Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many with dog health information, dog and puppy training advice, and help in living harmoniously with your cat. This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 12 years with more than 585 consecutive shows from its originating NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting – WPPB 88.3 FM – in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the local public radio stations: WHDD Robinhood Radio 91.9 FM, Sharon, Connecticut WCSQ-LP Radio Cobleskill 105.9 FM Cobleskill, New York Global Community Radio WRAQ 92.7 FM Angelica, New York KIEZ 106.7 FM Monroe, Louisiana KFZR 93.3 FM Frazier Park, California KLQS 96.7 FM Agua Dulce, California KAKU 88,5 FM Kahilui/Maui, Hawaii

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Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (08-13-2016) #485: Cassie Boness is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has been doing research on the legal and ethical issues of whether psychologists should be certifying emotional support animals; Frans de Waal’s book ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE? received high praise in the New York Times and is a challenge to what he calls the “anthro-deniers —- the killjoys who don’t want to acknowledge what we have in common with animals;” Dr. Chris Blazina’s book WHEN MAN MEETS DOG: WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DOG MAKES, describes how a dog can be a safe bond, often more than humans, and how his dog Kelsey is his “portable family.”