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Legendary Dog Trainer Reveals Her Truth, How a Service Dog Has Changed Her Life

By Steve Dale In her 27th book, legendary dog trainer Carol Lea Benjamin comes out of the closet. For friends and neighbors in New York’s Greenwich Village, it isn’t news to see Benjamin walking down the street with a service dog. Still, some might assume Benjamin is training the dog for someone else. In fact,…

Service Dog Helps Legendary Trainer, Reports from Behavior Consultant Conference and Advice

Click here to listen to this WGN Radio Petcast (give it a few moments to load) Marjie Alonso is the executive director of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). I attended a recent IAABC conference, and talked to Marjie about how members of this organization save lives. And how to find a behavior…

WGN Radio Petcast: FIP with Dr. Niels Pedersen, Earthquake Preparedness, Helping Pets in Japan, Singing Mice and Hero Dogs

Listen to my WGN Radio Petcast Talk about getting superstars on the show: Dr. Niels Pedersen, director Center for Companion Animal Health and Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, University of California, Davis. He wrote the book on feline medicine – literally. Dr. Niels Pedersen offers an audio lesson on FIP Pedersen doesn’t do many radio interviews, and…

Meet American Humane Association's Robin Ganzert

Listen to a one-hour with Robin Ganzert, PhD on my WLS-AM Podcast –  the new President and CEO of the American Humane Association. This is Robin first wide-ranging interview about her goals and the mission of the American Humane Association. I am standing with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and Dr. Robyn Barbiers of the Anti…

Remembering September 11

I recall 9/11 as it if was yesterday. I happened to be watching The Today Show. I recall seeing the second plane hit. The sinking feeling in my stomach, I can still feel, and tears still come easily. It was clear – America was attacked. It’s something I just never thought I would experience. I…

WLS Steve Dale Podcast: Service Dogs; Dr. Fitzgerald from Emergency Vets; Get Your Pets on Route 66

Wow! Jennifer Arnold isn’t a well known dog trainer, behaviorist or scientist. but I was so happy to spend time with her on my WLS On Demand show. In her book,  “Through a Dog’s Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World,” she takes the latest science, and you can just hear…

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