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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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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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245 - Rancho Luna Lobos and Canine Partners

In an episode all about dogs helping people, and people helping dogs, Fernando Ramirez talks about using dog sledding as a form of therapy for dogs, and Fiona Airey talks about her assistance dog, Verlin, and how Canine Partners have given her her life back. An uplifting listen.

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.