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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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 […]

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. […]