DogPod is the new podcast on dogs. From Maria McErlane and Paddy O'Connell - the owner of Bob - a large border terrier and Dolly, a tiny poodle.
09 - Chris Muldoon on lockdown
A very sagely Dog Behaviourist Chris Muldoon from the charity Dogs For Good is the guest in this episode, discussing ways of making coming out of the lockdown a smoother experience for dogs. Maria McErlane and Paddy O’Connell also discuss with Chris the affect that the lockdown experience has had on dogs and our relationships with them, how dogs and human have evolved together, plus the impact that dogs can have on those with dementia.
08 - Does your dog eat poop?
Does your dog eat poop? And is it okay to allow them to lick your face? These are just two of many issues Maria McErlane and Paddy O’Connell discuss with Dr Andrew Prentis, who’s been a vet for 40 years, on this edition of DogPod. They also discuss holistic treatments and giving your dogs raw chicken. All that plus the usual insight into the colourful lives of our distinguished hosts and their companions, Dolly and Bob.
07 - Viral Dog Videos
Paddy and Maria are sharing their favourite viral dog videos in this episode to help themselves and the rest of us snigger our way through this pandemic. That’s after Paddy discusses the varying rules on dogs in Lockdown and Maria tells us about her rutting seagulls - all will become clear once you press play on yet another colourful episode of DogPod.
06 - Animal Requiem with Rachel Fuller
Musician Rachel Fuller talks to Maria and Paddy candidly about her Animal Requiem, the human need for ritual after death and what it’s actually like to grieve for the passing of a dog, or in Rachel’s case, six dogs. We hear stories involving caves in Italy and letters to Paul McCartney. They also discuss the contentious topic of when one dog passes, whether it is best to get another one soon afterwards.
05 - Are Dogs Keeping You Sane in Lockdown
Are your dogs keeping you sane in lockdown? That is the question which the inimitable duo Paddy and Maria explore in this first episode of the second series. They also discuss how their dogs, Bob and Dolly are yearning for the company of others, are not socially distancing and the whether the wearing of face masks is affecting relationships with their dogs and other owners.
04 - Busy Woman
Sara is the rare media star who has gained work and kept it all her career. Recently promoted to Drivetime on Radio 2 how does she balance the owning of children and animals ? Has owning a dog contributed to her new success?