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CATS RULE! Announcing the launch of the NY CAT FILM FESTIVAL!

The day has finally come when all you patient, pleasantly persistent feline advocates, who have been asking “But what about the kitties up on the big screen?” are going to get your very own NY Cat Film Festival! This new … Continue reading

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Good News for Pets and Nifty Prizes in a Special Contest Beginning April 4th Midnight ET!

On the most recent Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!) I interviewed Lea-Ann Germinder, founder of GoodNewsforPets.com—an outstanding news outlet with great articles focused pets—and the NYC communications firm Germinder & Associates. I am delighted that the NY Dog Film Festival … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary from DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!) As It Reaches Its 500th Show!

This past weekend the 500th show of Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) aired on Peconic Public Broadcasting – over 9 years of consecutive weekly shows celebrating the human-animal bond in all its permutations. It has been a pleasure and a … Continue reading

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Stray Gardens: Photographer Julie McGuire on Dog Talk

When British-born photographer Julie McGuire moved to India 11 years ago, she was shocked to find some 250,000 stray dogs living on the streets of Bangalore. The melee of homeless hounds inspired her to focus on a long-term project documenting … Continue reading

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Do You Have to Bribe Your Dog? Or Do You Reward Her?

There’s a general misunderstanding floating around about what “positive reinforcement” means in training, and the use of food rewards that often accompanies it. There are some “old fashioned” trainers who dismiss reward-based learning concepts as being “bribery” and think a … Continue reading

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