Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Why Do Dog Bites Happen? Michelle Douglas Analyzes the Data on “The My Doggie Says…” Show

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Sometimes children suffer dog bites with disastrous results.  Michelle Douglas, of The Refined Canine, is a past president of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.  In this interview on the “My Doggie Says…” show, Michelle talks about a dog bite tragedy that occurred in her neighborhood — and what can be done to prevent these accidents from happening.

Michelle Douglas

In this short clip (1:34), Michelle summarizes the results of research by the Canine Research Council on childhood dog bites.  Most incidents are a result of a child left alone with an unfamiliar dog in an unfamiliar place:

Here’s the full podcast:

Learning About Dog Communication from Sharon Loy, Animal Communicator

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Here are Sharon Loy’s words about how improved dog communication can lead to a much richer relationship with your pet:

“Like most animal lovers, I have always had a trusting and intuitive connection with animals. But I did not always understand the full extent of what their companionship offers.”

In this short clip (4:48), Sharon talks about how anyone can learn to become a telepathic animal communicator:

Listen to the entire podcast, in which Sharon talks about what it means to have telepathic abilities, how language and intuition can foster dog communication and the role of right brain and left brain thinking in dog communication.  Sharon also gives some fascinating examples of how her telepathic skills helped solve some very complicated dog behavior problems.

Taking Dog Communication and Dog Relationships to a Higher Level: With Lori Spagna, Animal Communicator, on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Friday, January 6th, 2012
Lori Spagna, Animal Communicator

Lori Helps us Take Dog Relationships to a New High

Lori Spagna is founder of efil’s god Spirit,efil’s god and efil’s god Dog Training, which focus on a spiritual, holistic approach to communication and healing for the mind, body and spirit in every living being.

Hear how Lori’s concept of our pets “mirroring” our personalities, along with some good dog communication, helped solve a family relationship problem — and a dog’s terrible skin allergy issue.  (4:00)

According to Lori, the best dog communication happens when you marry your right brain with your left.  (2:00)

Here’s the full podcast (50:00).

A Doggie Diet for People, Too: Peggy Frezon on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Improve your dog relationship by putting your dog on a doggie diet while you are trying to lose weight yourself.  Peggy Frezon is the author of “Dieting with my Dog.”

Peggy Frezon is an author, pet columnist, and multiple award-winning freelance writer from New York. She contributes regularly to Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines and is published in more than a dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Her work can also be seen in magazines such as Woman’s World, Teaching Tolerance, Pockets and others, and in books including The Ultimate Dog Lover, Miracles and Animals, Soul Matters, and David Jeremiah’s Grace Givers. She writes two web columns, Pawsitively Pets and Animals 4 People, is a staff writer for Be the Change for Animals, and blogs at Peggy’s Pet Place. Her first book is Dieting with my Dog (Hubble & Hattie, 2011).

Listen to Peggy as she talks about feeding her dog veggies, sharing an exercise program, and the psychological benefits of having a “furry little conscience.”

Loving and Losing a Pet: Conversation with Barbara Abercrombie

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Barbara Abercrombie is the author of “Cherished: 21 Writers on Animals they have Loved and Lost.”

Hear Barbara talk about her experience in bonding with a pet and the process of grieving upon the loss of a pet.

Pat Miller, of Peaceable Paws, on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

A “cross-over” trainer, Pat started her long dog-training career using “old-fashioned” methods that relied on the use of force-based tools and methods – jerks on the choke chain, harsh verbal corrections – and successfully earned numerous obedience titles with a variety of dogs, including a Rough Collie, a Bull Terrier, an Australian Kelpie, a Pomeranian, and Josie, her wonderful Terrier mix. It was Josie who convinced her to cross over to force-free methods, and she is now fully committed to science-based, positive reinforcement training.

Hear Pat talk about “positive reinforcement training,” on the “My Doggie Says…” show.

Glynis McCants, The Numbers Lady, On The “My Doggie Says…” Show

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Glynis McCants has been studying Numerology for over 21 years. She uses the Pythagoras Number system, which is more than 2,500 years old. After evaluating 15,000 Numerology Charts, Glynis wrote the best-selling book Glynis Has Your Number. Her latest book is Love By The Numbers, and she is also the creator of The Numerology Kit, The Individual Reading Chart, and the “Are We Soul-mates?” Program. You may have seen her on The Tyra Banks Show, The Today Show, Beyond with James Van Praagh, The Leeza Show, The View and Entertainment Tonight. She’s been featured in L.A. Confidential Magazine, Time Magazine, In Touch, Star Magazine, US Weekly and People Magazine. Glynis was a recurring guest on The Tony Danza Show for two years, and is currently heard weekly on The Leeza At Night radio show. She is a recurring guest on Playboy Radio’s TheTiffany Granath Show, and has been voted Favorite Guest on PBR Radio three times.

Glynis is a recurring guest on Coast-To-Coast AM radio with George Noory, where she averages no less than three million hits on her website after each radio appearance. Why such a massive response? Because listeners cannot get over Glynis’ exceptional speed and accuracy. One of her specialties is predicting whether a celebrity couple will sizzle or fizzle as time goes on. When she does live readings, SHE DOES NOT MISS.

Click here to visit Glynis’s web site.

Hear Glynis talk about what numbers can tell us about our dogs — and how to name a dog using the numbers!

Michael Hingson Talks About Roselle, the 2011 American Hero Dog, on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Here’s Michael Hingson on the “My Doggie Says…” show — telling how his guide dog, Roselle — the 2011 American Hero Dog — helped him down seventy eight flights of stairs in the World Trade Center on Sepetmber 11, 2001.

For more information about MIchael and Roselle, click here.

“Will My Dog Hate Me?” Edie Jarolim on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Edie Jarolim in her own words from her “willmydoghateme” blog:

Writing about dogs is easy. Writing about myself…not so much. But in brief: I’m Edie Jarolim, writer, editor, and dog slave.

I have a website where you can learn more about those first two aspects of my life. And if you like this blog, which involves a great deal of writing and editing, I hope you’ll go there, check my credentials, and give me work.

But before I send you away, here’s a bit more background.

I earned a Ph.D. in English literature from New York University; edited guidebooks at Frommer’s, Rough Guides, and Fodor’s; published myriad travel articles and three travel guides; and led a reasonably respectable but dogless life until 2004, when I adopted Frankie, my first and still only dog. Having gotten Frankie relatively late in life (both mine and his), I was a bit insecure about my canine caretaking abilities.

To put it mildly.

I began reading obsessively about dogs and badgering every dog owner willing to answer my questions to tell me what they knew. As a result, I ended up contributing dog stories to such publications as The Bark and Ladies Home Journal and, eventually, authoring AM I BORING MY DOG? And 99 Other Things Every Dog Wishes You Knew (Alpha/Penguin, 2009).

Now I am a regular contributor to Your Dog, the newsletter for Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. And I write this blog.

I am also the Contributing Dining Editor for Tucson Guide magazine and the Tucson correspondent for But while dogs and dining are my passions, I still do a good deal of dog-free and food-free writing and editing.

Ok, so now it’s time for you to go check out my website,

Here’s Edie on the “My Doggie Says…” show:

Earth Heart and Vicki Thorne: Aroma Therapy for Dogs on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Earth Heart™ Inc. has a long-standing reputation for providing quality wellness products using pure essential oils Photo by The Courier-News Sun-Times Mediaand other plant-based ingredients.

Products are developed by Vicki Rae Thorne, certified aromatherapist and master herbalist.

Vicki founded Earth Heart in 1996 to help others learn how to use herbs and aromatherapy as an integral part of everyday health. She is a member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and the American Herbalist Guild. Products are developed according to customer need and their impact on the whole family…including pets.

Over 10 years ago, Vicki was approached by a kennel owner who wanted help with calming her canine visitors. The dogs experienced a wide range of emotions from being anxious or angry, agitated or depressed, and they all missed their families.

The formulation now known as Canine Calm™ was developed to diffuse in the kennel, and it worked from day one. Customers noticed that their dogs were calmer when they left the kennel, and didn’t fret so much when it was time to go back.

This same kennel has been successfully using Canine Calm since the spring of 2000. When kennel customers wanted to take the product home, aromatherapy mists were developed as an affordable ready-to-use remedy.

Earth Heart continues to develop remedies that are simple, safe, effective and smell good. Customers appreciate our aromatherapy remedies that are designed with the same loving care you give your dog.

Giving back is a major part of the Earth Heart brand providing donations to over 30 rescues, shelters and other charitable organization in 2010. Featured in Dog Fancy, Modern Dog, and listed as one of the Top 100 Best Dog Products and Wellness Products of 2010 by Fido Friendly Magazine, Earth Heart products have been recommended by dog lovers, trainers, veterinarians, groomers, and kennel owners.

Learn more about Earth Heart and Vicki Thorne.

Listen to Vicki on the “My Doggie Says…” show: