Dogs with Jobs
Meet the frontline workers of the canine world
Shine Radio celebrates the key workers of the canine world, and admires the intelligence and skill of working dogs.
Join presenter Kate Fairweather and some of the most talented working dogs you could wish to meet, ready to handle everything their jobs throw at them.
“What an intelligent and considered interview by the host. Could listen to this type of interview all day over. Proper Dog Folk Chat.”
#8, UK’s Best 25 Pet Podcasts, Feedspot 2024
#5, UK’s Best 25 Pet Podcasts, Feedspot 2023.
Podcast of the Year, Community Radio Awards 2022.
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Warmer winters and international travel are making bed bugs increasingly common. They can hitch a ride on almost any fabric and so have become a concern for the hospitality industry in particular. Hear how Bonnie’s owner ensures her performance is up to scratch in this month’s Dogs with Jobs.
Five detection dogs are surveying a remote Scottish island, to confirm the existence of a new colony of storm petrels, a shy, nocturnal, ground nesting bird which is new to Scotland’s east coast. How did they get on?
It’s the 50th edition of Dogs with Jobs! To celebrate, presenter Kate Fairweather interviews a trio of Japanese knotweed dogs, whose energy and spectacular talent is focused entirely on the fight against
the UK’s most unloved invasive species.
Meet Barley, a veteran conservationist who has travelled all over the U.S. and Guatemala in the course of a varied and glittering career. His many projects include identifying invasive zebra mussels and declining wildcat species. Conservationist and wildlife biologist Kayla Fratt explains the qualities that make him so good at his job.
Kate Fairweather and John Welsman, the Shine radio volunteers behind the Dogs with Jobs, attend a Christmas brunch with over 50 guide dogs, buddy dogs, ambassadogs and more.
Dev the beagle has a shelf full of trophies. Pat Sutton of Rossut Beagles explains what it takes to compete at national level and life beyond the show ring.
Dogs with Jobs comes to you from Italy! We accompany top Lagotto Romagnolo trainer, breeder and enthusiast, Louse Ferguson to Italy, where her dogs, Dario and Sage, compete against the best of the world’s truffle hounds.
Breed enthusiast and gun dog trainer, Barbara Brown introduces the wonderfully named Oberon, who goes by the more informally Obie. He’s a Clumber Spaniel, which is the largest English spaniel, and is a vulnerable breed.
Discover how far the instinct can take a sheepdog new to herding. Recorded at the South Down Show 2023, Jess the novice and Lassie the untrained sheepdog perform in the arena.
Recorded at the Country Sports Day at Bereleigh, East Meon. Alfie the waterfowl retriever demonstrates the ancient sport of waterfowling in the arena with his owner and handler. Chris Green, aka the Cornish Countryman, explains what a normal working day looks like for this ultrafit fox red Labrador retreiver.