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Free training sessions a Aricia Dog Training

If you're within driving distance of north Shropshire and you fancy a bit of free training take advantage of this opportunity at Aricia Dog Training:
Wanted Dogs and Handlers
Dogs and handlers wanted to take part in the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Assessment Weekend.
Free tuition - The classes are for 1 hour 15 minutes.
On Saturday 22 October
9.15-10.45 a.m.
10.30-a.m. - noon
12.15-1.45 p.m.
1.30-3.00 p.m.
2.45-4.15 p.m.
4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.


Buddy is now an Olympian - read about the games

Buddy is now an Olympian. Now before you get too excited he only took the "bronze" - our team came in third - but it's the taking part that counts, and we took part. We were part of a team from Aricia Dog Training participating in the Interclub Dog Olympics 2010, sponsored by Burns Pet Food. So what kind of activities are included in a doggy Olympics? - read on and I'll reveal all!



The Aricia team

The Aricica team.


Zena - lost to Granulomatous meningoencephalitis

By Carole & Stewart Thornley

An article detailing how Carole & Stewart Thornley of Aricia Dog Training lost their beloved girl Zena to Granulomatous meningoencephalitis. In a brave move, they share their experiences in the hopes of raising awareness and informing other dog owners and as a tribute to a lovely dog who died too young.

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193 - Finn's law and Alabama Rot

Hear PC Dave Wardell talk movingly about the night his police dog, Finn, nearly died, and how that gave rise to the campaign to have Finn's Law, and give legal protection to police dogs. Alabama Rot has been hitting the headlines in the UK, but how worried should dog owners be, and how can owners protect their dogs from it? Vet Marc Dhumeaux tells you what you need to know. 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.