Posts in category "dog training"

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing
Summing up twenty years isn’t easy, as I begin my third decade of writing my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column I have a wealth of memories to recall. I was the first journalist to speak with a search and rescue dog handler at the World Trade Center, within 48 hours after September 11, 2001.  Driving... Read more »

Muslims Object to Dogs

Muslims Object to Dogs
Dogs and humans have evolved together. This is fact. It’s not dog lovers who have come to this conclusion, but rather evolutionary archeologists. I am aware that buzz on the Internet is sometimes only that, lots of noise about nothing. But according to Gladstone Institute International Policy Council, in places, Muslims are now protesting dogs,... Read more »

Dancing Dogs on WGN Radio

Anna Schloff herself and her Papillon bust a move
World Canine Freestyle Organization  president Anna Schloff is the guest on Steve Dale’s Pet World; listen HERE.  It’s a sport where people dance with their dogs, judged similarly to ice-dancing. We talk about how the Ginger Rogers of the dog world began the sport.  And how this sport is – aside from fun – beneficial to... Read more »
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Grammy Award Goes to Tucker

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Best Artist Award at the Grammy Awards should go to this dog.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Steve Dale's Pet World: Ten Years of National Radio

Steve Dale's Pet World: Ten Years of National Radio
Ten years of hosting nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World means that by speaking with four to five phone callers each week, I’ve talked with and hopefully helped well over 2,000 pet owners. What’s most important are the dozens of email, and return calls from listeners saying that the advice I’ve offered has helped their... Read more »

Puppy 101

Puppy 101
Set your puppy up for psychological success. Listen HERE from Steve Dale’s Pet World with real world tips from veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lore Haug. Early socialization Teaching puppies that being handled by other is acceptable, even playing ‘doctor’ with your dog Visiting veterinary offices just for fun and cookies Puppy classes Haug is a contributing author... Read more »
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How Do Dogs Think?

How Do Dogs Think?
Q: I’ve read your column for many years, and I’m wondering if you’ve written anything else, say a book, that might help me understand how my three dogs think? If so, where can I buy it? — P.F., Winchester, KY A: For starters, you’ve given me a reason to promote my two current books, both... Read more »

Seven Pet Books for Christmas, Your True Love Can Give To You

“Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom,” by Jennifer S. Holland (Workman Publishing, New York, NY, 2014; $13.95).
The author happens to excel at these sorts of books, touching but without being melodramatic. Aside from warming your heart for the holidays, the stories will also inspire you think differently about how animals think, and what they feel. Why would a pod of wild dolphins protect a lifeguard instructor and his students from a great white shark? There’s the story of the pet parrot actually calling “mama baby!” repeatedly to get mom’s attention, as her baby had begun to choke on some food. The parrot’s plea likely saved the baby’s life.
Here are seven new books for animal lovers for the holidays, several are inspirational, others are funny and still others plain useful. ©Steve Dale Pet World, LLC; Tribune Content Agency    Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out... Read more »

Victoria Stilwell on Shock Collars

Victoria Stilwell on Shock Collars
Victoria Stilwell speaks her mind, one of the reasons why I love her. of course, you know her from “Its Me or the Dog” on Animal Planet. Stilwell offers her take on Schaumburg’s program of loaning ‘bark collars,’ to dog owners who have a dog that barks in the backyard. She calls this idea ‘the stupidest thing... Read more »
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Victoria Stilwell is Positive about Positive Reinforcement

Victoria Stilwell is Positive about Positive Reinforcement
TV dog trainer Victoria Stilwell is registering an official complaint  “Dogs aren’t allowed to be dogs anymore,” she says. “It’s great they’re living in our homes, but they have less freedom.” Stilwell best known from Animal Planet’s, “It’s Me or the Dog” continues as she explains that all dogs were all bred to do something... Read more »