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Episode 46 - The Dog Communicator and The Knockknobbler


Released Fri July 27, 2007
Length: 1:01:28
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The Dog Communicator

Do you ever wish you could communicate better with your dog? Well Joy Turner could help you do just that.

Joy is a renowned communicator and energetic healer for both animals and humans. She hosts the radio show Talk With Your Animals, and offers private communication sessions to her international clients. Joy can communicate with living dogs as well as those who have passed over.

In this interview, Joy speaks about how she communicates with dogs, how she believes we all have the ability to do so, and recounts some of her experiences. If you want to find out how you could develop the ability to communicate with your dog, listen closely to Joy's advice.

Joy also communicates with host Julie's dog Buddy - so what's his take on things?

The Knockknobbler

Do you know what a Knockknobbler is? Well listen to our interview with author Bernard Cartwright and find out.

Bernard took on the role of Dog Warden for the City of Worcester, and his experiences in the job inspired him to write his book, The Knockknobbler.

Just what is life like as a dog warden? Well, it has its highs and lows, and Bernard's book gives a great insight into the demanding but rewarding job. Some days Bernard was confronted with sweet lost puppies, other days it was more demanding beasts, but he faced it all with compassion and humour. His own dog Schtroumpf helped support him through it all too.

Bernard's book is available from Parapress.


To celebrate the fact that there is a new Jettydogs World Champion, Trover Coats has brought out a single called Walkies. DogCast Radio listeners can hear a preview of the single in this episode, and to download the catchy single go to the Trover website.

The new champion is a Greyhound who was rejected because he couldn't run fast enough - but he obviously can jump!

We also bring you the latest news on Jill's poor imprisoned Poodles, and for more information on the girls read Beverley Cuddy's Cold Wet Nose Blog.

Beverley is the publisher and editor of Dogs Today and is passionate about dog welfare. Her blog covers a variety of subjects, and dog lovers will find it well worth checking out.

Host Julie brings you her thoughts on small dogs. Do the best things come in small packages or is big always best? Listen and find out.


274 - Crufts 2024 and can dog friendly be neurodivergent friendly?

In this episode Julie and Jenny go to Crufts 2024 and Michelle Foulia explores whether dog friendly can be neurodivergent friendly too. Plus the problems the French Bulldog faces, and how our dogs are good for our neurobiology!

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.