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R. K. Anderson, No One Stood as Tall in Veterinary Medicine

Few pet owners will recognize the name Dr. R.K. Anderson. Yet, your pet has benefited from his advocacy. A press release from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine called Anderson, who passed away October 19 at age 90, a “gentle giant” in the world of veterinary medicine. Though, giant isn’t a large enough…

Ceva "Keep the L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Express Tour 2012"

The Keep L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Tour kicks off in Chicago Saturday, August 11 at the south end of the Lincoln Park Zoo (Dr. Lester Fisher Drive at Cannon Drive), 10 am to 3 p.m. This free event will feature fun activities for pets and for their people, including an array of adoptable pets, behavior demos,…

Highlights from American Veterinary Medical Association Convention

Much of what’s here will take your behind-the-scenes of the great education conference – the American Veterinary Medical Association annual Convention, in San Diego, CA from August 3 to 7. Hundreds of continuing education activities were offered to veterinary professionals. And some of us did more….as you can see, including a 90th birthday party for…

Fireworks and Dogs

Not all dogs are patriotic. If your dog’s anxiety about fireworks is mild to moderate, one option is to simply close the windows, pump up some music and confine the pup  to a hiding place or a room as far from the big bangs as possible, such as the basement. Try distracting the dog with…

Blog Paws 2012

Who knew? A conference of pet bloggers, called Blog Paws 2012, held in Salt Lake City, June 21 to 23. Hundreds of pet bloggers and many others in the pet industry attended. The pet friendly Conference included an educational program, and entertainment. This year’s key note talks were from Betsy Saul, co-founder of Petfinder.com telling…

Cesar Millan's Dutch Response: Piep You, Steve Dale

I know I’ve been outspoken and publicly critical of Cesar Millan’s training methods (of course, I’m not alone). One example is here…..Still, there are many topics where I agree with Millan. As one example, I admire his support to elevate the status of Pit Bull type dogs. No matter, I believe I am civil and…

Your Dog Behavior Questions for 'Love Has No Age Limit' Co-Author, Patricia McConnell

Certified applied animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell answers selected reader questions this week. McConnell has written some of my favorite books about dogs, including “The Other End of the Leash” and “For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend.” Her most recent effort (with Karen London) is “Love Has No…

Pit Bull Shot by Chicago Off Duty Police Officer

These sorts of stories are difficult for me to post. I wasn’t there – I don’t know  what happened. It does seem like police officers – off duty or not – who are carrying a weapon might sometimes shoot first and ask questions later. Overall, I appreciate police officers, and don’t mean to make a…

The Hottest Dog Book Makes Good Sense

The hottest dog book is paws down John Bradshaw’s Dog Sense: Dog Sense: How The New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet.  My friend at WGN Radio, Bill Moller sent this along from an NPR interview. Bradshaw’s comments are a huge breath of Fresh Air!!! Bradshaw relies on…

IAABC Conference, Behavior Consultant Meeting

WARWICK, R.I. — The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants 2011 Conference April 1-3 was attended by over 300 dog, cat, parrot and horse behavior consultants. One headline from the event emerged from a speech by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman, director of the Behavior Clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton,…

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