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Steve Dale on National Dog Show Presented by Purina

Dog Thanking from Purina and Decoding Fearful Dogs on WGN Radio

On Steve Dale’s Pet World, I begin HERE by chatting about how I just returned from the taping of the National Dog Show presented by Purina, the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. I had the opportunity to chat on two different facebook live broadcasts and discuss #dogthanking. *National Dog Show announcers David Frei and John O’Hurley.…

Decoding Your Dog: Best Gift for Dog Lovers

I bet veterinary behaviorists save more pets than even the most talented surgeons. Kicking off the 12 pet books of Christmas is my own book, called Decoding Your Dog, which I co-edited with Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. John Ciribassi, and members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists authored. Veterinary behaviorists tend to see…

Veterinary Behaviorists, Decoding Your Dog

I bet veterinary behaviorists save more pets than even the most talented surgeons. Veterinary behaviorists tend to see the worst of the worst cases, like dogs jumping out of windows when owners leave for the office, or cat owners living in smelly homes because a cat just can’t aim accurately into the litter box. By…

Do Pets Have a Sense of Humor?

Our pets have emotions all kinds. That’s not news to pet owners. In fact, pet owners have known this for thousands of years. However, scientists, until recently, called it anthropomorphizing, or offered other explanations. One of the first scientists to peek inside brains to prove that animals do have basic feelings is Jaak Panksepp, who…

Hands-On Behavior Learning at AVMA

Pets are afraid of the veterinary clinic. When the cat carrier appears, the cat relocates to the next county, or dogs hit the brakes and begin to tremble when they realize where that car ride has taken them, pet owners aren’t as likely to come back. When pets are anxious, their people are too. The…

Society of Animal Behavior Questions Cesar Millan Methods

Cesar Millan goes by his gut, and his own experiences….that’s fine, except he’s also ‘teaching’ millions watching on TV. Over the years, some of those methods have clearly been inhumane, and his general approach is based on dominance theory – that if you don’t dominate your dog, your dog with dominate you. That’s rubbish!! Still,…

Do Speak with Your Veterinarian About Any Change in Behavior

Sometimes pet owners either believe their veterinarian doesn’t want to hear about pet behavior problems, isn’t qualified to help or often people are just to embarrassed to bring up. However, for starters, any change in a pet’s behavior may actually signal a medical explanation, which the veterinarian needs to know, says Dr. Pamela Nicholas, board…

Decoding the Fearful Dog

Decoding the Fearful Dog was the name of the program I was asked to speak at with veterinary behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi. It wasn’t until about a month before the talk that I realized I had committed to speak on Super Bowl Sunday, hosted by A Sound Beginning. So, who will attend? It turned out…

What To Do About Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

Some dogs are better at forecasting the weather than the National Weather Service. They know a storm is approaching before we do. They pace, salivate, tremble, whine and become “Velcro dogs” (sticking to you like glue) even when a storm is an hour away or more. By the time the tempest arrives, the pet may…

Housetraining Questions Answered

Q: Just over a month ago, we acquired a 1-1/2-year old, 12 lb. dog. She’s had been an outside dog, and she’s not spayed. She’s now indoors 100 percent of the time. She’s totally house broken for bowel movements, but she urinates inside, especially when our grandson pets her. Will this behavior stop after she…

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