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Making training fun

Rachel knows the science behind reward based training.

Sue Corfield

Sue Corfield runs dog activity holidays in the beautiful Shropshire countryside.

Barking Mad - officially!


When we go on holiday, I prefer to take Buddy with us if we can, but sometimes there are places we want to visit that are just not suitable for him, and so he will be happier, safer and better cared for at home, rather than left in a caravan or hotel room while we go out.

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Dog friendliness on my doorstep!

It's not every day that you wake up and find that a town which is
virtually on your doorstep is launching a bid to be the dog-friendliest
town in Britain, but that's what happened to me this morning.
Bridgnorth, a very picturesque town in Shropshire, is setting out to
dethrone Keswick in the Lake District as being the most dog friendly UK
town. And since this is a place I can, and do, visit with my dog, it
caught my interest.

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Retirement home residents seek a home to call their own

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury Rehoming Appeal

Staff at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury have their fingers crossed that an adorable elderly doggy duo, one of whom is blind in one eye and requires the company and confidence of his caring best friend, will soon find their forever home together.

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DOGS TRUST DOGMOBILE GEARS UP FOR A TAIL-WAGGING TIME

Charity brings roving rehoming unit to Shropshire

On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th January, Dogs Trust will be raising pounds for hounds at a doggie meet and greet at the Sainsburys Superstore at Telford Forge Retail Park.

The charity’s Dogmobile will be making an appearance at the venue from 9am to 4.30pm to give supporters and doting dog lovers a chance to find out more about the work of Dogs Trust and to meet some of the charity’s four legged friends.

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Winner of Prettiest Bitch at Scruffts heat

Inca won Prettiest Bitch at the Shropshire heat of Scruffts, here with her owner Liz Allcock.

Community spirit raises funds for Dogs Trust

When dog lovers pull together they can achieve big things - even within a small community as this latest news from my local Dogs Trust shelter shows:
 
COMMUNITY SPIRIT HELPS RAISE POUNDS FOR HOUNDS

- Dogs Trust Shrewsbury receives £1,200 from local fundraisers

The staff and dogs at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury are over the moon this week as they received an amazing £1,200 donated by a local fundraising group who call themselves “Hair of the Dog” and are based in Coalbrookdale in Shropshire.

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Events at the RSPCA Gonsal Farm Centre

If you're in the Shropshire, UK, area the following may well be of interest to you:

At the RSPCA Gonsal Farm, Dorrington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
SY5 7ET.

 
17 July 2011
Car Boot Sale. Gonsal Show Field. Gates open at 0830.
Micro - chipping service available for dogs and cats £15,( includes administration fee).
Centre open to public at 11am

04 Sept 2011

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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.