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Episode 205 - Empowerment Training for your Power Dog

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Released Sat March 16, 2019
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It's important to train every dog - but it's vital to get your training right when you have a powerful dog. That involves getting your relationship with you dog right, but includes taking into account society's attitude towards your dog. In this in depth interview, Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell discusses everything you need to know about training your power dog, something she has written a book about - Empowerment Training for Your Power Dog: Unleash the Positive Potential in Bully and Mastiff Breeds, Pit Bulls, and Other Strong Dogs. Plus the DogCast Radio News - including PC Dave Wardell and PD Finn who won the Crufts Friends for Life award.

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Episode 204 - dog holidays, snuffle mats and teeth

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Released Sat February 23, 2019
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In this podcast, you can listen to David Blank talking about the amazing doggy holidays you and your dog can share. Hear Rachel Rodgers, Head Coach of Dogs Trust's Dog School Shropshire, sharing what you need to now about snuffle mats and teeth cleaning. Plus the DogCast Radio News.

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Rememebering War Animals

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Released Sun October 21, 2018
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In this, our 200th episode, we feature author Robin Hutton, discussing the animals heroes of World War II. On Remembrance Day, we recall the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in the line of duty. Those brave soldiers were courageously supported by many animals, and you can hear Robin tell some of their amazing stories.
Plus Julie and Jenny bring you the DogCast Radio News, featuring remarkable dogs, clever dogs, working dogs, and according to a study, the ubiquitous feature of modern life which can depress our dogs.
We celebrate our 200th podcast with a look back at how things have changed over the past thirteen years.

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The Dog News Show - with Debbie Connolly and Julie Hill

There's a brand new dog podcast for you to listen to, it's called The Dog News Show and the first episode is out now. The show is presented by Debbie Connolly (SafePets UK, Dog Borstal) and Julie Hill (DogCast Radio) - which of course is me!

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Buddy's a newshound

Buddy dressed to report on Crufts for Well Balanced Pup.

Big, bouncy and beautiful - the St. Bernard

We've had some gorgeous St. Bernard photos added to the site today. You can see one at the top of this post, but there are more on the site. Check out Best Buddies, Time for a drink and Dr Watson. That last one is not a new one, but I love the comment, with the quick aside reference to drool and shedding! If you go to our St. Bernard breed profile page and scroll down there are more photos of listeners' dogs to see.

For a photo of a St Bernard with lovely calm eyes and such a benign expression, read the story of Rosie.

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From castaways to corgis

There have been some unusual dog stories in the news recently. Sophie Tucker the black cattle dog fell from her owner's boat amid stormy weather off the coast of Australia. Her owners assumed the worst when she didn't reappear. However, Sophie turned up months later on St. Bees Island after locals reported her to rangers. Apparently Sophie had swum six miles through shark infested water to get to the island.

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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.