Articles: dog training

Kelly Gorman Dunbar talks abut training puppies

Dunbar Desires Positive Puppy Training

Kelly Gorman Dunbar, renowned trainer, talks with me about dog training philosophy. Increasingly, some trainers are supporting the practice of training your dog like a wolf. Gorman Dunbar wonders, what that even means. Secondly, most people have it wrong, as far as how wolf pups are trained anyway. Do you really need to dominate your…

Roller Coaster Life of Cesar Millan: Petcube Chooses Him as a Spokesperson

I almost feel sorry for the famed Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan after watching this video: And this video only offers the highlights – both good and not so good. While all our lives are a bit of a roller coaster, his has been a particularly wild ride. I am writing about Millan again because Petcube, a…

Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness: Dogs Sniffing Cancer

The pet world lost one of the best journalists its ever had last February with the passing of Darlene Arden due to ovarian cancer. Darlene was a sister in sound, hosting her own pet radio show for several years; authored many well-researched and award-winning books about pets – including the seminal book about toy breeds…

Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy on WGN Radio

Animals can help to heal, and Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy dogs do this on a daily basis. I begin by talking HERE on WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World with Susan Burrows, program coordinator at Rainbow, about definitions. What’s the difference between a service dog, a comfort dog, and a dog who partakes in animal-assisted…

Center for Canine Behavior Studies

Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman, professor emeritus at Tufts University, has launched a nonprofit called the Center for Canine Behavior Studies. HEAR Dr. Dodman talk about his new endeavor on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. The goal is to increase dog adoptions and decrease the number of dogs returned or relinquished to…

Dog Training Games, Terry Ryan's New Book

Legendary dog trainer Terry Ryan has a new book called Gamify Your Dog Training: Training Games for Group Instruction, and this is my fourth of the 12 Pet Books of Christmas. This book is written for training professionals, but anyone can read it, of course. And, who wouldn’t like playing games with a dog? There are…

Cats vs Dogs: New Study Contends Dogs Have the Brainy Edge

It’s as if there is a competition—people forever argue about who’s got more smarts, cats or dogs. A new study led by Suzana Herculano-Houzel, neuroscientist and associate professor and associate director for communications at Vanderbilt Brain Institute, believes her group has come close to answering this question of the ages. Researchers suggest the key to intelligence…

David Frei on WGN Talking National Dog Show Presented by Purina

David Frei is HERE on WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World, talking about all his years as broadcaster for the National Dog Show Presented by Purina. The National Dog Show is one of the few remaining benched dog shows, where people can meet and greet all the participants. The great thing about benched shows is that…

Doggy Daycare Can Be a Doggy Downer

Leave your child in daycare, and you trust that your little one will be appropriately taken care of. That’s true for children, and it should also be true for pets. They return home, and there’s no way to usually know what happened, they can’t tell us. Although, sometimes they can. According to an online post,…

Teaching a Dog a New Trick with Positive Reinforcement

Anna and Hazel help me to demonstrate how the use of positive reinforcement dog training (with Vita Bone® Lil’ Trainers tasty treats), and that can be a ton of fun for the entire family. Positive reinforcement training, and teaching tricks: further bonds family members with the dog enhances communication on both ends of the leash…

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