13 episodes

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.

Dogcast with Clare Balding Clare Balding

    • Leisure
    • 4.8, 120 Ratings

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.

    Vets in Lockdown and Dog Weddings

    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.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dog Stars & Dogs in Disguise

    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.

    • 57 min
    Pets and the Pandemic

    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

    • 1 hr
    Bad Hair Days

    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

    • 54 min
    Staying at Home

    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.

    • 48 min
    Happy Birthday Archie!

    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

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

48Dee ,

Brilliant listen for dog lovers

I recently came across this podcast and love listening to it when I’m out on my daily walk. I lost my dog in January and it has been a really tough time. Trigger was our first dog and he developed a heart condition last year. Although he was on medication unfortunately he died in January at the age of 10. We’d had him from 7 weeks and I miss him every day. The podcast has helped me get a different connection with dogs by listening about them.
Clare has a lovely way of engaging with fellow dog walkers and guests on the podcast. I’m learning new things every episode which will help when I am in a position to get another dog.
Keep up the great work!

Boz's mum ,

Dog cast

Really useful information. I have learnt a lot. Brilliantly funny as well. Not sure who is funnier, Alice or Archie! Can we have more episodes please?

Sambageeni ,

Wonderful!

I’ve just become a mum to a cockapoo and this podcast is just fabulous. I love listening to Claire and Alice on our walks. I look forward to the episodes. They are brilliant.

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