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Episode 128 - Debbie Connolly discusses Crufts 2012 vet checks

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Released Tue March 13, 2012
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At Crufts 2012 the Best of Breed dog in fifteen high profile breeds had to face a vet check - and in six of those breeds the dogs failed the check and were disqualified. This move has attracted a lot of comment, and in this indepth interview dog expert Debbie Connolly gives her insights into and opinions on the issue.

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Episode 127 - Nature vs nurture, and How dogs combat stress

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Released Sat February 11, 2012
Length: 1:15:10
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Author and life coach Bonnie Church highlights how dogs help us cope with stress. Expert trainers Debbie Connolly and Nick Jones debate nature vs nurture in response to a listener's question about her Shiba Inu. In the DogCast Radio News hear how the Cairn Terrier may become the twelfth official state dog - but can you name the other eleven?

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Episode 126 - The Russian Dog Wizard in America and dogs in Australia

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Released Sat December 17, 2011
Length: 0:52:14
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Nowadays it can sometimes seem we are awash with dog whisperers, but there's only one dog wizard! Listen to this interview with Vladamir Roytapel, the Russian Dog Wizard who has a long history of training dogs, having trained dogs for the Russian government, the Red Army and the KGB.

Listener Sarah Ginis has lived in Australia for over twenty years. She lives in South Australia, is passionate about dog rescue, and has become aware of a dog related problem in her area that has not been getting any attention.

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Episode 125 - Joe Inglis's diet advice and Renee Premaza on saving Jack

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Released Sun December 11, 2011
Length: 0:51:13
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TV vet Joe Inglis has excellent advice on giving our dogs the best diet possible. Renee Premaza shares her moving story of saving troubled Collie Jack. Plus the DogCast Radio News includes the sexiest man alive's love of dogs, and a festive story Barnaby's Christmas.

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Episode 124 - Sadie and the rattlesnake part 2 and Sealyhams

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Released Sun November 20, 2011
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Hear the concluding part of the interview about Sadie, the dog who survived two rattlesnake bites. Harry Parsons talks about his beloved - and rare - Sealyham Terriers. Plus a review of two Cecil Aldin books and the dog related stories you might otherwise miss in the DogCast Radio News.

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Episode 123 - Sadie and the rattlesnake and dogs on beds

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Released Sat October 8, 2011
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When Sadie had an unfortunate encounter with a rattlesnake the race was on th save her life - but that was just the beginning. Where should dogs sleep? - Debbie Connolly and Nick Jones discuss the issue. Plus the DogCast Radio News and a review of Gentle Dog Training by Michael Hasbrouck.

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Episode 122 - Run a fun dog show and Chance's Happy Ending

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Released Sat September 17, 2011
Length: 0:41:26
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Judy Rentrop tells the remarkable story of rescue dog Chance who ended up in a life-saving role. TV vet Joe Inglis talks about his new website Run A Fun Dog Show. Mad About The Dog by Belinda Harley is reviewed and host Julie talks about the latest addition to the DogCast Radio pack - Border Collie Rusty.

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Episode 121 - Puppy socialisation and listener advice from Judy Rentrop

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Released Sat August 13, 2011
Length: 0:49:20
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Cat Hughes provides some excellent tips on socialising your puppy as smoothly as possible. Judy Rentrop gives advice in response to a listener's problem. Nick has news of a dog with and unusual problem, Julie has some great reviews - plus are you an owner or a guardian, and does it really matter?

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Episode 120 - The Power of Wagging Tails and the Great British Greyhound Walk

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Released Sat July 9, 2011
Length: 0:45:08
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Dawn Marcus talks about her book The Power of Wagging Tails which highlights how incredibly good for us dogs are by focussing on therapy dog experiences. The Great British Greyhound Walk saw Greyhound owners all over the UK getting their dogs out to meet the public and show what good pets Greyhounds make. Host Julie reviews the Dyson DC25 animal vacuum and the groom tool which actually vacuums your pet direct, and the new book from Dogs Trust Rescue Me – How to successfully rehome a rescue dog. Plus in the DogCast Radio News hear why Germaine Greer wants to kill British dogs.

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Episode 119 - The Power of Wagging Tails and the Sheepdog Experience

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Released Sat June 11, 2011
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Dawn Marcus talks about her heart-warming new book The Power of Wagging Tails, which highlights how beneficial dogs are for us in so many ways. Host Julie and Jenny have been on the Sheepdog Experience at the Mainline Border Collie Centre, hear Barbara and Vicki Sykes talking about the dogs they love. In the DogCast Radio News hear how dog owners have been falling fowl of the law, and hear why Julie's looking forward to doing some housework.

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208 - Benefab and Jayda finds a home

In Episode 208 of DogCast Radio, you can hear how Kat Chrysostum invented benefab, a fabric that is helping dogs to life as healthily and happily as possible. When Duschanca Singh met rescue dog Jayda at the Mayhew, it was love at first sight. Plus the DogCast Radio News with stories of dogs around the world who are being bribed, learning to cope with being blind, training to lead visually impaired people - and one emotional roller-coaster of a story!

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.