April 18, 2014

Five Good Dog Podcasts


Lately I've discovered the joy of listening to podcasts in my car. While I download non-dog-related episodes as well (This American Life, Snap Judgment), what I enjoy the most are the canine-centric. I can't think of a better way to spend my commute time than to learn even more about my favorite four-footed companion! These are the ones I listen to most frequently:

Keep the Tail Wagging - Kimberly's podcast is the one that started it all and had me searching for more of these wonderful audio installments about dogs. I get so excited whenever I see there is a new episode and can't wait to hear what she's been up to with her two sets of littermates: adults Sydney and Rodrigo and puppies Scout and Zoey as well as learning about raw feeding and raising dogs naturally. It's like a 20 minute chat with a fellow dog lover, and in fact I was interviewed for Episode 15, which was so much fun! 

The Great Dog Adventure - This podcast is hosted by Fern Camacho, a dog trainer, rescue advocate and owner of a 13 year old pit bull, Hailey. I find this one wonderfully informative, as Fern brings guest experts on the show to talk about everything from the loss of a pet to making the best choice's for your dog's diet. 

Victoria Stilwell Positively Podcast - Victoria Stilwell is a positive-reinforcement trainer famous for her television program "It's Me or the Dog." I enjoy listening to her English lilt and her encouraging advice for solving behavioral problems, as well as topics such as canine allergies. 

Doggy Dog World Radio - This podcast is hosted by trainer and author Liz Palika, and it's one I've just started listening to. She brings guest speakers on and it is akin to sitting around with your dog buddies talking about issues and experiences. I recently listened to the episode on the loss of a dog and I appreciated its depth and honesty as the host and guests talked about their own grieving processes. 

Do More With Your Dog - Host Kyra Sundance is a stunt dog trainer and founder of the Trick Dog Title Program . Her podcast features training tips and friendly discussion with co-host Abbey Hood. They can get a little off-track sometimes but as trick-training is one of favorite hobbies with Ruby, I usually garner something useful from each episode. 

Do you have a favorite dogcast you'd like to share? 

7 comments:

  1. I used to listen to a lot of podcasts, but I've mostly stopped when I stopped commuting by bus. My car is too old for an iPod plug in, and I don't like to wear headphones and drive.

    That said, my favorite, and the one that I still really listen to, is called "Spilled Milk." It's about food, not dogs, but it's hilarious and the episodes are a good length for me.

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    1. I had the old stereo issue too, but I got a portable Bluetooth speaker that works great: http://www.amazon.com/Lepow%C2%AE-Portable-Wireless-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B00EJDHC6Y (excuse the Amazon link, another place I'll be limiting my patronage of since they sell shock/prong collars)

      The sound quality is not high enough for music but it's perfect for podcasts.

      I will check out Spilled Milk - there is one called The Feed with Rick Bayless that I like but I seem to always have issues downloading it.

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  2. I've never ventured into the world of podcasts but you've inspired me to give it a try. Thanks for the recommendations! p.s. LOVE the pic of Ruby with the ear phones, gorgeous!

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  3. Thanks for the list AND the mention. Thank you so much!!!

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  4. I really don't listen to any podcasts, so this has me thinking maybe I am missing out!

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  5. Adorable picture! I'll check these out, thanks for sharing :)

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