Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 consecutive shows. This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats. The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Breeding & Training Bomb Sniffing Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #558: Dr. Karen Overall, who continues her work with military working dogs at the University of Pennsylvania vet school, discusses a New York Times article about the breeding and training of bomb sniffing dogs; Kyra Sundance’s new training book DOG TRAINING 101 espouses the charming concept that teaching a dog is about giving her “the opportunity to do what we ask of her;” Rachel Hirschfeld is an animal welfare attorney, NYU professor who specializes in on pet trusts, and has written a book of legal advice for pet owners: PAW AND ORDER.