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Visting Kanta elephant sancutary

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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 there are wild elephants but also “domestic” elephants, which I explain. I explain why people who visit elephants wear a “uniform” provided by the sanctuary.

I also talk briefly how dogs and cats are perceived in Thailand. And it’s not so simple.

We finally did adopt Quirky. It took a while – though not sure why, Quirky took so long find a home for.

Speaking with veterinary behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi and Steven Frost for A Sound Beginning. Image by Gail Diedrichsen

Dog trainer Steve Frost talks about what force free dog training is all about. And I explain a bit about what the Fear Free initiative is. We talk about why dog training classes are a good idea for any dog of any age adopted.

I take several texts, which Frost answers.