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 18 – “100 Days” – Interview with Buddy Streeper

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 Tips5 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 16 – “1 Second to Spare!” – Hear an Interview with Jessica Klejka about this year’s Jr. Iditarod

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”

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”

Story 9 – Stories From Shony – “Iditarod Part 1”

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 – Idita”Flying” – Hear an Interview with Chuck Wirschem from Alaska Sky Trekking

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 alaskaskytrekking@gmail.com

Special Vet Tips5 Minutes with Dr. Tim HuntDr. 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 – 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

Story 8 – Stories From Shony – “Chaos in the Kennel!”

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 – “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

Story 7 – Stories From Shony – “It’s Not Fair!”

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 – “Ski Dawg Ski” – Hear an Interview with Sara Vanderwood of Ski Dawg Ski

Episode 10Hear 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

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 5 – “All I wanted was a cat.” – Hear an Interview with Jon Little

Episode 5Hear 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.