Sit, Stay, Speak! Podcast
Sit, Stay, Speak! Podcast
Southeastern Guide Dogs
Sit, Stay, Speak! is a weekly audio podcast to help you see through the eyes of people with vision loss, veterans with disabilities, and the working dogs by their sides.
Sit. Stay. Speak! Episode 11: From Puppy-In-Training to Guide Dog
This week on “Sit. Stay. Speak!” we are having a family reunion! Our own Katie McCoy joins her guide dog’s puppy raisers and trainer to discuss what it was like to be Bristol’s puppy raiser, what she was like as a young pup, and Katie’s journey to receiving her perfect match. You won’t want to miss this fun episode of “Sit. Stay. Speak!”
Feb 12
26 min
Sit. Stay. Speak! Episode 10: Join us for Walkathon 2020
It’s that time again for our biggest and most fun fundraiser of the year: Walkathon!: A tail waggin’ festival with a family-friendly theme, held in 5 locations in Florida this year. On today’s “Sit. Stay. Speak!” podcast we visit with three members of the Walkathon team: Jennifer Bryan,Mallory Page and Chad Bouton. And, “It’s a moment with Titus!” too…Give a listen and learn how you can enjoy Walkathon with your furry friend…even if it’s a miniature pony or a pot-bellied pig! That’s “Sit. Stay. Speak!” Stay tuned… Did you know our podcast is available on streaming platforms, such as Stitcher, iTunes and Spotify? Be sure to subscribe via the links above!
Jan 27
26 min
Sit, Stay, Speak! Episode 9: Canine Fitness with Dr. Conrad
When you think of a Southeastern Guide Dogs service or guide dog, do you also think “Olympic Athlete”? Well, you should! Thanks to the special canine fitness work we do to strengthen muscles and increase stamina, our working dogs are more physically fit than ever. On today’s episode of “Sit, Stay, Speak!” we visit with our extraordinary head veterinarian, Dr. Kevin Conrad. Hosts Sean Brown, Katie McCoy and Marisa Blanco dig into the training regimen that helps create superheroes. Don’t miss it! Did you know our podcast is available on streaming platforms, such as Stitcher, iTunes and Spotify? Be sure to subscribe via the links above!
Jan 9
29 min
Sit, Stay, Speak! Episode 8: Our Kids Programs
Some people lose their vision as adults through age-related disease or accidents. But many people lose their vision as children. In this episode, our hosts interview Katie Perez, the Southeastern Guide Dogs staff member who manages our programs for children and teens. Katie shares about our companion dogs for children with vision loss, our Guide Dog Camp for teens and parents, our Gold Star family dogs, and our guide dog program for teens. These programs change the trajectory of children’s lives, giving them new confidence and independence. You’ll hear from parents of these kids, too. Don’t miss this episode. Did you know our podcast is now available on streaming platforms, such as Stitcher, iTunes and Spotify? Be sure to subscribe via the links above!
Dec 23, 2019
23 min
Sit, Stay, Speak! Episode 7: The Flip Side of the Coin
We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, and one sure thing is the life-saving and life-changing powers of our guide and service dogs. On today’s absorbing episode of Sit, Stay, Speak! we hear “The Flip Side of the Coin”: the experiences of two inspiring women--Amber Watt and Linda Gartley. Amber’s husband, Morgan, found a new reason to live thanks to his service dog, Foley. Linda’s husband, Jon, faces his visual impairment with a brand-new perspective because of his guide dog, Marty. What’s it like to be the spouse in these challenging scenarios? Give a listen and you’ll see. Play. Share. And Subscribe to Sit, Stay, Speak! today.
Nov 26, 2019
29 min
Sit, Stay, Speak! Episode 6: Never Left Behind
Today is Veterans Day, and Sit, Stay, Speak! honors our military men and women with a gripping and personal visit with Morgan Watt, whose service dog, Foley, has been a literal lifesaver. We also welcome back our certified trainer buddy Marisa and enjoy another Moment with Titus. So give a listen! Play, Share, and Subscribe today.
Nov 11, 2019
39 min
Sit, Stay, Speak! Episode 5: Raising Pip
The pupparazzi are lining the studio hallways for this episode as the Sit Stay Speak! Podcast welcomes Christie Bane and International Superstar Pip to the show. Learn all about Pip’s puppy raiser Christie, and the journey from Star Puppy to incoming freshman, as Pip prepares for her new working dog career. Play, Share and Subscribe today!
Oct 31, 2019
23 min
Sit, Stay, Speak! Episode 4: Let's Talk Retirement…and Food!
On our latest Sit, Stay Speak! podcast, our guest is the awesome Suzy Wilburn, who talks about what it was like to lose her eyesight as a young adult and being forced to give up driving and being a world-class athlete. But a handsome and loving guide dog named Carson changed everything for the better. And we learn about the new Sponsor a Puppy program that gives everybody a chance to follow the two-year progress of one of our adorable pups for just $19 a month. There’s lots to enjoy, so pull up a chair and Sit, Stay Speak! with us. Did you know our podcast is now available on streaming platforms, such as Stitcher, iTunes and Spotify? Be sure to subscribe via the links above!
Oct 16, 2019
30 min
Sit, Stay, Speak! Episode 3: Back to School
Are you new to our Sit, Stay, Speak podcast? You won’t want to miss our newest episode when we go Back to School! Hosts Sean Brown, Katie McCoy and Marisa Blanco have fun talking with CEO Titus Herman about our megastar little animated film puppy ‘Pip’ and her 200 million + views. And you’ll hear from special guest Liz Rote about the wonders of puppy education that starts when our furry newbies in the Nursery are just 2 days old.
Oct 3, 2019
30 min
Sit, Stay, Speak! Episode 2: I'm Blind, This is How You Talk to Me
On our podcast today, our hosts welcome our first guest, Rachel Weeks and her guide dog Plum. Rachel and the team discuss living and working with vision loss, communications etiquette, athletics, and more. Tune in for lots of realness and laughs.
Oct 3, 2019
30 min
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