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May 23 2014

Dog Chewed It: Decoding Your Dog

Dog behavior is the subject of  “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones,” authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, and edited by myself, and veterinary behaviorists Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. John Ciribassi. Katie Jones told me that her dog…

May 22 2014

Behaviorist Answers Dog Behavior Questions; Editor Decoding Your Dog

These reader questions about about “dogs with issues” were answered by Dr. John Ciribassi, a veterinary behaviorist in the Chicago area, and co-editor (with Dr. Debra Horwitz and myself) of “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY,…

May 17 2014

Camp Dogwood, Encouraging the Bond and Doggone Fun

Camp Dogwood co-founder Dave Eisendrath  talks with me on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio about this unique camp for dogs and their people; listen HERE, The next camp is May 30 through june 2. There’s so much to do at camp….Swimming (for dogs), agility classes, book club meets to talk about the book…

May 12 2014

Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs, HouseSmarts-TV

Thunderstorm anxiety is a common problem in dogs….It’s ironic that the night this aired on HouseSmarts with Lou Manfredini , at least in Chicago, there was a thunderstorm. I offer a pawful of solutions, including Adaptil, and products like the ThunderShirt, even distracting the dog with lovely music and food dispensing toys. There’s much more found…

May 3 2014

Pet Health Expo

Pet Health Expo on Sunday April 27, at Canine Crews, 1616 N. Washtenaw Avenue. I signed copies of  “Decoding Your Dog,” with co-editor veterinary behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi. The book was authored  by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. The event co-sponsored byChicago Canine Concierge and Canine Crews, as well as Integrative Pet Care and Your Pet’s Wellness. Rescue sponsors were One Tail…

April 26 2014

Pet Health Expo in Chicago

Pet Health Expo is Sunday April 27, and another chance to have me sign your copy of “Decoding Your Dog,” which you can purchase at the event., or to have co-editor veterinary behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi sign a copy of this book authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. I will be…

April 25 2014

Karen Overall Answers, Decoding Dogs

This week, your questions are answered by renowned veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall, the Philadelphia, PA-based contributing author to “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014; $27). Overall is also the author of a far more…

April 14 2014

Tony La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation

Tony LaRussa will be inducted into baseball Hall of Fame this summer. I goofed – but I didn’t….it appears I did. Let me explain. Before the cameras began to roll we spoke about the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White-Sox; he managed both clubs. Then I mentioned the Oakland A’s here.  As manager, he won…

April 12 2014

Dogs with Old Man Faces

Tom Cohen, author of “Dogs with Old Man Faces: Portraits of Croctchety Canines” talks about dogs with mugs weathered by experience and wisdom. Listen HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, as Tom talks about dogs with their ‘AARF Cards.’ Tom says aside from amazing photography, he wanted to raise awareness about senior dogs, many available for…

April 9 2014

Car Sick Dog to Grandma's House

Q: Grandma lives three states away. We plan to visit her this summer and would like to take Sadie along. Unfortunately, Sadie gets sick in the car. She’s excited when we say, “Let’s go for a ride,” but the moment she gets in the car, she pants, drools, whines and sometimes gets sick to her…

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