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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Training, Guidelines Needed for Emotional Support Animals

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-05-2017) #536: Priscilla Clark from the Connecticut Humane Society talks about their challenges and triumphs; University of Missouri researcher Cassie Boness discusses the lack of training and requirements for emotional support animals — no obedience, no health requirements (vaccinations, etc) total lack of guidelines and much abuse by people claiming they need an Emotional Support Animal (ESA); Blake Kuhre & his wife Adrienne founded the Furry Foundation to save cats in Los Angeles and they made a film about the Buenos Aires cemetery that is home to generations of community cats — a film that will be kicking off the 1st Annual NY Cat Film Festival.