The Dog Saving Network‘s philosophy is that it takes a village – or at least lots of rescues and trainers – to save dogs, but it can be done. And using positive reinforcement training gives otherwise “problem dogs” a whole new lease on life, and newfound confidence. The Dog Saving Network and U.S. Bones recently held a... Read more »
The Dog Saving Network’s goal is to save dogs, who may otherwise be euthanized for behavioral problems or simply just because. The DSN demonstrates how through positive reinforcement training and by teaching dogs tricks they become more confident, and some behavioral issues can be solved. Another DSN goal is to work in collaboration with a team of dog trainers and... Read more »
The Dog Saving Network isn’t exactly ABC, CBS or NBC – it’s an effort to save shelter dogs, sometimes helping them become them more adoptable by ‘adjusting their behavior.’ And as Chris Dignan of the Dog Saving Network has demonstrated many times over, you can teach and old dog new tricks. Through clicker training... Read more »
Bark in the Park, benefiting the Anti Cruelty Society, is a Chicago tradition, and despite weather predictions to the contrary – it was really a nice day. Thousands of dogs turn out for this event, and a who’s who from the Chicago animal world as well. If you missed it – you missed tons of fun, here... Read more »
Here are 11 of the GREAT folks I was honored to have in-studio for Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio Petcasts (podcasts for Pet Lovers) in 2011. Check them out, you can listen – it’s free…right HERE. Which was your favorite? Hard to say for me, but I do tell some behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
Foster 2 Home is a newer organization, based in the Chicago area, which pulls dogs from shelters all over – and places them into Foster homes. At many of these shelters, the dogs are on death row, to no fault of there own. While there isn’t the expense involved of running a brick and mortar... Read more »
Foster 2 Home is a newer organization, based in the Chicago area, which pulls dogs from shelters all over – and places them into Foster homes. At many of these shelters, the dogs are on death row, to no fault of there own. there are simply just too many dogs. No matter, this frees up... Read more »
This Petcast features variety, a new Foster organization to a benefit canine talent show to a new column at CatChannel.com to taking photos of your pets to learning more about flea and tick products. Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World PETCAST. (may take a few moments to load) Fosters and rescues... Read more »
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Petcast...the theme: Dolphin trainers (and those who train other animals) who become dog trainers. (note; the podcast may take a moment to load) Kathy Sdao is certified as an instructor by the Karen Pryor Academy, and an associate certified animal behaviorist. These days, she speaks at conferences about dog... Read more »
Ribfest Chicago was held on Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Square, June 10 through 12. You can take your dogs lots of places, but can you think of anything better for a dog than a rib festival?