Teens in Foster Care Join Austin Pets Alive!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-26-2022) #811A: Alexis Telfair-Garcia (the Social Work Program Development Manager at Austin Pets Alive!) has a unique role of bridging support for companion animals and their people, who may face challenges like homelessness, unemployment, cost of veterinary care, mental illness, and hospitalization. In addition they are spearheading a new internship […]

The Boy and the Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-05-2022) #808A: Alison Watts, translator from the Japanese for Seishu Hase’s novel “The Boy and the Dog,” talks about the challenges of interpreting another person’s writing, especially from one culture to another. In this case, the profound human-animal bond theme of this allegorical novel supersedes differences in language or culture. […]

Pets are “Vehicles of Redemption” for Unsheltered People

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-27-2022) #768: Featuring Dr. Katherine Compitus, Dr. Loretta Potts, and Leslie Gang. Dr. Kathy Compitus, a psychologist who lectures at New York University, talks about her book The Human-Animal Bond in Clinical Social Work Practice, and her dedication to working on behalf of people who are undomiciled living with their […]

The 40-Year Evolution of Dog Training

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-06-2020) #704: Featuring Steven Applebaum, Mark Cushing, and Bassel Abou Fakher. Steven Applebaum, CEO of the Animal Behavior College, talks about the evolution in dog training over the 40 years he has been in the business; Mark Cushing discusses how the concept of “the human-animal bond” began in America and […]

Diet Recommendation for Carb-Addicted Cat

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-16-2020) #688: Featuring Tracie & JoAnn, Brandon Werber, and Lisa Lunghofer. Tracie talks to JoAnn in Olympia WA, who has a carb-addicted, food-thieving cat, Levi — which Tracie explains is caused by feeding dry food, or “kitty crack,” recommending getting Levi on wet food only, preferably Weruva; Brandon Werber introduces […]

How Service Dogs Lower Levels of PTSD Symptomology

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-24-2018) #564: Pet radio star Steve Dale talks about being on the board of the WINN Feline Foundation — which for 50 years has funded research into cat health problems — and how they are now the national beneficiary of the NY Cat Film Festival as it travels the country; […]

Happy Anniversary from DOG TALK on its 500th show!

Happy Anniversary from DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!) as it reaches its 500th show! Last weekend the 500th show of Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) aired on Peconic Public Broadcasting — over 9 years of consecutive weekly shows celebrating the human-animal bond in all its permutations. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to […]

Human-Animal Bond with Goats

The Bond (08-03-2015) #0006: How about a goat for a pal? Lee Zasloff researches the human-animal bond and has been studying the connections people have with goats (to learn more, go to www.myanimalconnections.com); Sarah Wilson picks up the thread of non-canine bonds with people and explains that The Bond with any animal is vital to […]

Canine-Human Exercise Classes

Dog Talk (05-09-2015) #420: In Madison, Wisconsin people can take a canine-human exercise class together at Dog Face www.dogfacepet.com — to experience yet another aspect of the human-animal bond; Matthew Algeo’s book ABE & FIDO discovers the remarkably forward-thinking attitude Abraham Lincoln had about animals, and especially his own dog Fido, whose name became a […]

Expectations: Men vs. Women in Canine Relationships

The Bond (03-23-2015) #1: Introducing Sarah Wilson, “dog expert,” whose M.A. in the human-animal bond and 25 years experience training people and their dogs make her especially suited to discuss the fascinating aspects of people’s attachment to their dogs — and social expectations being different for men and women in those canine relationships. MP3 Audio […]