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September 28 2020

French Bulldogs Return to Jordan on Hold: For Now

Here’s the latest alert from counsel for Chicago French Bulldog Rescue which was released late last night: “Out of ongoing concern by Chicago French Bulldog Rescue for the health and welfare of the 15 puppies rescued from a warehouse at O’Hare International Airport, I have informed all relevant agencies of the government and Royal Jordanian…

September 25 2020

French Bulldogs at O’Hare Airport Turns Out to be a Russian Ruse

The story of 30 dogs, mostly French Bulldogs, that landed on Royal Jordanian Airlines at O’Hare Airport in Chicago and were hidden in a warehouse without food or water for days just got crazier. It turns out that, according Mary Scheffke, founder/president Chicago French Bulldog Rescue, that these dogs were a part of a Russian…

September 24 2020

Help Save French Bulldogs Left to Die

What wrong with our once stellar Center for Disease Control and Prevention? Not paying attention or for whatever reasons, the CDC and other Federal Agencies allowed dogs to come into the country that should have been turned back. You can read the details of the story here, but then all but two dogs were hidden…

September 21 2020

Bonking Dog Trainer Jeff Gellman Turned Away

Using kindness to teach dogs wins out. By viewing his own videos it’s clear that Rhode Island-based dog trainer Jeff Gellman is abusive. Gellman was scheduled to appear at Bark Avenue Daycamp in Bartlett, IL. Oct 3-Oct.4. A core group and many other voices (thousands) participated in social media to impact change, and Bark Avenue…

September 21 2020

Ban Dog Trainer Gellman

How far can a dog trainer go? According to Facebook posts dog trainer Jeff Gellman of Solid K9 Training, Providence, RI has been essentially banned from giving seminars in some nations and cities because he’s downright abusive. Watch videos and decide for yourself. Dog trainers have many views on what is the right way to…

September 16 2020

Aversive Dog Trainer and E-Collar Fan Coming to Chicago Area

I have received many comments (appropriately so) asking what to do about trainers who use clearly abusive techniques like those seen in this video by trainer Jeff Gellman (see post and video below). Living in Chicago, I was notified that Gellman is scheduled present a seminar in suburban Bartlett. Does Chicago want to see this…

September 16 2020

Identifying Animal Abuse for What It Is

Dogs are now overwhelmingly considered family members. Tragically, that doesn’t stop some from bullying, doesn’t stop some from mental or physical abuse. In my view this is never an explanation for “saving” an animal since we KNOW there are other ways to communicate with dogs and to change behavior using various positive reinforcement techniques. I…

August 24 2020

Petland Manager Guilty of Animal Cruelty

The former Fairfax Petland manager Kareem Koshok accused of animal abuse pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and three charges of failure to provide adequate care on August 20. Over 350 cities and several counties as well as California, Maine and Maryland have bans on sales of dogs and cats at pet stores, and many have…

August 17 2020

North Korea Mandates Residents Give Up Their Pet Dogs for Dog Meat

Any news coming out of North Korea is suspect. Remember when it was reported earlier this year that Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un had died (which he had not).  But according to a wide variety of international sources, the North Korean dictator has now declared that pet dogs are a symbol of capitalist ‘decadence’ and ordered…

July 6 2020

Amy Cooper is Not Charged for Animal Cruelty, but Charged for Filing a False Police Report

When bird watcher Christian Cooper asked Amy Cooper (no relation) to leash her American Cocker Spaniel in Central Park in New York City, she launched into an adrenaline-filled rant which was witnessed by millions coast to coast in late May. Ms. Cooper phoned police screaming and erroneously pleading, “An African American  man, who is recording me,…

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