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K9Cast with Tara and Walter!

A podcast about dogs, dog training, rescue, shelters, adoption and more!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

More on Nintendogs/Nintendo's First Podcast

We mentioned Nintendogs, a new virtual dog game, on show #18 and just today we received an email from Nintendo about the premier of their very own podcast, which is news in and of itself! We're posting it here because their first podcast is all about Nintendogs! We are still working on a segment about Nintendogs for our show, but if you want to learn more about it then their show, which is produced for Nintendo by podcast pioneer Carl Franklin, would be a great place to start.

You can download it here [mirror] (Nintendo hasn't setup a website for this yet). Best quote from the show: Question: "As a parent do you think this is a good game choice?" Answer: "I think it is [because] we can't have a real dog." It will be very interesting to see whether people who perhaps shouldn't have a dog but would have gotten one otherwise will now use this as an alternative. If so that's a good thing!

Monday, August 29, 2005

K9Cast #19

Noah's Wish and the 30 Minute Down Stay are the topics of this edition of K9Cast! Noah's Wish is a wonderful volunteer organization that provides aid to pets in disasters and the "30 minute down stay" is a wonderful training tool that all dog owners should know about!

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Shownotes (OPML):

00:00 Intro
00:15 Hurricane Katrina
01:24 Noah's Wish
-03:52 CNN Story
14:56 The 30 Minute Down Stay, how to do it!
-Incredibly helpful training tool
-18:03 Harold and Maude
-19:13 K9Cast Episode 3
26:18 Outro
-Send in your dog questions, comments about the show, stories and pictures!
-27:11 Listener's Picture Gallery
-27:15 Please vote at PodcastAlley

Friday, August 26, 2005

K9Cast #18

Professional Pet Sitting: Tara discusses this alternative to dog boarding and covers everything you need to know in order for you to find the right dog sitter!

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00:00 Intro
00:18 Discussion on Professional Pet Sitters/Dog Sitters
-Brianna's Email
-01:00 - Pet Sitters International
-01:25 - Brianna's petsitting service
-06:20 - National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
23:10 Outro
-New Listener Picture!
-23:39 Nintendogs (K9Cast amazon associates link)
-Send in your stories, questions, comments and pictures!
-Spay or neuter your dog!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

K9Cast #17

Considering taking your dog on a plane? Then listen to Tara's detailed discussion on flying safely with your dog. Plus we discuss flying alternatives including a special pet flight service and driving with your dog.

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Shownotes (OPML):

00:00 Intro
00:14 Traveling on planes with dogs
-Not recommended unless you can take your dog with you in the cabin
02:38 Agility
05:28 ASPCA Tips
18:48 CompanionAir
20:35 DOT Animal Incident Reports
21:55 Alternative: Dogs in cars
-Doggie seat belts are highly recommended
-Dogs in the back seat!
27:13 Question on dog having problems with car travel
33:15 Rescue Remedy
33:57 Outro
34:10 Listener picture gallery
-Send us your stories, pictures, questions or comments
-Spay or neuter your pets!

Friday, August 19, 2005

K9Cast #16

Teach your dog to heel and learn how to choose a boarding kennel on today's K9Cast!

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Shownotes (OPML):

00:00 Intro
00:30 How to choose a kennel for boarding your dog
-Links where you can search for a boarding kennel:
-More tips on finding a good boarding kennel Tips
-Humane Society's tips
17:26 Question answered: How to teach your dog to heel
31:18 Outro
-Send us your stories, pictures, questions or comments
-Spay or neuter your dog

Monday, August 15, 2005


Look for another K9Cast Thursday! Walter's been out of town on business so we haven't had time to finish the latest episode. So we'll publish on Thursday and continue our normal Monday/Thursday schedule right afterwards.

See you then!

Friday, August 12, 2005

K9Cast #15

How to make your dog live a longer, healthier and safer life: Tara explains in detail that by spaying or neutering your dog you can accomplish all this and more! We also received our first voicemail on the voicemail line and subsequently have put out a call for recommendations on Seattle area dog kennels. Plus a Mr. Sheep update!

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Shownotes (OPML):

00:00 Intro
00:14 Mr. Sheep Update!
-Mr. Sheep is available for adoption!, now named Marley
-Mr. Sheep at the rescue
-Mr. Sheep at animal services
-Mr. Sheep as a stray
01:46 "Tokyo Spayed!" Listener Story
-Picture of Tokyo The Boston Terrier
03:15 Reasons why you should spay or neuter your dog
-It really is the best thing you can do for your furry friend!
03:48 Benefits for female dogs
12:33 Benefits for male dogs
19:58 Voicemail: Seattle Kennels?
-Call us at +1-206-338-DOGS
-Send in your Seattle dog kennel recommendations!
21:25 Outro
-Spay or Neuter your dog

Pics from listeners

Here are some more! Still working on the system to let you see them all and show them in a single spot on the front page :) Keep sending them in!



Monday, August 08, 2005

K9Cast #14

A dog has been cloned for the first time ever and Tara has plenty to say about it, plus we share a cute story of how Toby and Kyler got Tara a birthday present!

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Shownotes (OPML):

00:00 Intro
00:12 Dog cloning discussion
-Story link
-Picture of dog and it's clone
18:22 Tara's Birthday Present Story
-The Card
20:51 Outro
-Send in your stories, comments, questions, pictures and don't forget dog training questions!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Listener Pic!!

This one comes from Charles in North Carolina. Keep em coming guys, we love the pictures!


Here's another picture of her!

Saturday, August 06, 2005

K9Cast #13

Fix problem behavior like chewing, jumping or even marking by listening to Tara's talk on how to redirect behavior, plus a discussion on dog fostering. We also share a wonderful listener's story called "sometimes fate literally lands on your doorstep."

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Shownotes (OPML):

00:00 Intro
00:12 Clarification from the last show
04:51 How to redirect behavior
06:38 Example: Redirecting chewing behavior
08:40 Example: Redirecting jumping behavior
14:00 Example: Redirecting urination/marking behavior
20:09 Listener Story: How I became a dog foster parent: Sometimes fate literally lands on your doorstep
-Goldie and Little Bear
24:24 Fostering a dog/Fostering explained
29:39 Outro
-Send us your stories, pictures, questions or comments
-Spay or neuter your dog

Soon the big 13 will be posted

Just finishing it up :) Thanks for your patience everyone!

Thursday, August 04, 2005


Just wanted to stop by :) We're busy working on tonight's show, but we've had a couple busy nights lately and tonight will probably be another busy one, so if it doesn't come out tonight it will definitely be posted tomorrow night :)

If you haven't noticed already, we try to get shows out on Mondays and Thursdays, but this usually means Monday night/Tuesday morning and Thursday night/Friday morning. In either case if you subscribe to the show you'll get it whenever it does come out automatically. One things for sure, Tara's already got so much to say and lately we've been getting so many wonderful emails with stories, pictures, comments and questions, that we'll always have shows for you. So stay subscribed and thanks for listening!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

K9Cast #12

The best place to find a dog is at a shelter or rescue. There are even rescues for purebred dogs and puppies too! But if you can't find what you want at a rescue then we discuss how to find reputable dog breeders and why finding the right one is important. How to tell the difference between reputable dog breeders and irresponsible dog breeders. Discussion of intentional mixed breeding and a discussion of crate training. PLUS a listener story from Gretchen of MommyCast.

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00:00 Intro
00:14 Thanks for the feedback!
00:33 Mark's followup suggesting crates
-Crates are not cruel
02:58 Paul in Dallas' email
-Best places to get a dog are from a rescue, a shelter or a reputable and responsible breeder
-Definitely not going to find a reputable and responsible breeder at a flea market or on the side of the road
04:48 Why it's important to look for, and how to find a reputable, responsible breeder
-More information
15:29 Our take on designer mixed breeds/intentional mixed breeding
18:26 Puppies from breeders vs Older dogs at shelters
-Shelters have pure bred dogs too, if thats what you're interested in
21:58 Story from Gretchen@Mommycast
-Bren the dog
24:34 Outro
-Send us your dog stories and pictures
-Spay or neuter your dog

Lots of listener pics!

Several more of you wrote in to share your pictures, will post them soon!

Meanwhile another show is going up as this is typed, so stay subscribed!

Update: Here they are! (click on the picture to see it in full) Rainbow



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