Would Dogs Love a World Without Humans?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-21-2021) #754: Featuring Marc Bekoff, and Priscilla Dean. Tracie is fascinated by the premise behind a new book, A Dog’s World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World Without Humans and discusses some of the ideas of who and what dogs would be if people “just disappeared” with Marc […]

Yes, Your Dog Does Feel Jealousy!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-06-2021) #730: Featuring Amalia Bastos, Marc Bekoff, and Pam Norris. Amalia Bastos speaks from the laboratory in New Zealand where she is studying a rare parrot, to discuss her study about dog jealousy and the new discovery that dogs can imagine something they cannot actually see; Marc Bekoff discusses the […]

Do Dogs Know They’re Dying?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-07-2021) #717: Featuring Dr. Meghan Herron, Marc Bekoff, and Steve Carino. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Meghan Herron discusses purebred cats and how they are different from our regular domestic short hair kitties from her book, Decoding Your Cat; Marc Bekoff discusses his article for Psychology Today, “Do Dogs Know They Are […]

Author Diane Kelly Discusses Bending the Paw & Paw of the Jungle

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-01-2020) #699: Featuring Diane Kelly, Marc Bekoff, and Stefani Cohen. Diane Kelly talks about the newest novels in her multi-book Paw Enforcement series: Bending the Paw and Paw of the Jungle; Marc Bekoff, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses his article “Why […]

What Do Dogs Know & Feel About Death & Dying?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-28-2020) #681 Featuring Marc Bekoff, Sherri Franklin, and Nathaniel Fields. Marc Bekoff discusses his recent Psychology Today article “What Do Dogs Know and Feel About Death and Dying?” and Tracie recounts her personal experiences; Sherri Franklin, the Founder of Muttville senior dog rescue in San Francisco, talks about adjustments to […]

What Love Actually Means to Our Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-22-2020) #664: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Leslie Shephard, and Nina Wertan. Marc Bekoff talks about love, and what it actually means to our dogs, from his Psychology Today article titled DOGS ARE NOT LOVE MUFFINS; Leslie Shephard, Director of Puppy Raising Services for Southeastern Guide Dogs, discusses their need for more […]

Are Dogs Really Pack Animals?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-25-2020) #659: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Eric O’Grey, and Brooks Bradbury. Marc Bekoff has studied dogs “forever” and one of his Psychology Today articles looks at the question of whether dogs are actually pack animals or whether, left to themselves, there really is a pack or the concept of an “alpha” […]

New York Poised to Become First State to Ban Declawing

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-08-2019) #626: Featuring Linda Rosenthal, Marc Bekoff, and Rich Kelleman. NY State Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (Democrat, Manhattan) discusses how the New York Assembly and Senate overwhelmingly passed the anti-declaw bills, A1303 (L Rosenthal) and S5532 (Gianaris) which, when signed by Governor Cuomo, will become law effective immediately; Marc Bekoff discusses […]

Do Dogs Know They are Dying?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-06-2019) #617: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Dr. Lindsay Butzer, and Sarah Lillard. Marc Bekoff discusses his essay about dogs and death in “Do Dogs Know They are Dying – and What Do other Dogs Know?””; Dr. Lindsay Butzer practices in Boca Raton where half of her 20 appointments a day have […]

Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage

Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had a longtime friend who won the equivalent of a Nobel Prize? Suppose you had an old pal whom you’d lived through decades of life alongside — knowing each others’ men and horses […]