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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Solving Feline Behavior Issues

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-23-2018) #576: Featuring Rachel Geller, Dianne Prado and Kent Kruse. Rachel Geller is a certified cat behavior consultant, who discusses being a board member of The Cat Connection [which is the beneficiary of the NY Cat Film festival when it comes to the Regent Theater in Arlington outside Boston on June 29th and July 1st], where she volunteers and consults (pro bono) with up to 400 adoptive families getting new cats every year. She and Tracie discuss how Rachel frequently uses Comfort Zone pheromone diffusers and spray with her clients to solve many feline behavior issues [and Tracie is sending her Neko Flies wands and toys since interactive “fishing pole play” is one of Rachel’s recommendations for bonding with your cat; Dianne Prado was a Supervising Attorney at the Inner City Law Center and worked in partnership with Lori Weise from Downtown Dog Rescue to create the Pet Resource Center [http://downtowndogrescue.org/] in downtown Los Angeles, a nonprofit resource center offering public interest legal counseling, advocating for people and pets in underserved communities, fighting for pet inclusion in housing to prevent homelessness; retired veterinarian Kent Kruse shares his fascination with an alternative to cremation called “acquamation” or alkaline hydrolysis — which he describes to Tracie and declares it’s what he wants at the end of his pets lives, as well as his own.