44 episodes

Meet Verity, dog aficionado who covers many aspects of dogs and their care on TV and who loves nothing more than a convo on, well anything, but especially our four legged, ball catching, tail wagging besties. From product reviews to interviews with fellow dog experts, trying to solve your doggy dilemmas and breeds in focus it’s the pod for any wanna be dog owner, owner and pet professional.
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Pod on the Dog Verity Hardcastle

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Meet Verity, dog aficionado who covers many aspects of dogs and their care on TV and who loves nothing more than a convo on, well anything, but especially our four legged, ball catching, tail wagging besties. From product reviews to interviews with fellow dog experts, trying to solve your doggy dilemmas and breeds in focus it’s the pod for any wanna be dog owner, owner and pet professional.
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    Ep 45. With Costin Stoica

    Ep 45. With Costin Stoica

    Join me on this fabulous record with Costin where we discuss the importance of first impressions, how competing changed Costins view of grooming, his journey of growth from rookie to World winner, the importance of feedback, competing and how England made Costin the groomer he is today.
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    • 37 min
    Ep. 44 with Arisa Thomas

    Ep. 44 with Arisa Thomas

    This is such a joyful recording, join me on Pod on the dog for this recording with Arisa Thomas
    We chat about planning content online and curating your social media page as well as 
    what we post and the reality of our day to day job.
    Arisa’s secret nack for steering your clients hair cut decisions in your direction and avoid having a ‘skullet’ situation
    Creating a working environment in which to thrive.
    The cost of living crisis and being brave enough to make increases as everything rises around us
    How we all have our good grooming days and our bad grooming days as well as ‘those doodles with the straight coat' 
    Is it all groomers who thrive on a last minute deadline? 
    looking over to Japan for inspiration and an educators mindset.
    Make sure you share Pod on the Dog with a friend, the more you listen the more I keep recording these free educational pods. 
    Thank you to Butternut box for sponsoring Pod on the Dog, Don’t forget to use the link butternutbox.com/verityhardcastle for 50% off TWO boxes

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    • 38 min
    Ep. 43, With MK9 Plus Dog Training

    Ep. 43, With MK9 Plus Dog Training

    If you work with dogs in any capacity, even if you are just the guardian of a dog I urge you to listen to this podcast. 
    Plus I have two discount codes for you…
    This record really may just make you look at your four legged friend differently.
    Episode 43 of ‘Pod on the Dog’ podcast was recorded with Max at MK9 Plus dog training and I have a discount code for you all… for 50% OFF training tutorials on the website MK9plus.com use code: PODONTHEDOG
    We chat about dog training the modern way, throwing yourself into your work 1000% and reaping the rewards, always learning being the key to success and importantly an understanding for a dogs mental health. 
    How being a ‘pet’ can be an unfulfilling life for many dogs and how giving them a job can improve their wellbeing dramatically. 
    We discuss how enrichment isn’t always mentally stimulating, about optimistic and pessimistic dogs and frustration amongst many interesting topics.
    Thank you to Butternut Box for sponsoring Pod on the Dog. For 50% off their superb food use the link www.butternutbox.com/verityhardcastle


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    • 51 min
    Ep 42, With Lisa Hart.

    Ep 42, With Lisa Hart.

    I loved this record with Lisa Hart, we discussed so much, how Lisa juggles her busy week and work load including social media. Her journey from kennel hand, being thrown in the deep end and then remerging as Asian grooming supremo.
    Lisa give us tips on where to go to improve our Asian styling, and what she likes to see when she's judging the style.
    I loved finding out about her working trip to Australia and finding out about her exciting new Asian masterclass and Webinar.
    We talk about groomer nerves, the highs and lows of our jobs and finally how Lisa stays positive.
    Thank you Butternut Box for sponsoring Pod on the Dog

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    • 34 min
    Ep 41. With Zoe Duffy

    Ep 41. With Zoe Duffy

    Zoe was one of the first people I met when I embarked on my career as a groomer, we talk about her early start in the wild world of dog hair, about the art of scissoring hair and tips on helping your technique using scissors, the different styles of scissors and their different uses.
    Zoe explains how understanding structure and balance can really elevate your grooms and how helpful it can be to just rock up to a dog show and watch those beautiful dogs move. 'Its rare to have the ability to really understand shape and structure and also possess a natural aptitude for scissoring at the same time, one of these needs more work than the other'
    Tips on Bichon Coat maintenance and also advise on how to deal with staining in our white breeds coats.
    Hope you enjoy x

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    • 24 min
    Ep 40. With Philip Langdon

    Ep 40. With Philip Langdon

    “You Win Or You Learn”
    A must listen from the Poodle expert Philip Langdon
    “you sign up for a Poodle you sign up for work”
    We talk about so much from Philips transition from horses to dogs, showing afghans to poodles, started out with only knowing an basic lamb trim to honing his skills with 40+ years in grooming and showing.
    How Philip learned to groom with limited supplies and chemist bought scissors, the early grooming competition days and how he Juggles work, his dogs, showing and traveling. Including Philips training regime for his show dogs, show condition is so important, its not just about the hair.
    We discuss understanding the need for mental stimulation in our dogs as well as looking at trims across the globe, the importance of learning the confirmation and having a good maintenance routine.
    Tips on all sorts including wrapping a coat to finding the right products for your dogs coat.
    I hope you love this episode as much as I did making it.

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

DK Mal ,

Great informative & kind Podcsast

I am mobile dog groomer working in peoples homes. I’ve never really interacted with other groomers, Love how this podcast gives you inspiring people to follow on instagram bits of advice, One piece of information in particular regarding older dogs, I put into practice with my oldest dog speaking in the deeper voice, it worked! Thank you Verity this podcast is really interesting & helps!

RubyInTheUK ,

Too much interrupting

To be fair, I've only listened to one episode (29), because I was interested to hear what Laura Ingall had to say. The content was fine but I found it frustrating because Verity kept interrupting and didn't allow Laura enough time to respond in full.

Nissa_kyte ,

So many hints and tips!

Love, love, LOVE listening to these episodes! I’m learning so many new facts about dogs and grooming from real people!

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