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What Your Dog’s Behavior Is Telling You

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Your dog's behavior may seem cute and funny as a puppy, but can later turn into a destructive mess. How can you cut this bad behavior off at the pass?
Air Date: 1/13/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Steve Dale, CABC
stevedale020XL2Steve Dale, CABC (certified animal behavior consultant), reaches more pet owners than any other pet journalist in America.

Steve writes a twice-weekly syndicated newspaper column (Tribune Media Services, since 1995); he's a contributing editor at USA Weekend (since 2002) and blogs on Petphoria.

Host of two nationally syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale's Pet World and The Pet Minute (together heard on over 100 radio stations, syndicated Black Dog Radio Productions, since 2001).

He's also a special contributor and program host, Steve Dale's Pet World, on WGN Radio, Chicago. And he formerly hosted Animal Planet Radio.

Steve is also a columnist and special correspondent for Cat Fancy. He's a Chicago Tribune blogger, and contributes blogs on various other websites, including for Victoria Stilwell.

On TV he's appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show; National Geographic Explorer; Pets Part of the Family, PBS; various Animal Planet shows and many others.

For several years, Steve was a regular contributor to Superstation WGN-TV Morning News. Currently, he's a contributor to syndicated HouseSmarts TV. Steve's a frequent host of satellite media tours.

In print, he's been quoted in, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Redbook, veterinary publications and dozens more.

Steve is the author of two ebooks, Good Dog! and Good Cat! (published by the Chicago Tribune, 2011). Steve edited Decoding Your Dog, written by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (due out in 2014).
What Your Dog’s Behavior Is Telling You
You finally caved and have become a dog owner.

Even though you are experiencing the joys of having a new family member around, you may have no idea what kinds of dog behavior should be accepted or not.

For example, you've heard from your friends who are also beloved dog owners, to not let your four-legged buddy sleep with you on your bed or jump up on your couch because that shows that the dog is dominant and eventually will not listen to you.

Is this true? What other behaviors should you be looking out for?

Certified animal behavior consultant, Steve Dale, CABC, discusses your dog's behavior, what it's telling you and proper ways to help improve behavior before it gets completely out of control.