Articles: dog behavior

John O’Hurley on WGN Radio: Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina

I kick off my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show with John O’Hurley, one half of today’s broadcast team of the Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina, seen today – Easter Sunday – on NBC, 1 PM ET, Noon CT, 10 AM PT. Listen HERE as O’Hurley tells me why he’s talking to…

Dog Dudes Remove Video

Is it a coincidence that immediately after I criticize training methods in my blog post used by hopeful Canadian TV stars wannabees known as  The Dog Dudes, they removed one of the two videos I posted? In that blog post, I quote what the Dog Dudes said in their promo reel, “By observing and studying…

Laura Monaco Torelli on Puppy Training and Clicker Training

Laura Monaco Torelli is a queen of the clicker, and speaks around the world about dog training and puppy training. Here, she speaks on my show, Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. Laura describes what you do first – the first thing you do regarding puppy training. Laura discusses some pro’s and con’s of…

Netherlands to Ban Use of Shock Collars

The Netherlands will ban the use of shock collars or electronic collars (e-collars) on dogs from, strongly supported by Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality announced, according to a RTL Nieuws and the Telegraaf report.  The collar ban applies to individual dog owners as well as qualified dog trainers. Those who still…

Dog Bite Prevention Week

No one knows how many dog bites there are a year. Some suggest that number is rising, even calling the situation an epidemic. The American Veterinary Medical Association and U.S. Postal Service with State Farm Insurance are together partnering to support Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 7 to 13. Numbers vary on just how many…

Don’t Believe the Hype: Dogs are Not Wolves

Of course, dogs evolved from wolves, but it’s definitely not as advertised. Dogs evolved from a wolf species circa 40,000 years ago. And that species is long gone. Dogs-wolves – not sure what to call them when they were in the process of evolving – actually hunted in tandem with Cro-Magnon men. And it turns…

Malamute May Miss Her Friend

Q: “We had two dogs one 13 and the other 11 years. They never played together. Their only interaction was aggressive. Due to illness, needed to euthanize the 13-year-old dog. Since that day, our other dog, Nadzia, a Malamute, has developed separation anxiety. Whenever we leave, Nadzia howls. It occurred to us that this is…

At What Cost Is Saving Dogs Acceptable?

At what cost do you save a life? Or is that not even the right question to ask? What motivates this piece is a local dog trainer, near where I live, who was recently “outed” for alleged use of aversive methods to save lives. That in itself sounds like a contradiction doesn’t it? When animal…

Explaining the Tragic Fire which Killed 30 Dogs on WGN Radio

Thirty dogs died in a tragic fire on January 14 at Bully Life Animal Services (formerly D and D Kennels),  2N442 County Farm Road, West Chicago. Listen to the kennel operator Garrett Mercado on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio.  Garrett describes what happened: He took his car to help a friend.  When he arrived back…

Pet Resolutions for 2019

Here are nine messages I resolve to attempt to communicate – pet resolutions for 2019: Fear Free Fear Free began as an initiative to certify veterinary professionals to implement methods to limit fear, anxiety and stress that pets (and as a result their people) feel during veterinary visits. The impact continues to be so profound…

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