Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Mary Collister of “” on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Mary Collister, the founder of, is passionate about helping rescue organizations and providing dog toys that will enrich the lives of dogs.  A portion of every purchase goes to support one of seventy five rescue organizations, and the number of supported rescue groups is growing rapidly.  In this interview on the “My Doggie Says…” show, Mary describes the very creative web site and some of the ways that dog toys can add joy to a dog’s life.  Mary also talks about her work with rescue groups and the challenges of getting a new business up and running.

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David Frei, Co-Host of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Here is David Frei, co-host of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on the “My Doggie Says… Show.”

Hero Dog Awards 2012

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The 2012, Hero Dog Awards were presented on November 8, 2012, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Los Angeles.  This is always a very inspirational program.

Here’s a summary from

Here’s a three-minute audio clip from the “Dog Appreciation Lessons” CD, in which Michael Hingson describes that fateful day in New York City, on September 11, 2011.

Here’s my interview from last year with Michael Hingson, whose dog, Roselle, won the 2011, Hero Dog Award for leading Michael and some other people out of the World Trade Center on September 11,k 2001:


Great Link for Radio Show Guests Who Want to Talk About Dogs and Related Subjects

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The Animal ebook is designed for potential radio guests and includes title of show, name of host, theme, where aired, guest criteria, email, website, phone (optional), and best method of contact. Covers animal advocacy, health, care, competition, communication, behavior, longevity, dog relationships, pets and the paranormal, pet peeves, wildlife, training, shelter and rescue. For information on all 16 ebooks, ranging from animals to sports, please visit

DogStars: How to Turn Your Dog into a Movie Star: Podcast with Georgina Bradley, of

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Georgina Bradley, certified professional dog trainer, is the founder and backbone of  Her training center in Vancouver, British Columbia, not only turns out DogStars, it helps them find opportunities to show off their stuff.  For example, Georgina helped train the dogs for the 1995 movie, “101 Dalmations.”  In this podcast, Georgina explains some of the basic training required for a dog to become aDogStar, and she teaches you how to train your dog to do the “eye line” trick, a key behavior for a dogstar.

Here’s Georgina on the “My Doggie Says… Show.”

Paula Brown, Animal Behaviorist and Author of “Fur Shui” on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012


Paula Brown, animal behaviorist, has written a delightful book titled “Fur Shui.”  As you might guess, the book adapts the concepts of Feng Shui to our furry friends.  The book offers many insightful ideas about why our pets choose to be in certain parts of the house, or of a room.  It gave me some wonderful ideas as to why Callie decides to put herself in certain places at certain times. 

One special treasure in the book is a simple map that shows how the spatial relationships and colors in a home, or room, can relate to life attitudes such as “helpful people,” “creativity and children,” “relationship,” and five others.

This is very fun and thoughtful reading.  It can also be a guide to decorating your home or room with colors that enhance the important attitudes.

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

Participate in a Live Podcast with Animal Communicator and Professional Psychic, Lori Spagna

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

On Tuesday, June 19th, 2012, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the “My Doggie Says…” show will record a live podcast with animal communicator, professional psychic, intuitive energy healer, and behavior expert Lori Spagna. Lori will discuss how animals are teaching us. She will also do live readings with guests who participate in the show. To learn more about Lori and her great work, visit, or

The “My Doggie Says…” show is a lighthearted show about dogs — dog relationships, dog communication, dog training and generally “dog appreciation.” Host Fred Haney interviews experts on all subjects “dog.” To listen to past shows, check out the “podcast” tab on this blog, or look for “mydoggiesays” on the iTunes podcast store.

To join the program, send an email to Lori Spagna at or to Fred Haney at You will receive the dial-in instructions and access code by return email.

A Lesson You Can Learn from your Dog

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Here’s one of life’s important lessons that you can learn from your dog:  How to appreciate little things.

This is one of my favorite sound bytes from the “My Doggie Says…” show.  In it, Dean Koontz, the famous author, describes how, at one time in his life, his Golden Retriever, Trixie, helped him see the world in a completely different and wondrous way.  In Dean’s words, Trixie “made the familiar fresh again.”  She helped him see “great beauty in mundane scenes.”  He goes on to say, “Trixie reawakened in me an awareness of the mystery that’s woven into the warp and weft of everything we perceive…”

I really love this clip (2:28).  It’s one of the best examples of the spiritual connection that can exist between a human and a dog.  A great example of a lesson you can learn from a dog.

Holistic Medicine for Dogs: A Podcast Interview with Dr. Deva Khalse, Author of “Natural Dog”

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Dr. Deva Khalsa

Dr. Deva Khalsa has an extensive background in holistic medicine for dogs — and lots of fascinating success stories.

In this podcast, she talks about the special qualities of dogs and how, if we let them, they can help us appreciate some of the wondrous little things on our planet.

She has lots of examples of amazing successes in treating dogs with the use of natural remedies.

In one especially fascinating segment (#3), she talks about the discovery of double-helix water, and she tells a story about a dog whose malignant melanoma disappeared in about two weeks after taking it.

Click here to learn more from Dr. Khalsa’s web site

A Rescue Dog Gets A Great Job — “On Toby’s Terms” with Charmaine Hammond

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Charmaine Hammond’s rescue dog, Toby, got off to a pretty bad start — by turning Charmaine’s house totally upside down.  But, with help from an animal communicator, Charmaine solved Toby’s behavior problems and turned him into a rescue dog with a mission in life.

Rescue Dog with a Super Job

Here’s Charmaine’s description of how Toby, the rescue dog, would enter a hospital and announce his presence — with a couple of loud barks.  And how Toby has some special instincts about how he can help each patient he interacts with.

Here’s Charmaine talking about “On Toby’s Terms.”  It’s really a great story about a rescue dog, an animal behaviorist, and a creative and very effective solution to a dog behavior problem.