DOG TALK, Jan. 19, 2013

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

  • Dr. Brian Hare is the director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center and associate professor in evolutionary anthropology at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, a division of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences at Duke University — he announces the launch of, an interactive online experience for dog owners to assess their own dog’s intelligence and participate in a larger study of just how smart dogs really are.
  • Mary Ellen, a listener whose Doberman had such bad skin allergies that she had considered putting him out of his misery, gives a personal testimonial about how Doggy GOO literally saved his life.
  • Artist and photographer Arne Svenson talks about his mind-bending photos of kittens against fascinating backdrops in his book STRAYS, which is in a signed limited edition that can be purchsed only from the publisher,, with a donation going to the cat rescue that supplied the “kitten models” (one of which Arne adopted!)


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This is one of two radio shows by pet author and canine nutrition expert Tracie Hotchner. 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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