Episode 60 - Bringing Light to Shadow and improving your dog's diet

Released Sat February 23, 2008
Length: 1:07:25
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Pam Dennison with some of her beautiful Border Collies.

Pam Dennison with some of her beautiful Border Collies.
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That's why his book is called Bringing Light to Shadow the Story of a Recovering Aggressive Dog; not recovered but recovering because the propensity is always there.

 - Pam Dennison

Pam Dennison was already an experienced trainer when she met Shadow, a Border Collie in need of a new home. Shadow however, had more problems than even Pam imagined. After a short time with him, she decided to return him - but she changed her mind, and the two of them began a long and difficult journey.

Pam needed all her skills to help Shadow, and their experiences inspired her to write Bringing Light to Shadow - a Dog Trainer's Diary.

Could Shadow overcome his fear and aggression and live a normal life? Could Pam teach him alternative behaviours? To find out more about Pam Dennison and the other books she has written, check out her website.



Improving your dog's diet

Lucie emailed asking for help with encouraging her dog, Taz, to eat a natural diet.

Lucie emailed asking for help with encouraging her dog, Taz, to eat a natural diet.
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You're not going to kill your dog by giving it some cooked food, however we certainly know that the pet food industry has killed lots of dogs and cats, so how can you do any worse than that? You can't!

 - Dr Paula Terifaj

Dr. Paula Terifaj is a veterinarian with some great advice for dog owners. In this interview you can hear her top tips for giving your dog the best diet you can, as well as solving a listener's problem.

If you're too nervous to change straight to a natural diet, Paul has some easy steps to improve the food you offer your dog.

Paula is passionate about helping dog owners provide the best standard of health care for their dogs, and you can hear her advice about vaccinating your dog in episode 59 of DogCast Radio.

Paula has written several books to help you make informed decisions concerning your dog, which you can find at her website, where you can also sign up for her newsletter, Dog Breath.



News

In the DogCast Radio News, Kate and Nick tell you about the radical approach one website is taking to persuade people to adopt rescue dogs. Other stories include how pregnant women in Australia are getting help preparing their dogs for the new human arrival, and how a children's hospital is helping veterinarians carry out difficult surgical procedures.

Plus hear how two dogs got into trouble - one out and about and one in his own kitchen!



Reading from The Knocknobbler

Author Bernard Cartwright reads an extract from his book the Knocknobbler which tells of his experiences as a dogcatcher in Worcester, UK. This extract takes us back to the first week of 2000.



Other items

Iris Garden by Jody Wright.

Iris Garden by Jody Wright.
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Host Julie has some dog-related items of interest.

Jody Wright's fascinating and beautiful book 50 Secrets Humans Should Know, was inspired by her love of dogs, which grew from an early age, as well as her admiration of their approach to life. To find out more about Jody and to see more of her work check out her website.

Freebo's love of dogs inspired the album Dog People.

Freebo's love of dogs inspired the album Dog People.
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In this show you can hear music especially for dog lovers from the album Dog People, by Freebo. On his website, Freebo expresses his love for dogs, as well as dedicating the album to dogs and dog lovers everywhere. You can hear extracts of My Dog Has Fleas and More Like You in the show.