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Dog keeping cool at the seaside

The RSPCA is bracing itself for a surge in calls about animals in need as a heatwave sweeps across England & Wales this week.

Star on the beach

The beach can be great fun for dogs - but salt water can be dangerous.

Surf dog Ricochet catches the waves with Italian water rescue dog trainers

SURF DOG RICOCHET CAUGHT WAVES WITH ITALIAN WATER RESCUE
DOG TRAINERS WHO JUMP OUT OF HELICOPTERS WITH THEIR DOGS!

Ricochet’s protégé, Cori also worked with them to make her canine-assisted
swimming program for kids with special needs the best it can be & save lives

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Dog to the rescue!

The National Geographic “And Man Created Dog” documentary, and many other specials on television and in media have featured SICS. A new International Course is one of many future projects of the School.

All at sea!

Cori started showing an instinct for water rescue when she was 9 months old which prompted the canine-assisted swimming program.

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Cori in the waves

Then it was back to water rescue. Although Cori didn’t jump out of a helicopter (yet), the trainers were impressed with her courage and quick learning capacity.

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Hitting the waves

So Ricochet gave them a lesson, and they hit the waves!

Surfing

Although Valentina and Simone spend a great deal of time in the water, they had never surfed.

Sics trainers in the sea

The trainers, Valentina Pilenga and Simone Galbiata spent five days teaching their water rescue methods to Cori, her handler, Judy Fridono and swim instructor Jodi Powell from Special Fishies Aquatic Freedom and Education.

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At the beach

I took this photo when we visited the beach after Buddy's venture into the doggy olympics.

 

It was a scene that made me smile then, and it does now. I like the feeling of solidarity - everyone's at the beach, even the dog, as evidenced by the scoop bag. I like the feeling it gives me of kicking off my shoes and having a run through the waves with my dog, having fun. And I love the fact that the family are being responsible, clearing up after their dog.

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221 - Stop importing puppies and dogs who found romance for their human

Lucy Parkinson and TV vet Marc Abraham discuss the petition Lucy started to stop the exploitative importing of puppies into the UK. Writer Cath Jenkin reveals the spooky way her Border Collie brought brought happiness, romance and a new home into her life. 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.