Rank #1: Episode 132 - Golden Retriever profile and Barknight
May 12 2012
Rank #2: Episode 39 - Two dog households and Crufts part 2
Apr 14 2007
Rank #3: Episode 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!
Nov 02 2019
Rank #4: Episode 147 - Terrier training and Treibball
In this show you can hear Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell talk about her book Terrier-Centric Dog Training- From Tenacious to Tremendous which offers effective advice to those trying to live in harmony with their terrier or terrier mix - and it may surprise you to know which dogs are terriers. We hear from Sarah Hursthouse about Treibball, the latest dog sport to arrive in the UK - a herding sport where dogs push large balls into a goal. And in the DogCast Radio News you can listen to the dog stories you might otherwise miss out on.
Jun 01 2013
Rank #5: Episode 160 - No Walks? No Worries! and Pets and the Afterlife
This show is a mix of the practical and the spiritual. Hear trainer and behaviourist Sian Ryan talk about her authoritative book No Walks? No Worries!, and find out how to take the stress, worry and boredom out of crate rest. Listen to Rub Gutro discuss the experiences which led him to write Pets and the Afterlife Messages from Beyond.
Aug 22 2015
Rank #6: Episode 30 - Dog intelligence
Nov 25 2006
Rank #7: Episode 74 - Settling a puppy and Canine Good Citizen
Top Bichon Frise breeder Matthew Culmore talks about settling a new puppy in to your home.
Many national Kennel Clubs around the world offer dogs and owners the chance to participate in the Canine Good Citizen Scheme. Buddy and host Julie have passed the Bronze and Silver levels, and are currently working on their Gold Award. Julie talks to trainer Jill Arnold from Paws 4 Thought Dog Training about what the scheme involves.
Buddy has been watching his people, and frankly they have been up to some strange behaviour recently. What makes birthdays so good? Why do they smear smelly stuff from tins onto the walls? Above all, what on earth is in that big glass box? All will be revealed in Buddy's Diary.
Oct 11 2008
Rank #8: Episode 3 - Huskies and Newfoundlands
- Dog sledding holidays - interview
- Newfoundlands water training - interview
- Training tip from Mim Edwards of Adelaide Pet Dog Training,Australia
- Puppy Playtime for younger listeners
- Two Minute Fiction
- Did you know?
Oct 15 2005
Rank #9: Episode 155 - Pamela Dennison discusses reactivity and aggression in dogs
In this episode you can hear an in-depth interview with Pamela Dennison about reactivity and aggression in dogs. This is an issue that Pam has had to help many clients with, and in line with her approach of making training clear and fun to the dog, she has developed a Reward Zone system. Plus a petition against towbar dog carriers, and new research into dogs and oxytocin.
Mar 28 2015
Rank #10: Episode 127 - Nature vs nurture, and How dogs combat stress
Author and life coach Bonnie Church highlights how dogs help us cope with stress. Expert trainers Debbie Connolly and Nick Jones debate nature vs nurture in response to a listener's question about her Shiba Inu. In the DogCast Radio News hear how the Cairn Terrier may become the twelfth official state dog - but can you name the other eleven?
Feb 11 2012
Rank #11: Episode 175 - How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong
In this show Pamela Dennison draws on years of working with students and personal experience to offer help and hope to those coping with a reactive of aggressive dog. Listen to Pam explain how you can help your dog cope with life, offering practical advice along the way. All delivered with honesty and humour.
Oct 22 2016
Rank #12: Episode 165 - There's more to a puppy pile than cute
When puppies cuddle up together it's very cute, but did you know there's more to it than that? In this show Jill Breitner explains what we can learn from the puppy pile, and how we can apply that to help settle puppies entering our homes. In the DogCast Radio News hear how one charity is encouraging adopters to ensure they are rescue ready, and the Twitter feed that will tweet you a picture of you as a dog.
Jan 30 2016
Rank #13: Episode 151 - Training sporting breeds and the blind agility dog
Hear expert trainer Dawn Antonial Mitchell talking about her latest book From Bird-Brained to Brilliant - Training the Sporting Dog to be a Great Companion. Izzy Johnson talks about training her blind dog to participate in agility and Rally-O and how her Romanian rescue dog blossomed given time and space. Plus the DogCast Radio News and more.
Feb 01 2014
Rank #14: Episode 219 - Dog behaviour in lockdown and beyond
Many dogs have been having behaviour changes during lockdown. Author and trainer Melissa McCue McGrath in the USA, and behaviourist and dangerous dogs expert witness in the UK Debbie Connolly discuss their experiences, and some of the questions they've been consulted about. Plus we explore how we can help our dogs move out of lockdown. And there's the DogCast Radio News. Happy listening!
May 30 2020
Rank #15: Episode 141 - Doggitude and grumpy dogs
Talented artist Carole Pivarnik talks about producing Doggitude, her book of stunning dog portraits. Heelwork to music specialist Jenny Deakin talks about preparing for Crufts and her classes for "grumpy" dogs. Plus the DogCast Radio News, mandatory microchipping in the UK and more.
Feb 16 2013
Rank #16: Episode 135 - Best dog toys and Hayley the fundraising Basset Hound
There are so many dog toys on offer that sometimes it can be difficult to know what to choose for your dog. But when you've made your choice and bought it, do you know how to get the most out of a toy with your dog? Plus hear about Hayley the fundraising Basset Hound.
Aug 25 2012
Rank #17: Episode 131 - The Gift of Growl and Difficult Dog Training
Most of us have heard our dogs growl - but do you realise how precious a gift your dog's growl can be? A growl is a warning that a dog is unhappy, and should alert the owner that action is necessary. However, the form that action takes is crucial to your dog's happiness - the important thing is never to scold a growl; so just how should we respond to a growl? Pat Miller has the answers. She explains why dogs growl and how we should react. While most dogs and owners take to dog training with very few problems, and enjoy classes and the company of other dogs, what happens to those who have a demanding or aggressive or noisy dog? It can be difficult for them to find help, and almost impossible for them to find a situation to let their dog work out how they should be behaving. Steven Havers is an expert on difficult demanding dogs, and many of the dogs who attend his classes have been rejected by other trainers.
Apr 21 2012
Rank #18: Episode 13 - Labradoodles and crate training dogs
Mar 11 2006
Rank #19: Episode 167 - Carolyn Menteith Understanding Puppies
Life with a puppy is sometimes a surprise, because they don't act the way we want them to. In this interview you can hear experienced behaviourist Carolyn Menteith explain what puppies are like, why they do certain things, and how you can help your puppy become the dog you want. You can also listen to Buddy's Diary, in which Buddy tells the tale of his latest surgery, and there it the DogCast Radio News too.
Mar 12 2016
Rank #20: Episode 146 - Dognition and Reiki
In this show we investigate the scientific and the alternative as Dr. Brian Hare talks about the citizen science project Dognition, looking into the different types of canine cognition, and Reiki Master Teacher Rob Fellows talks about how Reiki can help you and your dog. Plus the DogCast Radio News, and a UK petition that aims to change the way puppies are sold.
May 11 2013