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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Following Puppies Destined to Become Guide Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-18-2018) #584: Featuring Dr. Jenny Conrad, Dana Nachman, and Marc Bekoff Dr. Jenny Conrad talks about her continuing dedication to the anti-declawing nonprofit group she founded, The Paw Project [pawproject.org/], and the fallacy of a new drug being promoted by some veterinarians that supposedly makes declawing “painless”; Dana Nachman co-directed the about-to-be-released movie “Pick of the Litter” [pickofthelittermovie.com/] with Don Hardy and she talks about the joys and challenges of following a litter of specially-bred puppies destined to become guide dogs for the blind — and which ones will succeed (take a peek at the trailer: dropbox.com/s/axvw1mkfsdc3245/PickOfTheLitter_InternetTrailer_Stereo_2398_R1.mov?dl=0]; Marc Bekoff discusses the false assumptions people have about dog play and dog parks — and how “rough” play is normal and nothing to fear (since a formal study showed that rough play escalated into aggression only 2% of the time — his advice is to stand back and let them be dogs!