Episode 149 - Ashleigh and Pudsey at The Pet Show and Has your dog got you trained?

Released Sat August 24, 2013
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Has you dog got you trained?

We anthorpomorphise our dogs, and make them an extension of ourselves, I think because they live with us, they're in the house with us, they fulfill some emotional need that we as humans have, but they do what we have trained them to do whether you've known that or not, and it's really not about how much they love us or want to please us.

 - Denise Mazzola

Denise Mazzola has never met a stupid dog in twenty years of training.

Denise Mazzola has never met a stupid dog in twenty years of training.
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Denise  Mazzola has trained dogs for over twenty years, and has never met a stupid one - she hashowever encountered many who have managed to train their owners to doexactly what they want them to, a subject she explores in her post Has Your Pet Got You Trained? In this interview, you can hear Denise talk about her experiences, and her thoughts on how we learn to respond to our dogs in certain ways, and whether this is ever a dangerous thing. You can find out more about Denise at her website, and you can also contact her via the Everything Dog Facebook page.

Ashleigh and Pudsey

We're going to be starting filming the movie at the beginning of September so that's really exciting.

 - Ashleigh Butler

Ashleigh and Pudsey in action at The Pet Show.

Ashleigh and Pudsey in action at The Pet Show.
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We're going to be starting filming the movie at the beginning of September so that's really exciting.

 - Ashleigh Butler

Ashleigh and Pudsey start filming their movie in September.<br />

Ashleigh and Pudsey start filming their movie in September.

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We recently attended The Pet Show
2013 at Stoneleigh in the UK, and Julie was lucky enough to have the
chance to sit down and chat with Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey.
Ashleigh and Pudsey are the canine freestyle experts who won Britain's
Got Talent, and they delighted the crowds at the show with a doggy
dance routine each day. They also officially opened the show, cutting
the ribbon, and their book signings generated huge queues, proving that
their popularity continues to grow. You can hear Ashleigh talk about
how she trains Pudsey, and about their plans to start shooting a movie
in September. You can keep up to date with what Ashleigh and Pudsey are
up to via their Facebook page, and their Twitter feed.

The Pampered Pets Patisserie

Charlotte Gilsenan, creator of The Pampered Pets Patisserie.

Charlotte Gilsenan, creator of The Pampered Pets Patisserie.
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Some of the gorgeous doggy<br />
goodies on offer at The Pampered Pets Patisserie.

Some of the gorgeous doggy
goodies on offer at The Pampered Pets Patisserie.
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Also at the show was Charlotte
Gilsenan, founder of The Pampered Pets Patisserie. Charlotte's
beautifully presented hand made goodies - all for dogs - were
attracting a lot of attention, because they look good enough for humans
to eat. Charlotte tests all her recipes out on her own dogs, and the
DogCast Radio have given her cooking their seal of approval, even picky
Star wolfed her doggy Bakewell tart down! Charlotte talks about the
special occasion cakes she made, the ingredients she uses, and her
hopes for the future in this interview. You can find out more at T href="http://shop.pamperedpetspatisserie.co.uk/">he Pampered
Pets Patisserie website, and they also have a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pampered-Pets-Patisserie/142070355946882">Facebook
page and a Twitter
feed.

The Good Dog Guide

Robert Turner's The Good Dog Guide can help you find dog friendly places to visit.

Robert Turner's The Good Dog Guide can help you find dog friendly places to visit.
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We all know how lovely it is to find
a venue that welcomes our dog as warmly as it welcomes us, and Robert
Turner spoke to Julie about his website The Good Dog Guide. You can
listen to Robert talk about how they make sure the information the site
offers is accurate and up to date, as well as the variety of venues on
offer, and why he set the site up. You can find all manner of dog
friendly venues at The
Good Dog Guide
, and they have a Facebook
page and a Twitter
feed.

News

In the DogCast Radio News you can
catch up with the latest dog video to go viral, a little dog in Japan
playing fetch all on his own in a river. See the video href="https://twitter.com/TheGoodDogGuidehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fAKS7mQTw0k">here.
In other stories you can hear about the bill in California that will
make opening a dog park easier, the missing dog who was found in a most unlikely place, the singing star who took her dogs onto the Downton Abbey set, and how two family dogs acted fast to protect their
owners. 

Buddy's Diary

In Buddy's Diary, Buddy shares his  worries about the sea
eating one of the DogCast Radio team. It's only thanks to Buddy's quick
thinking that Nick of the DogCast Radio New team lives to read the news
another day - or that's how Buddy tells it anyway. Listen to Buddy
sharing what life is like as a very friendly black Labrador whose
people constantly confound him.

Agility tunnel problems

In the last show, Kerry Rhodes gave us her sound first aid advice, but
in this show she tells Julie about a problem she's encountered while
doing agility with her tall Rhodesian Ridgeback, Axl. Many clubs and
competitions hold agility tunnels in place by strapping them down with
strong stretchy bungee cords, but sometimes this means the height of
the tunnel is reduced, and lead to Axl catching his head on a tunnel.
Is this a problem you've encountered? Is it a problem you've found a
solution to? We - and Kerry - would love to hear from you.