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Nina Ottosson

Doggy game designer Nina Ottosson was on the Company of Animals stand at Crufts.

Roger Mugford offering priceless advice free at Crufts

Crufts is only days away, and there's always lots of great doggy people in attendance. Dr Roger Mugford will be one of them, and you can hear an interview with him in Episode 48 of DogCast Radio.             

 

‘Founding Father’ of pet behaviour therapy,
Dr Roger Mugford, shares his expertise with Crufts visitors

Top animal psychologist, Dr Roger Mugford, will once again be offering free advice to         visitors on the Company of Animals’ stand at Crufts on any aspect of canine behaviour.

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Furminator - not a superhero, a grooming tool

As a Labrador owner I know all about the amount of fur that a dog can shed. The amazing amount of fur a dog can shed. The incredible, mind-blowing amount of fur a dog can shed that makes you ask the question, "How come that dog isn't completely bald now?" I brush, I sweep and I vacuum in a vain bid to keep control of the situation, but the fur builds up around the edges of the room, and clings to furniture and clothes.

If you do that too you might be interested in the Furminator:

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Dog toys are not just for dogs

If your dog is interested in toys (which I guess most are) you'll know how much a good play enriches his day. Our dogs love their toys whether it's chasing a ball or worrying away at a distraction toy to get the goodies out of it. Buddy's favourite toy of all time was his Kong Wubba, which is the only toy he ever stood up to Star over, refusing very un-Labrador-like to share it. Star loves her plush squeaky telephone toy, but she can only have supervised access to it because Buddy would see it off in two minutes flat.

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Dr. Roger Mugford on Crufts

I met and interviewed Dr. Roger Mugford at his Train and Behave Week. He’s a real character who’s lots of fun and not afraid to speak his mind. He’s also passionately committed to dogs; his own and those whose owners appeal to him for training or legal help. He is extremely likeable in person.

Roger invented the Halti, and sells many variations on a Kong theme. You can find his website at www.companyofanimals.co.uk

Here’s some thoughts from Roger about Crufts and the contribution of showing to the development of dogs:

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Sharing

213 - Dog obesity and carbohydrates and Disc Dog and accessibility

Daniel Schulof investigated dog diets, and which led him to feed his own dogs differently, write a book and start his own dog food company. Heather Smith, who competes, judges and trains around the world, discusses Disc Dogs and accessibility. Plus the DogCast Radio News, which is all about - you guessed it, dogs!

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.