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 13 years with more than 620 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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Confusion over FDA Report on Grain-free Dry Dog Food & Heart Condition in Dogs

July 13, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-13-2019) #631: Featuring Dr. Ryan Yamka, Susan Cohen, and Deborah Suchman. Veterinary nutrition specialist Dr Ryan Yamka discusses the public’s misunderstanding of the FDA report on grain-free dry dog food and a heart condition in dogs, which is clearly not scientifically linked to the problem; Susan Cohen was a grief […]

Answering Cat Questions, Siamese Rescue, and Meow Meetup

July 8, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-06-2019) #630: Featuring Rachel Geller, Siri Zwemke, and Lauren Miele. First, cat behavior expert Rachel Geller (author of Saving the World One Cat at a Time) answers listeners’ questions with Tracie: from Laura, who added a 7th cat causing big disruptions and is on the brink of becoming a hoarder; […]

Caticons: 4,000 Years of Art Imitating Cats

June 29, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-29-2019) #629: Featuring Sandy Lerner, Ryan Yamka, and Krister Holm. Sandy Lerner was the co-founder of Cisco Systems, but as a lifetime cat lover, her truest passion is can be seen in her massive, gorgeous book CATICONS: 4,000 YEARS OF ART IMITATING CATS, which captures just a fraction of her […]

Guide Dog Teen Camp

June 22, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-22-2019) #628: Featuring Katie Perez, Ann Hill, and Megan Arant. Katie Perez talks about the Guide Dog Teen camp they offer for visually-impaired young people at Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto Florida; Ann Hill, the founder and Executive Director of Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati talks about this low-cost […]

Why Dogs & Carbs Are Complicated

June 15, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-15-2019) #627: Featuring Linda Case, Brian Duggan, and Sharon Peters. Linda Case explains why the issue of “Dogs & Carbs” is complicated, and invites people to participate in her webinars; Brian Duggan discusses his new historical book GENERAL CUSTER, LIBBIE CUSTER AND THEIR DOGS: A PASSION FOR HOUNDS, FROM THE […]

New York Poised to Become First State to Ban Declawing

June 8, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-08-2019) #626: Featuring Linda Rosenthal, Marc Bekoff, and Rich Kelleman. NY State Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (Democrat, Manhattan) discusses how the New York Assembly and Senate overwhelmingly passed the anti-declaw bills, A1303 (L Rosenthal) and S5532 (Gianaris) which, when signed by Governor Cuomo, will become law effective immediately; Marc Bekoff discusses […]

Author Pam Houston Reads from Waltzing the Cat

June 3, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-01-2019) #625: Featuring Pam Houston, Nancy McKenney, and a listener’s cat question answered. Author Pam Houston reads from her short story collection WALTZING THE CAT, and talks about the sold out Truth I’d Dare performance in which she participated in Portland, Oregon; Nancy McKenney, Director of the Marin Humane Society, […]

Setting “It’s Bruno” in Brooklyn With Its Diverse & Wacky Characters

May 25, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-25-2019) #624: Featuring Rapper “Slick” Naim, Jacky Colliss Harvey, and Guillermo “Memo” Roa. Rapper “Slick” Naim, the creator/writer/director/producer of the new Netflix show “It’s Bruno” talks about setting the show in his native Brooklyn with all its diverse and wacky characters, and how efforts at inclusion in the film industry […]

Dismissing “Unkind” Puppy Training Myths & Methodologies

May 20, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-18-2019) #623: Featuring Linda Case, Tabitha Bell, and Kelsea Brown. Linda Case, the author of DOG SMART: EVIDENCE-BASED TRAINING WITH THE SCIENCE DOG, dismisses “unkind” training myths and methodologies like forcing dogs to use a crates, or bad advice like not to comfort an anxious dog; Stanford student Tabitha Bell […]

Shelter’s Most Deserving Dogs Get Ice Cream Cones

May 11, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-11-2019) #622: Featuring Dave Barry, Carol Novello, and Allie Andrukonis. The wonderfully funny Dave Barry reads from his new book “Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog;” Carol Novello, who created the “Mutual Rescue” film series, talks about her book “Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless […]