Archives for 2009

Gearing up for 2010

Health challenges have made me scarce this year but I am back at it! I’ll be traveling until about the 10th of January but will be available for media comments or segment ideas.

You can leave a message at my media number (800) 818-7387. Members of the media can connect with me during my travels at (909) 547-4275.

Bo Obama High Five (Video)

Above: Video of Bo Obama doing a “high five” with Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

So, many of us missed the Bo Obama clip and video.

My pal Shadow (earlier video) has worn her jingle bell collar for some years and loves it.

She actually prances when she wears it and it is heartwarming.

Anyway, Oprah sounded surprised that Bo was trained.


Maybe her research team missed that or perhaps her previous training experiences have not been maintained.

All pets should be trained to behave–it should not be a surprise that pets are required to behave.

Common mistakes all pet owners make can be seen in the video (if you can identify them leave a comment below.)

Bo was trained by Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz using modern dog training techniques versus what has recently been labeled as the neanderthal methods from the past that are still being promoted by Nat Geo.

(BTW: Dawn can be found at Merit Puppy Training.)

I’ve talked about Bo Obama before but websites such as the Huffington Post have dedicated Bo Obama pages or you can view some office White House Bo Obama photos on Flickr.

White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses included Bo Obama in the 2009 Gingerbread White House at Getty Images and I think that is telling as to just how our country is changing when it comes to animals and how important they are to us.

Alas, Bo Obama does not have his own official web cam or info like Barney did…at least I have not found it yet.