Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WPPB-Peconic Public Broadcasting, 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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Why Dogs Are Not Pack Animals

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-30-2019) #651: Featuring Marjie Alonso, Judy Korman, and Sue Pethick. Marjie Alonso, the Executive Director of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC I), corrects a common misconception by explaining how dogs are not pack animals and we are not their pack leaders; Dr. Judy Korman describes a new version of the Assisi Loop, the Calmer Canine; author Sue Pethick’s fun novel ALASKAN CATCH involves a Newfoundland and a romance that begins in a fish cannery.