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Episode 16 - Yorkshire terriers, reading dogs and more ..


Released Sat April 22, 2006
Length: 0:44:54
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Yorkshire Terrier Breed Profile

One of the most popular terriers is the Yorkshire Terrier, and in this episode you can hear a profile of the breed.

Marita Parker from Crystal Waters Kennel, in Canada, is a successful, responsible breeder of Yorkshire Terriers, and with many years' experience of Yorkies, she is well qualified on what life with them is like.

How much grooming does a Yorkshire Terrier need? Do they make good family dogs, and how do they relate to children? Most importantly, how can you make sure you are buying from a responsible breeder?

For more information about Marita's gorgeous dogs, check out her website.

Dozer the reading Mastiff

Did you hear about the dog who liked to be read to? Well we did, and this gentle giant of a dog touched our hearts.

Dozer is a large Mastiff cross, who is helping children in many ways, including building their confidence in reading. Dozer's owner Karen talks about her lovely dog, and how together they are working to enhance the lives of children.

One of the most touching facts is that Karen rescued Dozer, then took him through obedience training until he gained his Bronze Canine Good Citizen, and he now works as a therapy dog.

Puppy Playtime

Listen to Puppy Playtime, where Jenny has a great website for you to explore.

She has been having fun on the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home website, and she particularly likes the playtime section.

Here there are several games and activities to enjoy, as well as ideas for treats for your dog.

Buddy's Diary

Buddy is feeling very good after a check up at the vets.

Does he always find a visit to the vet so pleasant though? What were his first impressions of the surgery, and why are cats so annoying when they are in the waiting room?

Hear Buddy's latest diary to find out all this and more.

Celebrations and communications

Did you know that Sunday April 30th is International Day of the Dog? This is a special day to celebrate dogs, organised by Dog Listener Jan Fennell.

Putting an end to unsympathetic training of dogs is the theme of the day, and there are suggestions on Jan's website as to how you can get involved.

If you like dogs and the internet, have you come across ? This is a site that will support you through setting up your own dog blog.

Do you fall into conversation with other dog lovers? - well on this site you can do so with people all over the world.

Make sure you keep listening right to the end to hear Jenny's latest joke!


274 - Crufts 2024 and can dog friendly be neurodivergent friendly?

In this episode Julie and Jenny go to Crufts 2024 and Michelle Foulia explores whether dog friendly can be neurodivergent friendly too. Plus the problems the French Bulldog faces, and how our dogs are good for our neurobiology!

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.