Dog Talk ®

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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New Law To Rescue Dogs From Heat?

June 20, 2015

Dog Talk (06-20-2015) #426: Soon it might be legal to break a car window to remove a dog in distress from the heat (or cold)! New York State Assemblyman John Cerreto from Niagara Falls has authored a bill that will be a “Good Samaritan Law”, absolving anyone of criminal or civil liabilities for breaking into […]

Recognize/Avoid Spreading Dog Flu

June 14, 2015

Dog Talk (06-13-2015) #425: Are you in one of the 13 States into which the new deadly canine has now spread? Dr. Jose Arce of the AVMA talks about how to avoid and recognize the disease (with the help of the new IDEXX quick test for it in your vet’s office) which has been seen […]

K9 Disaster Relief Formed Post 9/11

June 8, 2015

Dog Talk (06-06-2015) #424: Frank Shane formed K9DisasterRelief.org after being at Ground Zero with his therapy dog Nikie to help rescue workers deal with their emotions and is often at the 9-11 memorial museum; Deborah Lutz’s beautiful book THE BRONTE CABINET: Three Lives in Nine Objects looks at the Bronte sisters as seen through their […]

Everglades Dogs in Danger

May 31, 2015

Dog Talk (05-30-2015) #423: Amy Roman talks about dogs in dire circumstances and the challenges for her generously supported rescue group 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, Inc.; Tania Luna talks about ways to delight and bond with your dog from her book SURPRISE: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected; Melissa Holbrook Pierson’s book […]

Filmmaker William Wegman

May 23, 2015

Dog Talk (05-23-2015) #422: The William Wegman Hour! A whole show with the amazing artist and photographer William Wegman, whose iconic and astonishing film “The Hardly Boys in Hardly Gold” will be featured at the Dog Film Festival, as will one of his early video pieces, “The Spelling Lesson,” with his original Weimaraner, Man Ray. […]

A Test for the Deadly Dog Flu

May 18, 2015

Dog Talk (05-16-2015) #421: Dr Alexis Seguin, a veterinary internist developing diagnostic tests for IDEXX, announces that her company has already created a test to diagnose whether a dog has the new deadly form of canine flu that swept through Chicago only weeks ago; Erin Moore’s new book That’s Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What […]

Canine-Human Exercise Classes

May 11, 2015

Dog Talk (05-09-2015) #420: In Madison, Wisconsin people can take a canine-human exercise class together at Dog Face www.dogfacepet.com — to experience yet another aspect of the human-animal bond; Matthew Algeo’s book ABE & FIDO discovers the remarkably forward-thinking attitude Abraham Lincoln had about animals, and especially his own dog Fido, whose name became a […]

Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

May 4, 2015

Dog Talk (05-02-2015) #419: “Everything you need to know about Lyme disease and might have to educate your own vet about.” Dr. Donna Spector, Tracie’s co-host on the Radio Pet Lady network show THE EXPERT VET brings everyone up to date on the when/why/how of Lyme disease; Dr. Melissa Beall DVM PhD was one of […]

Hearing Assistance Dog

April 27, 2015

Dog Talk (04-25-2015) #418: Aimee Sadler talks about her nationwide non-profit Dogs Playing for Life that gets shelter dogs out together in play yards and how her son Kodi now works with her; Taylor has a hearing assistance dog (she was deaf from birth) and describes how her Midwest Assistance Dog Zoe alerts her to […]

De-Stress with Cats at Meow Parlour

April 18, 2015

Dog Talk (04-18-2015) #417: The New York City Meow Parlour (and Macaron parlour) created by Christina Ha, who describes how people make reservations to de-stress around the cats and possibly to adopt; the cats at Meow Parlour live there until adopted and come from the all-volunteer group Kitty Kind, which Miriam Hibel explains is helped […]