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Episode 25 - Five labradors and Lakeland Terriers


Released Sat September 9, 2006
Length: 0:43:25
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Chris Warner trains five labradors

Would you like to hear the training secrets of a man who has trained several dogs to an amazing standard of obeience? Chris Warner is totally outnumbered by his pack of five Labradors,and yet armed only with a whistle, he keeps them in order.

If you think the only way to train is by bribery with tasty treats, then this trainer can make you think again. Hear first hand about Chris's dogs, who range in age up to ten years old, and how he has coaxed such a fantastic level of response from them.

As well as being family pets, Chris's dogs are working dogs, picking up at shoots, and competing in competitions. Despite their obedience, these Labradors retain their charming enthusiastic characters, and are charming company too.

Lakeland Terrier

Our breed profile is the Lakeland Terrier. This is a fiesty little dog, but do you even know what he looks like?

In this interview at a Lakeland show, you can hear not only about this terrier's appearance, but also his temperament and attitude to training.

An important question with any breed is how sociable are they? - do they mix well with people, other dogs and children, and what kind of family dog so they make? Listen as a variety of Lakeland owners share with you all this, plus details of what grooming a Lakeland requires.


In the news, find out what animal lover Brigitte Bardot's latest campaign is.

The Blue Cross is organising its eleventh Take Your Dog To Work Day on Tuesday 19th September 2006. To find out more about how you can support this event, which attracts participants from Cameroon to Canada, and from Portugal to Pakistan listen to DogCast Radio news.

News hounds Kate and Nick also bring you two great ways that you can support charities helping dogs in need. The animal charity PDSA has a fantastic calendar for 2007 combining canines with their celebrity friends. Rod Stewart's fiancee Penny Lancaster shot the calendar, which includes Simon Cowell with Cairn Terrier, Buster, and Rod Stewart himself with Golden Labrador, Mrs Potts. Other famous faces include

  • Bradley Walsh, with Jack Russell, Lucky
  • Lulu with Scottish Highland Terrier, Clyde
  • Roxanne Pallet, with Poodle, Missy
  • Tim Vincent, with Boxer, Ruby
  • Jenny Frost, with Dachshund, George Michael
  • Frankie Dettori, with Boxer Georgie, Parson Jack Russell Jeldi and Doberman Prada
  • Kenny and Gabby Logan with Boxer, Sydney
  • Trisha Goddard, with Hungarian Poulis, Raz and Alfie
  • Sir Elton John, with Cocker Spaniels, Arthur and Marilyn
  • Holly Willoughby, with cat, Miu Miu

Doggie's Angel has a calendar on offer to help support dogs affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The charity has created a unique dog calendar, of which 60% of the net proceeds will go to Louisiana SPCA.

This is a calendar which has been designed to be a thing of beauty as well as help a lot of dogs in need.

Buddy's Diary

In Buddy's Diary, Buddy tells how puppy Star's arrival in the house continues to effect him.

Buddy's old enemy water pistol is back in town - but is he friend or foe? Is having a little doggy "sister" who is so small and attracts so much attention a good thing or a bad? Hear it all from Buddy's point of view.

Puppy Playtime

In Puppy Playtime, Jenny has discovered an exciting website for you to explore - Dog Breedz This site has games, e-cards, dog name suggestions, an agony aunt and more. So click the link and have fun exploring!

Good news about Helga

Julie brings you some fantastic news about Helga, a dog blighted with bad health, whom we featured in our Wag and Bone coverage.


275 - Controversial advice from Chloe Cavoodle: stop interactions with unknown dogs

Chloe Cavoodle is an assistance dog who posts all about her life in Sydney - her human, Liana, suggests we stop interactions with all strange dogs. Hear why! Plus hear the first chapter of Julie's book Crufts or Bust about Julie and Buddy's attempts to qualify for Crufts.

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.