A Dog's Best Friend
Ep 8 - Damian Dibben, Author of book - Tomorrow.
Oli talks to author Damian Dibben about his latest book, Tomorrow. The narrator of the story is a dog, and Damian’s book is a perfect example of how dogs can inspire us to write beautiful stories. Damien tells us about his inspiration, his research, and his love of dogs. Tomorrow is a wonderful story of love and hope. From Venice to London, from the court of Versailles to the battle of waterloo, Tomorrow transports you into a world you will never forget.
Ep 7 - Susan Friedman, Un-labelling Our Dogs
Oli speaks with Susan Friedman, Professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University. Susan is an author, lecturer, and teacher on animal learning and consults with zoos around the world. In this episode, Susan explains what a label is, and why we should avoid using labels whilst in the process of changing an animal behaviour. Why labelling our dogs “Naughty", “aggressive” or even “stubborn” can be incredibly misleading and may even arm them. She’ll also tell you why...
Ep 6 - Zelda Cheatle, Fine Photography & Dogs
In this episode, Oli's guest is curator, lecturer and fine photography consultant Zelda Cheatle together with Iris, her gorgeous rescue podenco. Over the years Zelda has worked with some of the most influential photographers. In June 2019, Zelda curated the Photographic Dog Show in Battersea, London. The Dog inspired show included pictures for sale from Rory Carnegie, Elliot Erwitt, David George, Barry Lewis, Clare Park, Maud Sulter, Martin Usborne, Dougie Wallace and Bruce Weber. Zelda...
Ep 5 - Vet In The City, Your Dog's First Year
In this Episode I welcome the wonderful Vet Ciara. Ciara is part of the team at Bruce Fogle’s Vet Practice in Central London, but she also runs Vet In The City. In this episode we go over the care your puppies will need on arrival and over their first year with you. It’s daunting to look after a small defenceless creature, so it’s so useful to be aware well ahead of time of what you and your puppy will need to go through. Ciara gives us some brilliant tips and advice. We talk vaccination,...
Ep 4 - Sarah Whitehead, Difference Between Wolves & Dogs
On this week’s Podcast I’m welcoming the wonderful Sarah Whitehead. With an impressive 25 years experience in the business, Sarah is especially well known for helping dogs with aggression. We’ll discuss many things during this episode, including how science and Love Island can now help us understand the best way to approach dog behaviour and training. We’ll discuss why humans are generally very good a concentrating on the negatives. Yet also brilliant at ignoring all the good stuff, and how...
Ep 3 - Caroline Yates, CEO of Mayhew
This week’s guest is the inspirational Caroline Yates, CEO of the charity Mayhew. Caroline will tell us how she went from working in the metal trading industry in Russia to becoming the CEO of one of the most innovative animal welfare charities in the world. After a war and years of conflict, Mayhew’s team are helping the government control and vaccinate the dog population in Afghanistan. What will be the unexpected side effects of their hard work?
Ep 2 - Dr Marvin Firth, Pain Management In Dogs
Veterinary Surgeon, Chiropractor and Acupuncturists are only but a few of the things Dr J.Marvin Firth, BVSc (Hons.), MRCVS can do. So I was so happy to catch him between two flights. This week’s guest’s expertise in pain management is second to none. I ask Marvin how we can start recognising that our dogs are suffering from physical pain, and he tell us how we should still expect our older dogs to live a full life. He’ll also tell you what dogs, my mum and some old dinosaurs all have in...
Ep 1 - Beverley Knight, MBE, From Fear To Rescue
This week’s guest is the marvellous Beverley Knight, singer with 8 studio albums under her belt; she also shines brightly in the West-End. She’ll take us through her journey from being scared of dogs, to becoming an accomplished dog owner. Zain, her rescue dog has helped her look at life in a different way and she’ll tell us how her dog makes her feel truly at home.