Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 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 and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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DOG TALK #374 (6-07-2014)

DOG TALK (6-07-2014) #374: Dr. Kirby Wycoff is a school psychologist, professor and member of the governing board of APA’s (American Psychological Association) Section on Human-Animal Interactions and speaks about the importance in AAT (animal assisted therapy) activities in taking into consideration for the stress and burden on the animals themselves when undertaking or continuing their involvement in therapy sessions; Susan Cohen, the Pet Loss Grief Counselor for the Animal Medical Center in NYC for many years, and a member of Social Workers Advancing the Human Animal Bond, discusses dealing with the end of life (both of Tracie’s Weimaraners died within weeks of each other), and also whether other animals in the household should see each other when sick or in death; Michele Hollow (who wrote THE EVERYTHING GUIDE TO WORKING WITH ANIMALS and has a popular column on parade.com (http://www.petnewsandviews.com/) discusses her recent article on whowhatwhy.com about how German Shepherd Dogs have become physically degraded from years of transformative breeding. (http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/04/07/cruel-cost-extreme-dog-breeding/)