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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.
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.
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.
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.