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Black and Tan Coonhound at Crufts

Picture shows Bert a Black and Tan Coonhound at the launch of Crufts 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.
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Russian Toy new breed at Crufts

Picture shows Pride a Russian Toy at the launch of Crufts 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.
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Eric wants a forever home

Elderly Eric seeks quiet retirement home

Eric wants a home

Fourteen-year-old terrier cross Eric - who is 98 in dog years - is currently being looked after by RSPCA Danaher Animal Home, in Essex.

Eric

Elderly pooch Eric is on the hunt for a calm, quiet home where he’ll have a comfy bed of his own, lots of affection, and at least nine hours or sleep every night!

Dog on fleece

Fleecy pet bedding that is used to keep animals warm and comfortable is set to help rescue animals too as a UK manufacturer has teamed up with the RSPCA.

Vetfleece, a third generation family run business, manufacture super soft pet bedding that is widely used by those involved in the care and welfare of animals. It has been designed for use in kennels, crates and domestic homes for dogs and cats.

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Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers is the Head Coach at Dogs Trust's Dog School Shropshire.

Rico and Maisy

Rachel Rodgers' dogs love their snuffle mat.

Dogs love snuffle mats

Dogs actually enjoy having to work a little for their food, rather than just having it presented to them.

Snuffle Mat

A snuffle mat is a useful distraction toy which most dogs really take to.

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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.