Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 11 years with more than 550 consecutive shows from the NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting 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 Robinhood Radio in the Berkshires and Radio Cobleskill in upstate New York. 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.

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Choosing Dog Based on Lifestyle & Personality

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-19-2018) #571: Featuring Dr Elizabeth Colleran, Suzy Fincham-Gray, and Jodi Anderson. Dr Elizabeth Colleran is a feline-only veterinarian who has a “board certified cat friendly practice certification” from the American Board of Feline Practitioners, of which she is on the board, and talks about how cats are only happy when they feel safe — which is why pheromones do so much for their quality of life (Tracie has been recommending Comfort Zone [] for years for just this reason); Suzy Fincham-Gray’s lovely book MY PATIENTS AND OTHER ANIMALS: A VETERINARIAN’S STORIES OF LOVE, LOSS, AND HOPE, follows this veterinarian from the UK to San Diego and points between (and explains why she isn’t called “doctor” on her book jacket because of British conventions against it!); Jodi Anderson is a dog trainer and author of THE LATCHKEY DOG, who has founded, a well-designed human/canine matching algorithm, so good that Dr. Nick Dodman’s Center for Canine Behavior Studies is partnering with the website to move adopters (and purchasers) toward choosing a dog based on compatibilities of basic lifestyle and personality, not breed or looks, so that these relationships last for a lifetime.