Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 675 consecutive shows.  This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats. The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Bringing Unwanted Dogs from GA to North East

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (04-02-2016) #467: Karen Talbot founded Animal Aid USA to bring unwanted dogs to the Northeast from the South when she saw the huge homeless and discarded dog population in Georgia and now has 30 volunteers, 5 vans and a big rig to do monthly rescue transports; trainer Alison Denlea talks about the importance of the language we use to a describe a dogs behavior and how our words influence the way we train and feel about a dog; Gayl Board-Rein — a NYC house-call groomer with most clients on Park avenue — explains how to get your dog over grooming fears.