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R.I.P. Otto

You may have heard the interview with Lynn Jones in Episode 101 of DogCast Radio. I met Lynn, her husband Peter and their lovely dog Otto just before Christmas. Otto had been officially recognised as the oldest dog in the world, and they were all at Roden Dogs Trust to help raise funds for the charity.


Otto, the oldest dog in the world

Otto the oldest dog in the world with his owners Lynn and Peter Jones and his groomer. (Pictured in December 2009)

Otto, the world's oldest dog

Otto the oldest dog in the world (pictured in Decmber 2009).

I'm going to meet golden olide Otto

I'm hoping to meet the oldest dog in the world soon, and if you're anywhere near Shropshire you can too - just for the price of a donation! Here's more info:


- Shropshire’s most famous doggy resident (and Guinness World Record Holder) pays a visit to Dogs Trust Roden



276 - put a stop in your dog walk and anxiety in dogs and children

Don't rush around the dog walk - stop! Pennie Clayton suggests we pause and just be! You and your dog will benefit. Author Hillary Harper talks about her anxious dog, and the children's book she has written to help children and dogs who have anxiety. Julie has been collaborating with photographer Sarah Loveland to celebrate Tripawd Superdogs. And last - but definitely not least - Diamond the Papillon puppy has joined the DogCast Radio family.

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.