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March 8 2020

Pucks and Paws and Decoding Your Cat

Pucks and Paws is a celebration of the Rockford Ice Hogs and pet adoption. How can I not love that? Listen HERE to my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Mike Peck, business operations manager of the Ice Hogs. Rockford, as a Blackhawks minor league team, has provided nearly 100 players for the major…

March 2 2020

Dr. Karen Overall on How We Can Create Aggression by the Way We Walk Dogs

Are we walking dogs correctly, and reading what they are telling us? On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, legendary veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall says “no” We force our dogs sometimes to be in situations which they have no choice, as other dogs they don’t know get into their space. And once…

February 5 2020

Naperville, IL Does It! Bans Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

It’s happening all over the country, and now Naperville, IL has now banned the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores because of where these animals are sourced, as NO responsible breeder ever sells to a pet store. The subject has been brought up previously, dating back to 2014; the final vote was narrow,…

December 25 2019

Merry Christmas to Me: Decoding Your Cat Arrives!

It’s the best Christmas gift ever; my advance copy of Decoding Your Cat, authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists just arrived. You can order your advance copy too! I suppose I do take credit for this all beginning. The concept for this collaborative book idea was hatched at the Western Veterinary…

November 18 2019

Rare Chance to Chat with Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall on Twitter

Participating in the North American Veterinary Community Institute with boarded veterinary behaviorists Dr. Kersti Seksel (who turned me on to kitten socialization classes) and Dr. Karen Overall was the greatest learning experience I’ve ever had. And Dr. Overall is hand-down the best teacher I’ve ever had. Dr. Overall also participated in the book Decoding Your…

June 4 2019

Humane Approach to Thunderstorm Anxiety

Thunderstorm anxiety is huge issue for many, and with all the rain we’re having I can’t imagine a more relevant interview. I speak on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with veterinary behaviorist and co-editor of Decoding Your Dog, Dr. Debbie Horwitz. Horwitz points out that if your dog is anxious about storms…

December 21 2018

Decoding Your Dog for Christmas

Just a couple of years ago, most people didn’t know veterinary behaviorists even exists as a specialty in veterinary medicine. Veterinary behaviorists are specialists just as veterinary cardiologists or veterinary oncologists are – but I argue they may save more lives, though there are fewer than 85 boarded behaviorists in the U.S. far less than…
Steve Dale on National Dog Show Presented by Purina

November 19 2018

Dog Thanking from Purina and Decoding Fearful Dogs on WGN Radio

On Steve Dale’s Pet World, I begin HERE by chatting about how I just returned from the taping of the National Dog Show presented by Purina, the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. I had the opportunity to chat on two different facebook live broadcasts and discuss #dogthanking. *National Dog Show announcers David Frei and John O’Hurley.…

December 11 2017

Decoding Your Dog: Best Gift for Dog Lovers

I bet veterinary behaviorists save more pets than even the most talented surgeons. Kicking off the 12 pet books of Christmas is my own book, called Decoding Your Dog, which I co-edited with Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. John Ciribassi, and members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists authored. Veterinary behaviorists tend to see…

December 6 2016

Veterinary Behaviorists, Decoding Your Dog

I bet veterinary behaviorists save more pets than even the most talented surgeons. Veterinary behaviorists tend to see the worst of the worst cases, like dogs jumping out of windows when owners leave for the office, or cat owners living in smelly homes because a cat just can’t aim accurately into the litter box. By…

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