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Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

By Tracie Hotchner

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This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 11 years with more than 550 consecutive shows from the NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting 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 Robinhood Radio in the Berkshires and Radio Cobleskill in upstate New York. 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.

Customer Reviews

Entertaining, interesting and annoying at the same time

Hotchner is super-opinionated, so she's fun to listen to. But sometimes her opinions can grate on the nerves, especially when she talks more than the great guests she has on. She sometimes openly disagrees with vets she has on (her actual credentials are murky) especially when it comes to what to feed a dog. She insists all kibble, no matter how high quality, is bad as a main food. I know plenty of experts who think that's bunk. If, like anything else, you take her ideas and put them into the mix, then make your own decisions, the podcast is lively and entertaining. And she does seem to care a lot about about the welfare of dogs.


I listened to the first 30 of these and then unsubscribed. You could listen to one and get the gist. The rest are all the same. There is not really much info on training or behavior. Mostly the show covers health. Her answer to all health problems is the axe she has to grind on food. I got sick of her going on and on about food. She disagrees with her well credentialed guests that they aren't as "researched" as her -- but fails to back up any of her opinions. I don't know what to believe when I don't get the proof and all I get is info from someone who "wrote a book." Speaking of her book - she will mention it about 50 times each show. Don't get me wrong -- I REALLY liked her at first. It just wears on you. Try "naughtius maximus"

Interesting and informative

Yes, she is opinionated, but she is very informative. The podcast is fun to listen to and informative to boot. The information that is given is from experts. You can lear n about anything, from basic training to basic care. However, the podcast should be under training, not comedy. There is no jazz painist on the show! There is an astounding breadth of info presented. For example, If you are interested in learning about canine nutrition and what to look for in dog food, or if you are interested in how dogs are trained for search and rescue or police work or If you are interested in Canine health or getting expert veterinary advice on everything from diarrhea to diabetes or if you wondered how to get started in dog or agility shows, etc this is the podcast for you.