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Episode 273 - dog parkour and dog news discussion


Released Sat March 2, 2024
Length: 0:40:17
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Dog Parkour

Emma Hendy puts the emphasis on fun and positivity with her clients and their dogs. She is Pawfect Ability in Frome, near Bath, in Somerset. Emma includes Dog Parkour in her classes because it is so beneficial for dogs and people. Emma is a Emma Hendy a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and a Dog Parkour UK accredited trainer.

Emma explains what Dog Parkour is, how you can get started, and how it is suitable for both very young, and older dogs. You can tailor the objects your dog interacts with, so their bodies are not stressed.

For listeners outside the UK, check out the International Dog Parkour Association website.

Parkour is about interacting with your environment, what’s around you on walks and in the house and asking your dog to do different quite simple behaviours – nothing too tricky - and getting a load of fun out of them interacting with the world.
 - Emma Hendy

DogCast Radio News

Julie shares some dog news which has caught her eye - starting with the Chinese woman who is leaving her pets £2.2 in her will. This highlights the serious issue of pet estate planning which you can hear about from Dawn Antoniak Mitchell in Episode 53 of DogCast Radio.

More of us are struggling with the cost of living crisis, especially with the cost of having a dog. Dogs Trust is receiving increasing requests for help, and has a number of Dogs Trust food banks available. Reese Witherspoon is trying to find a dog who looks like her - find out more at her Instagram . Research at Aberystwith University indicates that scentwork makes dogs better behaved. Julie speculates on how we can persuade celebrities to be better role models when it comes to pet ownership. We finish off with the feel good story of a dog who was missing for 90 days, and made it safely home.

If you come across an interesting dog news story, do send it to Julie!


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