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The Dogist: Talking Dogs
A weekly discussion of all things dogs, hosted by The Dogist Team.
6 days ago
Catherine Violet Hubbard: How Strength is Born Through Tragedy
Our guest this week is Jennifer Hubbard, who is the executive director of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation and Animal Sanctuary, a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization working to promote compassion and healing through human animal connection. The foundation was founded in 2013 to commemorate and honor the life of Jenny’s daughter Catherine Violet Hubbard, a six-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and passionate animal lover who dreamt of someday working with and caring for them. We talk with Jenny about overcoming tragedy, finding strength, and honoring Catherine's legacy.
May 11, 2022
An Update on Biscuit: Team Dogist's Guiding Eyes Puppy in Training!
Our guest this week is Elizabeth Vacchiano, who is a Guiding Eyes Puppy Program Regional Manager. Liz has been working with Guiding Eyes professionally for two years now and just finished raising her second puppy for them. Liz teaches the puppy class that Jacquie and Biscuit attend and she joined us to discuss how she supports these teams through their training, and gave us an update about Biscuit’s progress.
May 5, 2022
Puppy Blues: The Reality of Getting a Puppy (And How to Get Through it)
On this week's episode we talk about the puppy blues. According to ChoosingTherapy.com, the “puppy blues” refers to an emotional state of feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or regretful that many people experience after bringing home a new dog. We discuss the causes, symptoms, and ways to alleviate feelings of isolation after getting a new dog.
Apr 28, 2022
Milo & Noah: How a Non-Dog Person Ends up With Three Dogs
Our guest this week is Noah from the instagram and TikTok account @miloandnoah. Noah is the dog dad of Milo, Moose, & Mowgli. This little family started out with just Milo & Noah, but he has since rescued two siblings for Milo. They use their platform of almost 600k across TikTok & Instagram to create videos that encompasses humor, mental health, social justice, and wholesome dogs being dogs content. On this episode we discuss being a man in a female dominated industry and Noah's journey to becoming a full fledged dog person.
Apr 21, 2022
Oakley the Water Rescue Newfoundland: Training in Italy & Doors Off Helicopters
Our guest this week is George and his water rescue Newfoundland, Oakley! Oakley was trained to be a water rescue dog at the American Academy or Canine Water Rescue in Boston, MA and started training when she was only 11 weeks old. We did a photoshoot with Oakley last summer and, to this day, is the highest engagement we’ve ever had on a single Dogist post with a reach of 1.8 million. Elias got to tag along with George and Oakley last week while they did a doors off helicopter trial, so we figured it was the perfect time to have them on the podcast so we can hear all about it.
Apr 14, 2022
Mako & Kona's Mom: The Lip Syncing Queen of TikTok
Our guest this week is Collyn from the tiktok account @makoandkonasmom. What once began as @itscollynnn, evolved into @collynandkona, and has since become @makoandkonasmom. Collyn and her two dogs — Kona and mako — have now accumulated over 330k followers on TikTok. Collyn originally downloaded the app at the start of the pandemic with the hope of creating solo mental health content that made others feel less alone, but after one lip sync video with Kona, she quickly realized what her niche was.
Mar 30, 2022
A Dire Situation for Stray Dogs in Aruba
This week we sat down with Jane Moskowitz, the co-founder of the Cunucu Dog Rescue based in Aruba. A native New Yorker and impassioned animal lover, Jane is a 5th grade teacher by day and dog rescuer by night. Her drive stems from a deep desire to give a voice to the voiceless, and she believes that, together, we can truly make a difference for animals in need.
Mar 24, 2022
Team Dogist Q&A: Fitting in at Work, Giving up Foster Dogs & Pumping Our Own Gas
This week, Isabel and Jacquie sit down and answer all of your burning questions, including: does Jacquie ever feel left out? What was Isabel's FIRST job title at The Dogist? If we had to change our dog's names, what would we change them to? And SO much more.
Mar 16, 2022
Meltdown City: Walter Geoffrey the Screaming Frenchie
This week we sat down with Amber Martin, mom and dog-manager to Walter Geoffrey the screaming Frenchie. Walter became a social media sensation after a video of his famous “meltdown” went viral. His unique personality has gained him over one million followers across social media channels and more than 1 billion views. He has celebrity friends such as Jennifer Aniston and Jimmy Fallon, and has appeared on shows like Good Morning America, The View, and The Today Show. We discuss building a social media platform, staying inspired, and having a dog with unique quirks. Make sure to follow @waltergeoffreythefrenchie on IG and TikTok!
Mar 10, 2022
Rescued by Ruby: The Incredible TRUE Story!
This week we sat down with Squire Rushnell and Louise Duart, the producers of the new Netflix film, Rescued by Ruby, which tells the remarkable TRUE STORY of a shelter dog that was saved from being put down, made history by becoming the first shelter dog to earn a spot on the Rhode Island State Police K9 unit, and then went on to make a rescue so incredible, and unlikely, that it earned Ruby the honor of being named as the nation’s “Search and Rescue Dog of the Year.”
Feb 24, 2022
DOGS: The Musical (ft. Matt Hobbs from Puppy Songs)
This week we sat down with Matt Hobbs, otherwise known as Puppy Songs on TikTok and Instagram. When the pandemic hit in 2020, Matt was stuck at home with his two pups (Leni and Marley) singing to them all day, like so many dog owners do. So when he decided to start posting music videos for these short, silly tunes on Instagram and TikTok, Puppy Songs was born! Since then Puppy Songs has released 118 original songs - including many viral hits like "Stuck on My Teefs" and he even wrote a song for the Dogist Dogs! Stay tuned at the end for our new theme song!
Feb 16, 2022
A Plane Full of Puppies: Michael Schneider from Pilots to the Rescue
This week we sat down with our friend Michael Schneider from Pilots to the Rescue. Michael Schneider started Pilots To The Rescue back in 2015 to combine his love of aviation and saving animals. Pilots To The Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, 501c3 public benefit aviation organization with a mission is transport animals and people at risk.
Feb 8, 2022
Valentine's Day Special: Dogs & Dating ft. Comedian Lane Moore
This week we sat down with the queen of Tinder, Lane Moore! Lane Moore is an an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and musician and is currently on tour for her comedy show "Tinder Live". We discuss dating with dogs, dating app profiles, and the phenomenon of 'dog-fishing'.
Feb 3, 2022
Our Deepest, Darkest, GROSSEST Dog Confessions!
This week we asked our audience to share their most embarrassing dog confessions, and you guys DELIVERED! From passing out drunk in your dog's bed to liking the way your dog's ear infection smells, we are baring it all by sharing all of the weird things we'd rather keep private.
Jan 27, 2022
We Talked to a Dog Psychic (And Some Very Exciting News)
This week we sat down with the incredible Nancy Mello – an animal communicator, psychic, medium, and clairvoyant. She tells us how she discovered her gift, the #1 things pets ask for, and how she's found nearly 100 lost animals in the past two years. She also did readings on OUR dogs, which blew our minds! Someone on Team Dogist also has some very exciting news, so get ready... (Content Warning: Please note this episode includes a few mentions of suicide)
1 hr 13 min
Jan 20, 2022
The Dogist Goes West: Traveling With Your Dog & Near Death Experiences
The Dogist is heading west! We start season 3 off with a BANG by getting the details of Elias and Elsa's cross-country road trip to sunny Los Angeles, California. We discuss the differences between New York and LA, travel tips for dog owners, and our own near death experiences with our pups.
Dec 9, 2021
BONES OR NO BONES: Jonathan Graziano and his TikTok Famous Pug, Noodle
On this week's episode we sit down with TikTok sensations Jonathan Graziano and his dog, Noodle the Pug. Jonathan is a comedian and social media manager living in NYC with his geriatric Pug, Noodle. He started posting videos on TikTok in February of 2021 in an effort to combat existential dread, and somehow ended up with one of the most famous dogs on the internet with over 4.6 million followers. Noodle is best known for having bones or no bones on any given day. To no one's surprise, Noodle is handling fame quite well.
1 hr 8 min
Dec 2, 2021
Dogist Dog Superlatives: Best Athlete? Most Likely to Fall in Love?
On this week's episode we’re playing SUPERLATIVES for the Dogist dogs! Who’s the most likely to get arrested? Who’s the most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse? Who has the best smile? Who’s the sweetest? Find out which pups get which title and let us know if you agree!
Nov 18, 2021
My Dog is SUPER Jealous of my Boyfriend...
On this episode we asked our audience to send in dog-related topics that they wanted our EXPERT dog advice on. We cover jealous dogs, strict in-laws, off-leash huskies, ticks on fluffy pups and MUCH MORE. Note: we're not experts, but we're pretty much right about everything.
Nov 11, 2021
Small Business Feature: The Foggy Dog
We sat down with Rose Shattuck, who’s the co-founder and CEO of The Foggy Dog, a pet lifestyle brand that creates beautiful, high-quality accessories for modern pets and their people. When Rose couldn't find a dog bed that she loved, she decided to create one herself. Today, The Foggy Dog is known for its made-in-America dog beds and accessories sold online and at retailers including Anthropologie, Nordstrom, and Williams Sonoma. Shop our Foggy Dog x Dogist holiday collection on 11/16!
Nov 4, 2021
Sharing Our Most CONTROVERSIAL Dog Opinions!
We asked our audience to share their most CONTROVERSIAL and JUICIEST opinions on dogs, and you guys did not hold back! On this episode we share our opinions about dogs in the bed, dogs off-leash, small dogs vs. big dogs, and the importance of obedience.
Oct 28, 2021
Team Dogist Volunteers at St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center
We’re rounding out rescue month with our last rescue partner – St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center in Madison, NJ. St. Huberts is an incredible organization that has been helping animals with people focused, community based programs for over 80 years. Our guests today are Diane Ashton, who is the director of communications at St. Huberts, and Adrienne Carson, who’s the director of behavior and training. Adrienne Carson has been training dogs, helping owners, and working with shelter and rescue dogs full time since 1996. Diane has over twenty-five years of experience in the news and communications fields.
Oct 20, 2021
Dog Trivia with Team Dogist: Who Knows the Most About Dogs?!
How many teeth does an adult dog have? Where are Rhodesian Ridgebacks originally from? Where do dogs sweat from? What was the most popular dog name in 2020? We dive into some serious dog trivia and prove how little we actually know about dogs. We apologize in advance for our ridiculous laughter.
Oct 13, 2021
THE DOGIST MADE A BEER!
Yes, dreams do come true – and even better, the beer supports rescue dogs via The Dogist Fund! We teamed up with Torch & Crown, the only production brewery in Manhattan, to brew a hazy pale ale for dog lovers all over NYC. On this episode we sat down with our friend Chris McClellan to talk all things beer – Chris loves beer and rejoined the startup world two years ago at Torch & Crown Brewing Company at the beginning of 2020 as Marketing Director, spearheading commercial sales and marketing for the brewery. You can order our beer now at torchandcrown.com!
Oct 6, 2021
Animal Care Centers of NYC: The Only Open Admissions Shelter in the City
Today we’re diving into RESCUE MONTH. This month, we’ll be featuring four rescue organizations on The Dogist and our goal is to highlight an adoptable dog every single day for the month of October. The first organization we’re featuring is the Animal Care Centers of New York City. Individuals from all over New York City come to the ACC every day of the week for reasons as diverse as reclaiming lost pets, adopting new furry family members and getting resources to help them keep their pets in homes. Our guest today is Katy Hansen, who is the Director of Marketing & Communications at the ACC. She joined in 2015 after having spent 20 years on Wall Street.
Sep 29, 2021
Northeast Search & Rescue: Dogs Who Bring Home the Lost & Missing
On today’s episode we’re featuring the amazing team at the Northeast Search and Rescue. Northeast Search and Rescue is a non-profit who’s volunteers offer their specialist search-and-rescue skills to bring home the lost, missing, and injured all over the tri-state area. Every year, their members donate an average of 10,000 hours to rescue operations and training. Their handlers, K9s, and technical rescue specialists are trained in live find, human remains detection, trailing, water detection, swift water rescue, grid search, disaster response, search management, and more, and respond to calls for assistance day or night, on land or water, in all weather. Head to The Dogist Fund page to donate to NESAR!
Sep 22, 2021
Airport Therapy Dogs: Check Your Worries at the Gate
We sat down with Cristina Alcivar and Heidi Huebner to talk about airport therapy dogs around the country. Cristina Alcivar is the founder of Vane Airport Media, a Canadian media company that publishes the latest news about health and wellness airport services and amenities, and Heidi Huebner is the director of the PUP Program (Pets Unstressing Passengers) for Los Angeles World Airports. There are currently 87 North American airports that have implemented Therapy Dog Programs to enhance the passenger journey and experience, and today we’re going to learn all about how these programs enhance the lives of travelers.
Sep 15, 2021
Canine Superheroes: Dogs that Guide the Blind
We sat down with Rebekah Cross and Dan Weesner to discuss Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit that provides guide dogs to people with vision loss completely free of charge. Rebekah is both a graduate and an employee of Guiding Eyes, and joined the organization as the Special Gifts Officer in 2019 with her guide dog Regal. Dan is a qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor and has trained over 75 dogs.
Sep 8, 2021
WE'RE BACK! Assumptions, Dating Rumors, & Dogs
TALKING DOGS IS BACK! We're kicking off our second season by catching up about our summers and reading assumptions submitted by all of YOU (we're only a little insulted, but that's okay). Listen now to get your Talking Dogs fix!
Jun 15, 2021
EP 20: LAST EPISODE OF THE PODCAST?!
We recorded our 20TH EPISODE – aka our last episode of season 1! We talk future plans, suggestions from our followers, must-have dog products, and much more! Join us for the final episode of our first season, and thank you so much for listening along these past few months. We love you guys!
Jun 8, 2021
EP 19: Best in Show –The Road to Westminster with Gail Miller Bisher
Westminster is fast approaching, so we sat down with Gail Miller Bisher to discuss all things BEST IN SHOW – Gail is the Fox Sports Dog Show Analyst for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show telecast and a dog show expert. We talk about the history of Westminster, ethical dog breeding, how a dog can qualify to compete, and where 3,000 dogs stay in New York City during Westminster weekend.
Jun 2, 2021
EP 18: Puppies, Kittens & Cruella de Vil
This week, we have a throwback episode where we just kick back and catch up on all things DOGS! Kate got a new puppy, Simon got a new kitten roommate, and Elias went beach-camping with Elsa. We also discuss our feelings about the new Cruella Deville movie!
May 25, 2021
EP 17: Our Newest Team Member – Meet Jacquie!
MEET JACQUIE! Jacquie is the newest team member of Team Dogist, and arguably the biggest animal lover of us all. In this episode Jacquie tells us about her horseback riding career, a traumatic accident which led to a complete lifestyle change, and tricking her fiancé into fostering a litter of puppies.
May 18, 2021
EP 16: Veterinarian Mental Health – Exposing a Hidden Crisis
In this episode we sit down with psychologist Dr. Katie Lawlor and veterinarian Dr. Alett Mekler to discuss the mental health crisis within the veterinary field in 2020 that resulted in a surge of deaths by suicide. If you're a vet interested in Dr. Lawlor's support group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up for a 6-week group or an individual session. Shanti’s Veterinary Mental Health Initiative provides an empathetic and confidential space for vets to discuss how they are persisting through career-related challenges.
May 12, 2021
EP 15: Kate's Story (part 2): How Waffle Saved My Life
In part 2 of Kates story, we dive into her journey with exposure therapy, meeting her now-husband, how Waffle became a service dog and a VERY exciting announcement at the end of the episode!
1 hr 46 min
May 4, 2021
EP 14: Kate's Story (part 1): A Decade of Misdiagnosis
We are kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month with Kate and her story with a decade-long, psychosis-inducing misdiagnosis and how dogs saved her life.
1 hr 22 min
Apr 20, 2021
EP 13: Team Dogist Q&A part 2
What's Elias' relationship status? Why aren't Henry and Finn on Team Dogist anymore? What is the hardest part of our job? When will we all see each other next? We answer ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS and more during this juicy q&a!
Apr 13, 2021
EP 12: Dating & Dogs with Dig Dates
We are joined by Leigh D'Angelo, who is the CEO and co-founder of Dig Dates – a dating app for dog lovers. Leigh talks with us about all things love + dogs, and gives us tips on how to find your fellow dog person.
Apr 6, 2021
EP 11: Andrea Arden – The Best Dog Trainer in New York
We sit down with our friend Andrea Arden, who is widely regarded as the best dog trainer in New York City. We talk about forging a relationship with your dog, the most popular dog breeds, and the difficulties of dog training. Listen now for some tips from an expert!
Mar 30, 2021
EP 10: What Would You Rather with Team Dogist
Isabel, Kate and Elias play a dog-themed game of your favorite teenage pastime, What Would You Rather? For example, would you rather your dog always smell bad or always be making loud noises? Would you rather your dog be able to live forever or be able to speak? THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS WE MUST ASK!
Mar 23, 2021
EP 9: The Love Story of Henry, Sydney & Their Dogs
We sit down with our friend Henry from @keepingfinn and his brand new girlfriend Sydney from @divineontheroad to hear the story of how two best friends fell in love, all because of their dogs.
Mar 16, 2021
EP 8: Bunny the Talking Dog
We got to interview (and fan girl) over our favorite TikTok account, @whataboutbunny. If you’ve seen her videos, you know that Bunny has learned how to communicate with over 70 buttons. Bunny is currently participating in a larger study with the Comparative Cognition Lab of UCSD, and Alexis documents her progress for all the world to see.
Mar 9, 2021
EP 7: Dog Park Etiquette & Biggest Pet Peeves
We discuss our biggest dog park pet peeves and go over some basic do's and don'ts when it comes to etiquette around other dogs and dog owners.
Mar 2, 2021
EP 6: Team Dogist Q&A – answering your burning questions!
Last week we sourced questions from all of YOU, and this week we answered them! We talk about what we did BD (before Dogist), what it's like being a dog influencer, and all the other juicy info you've been dying to know.
Feb 24, 2021
EP 5: Dog sh*t, sewing needles, exploding frogs, & pamplemousse
In this episode we talk about SH*T. Literally. Join us for the dog poop diaries, a pop quiz on what your dog should/shouldn't ingest, and reading through your submissions of the worst thing your dogs have eaten.
Feb 16, 2021
EP 4: Puppy raiser Ashley & puppy Phil from CCI
Our first guest! We talk with Ashley and Phil from Canine Companions for Independence and learn all about puppy raising and what it takes to become a service dog.
Feb 10, 2021
EP 3: Dating & Dogs - A Valentine's Day Special
Isabel, Kate, and Elias discuss what it's like dating as a dog parent. The first episode about love, but certainly not the last!
Feb 2, 2021
EP 2: NYC Snowmageddon & becoming a dog parent
It snowed A LOT in NYC (Elias wanted to talk about it). Then we get into becoming first time dog parents and why you should probably adopt, not shop at puppy stores, and/or do your research big time before going to a reputable breeder.
Feb 2, 2021
EP 1: The Team Dogist origin stories
Isabel, Kate, and Elias share our origin stories and how we each become dog superheroes.
Feb 2, 2021
EP 0: Cowboy, dog park poop eaters, and rat murder
Isabel, Kate, and Elias launch the podcast with a discussion of Simon, Waffle, and Elsa's antics. We also talk about a very cute Golden Retriever puppy named Cowboy.