Posts in category "Cesar Millan"

Dog Behavior Book, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Dog Behavior Book, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
To this day, Google “dog screamer” in the number one position, up pops a story I wrote for this national newspaper column, called “He Ought To Call Himself the Dog Screamer.” That column, written back in 2006, went crazy viral. I received hundreds of pieces of hate email because I dared express concerns about dog... Read more »

Bill Leff WGN Podcast: Obama and Service Dogs; Pets on Halloween; Fixing Werewolves and More

Bill Leff WGN Podcast: Obama and Service Dogs; Pets on Halloween; Fixing Werewolves and More
I talk about a wide variety of topics with Bill Leff of WGN Radio. LISTEN HERE Bill Leff  was a problem for me….I couldn’t stop laughing….Always enjoy appearing on Bill’s show – but my stomach hurt by the time this guest shot was over. I seriously did speak about the VA’s sudden suspension of support of service... Read more »

Nailing Cesar Millan With Tough, Truthful, Appropriate Questions - It's About Time

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Cesar Millan finally gets his….I was certain I may have been the only TV/radio personality to directly confront Millan on-air. I don’t know UK TV host Alan Titchmarsh, but I most certainly celebrate his direct approach. He’s asked the right questions. It’s the American Humane Association who negotiated at the time with the National Geographic... Read more »
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Cesar Millan's Dutch Response: Piep You, Steve Dale

Cesar Millan's Dutch Response: Piep You, Steve Dale
I know I’ve been outspoken and publicly critical of Cesar Millan’s training methods (of course, I’m not alone). One example is here…..Still, there are many topics where I agree with Millan. As one example, I admire his support to elevate the status of Pit Bull type dogs. No matter, I believe I am civil and... Read more »

Dog Whisperer is Silenced

Dog Whisperer is Silenced
I received several thank you notes, thanking me for Cesar Millan’s apparent cancellation from National Geographic’s WILD.And I will no doubt receive hate mail too. Thing is – this isn’t about me…. Nearly from the time The Dog Whisperer premiered (in 2004) on the National Geographic Channel, I have been critical (concerned is a better... Read more »

To Teach Dogs, Follow the Science or Follow Your Heart; Not the Dog Whisperer

To Teach Dogs, Follow the Science or Follow Your Heart; Not the Dog Whisperer
By Steve Dale Author Jennifer Arnold couldn’t say it all in her first book, “Through a Dog’s Eyes,” so she wrote a second book, “In a Dog’s Heart” (Spiegel and Grau, New York, NY, 2011; $25). In the new book, she focuses a lot on the connection we can develop with our dogs, and how... Read more »
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WGN Radio Petcast: Benefit for Canine Pioneer; Miss Meowsky with Scary Pet Costumes; Jennifer Arnold "In A Dog's Heart"

WGN Radio Petcast: Benefit for Canine Pioneer; Miss Meowsky with Scary Pet Costumes; Jennifer Arnold "In A Dog's Heart"
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World Petcast – a podcast for pet lovers. (may take a few moments to load) The dog community is pulling together to help Stacey Hawk, a pioneer dog agility instructor as and founder of Wiggley Field, the dog park which made all other Chicago Dog Friendly... Read more »

Pet Behavior Myths

Pet Behavior Myths
I love this story at DVM 360, “!0 Life Threatening Behavior Myths,” by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Valerie Tynes. It’s a particularly well written read but an important one because animals really do lose their lives as a result of these myths. Behavior problems continue to be the leading cause of relinquishment and euthanasia of pets... Read more »

Pit Bull Fact and Fiction

In many places the over-population problem among dogs, and their numbers in shelters has diminished a lot! However, it seems most shelters in most places do have an abundance of Pit Bull-type dogs.
Pit Bulls today really do get a bad rap. A recent Yahoo.com story told the truth. Historically, Pit Bulls have always been terrific family dogs. It’s true, from Poodles to Pomeranians – all dogs are loyal, and love their families…Somehow, some way that devotion ranks even higher among Pit Bulls. In fact, they were chosen... Read more »
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The Hottest Dog Book Makes Good Sense

The hottest dog book is paws down John Bradshaw’s Dog Sense: Dog Sense: How The New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet.  My friend at WGN Radio, Bill Moller sent this along from an NPR interview. Bradshaw’s comments are a huge breath of Fresh Air!!! Bradshaw relies on... Read more »
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