Dogcast with Clare Balding

Dogcast with Clare Balding

By Clare Balding

Dogcast is, as the name suggests, all about dogs! In this podcast Clare and her Tibetan terrier Archie travel the UK, a nation of dog lovers, to meet dogs out and about. They will walk with dogs, talk about them and to their humans. Big dogs, small dogs, and special celebrity guests’ dogs. It’s a celebration of all things canine! Join Clare Balding and Archie to hear powerful, funny and moving personal stories about the many ways’ dogs transform our lives. Plus expert advice and information about choosing a dog, better dog health, improved behaviour and how to live your BEST life with your four legged friend. Dogcast is supported by Bought By Many pet insurance.

Episodes

Vets in Lockdown and Dog Weddings

Clare and Alice talk to broadcasting legend and Greyhound owner Fi Glover about the joy of mega-fast park runs and unusual lockdown marriages. There is expert veterinary advice about pet health, medication and emergency treatment during the corona crisis. Clare and Alice discuss canine arthritis, identifying when your dog is in pain, prevention and treatments. Plus, Jessica Holm has some children’s book recommendations and Clare gives some computer and technical tips for photography lovers. Archie is mainly asleep. Buttons is still enamoured with her cardboard box.
28/04/20·1h 6m

Dog Stars & Dogs in Disguise

Clare Balding celebrates the difference a dog can make to your life. Today Clare and her wife, Alice Arnold, talk to Sports Commentator Andrew Cotter about his dogs, Mabel and Olive, who have taken the internet by storm.  Nearly 20 million people have watched videos of these Labradors competing for a rubber toy.  Expert Jessica Holm answers listeners canine conundrums. Plus breed focus:  we hear about the joys of sled-running in Suffolk with Alaskan Malamutes. Also, Clare and Alice peruse costumes to make your dog the sensation of any Halloween party, and share ideas to dress your dog at home. Archie is not impressed.
21/04/20·57m 34s

Pets and the Pandemic

Clare Balding celebrates the difference a dog can make to your life.   Today’s podcast focuses on the impact on dogs and on dog owners of the CORVID 19 pandemic. Clare speaks to Adam Clowes from the Dogs Trust about the impact of the pandemic on dogs in care, fostering  and rescue centres. Jade Statt, the ‘Street Vet’ tells Clare how her team are working to support homeless dog owners. We hear about the struggle to home litters of puppies during the lockdown; and ‘Toff’,  star of ‘Made in Chelsea’ and ‘I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here’ shares with Clare and Alice the difference that her new King Charles Spaniel puppy ‘Monty’ is making to her life.   Clare and Alice Arnold continue their pursuit of fitness during the lockdown and Archie enjoys s-l-o-w walks and long naps, Button, the cat, likes to play in boxes.   FIRST VET To help stop the spread of COVID-19, FirstVet is offering their video vet service completely free for all UK pet owners between the hours of 12pm to 5pm, 7 days a week, until April 30th.    Www.First vet.co.uk   Please tweet questions, photos and comments to @ClareBalding Producer: Lucy Dichmont
14/04/20·1h

Bad Hair Days

Clare Balding and Alice Arnold, Archie the Tibetan Terrier and Button the cat prepare to join the street serenade of the UK’s vital NHS and support workers. Archie is a bit over excited.  Comedian Luisa Omelian shares with Clare the difference Bernie, her on/ off stage companion, has made to her after the death of Luisa’s mother.  We hear expert tips on helping dogs cope in isolation. Plus, dog hair on the carpet?  We discuss solutions to moulting pets, and rogue fur that’s driving you crazy; we have Hoover recommendations - or perhaps you could adopt a Xolo, a Mexican hairless dog breed? Also, professional animal photographer Adrienne Hamilton shares the secrets of the perfect dog selfie. Producer: Lucy Dichmont Please tweet questions, photos and comments to @ClareBalding
07/04/20·54m 1s

Staying at Home

Clare Balding celebrates dogs and the difference that having a canine companion can make to your life. Clare, Alice, Archie and Button the cat adjust to the new restrictions on movement outside the home, due to Covid 19.  Dog expert Jessica Holm answers questions about entertaining, exercising and grooming your dogs, during the outbreak.  At Crufts, the #Dogcast team learns how ‘reading dogs’ are helping children with literacy.    Plus, the Rev Kate Bottley (Gogglebox) discusses her love of Greyhounds and the difference a dog can make to a child with an autistic spectrum disorder.
31/03/20·48m 59s

Happy Birthday Archie!

Clare Balding celebrates dogs and the difference that having a canine companion can make to your life.  We join Clare, Alice and their friends and family to celebrate Archie’s 15th Birthday, complete with special dog cake from Crufts. The Jessica’s: May and Holm, give expert veterinary and behavioural advice.  Plus, TV legend Jennifer Saunders, and her whippet Olive, join Clare and Alice for a walk and chat on Hampstead Heath.   FIRST VET To help stop the spread of COVID-19, FirstVet is offering their video vet service completely free for all UK pet owners between the hours of 12pm to 5pm, 7 days a week, until April 30th. https://firstvet.com/uk
24/03/20·50m 20s

Show Business

Clare Balding celebrates dogs and the difference that having a canine companion can make to your life. Today, Clare’s wife Alice Arnold joins her to discuss the dogstars of this year's Crufts. They consider the breed traits of Dachshund, Dogue de Bordeaux, Pugs and Dandie Dinmont. Plus, Clare visits Saul Milton, half of legendary UK drum and Bass outfit Chase and Status, to find out how he combines a high-octane music career with looking after his Old English Sheepdog. Clare hears veterinary advice on canine obesity, arthritis and the prevention and treatment of lung worm.
17/03/20·1h 1m

It’s a Dog’s Life

Clare Balding celebrates dogs and the difference that having a canine companion can make to your life. Today she shares canine cookery tips with Hairy Biker Chef, Si King: Artie’s chicken and rice surprise and birthday cakes for Boxers. Jessica Holm gives advice on mental and physical exercise to help improve your dogs’ behaviour. And Kate Chacksfield shares the tragic story of her beloved Vizla Ruby, who died after being poisoned by a ‘harmless’ sugar substitute; just one of many substances found in the home which are innocuous to humans but are poisonous to our pets. Experts at Crufts give advice on what to look out for in your home to keep your dog safe.  The Veterinary Poison information line can be reached on 01202 509000.
10/03/20·42m 43s

Rescue Me! Rehoming a Dog

Clare Balding celebrates dogs and the difference that having a canine companion can make to your life.  This week she visits probably the most famous rescue centre in the UK, if not the world: Battersea. Clare hears inspiring tips from experts about behaviour, innovative canine stress management techniques including music, aromatherapy and the reading to your dog.  Plus Loose Women’s Andrea McLean tells Clare about her life with dogs, her passion for fostering and about Teddy, the dog she fostered and then COULDN’T give back.
03/03/20·1h 4m

Part of the Family

The arrival of a dog transforms a family.  Clare and Archie meet dogs and their humans to hear stories of the dogs in their lives.  Clare meets mixed marshal arts champion fighter Brad Pickett and Bonnie, the cavapoo.  Clare and Lesley share stories of love , divorce and tragedy. We discuss the breed traits of poodles and Asian fusion grooming. There are expert tips on introducing a new baby to the family pets, plus Vet Jessica May discusses ways to improve your ageing dogs’ wellbeing.
25/02/20·50m 55s

Walkies!

Dogs love walking, so does Clare. Clare meets professional dog walker Ellie “the fairy dog mother” to discuss how walking with dogs can be so much more than just exercise.   Archie leads Alice through muddy puddles.  Plus question time: Smelly stuff. Why, oh why must your dog find the grimmest stuff to roll in? How do you get rid of the pong? And why shouldn't you  use human shampoo?  Clare hears expert advice from Jessica Holm about walking problems: ageing dogs, stand offs enroute and essential kit to get you and your dog on the move, be safe and be seen
18/02/20·35m 51s

Finding the Right Dog for You

In the first episode of Dogcast Clare Balding heads to the park with her Tibetan Terrier, Archie, to talk to dog owners about the pets in their lives. She hears funny and moving stories about the difference that having a canine companion has made. Broadcasting legend Peter Purves, star of Blue Peter, Doctor Who, Crufts and now “This Morning!”  shares his life long love of dogs from the VERY big to VERY small. Artist Chloe Fuller reveals how her assistance dog, Ted, has transformed her life. Renowned dog expert and breeder Jessica Holm shares invaluable advice about what you MUST consider when deciding to get a dog, and which breed to choose. Plus there are parrots. Many parrots.
11/02/20·49m 14s

Dogcast with Clare Balding

Dogcast is, as the name suggests, all about dogs.  Do you love dogs? Clare Balding does. In this podcast Clare and her Tibetan terrier Archie travel the UK, a nation of dog lovers, to meet dogs out and about. They will walk with dogs, talk about them and to their humans.  Big dogs, small dogs, and special celebrity guests’ dogs.  It’s a celebration of all things canine! Join Clare Balding and Archie to hear powerful,  funny and moving personal stories about the many ways dogs transform our lives. Plus  expert advice and information about choosing a dog, better dog health, improved behaviour and how to live your BEST life with your four legged friend.
20/01/20·2m 29s
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