The Bedford Explained Podcast – Goes to the Dogs

It’s August, often referred to as the dog days of summer.  So we thought it might be an appropriate time to do our Bedford Explained Podcast on dogs.  

There are currently 1549 licensed dogs in Bedford. Dogs have always been an important way to connect. I know our morning dog walking group was a huge source of comfort throughout the pandemic.  It is still today a great source of camaraderie and friendship in the neighborhood.  As Harry Truman said about Washington. “ If you want a friend – get a dog.”  Although Truman was talking about the culture in DC as being unfriendly, his advice still rings true.  There is no better bonding than to be out with your dog in the neighborhood. 

Today we will be talking with Sarah Kane.  Sarah is getting her Ph.D. at the Canine Olfaction Research and Education Lab at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.   Sarah went to undergraduate school with my daughter and has been our go-to dog expert for years.  Whenever we had a question we would often ask Sarah.  Our conversations are always interesting and informative. I thought Bedford would find them interesting and informative too.

In Bedford, there are dogs in stores, in gyms, and even in offices. One company in town features about 30 people and 10 dogs in their “about us” tab. 

Listen Here: Bedford Explained – Goes to the Dogs

We hope you enjoy the podcast. To learn more about Sarah’s work here’s a link to her program. Click below:

Canine Olfaction Lab at Texas Tech University

And to follow the lab and see dogs that are adoptable follow this link:


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Ann Williams
Ann Williams
10 days ago

Thank you, yhis was great! Very informative and interesting.

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