Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many with dog health information, dog and puppy training advice, and help in living harmoniously with your cat.

This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 12 years with more than 585 consecutive shows from its originating NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting – WPPB 88.3 FM – in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the local public radio stations:

WHDD Robinhood Radio 91.9 FM, Sharon, Connecticut
WCSQ-LP Radio Cobleskill 105.9 FM Cobleskill, New York

Global Community Radio
WRAQ 92.7 FM Angelica, New York
KIEZ 106.7 FM Monroe, Louisiana
KFZR 93.3 FM Frazier Park, California
KLQS 96.7 FM Agua Dulce, California
KAKU 88,5 FM Kahilui/Maui, Hawaii

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The Depth of Dogs’ Cognitive Abilities

December 8, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-08-2018) #600: Featuring Linda Case, Ellie Laks, and Sara Driscoll. Linda Case talks about her book “Dog Smart” and research on the depth of dogs’ cognitive abilities; Ellie Laks’ book MY GENTLE BARN: CREATING A SANCTUARY WHERE ANIMALS HEAL AND CHILDREN LEARN TO HOPE, is a moving account of a […]

Wow-factor Haircuts with Japanese Dog Grooming

December 3, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-1-2018) #599: Featuring Steven Rowley, Craig Rossi, and Grace Chon. Tracie talks to author Steven Rowley about his fantastical novel LILY AND THE OCTOPUS; Craig Grossi talks about his book CRAIG & FRED: A MARINE, A STRAY DOG, AND HOW THEY RESCUED EACH OTHER, his years in Afghanistan, the local […]

Perception of Pet Food Influenced by Emotions

November 25, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-24-2018) #598: Featuring Ryan Yamka, Jeff Franklin, and Traer Scott. Tracie invites Ryan Yamka — a board certified nutritionist for companion animals — to discuss the way perception of pet food is sometimes influenced by owners’ emotions, and how “grain-free” pet foods became misperceived as preferable; Jeff Franklin, subject of […]

Non-surgical Castration Techniques

November 17, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-17-2018) #597: Featuring Laura Henderson, Peter Denooij, and Jacob Fiering. Laura Henderson is the director of Pasado Safe Haven, an amazing multi-species sanctuary outside Seattle that was the beneficiary of the NY Dog Film Festival there; Tracie talks to Dr Peter Denooij about the challenges of bringing non-surgical castration techniques […]

Three Filmmakers from 4th Annual NY Dog Film Festival

November 11, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-10-2018) #596: Featuring three filmmakers from the 4th Annual NY Dog Film Festival: Rowenna Baldwin, Mike Bulda, and Erin Parks. Rowenna Baldwin in England talks about her deeply moving film, “Goodnight, Friend,” which delves into how we manage our grief after losing a pet; Mike Bulda talks about discovering the […]

Synthetic Pheromones Make Cats More Social

November 4, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-03-2018) #595: Featuring Dr Karen Sueda, Dorian Rence, Feral Love, and Aaron Hancox. Board certified veterinary behaviorist Dr Karen Sueda talks about the calming effect on cats of synthetic pheromones like Comfort Zone diffusers, “nature’s lavender” which can make cats more social; Tracie talks to NY Philharmonic violist (for over […]

The Healing Power of Cats

October 27, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-27-2018) #594: Featuring Kate Benjamin, Madeline Bernstein, and Gwen Cooper. Tracie talks to the original Cat Lady, Kate Benjamin, who discusses cats and their healing powers as she recovers from cancer surgeries and treatment (also in an article the New York Times, and talks about her sponsoring the NY Cat […]

Can Dogs Make Choices?

October 20, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-20-2018) #593: Featuring Linda Case, Terry Woodford, and Ken Foster. Linda Case talks about her new book DOG SMART and her blog site The Science Dog, exploring the “theory of mind,” which looks at dogs’ intentions and whether they can make choices; Terry Woodford came from the rock and roll […]

Diet Solutions to Pet Medical Problems

October 14, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-13-2018) #592: Featuring Dr. Ernie Ward, Kristin von Kreisler, and Dr. Judy Morgan. Dr. Ernie Ward talks about the biotech start-up Wild Earth, that is developing clean protein pet food, particularly from the ancient Asian protein Koji, which is a member of the fungi kingdom; Kristin von Kreisler talks about her German Shepherd-centered novel, A HEALING JUSTICE; Dr. Judy Morgan explains her new book YIN & YANG NUTRITION FOR DOGS: MAXIMIZING HEALTH WITH WHOLE FOODS, NOT DRUGS, and how diets can be a solution to medical problems like pancreatitis.

Social Media Sensation: WeRateDogs

October 8, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-06-2018) #591: Featuring Matt Nelson, Dr. Patrick Mahaney, and Hillary Rosen. Matt Nelson talks about how he accidentally created the Instagram sensation, WeRateDogs; Dr. Patrick Mahaney tells the story of Arbuckle, an obese Beagle who was rescued at 116 lbs. by the non-profit A Purposeful Rescue in Los Angeles, has […]