Rank #1: Episode 56 - Exercise for dogs and rescue dogs
Rank #2: Episode 210 - Maisie the Double Merle and Cody's Comforts
Maisie the double merle has to contend with being blind and deaf, because she was bred that way. Double merle matings should never happen, and in this interview you can hear Maisie's owner, Hayley Justice, talk about how she communicates with and trains her beautiful dog. Taylor Wilkins tells host Julie why he started his company, Cody's Comforts, which provides responsibly sourced, natural products for dog owners. Plus the DogCast Radio News.
Rank #3: 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.
Rank #4: Episode 132 - Golden Retriever profile and Barknight
Rank #5: Episode 121 - Puppy socialisation and listener advice from Judy Rentrop
Cat Hughes provides some excellent tips on socialising your puppy as smoothly as possible. Judy Rentrop gives advice in response to a listener's problem. Nick has news of a dog with and unusual problem, Julie has some great reviews - plus are you an owner or a guardian, and does it really matter?
Rank #6: Episode 33 - Assistance dogs and German Shepherd Dogs
Rank #7: Episode 192 - Rescue dogs: how to adopt one and how to help if you can't
In this episode you can hear an expert dog trainer's 10 steps to getting a great dog from the shelter. If you can't adopt a rescue dog, you can still help support dog shelters and charities in a wide variety of ways. Plus the DogCast Radio News is an emotional rollercoaster.
Rank #8: Episode 190 - What It's Like to be a Dog and Barking Mad Dog Holidays
Gregory Berns talks about his book What It's Like to be a Dog, which is a thought provoking and fascinating read. Sue Corfield tells us about the dog activity holidays she runs in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Plus we've rounded up some happy stories for the DogCast Radio News.
Rank #9: Episode 170 - Coping with allergies and 10 great reasons not to copy Cesar Milan
In this show, Dr Patrick Mahaney has the advice you need if your dog has allergies, and Sally Gutteridge shares 10 good reasons not to copy Cesar Milan. Plus the DogCast Radio News, and how you can add your voice to the protest against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Rank #10: Episode 30 - Dog intelligence
Rank #11: Episode 195 - Well Informed Pet and dog grooming secrets
Well Informed Pet is an app that lets you - and all those who care for your dog - keep track of all their health information. We go behind the scenes at the dog grooming salon, and deal with some controversial issues. Plus in the DogCast Radio News the dog who wasn't a dog, the assistance dog who might not be, the First Lady who dove into a lake for her dog, and more!
Rank #12: 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?
Rank #13: 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.
Rank #14: 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.
Rank #15: 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.
Rank #16: Episode 182 - Canine Arthritis Management and The Buddy Foundation of Maryland
Arthritis affects many dogs - and in some cases it ends their lives way too early. Canine Arthritis Management is setting out to change attitudes and make life livable for dogs with arthritis. The Buddy Foundation of Maryland offers financial and emotional help to owners whose dogs need surgery. Two great interviews celebrating those who are making life better for the dogs we love.
Rank #17: Episode 185 - Doggie Food Bank and Animal Naturopath Lyndall Pinchen
In this show you can hear naturopath Lyndall Pinchen describe her natural approach to helping your dog live healthily, and how you can deal with parasites and vaccinations. Listen to the inspiring story of how Julie Austin started Doggie Food Bank after a homeless woman asked for help feeding her dog. Plus the DogCast Radio News, and the latest developments with Buddy.
Rank #18: Episode 22 - Wag and Bone Show preview and teaching the leave command
Rank #19: 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.
Rank #20: Episode 120 - The Power of Wagging Tails and the Great British Greyhound Walk
Dawn Marcus talks about her book The Power of Wagging Tails which highlights how incredibly good for us dogs are by focussing on therapy dog experiences. The Great British Greyhound Walk saw Greyhound owners all over the UK getting their dogs out to meet the public and show what good pets Greyhounds make. Host Julie reviews the Dyson DC25 animal vacuum and the groom tool which actually vacuums your pet direct, and the new book from Dogs Trust Rescue Me – How to successfully rehome a rescue dog. Plus in the DogCast Radio News hear why Germaine Greer wants to kill British dogs.