In this episode you can hear an expert dog trainer's 10 steps to getting a great dog from the shelter. If you can't adopt a rescue dog, you can still help support dog shelters and charities in a wide variety of ways. Plus the DogCast Radio News is an emotional rollercoaster.
In this episode, you can hear documentary maker Andrew Fixell talk about his film The Firmest Friend, which focuses on three homeless people and their pitbull dogs. Dog First Aid expert Jo Middleton shares her top tips for keeping your dog safe. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News featuring dogs who got into danger, how AI may enable us to understand our dogs better, and the British lamp post powered by dog poo.
Gregory Berns talks about his book What It's Like to be a Dog, which is a thought provoking and fascinating read. Sue Corfield tells us about the dog activity holidays she runs in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Plus we've rounded up some happy stories for the DogCast Radio News.
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...
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!
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.
In this show you can hear naturopath Lyndall Pinchen describe her natural approach to helping your dog live healthily, and how you can deal with parasites and vaccinations. Listen to the inspiring story of how Julie Austin started Doggie Food Bank after a homeless woman asked for help feeding her dog. Plus the DogCast Radio News, and the latest developments with Buddy.
Galen Myotherapy was founded by Julia Robertson in 2002, and in this show you can hear Julia talking about how the therapy works, how it allows dogs to choose to participate or not, and how letting the body heal itself is essential. You can also listen in to a therapy session.
Hear about the innovative, life-changing treatments Nupsala has for dogs with arthritis, allowing them to move comfortably again.. Listen to the effective, safe advice Sara Reusche has for thwarting an off leash dog who is charging towards you and your dog.
Arthritis affects many dogs - and in some cases it ends their lives way too early. Canine Arthritis Management is setting out to change attitudes and make life livable for dogs with arthritis. The Buddy Foundation of Maryland offers financial and emotional help to owners whose dogs need surgery. Two great interviews celebrating those who are making life better for the dogs we love.
If you think of Pugs as being chubby couch potatoes, think again, because a group called Pugability is challenging everything you thought you knew about Pugs. Susannah Chalmers talks about her fit, healthy. active Pugs. Trainer Pam Johnson has four dogs with whom she has fun and achieves great training feats, but when disaster struck one of her dogs, she found herself supporting him through a long rehabilitation - and all that training really helped his recovery.
We were at Crufts 2017 sniffing out the latest news on old friends and new. In this show you can hear why French Bulldogs are becoming so popular and the consequences that mat have for the breed, from charities such as Service Dogs UK, Medical Detection Dogs, The Blue Cross and The Animal Health Trust, plus we hear how to keep dogs and children safe around each other from Debbie Connolly, we meet Doug the Pug Therapy Dog and we find out how Lintbellls' Yumove is helping dogs like Buddy...
Expert dog trainer and TTouch practitioner Toni Shelbourne talks about her latest book Help! My Dog Doesn't Travel Well In The Car Solving Motion Sickness And Other Traveling Issues. Experienced veterinarian Deidre Chiaramonte explains how owners can best support their dogs through surgery. Lots of practical advice in this show to help with some stressful issues, and help make dogs' and owners' lives happier and healthier.
In this show trainer and behaviourist Maxwell Muir shares his mission to help owners understand their dogs so they can find natural balance in their relationship. You can hear him discuss the topics of three of the seminars he offers - how to live in harmony with your dog via a natural and humane approach, how you can communicate effectively with your dog, and how you can provide daily enrichment and stimulation for your dog. Listen to Maxwell and make 2017 a great year for you and your dog.
Cancer is a subject which can be extremely scary - and it can affect our dogs as well as us. When you're told your dog has cancer, it's a huge and upsetting shock, but if you arm yourself with information you can make things easier for yourself and your dog. Whether your dog has been diagnosed with cancer, or is still healthy, veterinarian Dr Patrick Mahaney has the information you need.
Hear from expert trainer Louise Viljoen how her dogs are playing a vital role in conserving wildlife around the world. The dogs' incredible sense of smell enables us to monitor wildlife with as little disturbance to them as possible - and the dogs Louise trains and works with are rescue dogs. A great, positive story in many ways.
In this show Pamela Dennison draws on years of working with students and personal experience to offer help and hope to those coping with a reactive of aggressive dog. Listen to Pam explain how you can help your dog cope with life, offering practical advice along the way. All delivered with honesty and humour.
A stray dog came into Graeme Sims' life at a low point, and transformed it. In this interview the ad-man turned shepherd, turned showman, turned vicar, turned author discussed why not all dogs are equal, and why Italians have taken him to their hearts.
When you've loved a dog, losing them can plunge us into grief, but there is help available. Wendy Van de Poll is a certified end of life and pet loss grief coach, and she has advice to help you cope with the death of your beloved dog.
Doodles - Poodle mixes- are growing in popularity, but the Poodle mindset is not always a good fit with other breeds, and can have unexpected results. Top behaviourist and trainer Carolyn Menteith talks about her concerns for the Doodle mix. Doodle Trust founder Barb Turnbull echoes those concerns, and knows firsthand why some Doodles end up in rescue. The DogCast Radio attend DoodleFest, where Julie judges the novelty classes.