DOG TALK, Aug. 24, 2012

This week on Tracie Hotchner’s weekly DOG TALK® radio show and podcast: Melissa Crichton is an experienced dog trainer and licensed psychotherapist in the Metropolitan Denver area ( She focuses on dog behavioral problems around anxiety issues, with both dogs and family members since human anxiety can be triggered by—and also worsen—canine anxiety. She discusses […]

DOG TALK, June 16, 2012

This week on Tracie Hotchner’s weekly DOG TALK® radio show and podcast: Janine Roberts from Insect Shield explains how their technology (used in clothing) gives people the protection against ticks and many other parasites (the way Vectra 3D does for dogs) and that the canine eye-protector company, Doggles, has incorporated Insect Shield into canine products. […]

DOG TALK, Jan. 14, 2012

From thunderstorms to The Honest Kitchen, Tracie Hotchner has a full plate in this week’s DOG TALK® radio show. On this week’s show: Kimberly from the Anxiety Wrap company explains that the scientific torso compression (based on Temple Grandin’s work). Acupressure points in the design of the Anxiety Wrap are what has given so much […]

Easing Anxiety

Whether it’s caused by thunder, fireworks, or “Trick or Treat” cries at the door, life can bring about anxiety for some dogs. But you can help your dog both with products specially designed to diminish anxiety and with actions to help calm and distract your dog during these stressful situations. Susan Sharpe, APDT, CPDT, and […]

Helping Your Dog During Thunderstorms

Many dogs have anxiety about thunderstorms, one that can not only make storms unpleasant for them but can cause severe anxiety that can lead to damage to your house and injury to your dog. We know firsthand; our late Australian cattle dog, Alby, had a terrible fear of thunderstorms and it was awful to see […]