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Episode 162 - Keller the double Merle and making training fun


Released Sat October 31, 2015
Length: 0:52:57
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In this show you can hear trainer Lyn Dubois explain how training can be fun, and the benefits of making it fun. Lyn also gives us an insight into the amazing behaviours she has taught her Belgian Shepherd, Tammy. Listen to Amanda Fuller talking about the dangers of double merle matings, and how her dog Keller copes with being a double merle. The consequences of double merle matings affects many breeds and the UK Kennel Club will not register double merle pups. Plus hear about the French Bulldog who had a surprising encounter with two bears.

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Episode 161 - Hands on First and Help! My Dog's Scared of Fireworks


Released Sat September 12, 2015
Length: 0:50:55
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Have you heard of the practice of dog trucking? It's a growing problem in parts of the USA, and Melissa McCue McGrath want to get the message across that you should have #HandsOnFirst. People seem to let fireworks off at more times of the year, so if your dog is afraid of the loud bangs involved, it can be miserable for both of you. Toni Shelbourne and Karen Bush have written a book that will help your dog relax during firework season - but you need to take action now!

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Episode 160 - No Walks? No Worries! and Pets and the Afterlife


Released Sat August 22, 2015
Length: 1:07:40
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This show is a mix of the practical and the spiritual. Hear trainer and behaviourist Sian Ryan talk about her authoritative book No Walks? No Worries!, and find out how to take the stress, worry and boredom out of crate rest. Listen to Rub Gutro discuss the experiences which led him to write Pets and the Afterlife Messages from Beyond.

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Episode 159 - Among the Wolves


Released Sun July 26, 2015
Length: 0:44:55
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In this show you can hear Toni Shelbourne talking about her latest book, Among The Wolves.

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Episode 158 - K9 Project and Get Healthy, Get a Dog


Released Sat June 20, 2015
Length: 1:05:41
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In this show you can hear Chris Kent, the founder of he K9 Project, talking about how the project uses the bond between people and dogs to help people to help dogs to help people. You can also listen to Clinical Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr Elizabeth Frates, discussing her special health report which emphasizes the many health benefits dogs offer us. Plus hear how one photographer tackled Black Dog Syndrome, and catch up with Buddy.

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Episode 157 - Crufts 2015 Special Part Two


Released Sat April 4, 2015
Length: 1:02:04
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In the second of our Crufts specials you can hear from Dr Mike Starkey who is researching canine cancer - this is an interview every dog owner should listen to. We also have an inspiring interview with Sharon Rose who donated her dogs' bodies to the Animal Health Trust. We talke to Ben Wilkes from the Border Collie Trust, we find out how to keep your dog happy with Rob Fellows, and the Kennel Club's Access Advisor Stephen Jenkinson talks about a subject never far from a dog owners' mind.

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Episode 156 - Crufts 2015 Special Part One


Released Sun April 19, 2015
Length: 1:01:41
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In the first of our two Crufts 2015 specials you can hear how Jodie Forbes got on in the grooming competition, about the work of Dogs for the Disabled, Medical Detection Dogs and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, about the board game even the family dog can join in (and you can win yourself a copy), how the world can intimidate some dogs and how we can help them with that, how and why we need to protect our dogs from lungworm, and how the Kennel Club wants to help commercial dog walkers become professional dog walkers.

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Episode 155 - Pamela Dennison discusses reactivity and aggression in dogs


Released Sat March 28, 2015
Length: 0:48:07
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In this episode you can hear an in-depth interview with Pamela Dennison about reactivity and aggression in dogs. This is an issue that Pam has had to help many clients with, and in line with her approach of making training clear and fun to the dog, she has developed a Reward Zone system. Plus a petition against towbar dog carriers, and new research into dogs and oxytocin.

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Episode 154 - Pre Crufts special


Released Sat February 7, 2015
Length: 1:10:35
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In this show you can hear from some of the people who are busy preparing for Crufts. From the author looking forward to giving a lecture to dog professionals, to the Young Kennel Club member waiting to show off her grooming skills, to the top level obedience competitor, to the leader of the heelwork to music display team, t to the journalist eager to sniff out some of the great dog related stories, and of course the owner of a show dog - find out how all these people are gearing up for the most prestigious dog show in the world.

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Episode 153 - Susan McKeon: the journey of a canine convert


Released Sat January 24, 2015
Length: 1:01:37
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In this, our first show of 2015, you can hear Susan McKeon talking about how she went from being a feline fanatic to becoming a canine convert. Plus find out what breed of dog is most popular where in the USA and the UK,and catch up with Buddy's news too.

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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.