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 numerous 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. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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DOG TALK #371 (5-10-2014)

DOG TALK (5-10-2014) #371: Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins talks TICKS — the clear and present danger especially in Spring — and what one can do to provide protection for pets and people; Dr. Ian Dunbar’s puppy books recount the ways that early handling of a puppy influences his entire life and personality; GOOD DOGS! co-host and Avidog co-founder Gayle Watkins — also a long time breeder of competitive Golden Retrievers — talks about what socialization really means and how it’s really never too late to get your dog “right” about things.