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Episode 138 - The 12 Dogs of Christmas and Roann's Dog Therapy Team


Released Sat November 24, 2012
Length: 0:52:09
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Hear from Ken Kragen how the book and movie of The 12 Dogs of Christmas started as a doodle on a place mat. A team approach to dog training is paying off for Roann's Dog Therapy Team. Plus the DogCast Radio News brings you stories PETA, a hawk attack on a dog and more, and what are you most thankful for about your dog?

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Episode 137 - On Toby's Terms, The Spirit of The Dog and Lizzie Owen


Released Sat October 27, 2012
Length: 1:03:21
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Tamsin Pickeral and Astrid Harrisson talk about their stunning new book The Spirit of the Dog, which traces the development of dog breeds. Charmaine Hammond shares the life lessons her troubled dog Toby taught her, and how her book On Toby's Terms has touched hearts worldwide. Lizzie Owen reveals how her assistance dog Frodo helps her and the ways you can help support the charity.

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Episode 136 - teach a hug and take great photos of your dog


Released Sat September 29, 2012
Length: 0:42:47
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Pamela Johnson tells you how to teach you dog a hug behaviour - and the practical applications this has. Professional photographer Sarah Loveland has advice to help you take great photos of your dog. Plus the DogCast Radio News, Buddy's Diary and much more.

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Episode 135 - Best dog toys and Hayley the fundraising Basset Hound


Released Sat August 25, 2012
Length: 0:49:07
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There are so many dog toys on offer that sometimes it can be difficult to know what to choose for your dog. But when you've made your choice and bought it, do you know how to get the most out of a toy with your dog? Plus hear about Hayley the fundraising Basset Hound.

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Episode 134 - Scruffts and Women and Dog Training


Released Sat July 14, 2012
Length: 0:51:30
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Roger Alan Bernard talks about the reasons women encounter dog training problems, we celebrate the crossbreed with a trip to a Scruffts heat, and remember dogs who have been loved and lost recently. Plus the DogCast Radio News with the stories other news sources might just have overlooked.

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Episode 133 - C.A.R.I.A.D. and Piper the painting Bulldog


Released Sat June 9, 2012
Length: 0:48:23
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The Guardian campaign wants dog owners to be called guardians as it described their role better. C.A.R.I.A.D. is a coalition fighting puppy farming in Wales and their unscrupulous practices. When artist Jessica Stone adopted a Bulldog with special needs who could have foreseen that the dog would also have an arty side? Plus the DogCast Radio News and more.

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Episode 132 - Golden Retriever profile and Barknight


Released Sat May 12, 2012
Length: 1:02:23
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Profile of the ever popular Golden Retiever, Bark Night, a celebration of our dogs, plus the DogCast Radio news, Dogs for the Disabled's Big Dog's Breakfast and more.

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Episode 131 - The Gift of Growl and Difficult Dog Training


Released Sat April 21, 2012
Length: 0:54:18
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Most of us have heard our dogs growl - but do you realise how precious a gift your dog's growl can be? A growl is a warning that a dog is unhappy, and should alert the owner that action is necessary. However, the form that action takes is crucial to your dog's happiness - the important thing is never to scold a growl; so just how should we respond to a growl? Pat Miller has the answers. She explains why dogs growl and how we should react.

While most dogs and owners take to dog training with very few problems, and enjoy classes and the company of other dogs, what happens to those who have a demanding or aggressive or noisy dog? It can be difficult for them to find help, and almost impossible for them to find a situation to let their dog work out how they should be behaving. Steven Havers is an expert on difficult demanding dogs, and many of the dogs who attend his classes have been rejected by other trainers.

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Episode 130 - Crufts 2012 Part 2


Released Sat March 31, 2012
Length: 0:57:36
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The second part of our Crufts coverage including interviews with Susan McKeon whose Greyhound lead her into a whole new career, Sealyham Terrier breeder Harry Parsons, The Blue Cross's Education Development Manager Tracy Genever talks about the charity's rebrand, plus interviews from those competing and judging in the Heelwork to Music finals, and youngsters getting involved in the Young Kennel Club.

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Episode 129 - Crufts 2012 Part 1


Released Sat March 24, 2012
Length: 1:01:22
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Crufts 2012 - Carolyn Menteith, Paul Keevil, Nina Ottosson, Dr. Roger Mugford, Dr. Claire Guest, Lesley Nicol (Mrs Patmore from Downton Abbey) and more, plus Bruce Fogle talks about his photo competition Scratched and Chewed.

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248 - Detection Dogs and are we treating our dogs to early death

Isabelle Groc talks about how her book Detection Dogs examines more than how dogs are helping us conserve our environment. Veterinarian Sean McCormack discusses research that shows over treating our dogs may cause them to die early. Plus a top speed DogCast Radio News - ten stories in six minutes!

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.