DOG TALK, March 24, 2012

This week on Tracie Hotchner’s weekly DOG TALK® radio show and podcast:

  • Allison Denlea of Paws 4 Positive Training (the Official Trainer of the show) discusses the case of Martha B’s dog Eli — a rescue from Best Friends in Utah now living in Vermont — who is becoming aggressive around his cage and how his story can help all of us recognize and manage aggression issues.
  • Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, joins Tracie to defend and explain the random quotes floating in cyberspace attributed to him (like falsehoods that he doesn’t like pets and doesn’t think they should be allowed) and to unmask the devious entity behind the full page ads in the New York Times and elsewhere that bash the HSUS. Tracie invited Wayne because of a letter she received from Cindy questioning Tracie’s judgment about Wayne’s moral consistency on behalf of all animals — and to try to silence misinformed fanatics like “Zelda,” who send quasi-hysterical email blasts trashing the Humane Society of the United States.
  • Tracie urges everyone to get flea and tick prevention immediately as the season is starting early and with a vengeance. She recounts her own recent brush with a tick attached to her leg while her dogs have been totally tick-free thanks to vigilant year-round use of Vectra topical tick repellent and killer (links to the recent New York Times articles about the proliferation and staying power of these parasites are below).

About Tracie Hotchner

This is one of two radio shows by pet author and canine nutrition expert Tracie Hotchner, who also hosts CAT CHAT® every Wednesday on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius/XM Satellite. Tracie Hotchner is the author of The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know.

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