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June 1 2010

Memorial Day Goes to the Dogs at Camp Dogwood

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary season, Camp Dogwood is where dogs can be dogs. . . it’s a camp for dogs! The camp is iin Ingleside, IL,  Check out the gallery and see what a camp for dogs is all about:

May 31 2010

Remember Military Working Dogs on Memorial Day

Those who stand up for our nation in time of war, putting themselves in harm’s way, are heroes. We honor the men and women of the U.S. Military this Memorial Day. And there’s one more group that deserves recognition: the dogs of the U.S. military. “No one knows how many lives have been saved (by…

May 28 2010

Steve Dale's Pet World Honors Military Working Dogs, and Cats Too

Exciting Steve Dale’s Pet World Saturday (May 29), 2 PM CST, AM 890-WLS. When John Burnam, author of “A Solider’s Best Friend” joined us last week to talk about military heroes with four-legs, we were inundated by calls and text messages This week, Ron Aiello of U.S. War Dogs joins us to talk about military…

May 28 2010

Since Vick's Arrival, Dogfighting On the Rise in the City of Brotherly Love

Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall is a New York Times blogger, and I credit her for this amazing blog post. Dr. Karen Overall Overall, who is at University of Pennsylvania Center for Neurobiology & Behavior in Philadelphia, explained that since quarterback Michael Vick joined the Philadelphia Eagles, reported cases of dogfigting have actually tripled. Hmm…thought…

May 28 2010

American Humane Behavior and Training Advisory Committee

I’ve supported and promoted the Animal Behavior Research Institute website since its inception several years back as the best place for professionals to go to for pet behavior information. The site is free and also open to the public. So anyone can sneak in and watch superstars in the world of animal behavior instruct their…

May 26 2010

Dogs Don't Mean to Be Mean, Their Brains Are Merely Misfiring

The control of different behaviors is a complex process that is influenced by both genetics and environmental factors, according to a story in Science Daily from May 25. A new study confirms what other researchers have shown – that there’s a correlation between aggression that the firing of those neurotransmitters in canine brains.  Here’s the…

May 25 2010

Dog Park 101

I love dog parks, and even helped to spearhead their official creation in Chicago (though Wiggly Field had already begun as a trial). In Chicago, these fenced off dog parks are within larger parks, so they are called Dog Friendly Areas (DFA’s). The Chicago Park District offers lots of information – including DFA rules and…

May 24 2010

Dog Attack and Bite Styles Based on Breed

It’s interesting that different breeds attack and bite differently….however, this demonstration is hardly conclusive with only one dog per breed used. So, while there’s nothing here to conclude, per se, it is noteworthy.

May 21 2010

Dog Bite Prevention Tips from American Humane and the American Veterinary Medical Association

As Dog Bite Prevention Week comes to a close (though May 22). Here some tips from the American Humane Association:To prevent dog bites, adults should teach children: •    Never approach an unknown dog or a dog that is alone without an owner, and always ask the owner’s permission before petting the dog.•    Never approach an…

May 19 2010

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, American Humane KIDS Program

No one knows how many dog bites happen because so many bites happen within families and go unreported. Even those bites that are reported might not be ‘counted’ because medical facilities and other authorities don’t always report bites as they should. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 3.5 million children are…

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