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Episode 113 - New Year's Resolutions and Pit Bull Nation

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Released Sat January 8, 2011
Length: 1:02:41
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Discover what three New Year's resolutions you can make to improve your dog's life in 2011 with trainer Nick Jones' thought provoking suggestions. Hear from Cindy Marabito about her uplifting and shocking experiences rescuing Pit Bulls. Plus host Julie brings you some happy dog related news stories.

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Episode 112 - Why dogs bark and what your dog really wants for Christmas

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Released Sat December 11, 2010
Length: 0:52:16
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Joyce Geier is a Border Collie expert who knows that what dogs most want from their owners is quality time; she has advice for keeping your dog happy and occupied. David Ryan is a Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Chair of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, and he has some fascinating observations about why dogs bark. Plus Buddy delivers his Christmas address and there's the DogCast Radio News.

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Episode 111 - Orphans of Katrina

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Released Sat November 13, 2010
Length: 1:07:55
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Karen O'Toole lived through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and she discusses her book about her experiences - Orphans of Katrina: What Really Happened on the Gulf. Dr Muriel Brasseur gives advice to a listener about why her dogs are mouthing and how to stop it. Plus hear the DogCast Radio News, Buddy's Diary, a plea for help for the Save Lennox campaign, and a review of Pukka: The Pup After Merle.

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Episode 110 - Newfoundlands and recovering from pet loss

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Released Sat October 9, 2010
Length: 1:12:53
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Newfoundlands are a breed of dog who sometimes find themselves in need of a new home simply because they've grown too large. We talk to the owners of some rescue Newfies about their beautiful dogs' stories as we help commemorate forty years of the Newfoundland Club welfare. Karen Litzinger has experienced dog loss and is a qualified counsellor. She has produced a CD Heal Your Heart to help comfort those grieving for a pet. In the DogCast Radio News there are stories of exceptional Guide Dogs and police dogs who Tweet. Plus what's your advice for a Beagle owner with a problem?

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Episode 109 - Coprophagia and cruciate ligament surgery

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Released Sat September 11, 2010
Length: 0:49:59
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Coprophagia - or eating poo - is one of the more disgusting habits a dog can have. A listener is trying to tackle this problem with her two dogs, and veterinarian and author Nancy Kay has expert avdvice. Cruciate ligament rupture is one of the most common problems of the hind leg in dogs - but there is every chance a dog can live a full, happy, "normal" life after treatment. Surgeon John Davies who performed TPLO on Star has all the information you need. Plus the DogCast Radio News and how great our dogs are at developing strategies to get what they want.

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Episode 108 - Sue London and Schutzhund

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Released Sat August 14, 2010
Length: 1:00:25
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Sue London, the Canadian Dog Whisperer, had major health problems that nearly resulted in her death, but the love of her Shih Tzu Rocky pulled her through, and now she wants to offer that healing to others. Schutzhund is a fascinating and demanding dog sport which host Julie was lucky enough to participate in - how did she enjoy getting up close and personal with a German Shepherd? In the DogCast Radio News hear about the growing problem of dog obesity - and is there a connection to the increasing variety of dog food on offer? Plus did you know next month is National Dog Adoption Month? All this and more!

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Episode 107 - Karen Wild and Chiengora

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Released Sat July 10, 2010
Length: 0:55:31
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Chiengora is knitting or weaving with dog hair - Fran Pike is an expert from gathering the fur to what items to make with it. Karen Wild is a dog trainer who enjoys working with people just as much as working with dogs, and has been involved in an innovative project at a school for children with special needs. In the DogCast Radio News hear about the dog whose house blew away, the dog who outgrew his house, and the dog whose mail chewing habits nearly brought him to a sticky end. Plus have we made dogs stupid simply by domesticating them? Sit, stay and listen!

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Episode 106 - The working life of a herding dog and Canix

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Released Sat June 12, 2010
Length: 0:48:55
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Hear from Border Collie expert Joyce Geier what a working herding dog's life entails - and about the Hallmark Channel's movie, You Lucky Dog, where a rescue Collie is taken on to help herd sheep, and heal a family. Canix - cross country running with your dog - is a great way to get yourself and your dog fit and trim, Richard Cook has all the answers you need. In the DogCast Radio News hear about the rescue dog being helped out by a famous little blue pill and how hard life can be for David Beckham's dog. Download us to your MP3 and let us entertain you as you go out and about with your dog.

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Episode 105 - Bel Mooney and Dachshund profile

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Released Sat April 10, 2010
Length: 1:03:28
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Writer and broadcaster was happily married to Jonathon Dimbleby, then her life fell apart when he left her, and it was left to her tiny rescue Maltese Bonnie to help her rebuild her life. She talks about her experiences and her book Small dogs can save your life. Dachshunds can look sweet but it can be a huge mistake to judge the nature of the dog by its appearance, hear the truth from Molly Morlino of Hill Country Dachshunds. In the DogCast Radio News hear the contrasting stories of the dog who slept through a burglary and the dog who truly went the extra mile to save his family from a fire. In Buddy's Diary, Buddy tells of the devastating consequences of Star being over-enthusiastic on a walk. Cuddle up with your favourite canine companion and enjoy DogCast Radio.

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Episode 104 - Dog Tricks for Dummies and Flyball

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Released Sat April 10, 2010
Length: 0:54:22
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Sarah Hodgson is the author of Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies. As well as being a prolific author, Sarah is a columnist, media personality and inventor, she talks about how simple, natural canine behaviours can be taught on command and developed. Flyball is a fast and furious dog sport, involving teams of four dogs racing over four jumps to collect tennis balls. The DogCast Radio team went along to a training session with the Carry Ons flyball team and found out exactly what flyball entails, what sort of dogs it suits, and how it can give some dogs the outlet they need. In the DogCast Radio News hear how dogs can convey different meanings in their growls, how a lurcher involved in a car accident had her body rebuilt, and how Kelly Osbourne sustained an injury breaking up a dog fight. Plus how did Buddy get on when he auditioned for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Wizard of Oz?

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193 - Finn's law and Alabama Rot

Hear PC Dave Wardell talk movingly about the night his police dog, Finn, nearly died, and how that gave rise to the campaign to have Finn's Law, and give legal protection to police dogs. Alabama Rot has been hitting the headlines in the UK, but how worried should dog owners be, and how can owners protect their dogs from it? Vet Marc Dhumeaux tells you what you need to know. Plus the DogCast Radio News.

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.