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The Big Bark is Ireland’s leading canine podcast series bringing you all the latest news, tips and reviews from the canine world. Each episode, we chat to different professionals working in the canine industry.

We chat with everyone from behaviour specialists, canine physiotherapists, groomers, dog walkers, vets and many more. Each episode, we discuss hot topics with our guest panel and review 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 have lots of fun along the way and of course we chat with dog owners as well about their dogs to find out more about the bonds that make a dog man’s best friend.

The Big Bark has quickly grown to become a fan favourite podcast. Throughout the first 2 seasons, 32 out of 39 episodes went straight in at Number 1 of the Itunes Pets & Animals charts in Ireland. The podcast has achieved over 100000 downloads and streams since launching in 2019. We are preparing to launch into our 3rd season in March 2022, and with Covid Restrictions finally lifted, we look forward to meeting with canine professionals in person instead of remotely.

We work closely with animal welfare groups across Ireland and in December 2020, we spearheaded the fantastic virtual event All I woof for Christmas where we brought together businesses from right across the pet industry in Ireland for a showcase of pet products like no other. All funds raised were distributed between 4 animal charities. In 2021, we launched our first ever Charity calendar which was a sell out success.

  • Biggest news from the Canine world

  • Wellness with your Woofer - How your dog can benefit your mental health

  • Health Hub - Health and Vet advice

  • Clever Canines - Best advice from Ireland’s leading dog trainers

  • Furry Feeding - Pet Nutrition advice

  • Your New Best Bud - Doggies looking for their forever home

  • Dogs of the week from Social Media

  • Big Bark shout out to your birthday dog

  • Weekly Competitions on our social media with Great prizes from top dog brands

  • Special Live Events coming in Summer 2022

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. In 2019, I decided I wanted to understand what my dogs were telling me, and I embarked on a crazy journey to obtain my diploma in Pet Psychology which has opened up my eyes to the extraordinary workings of a dogs mind. I wanted to share my knowledge with others and wanted to create a platform where dog owners could hear from all pet professionals in one place and thus, The Big Bark was born.

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, have some great fun along the way and make friends with every dog out there. Over the next year, I plan to take The Big Bark to new heights and make sure this show is recognised in every home, kennel and pet business across Ireland and beyond as the best doggy podcast on Spotify and Itunes.

Are you interested in taking part?

We’re getting ready for our 3rd season, and we’re looking to chat to pet owners and pet professionals from right across Ireland. Each episode of Season 3 will include a new feature where we chat to pet owners about the positive impact dogs have on their mental health, particularly during the pandemic over the last 2 years.

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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