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Canine Partners Verlin with Fiona

Fiona with Canine Partner Verlin, who enables her to live independently.

Fiona and Verlin

Fiona and Canine Partner Verlin with her colleagues. Verlin enables Fiona to do the job she loves.

Benny

Benny was trained by Service Dogs UK to support Steve through his PTSD.

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Two assistance dog partners will be in the Olympic torch relay

Well this is a first for me - including a press release in the blog that I wrote myself! Two lovely ladies will be taking part in the Olympic torch relay each accompanied by their life-changing assistance dog. They would love some publicity for the charities that supplied the dogs. Here's the press release:
 
Two friends and their assistance dog in Olympic torch relay

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How I would make, "Endal: the Movie"

I noticed today that Endal will be the focus of a movie. It is only fitting for such a tribute to be paid, this is the dog who was voted Dog of the Millennium. This is the dog who formed an amazing bond with a man of the brink, and together they built a partnership that cannot fail to warm the coldest, hardest heart.

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Episode 34 - Dog car safety and Assistance Dogs

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Released Sat January 27, 2007
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  • Dog car safety - interview
  • Assistance dogs - interview
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Episode 33 - Assistance dogs and German Shepherd Dogs

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Released Sun January 14, 2007
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245 - Rancho Luna Lobos and Canine Partners

In an episode all about dogs helping people, and people helping dogs, Fernando Ramirez talks about using dog sledding as a form of therapy for dogs, and Fiona Airey talks about her assistance dog, Verlin, and how Canine Partners have given her her life back. An uplifting listen.

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.