www.DogCastRadio.com We seek to cover anything and everything dog related. We profile dog breeds, have interviews with dog owners, breeders and others connected with dogs. We have training tips from professional dog trainers, from the basic to the impressive party piece trick. For younger listeners we have Puppy Play Time, with items of interest for them, competitions and training tips too. We have news, Buddy's diary, website reviews and more.
Episode 243 - Positive Pet Project and Lance A Spirit Unbroken
34:28www.DogCastRadio.comJon Garstang is an animal shelter expert who is spearheading the first ever national initiative in Greece to teach children the value of relationships with animals. Walter Stoffel describes himself as having survived the rescue of Lance, a border Collie with issues. Two inspiring dog advocates.
Episode 242 - Woof and Brew
34:28www.DogCastRadio.comYou can share a cuppa with your canine and keep your dog happy and healthy thanks to Woof & Brew. Treat your dog to a Christmas treat or an everyday tonic. Co-founder Steve Bennett talks about his inspiration and his love for his rescue dogs. Steve also runs Dog Friendly, helping dog owners to find genuinely dog friendly venues in the UK.
Episode 241 - Andy Hale and National Happy Dog Day
34:28www.DogCastRadio.comIn celebration of National Happy Dog Day on 9th September, certified behaviourist Andy Hale advocates moving past the "how" of dog training, and focusing on the "why". Andy's priority is the dog's emotional experience, and he and Julie discuss how we can allow our dogs to be happy. Join in the discussion online with the hashtag #HappyDogDay.
Episode 240 - Pets helping pupils and Canine Capers
34:28www.DogCastRadio.comThrough all the ups and downs of the pandemic, our dogs and other pets have been at our sides as we've worked and studied at home. Mars Petcare has been researching the effect of having pets involved in the learning process. When a dog got into difficulty in a lake, an unlikely friendship was born, and now Jane and Shelagh are hoping that a calendar celebrating dogs will raise money for a Swansea charity. Julie and Jenny discuss new research that indicates cats see us in more of a parental role than dogs do.
Episode 239 - The Thin Blue Paw Foundation and My Rescue Pet Rescued Me
34:28www.DogCastRadio.comPolice dogs allow us to live our lives smoothly and safely - but for many of them, there is no financial support in retirement, so Gemma and Dave Wardell and Kieran Stanbridge founded The Thin Blue Paw Foundation to provide the support they need. It's often said that rescue dogs rescue their owner right back, and writer and journalist Sharon Ward Keeble has witnessed the power of that love firsthand, as well as in writing her book, My Rescue Pet Rescued Me.
Episode 238 - stolen dog found 450 miles from home and novelist Fiona Gibson
34:28www.DogCastRadio.comWhen two boys befriended a dog who was on her own in a Surrey park, they realised she needed help. Her microchip revealed the dog had been stolen from her home in Scotland. Happily she is back where she belongs. Fiona Gibson wrote her novel, The Dog Share, with her own dog by her side - she talks about her creative process. Julie reveals she is working on podcasting about a project she and Buddy worked on - Crufts or Bust.
Episode 237 - dogs got me through a heart attack
34:28www.DogCastRadio.comWhen Scott Watkins had a heart attack, his dogs inspired to get healthy and stay healthy. Scott has his own dogs and offers holiday care for others' dogs. This interview is a great illustration of how our dogs become intertwined with every aspect of our lives.
Episode 235 - Dog news: canine or k-nope?
34:28www.DogCastRadio.comJulie and Jenny discuss some important issues in the dog world, and classify them as canine (good) or K-nope (bad). The French Bulldog is fast taking over as the most popular dog in the UK and US - but is it right to breed and popularize a breed with so many health issues? Plus find out the top ten dog breeds to be stolen in the the last five years, and how Gloucester police are starting a dog DNA database to combat dog theft. All this and more! And don't forget to send us your most embarrassing dog related story - Julie and Jenny share theirs.
Episode 236 - drowning dog rescue by brave teenager
34:28www.DogCastRadio.comWhen Charlie the Shih Tzu got into trouble in the water, brave teenager Connor waded out into the water to rescue him. But Connor couldn't swim. Charlie's distraught owner watched on in horror, her disabilities preventing her form entering the water herself. As Connor got hold of Charlie and fought to get back to land, dog and teenager bobbed up and down in the water.
Episode 234 - Treat Everyone Like a Dog with Karen London
34:28www.DogCastRadio.comTrainer and behaviourist Karen London discusses her book, Treat Everyone Like a Dog: How a Dog Trainer's World View Can Improve Your Life. We know that positive training methods get the best results from our dogs - could positivity work with our friends and family? Karen says it does.