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Shaina Denny and Poppy

Shaina Denny founded Dogdrop when she couldn't find an appropriate dog daycare option for her mini chocolate dapple Dachshund, Poppy.

Episode 271 - a new kind of dog daycare and ringcraft


Released Sat November 25, 2023
Length: 1:18:52
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Hear from Shaina Denny why she reinvented dog daycare when she couldn't find a flexible enough option for her delightful Dachshund. Kerry Rhodes explains that ringcraft is helping your dog shine in the show ring, as well as canine first aid and the problems of agility with a tall dog like her Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Julie ponders the subject of Christmas presents for dogs.

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Episode 270 - clinical behaviourist Rachel Rodgers and author Mark E. Scott


Released Sat November 25, 2023
Length: 1:15:15
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Clinical dog behaviourist Rachel Rodgers and her team of rehabilitation dog trainers are helping dogs live their best life. Author Mark Scott is assisted in many ways by his Australian Shepherd, Brody. Host Julie shares some positive dog news stories.

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First Date

Much of First Date, by Mark Scott, takes place in a hospital.

Australian Shepherd Brody

Brody keeps owner Mark Scott company while he writes.

Elke and Jessy

Elke and Jessy have a wonderful bond and find joy in dancing together.

Elke Boxoen and Jessy

Elke Boxoen and her dog Jessy's Once Upon A Time is incredible!


Working dogs like Anubis deserve a happy healthy retirement.

Bob Bryant

Bob Bryant co founded Mission K9 Rescue to rescue hero dogs and reunite them with their handlers where possible.

Episode 269 - retiring working dogs and World Champion dog dancer


Released Sat October 21, 2023
Length: 1:32:09
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The focus of this episode is working dogs. Bob Bryant talks about Mission K9 which rescues and reunites working dogs. Elke Boxoen and her dog Jessy are World Champion dog dancers - but her priority is her relationship with her dogs, and their welfare. A celebration of dogs and the wide range of working roles they take.

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274 - Crufts 2024 and can dog friendly be neurodivergent friendly?

In this episode Julie and Jenny go to Crufts 2024 and Michelle Foulia explores whether dog friendly can be neurodivergent friendly too. Plus the problems the French Bulldog faces, and how our dogs are good for our neurobiology!

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.