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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Following Puppies Destined to Become Guide Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-18-2018) #584: Featuring Dr. Jenny Conrad, Dana Nachman, and Marc Bekoff Dr. Jenny Conrad talks about her continuing dedication to the anti-declawing nonprofit group she founded, The Paw Project [pawproject.org/], and the fallacy of a new drug being promoted by some veterinarians that supposedly makes declawing “painless”; Dana Nachman co-directed the about-to-be-released movie “Pick of the Litter” [pickofthelittermovie.com/] with Don Hardy and she talks about the joys and challenges of following a litter of specially-bred puppies destined to become guide dogs for the blind — and which ones will succeed (take a peek at the trailer: dropbox.com/s/axvw1mkfsdc3245/PickOfTheLitter_InternetTrailer_Stereo_2398_R1.mov?dl=0]; Marc Bekoff discusses the false assumptions people have about dog play and dog parks — and how “rough” play is normal and nothing to fear (since a formal study showed that rough play escalated into aggression only 2% of the time — his advice is to stand back and let them be dogs!