Category Archives: Animal Academy Podcast – Specializing in the Human-Animal Connection

The stories of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the Human-Animal connection. Listen as Allison White showcases professionals who share their areas of expertise in an ongoing series of interviews that will help us all understand that WE are the ones that actually end up learning – from the Animals. This is – The Animal Academy Podcast.

Reflections with Pat Kasten – The Animal Whisperer



  My guest tonight is Pat Kasten Long time animal lover and trainer. As a child she was called the animal whisperer because of her ability to connect and bond with them. During this episode we will discuss her interesting life with animals and some of the adventures she experienced. Besides having a gift with … Continue reading Reflections with Pat Kasten – The Animal Whisperer


The Animal Academy Podcast: HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Program With Nick Meier

HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Program with Nick Meier



  I’m sure you’ve heard about animals being used to comfort people during times of crisis, whether it be a national or local disaster. Have you ever wondered how these animals were trained to use these very unique skills known as animal-assisted crisis response? Did you know that there is extensive training required above and … Continue reading HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Program with Nick Meier


Animal Academy Podcast: Conditioning & Rehabilitation with Connie Schulte

Conditioning & Rehabilitation with Connie Schulte – DPT, CCRP.



  When I think of my own health and wellness, I also realize the importance of taking care of my dogs, to avoid injury and promote health. This is very important when our animals are actively involved in sports or competitions, but is also very important in order to maintain their overall health and quality … Continue reading Conditioning & Rehabilitation with Connie Schulte – DPT, CCRP.


Animal Academy Podcast: Training for Versatility with Sandy Ganz

Training for Versatility with Sandy Ganz



  You may wonder what it’s like to be competitive with your dog while keeping them motivated, in good physical condition and trained across multiple venues. I’ve admired Sandy Ganz and her ability to have versatile dogs who have competed in obedience, tracking, agility, herding and conformation. During this interview, Sandy and I will chat … Continue reading Training for Versatility with Sandy Ganz


The 101 – Why The Animal Academy Podcast Exists



  Welcome to the Animal Academy Podcast hosted by me, Allison White, a licensed clinical social worker and longtime animal enthusiast. During this 101 podcast episode, I would like to share my background story so you have a better understanding why I’ve chosen the featured guests on upcoming episodes and the services available for our … Continue reading The 101 – Why The Animal Academy Podcast Exists


Animal Academy Podcast: My 101 Snapshot

Animal Academy – My 101 Snapshot



  Welcome to the Animal Academy Podcast hosted by me, Allison White, a licensed clinical social worker and longtime animal enthusiast. Before this podcast series starts, I’d like to offer YOU a glimpse, or a snapshot, of what we’ll be covering and my hopes for this show as it continues. Come join in on the … Continue reading Animal Academy – My 101 Snapshot