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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E-Collars Can Be Part of Positive Dog Training Relationship

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-14-2019) #653: Featuring Aimee Sadler and Dr. Sam Hocker. Aimee Sadler, the founder of Dogs Playing for Life and director of the Canine Center of Florida, talks about the many training techniques that come into play when trying to save and rehabilitate “last chance” dogs at risk for euthanasia and how misconceptions and pushback about remote trainers (e-collars) has caused Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to choose not to send their most challenging dogs to her training center; Dr. Sam Hocker, Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at Ontario Veterinary College University of Guelph (Canada), is studying whether marijuana cures cancer and explains his experimental use of cannabadiol to treat bladder cancer in dogs, which otherwise isn’t responsive to conventional oncology treatments.