NPR Interview

By Jennifer Stoeckl, MAT, July 17, 2014

A little while ago now, I was interviewed by NPR in Los Angeles about the Dire Wolf Project. It was right around the time that the second season of "Game of Thrones" came out. Well, the interview never aired and I always wondered how I could have given a better interview. I just figured that I wasn't all that good at public speaking because I know the material backwards and forewords. That was the most frustrating thing about the whole experience.

Anyway, I was searching on Ted Talks and found this excellent talk given by a man whose job it was to interview people to create a living portrait of their life. I now understand why the interview never aired. I am WAY too modest and do not portray enough energy when I speak about The Dire Wolf Project. I am much too guarded from years of hurtful comments from negative people about our new breed and the interview most certainly was not fun or interesting because of it. Oh, how I often wish I could rewind time and hit redo.

Jennifer Stoeckl is the co-founder of the Dire Wolf Project, founder of the DireWolf Guardians American Alsatian Dog Training Program, and owner/operator of DireWolf Dogs of Vallecito. She lives in the beautiful inland northwest among the Ponderosa pine forests with her pack of American Alsatian dogs.