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Dog still leaves half her food for her companion

These two Labradors were used to eating their food from the same bowl, and Stitch taught Cookie to share the portion between them. (Aren't dogs amazing?) And now, even after Stitch's death, Cookie still leaves half the food in the bowl for her friend.


Hug Your Dog Day will soon be here!

Here's news of an event you might like to take part in. But just a quick word of warning here - hugging is not a natural method of communication for dogs. They may have become familiar with the fact that their humans wrap their arms around them from time to time, and maybe some of them like it, but do be very careful when or if you hug your dog. A dog has to have come to understand that a hug is normal non-threatening behaviour to be any where near comfortable being hugged. That said, let the hugging begin:


Dog food ad made to appeal to dogs

Apparently, "Nestlé Purina has created the first-ever television commercial especially for dogs."


Is your pet what he eats?

Burgess is a company that makes a variety of pet food, and they contacted me today with the information below. I think the survey results are interesting. Clearly, many of us are perhaps over confident when it comes to providing our pet's nutrition; nearly one third of those surveyed didn't think they needed any advice on pet food, yet over feeding, misfeeding and so on ar becoming ever bigger problems.


Beat the credit crunch and still keep your dog healthy

By Doreen Simpkins

There is much discussion in newspapers at the moment about the credit crunch "forcing" dog owners to give their pets up to rescue centres because they can no longer afford to keep them--- but what are the real costs of keeping a dog? What are the "essentials" of good dog care, and what is simply "window dressing"? How much are we as dog owners influenced by the advertising industry? ....

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Santa Paws Holidog cake

By Three Dog Bakery

In episode 8 - our Christmas episode - we will be talking to Dan Dye from the Three Dog Bakery.

As a special festive treat for your dog, Dan has provided a recipe from one of the Three Dog Bakery cook books.

Treat you dog and try it out!

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Episode 10 - Dogs, DNA and Greyfriars Bobby


Released Sat January 28, 2006
Length: 0:43:12
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  • Dogs and DNA - interview with George Clottey
  • Buddy's Diary
  • News
  • Greyfriars Bobby
  • How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?
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Episode 47 - Natural dog food


Released Fri August 10, 2007
Length: 9:50:00
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  • Feeding your dog naturally - interview
  • OrganiPets - interview
  • Fiction
  • Puppy Playtime
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Episode 8 - Sneezing dogs, good and bad food for dogs


Released Sat December 24, 2005
Length: 0:51:15
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  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs - interview
  • Three Dog Bakery - Inteview
  • Food that's bad for dogs
  • Sneezing dog - interview
  • News
  • Two Minute Fiction
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Episode 11 - Great Danes and man-hating dogs


Released Sat February 11, 2006
Length: 0:40:10
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  • Great Dane breed profile with interviews
  • Listener's behaviour problem and solution
  • Buddy's Diary
  • News
  • Things your dog would definitely want to say to you
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274 - Crufts 2024 and can dog friendly be neurodivergent friendly?

In this episode Julie and Jenny go to Crufts 2024 and Michelle Foulia explores whether dog friendly can be neurodivergent friendly too. Plus the problems the French Bulldog faces, and how our dogs are good for our neurobiology!

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.