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Episode 176 - Conservation K9 Consultancy

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Released Sat November 26, 2016
Length: 0:59:54
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Hear from expert trainer Louise Viljoen how her dogs are playing a vital role in conserving wildlife around the world. The dogs' incredible sense of smell enables us to monitor wildlife with as little disturbance to them as possible - and the dogs Louise trains and works with are rescue dogs. A great, positive story in many ways.

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Episode 175 - How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong

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Released Sat October 22, 2016
Length: 1:00:02
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In this show Pamela Dennison draws on years of working with students and personal experience to offer help and hope to those coping with a reactive of aggressive dog. Listen to Pam explain how you can help your dog cope with life, offering practical advice along the way. All delivered with honesty and humour.

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Episode 174 - author Graeme Sims

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Released Sat September 24, 2016
Length: 0:48:15
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A stray dog came into Graeme Sims' life at a low point, and transformed it. In this interview the ad-man turned shepherd, turned showman, turned vicar, turned author discussed why not all dogs are equal, and why Italians have taken him to their hearts.

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Episode 173 - Pet loss and end of life

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Released Sat September 10, 2016
Length: 0:55:02
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When you've loved a dog, losing them can plunge us into grief, but there is help available. Wendy Van de Poll is a certified end of life and pet loss grief coach, and she has advice to help you cope with the death of your beloved dog.

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Episode 172 - Oodles of Doodles and DoodleFest

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Released Fri August 26, 2016
Length: 0:53:38
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Doodles - Poodle mixes- are growing in popularity, but the Poodle mindset is not always a good fit with other breeds, and can have unexpected results. Top behaviourist and trainer Carolyn Menteith talks about her concerns for the Doodle mix. Doodle Trust founder Barb Turnbull echoes those concerns, and knows firsthand why some Doodles end up in rescue. The DogCast Radio attend DoodleFest, where Julie judges the novelty classes.

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Episode 171 - Flatcoat Walkies and How to Foster Dogs

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Released Sun July 17, 2016
Length: 1:11:26
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In this episode you can hear from experienced dog expert, Pat Miller, about what fostering a dog is, what support you should expect, and how it helps dogs find their forever homes. Flatcoat Walkies is a group that started out simply to provide opportunities for Flatcoat Retriever owners to meet up, hear how it has grown, and what life is like with the breed affectionately known as a Flattie. Plus you can hear our latest original fiction, Honesty, and hear about the dog who ate her owner's teeth.

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Episode 170 - Coping with allergies and 10 great reasons not to copy Cesar Milan

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Released Sat June 18, 2016
Length: 1:04:56
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In this show, Dr Patrick Mahaney has the advice you need if your dog has allergies, and Sally Gutteridge shares 10 good reasons not to copy Cesar Milan. Plus the DogCast Radio News, and how you can add your voice to the protest against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

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Episode 169 - Dogtology and Service Dogs UK

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Released Sun May 8, 2016
Length: 1:00:45
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In a fun interview with author Jeff Lazarus, find out about dogtology. Are you a dogtologist? Spoiler alert: you probably are! Plus hear from Judith Broug about how she and a good friend founded Service Dogs UK which helps veterans of the armed forces and emergency services cope with PTSD. It's an inspiring story. And in the DogCast Radio News, hear about the dogs who have had lucky escapes of one sort or another, and the scientist who wants to help our dogs - and us - to live longer.

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Episode 168 - Canine assistants and dog friendly Bridgnorth

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Released Sat April 2, 2016
Length: 1:09:24
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In this episode you can hear Canine Assistants' founder Jennifer Arnold talk about how she educates, rather than trains, the assistance dogs she provides. It's an approach that is yielding amazing results. In the UK, Bridgnorth, in Shropshire, is bidding to become the most dog friendly town in Britain. Hear what happened when Julie went to investigate.

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Episode 167 - Carolyn Menteith Understanding Puppies

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Released Sat March 12, 2016
Length: 0:57:05
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Life with a puppy is sometimes a surprise, because they don't act the way we want them to. In this interview you can hear experienced behaviourist Carolyn Menteith explain what puppies are like, why they do certain things, and how you can help your puppy become the dog you want. You can also listen to Buddy's Diary, in which Buddy tells the tale of his latest surgery, and there it the DogCast Radio News too.

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206 - Crufts 2019

Hear all about Crufts 2019. From the three new breeds competing for the first time, to the amazing assistance dogs in attendance, to efforts to make our dogs healthier including scientific research and feeding a good diet. Crufts has at its heart the relationship between humans and dogs - and it's a relationship that should make life better for both species.

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.