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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DOG TALK #374 (6-07-2014)

DOG TALK (6-07-2014) #374: Dr. Kirby Wycoff is a school psychologist, professor and member of the governing board of APA’s (American Psychological Association) Section on Human-Animal Interactions and speaks about the importance in AAT (animal assisted therapy) activities in taking into consideration for the stress and burden on the animals themselves when undertaking or continuing their involvement in therapy sessions; Susan Cohen, the Pet Loss Grief Counselor for the Animal Medical Center in NYC for many years, and a member of Social Workers Advancing the Human Animal Bond, discusses dealing with the end of life (both of Tracie’s Weimaraners died within weeks of each other), and also whether other animals in the household should see each other when sick or in death; Michele Hollow (who wrote THE EVERYTHING GUIDE TO WORKING WITH ANIMALS and has a popular column on parade.com (http://www.petnewsandviews.com/) discusses her recent article on whowhatwhy.com about how German Shepherd Dogs have become physically degraded from years of transformative breeding. (http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/04/07/cruel-cost-extreme-dog-breeding/)