Articles: human animal bond

May 21 2020

Dog Walkers, Pet Sitters and COVID-19

Q: I am a dog walker/pet sitter/private good manners trainer. When people go back to work…is it safe to go into client’s homes to take care of their pets while they are at work. Do I need to require the owners to do anything to keep me safe?  L. K., Chicago, IL. A: That’s a great…

May 18 2020

Fear Free and Healing Power of Pets with Dr. Marty Becker

I really believe that at this point in time Dr. Marty Becker is the most influential veterinarian on the  planet, and Dr. Liz Bales and myself talk to him about the healing power of pets, and ALL about Fear Free. Right now, at this time, we’re seeing the healing power of pets in action. That…

May 4 2020

Readjusting a Dog’s Response to Masks

Q: “In my state, starting on May 1 masks are required when going to grocery stores, and preferred even out on walks. When things fully open up here, I am sure masks will be required in public places. Our dog, Daisy, barks whenever she sees anyone with a mask, even me. It’s like she doesn’t…

April 27 2020

Betty the Weather Cat

New celebrities in time of COVID-19, here’s one, Betty the Weather Cat.

April 27 2020

When to See Your Vet; Josh Feeney is a Dad to Rescued Six Puppies

Listen HERE to Dr. Natalie Marks on my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show on WGN, as she explains when to see the veterinarian or not. After all, you don’t want to go out if you don’t need to but you also want to insure the health of your pets. Dr. Marks notes that annual…

April 26 2020

We’re Lucky to Have Pets, Now More than Ever

When will this nightmare end? Sure, eventually the pandemic will end, as the experts say on TV “we will get through this.” That’s true, but not without scars, as many of us have lost friends, colleagues and/or relatives, even spouses. That’s not to mention the emotional toll this has taken, and clearly economic hit which…

April 22 2020

COVID-19 Update: Cats, Small and Large

Two domestic cats have tested positive for SARS CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19) in New York City, the first companion animals to test positive in the U.S. These cats have mild respiratory signs, and are expected to easily make a full recovery. Both cats came from different households. One home with a COVID-19 individual, and the…

April 14 2020

Dr. Marty Becker Talks With You About Fear Free and the Human Animal Bond

Dr. Marty Becker is a unique figure in veterinary medicine – a supreme communicator and supporter of the Human Animal Bond, and the science associated with that bond. Dr. Becker will join Dr. Elizabeth Bales and myself in a Facebook conversation, which you can join HERE. Our conversation – which is free to watch –…

April 13 2020

Watch and Decide: Who’s Smarter Cats or Dogs?

It’s that ultimate question…..who’s smarter, cats or dogs? Here’s a story I wrote for my blog, and another science-based story I authored for Catster. Or you can watch this 18-second video, and then you decide!  

April 13 2020

Teach Your Dog Hide ‘n Seek

Hide ‘n seek is “the greatest dog game ever” because there’s a bit of physical exercise involved and lots of mental exercise. And when kids are around, it’s a way to engage them as well as the pup. You can teach dogs to find either items (like your car keys) or people (like a hiding…

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