Posts in category "Steve Dale"

Service Dogs Help Soldiers with PTSD

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U.S. Veterans Administration estimates that 400,000 ex-soldiers are currently being treated for post traumatic stress disorder syndrome with the numbers climbing daily. It’s not a made-up dysfunction – the VA certainly admits PTSD exists. And those numbers don’t count thousands more with traumatic brain injuries. The rate of divorces, substance abuse and unemployment among veterans with PTSD... Read more »

"Decoding Your Dog:" Behavior Advice From Experts

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“Decoding Your Dog,” - the book I co-edited with Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. John Ciribassi, and authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists explains usual and unusual dog behaviors, both. When it comes to barking at other dogs, veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lisa Radosta says patience and persistence are key. And what... Read more »

35 Years Ago You Wrote 'Good Dog,' I Want Your Latest Book

35 Years Ago You Wrote 'Good Dog,' I Want Your Latest Book
Q: Many years ago, I used your ebook “Good Dog! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions” to guide me. Now, 35 years later, I’m getting a new dog. Where can I find your latest book? — M.V., via cyberspace A: Actually, “Good Dog” was published only three years ago, in 2011. Either you are doing your math... Read more »
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Animal News That's Fit To Click!

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Here I am presenting deejay dog a dog playing with his shadow and most peculiar of all a squirelly squirrel hiding nuts in a dog’s fur. You’ve never seen me like this before. At least you don’t have to search for these oddball stories –  I do the work for you. Type your email address... Read more »

Steve Dale in Kankakee to Decode Your Dogs

Steve Dale in Kankakee to Decode Your Dogs
“Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” is a book I co-edited with Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. John Ciribassi.  The authors are the members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists….You asked me to make an appearance outside Chicago – how about... Read more »

America's Favorite Veterinarian, Dr. Tim Hunt

America's Favorite Veterinarian, Dr. Tim Hunt
America’s Favorite Veterinarian – as voted by you – is Dr. Tim Hunt. Listen HERE to my conversation with America’s Favorite, from Steve Dale’s Pet World.  The honor is presented by the non-profit American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Dr. Hunt says, “Across the Lake is Canada, and we speak a little funny here, at the same... Read more »
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Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention Seek to Prevent Pit Bulls

Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention Seek to Prevent Pit Bulls
Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention, by all accounts,supports breed specific legislation (banning any dog referred to as a pit bill, and perhaps adding in other breeds). This group is holding a rally, or an ‘education program,’ as I was told to “educate the public regarding dangerous dog breeds.” There will be music, dance and theatrical... Read more »

Special Soul Available For You

Special Soul Available For You
Finding homes for homeless animals is never a slam dunk. Anna Johnson of Chicago Canine Rescue delivered King into the WGN studio, an 8 year old dog who had done nothing wrong. Who knows why the previous family left him a big malnourished, literally tied to the shelter door. Steve Cochran on WGN Radio  and the entire WGN... Read more »

Pet Halloween Costume Contest with Meowsky

with Patty Backer of the longtime pet trade show the Backer Total Pet Expo, and her new pup with Hazel and Ethel who was going bonkers....I've never quite seen her like this - SO excited
Barker & Meowsky: A Paw Firm in an annual host of the very scary pet costume contest. Judges for the contest included Greg the bagel guy, and 43rd Ward Aldermen Michele Smith and 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack , along with myself. Here are the highlights – if you’re not too spooked to watch them.   Type... Read more »
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Halloween Pet Fashionista, Miss Meowsky on WGN

Halloween Pet Fashionista, Miss Meowsky on WGN
Miss Meowsky of Barker and Meowsky: A Paw Firm  joins the fun – though she is quite scary - Hear the interview right HERE from WGN radio. While some pet owners mock the idea of dressing up their animals, 17 percent of all pet owners have some sort of wardrobe for their pet, according to the American... Read more »