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Episode 241 - Andy Hale and National Happy Dog Day

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Released Sat September 4, 2021
Length: 0:54:53
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In celebration of National Happy Dog Day on 9th September, certified behaviourist Andy Hale advocates moving past the "how" of dog training, and focusing on the "why". Andy's priority is the dog's emotional experience, and he and Julie discuss how we can allow our dogs to be happy. Join in the discussion online with the hashtag #HappyDogDay.

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Episode 240 - Pets helping pupils and Canine Capers

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Released Sat August 14, 2021
Length: 1:03:16
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Through all the ups and downs of the pandemic, our dogs and other pets have been at our sides as we've worked and studied at home. Mars Petcare has been researching the effect of having pets involved in the learning process. When a dog got into difficulty in a lake, an unlikely friendship was born, and now Jane and Shelagh are hoping that a calendar celebrating dogs will raise money for a Swansea charity. Julie and Jenny discuss new research that indicates cats see us in more of a parental role than dogs do.

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Episode 239 - The Thin Blue Paw Foundation and My Rescue Pet Rescued Me

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Released Sat August 7, 2021
Length: 1:12:33
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Police dogs allow us to live our lives smoothly and safely - but for many of them, there is no financial support in retirement, so Gemma and Dave Wardell and Kieran Stanbridge founded The Thin Blue Paw Foundation to provide the support they need. It's often said that rescue dogs rescue their owner right back, and writer and journalist Sharon Ward Keeble has witnessed the power of that love firsthand, as well as in writing her book, My Rescue Pet Rescued Me.

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Episode 238 - stolen dog found 450 miles from home and novelist Fiona Gibson

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Released Sat July 31, 2021
Length: 0:46:59
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When two boys befriended a dog who was on her own in a Surrey park, they realised she needed help. Her microchip revealed the dog had been stolen from her home in Scotland. Happily she is back where she belongs. Fiona Gibson wrote her novel, The Dog Share, with her own dog by her side - she talks about her creative process. Julie reveals she is working on podcasting about a project she and Buddy worked on - Crufts or Bust.

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Episode 237 - dogs got me through a heart attack

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Released Sat July 24, 2021
Length: 0:44:06
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When Scott Watkins had a heart attack, his dogs inspired to get healthy and stay healthy. Scott has his own dogs and offers holiday care for others' dogs. This interview is a great illustration of how our dogs become intertwined with every aspect of our lives.

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Episode 236 - drowning dog rescue by brave teenager

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Released Fri June 4, 2021
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When Charlie the Shih Tzu got into trouble in the water, brave teenager Connor waded out into the water to rescue him. But Connor couldn't swim. Charlie's distraught owner watched on in horror, her disabilities preventing her form entering the water herself. As Connor got hold of Charlie and fought to get back to land, dog and teenager bobbed up and down in the water.

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Episode 235 - Dog news: canine or k-nope?

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Released Sat June 26, 2021
Length: 0:55:33
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Julie and Jenny discuss some important issues in the dog world, and classify them as canine (good) or K-nope (bad). The French Bulldog is fast taking over as the most popular dog in the UK and US - but is it right to breed and popularize a breed with so many health issues? Plus find out the top ten dog breeds to be stolen in the the last five years, and how Gloucester police are starting a dog DNA database to combat dog theft. All this and more! And don't forget to send us your most embarrassing dog related story - Julie and Jenny share theirs.

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Episode 234 - Treat Everyone Like a Dog with Karen London

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Released Sat May 1, 2021
Length: 0:52:30
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Trainer and behaviourist Karen London discusses her book, Treat Everyone Like a Dog: How a Dog Trainer's World View Can Improve Your Life. We know that positive training methods get the best results from our dogs - could positivity work with our friends and family? Karen says it does.

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Episode 233 - K9 Nation

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Released Sat April 24, 2021
Length: 0:32:37
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K9 Nation is an app which allows you to connect and share information with other dog owners. Whether you're looking for a good dog walk, or struggling with your puppy, you can find practical help.

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Episode 232 - Photobiomodulation for your dog

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Released Sat April 24, 2021
Length: 1:22:03
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Photobiomodulation - or red light therapy - can be used to aid healing or keep dogs in tiptop condition. Ruth Milner gives a in-depth insight into red light therapy, Anna Webb discusses how it has played a role in keeping all her companion animals healthy, and Yaz Porritt talks about how it is an important tool in her repertoire of treatments.

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251 - grappling with dog issues and guess the dog news story

In this podcast, Julie and Jenny grapple with the dog issues of the day - they discuss some popular google searches anyway. Plus play guess how the dog story ends. So what happened to the dog with cancer in his leg, and the dog who failed as an explosives sniffer dog? Plus will I see my dog in heaven, where should my dog sleep, should my dog wear a coat, does my dog need a seat belt. Pick up some science on the way - what are R&K species?

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.