Celebrate National Dog Day with 7 doggone delightful podcasts

Society & Culture August 23, 2022

Since Friday is National Dog Day, we’ve paw-picked some playful podcasts for dog lovers filled with news, stories, plenty of barks, and informative bites. Tune in for curious episodes on how dogs help dementia patients, tales of canine heroism, and what pets really know about their names. There are podcasts sharing conversations recorded during walks and chatting about dog-related topics. “Dog Edition” is your one-stop-shop for dog news and super-fun segments geared toward dog-obsessed listeners.

For dog training tips and tools, tune into shows hosted by dog trainers, canine experts, and dog owners sharing their wealth of knowledge. Some podcasts on our list analyze dogs’ behavior to help dog parents better understand their fur babies.

Scroll through to check out our complete list celebrating humans’ best friends.

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Off Leash

Listen to ‘Off Leash’

Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher’s “Off Leash” is hosted by author and dog-cognition expert Alexandra Horowitz (Inside of a Dog). Alexandra and an array of guests like dog handlers, food critics, and more will answer dog-specific questions like how canines experience the world through smell. 6 episodes are now streaming.

Can I Pet Your Dog?

Can I Pet Your Dog?

Listen to ‘Can I Pet Your Dog?’

Hosts Renee Colvert and Alexis Preston are chatting about dogs they’ve met this week, interviewing guests about their dogs, and sharing what’s new in their own dogs’ worlds. “Can I Pet Your Dog?” is a joyous series with over 300 episodes in its archive.

Dog Edition

Dog Edition

Listen to ‘Dog Edition’

Dog Podcast Network’s “Dog Edition” is a woof-tastic news magazine-style series all about dogs. Join storytellers and journalists as they share news, features, interviews, and more segments on weekly episodes fit for any dog-obsessed human.

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Walking the Dog with Emily Dean

Listen to ‘Walking the Dog with Emily Dean’

The Times’ Emily Dean is talking with friends on walks with their dogs in the UK. Emily is joined by guests like Richard Herring, Michael Whitehall, Chris Addison, Fern Britton, Roisin Conaty, and more for episodes that are not limited to dogs! Check out over 100 episodes filled with wacky, wonderful, and funny conversations.

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The Good Dog Pod

Listen to ‘The Good Dog Pod’

“The Good Dog Pod” strives to educate the public and build a better world for dogs. This weekly series discusses veterinary care, animal legislation, legal advocacy, canine health, training, behavior science, dog breeding practices, and more. Check out over 100 episodes running less than 30 minutes on average.

Honest to Dog Podcast

Listen to ‘Honest to Dog Podcast’

Since 2019, “Honest to Dog” shares tips to strengthen bonds with the dogs in your life. Check out episodes on vacationing with your dog, overcoming frustration in the training process, dog psychology, rehoming, and more in over 90 episodes.

DogSpeak: Redefining Dog Training

DogSpeak: Redefining Dog Training

Listen to ‘DogSpeak: Redefining Dog Training’

Professional canine behavior specialist and dog trainer Nikki Ivey is helping dog parents better understand their fur babies. Learn about topics like nutrition, why your dog is behaving a certain way, and how to address it. Nikki co-hosts this series with wife and DogSpeak manager Britteny, who tackles topics from a pet owner’s perspective.

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