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Episode 187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show


Released Sat September 23, 2017
Length: 1:07:01
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Muffin's Halo

When Silvie Bordeaux's beloved dog, Muffin, lost his sight, he became miserable and totally dependent on her. Silvie knew she had to do something, and invented Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, a hoop which fits around the dog's head, protecting it from bumps, and giving them back their independence. Muffin became his old self, and Silvie knew that there must be more blind dogs around the world who needed a Halo. Thus began Silvie's mission, which she is still on today, to help blind dogs lead happy, healthy lives. Muffin's legacy is even helping blind rescue dogs have another shot at life and love.

To find out more, visit the Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs website, or their Facebook page or the Twitter page.

Chorley Fun Dog Show

A fun dog show is a great opportunity to get out and about with your dog, meet other dogs and people - and as the name suggests, have some fun! At the Chorley Fun Dog Show, in Shropshire in the UK, Julie talked to several owners about their dogs, why they enjoy fun dog shows, and what they think dogs get out if the events.  From the tiny to the huge, from the young to the old, from the single dogs to the multi-dog households, from the novices to the old hands, they all had one thing in common - fun!

To find out more about the Chorley Show go to their website, or their Facebook page.


This Episode of the DogCast Radio News focuses on recent dog related research. Julie and Jenny have stories about studies on the effects of letting your dog sleep in your room or your bed, There's also comforting news from the University of Cambridge that some dog breeds which tend to be overweight are "genetically hungry" and not simply overfed. Did you know African wild dogs practise democracy? And that dogs have a negativity bias just like humans? Or that scat detecting dogs are helping to conserve wildlife in Argentina? And finally, are you one of the one in ten dog  owners who don't know how much exercise their dog needs?

If you want to listen to our podcast about the work of scat detection dogs, you can hear Louise Wiljoen in Episode 176 of DogCast Radio.


German Spitz Klein puppy Mischief has joined the DogCast Radio team. She is amazing, taking life in her stride despite that stride being tiny!


276 - put a stop in your dog walk and anxiety in dogs and children

Don't rush around the dog walk - stop! Pennie Clayton suggests we pause and just be! You and your dog will benefit. Author Hillary Harper talks about her anxious dog, and the children's book she has written to help children and dogs who have anxiety. Julie has been collaborating with photographer Sarah Loveland to celebrate Tripawd Superdogs. And last - but definitely not least - Diamond the Papillon puppy has joined the DogCast Radio family.

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.