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Visting Kanta elephant sancutary

From Training Elephants to Training Dogs on WGN Radio

Returning from Thailand, on my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio radio show, HEAR how it was to visit Kanta Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. I offer tips on visiting elephant sanctuaries in Thailand, and describe a bit about how they’re not all the same. In Thailand, those who work with elephants and training elephants consider that…
Steve Dale reports on Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Veterinary Behavior Symposium

The 2018 American College of Veterinary Behavior Symposium of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists was held in Denver in July, just prior to the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association. This is where much of the latest research in veterinary behavior is first revealed. One of the most fascinating presentations was from ethologist…
Incredible dog challenge Lourdes Edlin

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge: They ARE Incredible

The National Dog Show presented by Purina on Thanksgiving Day, noon on NBC, is more than just an incredible dog show. The hope is that you can see what the human-animal bond is all about. The Purina Incredible Dog Challenge team paid a visit to LaSalle University in Philadelphia to show off what they can…
A Sound Beginning Program Decoding the Fearful; Dog

Decoding the Fearful Dog

Decoding the Fearful Dog is a Sound Beginning Program on December 9 to communicate the latest animal behavior news. The speakers are John Ciribassi DVM, DAVB (co-editor of the book Decoding Your Dog, authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behavior; Steve Dale, CABC (also co-editor Decoding Your Dog)  and Steve Frost, KPA CTP, SBA,…
service dog and Steve Dale's Pet World

Training Service Dogs

Barbara Handleman, certified animal behavior consultant,  is the author of “Canine Behavior: A Photo Illustrated Handbook” talks about U.S. veterans needing service dogs in record numbers and training service dogs on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Handelman feels strongly that so many dogs are not appropriately trained to do the real work…
Fiona is not allowed on Delta airlines because she looks like a pit bull

Delta Airlines Bans Dogs Called Pit Bulls

Delta Airlines has banned any dog they deem is a pit bull on a plane, even a legitimate pit bull service or assistance dog. The Animal Farm Foundation suggested I speak with Fiona Gilbert on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, about her service dog who happens to look like dogs we call pit…
Program pairing veterans and their dogs

Support Pairing U.S. Veterans with Service Dogs

Danny Kimbrell, who served in the U.S., military, talks on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about the Tony LaRussa Animal Rescue Foundation pairing and training service dogs for veterans with PTSD. Because Kimbrell has post traumatic stress disorder syndrome, he fully understands how these dogs can bond so intensely so quickly. Although merely…
Dr. Debra Horwitz and Steve Dale on what to do about thunderstorm anxiety in dogs

Thunderstorm Anxiety and What To Do

Thunderstorm anxiety is a problem for many dogs, and indeed thunderstorm season continues only for a short time for many dogs but it’s year-round for much of the country. And when dogs are better at predicting weather than the National Weather Service, you know you have a problem. And the fear may be called thunderstorm…
What to do about thunderstorm anxiety in dogs

Solutions to Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

Some people think dogs afraid of thunderstorms will figure out over time that the storm won’t cause dogs with thunderstorm anxiety any harm.  But that hardly ever happens. In fact, often, without intervention, the fear can worsen. I argue it may be inhumane to merely let even mildly anxious dogs deal with storms without any…
Kelly Gorman Dunbar talks abut training puppies

Dunbar Desires Positive Puppy Training

Kelly Gorman Dunbar, renowned trainer, talks with me about dog training philosophy. Increasingly, some trainers are supporting the practice of training your dog like a wolf. Gorman Dunbar wonders, what that even means. Secondly, most people have it wrong, as far as how wolf pups are trained anyway. Do you really need to dominate your…

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