Articles

Recall Remedies

Mary Lynne Doleys

“Why does my dog come running when I rattle the cookie jar, but head for the hills when I call him?” I am asked this question frequently when I consult with families about their dogs’ behavior. Regardless of the issues I am called in to help with, many owners have limited success calling their dogs to them and they typically don’t know why. Here are some tips to help you understand and correct the behavior. Read more...

Alternatives to Prong Collars

Mary Lynne Doleys

"I don't want to hurt my dog," I said, feeling the metal prongs with my fingers.

"She won't even feel it. Retrievers have all that loose skin and fur around their necks – they're built to go into brambles and retrieve birds," the instructor replied.

I allowed her to fit the collar to my dog's neck, and gave her a "leash correction" as instructed when she pulled ahead. She yelped, but I continued to do as I was told. Why? I believed what the "expert" told me, not knowing that these devices were completely unnecessary. Read more...

How To Ensure Your Dog and Baby Bond
Jan Fennell

We are now in the 21st Century, yet there remain many myths that are considered good advice. One of these is that when a baby is expected, there is possible danger from the family dog. Where this belief came from I do not know, but I can assure you that if the situation is handled properly, there is the potential for a superb relationship between your dog and your new child. Read more...

Puppy Buying Tips

The first step on the road to responsible pet ownership is to ask yourself some tough questions: Why do you want a puppy? Can you afford to keep one? Are you prepared to take care of a dog every day for his entire life? What kind of dog will match your lifestyle? Are you willing to spend the time it takes to help the puppy learn good manners? If you've decided you're ready to welcome a dog into your life, check out the list of tips, put together by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), to help prospective owners avoid purchasing a puppy that has come from a "puppy mill". Read more...

Why Challenge Current Rabies Vaccine Policy?

Rabies vaccination is required by law in nearly all areas. Even though protection from rabies is documented to last at least three years, current law in some states or areas still requires that boosters be given annually or biannually rather than the standard policy of every three years. However, vaccination against rabies virus is occasionally associated with debilitating adverse effects. Read more...

The Electronic Fence

Michael Mifflin

An electronic fence consists of a wire buried around the perimeter of the dog's area and two metal prongs that extend from a small transmitter on the dog's collar. This transmitter responds to a radio or electronic signal emitted from the underground wire. A warning beep informs the dog that the fence is near and he needs to stay back. If the dog continues toward the fence, he gets an "electrical stimulus". That's how the electronic fence sales people describe it. Let's call it what it is: The dog gets an electrical shock through the metal prongs into the neck. That's the first problem with underground fences. Read more...

The Man Who Listens to Horses

Monty Roberts, known as the "Man Who Listens to Horses" has led an extraordinary life. An award-winning trainer of championship horses, best-selling author, Hollywood stunt man, foster dad to 47 children (in addition to three of his own) and creator of the world-renowned and revolutionary equine training technique called Join~Up®, Monty Roberts could now, in his later years, be resting on his laurels -- but that's not his style. Read more...

Introduction to Join~Up®

While tracking wild mustangs in Nevada as a boy, Monty Roberts observed a nonverbal communication between the horses, a silent language he would later call "Equus". Monty incorporates "Equus" into his nonviolent training approach called Join~Up®. Read more...

Learn to Fetch, Stay and Converse Too

Frank Abderholden

"Don't tease me, don't beat me, work with me, bro."

That's what your dog might say, according to Jan Fennell, an English woman who is known as the dog listener. Read more...

"Dog Whisperer" Training Approach more Harmful than Helpful

Denver, CO (Sept. 6, 2006) – The training tactics featured on Cesar Millan's "Dog Whisperer" program are inhumane, outdated and improper, according to a letter sent yesterday to the National Geographic Channel by American Humane, the oldest national organization protecting children and animals. Read more...

Spirit's Story

At a young age, a white female wolf-dog cross named Spirit was sold to a breeder and spent much of her life producing pups to sell. Eventually, her owner left Spirit, seven newborn pups, and the male to which she had been bred, in a tennis court. City officials called Mission: Wolf in Silver Cliff, Colorado looking for help, but they didn't have room for all the animals. Read more...

Daisy's Story

Daisy is a beagle who spent her first two years as a research animal, caged in a laboratory. She was tattooed on her ear and belly, her dewclaws were removed, and she was de-barked, as many lab animals are to keep them quiet. Daisy was used in about ten studies, where she was injected with a chemotherapy drug, then had her blood drawn repeatedly to determine how long it remained in her system. Learn how Daisy overcame her difficult start in life with Amichien Bonding.

Franklin's Story

Franklin was the first dog I fostered, and he was with me for about a month. From the time he came home with me, I used Amichien® Bonding to help him get ready to go to a "forever home". He made tangible progress daily. I wrote a brief story about our time together, which has now been published in the book, Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories by Carol LaChapelle. Read Franklin's story.

Press Releases

Dundee Library Hosts Program Aug. 16 on How to Communicate with Your Dog

East Dundee, IL (August 7, 2008) – Learn to use the natural pack behavior and silent language of canines to communicate with your dog at a program called "Becoming Man's Best Friend" on Saturday, Aug. 16. Read more...

Amnesty for Cruel "Training Equipment" on Second Annual International Day of the Dog

Grayslake, IL (April 21, 2007) – Save-A-Pet Adoption Center and Peaceful Paws LLC have teamed up to denounce inhumane training aids and host an event to celebrate the second annual International Day of the Dog (IDOD). The event will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2007 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Save-A-Pet, located at 31665 N. Fairfield Road in Grayslake, IL. Attendees are encouraged to turn in choke chains, prong collars, electric collars and other painful devices in exchange for a gift. Approaches for working with animals without using force or violence will also be presented. Read more...

Peaceful Paws Makes Radio Debut

Skokie, IL (February 19, 2007) – Mary Lynne Doleys, owner of Peaceful Paws LLC, appeared February 16 as the featured guest on "Paws and Effect", which airs weekly on VoiceAmerica Internet Radio. The show, which focuses on the mental, emotional, and spiritual effects companion animals and their human families have on one another, is hosted by professional animal behaviorist Rachael Resk. Read more...

Peaceful Paws Sponsors Dog Listener Events in Chicago

Skokie, IL (March 1, 2006) – Peaceful Paws is proud to announce that Jan Fennell, known internationally as the "Dog Listener", will be in the Chicago area in May 2006 for a lecture at Northwestern University's Evanston campus and several other local events. Fennell, author of five books, including international best sellers The Dog Listener and The Practical Dog Listener, will speak about Amichien Bonding®, her nonviolent, no force method of working with dogs. Read more...

New Method Teaches Humans Unspoken Language of Canines

Skokie, IL (July 1, 2004) – Amichien® Bonding, a revolutionary way of working with dogs, is now available in the United States. Devised by renowned British author Jan Fennell, who has written five books, including international best sellers The Dog Listener and The Practical Dog Listener, this method is offered by Peaceful Paws, located in the Chicago area. Read more...


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