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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Importance of Environment in Lives of Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-17-2016) #503: Melissa McCue-McGrath talks about how environment matters in whether a dog has a successful life with you in her book CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE CITY DOG, and explains how “noise sensitive” dogs don’t belong in an urban setting and why, surprisingly, Greyhounds can be the best city dogs; Heather Green describes her journey into TNR and how it changed her life (and that of the kitties she trapped/neutered/returned!) in her book TO CATCH A CAT: HOW THREE STRAY KITTENS RESCUED ME; Julie Forbes — a dog trainer and radio producer host of “The Dog Show” in Seattle (where Tracie had the pleasure of meeting her at the NY Dog Film Festival there — discusses how working with a dog is a parental role, balancing our masculine and feminine aspects.