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September 15 2020

Dominance Dog Training, Absolutely Makes NO Sense

Back at the height of Cesar “the Dog Whisperer” Millan’s popularity, I quickly realized his dominance dog training techniques are potentially be dangerous if others truly follow that advice, ultimately causing more harm than good. On the Board of Directors of the American Humane Association, we negotiated with the National Geographic Channel to create warnings…

July 19 2020

Finally Chicago Closing a Loophole so No Dogs, Cats or Rabbits are Sold at Pet Stores; Also Enriching Cat Lives

Because of puppy mills, over 355 cities and many counties have now banned the sales of dogs and cats (and also rabbits in some cities) at pet stores. Cari Meyers, founder of the Puppy Mill Project and Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States Marc Ayers join me HERE on my Steve…

July 12 2020

Chicago Shelter Scene Now; Decoding Your Cat and Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills

Listen HERE to this week’s Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio show with Emily Klehm, CEO of South Suburban Humane Society describes not only what’s going on at her shelter but also talking about the overall Chicago shelter scene – and so far, so great. Adoptions and fosters remain way up. Klehm comments on…

June 3 2020

Stay Present with Your Dog; Decoding Your Cat

Beginning Steve Dale’s Pet World with Dr. Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer of the American Animal Hospital Association discusses those dogs who might do too much too fast when the weather warms HERE on WGN radio. Now, when it gets really hot out the dogs Dr. Loenser is most concerned about are the braceophallic dogs…

April 23 2020

Talking Cats: Decoding Your Cat with Dr. Meghan Herron

Some say the task is absolutely impossible, even Sherlock Holmes wouldn’t be able to decode cats. If anyone can decode cats, it’s the combined efforts of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Following the top-selling and critical acclaim of Decoding Your Dog, finally Decoding Your Cat is available (pre-order on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com) and is…

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…

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