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Sadie and the rattlesnake
- Lindsy Morris
In this show you can hear an interview with Lindsay Morris in which she tells the incredible story of her dog Sadie who had a very unfortunate - and unusual - encounter with a rattlesnake.
While on a camping weekend miles from anywhere, Sadie got bitten by a rattlesnake, and Lindsay and her husband Matt faced a difficult and agonisingly slow hike to get her to help. When they finally got her to a vet her treatment could begin - but there was no guarantee that a dog who had been through what poor Sadie had been through would even survive. Lindsay and Matt never gave up on the dog they love, and are now keem to raise awareness of the need to take care.
Dogs on beds
- Debbie Connolly
- Nick Jones
When host Julie got into discussion with Debbie Connolly and Nick Jones about whether dogs should sleep on beds, it developed into a lively and humourous debate.
Debbie is a dog and cat behaviourist who also treats goats, pigs and other pet livestock and has numerous published articles and media appreances including Dog Borstal and Britain's Most Embarrassing Pets.
Nick is a Master Trainer with The Guild of Dog Trainers and a full member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association, he has also given a number of interviews with the BBC on dog behaviour and dog training related matters as well as writing for Dogs Monthly, Field & Rural Life and Animal Health & Happiness magazines.
So where should a dog sleep? - on your bed, on his own bed in your bedroom or in a completely different room? Listen and find out!
You can find out more about Debbie at her Safe Pets website and more about Nick at the Alpha Dog Behaviour website. They are both on Twitter, Nick as ukdogtrainer and Debbie as Debbie_Connolly. If you have strong opinions on where dogs should sleep we'd love to hear them.
In the DogCast Radio News Nick and Kate bring you the stories of the dog who was in Harry Potter and is looking for a new home, the oddest insurance claims and how dog lovers have been using social media to help dogs.
Gentle Dog Training No Hitting. No Shouting - review
Host Julie reviews Michael Hasbrouck's book Gentle Dog Training No Hitting. No Shouting. It has the intriguing message that, "A sentence aimed at your dog should contain a subject, a verb and a compliment." You can hear some of Michael's other advice and you can read the full review here. You can find out more about Michael at his Dog Masters website.