Articles: dog behavior

What's Your Dog Really Saying? McConnell Speaks

“Because we’ve lived with dogs for thousands of years, and because we think we understand dogs doesn’t mean we really do understand dogs,” begins certified applied animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell in her talk to a mixed house of both the general public and canine professionals at a fund raiser July 11 at the Anti Cruelty…

2,000 Pet Blog Posts from Steve Dale

2,000 Steve Dale’s Pet World blog posts is a lot in 30 months. By my count that’s about 66 1/2 posts each month, averaging over two posts daily. And I’ve only just begun!  What’s most important, are you – my readers….thousands and thousands see posts each month. I’ve received 3,141 comments. Most are worthy, a…

McConnell Talks Dog Behavior

Dr. Patricia McConnell appeared on July 11 at the Anti Cruelty Society. She spoke about communication gaps between people and their canine best friends. After we hug. We’re primates. Dogs can bite one another in play, but people rarely play that way (and if they do – they may be arrested). She spoke in detail…

Dominant German Shepherd Dog?

Q: Our German Shepherd will sit next to my husband while he eats or watches TV, with his ears back, snarling and whining. Why? She never does this with me. Does she want more attention, or is she trying to dominate him? — C.B., Cyberspace A: It’s very possible your dog is seeking attention. However,…

Dog Behavior 101, Patricia McConnell

Dr. Patricia McConnell is superb at answering questions from listeners and helping pets as you can HEAR from her appearance on Steve Dale’s Pet World (click here to listen), WGN Radio. Calls include why not use a shock collar (as someone else suggested) for the dog who barks crazily at golf carts. Another caller’s issue is that…

Vicki Santo on Dogs Detecting Diabetes; Dogs on the Lake; Patricia McConnell: Steve Dale's Pet World

Ron Santo appeared a few times with me on WGN Radio. The first time he simply called in like everyone else to ask about “My dog who doesn’t like me?” Can you imagine anyone not liking Ron Santo? His dog Joker, who has since passed away, had quite the complicated relationship with the Cubs’ legend.…

BlogPaws Experts Answer Reader Pet Questions

TYSON’S CORNER, VA — These selected questions were answered by experts attending the BlogPaws Conference 2013 here May 16-18. Over 500 pet bloggers and writers gathered to learn more about using social media to educate pet owners. Q: My 1-year-old Dachshund is lovable, but won’t stop peeing in the house, no matter how many times…

Music Matter To Dogs? We Find Out Live on WGN Radio

What kind of music does your dog like? Lisen HERE from Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio with dog trainer Julie Dorsey-Oskerka and musician Lesley Spencer say the right kind of music can help to relax an anxious dog, and help when it comes to introducing a newly adopted puppy or adult dog into…

Music Soothes Puppies

“A Sound Beginning” is the way which it always start off for a puppy. But how do you do that? This afternoon on Steve Dale’s Pet World, 1 pm.. CDT on WGN Radio, 720 AM (on June 1) – the answers are offered by co-authors, dog trainer Julie Dorsey-Oskerka and musician Lesley-Spencer….Musician because they both…

Victoria Stilwell's Advice: 'Train Your Dog Positively'

“If I, say, put a shock collar on a child, people would look at me with horror,” says Victoria Stilwell, host of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog.” “But dogs feel pain just as we do and have the same emotions we do. I think it’s equally as abusive to use shock collars on…

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