Caroline Bartley & Scott Andrews
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The award-winning Talk2ThePaw podcast explores the challenges and joys of owning a dog in the 21st century. We examine common misconceptions, try to explain where they come from, and consider how we, as caregivers, could do better to improve the lives of our canine companions. We are one part dog lover, and one part dog nerd, and truly believe the key to a happy and contented pooch lies in learning to understand the messages your dog is trying to share with you. Talk2thePaw is an interactive podcast where listeners can submit questions or share a story celebrating our four-legged friends.
Episode 6
In this episode, we discuss a recent spate of dog poisonings in the UK, a new study that questions whether a canine's character changes with age, the practicality of doorbells for dogs, and we celebrate the tiniest Wagtastic Woof so far.Just how likely is it that your dog is going to be poisoned? In The Twilight Bark, we take a look at some of the dangers that can be found in the great outdoors. Is your garden puppy-proofed or will you be in for a big surprise?In the Doggler Effect, we examine the ways in which your dog's character changes as it ages.  A new study from a university in Budapest has shown that a dog continues to mentally develop well into its mid-life.  Is your dog a middle-aged Einstein, or is he still full of the joys of spring?This time in Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gastronomy, we examine the practicality of doorbells for dogs.  Our presenter and dog nerd go head-to-head over whether it is a gimmick or an act of genius.  Would your dog use a doorbell, or would it turn you into a canine concierge?And our Episode 6 Wagtastic Woof is an epic heroine in the tiniest possible body.  Tune in to hear how this awesome little animal has broken down barriers and made the impossible possible.Support the show (
Nov 1, 2020
35 min
Episode 5
In this episode, we discuss the financial implications of owning a dog, a new study that has tackled the question of whether dogs can recognise their owners by their scent, the viability or otherwise of leash and collar systems, and we celebrate another truly remarkable Wagtastic Woof.How much does it cost to care for a dog through its lifetime? In The Twilight Bark, we take a look at the assorted costs that come with dog ownership. Will you be clutching your wallet and howling in misery, or will the findings be a pleasant surprise?In the Doggler Effect, we examine precisely how smelly you need to be for your dog to recognise you! An exciting new study from one of our dog nerd's favourite experts tries to make "scents" of the world (see what we did there?). Do dogs really see their surroundings in Smell-O-Vision?This time in Gadgets, Gizmos and Gastronomy, we examine the world of the much-heralded multi-functional leash and collar systems. Our presenter and dog nerd go head-to-head over the necessity of yet another gadget in modern life.  Do we really need all singing and dancing dog accessories when a simple leash would suffice?And Episode 5's Wagtastic Woof is a tearjerker. Tune in to find out why.Support the show (
Oct 11, 2020
33 min
Season 1 Trailer
In this trailer from Season 1, we share some of our favourite moments so far, provide an insight into the structure of each episode and hopefully convince you to give us a try.Warning - the following trailer contains disturbing noises Support the show (
Sep 27, 2020
2 min
Episode 4
In this episode, we discuss a UK High Court ruling regarding dog bites, a new study on Labradoodles, a beer for dogs, and we celebrate another truly remarkable Wagtastic Woof.If your dog bites someone and you are not at home, are you responsible? In The Twilight Bark we discuss a new ruling in the UK High Court, introduced following an incident where a postal worker lost part of a finger. The ramifications for dog owners and dogs could be huge.In the Doggler Effect we ponder one of life's great questions - what do you get if you cross a Labrador and a Poodle? The answer may not be as obvious as you might think. A U.S. study has revealed the secrets hidden in Labradoodles' DNA. Are they really the dog that we have been led to believe?Fancy a brew? A major US brewery has launched a new doggy beer. Will it leave your hound licking its lips or is it just another example of our continued attempts to anthropomorphize our pooches?And finally, this episode's Wagtastic Woof is the ultimate surrogate mum. Tune in to find out more.Support the show (
Sep 20, 2020
26 min
Episode 3
In this episode, we discuss a new law being introduced in Germany, a Finnish study on fearfulness in dogs, the most bizarre Letterbox question we could have ever imagined, an English company putting their own unique spin on canine nutrition, and we celebrate yet another truly remarkable Wagtastic Woof. How much exercise is appropriate for your dog? We consider a new German law that proposes a mandated minimum activity for the country's 9 million-plus canine population. Is it a great leap forward or simply another example of bureaucratic idiocy? In keeping with our health theme, we examine a new study that has found some surprising links between canine anxiety and lifestyle. Can a puppy's life chances be influenced by its formative experiences? And does your dog's breed have any bearing on its mental health? Our Letterbox features a question that we never expected to receive. Our dog nerd was severely tested! In Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gastronomy we take a look at the sometimes perplexing world of canine nutrition. One English manufacturer, that has recently expanded, has caught our eye with its rather unorthodox approach. And finally, this episode's Wagtastic Woof is an utterly remarkable example of a canine carer. Tune in to find out more.Support the show (
Aug 30, 2020
38 min
Episode 2
In this episode we discuss Coronavirus and its impact on dogs, canines' ability to utilise the Earth's magnetic field, we tackle a listener question on dog aggression, look at a new 'mind-reading' gadget and celebrate another truly remarkable Wagtastic Woof.Can facemasks protect your dog during the Coronavirus pandemic or is it just another poorly conceived internet trend? Can dogs catch Covid 19? In The Twilight Bark we discuss these questions and look at a report that suggests a worrying future for our canine companions.Do dogs have a secret inner compass?  In the Doggler Effect we examine two studies that explore our four-legged friends' ability to harness the Earth's magnetic field.We open our Letterbox for the first time and consider an age-old question about dog aggression that has come to us all the way from the Netherlands.Is there really a gadget that can help us decipher our mutts' moods? In Gadgets, Gizmos and Gastronomy we take a look at the evolution of activity trackers in a competitive marketplace.And our Wagtastic Woof has been chosen to celebrate the recent International Assistance Dog Week.  Tune in and find out more!Support the show (
Aug 9, 2020
36 min
In this episode we discuss Great Danes, the myth surrounding dog ageing, caring for your dog in summer, and a truly remarkable Wagtastic Woof.Is the UK becoming a small dog country?  We take a look at an article that suggests this is the case, but all is not as clear cut as it may seem.Do dogs age at the same rate as humans?  We discuss the findings of some recent studies that might just change the way you look at your dog.  Do you know the signs of heatstroke?  What can we do to help our best friends survive the rigours of summer?  Listen to the podcast to find out more.We pay tribute to a crime-fighting canine with a truly remarkable record, and celebrate his dedication to protecting us.Support the show (
Jul 19, 2020
32 min