DogCast Radio
Home Episodes Articles Blog Breed profiles Book reviews Photos Contact

Episode 45 - Dog Etiquette and Trover Coats


Released Sat July 14, 2007
Length: 0:55:08
Download MP3 (25.2MB)
(To save MP3 file, right click and select 'Save Target As')

Trover Coats

Trover Coats, based on the English Channel island of Alderney, is a small company that's making a big difference to many dogs' lives.

First, the quality of the products that Trover make is excellent. Whether you choose to spoil your dog with a Trover coat or a Trover bed, he'll be happy with your choice. Jane Aireton and Toni Cherrett ensure that their products are of the highest quality, with the best design and as a result they really work.

Beyond that, Jane and Toni are very quick to respond to a need in the dog community. Having shared their lives with rescue dogs, they run a competition which honours "Ladies That Rescue". When Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of dogs having to live outside, Toni rose to the occasion and designed a coat to keep them warm and dry.

If you love dogs, this interview will warm your heart, and inspire you that you too can make a difference.

Dog Etiquette

Charlotte Reed is an international pet expert who aims to provide pet owners with insights on how to best care for their pets. To this end, Charlotte has a new book out on pet etiquette - The Miss Fido Manners Complete Book of Dog Etiquette: The Definitive Guide to Manners for Pets and Their People.

If you want to keep your dog happy, while still getting along well with family friends and neighbours, this book is for you. In the modern world there are many dilemmas for dog owners - from how to dine out with your pet, to how to ensure visitors are comfortable around your animals, to what happens to your dog if your relationship splits up. In this interview Charlotte has advice on all this plus more.


In the DogCast Radio News, we have safety tips from the California Veterinary Medical Association.

We all like to keep cool when the weather heats up, and dogs are no exception - but they have to be kept safe around water. So listen up for some great advice.

If you do have a pool and are concerned for your dog's safety, check out the Skamper-Ramp, a product that will help get your dog back on dry land.

Natural Animal World Convention

Host Julie has news from our friends over at Animal Talk Naturally.

Animal Talk Naturally in conjunction with the American Veterinary Naturopathic Association presents the first annual Natural Animal World Convention: Inspiring Minds. Empowering Choices. Integrating Ideas which takes place online on September 7 - 9, 2007. You can attend without leaving the comfort of your own home, and the convention has opportunities to hear some authoritative speakers, mix with other animal lovers, and much more.

To find out more about the convention go to

Buddy's Diary

Buddy has gone from being an only dog, to a middle dog. How has he adapted and which does he prefer? Is his little "sister" really a pain, and what's it like to have an instant older "brother"? Listen in and find out straight from the Labrador's mouth!


268 - Crash tested dog car safety and dog inspired author

Just like us, our dogs need to be protected in the event of a collision of evasive manoevre in the car - but did you know that to be truly effective and safe car harnesses should be fully crash tested? We talk to the team inspired by experience to help keep dogs safe as they travel. Author Sue Kittow has experienced how dogs support us through tough times, and has turned her real life canines into characters in her touching novels.

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.