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Episode 15 - Age proof your dog and Dog Lady


Released Sat April 8, 2006
Length: 0:52:01
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Dog Lady

We welcome our first mystery guest on the show - Dog Lady.

She's a lady, she's got a dog, and a website:

If you have a question about dog related issues, then you too could ask Dog Lady.

Dog Lady does not answer medical or aggression problems, but anything else - ask away! The answer will be Dog Lady's take on the situation, helpful but definitely with a humourous touch. After all, who can survive life with a dog without a sense of humour?

Stanley Coren

Dr. Stanley Coren provides invaluable insights into the complicated relationship between people and dogs.

Dr. Coren is Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and his knowledge of both psychology and dogs gives him a unique perspective.

This interview makes fascinating listening, as Dr. Coren tells us why signs are useful in training- but more than that, how you can use them to help "age-proof" your dog.

He is the author of "How dogs think" and "How to speak dog".

You can find out more about Stanley Coren at his website.

Puppy Playtime

Ever wondered about the long tradition of royals and their dogs?

In Puppy Playtime, for our younger listeners, Jenny tells us about the research she has been doing into just that subject.

Which monarch let his dog give birth in the royal bed? Which devoted dog refused to leave his royal mistress even at the very end? Which ruler wrote a best seller about his favourite dog?

Find out all this and more.

Fiction and Quotes

In Two Minute Fiction hear the story of a devoted old man and his dog, who face the ups and downs of life together.

Plus we bring you some more dog quotes we love.


If you would like to help Mesa, the injured dog we talk about on the show this is the address to write to:

Nicole Moore/Help Mesa Walk - 30
c/o San Diego Country Credit Union
501 N. El Camino Real
CA 92024-1319


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