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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Chris Roy, Founder of Pet Transport/Rescue Pilot Group

January 13, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-12-2019) #605: Featuring Louisa McClune, Chris Roy, and Susanne Schotz. Louisa McClune is the Director of the Kirkpatrick Foundation and talks to Tracie about being the editor of the book LOVE CAN BE, with writings about dogs and cats; Chris Roy founded a pet transport pilot group that provides technology […]

People and Their Pets Surviving Without Housing

January 5, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-05-2019) #604: Featuring Leslie Irvine, Sarah Cheeseman, and Roeann Fulkerson. Leslie Irvine discusses her book, MY DOG ALWAYS EATS FIRST: HOMELESS PEOPLE & THEIR ANIMALS, which considers the challenges of people and their animals surviving without housing; Sarah Cheeseman is the director of Pet Haven in Minneapolis, which is not […]

Catastrophic Creations: Amazing Cat Furnishings

December 29, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-29-2018) #603: Featuring Mike Wilson, Mimi Kirk, and Attila Andics. Mike from Catastrophic Creations — amazing cat furnishings — adopted a morbidly obese cat, now called Bronson Cat on social media where he is a star, and Tracie talks about how to safely help him lose the weight – and […]

All We Know of the Canine-Human Relationship

December 22, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-22-2018) #602: Featuring Adam Miklosi, Rita Mae Brown, and Stacy LeBaron. Tracie talks to Adam Miklosi in Hungary, the co-founder of the Family Dog Project in Budapest (which was the first canine cognition research foundation back in 1994) who discusses his book THE DOG: A NATURAL HISTORY which is a […]

Adventures with Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund

December 19, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-15-2018) #601: Featuring Ryan Beauchesne, Dr. Sue The Pet Cancer Vet, and Jack Gilbert. Ryan Beauchesne’s book CRUSOE THE WORLDLY WEINER DOG: FURTHER ADVENTURES WITH THE CELEBRITY DACHSHUND shows off his famous Doxie in every imaginable pose and outfit; Dr. Sue, the Pet Cancer Vet, talks about her recent lectures […]

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 […]