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Camp Dogwood: Barking Up Any Tree

Camp Dogwood: Barking Up Any Tree
Camp Dogwood is Fun (no accident on that capital ‘F’). All sorts of events and activities for dogs and their people. It really is a camp where dogs can partake in a wide variety of activities, from lure coursing (for sight hounds, or any other dog that wants to partake) to a marshmallow camp fire... Read more »

Ian Dunbar Joins Steve Dale on WGN Radio

Ian Dunbar Joins Steve Dale on WGN Radio
Dr. Ian Dunbar – if there is a dog whisperer, this is the real deal….the guy who helped to begin puppy classes, and founded the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (demonstrating professionalism among dog trainers), and so much more. Listen HERE to my conversation with the legendary Dr. Dunbar from Steve Dale’s Pet World on... Read more »

Dog Beach Highlights

I can't wait to get over there
Mondog Beach is terrific! This sprawling Chicago dog beach (just north of the beach for people at Montrose) offers views of Chicago which are worth the price of admission (it’s free, of course – like all city beaches), and is always a great place for social dogs to keep cool, let off steam and just... Read more »
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Dogs Hit Beach: Mondog's Season's Begun

Look at that newly raked early morning sand, and a lone (beautiful) Australian Shepherd
Montrose Street Dog Beach, known as Mondog, has begun their season, though that is hard to believe. Thats because it’s been so darn cold outside, and the Lake Michigan water temperature reflects that. Here are some images from our first visit of the year….

Pet Halloween Costume Contest, A Part of the War in Highwood

Pet Halloween Costume Contest, A Part of the War in Highwood
What is your dog going to be for Halloween? A costume contest for pets is among the many events going on in Highwood, The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest 2012 (October 18-20). The contest for best costumes benefits Placing Paws from Libertyville. I will apparently be a “celebrity judge” for this very competitive event,  4 p.m. on... Read more »

Keep L.O.V.E Alive Behavior Tour Hits Chicago

The Love Bus came to Chicago – The Keep L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Tour kicked off  August 11 at the south end of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Thousands passed through (many with their dogs). This free event included an opportunity to speak with veterinarians and pet behavior experts. I also reported live on WGN Radio’s Bill... Read more »
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Sunday Morning at MonDog Beach for Dogs in Chicago

Welcome to Mondog - dog beach at Montrose Avenue to Wilson.
What a wonderful day (before the clouds, winds and bit of rain) to spend at MonDog (dog beach between Wilson and Montrose). I have no clue what all the sludge is about that washed ashore – and lingers in the water, all on the south side of the beach. Yuck. It even smells. Whatever it... Read more »

Sunday at the Beach with Ethel

Ethel's favorite activity - simply chasing a ball into the water
Just another Sunday at Mondog Dog Beach (just north of Montrose Avenue Beach).

Memorial Day at Camp Dogwood

Outside the dining hall, they call this space the Barking Lot
I love Camp Dogwood, and am honored to speak there – there are a wide variety of activities (different strokes for different canines), everything from obedience instruction to participating (and getting tips from experts) on Frisbee disc, lure coursing and agility….there are even crafty things to do, beach games and conversations with a myriad of... Read more »
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Dining with Fido - Old Town Social

Old Town Social truly welcomes dogs. The place is just friendly....simply a neighborhood type place, but with sophistication without pretentiousness, and flavors surprisingly complex. I am very much a fan. And the extensive beer list is filled with little known imports as well as domestic craft choices.
Continuing our summer series Dining with Fido, featuring restaurants and bars that are dog friendly. I loved everything about Old Town Social  (455 W. North Avenue at Cleveland St.) the impressively amazing beer list, the people (patrons and staff) and the food – BUT MOST OF ALL, they are more than dog friendly; they are... Read more »
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