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

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.

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.