Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

This Gracie® Award winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for over 8 years with 450 shows from the NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End across all of Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester, as well as on the local NPR station Robinhood Radio in the Berkshires. DOG TALK® features global authors and experts discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many of them with dog advice and health information, dog and puppy training tips, and help in understanding your cat.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner


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Young Readers Edition of Inside of a Dog

April 25, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too) (04-23-2016) #469: Alexandra Horowitz is back with a young reader’s edition of her hugely successful book INSIDE OF A DOG, and the idea that “We treat kids and dogs as unsatisfactory adults rather than meeting them where they stand — closer to the ground!”; Alice Calabrese is the CEO of […]

New “Living Creatures” Film Festival

April 11, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (04-09-2016) #468: Jacqui Lofaro (Southampton Take 2 documentary film festival director) is bringing a new movie-going experience to the East End April 17 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor: “For the Joy of Spring & Love of All Living Creatures” film festival featuring the famed Cat Video Festival content; […]

Bringing Unwanted Dogs from GA to North East

April 4, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (04-02-2016) #467: Karen Talbot founded Animal Aid USA to bring unwanted dogs to the Northeast from the South when she saw the huge homeless and discarded dog population in Georgia and now has 30 volunteers, 5 vans and a big rig to do monthly rescue transports; trainer Alison Denlea talks […]

How Your Personality Affects Your Dog

March 28, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (03-26-2016) #466: Dr. Nick Dodman talks about the Center for Canine Behavior Studies and how everyone can go to www.DrDodman.org to take the test and find out for themselves how their personality and behavior may be affecting their dog; Lori Rich in Riverside, California created “Taking it to the Streets […]

Philanthropic Pet-Themed Jewelry

March 19, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (03-19-2016) #465: Candy Udell, the owner of London Jewelers talks about her line of philanthropic pet-themed jewelry called “Cause for Paws” and Dog House Project that she is doing in partnership with the Suffolk County SPCA, providing warm insulated emergency doghouses to needy recipients to protect vulnerable pets from the […]

Helping Homeless Pet Owners

March 14, 2016

DOG TALK (and Kitties Too!) #464: Social worker Christine Kim talks about continuing her specialty of working with homeless people and their special relationship with their pets through the group Social Workers Advancing the Human Animal Bond; Dr. William Giles is the founder and director of the WisCARES Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which […]

Helping Homeless with Pets

March 7, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (03-05-2016) #463: Lori Weise created Downtown Dog Rescue in Los Angeles to help homeless people with pets, serving the “shadow population” where something as simple as getting a dog license for a homeless person is a sense of accomplishment; Karn Meyers discusses Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” in Los Angeles […]

Former Attorney Creates Lifeline Animal Project

February 29, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) #462: Rebecca Guinn left her career as a white collar criminal attorney when she saw that the shelters in Atlanta were killing 85% of the dogs — and decided she could make a difference and founded the Lifeline Animal Project and turned Atlanta around to an 84% live release rate […]

How PETCO Supports Rescue Organizations

February 21, 2016

DOG TALK (and Kitties Too!) (02-20-2016) #461: Susanne Kogut, president of the PETCO Foundation, talks about their primary mission being to support rescue organizations that are working to make the U.S. a life-saving nation; Kate Goettleman — Australian Cattle dog and Corgi breeder — talks about matching peoples’ lifestyle to a breed of dog; Dr. […]

Transporting Unwanted Dogs to New Homes

February 14, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (02-13-2016) #460: Prince Lorenzo Borghese is a founder of AnimalAidUSA.org (www.animalaidusa.org), an all-volunteer group that does monthly transports of unwanted dogs from Georgia back to New Jersey, where they have managed since 2009 to find homes for 11,000 dogs; Kim Sill created the Shelter Hope Pet Shop (www.shelterhopepetshop.org) in Thousand […]