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'You can teach an old dog new tricks': Deaf sheepdog given up by owner learns sign language to continue rounding up livestock

Working collie relinquished to RSPCA after losing her hearing learns sign language so she can continue doing the job she loves!

A collie who ended up in rescue when she lost her hearing and could no longer work has learned sign language so she can continue rounding up livestock.

Eight-year-old working collie Peggy was signed over to an RSPCA officer in December 2018 when her previous owners could no longer keep her.

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Peggy Sid and Nora

A collie who ended up in rescue when she lost her hearing and could no longer work has learned sign language so she can continue rounding up livestock.

Peggy 3

A collie who ended up in rescue when she lost her hearing and could no longer work has learned sign language so she can continue rounding up livestock.

Peggy 2

A collie who ended up in rescue when she lost her hearing and could no longer work has learned sign language so she can continue rounding up livestock.

Peggy

A collie who ended up in rescue when she lost her hearing and could no longer work has learned sign language so she can continue rounding up livestock.

Roxy and Yoda

Roxy and Yoda are Cath's beloved dogs.

Roxy

Roxy brought Cath Jenkin home.

Blind collie and his ‘guide dog’ seek special home together

Visually impaired Roy relies on Bess and the two are best of friends

A border collie who is losing his sight is looking for a new home with his best friend - who acts as his guide dog.

Nine-year-old border collies Bess and Roy are the best of friends and arrived at the RSPCA’s Westmorland branch, in Cumbria, on 7 November.

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Bess helps Roy

Bess helps Roy get around.

Bess

Bess is Roy's guide dog.

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241 - Andy Hale and National Happy Dog Day

In celebration of National Happy Dog Day on 9th September, certified behaviourist Andy Hale advocates moving past the "how" of dog training, and focusing on the "why". Andy's priority is the dog's emotional experience, and he and Julie discuss how we can allow our dogs to be happy. Join in the discussion online with the hashtag #HappyDogDay.

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.