Dog Edition

Dog Edition

From the serious to the sublime … Is it possible to have a news-magazine formatted show only about dogs? DOG EDITION offers a resounding "Yes!" A global team of dog-obsessed journalists and storytellers produce ... news, in-depth reporting, analysis, features, and interview segments in a weekly podcast. DOG EDITION is the flagship show from Dog Podcast Network (DPN). DPN is the first of its kind: a podcasting network as devoted to dogs as they are to us. Brilliant sound, broadcast-quality production values, and great storytelling. Our dogs might not be our whole life, but they sure make our lives whole. At DPN, our mission is to help improve the quality of life for dogs and the people who love them. Our goal is simple: entertain, inspire and inform. DOG EDITION is our modest attempt to pay down the collective debt to humankind's best friend. Dogs have been loyal companions for over 33,000 years ... it’s time to reciprocate and pay close attention to All Things Dog.

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June 14, 2022 29 min

We all know dog noses are a superpower. With them, they sniff out all kinds of treasures; from delicious truffles nestled underground to human feces leaking into protected waters. Dogs' sense of smell is trumped only by bears, elephants, and cats. Come explore the many ways dogs put their spectacular sniffers to use.

Truffles are a delicacy prized by chefs and foodies around the world, but these finicky fungi are hard to find. I...

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On February 24th of this year, Russia invaded Ukraine. The United Nations swiftly predicted the war would create the worst refugee crisis in Europe since WWII, and they were proven correct.

Millions of people have been displaced, and among them are pet owners faced with a horrific dilemma: what to do with their animals? Bring them along on an uncertain journey? Leave them behind?

Many didn’t have a choice. Photos from border crossing...

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On today’s show, we travel through the heart of Europe, crossing borders and winning hearts. This extraordinary narrative podcast segment is the first winner of our 101 Dog Stories Contest.

Crossing international borders with your dog has always been complicated. But after Brexit, travel between the United Kingdom and the European Union became much more difficult. We explore some of those changes, including the difference between pe...

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It’s been said dogs are the ultimate healers. On today’s show, we look at some of the many ways they have helped humans … from the silly to the sublime.

In our main story, we hear from Ward Serrill, a corporate businessman who found himself drawn to the Alaskan wilderness. He abandoned his suit and tie for hiking boots and a lab retriever named Woody. Woody’s love and companionship helped Ward look inwards, confront old trauma, and ...

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Loki the Wolf Dog has over 1.9 million social media followers, and after you "listen" to our audio postcard of his Instagram feed https://www.instagram.com/loki/ you will understand why.

Escape with Loki and his dad, Kelly Lund, as they canoe across an alpine lake, set their dreams alight in a campfire, and chase jackrabbits.

We also welcome our new Dog Edition co-host Clare Mansell, located in Ottawa, Canada, and soon to ret...

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The world around us is constantly changing, and not always for the better. It is undeniable that humans have a stressful impact on wildlife. But the good news is, there are conservation pups working hard to save our environment, one species at a time. Today we speak with Heather Reich, a Game Biologist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, and she shares with us how her Karelian bear dogs are chasing black bears in order to prote...

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If you live in North America, you probably know someone with a dog from Texas- they show up in shelters and rescues in all corners of the continent. It’s always heart-warming when a dog finds their forever home, but with this constant influx of Texas dogs, we got to wondering, what exactly is going on over there?

The Houston area has an ever-expanding issue with their dog population; even with the tireless efforts of organizations t...

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Imagine adopting a squishy-faced little puppy, falling in love and having a magical six-weeks together … and then realizing it’s not going to work out and having to give her back to the animal rescue.

Like, right away. Tomorrow. Can you?

Stephanie Nelson had to do it. She adopted tiny little Juniper, a darling little girl with a white diamond on the back of her neck … and found out that her needs were just too much for their family t...

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February 1, 2022 31 min

You know your dog understands A LOT of what you’re saying. But what if they had a way to respond to you using words? On this episode of Dog Edition, we are taking a look at the “talking” buttons that are being used to assist and enhance peoples’ communication with their dogs! This trend took the internet by storm in 2019, and has made many of us rethink our preconceived notions about the limitations on our ability to understand our...

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Who didn’t love Betty White? No one, that’s who. We all loved Betty White. In this special episode, we remember the legendary entertainer with two special guests who have experienced her loyalty, kindness, and lovingness first-hand.

Betty White Probably Wouldn’t Mind Our Comparing Her to a Really Good Dog

If you’ve been alive for the last 60+ years, you’ve probably been entertained by Betty White. She was one of the hardest-worki...

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January 4, 2022 32 min

For centuries dogs have been regarded as (hu)man’s best friend; but for many of us, sharing our lives with dogs is more than a preferred lifestyle. You may have felt it before– the sense that your dog has a massively positive impact on your overall well-being. Well, you’re not alone!

There is a reason why dogs are used professionally in a therapeutic setting. Dogs are natural-born healers, capable of providing the most primal form o...

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Dogs have been painted, sculpted, photographed and made into memes and art depicting our furry best friends are celebrated on screens big and small and given pride of place in galleries, museums and homes. So what is behind this fascination that humans have with immortalizing dogs in art?

Why do we immortalize dogs in art?

The earliest depictions of dogs are believed to be 9,000 years ago carved into a cliff in what is now Saudi Arab...

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It is the last step after a long, protracted unhappy few months. Everything collected as a couple over a lifetime is divided up as one becomes two and they go their separate ways. But what about the dog? How is that going to work and how do you keep the dog’s best interest a priority?

Who gets the dog if we split?

At a time when dog ownership is growing and the way people see dogs in a family setting is getting more complex, so too i...

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Wondering what to get the dog lover – or their dog – in your life? Our Holiday Hounds sniffed out everything pawsome for dogs and dog lovers this year. Tune in for a very special episode with James Jacobson and his wife, Molly, as they present 2021’s Best Gifts for Dogs.

Watch the YouTube version of this video here: https://youtu.be/EUScxO5niPI

What Are the Best Gifts for Dogs This Year?

Enter to win the giveaway for ALL the best dog ...

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Did you know, a dog could detect a teaspoon of sugar in a million gallons of water – that’s two Olympic-size swimming pools! With that kind of superpower, it is no wonder we rely on them to keep us safe every day in ways you may not even realise.

Why is your dog’s nose a superpower?

With up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to about six million in humans and a sense of smell that is about 100,000 times more ...

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No-one wants to think about it, but if you die unexpectedly, have you planned what will happen to your dog? Many people assume friends or family will take it in, but unless you have explicitly had that conversation, your wishes may not be granted.

What happens to your dog if you die?

Leona Helmsley, the billionaire hotel magnate knew exactly what she wanted for her Maltese Trouble when she shuffled off. She bequeathed millions of dol...

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October 26, 2021 2 min

If you love dogs as much as we do, paws what you’re doing, leash up your pup, and let’s take a walk together with Dog Edition. Every episode, we'll bring you stories about history, science and politics...true crime, pop culture, and current events, with dogs at the heart of them all. We'll speak with thought leaders, newsmakers, and even some celebrities, telling the tales that inspire, intrigue, and make you want to take a...

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The popularity of pet cloning has grown in recent years, as the technology becomes more accessible and cost comes down, but the practice remains ethically controversial and many who chose to clone, can face a backlash.

Would you clone your dog?

Cloning was once reserved for livestock, but it’s popularity and accessibility has grown among dog and cat owners. But the practice remains controversial, and some say unethical.

When Dolly the...

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The deep fake videos where humans are celebrated for saving dogs lives, and the true real-life story where dogs are credited with saving a man’s life.

The rise of fake animal rescue videos

Fake animal rescue videos are on the rise and they are getting more sophisticated. The latest effort from Australia, showed up on TikTok and it had millions of people fooled. So, what did the experts find to debunk it as fake and what is being done...

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The love of a dog and the love for a dog. Both are explored in very different ways in this episode, first by a group of scientists, then by a teenage entrepreneur.

Does my dog love me?

Let’s just say, the answer isn’t straight forward. Research out of Austria has pondered this very question, and further, does my dog love food more than me? And while the answer is ‘sort of’, a deep analysis of a dog’s cognitive abilities reveals it st...

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