Archive for April 2013

House Training 101, HouseSmarts TV

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House training is typically easy, if you are consistent….still it’s true some dogs are more challenging, but hang in there. Rule #1: Never punish a dog for an accident (likely you should punish yourself, typically it’s human error). Punishment may teach the dog mistrust in you, and won’t teach the dog what you want in... Read more »

Pints for Pits Proves Chicago Loves Pits

Alicia and her team greet guests at the Red Ivy, sell tickets for the raffle - for a Bryan Bickell signed uniform and a hockey stuck signed by the entire team
Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell  and his fiance Amanda Caskenette founded Chicago Loves Pits to help save pit bull-type dogs. They held their first benefit event, Pints for Pits, at a Chicago Road Watch bar, as the Hawks played the Blues. Here are some images:

Bark in the Park: Walk Your Dog to Help All Dogs (Cats too!)

Thousands of dogs bring their people to Bark in the Park
Bark in the Park, benefiting the Anti Cruelty Society, is a Chicago tradition, this 19th annual event kicks off May 4 in Lincoln Park near Montrose Beach. Thousands of dogs will take a leisurely walk the 5K course, though some more serious folks (without a dog) can run the course. The run begins at 9 a.m.,... Read more »
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Keeping LOVE Alive, Dr. Debra Horwitz Hits Bark in the Park

Keeping LOVE Alive, Dr. Debra Horwitz Hits Bark in the Park
Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz talks on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio about pet behavior, and also the Ceva Animal Health Keep LOVE Alive Tour. Listen HERE, as Dr. Horwitz points out behavior is about keeping pets alive since so many many many animal are euthanized because of behavior problems. There is help out there,... Read more »

Famous Fido Rescue with I Am Big Talk Show

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Gloria Lissner, founder of Famous Fido Rescue and Adoption Alliance is a force of nature, saving many animals. I agree with much of what she says in this interview with ‘Mr. Big.’ However, continuing to use terms ‘Kill’ and ‘No Kill,’ suggests shelters that are open admission (which she refers to as ‘Kill’) are ‘bad guys.’... Read more »

Timmy Remembers Lassie

Even as the program began with museum executive director Bruce DuMont introducing clips from Lassie shows,  there were tears, really. There should have been a Kleenex consession (photo by Nick Gebben)
Broadcasting Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio April 27 – I made history (of sorts), using the radio at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, the first live show radio ever broadcast from the museum. That was immediately following and event I co-moderated with Bruce DuMont,  “Remembering Lassie” with Jon Provost.”  It was a lot of fun, but for... Read more »
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Meeting Timmy, Steve Dale's Pet World Live from Museum of Broadcast Communicaitons

Meeting Timmy, Steve Dale's Pet World Live from Museum of Broadcast Communicaitons
Broadcasting Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio April 27 at 1 p.m.(CDT)  from the Museum of Broadcast Communications, the first live show radio ever broadcast from the museum. At noon, I’ll be hosting an event (and walk-ups are invited) at the Museum called “Remembering Lassie” with Jon Provost“, who played Timmy. The Museum’s executive director... Read more »

Medical Marijuana for Pets: Animal News

Medical Marijuana for Pets: Animal News
Medical marijuana (also known as THC) for pets makes perfect sense to me. California veterinarian Dr. Doug Kramer is seeking to have medical marijuana legalized for pets. As I understand it medical marijuana offers relief to pressure from glaucoma and helps people suffering from pain, lack of appetite and nausea related to cancers, and other illnesses – also to assist... Read more »

Working Out with Cats

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Staying in shape is important, but it’s difficult to maintain motivation every day. Personal trainers can be expensive, and it can be hard to find one who really connects with you. Perhaps, the best task masters, your cats. They’ll tell you how to burn off those catories or calories. Consider this workout:   Type your... Read more »
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Pints for Pits

Pints for Pits
Toast a pit bull at Pints for Pits, and at the same time join in watching a Chicago Blackhawks road game at Red Ivy (3525 N. Clark St., near Addison), the final game of the regular reason. The benefit supports Chicago Loves Pits,  a non-profit founded by Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell and fiance Amanda. April 27, at 7 p.m., watch... Read more »