Are Dogs Really Pack Animals?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-25-2020) #659: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Eric O’Grey, and Brooks Bradbury. Marc Bekoff has studied dogs “forever” and one of his Psychology Today articles looks at the question of whether dogs are actually pack animals or whether, left to themselves, there really is a pack or the concept of an “alpha” […]

The Controversy About E-Collars on Dog Talk®

There was a small handful of people who follow my show who immediately responded negatively to the title I gave a recent show — “E-Collars Can be part of a Positive Training Relationship.” I purposely chose that heading to be provocative, so people might notice it. I had hoped people might listen and consider another […]

New York Poised to Become First State to Ban Declawing

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-08-2019) #626: Featuring Linda Rosenthal, Marc Bekoff, and Rich Kelleman. NY State Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (Democrat, Manhattan) discusses how the New York Assembly and Senate overwhelmingly passed the anti-declaw bills, A1303 (L Rosenthal) and S5532 (Gianaris) which, when signed by Governor Cuomo, will become law effective immediately; Marc Bekoff discusses […]

Do Dogs Know They are Dying?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-06-2019) #617: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Dr. Lindsay Butzer, and Sarah Lillard. Marc Bekoff discusses his essay about dogs and death in “Do Dogs Know They are Dying – and What Do other Dogs Know?””; Dr. Lindsay Butzer practices in Boca Raton where half of her 20 appointments a day have […]

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 […]