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Peter Andre recommends singing to your dog - and signing up for the RSPCA's Big Walkies


Singer Peter Andre backs RSPCA’s Big Walkies challenge

An RSPCA survey has revealed that 75% of dog owners chat with their pet while out walking - and one in six SING to them.

Just over 90% of pet owners polled by the RSPCA* didn’t like to walk in silence while exercising their pooch. While 75% like to talk, 16% go one step further and serenade their dog.

The survey also showed that:

• 9% of dog-owners only talk to their pooch to say “come on!” while 1% don’t talk at all;

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Peter Andre and doggy friend

Dog-loving singer Peter Andre has joined forces with the charity to encourage people to sign up for My Big Walkies. He said: “It's important to remember how much happiness dogs bring to our lives. Sadly there are many dogs which are ill-treated every day and the RSPCA works incredibly hard to combat animal cruelty.

Peter Andre

Dog-loving singer Peter Andre has joined forces with the charity to encourage people to sign up for My Big Walkies. He said: “It's important to remember how much happiness dogs bring to our lives. Sadly there are many dogs which are ill-treated every day and the RSPCA works incredibly hard to combat animal cruelty.

RSPCA urging thousands of dogs to take part in the Biggest Ever Walkies!

We’ve teamed up with Vitality to bring you the biggest, waggiest walkies of the year.

Dogs and your humans, get ready for the walk of the year - registrations for the BIG Walkies events open online today.

This year the RSPCA are joining paws with Vitality - and we are asking you and your dog to join us in the fresh air to stretch your legs and raise money to help our less fortunate dog pals.

Throughout May this year there will be flagship walks followed by 42 events spread across the country in September and October.

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The Great British Greyhound Walk 2011

If you have a Greyhound, or you're a fan of Greyhounds, or you'd like to find out more about them the following will be of interest to you. Personally I think Greyhounds are a lovely, laidback breed and there are so many myths about them than stop them finding the loving homes they deserve. Here's some more information:
 
Sunday 26th June 2011
The Great British Greyhound Walk 2011- coming to a park near you!

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Buddy waiting

Buddy waiting for me to catch up.

Patient Buddy again

Buddy waiting for me on a walk.

Patient Buddy

Buddy waiting for me on the walk.

Can you sponsor James?

Someone who is going to be busy raising money for charity os James Hewitt who is doing a sponsored walkies-athon! Here are the details:

DARLINGTON DOG LOVER GOES FOR ULTIMATE WALKIES

‘100 DOGS IN 12 HOURS’ FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

Darlington dog lover James Hewitt is planning to raise money for his local Dogs Trust rehoming centre by going for the ultimate walkies next month.

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What our dogs get up to on walks

I posed the question yesterday of what your style of walking is - but what's your dog's? Our two do like to be out in the lead a lot of the time. I put this down in Buddy's case to wanting to be the first one to encounter anything edible we might come across, rather than any dominant traits. In Star's case, she likes to be up with her big brother; it's a comical site him loping along, with her little legs scurrying away to keep up with him.

What they will both be distracted by is mud or water. What they seem to enjoy most are really big, really

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Rememebering War Animals

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.

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.