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Episode 266 - Search and Rescue Sport and the command which could save your dog's life


Released Sat August 26, 2023
Length: 0:42:59
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Search and Rescue Sport

Melissa Stagnaro, is the Vice President of the
American Rettungshunde Sport Association. In this interview she tells us all about Search and Rescue Sport, which is a sport which incorporates a variety of activities, and can be done by most dogs and handlers.

Melissa's dogs are Super Kludde, a Dutch Shepherd, and Boozie Tim, a German Short Haired Pointer. Kludde has now retired, but in his time produced artwork which raised thousands for charity. Boozie Tim enjoys mantrailing as well as playing cornhole.

Find out more at American Retteungshunde Sport Association visit their Instagram and their Facebook. You can also find a lot of information at the International Search and Rescue Dog Organisation website.

The most important command to teach your dog - and it might save their life!

Most of us teach our dogs to sit as their first command, and sit is an important command to teach. if they're sitting down, they're not getting into trouble - but there's a more important command to teach them. It's easy to teach, and it might just save your dog's life!

what is it? Listen to find out!


268 - Crash tested dog car safety and dog inspired author

Just like us, our dogs need to be protected in the event of a collision of evasive manoevre in the car - but did you know that to be truly effective and safe car harnesses should be fully crash tested? We talk to the team inspired by experience to help keep dogs safe as they travel. Author Sue Kittow has experienced how dogs support us through tough times, and has turned her real life canines into characters in her touching novels.

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.