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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Training, Directing Dogs For Film & TV

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-06-2017) #523: Another wonderful book from Bruce Cameron from the dog’s perspective, this time a pit bull puppy named Bella, in A DOG’S WAY HOME, a novel that sheds a light on “breed specific legislation” against pit bulls and other dogs, as well as the welfare of feral cat communities; Tracie gets to the truth of a faked controversy, stirred up by animal rights activists in social media, about the training of a dog for the film based on Cameron’s previous book, A DOG’S PURPOSE, in a conversation with a highly respected veteran trainer of animals for films and television; Tracie speaks with her old friend Brian Levant about directing films starring dogs (Beethoven, Snow Dogs, Max) and the opening of his newest film, Max 2: White House Hero.