Eagle Swan who belongs to well know canine phenomenon Kratu.

Pic credit Warren Photographic

Our dogs make us so happy, surely it’s our responsibility to make them happy. What do you think contributes to a dog’s happiness most? Join in Happy Dog Day and post a photo of your dog doing something that makes them happy with the hastag #HappyDogDay. You'd make us happy if you tag us in too - #DogCastRadio

You can find out more at the Happy Dog Day Facebook page.


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