Articles: Dog Attack

Roller Coaster Life of Cesar Millan: Petcube Chooses Him as a Spokesperson

I almost feel sorry for the famed Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan after watching this video: And this video only offers the highlights – both good and not so good. While all our lives are a bit of a roller coaster, his has been a particularly wild ride. I am writing about Millan again because Petcube, a…

Pet Cube Partners with Cesar Millan: What Message Are They Sending Now?

The Petcube is a wi-fi camera and treat dispenser that allows family members to keep an eye on their dog using a phone app when not home, and even offer treats remotely as well as to talk to your best friend from far away. This product supports the human-animal bond, and better understanding our dogs…

Chicago Offers Explanation for Animal Control Director’s Firing: Do You Buy It?

Pound director fired for ‘warehousing’ dogs is the sad and shocking headline in the Chicago Sun-Times. Sad because it’s not true. and sad because the City of Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC) facility is not a “pound” but an animal shelter, a place to save lives of healthy and treatable animals. Most animals are…

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 created Dog Bite Prevention Week, now through April 14. I am all for preventing bites – of course –…

Why Animal Abuse Must Be Taken Seriously

Animal abuse cases aren’t taken seriously enough. It isn’t only about animal welfare, which obviously matters, but we also know there’s a link between animal abuse and human abuse. If a person is violent toward animals, it’s likely that he or she will show violence toward humans at some point. Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman…

Fatal Dog Attack by Pit Bulls, Is BSL Next?

How do you report on the death of a little boy caused by two family dogs? There can be few greater family tragedies. I’ve known about this for some time, but I was waiting. I was waiting for the inevitable, because the dogs involved in the attack were identified as pit bulls. I suspected the…

Pit Bull: Battle Over An American Icon

Bronwen Dickey talks on my national radio show Steve Dale Dale’s Pet World about her book Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon.  First of all, what is a “pit bull”? Listen HERE as Dickey says that today we know that most dogs identified at “pits” only have a certain look to them. Genetically they…

Dogs Surprises Rescuer

A police officer in Plattsburgh, NY frees a dog from a fence, and though a dog lover, is worried that the dog may turn on him. Look what happens…..

Montreal Mayor Continues To Support Breed Ban

Montreal’s Mayor Denis Coderre apparently believes dog owners, as well as animal behavior experts, veterinarians, and Montreal SPCA are a special interest group. Following a dog attack that claimed the life of a Montreal woman, Christiane Vadnais, the city passed a somewhat confusing breed ban that was to go into effect October 3, 2016. However, only days…

National Dog Bite Prevention

Dogs are too often unsupervised in backyards, so postal carriers have forever been a victim of dog bites. Of course, some savvy delivery personnel carry dog treats. Instead of barking in fear (more common than protection), the dogs look forward to their appearance. Prevention is important – it would seem obvious. Not only so prevent…

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