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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Outward Hound’s Dog Toys, Canine Backpacks & More

May 23, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (05-21-2016) #473: Michael Parness of Outward Hound, purveyors of toys, canine backpacks and more, talks about how their motto “Raise the Woof” is why they are sponsoring the Dog Film Festival; East Hampton realtor Diane Saatchi (with her own team at Saunders Realty) joined the Festival as a sponsor and […]

Cat-Centric “Meow” Series at Worcester Art Museum

May 16, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (05-14-2016) #472: Adam Rozan is the Director of Audience Engagement at the Worcester MA art museum and talks about the cat-centric “Meow” series just opening for the summer; David Loewe is the CEO of the Seattle Humane Society, which is the beneficiary of the Dog Film Festival there, and talks […]

Explaining Dog Behavior — and Misbehavior!

May 9, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (05-07-2016) #471: Dr. Tina Owen founded Hope Veterinary Clinic in Los Angeles while she was the chief of surgery at the VCA West Los Angeles Veterinary Hospital — and she was a pioneer in offering vet services to the pets of the homeless, a “pack of two”; Kim Kavin wrote […]

Jane Brody on Training her Havanese as Therapy Dog

May 2, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (04-30-2016) #470: The New York Times columnist Jane Brody talks about her article describing turning her 16 lb. re-homed Havanese, Max, into an uber therapy dog [“Turning Your Pet Into a Therapy Dog” and  “The Drawbacks of Puppy Love”]; Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., talks about her book ZOOBIQUITY: THE ASTONISHING CONNECTION […]

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 […]