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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Competitions for Owners and Their Dogs

September 29, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-24-2016) #490: Outdoors man and canine-human competitor Kale Casey’s movie “Dog Power” is the engine in the “Outdoors & Adventure” program of the Dog Film Festival –– a thrilling look at the myriad ways in which people, even in wheelchairs, compete with their dogs in demanding athletic competitions; Penelope Laurence’s […]

Skateboarding With a Samoyed

September 20, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-17-2016) #490: Filmmaker Dean Saffron talks about his film “One Man & His Dog” about a quiet iconic Australian who has become mythic in his town as he skateboards joyfully with his Samoyed — which will be in the “Outdoor Adventure” program of the 2nd Annual Dog Film Festival; Kathy […]

K9s for Warriors

September 10, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (09-10-2016) #489: Jennifer Sheridan talks from Scotland about her film “Rocket” which was in the “1,000 Londoners” films series and will now be in the 2nd Annual Dog Film festival; director Barry Stone talks about his very funny movie called SNIFF starring Amanda Plummer, that also incorporates two documentaries about […]

Champion of Dogs Rescued from Michael Vick Dog Fighting Ring

September 5, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-03-2016) #488: Darcy Dennett, director of The Champions talks about how she came to be the champion on film of the dogs rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting ring; Paul Fiaccone adopted Cherry, one of the dogs featured in “The Champions” and talks about the long process to be […]

Memoir of Lost Dog’s Extraordinary Journey

August 27, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-27-2016) #487: Pauls Toutonghi’s memoir, DOG GONE: A LOST PET’S EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY AND THE FAMILY WHO BROUGHT HIM HOME touches on the theme that we all may have unhealable wounds; Pat Shipman’s book THE INVADERS: HOW HUMANS AND THEIR DOGS DROVE NEANDERTHALS TO EXTINCTION explores our ancient roots and history […]

Private Pilots Who Fly Pets to Waiting Homes

August 22, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (08-20-2016) #486: Cindy Smith is the co-founder Wings of Rescue and a pilot herself, who organizes a vast community of private pilots who use their own planes and resources to relocate pets from overcrowded areas to those where adoptive homes are waiting, and is a partner with the ASPCA; Kathy […]

Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?

August 14, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (08-13-2016) #485: Cassie Boness is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has been doing research on the legal and ethical issues of whether psychologists should be certifying emotional support animals; Frans de Waal’s book ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW […]

From Veterinarian to Author to Shelter Director

August 9, 2016

DOG TALK (and Kitties Too!) (08-06-2016) #484: Gary Weitzman, CEO of the San Diego Humane Society (beneficiary of the Dog Film Festival when it comes to San Diego) and co-author of HOW TO SPEAK DOG, discusses his transition from being a veterinarian to becoming an author and a shelter director; Dr. Nicholas Dodman discusses his […]

Safe Running With Your Dog

July 30, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (07-30-2016) #483: Dr. Jeff Gerlesits is a vet in Arvada Coloardo who runs with his dog Dawson and has great advice for those who want to do so based on their own dog’s age, breed, and fitness — including not to run before a dog is at least 1 year […]

Value of Hip Replacement Surgery

July 25, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (07-23-2016)#482: Dr. Rob Hart, an orthopedic surgeon from NYC’s Animal Medical Center, explains the value of hip replacement surgery in dogs and the swift permanent relief it affords them; Christine Benninger, president & CEO of Guide Dogs for the Blind, talks about Joan Rivers’ devotion to their organization and how […]