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Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers is the Head Coach at Dogs Trust's Dog School Shropshire.

Rico and Maisy

Rachel Rodgers' dogs love their snuffle mat.

Snuffle Mat

A snuffle mat is a useful distraction toy which most dogs really take to.

Your dog needs a name tag - charming reminder from Dogs Trust

Did you know that in the UK it's a legal requirement that your dog wears a collar and tag? This has been law since 1992, but for anybody who needs a reminder, here's a charming video from Dogs Trust.

Dog owners can get a personalised Dogs Trust tag ensuring they have the best possible chance of being reunited if their dog was to go missing, and raise money for dogs in their care at the same time!

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Ron

Ron is Dogs Trust's oldest volunteer.

Dogs Trust has advice to help dogs frightened of fireworks

Dogs Trust offers advice for owners to minimise suffering for four-legged-friends.

An estimated four million dogs are likely to be showing signs of fear or anxiety this New Year’s Eve, according to Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity.

To help make fireworks less stressful for our dogs on New Year’s Eve and beyond, the charity is offering some immediate tips and long-term advice to dog owners available on their website.

1. Walk your dog before dark
2. Make sure your house and garden are secure

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Dogs Trust fireworks advice

Dogs Trust has some tips to help your dog stay calm during fireworks.

Dogs Trust disappointed as British MPs vote against animals being recognised as sentient

Dogs Trust warns there is a real risk of animal welfare laws slipping in the UK as MPs voted not to include animal sentience in the EU Withdrawal Bill on Wednesday evening. This is a huge blow for animal welfare as this would have ensured that these obligations, currently in EU law, would have been recognised in UK law after Brexit.

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Will Dogs Trust's oldest resident be lucky on Friday the 13th?

Rehoming appeal for 17-year-old Jack Russell Terrier

As Friday 13th approaches staff at Dogs Trust are hoping their oldest resident will defy the odds on the unluckiest day of the year and find his forever home.

Jack Russell Bobby has found himself being cared for by the charity at the grand old age of 17 after his owner sadly became ill and could no longer look after him.

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Bobby with volunteers Audrey and Avril

Bobby enjoys getting out and about with volunteers Audrey Welson and Avril Randal.

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205 - Empowerment Training for your Power Dog

It's important to train every dog - but it's vital to get your training right when you have a powerful dog. That involves getting your relationship with you dog right, but includes taking into account society's attitude towards your dog. In this in depth interview, Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell discusses everything you need to know about training your power dog, something she has written a book about - Empowerment Training for Your Power Dog: Unleash the Positive Potential in Bully and Mastiff Breeds, Pit Bulls, and Other Strong Dogs. Plus the DogCast Radio News - including PC Dave Wardell and PD Finn who won the Crufts Friends for Life award.

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.