Episode 21 This interview is with Jason Barron- This week we had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Jason Barron, winner of the 2009 John Beargrease race. Listen in as Jason describes the John Beargrease Race and what it takes to win in todays mid- distance races. We also hear a “hold on to your seats”, thriller story of he and his soon to be wife’s adventures on a glacer in the Iditarod. Well, I guess I should really say Harmony’s thriller ride on the glacer and what you never want to have to see! Visit Jason and Harmony’s Web site at www.kanabearenterprises.com
Episode 20 This interview is with Egil Ellis- Join us as we get to know a renowned sprint musher and learn about his journey from Sweden to Alaska. With humble scandinavian beginnings, Egil and his wife Helen have built up an amazing kennel and track record. Their dogs are all over the world. Sprint racing took on some real speed when the pointer crosses hit the circuit and this kennel had a lot to do with it! Enjoy the ride and hold on! Visit Egil’s Web site at www.egilellis.com
Thank you Sherry and Russ from Mancelona Michigan for a wonder Full Moon Fall Fling Event. Looking forward to 2009! www.russ-stickacres.com/
No vet tip this week, but listen to some Special Live Kennel Tips.
Episode 19 This interview is with Ken Anderson and Gwen Holdmann- If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live in the middle of no-where, have 85 dogs, and race with your best friend, then you have got to listen to this interview. Listen as Ken and Gwen share heart felt stories and details about their life long adventures in the wilds of Alaska. This interview covers the past, present and future plans for Ken and Gwen. Wait till you hear what is about to rock their world. Congratulations Gwen and Ken. Please visit their site and get a copy of Ken’s Journals. www.windycreekkennel.com
Meet and Greet Lance Mackey – September 14th, 2008 http://www.sleddogcentral.com/classifieds/seminars.asp#Sutherby
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week: Sprint or Longdistance Dogs. Each episode, Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com
Episode 18 This interview is with renowned Sprint Musher Buddy Streeper – If you’re a sprint musher or interested at all in sprint mushing, you have got to listen to this interview. Dedication, hard work, focus, and determination are a few words to describe Buddy and his family. Buddy’s passion for the sport and his desire to win comes through loud and clear as we talk to him about his race schedule and his mushing lifestyle. Buddy’s not just about winning though, he’s also about family and the love for helping others in the sport. Listen in as Buddy describes how he and his father travel for a 100 days a year on the race circuit.
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week: Behavioral Issues. Each episode, Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com
Episode 17 This is a Special Tribute Interview with Legendary Sprint Musher George Attla – We had the pleasure of interviewing one of the most successful sprint mushers of the sport. George’s adventures over the last 50 years have been legendary and clearly to this point, unbeatable. Listen to the history of this Athabascan native recall his life and expound on the differences in racing “back then”, verses today. Catch his humor, compassion, and insight and enjoy this chance to learn about one of dog sledding’s greatest competitors. Photo Courtesy of Kraig Haver Photography
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week: Summer Care. Each episode, Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com
Story 11 – Stories from Shony – “Iditarod Part 3”
This story is about realizing your purpose in life. As the race continues to the Yukon and beyond, listen how Wings and the team overcome fear, doubt, and unbelief. The suspense builds as the Musher leads the team over treacherous rivers and high forbidding cliffs, in the Greatest Race on Earth. Join Shony as she shares the story of Wings and the race that taught the Musher, “what he could do”, and the team “what they can accomplish”, and the rest of the world, “what is possible”. The message of this race is to remember that “For Such a Time as This!”, we are all created for a purpose. Download the Southern Route Map Here. Right Click and click “Save As”
Episode 16 Hear an Interview with Jessica Klejka as she describes this year’s Jr. Iditarod- This year turned out to be a photo finish year for the Jr. Iditarod. In this interview, Jessica tells us how she prepared and won this years 150 mile race. It wasn’t easy; it wasn’t a piece of cake, but it sure was fun. Listen in as Jessica describes the race, the challenges, and what it was like to be first across the finish line. I know you’re going to love this interview. It is filled with awesome stories and inspirational messages about Jessica and her family’s journey into the Jr. Iditarod’s history books.
Story 10 – Stories from Shony – “Iditarod Part 2”
This story is about leadership and following the commands of the Master. As the race continues to the Yukon and beyond, listen to the brave move of a musher as he battles the elements and strengthens his team through calm commands and insight to put Wings in the lead. Join Shony as she shares with the pups in the kennel about the blizzard and trials of the Southern Route. Will the Mushers move pay off, will he survive, will the team keep going? All these questions will be answered in Story 10. Come join us in the Last Great Race on Earth. Download the Southern Route Map Here. Right Click and click “Save As”
Episode 15 Hear an Interview with Joe Runyan as he gets ready to run this year’s Iditarod- This year’s Iditarod has a surprise musher: Joe Runyan. That’s right, he’s back on a dog sled. Joe shares with us what led him to get back on his sled and run Iditarod 36. With stories, ideas and plans for the future, Joe covers what is happening with he and his Iditarod racing partner, Rachael Scdoris. Listen in as Joe details the chain of events that has brought him to the Greatest Race on Earth…again.
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week: Stress Diarrhea. Each episode, Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com
Story 9 – Stories from Shony – “Iditarod Part 1”
This story is about how to find courage and strength in the midst of challenges. Hear Shony tell about her great grandma Wings and how she helped lead a team to win the Iditarod. The story walks us through the beginning part of the trail and the obstacles that lie in wait for every competitor. Come listen to Part 1 of the Iditarod and fly on the Wings of a sled dog. Wind, cold and darkness are the hardest parts of The Greatest Race on Earth. Oh, don’t forget the Moose.
Episode 14 Hear an Interview with Chuck Wirschem from Alaska Sky Trekking – Flying High above the Iditarod and experiencing the race a way that only few individuals can. This interview is all about soaring over and watching the Iditarod, and all the wonders of Alaska. Hear how Chuck describes the beauty of the trail, the ever present dangers, and the exhilaration of following the Greatest Race on Earth. Chuck stories will keep you on the edge of your seat as he describes his adventures up the trail to Nome. Join us for an interesting look at the trail and get ready for the high flying fun of the Iditarod. http://www.alaskaskytrekking.com/ and firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week: Non-traditional off season training methods. Each episode, Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com
Episode 13 – Hear an Interview with Frank Turner – Yukon Quest Veteran and Owner of Muktuk Adventures. This interview with Frank Turner is geared around dog sledding and the Yukon Quest. Frank talks about the course, the challenges, and the incredible adventures the Quest offers. Join us as we listen to the riveting climax as Frank and the Yukon Quest Racers overcome the awesome obstacles and natures best challenges. This interview is filled with deeper meaning and is a must listen for every strong willed, adventurous musher. You’ll never look at dog sledding the same way again. http://www.muktuk.com/
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week: Doggie Dental Care . Each episode, Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com
Episode 12 – Hear an Interview with Lance Mackey – Iditarod & Yukon Quest Winner focuses on Promoting Alaska. This interview with Lance Mackey will inspire and suprise you! Big Time! Lance’s passion and focus has lead to his success and increasing dedication to winning races. This interview focuses on a mushers competitive spirit and how he has created a “Never Been Done” reality that will try many mushers skills. You are not going to believe the last few minutes of the interview. The interview with Lance twists and turn and then takes a hard 90 degree turn. If you don’t laugh out loud, I will be shocked. Write us and let us know what you think about Lance’s Spring Adventure that is coming up. http://www.mackeyscomebackkennel.com/
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week: Kennel Options & Housing. Each episode, Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com
Story 8 – Stories from Shony – “Chaos in the Kennel!”
This story is about how to find peace in your life. If your not careful, life in the kennel can get out of control. Anger, selfishness, whining and petty bickering are all put aside for the sake of the team and love for each other. It’s not easy, but remembering to live by the simple rules will help your kennel find the answers to chaos in the kennel. Soon Shony tells her kennel mates about adventures in the Iditarod.
Episode 11 – Hear an Interview with Polly Mahoney – Mahoosuc Guide Service. This interview with Polly covers the fascinating world of overnight and day Dog Sled Adventures. Listen as Polly explains the adventure of a lifetime when she and Kevin take newbie mushers out for their first real adventure on the runners of a dog sled. You’ll also hear her story and how it’s landed her in her life long dream of owning a year round guide service in Maine and her roll in a major motion picture. http://www.mahoosuc.com/
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week: Getting rid of flys and bugs. Each episode, Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com
Story 7 – Stories from Shony – “It’s Not Fair!”
This story is about fairness. Listen in on the dynamics of a race gone sour and the way the kennel needs to deal with it. Heartbreak, anger and retaliation are all set aside as truth and fairness are played out among Shony and her friends. The team learns a valuable lesson on how important it is to do the right thing and not get upset when others don’t play fair. Soon Shony tells her kennel mates about adventures in the Iditarod.
Episode 10 – Hear an Interview with Sara Vanderwood of Ski Dawg Ski- Gotta dog? Let’s ski! This interview with Sara covers the great sport of Skijoring, Scootering, and Canicross. Sara provides detailed information on how to get started in skijoring and what equipment is needed. She is also part of the Ski Dawg Ski Training Camp in Lake Placid and explains why it is the happening place to be in late December. I loved this interview because Sara helps us understand how skijoring can be done by anyone with a dog and desire to strap on some skies. www.skidawgski.com
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week: Dog Breeding. Each episode, Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com
Episode 9 – Hear an Interview with Zack Steer of the Sheep Mountain Lodge and the Sheep Mountain 150- Musher, Lodge Owner, and Race General! This interview with Zack covers everything from the Sheep Mountain 150 to his placing 3rd in the 2007 Iditarod. Listen to stories as Zack tells us all about the 2007 twists and turns on the Greatest Race on Earth. We also ask Zack about the Sheep Mountain 150 and why it is so popular. Join us for a story of one family’s adventures in Alaska and how they are giving back to the mushing community. www.sheepmountain.com
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week: Vaccinations. Each episode, Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com
Story 6 – Stories from Shony – “A Tribute to Caleb”
This story focuses on a recent passing of a wonderful Sled Dog named Caleb. It has been a very difficult week for all of us and we thought it would help us to create a tribute to him and all the other wonderful companions, that are so much a part of our lives. We’re not sure if you will like this story, but we all needed to say goodbye. We aren’t 100% sure that all animals go to Heaven, but we know there are animals there, so lets hope so…
Episode 8 – Hear an Interview with Greg Sellentin from Mushing Magazine – Successful publisher, and musher shares his adventure from Manhattan to Alaska! If you think you need to go through a lot to get your dogs trained, listen to the beginning trials of this musher! His love for the sport compelled him to bring us the magazine, which over 5000 mushing enthusiasts read monthly. Listen to Greg as he shares his beginnings in mushing and how he and his wife Jane pursured their ultimate dream of moving to Alaska and running Mushing Magazine. Greg’s whit and interesting perspective of the sport of dogsledding are a perfect for Alaska. Congratulations Greg and Jane. Please visit his site at www.mushing.com
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week; Training a Lead Dog. Each episode, Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com
Story 5 – Stories from Shony – “Listening to the Masters Voice!”
This story focuses on listening to the Masters Voice and how important it is for a Lead Dog. Shony shares how she has learned, through trials and mistakes, on what to do in times of crisis. Stay focused, don’t panic and listen to the Master. It’s important, because those around her need the comfort, peace and strength of a good Lead.
Episode 7 – Hear an Interview with Becky Himes – Seasoned, successful musher who enjoys the longer races like the CanAm race in Maine, the Beargrease, the Midnight Run in the U.P…but she didn’t start there! Becky takes us on her journey in dogsledding. The focus is the transition one goes through when they leave sprint racing, to mid-distance, and then eventually to long distance racing. We so enjoy Becky’s outlook and know that you will be inspired, especially if you are just itching run longer!
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week; Older Dog Care. Each week Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com.
Episode 6 – Hear an Interview with Martin Buser – 4 time Iditarod Winner and about to accomplish his 25th Iditarod in 2008. This is an inspiring interview about one family’s life long dream and adventures around the World.
Martin tells us about his life as a champion musher and his inspiring life as a father and member of the community. This interview moved us to remember why we do what we do and to remember what are the more important things in life. Come join us in hearing this American tell about his adventures in dog sledding and in raising Buser men.
Martin takes us from Nome to the Cliffs of Europe in this twisty-turning tales of running and racing dogs. We hope you will reach out to Martin and let him know that you heard the interview, and stop by his place in Big Lake, Alaska to get a look at the wonderful kennel Martin and Kathy have put together. http://www.buserdog.com/
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr. Tim has provided us with a special Tip of the week; Injury Detection. Each week Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy and strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com.
Episode 5 – Hear an Interview with Jon Little- 5 time Iditarod Musher & Exclusive Writer for Cabela’s that covers the Iditarod. Jon tells of his fascinating career and exciting adventures covering the “The Last Great Race.” Listen as Jon teaches us how to manage a smaller but successful kennel and what it takes to stay competitive in the sport. From one dog Skijoring to Cabela’s Reporter, Jon shares his story and life in the great state of Alaska. Come join us in listening to Jon’s vivid descriptions of his race coverage and life as a journalist. Visit Jon’s site at http://kasilofkennel.bravehost.com/
Special Vet Tips – 5 Minutes with Dr. Tim Hunt. Dr, Tim is provided us with a special Tip of the week; Foot Care. Each week Dr. Tim will give us a vet tip to help us raise healthy, strong racing dogs. Thank you Dr. Tim from www.drtims.com.
Story 4 – Stories from Shony – “Running the Good Race!”
This action packed story gives a behind the scene look at the sled dog race. Listen as Shony and her kennel mates get ready for an exciting and adventurous sprint dog race. Run hard, stay focused, and most importantly, please the master, is the discussion of the kennel. Imaginations are running wild and nerves are tested as the team is gearing up for the challenge.
Episode 4 – Hear an Interview with Dee Dee Jonrowe – 25 time Iditarod Musher . Dee Dee teaches us how to set priorities and focus on what matters. Her inspiration and determination has carried her though 25 Iditarods and her personal strength and faith has carried her though tragedy and personal hardships. Follow her in this interview as she shares her heart and love for her family and dogs. www.deedeejonrowe.com Get her book – Iditarod Dreams
Story 3 – Stories from Shony – “Flowers in the Garden!”
Shony tells us about a new dog in the kennel and how her air of discontent permeates the kennel like weeds in a garden. Listen to her third story and discover how to be a flower in the garden instead of a weed. As you listen, learn also about kennel life for a sled dog.
Episode 3 – Hear an interview with Dr. Tim Hunt – Vet and Dog Food Expert.
This is a double interview episode. First we have Dr. Tim Hunt from Dr. Tim’s Pet Food Company and Bayshore Veterinary Hospital in Marquette, Michigan. He helped us understand what to look for in a performance dog food and what not to do in feeding. His passion for animals and desire to increase the quality of dog nutrition, come though in his voice and ideas about feeding. www.drtims.com
Bonus Episode – Interview with Shilon Bedford from Black Ice Kennel and Dog Sledding Equipment. She covers what to look for in puppies and shares how to test a puppy for special characteristics. Please visit their site at www.blackicedogsledding.com. They have everything to help the new musher get started and the expert win more races. I especially love the book section of their site. You have got to see all the wonderful books they have.
Story 2 – Stories from Shony – “Together We Do More!”
The second story of Shony is about the love of sibblings. Different personalities and talents help each dog be who they need to be, for the team.
Episode 2 – Hear an interview with Kathy Pickett – Nook Sack Racing
This interview is about making things happen. How necessity has created businesses and help hundreds to learn about the sport of Dog Sledding. Listen to Kathy tell us about the industry, years of racing, harnesses and generational vision. Don’t forget to check out the Bikejoring BAY-o-net and all the other awesome items to help you win more races and enjoy the sport. www.nooksackracing.com
Story 1 – Stories from Shony – “The Beginning”
This is the first of many audio stories from the Life of Shony. Shony is a retired Sleddog and she loves to share stories from her puppy and working dog life. Listen to the wonderful stories and hear the messages that will last a lifetime.
Episode 1 – Hear an interview with Jeff Schultz – The Official Photographer of the Iditarod.
This is a casual interview about how Jeff became a photographer, what brought him to Alaska and why he loves the Iditarod. The passion, strength and love of the sport, and his true meaning in life are brought out in the conversation. If you would like to see more of his photos, you can go to his sites at: www.alaskastock.com www.schultzphoto.com www.iditarodphoto.com Please go and check out the incredible beauty of Alaska.
Welcome to the Sled Dog Podcast. This is the “introduction to the show”, Podcast. We are very excited to bring you interviews with Mushers, Suppliers, and Kennels, in order to share knowledge and promote the sport of Dog Sledding.