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January 30 2014

Anti Cruelty Celebrates Decoding Your Dog

Kicking off their 115th year, the Anti Cruelty Society celebrated “Decoding Your Dog,” a book which I co-edited with veterinary behaviorists Dr. Debra Horwitz (in St. Louis) and our own Dr. John Ciribassi. I spoke about the importance of environmental enrichment,how to keep our pets busy when we’re not around – and why enriching their…

January 29 2014

Pet Supplies Plus Book Signing "Decoding Your Dog"

Pet Supplies Plus Naperville South (2747 Forgue  Dr. Rt. 59 and 93rd St.) hosted a book signing for “Decoding Your Dog” on January 25. I co-edited the book with Chicago area veterinary behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi and Dr. Debra Horwitz, who is in St. Louis, authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. This…

January 24 2014

Dog Eating Frozen Poop

Q: What should I do about my dog who, at the age of 8, has suddenly decided that she likes to eat the frozen poop of other dogs? — B.N., St. Paul, MN A: His entire life, my brother-in-law said he didn’t care for lobster. In a weak moment, he recently admitted that he’d never…

January 22 2014

Paul Lisnek Knows About Decoding Your Dog, Anti Cruelty's 115th

Paul Lisnek interviews Nadine Wamsley about the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago on CLTV at around Christmas, celebrating what Chicago’s oldest shelter does moving into their 115th year. Also mentioned, the book signing for Decoding Your Dog, authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. I am an editor and so is Chicago area-based veterinary…

January 17 2014

Decoding Your Dog: American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Decoding Your Dog, authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists covers everything you might want to know about dog behavior….including the best way to train dogs, what to do to prevent an array of behavioral issues and what to do about them if they do occur, such as separation anxiety.  The book covers everything…

January 14 2014

Decoding Your Dog at Pet Supplies Plus in Naperville

Decoding Your Dog book signing, a conversation with co-editors Dr. John Ciribassi and myself, Saturday January 25 in Naperville at Pet Supplies Plus (Rt. 59 and 93rd St,.2747 Forgue Drive), 1 to 3 p.m. Stop and say ‘hi! ‘ This is not a formal event – come by and bring your dog. Dr. Ciribassi and…

January 13 2014

Steve Dale with Bill Moller talks about Decoding Your Dog, Check Ups for Pets, Cost of Veterinary Medicine

“Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” book signing is what I began to talk about  with Bill Moller, WGN radio, Listen HERE. “Decoding Your Dog” is authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, I edited the book with Dr.John Ciribiassi and Dr. Debra…

January 12 2014

Decoding Your Dog, More Valuable Than Chew Toys in "This Enriching Volume"

Ranny Green, a member of the Dog Writer’s Association of America Hall of Fame, and nationally known pet writer reviewed Decoding Your Dog for the Seattle Kennel Club. Here’s his review: Decoding Your Dog,” edited by Drs. Debra Horwitz and John Ciribassi, with Steve Dale. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $27. If you passed on the glitzy…

January 8 2014

Dog Behavior Questions Answered, Decoding Your Dog

These reader questions about dog behavior were answered by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz in St. Louis, MO, an editor (with Dr. John Ciribassi and myself) of “Decoding Your Dog,” authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. In the book, common behavior problems are explained with techniques to avoid  problems, and also there’s advice…

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