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Episode 105 - Bel Mooney and Dachshund profile

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Released Sat April 10, 2010
Length: 1:03:28
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Writer and broadcaster was happily married to Jonathon Dimbleby, then her life fell apart when he left her, and it was left to her tiny rescue Maltese Bonnie to help her rebuild her life. She talks about her experiences and her book Small dogs can save your life. Dachshunds can look sweet but it can be a huge mistake to judge the nature of the dog by its appearance, hear the truth from Molly Morlino of Hill Country Dachshunds. In the DogCast Radio News hear the contrasting stories of the dog who slept through a burglary and the dog who truly went the extra mile to save his family from a fire. In Buddy's Diary, Buddy tells of the devastating consequences of Star being over-enthusiastic on a walk. Cuddle up with your favourite canine companion and enjoy DogCast Radio.

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All canine creatures great and small

I've had a fantastic time today finding out about the dog sport of Schutzhund with the Leicestershire Schutzhund Club. I'm researching an article for Dogs Monthly, and recording interviews for DogCast Radio too. I was offered the chance to be the "helper" - the one who wears the glove. I jumped at the chance, and although as you can see in the first photo the force of lovely German Shepherd Susie's jump surprised me at first, all she wanted to do was play tug of war with the glove. If the glove is thrown on the floor, the dog picks up the glove and ignores the person who has thrown it on the floor. It's just like a game of tug you might play with your dog with a rope toy.

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