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Episode 197 - Canine Compulsive Disorder and VIP pet sitting

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Released Sat July 28, 2018
Length: 1:05:16
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Canine Compulsive Disorder

You've almost certainly heard of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, but did you know that there is such a thing as Canine Compulsive Disorder? It's a condition that can cause acute distress to both dog and owner, but it can be tricky to diagnose. In this interview, Toni talks about what CCD is, how other conditions can be ruled out, and how dogs with the condition can be helped.

Toni has a great website with lots of information and resources, and her Help My Dog series of books offers help on specific subjects. You can hear her advice on fireworks phobias in Episode 161  of DogCast Radio. You can hear Toni talk about wolves here, and here and about Tellington Touch here.

Actual proper Canine Compulsive Disorder may only be a very small amount of canine sufferers who actually have what you would truly term as that; others it may be that if we illiminate the route cause, then the behaviour will disappear.

 - Toni Shelbourne

The Pet Sitter's Tale

Many of us dream about working with dogs, which is what Laura Vorreyer is lucky enough to do. But it wasn't what she set out to do! You can hear in this funny interview how Laura fell into dog sitting - and how Paula Poundstone was instrumental in that. But how do the dogs of the rich and famous live? What kind of tasks is Laura asked to do - and are any of those upper class canines "snobby"?

Over the years, Laura has had so many adventures that she decided to share them in a book - The Pet Sitter's Tale. You can find out more about Laura Vorreyer at the Your Dog's Best Friend website.

When you come back next lifetime what do you want to be? I would like to be a very wealthy person's dog in Los Angeles. Put me on that jet, put me on that yacht, I'm fine - South of France, no problem, here I come!

 - Laura Vorreyer

DogCast Radio News

In the news this time, Julie and Jenny bring you the new survey which reveals that our dogsare a bigger part of our lives than ever, the dog who got stuck in a car in a very unusual way, and the dog who was rescued from the woods and adopted all on the same day,you can keep up with his adventures at his Facebook page.

Plus we have a stark warning about those days at the beach, a guide dog who won a bravery award, and how South Korea's first dog is helping get other dogs off the menu.

Buddy's Holiday

Earlier this year, Buddy had a first - not something that happens much when you're a fifteen year old dog! Julie tells the story of how Buddy went on holiday of his own, made a new friend, and what he made of it all. Find out what happened when Buddy went Barking Mad!

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