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January 4 2014

Decoding Your Dog: Dog Behavior Event Anti Cruelty Society

Dog behavior is so often misunderstood, and that is one reason by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists authored their first ever book for the general public, called “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones.”  The first book signing for “Decoding Your Dog”…

December 18 2013

Pet Books, Holiday Gift Giving ideas

From giant coffee table books to perfect little stocking stuffers, here are 11 choices for holiday pet book gift-giving this year: Steve Dale PetWorld, LLC; Tribune Content Agency, LLC  

July 17 2013

What's Your Dog Really Saying? McConnell Speaks

“Because we’ve lived with dogs for thousands of years, and because we think we understand dogs doesn’t mean we really do understand dogs,” begins certified applied animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell in her talk to a mixed house of both the general public and canine professionals at a fund raiser July 11 at the Anti Cruelty…

July 13 2013

Gwen Cooper Saves the Day with Love, Human-Animal Interactions: Steve Dale's Pet World

Gwen Cooper , who authored the top selling Homer’s Odyssey (the story of a blind cat), has a new one out, called Love Saves the Day. No doubt when Gwen pops by the studio at 1:05 p.m., she will also save my show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. (720 AM or listen HERE). Gwen talks about her latest…

July 9 2013

Gwen Cooper Loves Saves the Day, Saves Cats

Love Saves the Day, how can anyone argue with that? Well, perhaps a cynical New Yorker, like the kind Gwen Cooper writes about her latest book, a novel which takes place in the Big Apple circa the disco era. The book’s title has several meanings, including a reference to a New York City East Village vintage…

May 25 2013

Parrots Prove Deadly, Uh Oh….Clea Simon's New Book

She calls herself “a recovering journalist,” Listen HERE to my conversation with author Clea Simon on Steve Dale’s Pet World. Her latest book is “A  Pru Marlowe Pet Noir: Parrot’s Prove Deadly.”  In this thriller, perhaps a parrot knows ‘who done it,’ but will he tell all…or just want a cracker? With the only other possible witnesses being…

May 4 2013

Bark in the Park for Anti Cruelty Society

Bark in the Park, benefiting the Anti Cruelty Society, is a Chicago tradition, and despite weather predictions to the contrary – it was really a nice day. Thousands of dogs turn out for this event, and a who’s who from the Chicago animal world as well. If you missed it – you missed tons of fun, here…

April 24 2013

Timmy Barks the Real Lassie Story

“Remembering Lassie” with Jon Provost, who played Timmy. There’s so much good news about this program at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State Street, Chicago, April 27 at noon. – It will be a fun and fascinating walk down memory lane. Provost offers behind-the-scenes anecdotes about what really happened on-set, and lots of Lassie-trivia. Truly…

December 12 2012

Wacky Pet Questions, But These Folks Are Serious

After writing this column for 13 years, I’ve answered somewhere around 2,700 questions. Some have been medical, but most have focused on pet behavior, from “accidents” (inappropriate elimination in cats is the most common) to aggressive pets and cats scratching in all the wrong places. I’ve compiled many common questions in two ebooks, “Good Dog!”…

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