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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Explaining Dog Behavior — and Misbehavior!

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (05-07-2016) #471: Dr. Tina Owen founded Hope Veterinary Clinic in Los Angeles while she was the chief of surgery at the VCA West Los Angeles Veterinary Hospital — and she was a pioneer in offering vet services to the pets of the homeless, a “pack of two”; Kim Kavin wrote THE DOG MERCHANTS: INSIDE THE BIG BUSINESS OF BREEDERS, PET STORES, AND RESCUERS to help us all understand “where puppies come from” and that we need to become conscious consumers; trainer and behaviorist Aly Delacoeur welcomes people to upload videos of their dogs at the website “Why Does My Dog?” where real dogs and real people get answers to real life questions about dog behavior –– and misbehavior!