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Steve Dale

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  • Your dog is sure to make some noise if a bear approaches

    Q: We live in the woods, and the bear population has been increasing here. A neighbor actually had a bear nearly walk into her home. Her dog began to growl and bark, and the bear ran off. Her dog is a large mixed-breed, and so is mine, but Charlie Horse...
  • Dogs with a pit bull 'look' continue to get a bad rap

    These questions don't directly relate to pet behavior or health, but instead are answers to questions regarding my opinions on timely pet-related topics. Q: You recently wrote about breed-specific bans and communities banning pit bulls. These dogs are...
  • Give dog something more interesting to do than fixate on your Guinea pigs

    These reader questions about dog behavior were answered by veterinary behaviorists attending the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association July 25-29 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Q: As a psychologist, I'm interested in...
  • Do more tests to pinpoint cause of cat's ear infections

    These reader questions on dog behavior were answered by veterinary behaviorists at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 25-29 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Q: I feed my cat about half a manufactured...
  • Cats can be re-trained to stay off the counters

    These reader questions were answered by experts at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 25-29 in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Q: My cats are lovely and perfect, except they've started jumping on the...
  • Training, TLC can help mute dog's noise sensitivity

    Veterinarians and veterinary technicians met at the annual Animal Behavior Symposium in Denver July 25 to share research. The event is sponsored by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists....
  • Sporting breeds make good dogs for rambunctious children

    Q: My 5- and 8-year-old grandchildren want a dog. Can you recommend a breed that's good with children? Do you suggest a purebred or mixed breed? And where should we get the dog? A: David Frei, ubiquitous dog show announcer and director of...
  • Why your dog will love your new car

    Q: Will our dog recognize that we have a shiny new car? A: Your dog will instantly realize this "moving machine" is different from the old jalopy. Even if your old car didn't smell like "dog" to you, it sure did to your pet, and it also carried the...
  • Remember these winter safety tips for pets

    The weather outside may be frightful, so here are some tips for keeping your pets safe in the snow and cold: If it's chilly enough outside, our pets are as susceptible to frostbite as we are, especially on their paw pads and the tips of their tails and...
  • These New Year's resolutions are for pets

    Asking my Facebook fans (https://www.facebook.com/Stevedalepets) about their New Year's resolutions for their pets (or all pets) has become an annual tradition. Here some responses I've received for 2014: "To have my cats stop using my credit cards to...
  • New book offers solid advice on curbing canine behavior problems

    To this day, if you Google "dog screamer," up pops a column I wrote back in 2006 headlined, "He Ought To Call Himself the Dog Screamer." The column went viral and I received hundreds of hate-laced emails because I dared express concerns about dog-training...