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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Living Homeless With a Pet

August 31, 2015

Dog Talk (08-29-2015) #436: Christine Kim is a social worker for homeless people, especially those with pets, which is how she came to direct the Dog Film Festival selection “Myra & Prince,” about a gorgeous Vegas performer who became homeless and remained that way for a long time because she couldn’t find a shelter that […]

Camp Canine: Boarding & Daycare

August 24, 2015

Dog Talk (08-22-2015) #435: Tania Isenstein left her executive career to become Top Dog of Camp Canine (nycampcanine.com) at 73rd and Columbus in NYC and has made it a very successful boarding and dog daycare — where she always saves two spots to foster rescued stray “Satos dogs” from Puerto Rico through Animal Lighthouse Rescue […]

Therapy Animals for “Reading Orphans”

August 17, 2015

Dog Talk (08-15-2015) #434: Dr. Jennifer Styrsky talks about two new “senior dog products” that Tracie’s old dog Jazzy has been rejuvenated by: Ceva’s Senilife and TRP tri-cox supplement; Mary G. Anderson talks about her book Pet Protection Legal Care Plan: Financial and Legal Planning to Protect Your Companion Pet and the importance of planning […]

Authors of Three Dog Books

August 10, 2015

Dog Talk (08-08-2015) #433: Spencer Quinn’s Scents & Sensibility, is another delightful Chet and Bernie Mystery kicked off with an illegally stolen saguaro cactus with a microchip in it; Bruce Cameron’s novel Dog Master imagines Neanderthal life and how wolves evolved into our dog-like companions; Cathy Scott’s book Unconditional Honor: Wounded Warriors and Their Dogs […]

Hospice & Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

August 3, 2015

Dog Talk (08-01-2015) #432: Michele Allen founded Monkeys House Hospice & Sanctuary for Senior Dogs when she realized how fast the clock was ticking for old dogs when they come into shelters; Dr Jessica Vogelsang’s funny book ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn’t Learn in Veterinary School) follows […]

Razor Jane Dog Film Festival Music Video

July 25, 2015

Dog Talk (07-25-2015) #431: Singer/songwriter Razor Jane talks about her music video that is going to be part of the Dog Film Festival and is the backbone of the Film Festival trailer; Richard Francis talks about his book Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World and a way to look at how man has shaped the […]

IDEXX Test for Kidney Disease

July 20, 2015

Dog Talk (07-18-2015) #430: IDEXX has developed a test for kidney disease and Dr Roberta Relford describes how this can extend and save millions of cats lives; Deana Mazurkeiwicz is a National Certified Master Groomer who explains what can happen to your dog behind the scenes with an improperly trained or experienced groomer; Clea Simon […]

Autism and Companion Animals

July 13, 2015

Dog Talk (07-11-2015) #429: Vance Malone talks about the inspiration for his short documentary “The Poodle Trainer” which will be featured at the Dog Film Festival October 3rd; Maguerite O’Haire — who teaches courses in human-animal interaction at the Center for the Human Animal Bond — discusses research about autism and companion animals; Alissa Gander […]

NYT Bestseller Rita Mae Brown

July 7, 2015

DOG TALK (07-04-2015) #428: The amazing author Rita Mae Brown (whose ground-breaking, multi-million-selling book Rubyfruit Jungle has just been re-released) spends a long time with Tracie discussing the importance of animals in her life, her idyllic Virginia hunt country habitat and the inspiration for Tail Gait, the newest book in her hound-centric mystery series; Alan […]

Canine Styles Dog Boutiques

June 30, 2015

Dog Talk (06-27-2015) #427: Dog Film Festival sponsor Canine Styles on New York’s Upper East side has been a fixture for dog fashion and quality grooming for decades, and owner Mark Drendel discusses how they have flourished as a niche of four city boutiques by understanding the special relationship between chic New Yorkers and their […]