Episode 21 – “A Bear to Contend With!” – Interview with Jason Barron

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 – “Pointer Power” – Interview with Egil Ellis

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 17 – “No Regrets” – A Special Tribute to Legendary Sprint Musher George Attla

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 Tips5 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”

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”

Story 10 – Stories From Shony – “Iditarod Part 2”

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 – “Back on the Dog Sled” – Hear an Interview with Joe Runyan about this years Iditarod

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 Tips5 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

Episode 13 – Everyone’s Got an Eagle Summit – Hear an Interview with Frank Turner

Episode 13 – Hear an Interview with Frank Turner – Yukon Quest Veteran and Owner of Muktuk AdventuresThis 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 Tips5 Minutes with Dr. Tim HuntDr. 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 – A Rising Tide Lifts all Boats!” – Hear an Interview with Lance Mackey

Episode 12 – Hear an Interview with Lance Mackey – Iditarod & Yukon Quest Winner focuses on Promoting AlaskaThis 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 Tips5 Minutes with Dr. Tim HuntDr. 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

Episode 11 – “Dog Sled Adventures” – Hear an Interview with Polly Mahoney – Mahoosuc Guide Service

Episode 11 – Hear an Interview with Polly Mahoney – Mahoosuc Guide ServiceThis 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 Tips5 Minutes with Dr. Tim HuntDr. 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

Episode 9 – “The Best Musher You Never Heard Of” – Hear an Interview with Zack Steer of the Sheep Mountain Lodge and the Sheep Mountain 150

Episode 9Hear 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”

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 – “Three Sibes in Manhattan.” – Hear an Interview with Greg Sellentin from Mushing Magazine

Episode 8Hear 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

Episode 7 – “Hot Chocolate and a Donut.”

Episode 7Hear 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.

Story 4 – Stories from Shony – “Running the Good Race!”

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.

Story 1 – Stories from Shony – “The Beginning”

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.