Pets Teach Us So Much Radio 168 with Robbin and Joseph Everett


Robbin and Joseph Everett, the Queen and King of all pet related media bring you another fun and exciting episode featuring the specialized German Shepard Rescue of Southwest Florida – Erik and Diane Hoffer share interesting stories and information about their rescue group.

Plus of course, we have pet news and information from around the world!

Pets Teach Us So Much Episode 165 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

The King and Queen of all pet related entertainment bring you two great guests this week on the #1 rated pet radio show, Pets Teach Us So Much.

Olivia Barash in Repo Man

Actress and Producer, Olivia Barash, talks about her new project Barville tv.

Olivia Barash

Olivia Barash

Olivia Barash began her work in the entertainment industry at the young age of five years old. During her early years of acting, singing and dancing in classic musicals on stage in New York, Olivia starred as “Baby June” in Gypsy with Angela Lansbury. She was the first child actor to win the acclaimed New York Critics Award.

Moving to Hollywood to expand her acting experience, Olivia’s career took on a new turn in television and feature films. One of her most memorable roles, the controversial character “Sylvia” in Little House On The Prairie, propelled her to receive consideration for an Emmy Award nomination. That led to the female lead role of “Leila” in the cult film classic, Repo Man. Olivia was then written into the hit T.V. series, Fame.

Evolving as an indie film actor, she worked with a range of Hollywood greats including Robert Downey, Jr. and Johnny Depp. Crossing over into a recording career, as a signed composer/ recording-artist with Warner Chappell Music, Barash performed her original music for motion pictures such as Oliver Stone’s The Doors.

Bringing together her diverse experience and talents to the other side of the camera, in 2013 Barash began directing, writing and producing with Fallout Entertainment. She has directed music videos for bands such as Fishbone, and her documentary feature film, Friends Of The Viper Room. Olivia has been in production on BarkvilleTV for the last year with her new production company, Original Pixel Cowboys.

Also, from the The Suncoast Humane Society, Eva Edukonis and Jorge Villada with special guest pup, Hunter. (We are happy to report, since the taping of the show, Hunter has found a forever home!)

Eva-Marie Edukonis
Eva is originally from Buffalo, NY and moved to North Port, FL in 2012. During that time she has worked with various non-profit organizations to create engaging and innovative marketing strategies to increase community awareness, program outreach and donor support. She joined Suncoast Humane Society in April 2016 as the Events & Development Manager, responsible for the organization’s messaging and fundraising efforts. A lifelong animal lover, Eva’s fur family includes her 15 year old Jack Russell Terrier named Tara, sibling cats, Pokey and Baby Blue and a mischievous ferret named Loki.

Jorge Villada
Jorge Villada came to US from Colombia when he was 18 and settled on Long Island, NY. He moved to FL after Hurricane Charley with his family and worked for a company until 2008. He began volunteering for SHS in November 2008 and showed great prowess with our adoptable dogs. He continued to show competence and was offered a position in May 2009 as Animal Care Specialist ensuring all animals at the shelter have clean habitats and were attended to. He volunteered to learn everything at the shelter and did much research on his own time to hone his skills and gain more insight and knowledge about animals, especially dogs. He began assisting with clinical needs and became adept in the surgical suite. He was soon the go-to-guy for anything we needed at the shelter. He could jump in and clean, work in the admitting department, or surgery department or simply walk dogs. Jorge is our animal behaviorist working with all the animals. Plus, if we need a desk put together, Jorge can do it! He has a great personality and assists frequently with Spanish speaking guests.

Pets Teach Us So Much Radio 163 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

Raw feeding your dog.

The #1 rated pet podcast and #1 rated pet radio show is rocking the air waves…or computer waves. Your favorite King and Queen of all pet related media bring you a powerful show today.

We have a really interesting episode featuring activist,Tami Cho Zussman,discussing the Korean dog meat trade…it’s not easy to hear the statistics.  The point is to be informed and help-it’s real and its horrifying.

Plus we have Amman Ahmed discussing his hit You Tube Channels, Relax My Dog and Relax My Cat.

Click the link in the black box to listen.  Catch us on iTunes, Stitcher or BlogTalkRadio.

Pets Teach Us So Much Radio 162 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

Michael Hingson

Michael Hingson

The #1 pet radio show and #1 pet podcast featuring the King and Queen of all pet radio, Robbin and Joseph Everett, bring you a interesting and emotional show.

Today on our show, New York Times Best Selling Author and Motivational Speaker, Michael Hingson discusses his epic escape from the Twin Towers on 9/11 with his guide dog, Roselle.  He also discussing his books, “Running with Roselle” and “Thunder Dog”.

Nancy Hassel

Nancy Hassel

Also, Nancy Hassel, President and Founder of American Pet Professionals discusses how to identify pet products made in America.

Press the play button in the black player above, to the right.

Pets Teach Us So Much 153 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

Bunnies sporting outfits at the Super Pet Expo

Bunnies sporting outfits at the Super Pet Expo

Everything is hopping at the Super Pet Expo!

We learn so much about our life with pets with several different guests. Join us for our live to tape interviews with PJNY Dog Wear creator Karen Varley, Ira Stahl from K9 Car Fence, Tom from Mars Pet Foods and Kelly Simonetti from Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary.

It’s going to be Pet-tacular. 2/12 at 6:00 PM ET.

Pets Teach Us So Much Radio 152 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

Jill Keaton

Jill Keaton

The most popular pet podcast on the planet returns with a pet radio show you will love!

Jill Keaton joins us to talk about her books and dog training!

Jill Keaton has been training dogs and their owners for the past thirteen years and is the owner of The Social Canine, a doggie daycare in Westford, MA.

As an in-home dog trainer, she has helped thousands of owners improve communication with their dogs and in turn, improve the quality of life they share together.

Jill currently lives in Littleton, MA, with her husband Jim, their two daughters and a twelve-year-old rescue dog, named Meagan.

Join us live, January 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM ET on or anytime on the download via our site, iTunes or Stitcher.

Pets Teach Us So Much Radio 146 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

Patrick Mahaney, VDM, CVA, CVJ

Patrick Mahaney, VDM, CVA, CVJ

The Pet Podcast Channel, ( is thrill to welcome back one of our favorite guests, Dr. Patrick Mahaney.  Dr. Pat joins us Nov. 6 to talk about vaccinosis (over vaccinating) in pets as well as Ebola.

Dr. Pat recently appeared on the Home and Family show on the Hallmark Channel to talk about cancer in pets. Check it out here: 

Join us on Thursday, November 6 at 6:00 PM EST on to listen live or catch us anytime on the down load here, on Stitcher or iTunes.


Moving with Your Dog

Moving Day: Helping Your Dog Settle into a New House

Tips for Moving with Your Dog

Tips for Moving with Your Dog


Moving to a new place can be nerve-racking for your pooch because he is suddenly in a different environment with new smells, sounds, and people. However, a few simple tricks will help him settle into his new home quickly!

The truck is here-The day the moving truck come is stressful for people so imagine what it is like for your dog. To help make moving day easy for him, make sure that he is locked in a spare room with his favorite toys, at doggy daycare, or out for the day with a trusted friend.

Unpack Fido’s stuff first-We want to make sure that your dog understands that this is now home so unpack his toys, bed, food and dishes right away. Make sure that his things are in the same area as they were at your old home. For example, if the dog bed was in the master bedroom then put it in the master bedroom again.

Meet the neighbors-Your new home and the surrounding area are filled with different smells and people. Take Fido out for a walk and let him explore this new area. Give him extra time to sniff and investigate so he becomes familiar with his new neighborhood. Keep him on leash during these outings so he doesn’t try to run away and go back to his old home.

Update his information-Make sure that Fido is wearing a tag with your new phone number and address. Don’t forget to update his micro chipped information too! Finally, if you have decided to take Fido to a new vet, make an appointment for a wellness check so you and your dog can meet the vet BEFORE there is an emergency. This will allow you and your pup to establish a working relationship with the doctor before you actually need him or her.

Be pro-active-If your pup has any issues with barking, separation anxiety, or growling at other people or dogs be proactive and hire a trainer as soon as possible since you don’t want your dog’s old habits to be transferred to the new location. You also want to make sure that your new neighbors enjoy your dog as much as you do.

Exercise-A tired dog is a happy dog. A dog with excess energy is more likely to bark, chew furniture and generally get into trouble especially during more stressful periods in life like moving. Make sure to give Fido at least two 30-45 minute walks or runs per day.

Colleen Demling, CPDT, CBCC owns,, one of the most successful dog training companies in San Diego. She has been featured numerous times on local and national TV and Radio.

The Pet Podcast Channel Presents, Pets Teach Us So Much 141 with Robbin and Joseph Everett

It’s time for show 141 and we are going to have lots of fun!

Ellen Cooney, Author of the fabulous book, The Mountaintop School For Dogs and Second Chances, will be joining us.

Ellen Cooney

Ellen Cooney


Plus we will be checking out all of the latest pet news and celebrity pet gossip.  Join us live on Thursday, September 25th at 6:00 PM ET on or listen anytime on the download.


How to Crate Train Your Dog

Happiness is a happy space in a dog's crate. (Photo:

Happiness is a happy space in a dog’s crate. (Photo:

How to Crate Train Your Dog

Many people object to using crates because they think it is unfair to their dog. However dogs, by nature, LOVE small spaces that they can call their own. Plus, crates give us the tools necessary to teach our dogs proper manners by helping with potty training and preventing destructive behavior like chewing. Below are the steps to take to make your pup’s crate his happy place.

The Perfect Home There are a variety of crates available for dogs. The durable plastic “airline” approved plastic crates work best since they provide a “den like” environment. Plus a dog is less likely to get a claw or paw stuck, compared to the all wire crate. The crate should be large enough for your dog to stand up and turn around and stretch out comfortably. If you have a young puppy you may need to get a crate that just allows the dog to turn around and stand up. If the crate is too large, the puppy may have accidents.

Party Place The key to crate training is to make the crate a happy, fun place for your dog or puppy to be. Place the crate in an area of the house that is convenient but is also close to the rest of the family. Put a nice dog blanket or bed in the crate to help your pup feel comfortable. Feed him in his crate. If he gets a new toy or bone, put it in his crate to find. Hide treats in his crate for him too so every time he explores his new area, great things happen! You also want to give your adult dog or puppy a special chew toy or bone that he only gets when he is in the crate. Nothing makes a place better for a dog then a special yummy reward. NEVER use the crate as punishment. If you teach your dog that the crate is used when he is in trouble, then he will thing he is a bad dog every time you put him in there to leave.

Quiet Time If you have an dog or puppy that is not used to the crate, slowly introduce it to him over a period of a week so that he learns the crate is a great place to relax and sleep when you are gone. Use a treat to lure him into the treat, shut the door for a minute, than let him out. Repeat and as he gets comfortable, slowly increase the time he is left in there. Leave him in the crate for a few minutes the first day and then work up to a few hours. This slow exposure will ensure that your dog has time to adjust to his new environment. For young puppies, you should also slowly introduce him to the crate, but at night, because we are trying to potty train him, you can just lock him in the crate. He may cry, but he will quickly learn that the crate is a safe place. You can place the crate next to your bed for the first several nights to help with the adjustment.

Canine Complaints Your dog may bark, paw, or cry when he is first put in the crate. If this happens, don’t let him out when he is complaining. If you do, he will learn that barking and crying is the way to get out of the crate. Instead, wait till he stops, even for a few seconds to let him out. You can also clap your hands or make some other sudden noise and the moment he stops vocalizing to see what the sound is, open the crate door. Once you let him out, give him some time to calm down. Then, when you put him in again, have them in there for a shorter amount of time. So, if he was barking after 5 minutes in the crate, leave him in there for only 3 minutes. As he has several successful times in the crate at 3 minutes, then you can slowly build to 5 minutes then 10 minutes and so on. Just remember that by going slow and being patient, you will get your dog used to the crate in no time!

Colleen Demling, CPDT, CBCC owns,, one of the most successful dog training companies in San Diego. She has been featured numerous times on local and national TV and Radio.