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Episode 172 - Oodles of Doodles and DoodleFest


Released Fri August 26, 2016
Length: 0:53:38
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Doodles - Poodle mixes- are growing in popularity, but the Poodle mindset is not always a good fit with other breeds, and can have unexpected results. Top behaviourist and trainer Carolyn Menteith talks about her concerns for the Doodle mix. Doodle Trust founder Barb Turnbull echoes those concerns, and knows firsthand why some Doodles end up in rescue. The DogCast Radio attend DoodleFest, where Julie judges the novelty classes.

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Episode 171 - Flatcoat Walkies and How to Foster Dogs


Released Sun July 17, 2016
Length: 1:11:26
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In this episode you can hear from experienced dog expert, Pat Miller, about what fostering a dog is, what support you should expect, and how it helps dogs find their forever homes. Flatcoat Walkies is a group that started out simply to provide opportunities for Flatcoat Retriever owners to meet up, hear how it has grown, and what life is like with the breed affectionately known as a Flattie. Plus you can hear our latest original fiction, Honesty, and hear about the dog who ate her owner's teeth.

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Episode 170 - Coping with allergies and 10 great reasons not to copy Cesar Milan


Released Sat June 18, 2016
Length: 1:04:56
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In this show, Dr Patrick Mahaney has the advice you need if your dog has allergies, and Sally Gutteridge shares 10 good reasons not to copy Cesar Milan. Plus the DogCast Radio News, and how you can add your voice to the protest against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

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Episode 169 - Dogtology and Service Dogs UK


Released Sun May 8, 2016
Length: 1:00:45
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In a fun interview with author Jeff Lazarus, find out about dogtology. Are you a dogtologist? Spoiler alert: you probably are! Plus hear from Judith Broug about how she and a good friend founded Service Dogs UK which helps veterans of the armed forces and emergency services cope with PTSD. It's an inspiring story. And in the DogCast Radio News, hear about the dogs who have had lucky escapes of one sort or another, and the scientist who wants to help our dogs - and us - to live longer.

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Episode 168 - Canine assistants and dog friendly Bridgnorth


Released Sat April 2, 2016
Length: 1:09:24
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In this episode you can hear Canine Assistants' founder Jennifer Arnold talk about how she educates, rather than trains, the assistance dogs she provides. It's an approach that is yielding amazing results. In the UK, Bridgnorth, in Shropshire, is bidding to become the most dog friendly town in Britain. Hear what happened when Julie went to investigate.

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Episode 167 - Carolyn Menteith Understanding Puppies


Released Sat March 12, 2016
Length: 0:57:05
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Life with a puppy is sometimes a surprise, because they don't act the way we want them to. In this interview you can hear experienced behaviourist Carolyn Menteith explain what puppies are like, why they do certain things, and how you can help your puppy become the dog you want. You can also listen to Buddy's Diary, in which Buddy tells the tale of his latest surgery, and there it the DogCast Radio News too.

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Episode 166 - Pam Dennison - You CAN Train Your Dog


Released Sun March 1, 2015
Length: 1:11:45
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Pam Dennison is a dog trainer who is passionate about making training clear and fun for the dog. In this interview you can hear her talk about her new book - You CAN Train Your Dog. So what are training myths and what is training fact? Pam has the answers. Plus in the DogCast Radio News, hear about dogs working as conservation canines, and the dog IQ test that could offer insights into human dementia. And do you agree that lessons on looking after your dog should be compulsory?

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Episode 165 - There's more to a puppy pile than cute


Released Sat January 30, 2016
Length: 0:52:21
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When puppies cuddle up together it's very cute, but did you know there's more to it than that? In this show Jill Breitner explains what we can learn from the puppy pile, and how we can apply that to help settle puppies entering our homes. In the DogCast Radio News hear how one charity is encouraging adopters to ensure they are rescue ready, and the Twitter feed that will tweet you a picture of you as a dog.

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Episode 164 - Dogopedia and Harry the Labradale


Released Sun December 13, 2015
Length: 0:58:56
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In this show you can hear about Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's new book Dogopedia. The book includes such subjects as whether our dogs feel guilt, if they know when we're coming home, and what makes a breed a pedigree or a made up breed, and more. Chris Farley talks about life with her clever and dexterous dog Harry. They have performed together in the Crufts Factor, The London Pet Show and on BBC TV, but what's life like with such a high achieving dog? Plus hear the story of the little girl who asked Santa to bring her missing dog back.

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Episode 163 - Let your dog sniff and K9 Rescue International


Released Sat November 28, 2015
Length: 1:05:44
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In this show find out the benefits of letting your dog sniff during a walk. Sarah Pennington explains why your dog will be happy if you stimulate hos brains - and the easy ways you can do this. Jayne Jones was so touched by the plight of dogs in Bulgaria that she started a rescue - hear how K9 Rescue International is saving dogs' lives. Plus hear the latest news from the dog world.

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272 - dog AITA and having fun with your dog

In the first podcast of 2024, Julie considers some dog themed AITA questions from the Reddit site.Who are the goodies and who are the baddies of some canine conundrums? And here's a new year's resolution you can stick to - have fun with your dog! We have lots of suggestions from listeners about fun activities with your dog.

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.