DogCast Radio episode guide

Episode 115 - Older dogs, Crufts and Westminster

Released Sat March 19, 2011
Length: 0:53:31
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Older dogs can find themselves stuck in rescue shelters simply because of their age, but Karen Litzinger knows the joys of adopting an older dog first hand, and in this interview she draws on her experiences with her dog Tika whom she adopted at the age of eleven.

From Crufts 2011 there are interviews about Cardigan Corgis and a unique assistance dog, plus Nikki Moustaki and host Julie discuss the two most prestigious shows in the dog world, Crufts and Westminster.

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Episode 114 - Search and Rescure and Pit Bull NationPit Bull

Released Sat February 12, 2011
Length: 0:51:45
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Find out goes on when search and resuce dogs are called out to locate a missing person. Hear how Pit Bull advocate Cindy Marabito started her own rescue for the dogs she loves. Plus some surprising revelations about the beginnings of the human-dog relationship in the DogCast Radio News, and fiction feature Place in the Pack.

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Episode 113 - New Year's Resolutions and Pit Bull Nation

Released Sat January 8, 2011
Length: 1:02:41
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Discover what three New Year's resolutions you can make to improve your dog's life in 2011 with trainer Nick Jones' thought provoking suggestions. Hear from Cindy Marabito about her uplifting and shocking experiences rescuing Pit Bulls. Plus host Julie brings you some happy dog related news stories.

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Episode 112 - Why dogs bark and what your dog really wants for Christmas

Released Sat December 11, 2010
Length: 0:52:16
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Joyce Geier is a Border Collie expert who knows that what dogs most want from their owners is quality time; she has advice for keeping your dog happy and occupied. David Ryan is a Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Chair of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, and he has some fascinating observations about why dogs bark. Plus Buddy delivers his Christmas address and there's the DogCast Radio News.

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Episode 111 - Orphans of Katrina

Released Sat November 13, 2010
Length: 1:07:55
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Karen O'Toole lived through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and she discusses her book about her experiences - Orphans of Katrina: What Really Happened on the Gulf. Dr Muriel Brasseur gives advice to a listener about why her dogs are mouthing and how to stop it. Plus hear the DogCast Radio News, Buddy's Diary, a plea for help for the Save Lennox campaign, and a review of Pukka: The Pup After Merle.

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Episode 110 - Newfoundlands and recovering from pet loss

Released Sat October 9, 2010
Length: 1:12:53
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Newfoundlands are a breed of dog who sometimes find themselves in need of a new home simply because they've grown too large. We talk to the owners of some rescue Newfies about their beautiful dogs' stories as we help commemorate forty years of the Newfoundland Club welfare. Karen Litzinger has experienced dog loss and is a qualified counsellor. She has produced a CD Heal Your Heart to help comfort those grieving for a pet. In the DogCast Radio News there are stories of exceptional Guide Dogs and police dogs who Tweet. Plus what's your advice for a Beagle owner with a problem?

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Episode 109 - Coprophagia and cruciate ligament surgery

Released Sat September 11, 2010
Length: 0:49:59
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Coprophagia - or eating poo - is one of the more disgusting habits a dog can have. A listener is trying to tackle this problem with her two dogs, and veterinarian and author Nancy Kay has expert avdvice. Cruciate ligament rupture is one of the most common problems of the hind leg in dogs - but there is every chance a dog can live a full, happy, "normal" life after treatment. Surgeon John Davies who performed TPLO on Star has all the information you need. Plus the DogCast Radio News and how great our dogs are at developing strategies to get what they want.

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Episode 108 - Sue London and Schutzhund

Released Sat August 14, 2010
Length: 1:00:25
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Sue London, the Canadian Dog Whisperer, had major health problems that nearly resulted in her death, but the love of her Shih Tzu Rocky pulled her through, and now she wants to offer that healing to others. Schutzhund is a fascinating and demanding dog sport which host Julie was lucky enough to participate in - how did she enjoy getting up close and personal with a German Shepherd? In the DogCast Radio News hear about the growing problem of dog obesity - and is there a connection to the increasing variety of dog food on offer? Plus did you know next month is National Dog Adoption Month? All this and more!

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Episode 107 - Karen Wild and Chiengora

Released Sat July 10, 2010
Length: 0:55:31
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Chiengora is knitting or weaving with dog hair - Fran Pike is an expert from gathering the fur to what items to make with it. Karen Wild is a dog trainer who enjoys working with people just as much as working with dogs, and has been involved in an innovative project at a school for children with special needs. In the DogCast Radio News hear about the dog whose house blew away, the dog who outgrew his house, and the dog whose mail chewing habits nearly brought him to a sticky end. Plus have we made dogs stupid simply by domesticating them? Sit, stay and listen!

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Episode 106 - The working life of a herding dog and Canix

Released Sat June 12, 2010
Length: 0:48:55
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Hear from Border Collie expert Joyce Geier what a working herding dog's life entails - and about the Hallmark Channel's movie, You Lucky Dog, where a rescue Collie is taken on to help herd sheep, and heal a family. Canix - cross country running with your dog - is a great way to get yourself and your dog fit and trim, Richard Cook has all the answers you need. In the DogCast Radio News hear about the rescue dog being helped out by a famous little blue pill and how hard life can be for David Beckham's dog. Download us to your MP3 and let us entertain you as you go out and about with your dog.

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