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Laura Monaco Torelli on Puppy Training and Clicker Training

Laura Monaco Torelli is a queen of the clicker, and speaks around the world about dog training and puppy training. Here, she speaks on my show, Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. Laura describes what you do first – the first thing you do regarding puppy training. Laura discusses some pro’s and con’s of…

One Tail at a Time Growled at by Alderman Maldonado

One Tail at a Time is clearly a leader in the Chicago animal welfare community, and a founder of CRISP (Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program). It’s a fact, they save dogs. I was at an event at One Tail with Executive Director Heather Owen and then Mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook…

Netherlands to Ban Use of Shock Collars

The Netherlands will ban the use of shock collars or electronic collars (e-collars) on dogs from, strongly supported by Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality announced, according to a RTL Nieuws and the Telegraaf report.  The collar ban applies to individual dog owners as well as qualified dog trainers. Those who still…

Dog Bite Prevention Week

No one knows how many dog bites there are a year. Some suggest that number is rising, even calling the situation an epidemic. The American Veterinary Medical Association and U.S. Postal Service with State Farm Insurance are together partnering to support Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 7 to 13. Numbers vary on just how many…

This Puppy is Part Sea Lion

Petuna is a dog who lives in Springfield, who’s home is near a nuclear plant. Her puppies were born last week – only it’s peculiar about one of those puppies; he has flippers like a sea lion and can swim underwater. It’s turns out that experts feel the father is a seal. And one more…

Long Conversation with Dr. Marty Becker Regarding Fear Free

For some time, I’ve had the honor to host the Fear Free podcasts. I sought out to do one podcast that I hadn’t before done. It’s right HERE with Dr. Marty Becker the guy who created Fear Free in the first place. First a word about Fear Free One day maybe I’ll interview myself for…

Saving Pets’ Lives from Kennel Fires

Saving lives should be bipartisan. Following a kennel fire that killed over 30 dogs in West Chicago (Bully Life Animal Services or formerly D and D Kennels), 2N442 County Farm Road on January 14, I quickly learned three facts: The fact that so many dogs died was avoidable. The fact that there are few fire safety…

RootLab is the Future of Pet Foods

Senior Brand Manager of RootLab, Chris O’Neil, about the future of dog food HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. A new dog food, created in Chicago, RootLab is selling pet food with new proteins. Get ready – they include alternative protein sources like crickets; cod and chick pea; chicken organs and ancient grains,…

Anti-Vaxxers: A Scary Trend in the Pet World

Anti-vaxxers – those opposed to nearly all or even all vaccines – are gaining momentum. Their claims are based largely on misguided and even made up notions regarding human vaccines, and even more distorted information regarding vaccines for animals. You might expect to read this sort of piece in CATSTER or DOGSTER magazines, and the…

WGN Radio Dog Adoption Segment from Anti Cruelty Society

Three words to describe Estela are: affectionate, gentle, and sweet, and dog adoption. And she can be yours, from the Anti Cruelty Society. In our WGN Radio dog adoption segment tomorrow (Tuesday), 9:10 AM with Steve Cochran (on WGN Radio and CLTV). Tracy Elliot, new Anti Cruelty President will make his Chicago WGN Radio debut with…

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