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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Dog Talk #405 (01-24-2015)

Dog Talk (01-24-2015) #405: Dr E’Lise Christensen Bell, DVM DACVB, Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist explains the escalation from growling to barking to snapping to nipping to biting and how when “The Tinies” do it, owners blow it off, but it’s still a serious warning that escalates; Mikita Brottman’s THE GREAT GRISBY: Two Thousand Years of Literary, Royal, Philosophical, and Artistic Dog Lovers and Their Exceptional Animals intersperses her love of her French Bulldog Grisby with facts like how many renowned authors have owned standard poodles (and how Norman Mailer got into a street brawl when someone called his poodle “a queer;” Do our dogs have souls? Did the pope actually say we’ll meet our dogs in heaven? Tracie discusses this with Christine Gutleben, Senior Director of the HSUS faith outreach program.