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Episode 256 - Keep fit with your dog and holistic animal practice


Released Sat September 17, 2022
Length: 1:33:40
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Keep fit with your dog

Most of us want to be fitter - and we all want our dogs to be as happy and healthy as possible - and Steph Evans can help us achieve that. And we - and our dogs - can have fun at the same time!

Steph spend part of her time lecturing in animal therapy at Hartpury University (U.K.) and part time helping dogs attain and stay in good health, in her canine Physiotherapy business, VetPhysPro, where you can also find links to her social media pages. Her specialism is encouraging people to exercise and get fit with their dogs!

Holistic animal approach

Lisa Tully is a holistic animal practitioner who not only treats the animals who are referred to her, but she looks into the dynamic between the pet and their human, and often has insights into the person’s health which they had no idea about.

In Lisa’s experience our dogs often reflect our physical and mental health. She can also communicate with domestic and wild animals such as seals and large cats. She works with all kinds of animals - including beautiful dogs - using skills such a zoopharmacognosy where animals self select their own healing botanicals. Find out more at her Animal Healing website.

10 dog breed articles

Julie has been noticing a trend of "10 dog breeds which..." articles, and needs to let off steam about it. What is it that's irritating her about titles such as 10 dog breeds that don't need training classes, 10 naughty dog breeds, 10 dog breeds who don't need grooming, and many more? Listen and find out!


275 - Controversial advice from Chloe Cavoodle: stop interactions with unknown dogs

Chloe Cavoodle is an assistance dog who posts all about her life in Sydney - her human, Liana, suggests we stop interactions with all strange dogs. Hear why! Plus hear the first chapter of Julie's book Crufts or Bust about Julie and Buddy's attempts to qualify for Crufts.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

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 Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

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!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

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.