Posts in category "pet behavior"

Pet Radio Show Covers Pitbull-type Dogs to Italian Ice Joint That's Also Like a Dog Park

Pet Radio Show Covers Pitbull-type Dogs to Italian Ice Joint That's Also Like a Dog Park
Listen HERE, as I begin Steve Dale’s Pet World by talking with intrepid newsman Dave Schwanneee, and ask him if I look like a grandpa. We also reminisce about our days with radio legend and friend Fred Winston. Jeanne Kensik, owner of Extra Innings Wrigleyville Italian Ice - great Italian ice and also a dog... Read more »

Amending Ban on Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits on WGN

Amending Ban on Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits on WGN
Puppy mills are not a good thing. FACT. Many dogs sold at pet stores are from puppy mills, others are from commercial facilities that mass produce dogs. FACT Purchases made at pet stores are impulsive, and unlike a private breeder or animal shelter or rescue, – which wants to insure you are the right family... Read more »

Bark in the Park, Officially Begins Summer in Chicago

Bark in the Park is the canine social event of the year.
Bark in the Park benefits the Anti Cruelty Society; you and your dog can officially celebrate the ‘right of summer ‘season on Saturday May 3 at 9 a.m. at Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park with thousands of dogs.  It’s a great way to help celebrate the 20th Bark in the Park – 20 years of supporting Chicago’s... Read more »
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Why Does My Dog? Merrick Pet Foods Helps Decode Dogs

Why Does My Dog? Merrick Pet Foods Helps Decode Dogs
By Steve Dale Merrick Pet Foods conducted a contest via Facebook, asking readers to ask me  “Why does my dog…?” The first 20 responders received a copy of   “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014; $27)... Read more »

NO to Puppy Mills: YES to Ordinance Banning Pet Store Sales Dogs, Cats, Rabbits

NO to Puppy Mills: YES to Ordinance Banning Pet Store Sales Dogs, Cats, Rabbits
Dogs, cats or rabbits will not longer be sold at pet stores, as the Chicago City Council Committee on Licensing and Consumer Protection unanimously approved the The Companion Animal and Consumer Protection ordinance,March 4, introduced by Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza and forwarded by the non-profit Puppy Mill Project. Among those who testified FOR the proposed... Read more »

Pet Stores Will No Longer Sell Dogs or Cats in Chicago

Pet Stores Will No Longer Sell Dogs or Cats in Chicago
The proposed Chicago Ordinance, The Companion Animal and Consumer Protection ordinance, will prevent pet stores from selling dogs or cats in Chicago, was the topic of conversation between Bill Moller  and myself on WGN Radio; listen HERE. I describe why I think this proposal is a VERY good idea. Details in writing are here. To be clear,... Read more »
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Steve Dale with Bill Moller talks about Decoding Your Dog, Check Ups for Pets, Cost of Veterinary Medicine

Steve Dale with Bill Moller talks about Decoding Your Dog, Check Ups for Pets, Cost of Veterinary Medicine
“Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” book signing is what I began to talk about  with Bill Moller, WGN radio, Listen HERE. “Decoding Your Dog” is authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, I edited the book with Dr.John Ciribiassi and Dr. Debra... Read more »

Decoding Your Dog: Dog Behavior Event Anti Cruelty Society

Decoding Your Dog: Dog Behavior Event Anti Cruelty Society
Dog behavior is so often misunderstood, and that is one reason by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists authored their first ever book for the general public, called “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones.”  The first book signing for “Decoding Your Dog”... Read more »

Chicago Animal Care & Control Holiday Boutique

Chicago Animal Care & Control Holiday Boutique
Happy Howlidays Boutique is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15 at Chicago Animal Care & Control, 2741 S. Western Avenue, Chicago. Featured will fashionable pet accessories for sale, from toys and more at deeply discounted prices. I will be there Saturday noon to 2 p.m. to answer dog and cat... Read more »
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To Scratch or Not to Scratch, Declaw Not Required

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I no fan of declaw, instead amputating kittens (really, it’s what a declaw is) on HouseSmarts TV with Lou Manfredini, I talk about how to train a cat to scratch in all the right places. It can be done. Please don’t declaw any cat…but kittens? It’s crazy, cruel and not necessary.   Type your email... Read more »
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