TITLE:  Riviera Firefly talks with Dawn Howard Dog Behaviourist aka The Fairy Dogmother chats about our 4 legged furry friends.
SERIES: Health and Lifestyle


In this Riviera Firefly Episode Antonia talks with the Fairy Dogmother Dawn Howard. Dawn is a dog behaviourist and even had to train a dog on a super yacht!

Dawn Howard from Dogs d’Azur is the French Riviera’s local dog expert. She is a dog behaviourist helping people to live happily alongside their furry friends, she actively helps refuge dogs find new homes and she also has a background in writing and editing.

Riviera Firefly podcast is your online show where we chat about  living on and visiting the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur.

We cover topics such as Education for children and adults, Places to visit, Health and lifestyle, hobbies and leisure and have lots of fun here in the Alpes Maritimes. We also talk to inspiring local entrepreneurs and small businesses about how they started their careers in France, dealing with administration and what brought them here in the first place. Topical issues such as Brexit and what this means to expats will also be covered in 2017. Our online directory and magazine can be found on www.rivierafirefly.com

KEY POINTS What to expect from the programme.

[03:00] Dawn loved school and went to a convent in England. She came to France when her husband relocated with his job. She has a background editing for the Daily Mail. [05:00}I had so many questions for Dawn ..Dog training how she got into it , what is it and how does it work with Dawn. Areas that can be trained.. walking on a lead, getting rid of a fear, toilet training. It’s not training the dog it’s training you and training the family. [10:00] Are dogs bilingual? Non verbal skills ‘wait’ ‘stay'[11:00} What is positive only method.

[12:30] Rattle shakers for disciplining your dog
[13:20] Which dog toys to buy? Kong
[14:30] Dog eats a sock and needs an operation to remove it
[15:00] Processionary caterpillars are dangerous to dogs. What are they, what to do if your dog comes into contact. Walk by the coast not near pine trees. Other risks to dogs are sand flies and ticks.
[18:38] Woofer of the Week Riviera Radio 106.5 and Rachael Dickens the English Osteopath.
[20:00] Refuges how you can help and fostering and adopting dogs.(see list below)
[23:00] Guide dogs for the blind require host families.
[24:32] Challenges and how to deal with them .. think of them as a syntax make it into a positive!
[25:21] Dawn meets Princess Anne when working for the New Shopper and was a birth partner in an emergency delivery.
[28:00] Dawn also listens to these podcasts got and like, subscribe and share:
Adam Buxton, Scroobius Pip , BBC4WomenTalkingAboutCars, No such thing as a fish, The Inquiry, Woman’s Hour, Jason Mandford
[31:00]  Who should Antonia interview next Kate Adams Catering and Event management or Daniel Crag and Rachael Dickens.
[32:00] Contact Dawn via her Facebook Page Dogs d’Azur : https://www.facebook.com/06woofer Thanks to the army of people out there helping animals.
[33:00] Start a book club!  Dawn’s book choices : Any autobiographies … Burial Rites Hanna Kent ..Good Me Bad me
[35:00] Dawn Lives life with the following her life with the following mottos: “The world would be a better place if everybody could love as unconditionally as a dog”  and “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you are probably right”
Dawn says to go and be a tourist and visit: Six Fours Les Plages. Perfect for a day out and a lovely lunch.
Coming soon Rachael and Kate Adams from Adams and Adams Events and Catering management?!
French Riviera Animals (Facebook group)  https://www.facebook.com/groups/329024693975161/


Vence: 3192 Chemin du Riou, 06140 Vence.

Phone: 04 93 24 08 45

Open 2-5pm every day


Antibes: Refuge Jean Duflos, 1770 Chemin des Terriers, 06600 Antibes.

Open 2?5:30pm ? Monday to Saturday

09 53 80 05 23



Lou Gabaire, Industrial Zone 06510 Carros

Open 2?5pm ? every day except public holidays

Phone: 04 93 08 11 79


St Vallier ? just above Grasse for mostly old timers

Sos Foyers Chiens Ages – Retirement home for elderly dogs.

3 Route de Cabris, 06460 Saint Vallier de Thiey

Phone: 06 36 88 57 31

email : asschiens.ag@orange.fr

Open Monday to Saturday 2-5pm

Sans Collier Provence in the Var

Route de Méounes D554, 83136 GAREOULT

(located on the D554, between the roundabout entrance of commune of Garéoult and Néoules) behind the pound “Identity canine”

Phone refuge : 04 94 77 61 55 –   Other 04 94 86 95 64 (French / German spoken)

Email : scp83 @ orange.fr

Also the EMCGA ? guide dogs for the blind in Biot ? if you’d like to be a host family or help them in any way? they are fabulous and do an amazing job!

email: education@emcga.f

Our sponsor KidooLand celebrates their 10th anniversary this year!
This episode was brought to you by KidooLand The Little English School on the French Riviera. Running classes and holiday camps for children age 0-16 years and workshops for grown ups too!
In Vallauris Sophia Antipolis and Biot and with AdoLand visiting the Côte d’Azur www.kidooland.com

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