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Episode 169 - Dogtology and Service Dogs UK


Released Sun May 8, 2016
Length: 1:00:45
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The truth is that dogs have become the primary relationship for so many humans - even some who are married and have kids!
 - Jeff Lazarus

Are you a dogtologist? Well if you love your dog, according to Jeff Lazarus, you may well be a dogtologist.

Explaining the essence of dogtology, author Jeff tells us how to spot the signs in ourselves and others. And the odds are, if you're a DogCast Radio listener your are a dogtologist - whether you know it or not. Do you refer to yourself as your dog's mom or dad? Do you post photos of your dog online? Is your dog one of the most important people in your life? If you answered yes to any of those questions,  stand up loud and proud and proclaim your faith in dogtology!

To find out more, visit the dogtology website, or check it out on Facebook and Twitter.

Service Dogs UK

Service Dogs UK is  a charity that provides and trains assistance dogs, mostly from rescue, to veterans of the armed forces, but also veterans of the emergency services, and also of the Coast Guard.
 - Judith Broug

Judith Broug co-founded the charity Service Dogs UK, and in this interview she talks with honesty and humour about what led her to want to give back to those who serve community, and are left with an unbearable emotional burden.

The charity seeks to help veterans of any service  - and that includes not only military personnel, but police, firefighters, paramedics and the Coast Guard - who suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The charity's dogs are mostly rescue dogs, so Service Dogs UK helps not only humans, but  dogs in need too.

To find out more, to offer support, or to find help yourself, visit the Service Dogs UK website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

DogCast Radio News

In the DogCast Radio News, hear about the Jack Russell Terrier who survived three hours adrift in the Gulf of Mexico after falling off his owner's boat, the investigation into who abandoned a Rottweiler outside a Cardiff supermarket, and the dogs who were destined to be dinner in Korea now heading for life as beloved pets in the United States and Canada thanks to the Humane Society International.

Plus, the dog owners who've fallen foul of fake dog wardens, and the scientist who want to help our dogs - and us - live longer.

Summer Reading

If you're looking for something to read on vacation this summer, don't forget the DogCast Radio book - Buddy's Diary plus fiction and articles from Dog Cast Radio.

And if you're looking for something romantic to wile away those sunny summer days, check out Julie's innovative romantic fiction ebook Macie's Choice. Macie's Choice is a new concept in romantic fiction. If you have ever been frustrated by the choices the heroine makes in the stories you read, then Macie's Choice is for you, because at the end of each chapter you are offered a choice. There are always two options and you choose what happens next.


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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.