DogCast Radio
Home Episodes Articles Blog Breed profiles Book reviews Photos Contact

training

The best advice

I was recently asked what was the best dog related advice I had been given. It was quite an easy question really, because something Graeme Sims said sprang straight into my mind. He said that the secret of good training was to love your dog so much that they can't resist you. I think that applies to life with a dog in general, not just training, but certainly if you apply that to life in general with a dog, I think you get better training results.

...more

Episode 82 - Russian Dog Wizard and Wolf Conservation

82_DogCast_Radio.mp3

Released Sat February 14, 2009
Length: 0:54:47
Download MP3 (25.1MB)
(To save MP3 file, right click and select 'Save Target As')
  • Russian Dog Wizard
  • Wolf Conservation
  • News
Read more ...

Graeme Sims: The man who can speak dog

We've just got home from a highly enjoyable visit to Graeme and Maureen Sims. Graeme has a book out later this month, and having read it, I can thoroughly recommend it. Give a Dog a Home focuses on how best to settle rescue dogs into their new homes, and how to approach training them. Graeme uses two rescues dogs he has taken in, to illustrate how it can require lateral thinking to come up with a training regime that suits the dog. The interview we recorded today with Graeme will be in a DogCast Radio show later this year.

The book is a great read; Graeme is a brilliant

...more

The importance of Doorways…

By Nick Jones

Well I’m sure that most of you know this one, but for those in a student role this is a must on every visit as far as I’m concerned. Looking at the behaviour in the dog's home, the hub of its life is essential to have the benefits in the outside world.
The benefits of ensuring that the owner goes before the dog at doorways are three-fold.

... Read more ..

Episode 81 - Free Shaping and Tellington Touch

81_DogCast_Radio.mp3

Released Sat January 24, 2009
Length: 0:56:19
Download MP3 (25.8MB)
(To save MP3 file, right click and select 'Save Target As')
  • Pam Dennison on Free Shaping
  • Toni Shelbourne on TellingtonTouch
  • News
Read more ...

Mic Martin

Mic Martin helps dog owners train their dogs on the television programme Dog Borstal.

My friend's uncle's dog

It’s often questioned whether there is any point sending dogs away to be trained by an expert without the owner present. Many question whether the dog will associate his new found obedience with his owner at all, and whether once back at home he will revert to behaving as before.

Whatever the truth of it is, I heard a funny story about it the other day from a friend. Apparently an uncle of my friend had a dog years ago who was very naughty. The dog was duly bundled off to no less than legendary trainer Barbara Woodhouse to be sorted out.

...more

Episode 62 - Crufts 2008 and How to Train Your Dog Using Its Own Language

62_DogCast_Radio.mp3

Released Sat March 22, 2008
Length: 0:55:51
Download MP3 (25.6MB)
(To save MP3 file, right click and select 'Save Target As')

Graeme Sims is a trainer, shepherd, artist and retired vicar who can work up to nine Border Collies simultaneously, each in a different languae - he talks about his new book, The Dog Whisperer.
Crufts 2008 was a great platform for many to get their dog related message out, we talked to Neil Morrissey and Victoria Stilwell among others.
The DogCast Radio News includes a chart hit only dogs can hear, and host Julie considers just why some of us get so attached to one specific breed.

Read more ...

Episode 61 - Lloyd Aguero on training and Dr. Paula Terifaj on Breed specific legislation

61_DogCast_Radio.mp3

Released Sat March 8, 2008
Length: 0:48:15
Download MP3 (22.1MB)
(To save MP3 file, right click and select 'Save Target As')

Lloyd Aguero is an innovative dog trainer who uses socialisation in training classes, and rehabilitates dogs through Project Heart. Dr Paula Terifaj is passionately opposed to breed specific legislation, and she sets out the reasons why.
DogCast Radio News covers identical dogs and a dog who is one in a million.
Hear a review of The Diplomatic Dog of Barbados, how one brave youngster reacted to the poisoning of her dogs, and how Trover Coats are helping dogs in need.

Read more ...

Episode 60 - Bringing Light to Shadow and improving your dog's diet

60_DogCast_Radio.mp3

Released Sat February 23, 2008
Length: 1:07:25
Download MP3 (30.9MB)
(To save MP3 file, right click and select 'Save Target As')

Experienced trainer Pam Dennison almost met her match with Border Collie Shadow, whom she has helped to overcome agression problems.
Dr Paula Terifaj has some excellent advice on how to improve your dog's diet.
Author Bernard Cartwright reads an extract of The Knocknobbler, catch up with the latest DogCast Radio News, and hear about some music specially for dog lovers, and a great new dog book.

Read more ...

Sharing

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.