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Dogs Trust response to Welsh Dangerous Dogs Act consultation

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has today welcomed the launch of a consultation issued by the Welsh Government seeking to amend sections of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 under devolved powers. The charity hopes that it may, at long last, signal some significant and effective changes to legislation in Wales.


Defra wants to hear from you about mandatory microchipping

Defra made an announcement on Monday that they are changing and extending the Dangerous Dogs Act, and they are also asking for input on the compulsory microchipping of dogs. If you are passionate in favour of mandatory chipping, or if you are staunchly opposed to it, Defra want to hear from you. Visit the Defra website to find out how you can have your say. The consultation period will end on 15th June 2012, so don't miss out.
Here's the Defra statement that caused a stir on Monday.



268 - Crash tested dog car safety and dog inspired author

Just like us, our dogs need to be protected in the event of a collision of evasive manoevre in the car - but did you know that to be truly effective and safe car harnesses should be fully crash tested? We talk to the team inspired by experience to help keep dogs safe as they travel. Author Sue Kittow has experienced how dogs support us through tough times, and has turned her real life canines into characters in her touching novels.

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.