The Harder-to-Train Dogs Known as “Primitive” Breeds

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-23-2020) #689: Featuring Tori Peterson, Kathleen Conlee, and Lisa Wysocki. Tracie finds out from trainer Tori Peterson that there are harder-to-train dogs known as “primitive” breeds, ancient breeds that evolved as guardians or hunters known for “serious dispositions” [like Akitas, Shiba Inu and other spitz breeds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Great Pyrenees, […]

New Mystery Novel The Finders features a Cadaver Detection Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-12-2020) #683: Featuring Jeffrey Burton, John Goodwin, and Kate Naito. Jeffrey Burton talks about his new mystery novel THE FINDERS, featuring a Golden Retriever cadaver detection dog; John Goodwin, senior director of the Humane Society of the United States’ Stop Puppy Mills Campaign discusses their most recent evaluation of the […]

Undercover Investigation of Mistreatment of “Dow Beagles”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-16-2019) #614: Featuring Kathleen Conlee, Dr. Sheila D’Arpino, and Mandy Evans. Kathleen Conlee, Vice-President of Animal Research Studies for the Humane Society of the United States, talks about their undercover investigation of the mistreatment of the “Dow Beagles,” showing the systemic cruelty and entirely unnecessary testing of dogs at one […]

Diet Pet Food for Obese Dogs & Cats

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-23-2017) #554: Dr. Ryan Tamka (who is a veterinary nutritionist with a doctorate in animal nutrition and board certified with the American College of Animal Science, as well as the American College of Human Nutrition), discusses obesity in cats and dogs and how diet pet foods work; Amy Nichols has […]

I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too!

I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too! I really cannot believe that I had forgotten all about the minor miracle that is Amazon Smile: if you shop on Amazon (is there anyone who does not?) you can have a life-saving, life-changing impact on any animal welfare group simply by shopping online! I had signed […]

Help End Dog Fighting in CA by Making it a Crime to Watch

Help End Dog Fighting in California by Making it a Crime to Watch I want to ask you to do one small thing to make the world a better place for dogs forced to fight each other in California. I’m going to guess that—like me—you thought dog fighting had been outlawed in the United States […]

Humane Talk #8002 (1/27/2014)

Humane Talk (1/27/2014) #8002: Tracie and Wayne talk about new federal legislation to crack down on puppy mills and discuss a rescued puppy mill dog recently adopted by a U.S. Congressman. In the 2nd half of the show, discussion turns to an important agreement between The HSUS and United Egg Producers to phase out barren […]

How To Train A Nervous Dog With A Little Help From Liv-A-Littles

Back in October, the Ad Council, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund® in partnership with Halo Pet Foundation, released an online video series called “Meet My Shelter Pet” to showcase the unique bonds between shelter pets and their adoptive owners and remind viewers that there are thousands of amazing shelter pets […]