The Big Bark is a dog podcast series brought to you by Barkingmad.ie, an Irish based dog website bringing you all the latest news, tips and reviews from the canine world. Each episiode, we chat to different professionals working in the canine industy across Ireland.

We chat with everyone from Petshop owners to groomers, behaviour specialists and vets. We will be discussing hot topics with our puppy panel, reviewing the best products, food and treats, the best places to take your dog on a day out and most dog friendly venues in Ireland.

We’ll have lots of fun along the way and of course we’ll be chatting with dog owners as well about their dogs to find out more about the bonds that make a dog man’s best friend.

Currently, averaging at Number 5 in it’s category on the Podcast charts, The Big Bark has quickly grown to become a fan favourite. The podcast has achieved over 200 downloads in it’s first 2 episodes and over 2000 streams from listeners right across the world.

We have new and exciting features being added in each episode such as our Guess the Crossbreed and Who’s that bark games and  we recently introduced our adoption corner in which we highlight pets in need of a second chance.

  • Biggest news from the Canine world

  • Reviews of top products & treats for your dog.

  • Adoption Corner with Animal Rescue centres

  • Interviews with Canine professionals

  • Puppy Panel featuring Dog owners & Dog lovers

  • Games including Guess the Crossbreed

  • Dogs of the week from Social Media

  • Big Bark shout out to your birthday dog

  • Weekly Competitions with Great prizes

  • Special Live Events (Coming soon)

The host of The Big Bark is Darragh Bourke, a dog owner with a passion for canine Psychology and behaviour. Here’s a bit more about Darragh in his own words:

I’m Darragh and I’m that crazy dog guy you hear about. Over the last  year, I’ve completed a diploma in Pet Psychology which has opened up my eyes to the extraordinary workings of a dogs mind. plan to become a fully qualified Canine Behaviour specialist in the next 3 years and ultimately follow my lifelong passion of working with dogs.

I have two beautiful dogs, who you see pictured with me here – Milly is a Golden labrador who loves attention more than anything – we call her the princess and then Bruno a Bloodrador (black Lab X Bloodhound) who can be a bit of a shy fellow but has a complete heart of gold.

As the host of the podcast, My goal is to share my experiences with my dogs to the world, chat with some wonderful dog owners and canine professionals along the way and offer a platform to other dog owners to tell us what makes their dog their best friend.

Darragh also hosts the brand new Canine Psychology show which you can find here:

Are you interested in taking part?

Are you a dog owner, pet professional, pet business owner or are you just simply Barking mad about dogs just like us? We’re always looking for people who love dogs to take part in upcoming episodes of the show.

If you’d like to take part, click on the button below.

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