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March 4 2014

NO to Puppy Mills: YES to Ordinance Banning Pet Store Sales Dogs, Cats, Rabbits

Dogs, cats or rabbits will not longer be sold at pet stores, as the Chicago City Council Committee on Licensing and Consumer Protection unanimously approved the The Companion Animal and Consumer Protection ordinance,March 4, introduced by Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza and forwarded by the non-profit Puppy Mill Project. Among those who testified FOR the proposed…

February 28 2014

Best Dog Tricks on the Planet, Babette Haggerty

Babette Haggerty can jump through hoops, and teach your dog to do it too! On Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE as we talk about her most recent book, “The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet: 106 Amazing Things Your dog Can Do on Command.”   Babette agrees that most dogs never do reach their…

February 28 2014

Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed, Marc Bekoff

“We know that even fish have emotions,” says Marc Bekoff, author of “Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed: The Fascinating Science of Emotions, Friendship, and Conservation” (New World Library, New York, NY, 2013; $15.95). “We chose the (book’s) title because it’s an attention-getter. The title also makes the case that some explanations are not…

February 26 2014

Merrick Pet Food Decoding Your Dog

Merrick Pet Food gave away copies of “Decoding Your Dog,” authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, which I co-edited with Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. John Ciribassi. It was a virtual give-a-way on Facebook. Selected fans will also received copies of my ebooks, “Good Dog!” and “Good Cat!” The great Betty White wrote the…

February 26 2014

Cat Alarm Clock, Reader Questions Answered at Western Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV — These reader questions were answered by experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference, February 16-20. Q: One of our cats suffered with separation anxiety, leaving puddles on our shoes whenever we left the house. This problem was solved with the arrival of our little tomcat. The two now cuddle and groom one another,…

February 26 2014

Knauz Celebrates Decoding Your Dog

Kanuz Auto Park celebrated their 80th anniversary with me, signing copies of “Decoding Your Dog” which I co-edited and was authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists; adoptable pets from Save-A-Pet and the WGN Radio Fan Van was there too! And one person who heard about the event on WGN radio even purchased a…

February 25 2014

Decoding Dogs: Five Tips at Western Veterinary Conference

Decoding dogs, here are five tips with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz and myself. Together; we presented this talk, in conjunction with the book “Decoding Your Dog” authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, at Western States Veterinary Conference during sessions called WVC Live, Las Vegas on February 17. – Zen dogs – The…

February 22 2014

Knauz Celebrates Pets, Miss Meowsky and Steve Dale, with Hazel

Knauz Autopark is celebrating pets and pet adoption, Saturday February 22 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. It’s all a part of the Knauz 80th anniversary party. The WGN Fan van will be there (can you say free stuff?). I will be signing copies of “Decoding Your Dog” (authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists) while…

February 17 2014

Puppy Mill Dogs to be Banned from Chicago Pet Stores

Keep puppy mill puppies out of pet stores – that’s the essence of  the proposed ordinance called The Companion Animal and Consumer Protection ordinance, which will limit the retail sale of dogs and cats from pet stores to only animals sourced from government-run shelters (such as Chicago Animal Care and Control), nonprofit rescue organizations or…

February 17 2014

Walking the Dog Made Easier, Reader Question Answered

Q: My 30-pound dog pulls so hard on the leash that my arm is coming out of its socket. Aside from seeing a doctor about my arm, what can I do? — T.L., Las Vegas, NV A: “Equipment and training can help you to manage the situation,” says Karen-Pryor-certified dog trainer Marius Geykman, of Highland…

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