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Albany Pet Services Podcast

Albany Pet Services Podcast

By Albany Pet Services
Lisa Sinnott hosts a podcast about companion animals. Each month animal health and behaviour experts and charities will talk about animals and how can and how they enriching their lives. We will talk about training, behaviour and how we can promote our pets mental and physical health. Expect to raise your eyebrows in surprise from all the new facts and knowledge you'll gain. Join our group:
11 - Meeting Diane James from the Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Line
We spoke to Diane from the PBBS support line. Grieving when you lose a pet however that may be, whether through death, parting or enforced separation, can be very difficult and upsetting. If you need somebody to talk to, the Pet Bereavement Support Service is here for you every day from 8.30am – 8.30pm. Please don't hesitate to call on 0800 096 6606 or email
December 16, 2020
10 - Helen Spicer Education Officer from the Blue Cross
We caught up with Helen from the Blue Cross to find out about the educational department and how they teach children about pet care and body language.
November 3, 2020
9 - Dr Susan Friedman talks to us about how animals learn
Lisa catches up with Dr Susan Friedman to talk about how animals learn, the function of behaviour and what species she trains. Here are some excellent free downloadable worksheets and artwork that we talked about on the show:
September 2, 2020
8 - Ryan Cartlidge talks to us about training animals
Lisa catches up with Ryan Cartlidge from the Animal Training Academy to discuss positive reinforcement, clicker training and counter surfing! Please see here for the link to the great sketches by Lili Chin: (dog) (cat)
May 26, 2020
7 - Suz Rogers from Human Behaviour Change For Animals tells us about having difficult conversations
HBCA is a behaviour change organisation working to create positive change for animals. HBCA was created after recognising that insight about how and why people behave the way they do could provide solutions to challenges that affect animals. The HBC for animals website is here: They also have a group you can join here:
May 4, 2020
6 - PC Dave Wardell and Fabulous Finn tell us about Finn's Law - Part 2
PLEASE NOTE: If you look up photo's of fabulous Finn you may see photo's of his injuries which can be upsetting, but he's fighting fit and loving treats and the retired life now. Finn is a very special dog. When he was working in the line of duty with Dave he was disgustingly stabbed by the suspect. Unfortunately, at that time, it wasn't seen as a criminal offence to hurt a service animal and the attacker walked away from court with no penalty. The injustice of this resulted in thousands of people signing a petition called 'Finn's Law.' The Queen 👑 gave her royal assent to Finn's Law in 2019 which resulted in an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act that specifically protects police dogs and horses while they are on duty in England and Wales.🐕 🐴 Fabulous Finn has been awarded the following accolades: 🏅The International Fund for Animal Welfare "Animal of the Year Award" in a ceremony at the House of Lords. 🎖️The PDSA Gold Medal "for life-saving devotion to duty, despite being grievously injured while preventing a violent criminal from evading arrest". 🏅The Kennel Club's "Friends for Life" prize at Crufts. What a special boy. We discussed #FinnsLawPart2 over video call and how it's helping to raise awareness and asking the government to consider increasing sentences for those who have committed shocking animal cruelty crimes from the current paltry 6 months to 5 years. Help by contacting your MP and letting Finn know so he can add it to his map. (K9Finn via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram): #BarkAtYourMP
April 5, 2020
5 - Enrichment and playtime with Hayley Heley From Wood Green Animals Charity
Lisa chats to Hayley Heley from Wood Green about enrichment activities to keep your pets happy!
April 2, 2020
4 - Poison Prevention Week Podcast with Dr Jonathan Rubin
It's Pet Poison Prevention Week so Lisa caught up with Dr Jonathan Rubin from Battlers Green Veterinary Centre in Radlett about common poisons found in plants and food.
March 18, 2020
3 - Cat Care with Alexandra Taylor RVN The Cat Nurse
Lisa catches up with Alex Taylor the Cat Nurse at the International Cat Care Conference to answer your questions about felines.
October 7, 2019
2 - Ask The Vet With Dr Mike From Three Bears Mobile Vets
Lisa catches up with Dr Mike Groombridge MRCVS from Three Bears Mobile Vets to answer questions in an episode of #AskTheVet
September 13, 2019
1 - Gretta Ford - Problem Prevention in Puppies - Albany Pet Services
Lisa Sinnott talks to Gretta Ford certified clinical animal behaviourist from A Different Dog about preventing problems with puppies.
July 31, 2019