Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage

Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had a longtime friend who won the equivalent of a Nobel Prize? Suppose you had an old pal whom you’d lived through decades of life alongside — knowing each others’ men and horses […]

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 […]

Are Cats Smarter Than Dogs?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-21-2018) #580: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Mieshelle Nagelschneider, and Duncan MacVean. Are cats smarter than dogs? Marc Bekoff talks about this question by discussing the Harvard psychologist who postulates that there are “multiple intelligences in humans — so this question isn’t valid since each species intelligence serves their particular needs and […]

Horsing Around With Your Dog!

Horsing  Around With Your Dog! One of the topics on this week’s Dog Talk® was a lively conversation I had with Marc Bekoff, the dog expert and educator, who has written too many impressive animal-oriented books to list! Marc is a fun and modest gentleman — despite his PhD and many accomplishments — and he likes […]

Getting “Down & Dirty” with Your Dog

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (08-26-2017) #539: Dr Michael Moyer talks about the “terrible paradox” that used to exist in training veterinary students to practice spay/neuter surgical techniques. To avoid taking dogs from shelters and practicing on them and then allowing them to die after surgery, “purpose bred” lab beagles were shipped in wholesale orders […]

Understanding Animals’ True Needs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #526REV: Marc Bekoff discusses his newest book THE ANIMALS’ AGENDA: FREEDOM, COMPASSION, AND COEXISTENCE IN THE HUMAN AGE, co-written with Jessica Pierce, about respect, understanding and compassion for what animals’ true needs are to live their best lives; Dr. Robert Reisman, a forensic vet at the ASPCA, was profiled in […]

Hugging A Dog? Fine, with Care

Good Dogs! (06-21-2016) #6057: Naturalist and professor Marc Bekoff is world-renowned for his studies of wolves, coyotes and dogs.  He wanted to disagree with the recent Good Dogs! show cautioning against “dog hugging” because he believes each dog should be viewed as an individual with likes and dislikes that may also change. He shares his […]

Reverse Environmental Destruction

Humane Talk (04-06-2015) #8036: Marc Bekoff discusses his book REWILDING OUR HEARTS: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence and his belief that we can reverse destruction of the environment and other species by changing ourselves –– and become re-enchanted with nature. MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow URL

Dog Talk #353 (12/28/2013)

Dog Talk #353 (12/28/2013): Guests include Pat Gray, Director of Southampton Animal Shelter (the Official Shelter of the show), who saw a noticeable reduction in the stress levels of the pets waiting for their Forever Homes after using the generous donation of Adaptil collars for dogs and Feliway diffusers for cats; Author, Marc Bekoff talks […]