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Episode 223 - Rock and Roll Over, Raising a lockdown puppy and languages for dogs


Released Sat September 26, 2020
Length: 1:27:53
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Rock and Roll Over

Rock and Roll Over is a showcase tribute album featuring original songs, one for each major dog breed. The album benefits animal shelters across USA and beyond, and creating it was a distraction from the limitations of lockdown. In this interview, Norty Cohen and Steve McWilliams reveal how Rock and Roll Over was written, recorded and produced entirely in lockdown, with the artists' four legged friend nearby.

Each of the best known dog breeds have a song dedicated to them. Woooooo All Day celebrates the Bassett Hound, while Little Lion commemorates the Shih Tzu. Other tracks include Do the Dachs-Hound and Pit Bulls Rock.

To hear the songs and find out how to help support the rescues involved, go to the Just Furr Fun website.

Raising a lockdown puppy

Annie Grossman is the co-founder and owner of School For The Dogs, a dog training centre in the East Village, in Manhattan, New York. She also hosts a podcast of the same name, all of which you can find out more about at the School For The Dogs website.

In this interview, Annie gives her advice on how to raise a puppy during lockdown - quarantine, rest in place, whatever your location calls it. The Covid19 pandemic has imposed restrictions on all of us, but there are ways you can socialize your puppy, and help your dog enjoy life.

Languages for dogs

August 26th 2020 was International Dog Day, and with that in mind, Jason Forrest interviewed dog trainer Joe Nutkins about languages and dogs. Did you know you can train your dog in any language? Joe explains how and why. Joe has appeared on Britain's Got Talent with her own dogs.

You can find out more about this and choose a new language to learn at the Rosetta Stone website. Visit Joe's website Dog Training in Essex and Suffolk keep up to date with Joe's dogs Merlin and Ripley. You can find out more about Jason Forrest and his The Milk Bar podcast at his website.

DogCast Radio News

In the DogCast Radio News, hear about how a Labradoodle may not be exactly the mix you think they are, how the remains of a dog found in Italy may help explain the origins of the human canine relationship, and how research by Canine Cottages indicates that dogs do love us.

We also have stories on how nationality affects dog walking habits, how a dog joined in with a street theatre performance, and how an accidental mating led to a big problem - which we reflect on and make a plea never to offer puppies "free to a good home".


272 - dog AITA and having fun with your dog

In the first podcast of 2024, Julie considers some dog themed AITA questions from the Reddit site.Who are the goodies and who are the baddies of some canine conundrums? And here's a new year's resolution you can stick to - have fun with your dog! We have lots of suggestions from listeners about fun activities with your dog.

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.