Dogs with Jobs

Meet the frontline workers of the canine world

If it’s pampered pooches you’re after, you’re in the wrong place.

This is where we celebrate the key workers of the canine world, and admire the intelligence and skill of working dogs.

Join Kate Fairweather and some of the most talented working dogs you could wish to meet: trained and ready to handle everything their jobs throw at them.

Witness their focus and determination to harness their intelligence, instinct and often courage in their work.

Do you know a hard-working dog?  Let us know at team@shineradio.uk or reach us on Petersfield (01730) 555 500 via the dog and bone. 

latest episodes

Didi, the police dog

Didi, the police dog

Meet P.D. Didi. A Belgian Malinois with a bright future.

She may be smaller than her police dog colleagues, but her extreme athleticism and focus make her a rising star. Petersfield is part of her patrol patch.

What qualities make a good therapy dog?

What qualities make a good therapy dog?

Patricia Bland, regional coordinator for the Petersfield Area for Pets as Therapy, explains the qualities she looks when assessing a dog’s suitability for therapy work.

Acorn, the school reading assistant

Acorn, the school reading assistant

Meet Acorn. He’s a well known figure around Petersfield. Blond-haired, very large and very gentle, he works as a reading assistant at Petersfield Infants and Herne School.

Acorn the school reading assistant