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Episode 218 - Keep your dog happy and healthy during lockdown


Released Sat May 2, 2020
Length: 0:57:29
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Battersea's Tips To Keep Your Dog Entertained During Lockdown

Nathalie Ingham is the Canine Training and Behaviour Manager at Battersea, and in this interview, she has lots of pracitcal advice for keeping your dog entertained at home during lockdown - or at any time! The ideas use everyday household items, and do not require you to buy expensive toys.

If you visit the Battersea website you will find many more ideas, including video guidance to make a snuffle mat. If you've come up with a great way to entertain your dog, we'd love to hear about it.

Instead of putting the food bowl down and them gulping it all down in 2 seconds flat, you can do other things which might take them 5 minutes, and that's 5 minutes of them using their brain and being active.
 - Nathalie Ingham

Work Out Your Walkies with Nick Jones

During lockdown, you may not be able to give our dog enough exercise outside of the house - so dog behaviourist and expert witness Nick Jones has collaborated with to develop a tool to help you ensure your dog can get a long enough walk in their own garden.

If you visit Work Out Your Walkies and input your dog's breed, age and the number of walks they require, as well as the width and length of your garden, the calculator will tell you how many laps of your garden will supply that.

You can find out more about Nick Jones at his Alpha Dog website.

In essence this is very simple. You just put in the dog's breed, the age, how many walks a day, the dimensions of the garden and it gives you the answer of how many laps.
 - Nick Jones

DogCast Radio News

Julie and Jenny bring you all the dog related news you might otherwise have missed.

They start with an uplifting and amusing article from Karen London (who was featured in last month's episode) called Dogs Are Among The Heroes Of This Moment.

Then you can hear about the wonderful Medical Detection Dogs sniffing out coronavirus, the pet owner reporting changes in their dog's behaviour during lockdown,and the surge in dog adoption and fostering in both the UK and USA.

There's the heartwarming story of the future assistance dog who's currently helping front line medics, the lost dog who finally made it home, and the dog who invited a pregnant stray cat in to give birth.

If you have an informative, unusual or uplifting dog news story you'd like us to share with everybody, do get in touch.

Stay safe!


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