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Episode 13 - Labradoodles and crate training dogs


Released Sat March 11, 2006
Length: 0:45:44
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There are many so called designer breeds around now, but the original designer breed was the Labradoodle.

Edie Mackenzie's book The Definitive Guide to Labradoodles, will tell you everything you need to know about this new breed.

What is the difference between an F-1 and a multi-gen? Is the Labradoodle a good family dog? Are all Labradoodles suitable for dog allergy sufferers? Hear Edie answer these questions and more.

Crate Training

Most dog owners know that a crate is an indispensable tool when toilet training your puppy, but when can you dispense with a crate?

Trainer Lyn Richards maintains that a crate is not just useful, but vital. How can you ensure your dog's safety when you're not at home? How can you keep them secure in the car? Most importantly, what does your dog think about crates? - you may be surprised.

Buddy's Diary

Buddy tells us about the troubles a dog can sometimes have recognising another dog.

Some dogs' appearances are misleading, whereas some animals seem to have all the criteria to be dogs, but they are not what they seem.

News and other Items

All this plus the DogCast Radio News, and brush up your knowledge of dogs in mythology.


263 - deaf blind dog and paragility Papillon

This podcast features amazing dogs - and their amazing owners. Deb Bauer is ensuring her deaf blind double merle dogs are living their best lives. She wants people to know they can - and should - comfort and support their dogs. Susannah Chalmers and her Papillon Arran are part of the UK Paragility Team, and are heading to the Netherlands to compete in the world Championships. Susannah remains positive despite battling arthritis.

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.