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December 19, 2011

SUMMER SUN SAFETY Summertime is fun for dogs

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SUMMER SUN SAFETY Summertime is fun for dogs and humans alike. It’s a great time to travel and enjoy the great outdoors. Let us review a few safety tips to make sure that you and your dog can be ready for your adventures: Ride Right. Are you taking your dog for a ride in the car? Nothing compares to a happy dog’s ears as he takes on the wind outside of a car window! Be careful though. Do not ever leave a dog alone in a parked vehicle especially in direct sun. Even when it’s only mildly hot out, the inside of a car can become sweltering. Rolling down the windows is not enough relief. Heat stroke can happen to dogs, and just like in people can cause brain damage and even death. Symptoms include panting, drooling, rapid pulse and fever. Immediately immerse the dog in cool water and seek emergency veterinary assistance. Sunburns. Did you know that dogs get sunburns just like we do? Especially the dogs with shorter hair, lighter or pink skin, and pink noses are most susceptible. Try to limit your dog’s exposure to days when the sun is less strong. Sunblock applied to ears and noses 30 minutes before exposure will help. Sink or Swim. Not all dogs know how to swim instinctively. Do not just drop them in a pool or throw them in the ocean to see how they do. Make sure that they choose their swimming adventure. Start in shallow water and call your dog’s name. Maybe try tossing a toy to see if they will retrieve it. Better yet? If you have a friend with a dog who can swim, let them lead the way. Do not be surprised if both of your dog’s legs don’t paddle right away. Most dogs start with just their front legs. Stick close to help with the back end if they need it. Watch for tides, surfers, and other swimmers to be sure your dog has a calm introduction to the world of water. Consider getting a canine life preserver so that they can have the support while they learn. Always use preservers on boating adventures. They need them just like humans. Remember that swimming uses different muscles and can tire your animal quickly. Always keep your dog in reach so that you can help them if they need it. You are their best friend and lifeguard. Fancy Footwork. If your dog starts to walk awkwardly on the roads or concrete, consider the heat of the pavement. Their feet may literally be burning. Whenever possible, avoid walking your dog on the blacktop when it is hot to the touch. Walk them on the sidewalk, in the grass, or in the shade. Also, when starting to increase the speed, frequency, or change the terrain of your dog’s walk, remember that they do not wear shoes. It may take them a while to build the calluses on their paws necessary to walk in these areas. If you’re going hiking or onto surfaces where you would not be comfortable walking barefoot, consider your pet’s feet. There are even sneakers available for animals that may have sensitive paws! Gear up the grooming. Make sure that you keep up with your dog’s brushing and washing to ensure good health in the heat. This is when they shed more and get dirtier than most other times of the year. Don’t forget to apply their flea/tick prevention and give them their heartworm preventatives each month as well. These are just a few of the considerations to be made during the summer. We wish you the safest of adventures and loads of fun this season!
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SUMMER SUN SAFETY Summertime is fun for dogs

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SUMMER SUN SAFETY Summertime is fun for dogs and humans alike. It’s a great time to travel and enjoy the great outdoors. Let us review a few safety tips to make sure that you and your dog can be ready for your adventures: Ride Right. Are you taking your dog for a ride in the car? Nothing compares to a happy dog’s ears as he takes on the wind outside of a car window! Be careful though. Do not ever leave a dog alone in a parked vehicle especially in direct sun. Even when it’s only mildly hot out, the inside of a car can become sweltering. Rolling down the windows is not enough relief. Heat stroke can happen to dogs, and just like in people can cause brain damage and even death. Symptoms include panting, drooling, rapid pulse and fever. Immediately immerse the dog in cool water and seek emergency veterinary assistance. Sunburns. Did you know that dogs get sunburns just like we do? Especially the dogs with shorter hair, lighter or pink skin, and pink noses are most susceptible. Try to limit your dog’s exposure to days when the sun is less strong. Sunblock applied to ears and noses 30 minutes before exposure will help. Sink or Swim. Not all dogs know how to swim instinctively. Do not just drop them in a pool or throw them in the ocean to see how they do. Make sure that they choose their swimming adventure. Start in shallow water and call your dog’s name. Maybe try tossing a toy to see if they will retrieve it. Better yet? If you have a friend with a dog who can swim, let them lead the way. Do not be surprised if both of your dog’s legs don’t paddle right away. Most dogs start with just their front legs. Stick close to help with the back end if they need it. Watch for tides, surfers, and other swimmers to be sure your dog has a calm introduction to the world of water. Consider getting a canine life preserver so that they can have the support while they learn. Always use preservers on boating adventures. They need them just like humans. Remember that swimming uses different muscles and can tire your animal quickly. Always keep your dog in reach so that you can help them if they need it. You are their best friend and lifeguard. Fancy Footwork. If your dog starts to walk awkwardly on the roads or concrete, consider the heat of the pavement. Their feet may literally be burning. Whenever possible, avoid walking your dog on the blacktop when it is hot to the touch. Walk them on the sidewalk, in the grass, or in the shade. Also, when starting to increase the speed, frequency, or change the terrain of your dog’s walk, remember that they do not wear shoes. It may take them a while to build the calluses on their paws necessary to walk in these areas. If you’re going hiking or onto surfaces where you would not be comfortable walking barefoot, consider your pet’s feet. There are even sneakers available for animals that may have sensitive paws! Gear up the grooming. Make sure that you keep up with your dog’s brushing and washing to ensure good health in the heat. This is when they shed more and get dirtier than most other times of the year. Don’t forget to apply their flea/tick prevention and give them their heartworm preventatives each month as well. These are just a few of the considerations to be made during the summer. We wish you the safest of adventures and loads of fun this season!
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Resident saves Ohio officer from assault

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Resident saves Ohio officer from assault
A woman was sitting at a four-way stop near Heritage Christian Sedares knocked him to the ground, while Hannon kicked at him. As they struggled, a police dog arrived with his handler. Hannon then jumped up and ran toward the handler, Sedares said

Laundry hamper prevented girl from joining friends on fatal drive
The women worked together at Montana’s Cookhouse in Lethbridge punched a huge dent in the rear driver’s side of his car, told her he killed her dog,” Ms. McFarland added. “Last weekend, after he broke their window, he slammed her against

Hero dog saves newborn kittens
When she arrived, she could see that her dog was unsettled and anxious – that there was something Sadly, five different organizations were called – none of them could (or would) help. Finally, the woman found the Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary

Lawrence Kasdan’s ‘Darling Companion’ to Open Santa Barbara Fest
The Sony Pictures Classics release stars Diane Keaton as a woman who saves a stray dog on the side of a freeway in Denver, and also features Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Sam Shepard and Elisabeth Moss. In a SBIFF press release, festival executive

Dog poo lottery proves a ‘big success’ in Taiwan
Dog meat banned from Olympic restaurant menus. Dog saves elderly woman from kangaroo!. Dog custody battles on the rise in the U.S.. Watch Snoop Dogg’s bhangra in Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Singh is Kinng’. Dog gene mutation may harbour cure for human blindness.

Cortland Marine saves lives
James Blomstran, 22, is on his second tour of duty there as a member of L Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, and is a dog handler who specializes in The Marines rescued two men, three women, a baby and two children. Not one person was lost.

New Leash on Life: Local Woman Saves Sick Puppy
“There was a photo of her on the dog pound floor, with her legs just limp, and she was just looking up at the camera,” Mayfield said. Mayfield, founder of Paws with Pride in Green, saw a picture of four-month-old beagle Sydney, who needed help.

When Sodomy Saves The Day
As it turned out, another woman who we didn’t know had come running across Worked like a charm, and I’ve been telling people the story ever since, hoping that it saves some other dog or person in the future.

DIGGING CAN BE DANGEROUS Ruined landscaping, escape attempts,

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DIGGING CAN BE DANGEROUS Ruined landscaping, escape attempts, and dirty dogs: Digging can be a very destructive and expensive adventure for your dog to embark upon. First, you need to question why your dog is digging in the first place. Is it bored? We already spoke to the resolution of that issue in the above article. Second, do they dig and lay in the holes? Then your dog may be hot or cold and looking for some relief. Train your dog where to lay his head by finding a more suitable bed that satisfies their warmth or cooling requirements. Third and most tricky, is your dog trying to leave your yard by digging under a fence? To reverse this one, you will need to attach a long line to their collar and watch them. When you catch them in the act of digging, you need to correct them, while saying “NO!”, and then replace their behavior with an obedience command. When you find holes, it is important to immediately refill them. Check to be sure that the dog has not buried anything in the hole to prevent them from re-digging the hole to retrieve their items. Do not allow your dog to take food, treats, or rawhides outside because this often can lead to an instinctive burying behavior to protect their leftovers. If the behaviors continue after consistent observing and training on your own, make sure to call us so that the behaviors do not become a solidified habit.
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Capture Desired Behavior Capturing a desired behavior: This

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Capture Desired Behavior Capturing a desired behavior: This is a great way to help an owner gain some progress between practing commands formally. I use this with a dog that is especially difficult on Down for instance, like the 7 year old Sharpei I trained that was extremely resistant with the owner. We used the Down with Chair method, which is a form of capturing the behavior…and this method combined. Most of us know about Capturing Behavior. The main reason for adding this page is to remind you to inform the clien’ts to use it. We use it often for a dog that is housebreaking, but it can be helpful for other things as well. So, whenever a dog does a desired command such as the Down, say “Good Down” while showing the hand signal if the dog will not be aggressive to the hand signal. I know some dogs can get aggressive when they see or hear the command. If the dog gets stiff / looks aggressive when you give the command verbally, try using the hand signal only. You can click and treat a dog when capturing behavior. Advantages: This can be done even when the dog is just about to lie down in it’s bed or crate and from a distance if necessary. Repetition of this is key, as with all commands. Christina Russell
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Capture Desired Behavior Capturing a desired behavior: This

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Capture Desired Behavior Capturing a desired behavior: This is a great way to help an owner gain some progress between practing commands formally. I use this with a dog that is especially difficult on Down for instance, like the 7 year old Sharpei I trained that was extremely resistant with the owner. We used the Down with Chair method, which is a form of capturing the behavior…and this method combined. Most of us know about Capturing Behavior. The main reason for adding this page is to remind you to inform the clien’ts to use it. We use it often for a dog that is housebreaking, but it can be helpful for other things as well. So, whenever a dog does a desired command such as the Down, say “Good Down” while showing the hand signal if the dog will not be aggressive to the hand signal. I know some dogs can get aggressive when they see or hear the command. If the dog gets stiff / looks aggressive when you give the command verbally, try using the hand signal only. You can click and treat a dog when capturing behavior. Advantages: This can be done even when the dog is just about to lie down in it’s bed or crate and from a distance if necessary. Repetition of this is key, as with all commands. Christina Russell
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Shelter and Dog Rescue Groups Across the U.S. will Receive Help from PEDIGREE … – Sacramento Bee

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Shelter and Dog Rescue Groups Across the U.S. will Receive Help from PEDIGREE … – Sacramento Bee


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Shelter and Dog Rescue Groups Across the U.S. will Receive Help from PEDIGREE
Sacramento Bee
During each five week course, the youth are tasked with teaching their dogs basic skills and providing one-on-one interaction. The dogs learn new skills which make them more adoptable and the children learn important life, leadership and communication
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Doggone good listener gets Orrington kids to read – Bangor Daily News

Doggone good listener gets Orrington kids to read
Bangor Daily News
Buy Photo ORRINGTON, Maine — Reading aloud can be a scary proposition to someone who is just learning, but add a dog and suddenly it's almost as much fun as playing outside at recess. And outside is where one would expect to find kids and dogs

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‘I want a puppy for Christmas!’ – Patch.com


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'I want a puppy for Christmas!'
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In fact, I have had a couple inquiries about dogs, and people would like to give a dog to their child for Christmas. Even though this is one of the most joyous gifts, as a child's eyes light up with excitement, there are some things to consider before
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Dangers under the tree – Chicago Sun-Times

Dangers under the tree
Chicago Sun-Times
“You can even get the kids involved,” Dilworth said. “Each day, they can open a toy or small treat and then hide it so the dog has to look for it.” If your child has not enjoyed the pleasures of owning a dog, think once, twice and 10 times before

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Child attacked by pit bull, transported to MUSC – ABC NEWS 4

Child attacked by pit bull, transported to MUSC
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According to William Lynes with Colleton County Animal Control, the dog's owner was the injured child's aunt. The incident happened during a family Christmas party on Hampton Street in Walterboro. Lynes said the child was unsupervised and in the yard
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Teachers step in to stop dogs from attacking students at suburban grade school – Chicago Sun-Times


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Teachers step in to stop dogs from attacking students at suburban grade school
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The dogs were taken to the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge, where they were to be observed for 10 days, police said. The dogs' owner, who arrived at the school shortly after the attack, told police his child left a door open, allowing the
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Therapy dog works with autistic kids – Quad City Times

Therapy dog works with autistic kids
Quad City Times
While one child runs away in fear, the rest of the students run straight toward the 6-year-old golden retriever therapy dog named Buddy Junior, or BJ for short. They swarm around the animal, petting his belly and stroking his ears in their basement

White Earth dog-gone sick of bullies – Park Rapids Enterprise

White Earth dog-gone sick of bullies
Park Rapids Enterprise
Marlene Myhre works with White Earth Child Care Assistance and is part of the anti-bullying committee. She says just talking about this problem openly and periodically gives kids the ability to find that strength in numbers. “Since we started this,

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Dangerous dog breed bans won’t stop bites say health professionals

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Dangerous dog breed bans won’t stop bites say health professionals
Banning dangerous dog breeds “won’t prevent bites” Education for owners and children advocated “Any breed can be dangerous in hands of irresponsible owner” BANNING dangerous dog breeds would not prevent dog bites, but teaching children to be more canine

Vote for your favorite breed of dog; support Pheasants Forever
What’s your favorite bird dog breed? Pheasants Forever’s second annual Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign challenges upland hunters to cast a vote and make a donation on behalf of their favorite dog. What’s your favorite bird dog breed? Pheasants

Pet protection: Give heartworm meds year-round, vets say

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Pet protection: Give heartworm meds year-round, vets say
Imagine a bowl of angel hair pasta inside your pet’s tiny heart. That’s what it looks like when your dog or cat has heartworms. And the worms will eventually take over the heart. Now that it’s winter, many pet owners will discontinue use of heartworm

A Protection Dog Fast Becoming A Reliable Family Security Solution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2011 – In the midst of rising crime rates and social upheaval in many parts of the country, more and more people are looking for new ways to protect themselves and those they love. For many people, finding the right solution is tricky because

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Dog Training In Your Home was established in 1989 in Charlotte North Carolina. Our in home dog training philosophy is simple. We teach your dog to be a well behaved family member. In many cases your dogs home environment is enabling bad behavior. Your dog’s home is the most logical place for training. Our services are designed to make training fun for you and your dog. Give us a call today to schedule your free evaluation.
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Obama 2012 product catalog: Yoga pants, wine glasses, onesies and pet collars

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Obama 2012 product catalog: Yoga pants, wine glasses, onesies and pet collars
Director Rufus Gifford is the cover model on the official Obama gear product catalog (photos by Lynn Sweet) WASHINGTON–Yoga pants. Hoodies. Wine and Martini glasses. Kids apparel. Cat and dog collars. Basketball shirts. Spatulas. An apron that says

Obama family’s White House holiday card is L.A. artist’s design
“They wanted to do an inside shot, something home related,” said Matuszak. One idea was to focus on Bo, the Obama family dog. “So we thought, let’s put Bo in front of a fireplace.” Matuszak said the holiday card is the White House’s first to be

California lawmaker blasts Obama as a ‘professor’
Moreover, the former co-chairman of the Democratic Blue Dog coalition in the House saw his colleagues in the caucus eviscerated in the 2010 midterm election, many undone they believed because of Obama administration’s policies on healthcare

Paws Off the Counter As the holidays arrive,

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Paws Off the Counter As the holidays arrive, we begin to start preparing special holiday treats. Turkeys, cookies, candies? the list goes on. But what if you are not the only one in the house checking out the plates? Is your dog taking food from your counters, or even right off your plate? This issue is so common that it has a name: “Counter-Surfing”. To resolve this issue, you have three choices: punishment, extinction, and alternatives. Punishment is not really a choice in this case. Punish too much and the dog will be scared to go anywhere near food. Punish too little or the wrong way and you will simply teach the dog not to “surf” with you around. Turn away for a second though and all bets are off. Punishment cannot be consistent if you are not around to see the behavior, so this just won’t work. While you are frustrated, punishment may just be worth the reward that your dog receives by stealing your tasty food. Extinction is the process by which a behavior disappears due to the removal of its stimulus. In other words: no food, no surfing. Surfing is a behavior that is a conditioned response. Every time the dog steals food, they are rewarded. If you got a dollar every time you touched a doorknob in your home, you would probably touch that doorknob a lot. If that reward was removed, you would most likely eventually reduce the number of times you touched the knob to a more normal level or extinguish that behavior all together. Same with the dog’s thievery. You must remove the food reward from the situation by eliminating all unattended food sources. There can be no plates left within reach, no food left on counters, and no crumbs left anywhere. Storage containers, high shelving, and immediate cleaning is required for this process to work. Even dirty dishes can be a source of food reward if left around where a dog can find them. If and when this is not possible, the dog must be removed from the environment where the food is located, in order to prevent accidental reinforcement of stealing behaviors. Alternative therapy is the replacement of a negative behavior with a more positive one. In this case, the PLACE command can be used to have your dog remain in a fixed location that is away from the food. Make sure to practice often, to reward good behavior with verbal praise and petting, and to have a leash on your dog for reinforcement during practice periods. Begin with short durations and then build up to the longer ones. Treat the dog on place so that the dog understands that if he or she remains in “place” the rewards come to them! If they leave, they get nothing at all. Doorbell Desensitization Ding, Dong! Are you and your dog ready for the trickiness of Trick or Treating this year? If your dog barks and runs at the door every time the doorbell rings, then this article on noise desensitization is for you. First, what is the barking all about? Doorbells signal change, and the introduction of an outsider to your environment. Barking can be a sign of excitement or anxiety related to these events. They may be guarding your home, or they may be welcoming your guests. In either case, you need to help your dog to relax. To do this you will need a clicker. If you do not have one, they are available at the register at most pet stores or through your trainer. If you have not used one of these during your training, a clicker is a small device with a button that you press to make a consistent noise. This noise will signify when your dog does something correctly. Prior to training, you must charge the clicker, or give it significance to your canine, by clicking the clicker and giving your dog a small, favorite, tasty treat several times in a row without training. Click! Treat. Click! Treat. You will notice that soon your dog will look your way as soon as you click because they understand that a treat is on its way. Second, you will need to create situations that simulate the doorbell environment that you want to change. You will need to have set-up doorbell ringing situations where you are prepared to train your dog. If guests and family members call ahead and are willing to ring the bell for you when they arrive, this is an easy way to naturally create this environment. Otherwise, you will need to employ volunteers to ring the doorbell for you. Have the person ring the bell, then click and treat the dog BEFORE it barks. Have the person repeat their ring several times at 30-60 second intervals. Each time, the dog gets rewarded for being attentive but not barking. Do not open the door every time. This will signal to the dog that just because the door is ringing, there is not necessarily someone waiting to come into their territory. Make sure to have your dog on a leash so that they cannot run to the door. Instead, guide them to come to you when the ring sounds for their click and reward. As your dog clues in to your training and becomes more relaxed at the bell, introduce verbal praise and wait longer and longer after the bell to click and reward the dog. Eventually, the doorbell will signal the need for calm energy to receive their reward, rather than a time to become excited and charge the door. Thirdly, now that you understand the basic premise, here is the doorbell workup routine to prepare yourself for the big day provided by watchandtrain.com: Have your dog on-leash. The time that your dog spends running towards the door barking can feed into his behavior and cause it to continue. Warm him up initially at the beginning of sessions, then do “cold trials”. Warm up – one ring, one treat with your dog right near the door, maybe even having him see you press the bell. You can say “Ready?” to give him even more of a hint that you are about to start “the game”. Harder – you are farther away from the front door. Even harder – farther still where you try for two or three rings between treats. Say “Good Boy” after each bell and only click and treat (C/T) after the second or third ring. Ready for an even larger challenge? Train your dog to go to another room when the doorbell rings by having your click and treat supplies in another room. When the bell rings, call them to you. Guide them with the leash to your location, if necessary. When they arrive, award them with a click and treat. This will defuse the door-rushing behavior that can sometimes add excitement to the doorbell situation. During these exercises, if your dog shows signs of anxiety (heavy panting, pacing, shaking, etc) or does not seem to be progressing, then you are moving too quickly. Remember, the idea is to reduce stress on your dog. You will need to do many repetitions of each step to fully desensitize your dog. If you would like a one-on-one demonstration of these exercises, please give us a call. We will be happy to help you. Canine Costume Pet costumes can be entertaining and fun for humans. Some dogs even like them! For other dogs, Halloween costumes are a nightmare. Here are some tips on selecting a costume, getting them to wear it, and alternatives in the event that your dog is truly uncomfortable. Selecting a Costume: Make sure you select the correct size for your dog. If the costume is too large, it will shift and become uncomfortable. Your dog will also be able to wiggle right out of it and walk away. If the size is too small, your dog’s motion will be restricted. Be sure that the costume does not rub your dog the wrong way. Friction around the neckline or the front legs are common, regardless of correct sizing. Do not select a costume with small or dangling parts. These can become entanglement and choking hazards that can result in strangulation and injury if the dog attempts to escape or destroy their costume. Consider an alternative costume. These do not have restrictive strapping around the back or torso. Hats, elastic cuffs around the legs, or neckwear may be more acceptable to your pet than a full suit. Playing Dress Up: If your dog is not used to wearing clothing, you must use positive reinforcement. Dress the dog in the costume, then in a positive and/or excited tone offer praise, treats, and physical attention. If you can’t even get the costume on the dog, show the dog the costume and do the same routine. Bring it closer and closer to the dog each time. As long as the dog stays relaxed, then you may drape the costume over the dog’s back while offering this praise. Once they are ok with putting it over their back, accelerate to putting on portions of the costume, building up to the full costume experience. Practice with dog clothes. Take them for walks with them on. Let them play and relax around the house with it on. Distract the dog with fun activities. If your dog will move, offer him fun and games in their costume. Alternative Holiday Wear: Halloween Doggiedanas. If a collar is tolerable, a bandana may be an acceptable decoration even when a full outfit is not comfortable for your dog. Dog Collars. Many pet and department stores offer collars that themselves have Halloween décor on them. If they wear a collar, simply switch for the holiday version! Resource Halloween Safety Remember that if your dog is uncomfortable, they may be irritable. We suggest not bringing your dog along for a Trick and Treat excursion if they are in discomfort. Be vigilant with children petting your dog when they are in costume. With the excitement of the holiday, children can unintentionally be hurtful, and dogs can be nervous. This is not a good combination. With lots going on, pay lots of attention to your dog’s body language, and give them a break whenever necessary. If you cannot be vigilant, make sure that your dog is left at home in a safe environment. Unfortunately, people can be cruel and crazy around this time of year. Please make sure to keep your dog on leash whenever outside the home, and inside whenever possible. Keep all candy out of the reach of your dog. Both the wrappers and their contents may become life threatening to your dog if ingested. If you do not have the time to desensitize your dog to the doorbell, you may need to consider crating your dog during the Trick or Treat hours for both their safety and the safety of those who come to your door.
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Paws Off the Counter As the holidays arrive,

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Paws Off the Counter As the holidays arrive, we begin to start preparing special holiday treats. Turkeys, cookies, candies? the list goes on. But what if you are not the only one in the house checking out the plates? Is your dog taking food from your counters, or even right off your plate? This issue is so common that it has a name: “Counter-Surfing”. To resolve this issue, you have three choices: punishment, extinction, and alternatives. Punishment is not really a choice in this case. Punish too much and the dog will be scared to go anywhere near food. Punish too little or the wrong way and you will simply teach the dog not to “surf” with you around. Turn away for a second though and all bets are off. Punishment cannot be consistent if you are not around to see the behavior, so this just won’t work. While you are frustrated, punishment may just be worth the reward that your dog receives by stealing your tasty food. Extinction is the process by which a behavior disappears due to the removal of its stimulus. In other words: no food, no surfing. Surfing is a behavior that is a conditioned response. Every time the dog steals food, they are rewarded. If you got a dollar every time you touched a doorknob in your home, you would probably touch that doorknob a lot. If that reward was removed, you would most likely eventually reduce the number of times you touched the knob to a more normal level or extinguish that behavior all together. Same with the dog’s thievery. You must remove the food reward from the situation by eliminating all unattended food sources. There can be no plates left within reach, no food left on counters, and no crumbs left anywhere. Storage containers, high shelving, and immediate cleaning is required for this process to work. Even dirty dishes can be a source of food reward if left around where a dog can find them. If and when this is not possible, the dog must be removed from the environment where the food is located, in order to prevent accidental reinforcement of stealing behaviors. Alternative therapy is the replacement of a negative behavior with a more positive one. In this case, the PLACE command can be used to have your dog remain in a fixed location that is away from the food. Make sure to practice often, to reward good behavior with verbal praise and petting, and to have a leash on your dog for reinforcement during practice periods. Begin with short durations and then build up to the longer ones. Treat the dog on place so that the dog understands that if he or she remains in “place” the rewards come to them! If they leave, they get nothing at all. Doorbell Desensitization Ding, Dong! Are you and your dog ready for the trickiness of Trick or Treating this year? If your dog barks and runs at the door every time the doorbell rings, then this article on noise desensitization is for you. First, what is the barking all about? Doorbells signal change, and the introduction of an outsider to your environment. Barking can be a sign of excitement or anxiety related to these events. They may be guarding your home, or they may be welcoming your guests. In either case, you need to help your dog to relax. To do this you will need a clicker. If you do not have one, they are available at the register at most pet stores or through your trainer. If you have not used one of these during your training, a clicker is a small device with a button that you press to make a consistent noise. This noise will signify when your dog does something correctly. Prior to training, you must charge the clicker, or give it significance to your canine, by clicking the clicker and giving your dog a small, favorite, tasty treat several times in a row without training. Click! Treat. Click! Treat. You will notice that soon your dog will look your way as soon as you click because they understand that a treat is on its way. Second, you will need to create situations that simulate the doorbell environment that you want to change. You will need to have set-up doorbell ringing situations where you are prepared to train your dog. If guests and family members call ahead and are willing to ring the bell for you when they arrive, this is an easy way to naturally create this environment. Otherwise, you will need to employ volunteers to ring the doorbell for you. Have the person ring the bell, then click and treat the dog BEFORE it barks. Have the person repeat their ring several times at 30-60 second intervals. Each time, the dog gets rewarded for being attentive but not barking. Do not open the door every time. This will signal to the dog that just because the door is ringing, there is not necessarily someone waiting to come into their territory. Make sure to have your dog on a leash so that they cannot run to the door. Instead, guide them to come to you when the ring sounds for their click and reward. As your dog clues in to your training and becomes more relaxed at the bell, introduce verbal praise and wait longer and longer after the bell to click and reward the dog. Eventually, the doorbell will signal the need for calm energy to receive their reward, rather than a time to become excited and charge the door. Thirdly, now that you understand the basic premise, here is the doorbell workup routine to prepare yourself for the big day provided by watchandtrain.com: Have your dog on-leash. The time that your dog spends running towards the door barking can feed into his behavior and cause it to continue. Warm him up initially at the beginning of sessions, then do “cold trials”. Warm up – one ring, one treat with your dog right near the door, maybe even having him see you press the bell. You can say “Ready?” to give him even more of a hint that you are about to start “the game”. Harder – you are farther away from the front door. Even harder – farther still where you try for two or three rings between treats. Say “Good Boy” after each bell and only click and treat (C/T) after the second or third ring. Ready for an even larger challenge? Train your dog to go to another room when the doorbell rings by having your click and treat supplies in another room. When the bell rings, call them to you. Guide them with the leash to your location, if necessary. When they arrive, award them with a click and treat. This will defuse the door-rushing behavior that can sometimes add excitement to the doorbell situation. During these exercises, if your dog shows signs of anxiety (heavy panting, pacing, shaking, etc) or does not seem to be progressing, then you are moving too quickly. Remember, the idea is to reduce stress on your dog. You will need to do many repetitions of each step to fully desensitize your dog. If you would like a one-on-one demonstration of these exercises, please give us a call. We will be happy to help you. Canine Costume Pet costumes can be entertaining and fun for humans. Some dogs even like them! For other dogs, Halloween costumes are a nightmare. Here are some tips on selecting a costume, getting them to wear it, and alternatives in the event that your dog is truly uncomfortable. Selecting a Costume: Make sure you select the correct size for your dog. If the costume is too large, it will shift and become uncomfortable. Your dog will also be able to wiggle right out of it and walk away. If the size is too small, your dog’s motion will be restricted. Be sure that the costume does not rub your dog the wrong way. Friction around the neckline or the front legs are common, regardless of correct sizing. Do not select a costume with small or dangling parts. These can become entanglement and choking hazards that can result in strangulation and injury if the dog attempts to escape or destroy their costume. Consider an alternative costume. These do not have restrictive strapping around the back or torso. Hats, elastic cuffs around the legs, or neckwear may be more acceptable to your pet than a full suit. Playing Dress Up: If your dog is not used to wearing clothing, you must use positive reinforcement. Dress the dog in the costume, then in a positive and/or excited tone offer praise, treats, and physical attention. If you can’t even get the costume on the dog, show the dog the costume and do the same routine. Bring it closer and closer to the dog each time. As long as the dog stays relaxed, then you may drape the costume over the dog’s back while offering this praise. Once they are ok with putting it over their back, accelerate to putting on portions of the costume, building up to the full costume experience. Practice with dog clothes. Take them for walks with them on. Let them play and relax around the house with it on. Distract the dog with fun activities. If your dog will move, offer him fun and games in their costume. Alternative Holiday Wear: Halloween Doggiedanas. If a collar is tolerable, a bandana may be an acceptable decoration even when a full outfit is not comfortable for your dog. Dog Collars. Many pet and department stores offer collars that themselves have Halloween décor on them. If they wear a collar, simply switch for the holiday version! Resource Halloween Safety Remember that if your dog is uncomfortable, they may be irritable. We suggest not bringing your dog along for a Trick and Treat excursion if they are in discomfort. Be vigilant with children petting your dog when they are in costume. With the excitement of the holiday, children can unintentionally be hurtful, and dogs can be nervous. This is not a good combination. With lots going on, pay lots of attention to your dog’s body language, and give them a break whenever necessary. If you cannot be vigilant, make sure that your dog is left at home in a safe environment. Unfortunately, people can be cruel and crazy around this time of year. Please make sure to keep your dog on leash whenever outside the home, and inside whenever possible. Keep all candy out of the reach of your dog. Both the wrappers and their contents may become life threatening to your dog if ingested. If you do not have the time to desensitize your dog to the doorbell, you may need to consider crating your dog during the Trick or Treat hours for both their safety and the safety of those who come to your door.
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AM Julie Morgan in microchip call over Wales’ dog attacks – BBC News

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AM Julie Morgan in microchip call over Wales' dog attacks
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"They have not socialised the dogs, that is the problem. They don't know how to care for them." Labradors and border collies also bite people, she said, but the media was not as obsessed with those breeds as much as banned breeds.
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Fashion Faux Paw – Global Animal


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Fashion Faux Paw
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(DOG BREEDS) In recent years celebrities have instigated the fashion craze of dogs in handbags, the ultimate adorable accessory. The The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) conducted research on how much information people
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Modern dogs are more Asian fusions than Euro pups, study finds – UC Davis

Modern dogs are more Asian fusions than Euro pups, study finds
UC Davis
The findings also indicate that Southeast Asia likely played an important role in the evolution of Western breed dogs. In order to compare the evolutionary relationships between the dogs of Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, the researchers
The last word on dog genesis is not nigh!Discover Magazine (blog)

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Over 300 dogs participate in canine show – Times of India


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Over 300 dogs participate in canine show
Times of India
Giving a thumbs-up to the show, Jalandhar resident Himashu Salaria said he took his two pugs to the show so that they would be able to interact with dogs of other breeds. "My family loved the show and my pugs seemed a little dazed to be among so many
About 350 dogs participate in championshipThe Hindu

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Dangerous dog breed bans won’t stop bites say health professionals – NEWS.com.au

Dangerous dog breed bans won't stop bites say health professionals
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Picture: Trevor Pinder Source: Herald Sun BANNING dangerous dog breeds would not prevent dog bites, but teaching children to be more canine savvy could curb injuries, according to a group of Australian health professionals. An editorial in the Medical
Teach children how to handle dogs: studyThe Canberra Times
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Holiday Puppy Gifting: Can It Be Done Responsibly? (PHOTOS) – Huffington Post


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Holiday Puppy Gifting: Can It Be Done Responsibly? (PHOTOS)
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"But if you live a private lifestyle and want a dog that's protective, then you may want to look into that breed." Redenbach tells families to begin their search using American Kennel Club's website, which lists detailed information on more than 150
'I want a puppy for Christmas!'Patch.com
Bringing new puppy into family requires a period of adjustmentTimes Record News
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Canine blood donors can save the lives of more than 40 dogs – Baltimore Sun


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Canine blood donors can save the lives of more than 40 dogs
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By MARIE GILBERT marieg@herald-mail.com There's a golden retriever, an English springer spaniel, a Doberman and a handful of mixed breeds. But several times a year, they all become blood hounds. The dogs are part of a program that gives the gift of

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AKC Eukanuba Dog Show 2011: The Next Generation – Petside


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AKC Eukanuba Dog Show 2011: The Next Generation
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by Wendy Toth Since my arrival at the AKC Eukanuba Dog Show in Orlando, I have seen expert agility competitors send 100 lb dogs flying up ramps and through hoops, with nothing but a subtle turn of the hip. I've seen handlers get tiny toy breeds
Orange County Convention Center played host to National Championship dog showOrlando Attractions Magazine (blog)

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Puppy!

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Puppy!
3. Make housetraining priority number 1. Whether you chose to use papers or go outside, make potty training your puppy a complete obsession. Wiping up little puppy puddles may seem like no big deal, but understand that your puppy is learning habits that

Therapy dog takes edge off law exams
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Keeping the Wolf from the door

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This loveable little dog defends his bone or his owner no matter how big the opponent,” he said. “Alcide is like that, but he’s a monster protecting Sookie and doesn’t want anyone close to his little bunny.” The Italian-American actor views himself a

Christmas TV specials: Brace yourselves for lots of elves
“I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” (7 p.m., WLS-Channel 7): Snubbed by Snoopy, Linus’ brother finds another canine friend. “White Christmas” (7 p.m., AMC): Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye. Comics help the owner of a Vermont inn. 1954 (Repeats at

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Hilarie Stelfox defends cat and dog ownership – Huddersfield Examiner (blog)

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Hilarie Stelfox defends cat and dog ownership – Huddersfield Examiner (blog)

Hilarie Stelfox defends cat and dog ownership
Huddersfield Examiner (blog)
IF, AS A recent survey suggests, two thirds of women and three quarters of men can't remember what their partner gave them last year for Christmas, it's quite clear that we are all wasting our time and

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Bo Obama Defends His First Term – Blackline (satire)

Bo Obama Defends His First Term
Blackline (satire)
“The only change I see is now I get supermarket brand dog food. What kind of mess is that? I swear I choked on a ground up dog bone the other day. Nasty.” As the White House defends Bo Obama's grades, pointing out that he is a steady companion to the

Drops dog Georgia in 42-10 loss to No. 1 LSU – Houston Chronicle

Drops dog Georgia in 42-10 loss to No. 1 LSU
Houston Chronicle
Photo: Dave Martin / AP LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) runs the ball into the end zone as Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo (18) defends during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec.

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University Of Nebraska At Kearney Defends Itself Against Housing … – City Town Info Education Channel


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University Of Nebraska At Kearney Defends Itself Against Housing
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On November 23, the US Justice Department filed a housing discrimination lawsuit against the University of Nebraska at Kearney for denying former student Brittany Hamilton's request to keep her therapy dog in her off-campus, college-owned apartment

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Discovery Channel’s Hit Series “MythBusters” Defends Against Explosions and … – Sacramento Bee

Discovery Channel's Hit Series "MythBusters" Defends Against Explosions and
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13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation's leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, has "officially" been confirmed as the ultimate protection against C-4 live-fire explosions and police dog attacks

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Have a doomsday Christmas – WGCL Atlanta

Have a doomsday Christmas
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By Tom Ensey – email This fire suit protects you to 500 degrees Centigrade and looks terrific on the dance floor. (Source: Jiangsu-huasan) The presa carnario is about 2 1/ 2 feet tall at the shoulder, can weigh up to 160 pounds and is the baddest dog

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Breed Profile: Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Breed Profile: Rhodesian Ridgeback
This beautiful, muscular dog is listed in the Hound category and uses both scent and sight for hunting. I have always been intrigued by the Rhodesian Ridgeback. This breed originated in Africa and was used to hunt small and large game including lions.

Trussville proposes a pit bull breed ban

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Trussville proposes a pit bull breed ban
Breed Specific Legislation, or BSL, is ignorant. Blaming an entire breed of dog for the mistakes of a few is like blaming an entire auto maker for someone texting while driving and causing a car crash. It’s illogical, unenforceable, and does not work.

Vote for your favorite breed of dog; support Pheasants Forever
What’s your favorite bird dog breed? Pheasants Forever’s second annual Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign challenges upland hunters to cast a vote and make a donation on behalf of their favorite dog. What’s your favorite bird dog breed? Pheasants

Imported breeds prove head-turners at dog show
AMRITSAR: The dog show witnessed huge rush on Sunday at Ranjeet Avenue here as over 300 dogs, spanning about 50 breeds, including imported and Indian breeds, participated in the event. Organized by Amritsar Kennel Club, the show saw several

Dangerous dog breed bans won’t stop bites say health professionals
Banning dangerous dog breeds “won’t prevent bites” Education for owners and children advocated “Any breed can be dangerous in hands of irresponsible owner” BANNING dangerous dog breeds would not prevent dog bites, but teaching children to be more canine

Breed Profile: Rhodesian Ridgeback
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Showering dogs with love and care
After a year and a half of love, and the help of the staff at All Breed Animal Rescue and Training, Luna was socialized enough Sunday to get a bath from volunteers at the organization’s dog wash-a-thon fundraiser. Cotton, who is a fan of the organization

Humane Society targeted by pro-shelter campaign

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Humane Society targeted by pro-shelter campaign
They show a sad-eyed dog and ask, “Please help shelter pets by donating locally, not to HSUS,” and direct people to HumaneForPets.com, where they can find links to local shelters and more information. Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the HSUS

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Hundreds of New Yorkers turn out for DEC hearing to oppose hydraulic fracturing

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Hundreds of New Yorkers turn out for DEC hearing to oppose hydraulic fracturing
Hundreds of people turned out to sound off to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to oppose hydraulic fracturing in the state, saying the risks to health, public safety and costs to property owners and businesses outweighed the benefits.

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Service dog for girl with autism stolen out of front yard – Live 5 News

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Service dog for girl with autism stolen out of front yard – Live 5 News


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Service dog for girl with autism stolen out of front yard
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By Deja Knight – email One family is suffering after their dog was stolen out of their front yard in Moncks Corner, but their dog isn't just any pet. This American Bull Terrier plays a very special role in one child's life and her health could be
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White Earth dog-gone sick of bullies – Park Rapids Enterprise

White Earth dog-gone sick of bullies
Park Rapids Enterprise
Marlene Myhre works with White Earth Child Care Assistance and is part of the anti-bullying committee. She says just talking about this problem openly and periodically gives kids the ability to find that strength in numbers. “Since we started this,

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Dog Gone Smart, a Global Household Name in Nanotechnology-based Pet Beds … – Sacramento Bee

Dog Gone Smart, a Global Household Name in Nanotechnology-based Pet Beds
Sacramento Bee
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Shelter and Dog Rescue Groups Across the U.S. will Receive Help from PEDIGREE … – Sacramento Bee


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Shelter and Dog Rescue Groups Across the U.S. will Receive Help from PEDIGREE
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During each five week course, the youth are tasked with teaching their dogs basic skills and providing one-on-one interaction. The dogs learn new skills which make them more adoptable and the children learn important life, leadership and communication
RSPCA starts campaign for purebred healthohmidog!

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Child attacked by pit bull, transported to MUSC – ABC NEWS 4

Child attacked by pit bull, transported to MUSC
ABC NEWS 4
According to William Lynes with Colleton County Animal Control, the dog's owner was the injured child's aunt. The incident happened during a family Christmas party on Hampton Street in Walterboro. Lynes said the child was unsupervised and in the yard

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Child credited with saving Henderson family from fire – WRAL.com

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Child credited with saving Henderson family from fire – WRAL.com

Child credited with saving Henderson family from fire
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"He handed me the kids." Weaver stayed behind to rescue the family's new puppy and older dog but was overcome by the smoke. The dogs died in the fire. "I just want everyone to pray for him because I love him and he's a big part of saving our lives too

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Teachers step in to stop dogs from attacking students at suburban grade school – Chicago Sun-Times


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Teachers step in to stop dogs from attacking students at suburban grade school
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The dogs were taken to the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge, where they were to be observed for 10 days, police said. The dogs' owner, who arrived at the school shortly after the attack, told police his child left a door open, allowing the
Dogs attack students during recess at SW suburban elementaryWLS

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Autistic Girl’s Service Dog Stolen, Found Dead In Yard – Care2.com (blog)


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Autistic Girl's Service Dog Stolen, Found Dead In Yard
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by Kristina Chew Last week, Toby, an American bull terrier who was specially trained as a therapy dog for 9-year-old Allie Nolan, who is autistic, was stolen from the family's front yard in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Today has brought terrible
Stolen service dog found dead in SC family's yardWSBT-TV
Service dog killed, dumpedCharleston Post Courier
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Shelter and Dog Rescue Groups Across the U.S. will Receive Help from PEDIGREE … – Sacramento Bee


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Shelter and Dog Rescue Groups Across the U.S. will Receive Help from PEDIGREE
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During each five week course, the youth are tasked with teaching their dogs basic skills and providing one-on-one interaction. The dogs learn new skills which make them more adoptable and the children learn important life, leadership and communication
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Demand grows for protected agriculture products – TheGrower

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Demand grows for protected agriculture products – TheGrower

Demand grows for protected agriculture products
TheGrower
Eric Viramontes, chief executive officer of the Mexican Association for Protected Horticulture, Culiacan, likens it to using the name of a specific dog breed to refer to the whole category of canines. Just as dog breeds can vary greatly,

How to Protect Your Home from Holiday Prowlers (The Kevin McCallister Way) – Film School Rejects


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How to Protect Your Home from Holiday Prowlers (The Kevin McCallister Way)
Film School Rejects
Some folks keep a family dog as both a pet and a security system, and that will work. But if you don't want to deal with midnight walks and puddles on the carpet, invest in some creepy crawly creatures to tap into the phobias of your enemy.

Do Dogs Really Need Shoes? – Petside


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Do Dogs Really Need Shoes?
Petside
Although dog shoes have only recently appeared in pet stores and on pet websites, protective dog booties have been used for decades during canine sporting events. Dog shoes have been used for many years, particularly during winter sled races.

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Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011: A man worth naming a dog after – Asia Times Online

Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011: A man worth naming a dog after
Asia Times Online
This claim, jaw-droppingly revelatory even for the best-read Americans, is true because, as the pro-Guadeloupe faction argued at the time, the American colonies would no longer need London's protection from the French if Canada, as well as the southern

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Remembering your best friend – Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Remembering your best friend
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
The hunter, whose name has not been released — I suspect because he is in the Dog Protection Program — was careful make sure the safety was off in case a rascally duck snuck up on him. But he did take some precautions. For example, rather than point

Domesticating Man’s Best Friend: How The Dog Became A Dog – Huffington Post – San Francisco Luxury News

Domesticating Man's Best Friend: How The Dog Became A Dog – Huffington Post
San Francisco Luxury News
Humans got assistance in hunting and hauling, a camp guard and defender, a herder, as well as a companion. The wolf becoming dogwolf and finally dog got assistance in hunting, relief from the burdens of rearing its pups, sexual freedom, protection,

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How to Keep Your Puppy Safe During The Holidays – MarketWatch (press release)

How to Keep Your Puppy Safe During The Holidays
MarketWatch (press release)
Holiday plants: Your puppy needs protection from its own sense of smell and curiosity. Many of the plants and flowers we have in the home can be a toxic temptation to dogs. Mistletoe, holly, lilies, and poinsettias can be harmful if eaten.

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Suffolk Closeup: Friend of animals – Shelter Island Reporter

Suffolk Closeup: Friend of animals
Shelter Island Reporter
A “Puppy and Dog Protection Rating Program” is to be set up, administered by a “Pet Store Rating Board.” Among its members will be representatives of the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory

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The Buzz: California first dog Sutter Brown lands his own page on Jerry … – Sacramento Bee

The Buzz: California first dog Sutter Brown lands his own page on Jerry
Sacramento Bee
The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has withdrawn its latest version of a $150 annual charge and will revisit the issue in January. A Cal Fire spokesman confirmed an Ag Alert commentary that said the panel may exempt buildings such as hospitals

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Woman defends pit bull breed after string of attacks – Northwest Cable News

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Woman defends pit bull breed after string of attacks – Northwest Cable News

Woman defends pit bull breed after string of attacks
Northwest Cable News
It wasn't until she fostered them and educated herself on the breed that they have grown to be her favorite. But she said owners must take on an alpha personality to put the dogs in their place. Darcy said neutering your dog is also crucial.

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Discovery Channel’s Hit Series “MythBusters” Defends Against Explosions and … – Sacramento Bee

Discovery Channel's Hit Series "MythBusters" Defends Against Explosions and
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13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation's leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, has "officially" been confirmed as the ultimate protection against C-4 live-fire explosions and police dog attacks

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Bo Obama Defends His First Term – Blackline (satire)

Bo Obama Defends His First Term
Blackline (satire)
“The only change I see is now I get supermarket brand dog food. What kind of mess is that? I swear I choked on a ground up dog bone the other day. Nasty.” As the White House defends Bo Obama's grades, pointing out that he is a steady companion to the

New, safer drugs treat arthritis in dogs – Montreal Gazette

New, safer drugs treat arthritis in dogs
Montreal Gazette
For example, Adequan (a polysulfated glycosaminoglycan or PSAGS) is a medication that not only protects the existing cartilage and inhibits further inflammation but, in some cases, has been shown to actually reverse the degenerative process associated

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Non-slip Safety Kit From Bench Dog Tools Protects Fingers and Hands: High-Tech … – San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Non-slip Safety Kit From Bench Dog Tools Protects Fingers and Hands: High-Tech
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Just in time for the holiday gifting season, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has packaged a 3-piece Safety Kit from Bench Dog Tools featuring a high-tech Ultra Push-Bloc, a Feather-Loc Featherboard, and a Magnetic Push Stick – all geared toward

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University Of Nebraska At Kearney Defends Itself Against Housing … – City Town Info Education Channel


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University Of Nebraska At Kearney Defends Itself Against Housing
City Town Info Education Channel
On November 23, the US Justice Department filed a housing discrimination lawsuit against the University of Nebraska at Kearney for denying former student Brittany Hamilton's request to keep her therapy dog in her off-campus, college-owned apartment

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‘A dog ran out in front of him’: Rick Hilton defends son Conrad days after … – Daily Mail


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'A dog ran out in front of him': Rick Hilton defends son Conrad days after
Daily Mail
Conrad Hilton's father Rick Hilton has defended his son after he crashed into two parked cars in Brentwood, Los Angeles this weekend. The 56-year-old businessman claimed that the 17-year-old was avoiding running over a dog which had

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Dogs enter prison, emerge as good citizens – Toledo Blade

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Dogs enter prison, emerge as good citizens – Toledo Blade


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BY TANYA IRWIN Toledo Correctional Institution inmates Frankie Robinson, left, and Jason Schmidt work with Moose, a boxer, at a canine training session of Prisoners Helping Dogs. THE BLADE/SEAN WORK Enlarge | Photo Reprints When you meet Pudgie,

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12-19 SS Pro Dog Trainer – AgInfo.net

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What is it like to be a professional dog trainer working for a professional outfitter? I can tell you one thing. You have to be good. Ryder Keller works as both a professional dog trainer and hunting guide. The dogs he works with flush, point,

Annapolis Crime: Police Report Three Robberies, Boat Burglary – Patch.com

Annapolis Crime: Police Report Three Robberies, Boat Burglary
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Dog Training Materials Taken from Car on Hawkins Lane—City police said someone went inside an unlocked car and took dog training materials, training shoes and a training bag. The incident occurred between 10 pm Dec. 7 and 10 am Dec.
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Showering dogs with love and care – Colorado Springs Gazette

Showering dogs with love and care
Colorado Springs Gazette
After a year and a half of love, and the help of the staff at All Breed Animal Rescue and Training, Luna was socialized enough Sunday to get a bath from volunteers at the organization's dog wash-a-thon fundraiser. Cotton, who is a fan of the

Ask the Dog Trainer: What to give your pet for the holidays? Time! – TCPalm


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Ask the Dog Trainer: What to give your pet for the holidays? Time!
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This holiday season and throughout the year, give your dog the real gift of love. Give them your time, your attention and your gratitude for their joy and devotion that they so willing share. Cissy Sumner of Best Behavior Dog Training is Vero's first
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Top 6 Ways To Make This A Happy and HEALTHY Holiday For Your Dog: Expert DigitalJournal.com (press release)

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Small Business Q&A: The Dog Duchess – Patch.com

Small Business Q&A: The Dog Duchess
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Roberts uses positive reinforcement to train dogs in group obedience classes held at Montrose Animal Hospital and during one-on-one problem solving sessions in her training venture, The Dog Duchess. "Dogs are happy when they know what their status in

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Anatomy of a manufactured hit piece – The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

Anatomy of a manufactured hit piece
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
Now two downstate Republican lawmakers think that they've found a solution for Mr. Wooters and other disgruntled Illinoisans who want to escape but can't: Cut off the pesky tail that's wagging the dog—separate Chicago from the rest of the state.

Local author gains national recognition for kids books – Juneau Empire

Local author gains national recognition for kids books
Juneau Empire
“Instead of howling like most dogs howl, when he howled, it sounded like a cow mooing, and he would moo along with the foghorn in the lighthouse,” Custard said. “So I developed a story around that, about how he saves the day with his mighty moo.

Holiday TV schedule includes classic movies, Christmas concerts – Patriot-News (blog)


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Holiday TV schedule includes classic movies, Christmas concerts
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A dog saves the day when one of Santa Claus' reindeer is injured. “Unaccompanied Minors” 2 pm, ABC Family. Holiday romp about kids stranded in an airport with their parents. “Jack Frost” 4 pm, ABC Family. When Jack Frost dies he returns to life as a

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All Christmas all the time on TV – Los Angeles Times (blog)

All Christmas all the time on TV
Los Angeles Times (blog)
A boy asks contest organizers to find a new husband for his widowed mother. “Movie: The Search for Santa Paws” (2010) 9:30 am, Sunday, ABC Family. Voices of Kaitlyn Maher, Madison Pettis. A talking dog and an orphan must save Christmas after old Saint

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Spare Times: For Children for Dec. 16-22 – New York Times

Spare Times: For Children for Dec. 16-22
New York Times
'The Firefly Star: A Magical Tale of Three Kings Day' (Saturday, and Monday through Wednesday) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer may have helped rescue Christmas for Santa, but in this story it's a mouse named Raton Perez who saves Three Kings Day for the

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Flying a Service Dog There are a few things you should know about flying a service dog or service dog in training. 1. WHAT TO TAKE: -Take all appropriate paperwork with you to the airport. This inculdes a copy of all current vacinations including Rabies, and a travel certificate from the dog’s vet within 10 days of travel showing dog is healthy. I have never been questioned for or asked about these when flying a service dog, but you need them just in case they ask. -a small “placemat” for the dog to lie on on the floor for comfort and control :-) . -poopy bags, paper towels or handi wipes for any accidents, a collapsible water bowl, dogfood, service dog vest, leash, 2. FEES? The airline is not supposed to charge you a pet fee or any other special fee for having the dog with you on the flight. 3. WHERE TO SIT ON THE PLANE Your service dog must sit under your feet on the plane so always ask for a window seat so the dog has more room and is not in the aisle, and try to get a bulk head seat right behind first class where there is additional room for your feet and the dog. TAKE A DIRECT FLIGHT WHEN EVER POSSIBLE. 4. AT THE AIRPORT It is good to walk the dog at the airport and have them potty before checking in, and then again after you check your bags/get your ticket because after you go thru security you will not have access to the outside of the airport unless you go out and then back thru security. If your airport is large, find the elevators and use them to change floors. They dont usually have stairs and I dont like taking the dogs on the escalators. Too much can go wrong with the dog being scared or getting hair snagged. When you arrive at your destination, go directly to the outside and let the dog use the bathroom, then go to baggage claim. The dog will need to pee due to the pressue changes in the plane and somestimes the stress of the flight/or relaxation off the nap they took while flying. 5. SECURITY It is easiest to go thru the special assitance line of security (handicap/gold card member line) if they will let you. This line is much shorter less stressful on the dog. Some metal detector screeners will let you leave on the leash/collar/vest and some will want the dog naked to go thru. I usually put the dog in a down stay, walk though the metal detector and wait for the screener to say it is ok for the dog to come thru. Then call the dog to me. 6. ATTIRE I normally wear my DTIYH shirt and then there are no questions about what my disability is. Of course I have none, but the service dogs in training have the same rights as service dogs. You will get lots of questions by fellow passengers about the dog who dont know you dont have to give them that information In my experience, the more evasive you are the more shady you seem with the dog there. I always say the dog is in training for ……… service. I have nvere had anyone complain about the dogs when they fly (I have flown 2 different dogs). Laura Moretz
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Flying a Service Dog There are a few things you should know about flying a service dog or service dog in training. 1. WHAT TO TAKE: -Take all appropriate paperwork with you to the airport. This inculdes a copy of all current vacinations including Rabies, and a travel certificate from the dog’s vet within 10 days of travel showing dog is healthy. I have never been questioned for or asked about these when flying a service dog, but you need them just in case they ask. -a small “placemat” for the dog to lie on on the floor for comfort and control :-) . -poopy bags, paper towels or handi wipes for any accidents, a collapsible water bowl, dogfood, service dog vest, leash, 2. FEES? The airline is not supposed to charge you a pet fee or any other special fee for having the dog with you on the flight. 3. WHERE TO SIT ON THE PLANE Your service dog must sit under your feet on the plane so always ask for a window seat so the dog has more room and is not in the aisle, and try to get a bulk head seat right behind first class where there is additional room for your feet and the dog. TAKE A DIRECT FLIGHT WHEN EVER POSSIBLE. 4. AT THE AIRPORT It is good to walk the dog at the airport and have them potty before checking in, and then again after you check your bags/get your ticket because after you go thru security you will not have access to the outside of the airport unless you go out and then back thru security. If your airport is large, find the elevators and use them to change floors. They dont usually have stairs and I dont like taking the dogs on the escalators. Too much can go wrong with the dog being scared or getting hair snagged. When you arrive at your destination, go directly to the outside and let the dog use the bathroom, then go to baggage claim. The dog will need to pee due to the pressue changes in the plane and somestimes the stress of the flight/or relaxation off the nap they took while flying. 5. SECURITY It is easiest to go thru the special assitance line of security (handicap/gold card member line) if they will let you. This line is much shorter less stressful on the dog. Some metal detector screeners will let you leave on the leash/collar/vest and some will want the dog naked to go thru. I usually put the dog in a down stay, walk though the metal detector and wait for the screener to say it is ok for the dog to come thru. Then call the dog to me. 6. ATTIRE I normally wear my DTIYH shirt and then there are no questions about what my disability is. Of course I have none, but the service dogs in training have the same rights as service dogs. You will get lots of questions by fellow passengers about the dog who dont know you dont have to give them that information In my experience, the more evasive you are the more shady you seem with the dog there. I always say the dog is in training for ……… service. I have nvere had anyone complain about the dogs when they fly (I have flown 2 different dogs). Laura Moretz
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MONCKS CORNER — It’s more than a just a missing dog story. “Toby,” a 3-year-old American bull terrier was snatched from her front yard Tuesday morning. Described as black with a white chest, Toby is beyond just the family pet. He is specially

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Some rescued NC dogs later sold for profit – SCNow

Some rescued NC dogs later sold for profit
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HICKORY, NC — Recent animal cruelty charges in New Jersey against a Newton woman have exposed the hidden practice of selling rescued dogs for profit. The animals, often gotten for free or at minimal cost, are taken to states in the northeast and sold

Woman saves dogs in house fire – KLTV

Woman saves dogs in house fire
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"I knew I wasn't going to be able to save the house , but I wasn't going to leave the animals to suffer for it, the fire department came and helped me rescue some of the outside dogs," says Erskine. But Erskine couldn't be everywhere at once.

All Christmas all the time on TV – Los Angeles Times (blog)

All Christmas all the time on TV
Los Angeles Times (blog)
A woman must set things right when her wishes magically come true for Christmas. “Movie: The Search for Santa Paws” (2010) 3 pm, Dec. 21, ABC Family. Voices of Kaitlyn Maher, Madison Pettis. A talking dog and an orphan must save Christmas after old

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What’s Up With Muslims and Dogs? – Huffington Post (blog)

What's Up With Muslims and Dogs?
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There is another reason why I love having my dog around. Ziggy came from Tennessee. He was rescued by an animal control officer who uses her own resources to save dogs who would otherwise be destroyed in a few days. Tina saves as many dogs as she can

Man delivering pizza saves woman’s life – WXXA

Man delivering pizza saves woman's life
WXXA
He told Powell that his wife and his dog were still inside. "I broke one of the windows, unlocked the door, the dog came out," said Powell. The smoke and heat were blinding, the man told Powell his wife was in the bedroom.

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Spare Times: For Children for Dec. 16-22 – New York Times

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Spare Times: For Children for Dec. 16-22 – New York Times

Spare Times: For Children for Dec. 16-22
New York Times
'The Firefly Star: A Magical Tale of Three Kings Day' (Saturday, and Monday through Wednesday) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer may have helped rescue Christmas for Santa, but in this story it's a mouse named Raton Perez who saves Three Kings Day for the

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All Christmas all the time on TV – Los Angeles Times (blog)

All Christmas all the time on TV
Los Angeles Times (blog)
A boy asks contest organizers to find a new husband for his widowed mother. “Movie: The Search for Santa Paws” (2010) 9:30 am, Sunday, ABC Family. Voices of Kaitlyn Maher, Madison Pettis. A talking dog and an orphan must save Christmas after old Saint

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Holiday TV schedule includes classic movies, Christmas concerts – Patriot-News (blog)


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Holiday TV schedule includes classic movies, Christmas concerts
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A dog saves the day when one of Santa Claus' reindeer is injured. “Unaccompanied Minors” 2 pm, ABC Family. Holiday romp about kids stranded in an airport with their parents. “Jack Frost” 4 pm, ABC Family. When Jack Frost dies he returns to life as a

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Who taught YOU to drive? Surviving the holiday drive with kids – The Boston Globe


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Who taught YOU to drive? Surviving the holiday drive with kids
The Boston Globe
Have something more objective than just saying “It's now time to switch,'' particularly if there is a highly prized seat, or nobody wants to sit next to the dog or baby, or everyone wants to sit next to them.'' If you're going to watch DVDs,

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Three things to do today – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Three things to do today
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Ken Harrington as Daddy Warbucks, Maddie Berl as Annie and Abby, the dog, as Sandy in the musical "Annie." / ALEX SHUKOFF Musica Spei will present "Saint Nicholas Saves the Day," a medieval mystery play about a boy kidnapped from his family to serve a

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Louisville 4th grader saves the life of another student – WDRB

Louisville 4th grader saves the life of another student
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Keion is getting a medal for saving the life of his friend: Na'Chon Proctor. Na'Chon was wearing a necklace and put the dog tag from his grandfather in his mouth. But then it broke off and lodged in his throat. Na'Chon says, "I walked up to the music

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AM Julie Morgan in microchip call over Wales’ dog attacks
Compulsory microchipping “It is imperative that dog owners realise the importance of properly looking after their pets, regardless of breed, including making sure they get regular exercise to avoid pent-up aggression. “I know that the Environment Minister

Vote for your favorite breed of dog; support Pheasants Forever
What’s your favorite bird dog breed? Pheasants Forever’s second annual Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign challenges upland hunters to cast a vote and make a donation on behalf of their favorite dog. What’s your favorite bird dog breed? Pheasants

Showering dogs with love and care
After a year and a half of love, and the help of the staff at All Breed Animal Rescue and Training, Luna was socialized enough Sunday to get a bath from volunteers at the organization’s dog wash-a-thon fundraiser. Cotton, who is a fan of the organization

Dangerous dog breed bans won’t stop bites say health professionals
Banning dangerous dog breeds “won’t prevent bites” Education for owners and children advocated “Any breed can be dangerous in hands of irresponsible owner” BANNING dangerous dog breeds would not prevent dog bites, but teaching children to be more canine

Trussville proposes a pit bull breed ban
Breed Specific Legislation, or BSL, is ignorant. Blaming an entire breed of dog for the mistakes of a few is like blaming an entire auto maker for someone texting while driving and causing a car crash. It’s illogical, unenforceable, and does not work.

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Clicker Training 101 What is a clicker? A time marker device. That marks a behavior and promises a reward. Any behavior clicked and rewarded enough with increase in frequency. Capturing Behavior – This is were a dog does a behavior induced or on his own and the trainer/owner clicks when the behavior occurs and then rewards the dog with a treat. examples would be barking, scatching, stretching, Shaping Behavior – This is were the trainer take the desired goal and breaks it in to small approamations then clicks and rewards the small appromations and slowly requires the dog to move from step to the next as you gear towards the goal. Example: Teaching adog to toucha target stick with thier nose. First the dog must look at the stick…click and treat then the dog must look and turn his head in the direction fo the stick…click and treat, then the dog must look turn his head and step towards the treat…
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Clicker Training 101 What is a clicker? A time marker device. That marks a behavior and promises a reward. Any behavior clicked and rewarded enough with increase in frequency. Capturing Behavior – This is were a dog does a behavior induced or on his own and the trainer/owner clicks when the behavior occurs and then rewards the dog with a treat. examples would be barking, scatching, stretching, Shaping Behavior – This is were the trainer take the desired goal and breaks it in to small approamations then clicks and rewards the small appromations and slowly requires the dog to move from step to the next as you gear towards the goal. Example: Teaching adog to toucha target stick with thier nose. First the dog must look at the stick…click and treat then the dog must look and turn his head in the direction fo the stick…click and treat, then the dog must look turn his head and step towards the treat…
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A Pleasure to Meet You This holiday season, when you are visiting your friends and family, you may be faced with the opportunity to meet a dog that you do not know. Here are some tips to help you have a healthy and happy experience by understanding the appropriate way to approach a new dog: Always ask an owner for permission to touch their dog prior to petting. Ask if the dog is friendly. Some dogs are not welcoming to guests. Some owners do not like their dog to interact with guests. You do not want to risk your personal safety or reward them for a behavior their owner dislikes. Watch a dog’s body language. If their hair stands up, they stop moving or wagging their tail, they hold their breath, they crouch down to the ground, or they begin barking or lunging, simply do not touch them. They may be nervous and are better left alone. Never run up to a stray dog and pet them. You do not know how this dog responds to people, if the dog is injured, or if the dog is otherwise aggressive. It is best to let the dog come to you, if you decide to interact at all. Let them hear and smell you prior to interacting with them directly. Stand still and put your hand out for the dog to smell. Let them get comfortable with your scents and sounds prior to actual touching. Do not approach the dog face-to-face. Rather, position yourself beside the dog. A face-to-face meeting can become a threat to a dog that you may not mean to make. Do not touch the dog if you are nervous. The dog will know and it will make them nervous as well. There is no reason to pet a dog if you do not feel comfortable. Do not pet a dog on the head when you first meet them. A shoulder or back petting session is more appropriate. Many dogs get nervous and/or upset when they are pet on top of their heads, or when people reach over their heads to pet them. Do not stare a dog in the eye. While this is a show of confidence in the USA, it is a show of confrontation in the canine world. Gently look at the dogs ears, face, or chest, but try to avoid direct eye contact. If you become uncomfortable or are being attacked by a dog you have just met NEVER turn your back and run away. The dog will chase you. It will think you are playing a game or have become a prey animal. Instead, remain calm, stand still until the dog goes away, and/or guard your body with any personal items (purse, umbrella, briefcase, etc.) that you have with you. Do not flail your arms, scream, throw personal items, or wave your fingers at a dog. Excitement and nervousness begets excitement and nervousness. Loose and flailing items are more easily grabbed by a dog. Close your fists and hold your arms steady at your side or across your body to keep yourself in a safer situation. Pet the dog gently, slowly, with a flat hand, in one direction. When you do pet a dog you have not met before, remember to speak slowly and quietly in sweet tones. Watch your children and be sure to show them the appropriate ways to meet a dog. Remember, even if an owner says that a dog is friendly, you are a stranger to them. Earn their trust by respecting their space. This is especially true of puppies for whom everything is new, loud, and can become overwhelming.
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A Pleasure to Meet You This holiday season,

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A Pleasure to Meet You This holiday season, when you are visiting your friends and family, you may be faced with the opportunity to meet a dog that you do not know. Here are some tips to help you have a healthy and happy experience by understanding the appropriate way to approach a new dog: Always ask an owner for permission to touch their dog prior to petting. Ask if the dog is friendly. Some dogs are not welcoming to guests. Some owners do not like their dog to interact with guests. You do not want to risk your personal safety or reward them for a behavior their owner dislikes. Watch a dog’s body language. If their hair stands up, they stop moving or wagging their tail, they hold their breath, they crouch down to the ground, or they begin barking or lunging, simply do not touch them. They may be nervous and are better left alone. Never run up to a stray dog and pet them. You do not know how this dog responds to people, if the dog is injured, or if the dog is otherwise aggressive. It is best to let the dog come to you, if you decide to interact at all. Let them hear and smell you prior to interacting with them directly. Stand still and put your hand out for the dog to smell. Let them get comfortable with your scents and sounds prior to actual touching. Do not approach the dog face-to-face. Rather, position yourself beside the dog. A face-to-face meeting can become a threat to a dog that you may not mean to make. Do not touch the dog if you are nervous. The dog will know and it will make them nervous as well. There is no reason to pet a dog if you do not feel comfortable. Do not pet a dog on the head when you first meet them. A shoulder or back petting session is more appropriate. Many dogs get nervous and/or upset when they are pet on top of their heads, or when people reach over their heads to pet them. Do not stare a dog in the eye. While this is a show of confidence in the USA, it is a show of confrontation in the canine world. Gently look at the dogs ears, face, or chest, but try to avoid direct eye contact. If you become uncomfortable or are being attacked by a dog you have just met NEVER turn your back and run away. The dog will chase you. It will think you are playing a game or have become a prey animal. Instead, remain calm, stand still until the dog goes away, and/or guard your body with any personal items (purse, umbrella, briefcase, etc.) that you have with you. Do not flail your arms, scream, throw personal items, or wave your fingers at a dog. Excitement and nervousness begets excitement and nervousness. Loose and flailing items are more easily grabbed by a dog. Close your fists and hold your arms steady at your side or across your body to keep yourself in a safer situation. Pet the dog gently, slowly, with a flat hand, in one direction. When you do pet a dog you have not met before, remember to speak slowly and quietly in sweet tones. Watch your children and be sure to show them the appropriate ways to meet a dog. Remember, even if an owner says that a dog is friendly, you are a stranger to them. Earn their trust by respecting their space. This is especially true of puppies for whom everything is new, loud, and can become overwhelming.
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Woman defends pit bull breed after string of attacks – Northwest Cable News

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Woman defends pit bull breed after string of attacks
Northwest Cable News
It wasn't until she fostered them and educated herself on the breed that they have grown to be her favorite. But she said owners must take on an alpha personality to put the dogs in their place. Darcy said neutering your dog is also crucial.

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University Of Nebraska At Kearney Defends Itself Against Housing … – City Town Info Education Channel


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University Of Nebraska At Kearney Defends Itself Against Housing
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On November 23, the US Justice Department filed a housing discrimination lawsuit against the University of Nebraska at Kearney for denying former student Brittany Hamilton's request to keep her therapy dog in her off-campus, college-owned apartment

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New, safer drugs treat arthritis in dogs – Montreal Gazette

New, safer drugs treat arthritis in dogs
Montreal Gazette
For example, Adequan (a polysulfated glycosaminoglycan or PSAGS) is a medication that not only protects the existing cartilage and inhibits further inflammation but, in some cases, has been shown to actually reverse the degenerative process associated

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Bo Obama Defends His First Term – Blackline (satire)

Bo Obama Defends His First Term
Blackline (satire)
“The only change I see is now I get supermarket brand dog food. What kind of mess is that? I swear I choked on a ground up dog bone the other day. Nasty.” As the White House defends Bo Obama's grades, pointing out that he is a steady companion to the

Have a doomsday Christmas – WGCL Atlanta

Have a doomsday Christmas
WGCL Atlanta
By Tom Ensey – email This fire suit protects you to 500 degrees Centigrade and looks terrific on the dance floor. (Source: Jiangsu-huasan) The presa carnario is about 2 1/ 2 feet tall at the shoulder, can weigh up to 160 pounds and is the baddest dog

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‘A dog ran out in front of him’: Rick Hilton defends son Conrad days after … – Daily Mail


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'A dog ran out in front of him': Rick Hilton defends son Conrad days after
Daily Mail
Conrad Hilton's father Rick Hilton has defended his son after he crashed into two parked cars in Brentwood, Los Angeles this weekend. The 56-year-old businessman claimed that the 17-year-old was avoiding running over a dog which had

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Drops dog Georgia in 42-10 loss to No. 1 LSU – Houston Chronicle

Drops dog Georgia in 42-10 loss to No. 1 LSU
Houston Chronicle
Photo: Dave Martin / AP LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) runs the ball into the end zone as Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo (18) defends during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec.

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Discovery Channel’s Hit Series “MythBusters” Defends Against Explosions and … – Sacramento Bee

Discovery Channel's Hit Series "MythBusters" Defends Against Explosions and
Sacramento Bee
13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation's leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, has "officially" been confirmed as the ultimate protection against C-4 live-fire explosions and police dog attacks

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Hilarie Stelfox defends cat and dog ownership – Huddersfield Examiner (blog)

Hilarie Stelfox defends cat and dog ownership
Huddersfield Examiner (blog)
IF, AS A recent survey suggests, two thirds of women and three quarters of men can't remember what their partner gave them last year for Christmas, it's quite clear that we are all wasting our time and

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Lawrence Kasdan’s ‘Darling Companion’ to Open Santa Barbara Fest – Reuters

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Lawrence Kasdan's 'Darling Companion' to Open Santa Barbara Fest
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The Sony Pictures Classics release stars Diane Keaton as a woman who saves a stray dog on the side of a freeway in Denver, and also features Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Sam Shepard and Elisabeth Moss. In a SBIFF press release, festival executive
Lawrence Kasdan's 'Darling Companion' To Open Santa Barbara Film FestivalDeadline.com

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Stray leads woman to lend a hand – Houston Chronicle

Stray leads woman to lend a hand
Houston Chronicle
She saves the fleece baby blankets for the Humble Animal Control Shelter. Most of its dogs and cats are euthanized, and Christman hopes a soft bed will make the animals' last days more comfortable. The Harris County animal shelter asks for pillow cases

Woman saves dogs in house fire – KLTV

Woman saves dogs in house fire
KLTV
"I knew I wasn't going to be able to save the house , but I wasn't going to leave the animals to suffer for it, the fire department came and helped me rescue some of the outside dogs," says Erskine. But Erskine couldn't be everywhere at once.

Family Dog Saves Kittens Placed in Bag, Tossed on Highway – Care2.com (blog)


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Family Dog Saves Kittens Placed in Bag, Tossed on Highway
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In a twist to the expression “look what the cat dragged home,” an Iowa woman named Kelly found a huge surprise last August. She pulled into her driveway to find her dog, Reagan, sitting next to a crumpled Meow Mix bag.
Dog saves kittens tossed into bag and left on roadDigitalJournal.com

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Senior saves cagey canines – CTV.ca


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Senior saves cagey canines
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An Irricana woman is spending her golden years coaxing scared and neglected dogs out from under porches and into her care so they can be adopted. Violet Clermont is 90-years-old and has teamed up with her daughter and granddaughter to rescue as many

Woman bringing awareness to animal abuse – Cabinet.com

Woman bringing awareness to animal abuse
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We caught up with Prendergast to talk about the pets she saves and the pets she keeps. Q: What motivated you to become an animal cruelty investigator? A: Basically it's a part of the job, working at an animal shelter, that needed to be done.

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What’s Up With Muslims and Dogs? – Huffington Post (blog)

What's Up With Muslims and Dogs?
Huffington Post (blog)
There is another reason why I love having my dog around. Ziggy came from Tennessee. He was rescued by an animal control officer who uses her own resources to save dogs who would otherwise be destroyed in a few days. Tina saves as many dogs as she can

Man delivering pizza saves woman’s life – WXXA

Man delivering pizza saves woman's life
WXXA
He told Powell that his wife and his dog were still inside. "I broke one of the windows, unlocked the door, the dog came out," said Powell. The smoke and heat were blinding, the man told Powell his wife was in the bedroom.

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All Christmas all the time on TV – Los Angeles Times (blog)

All Christmas all the time on TV
Los Angeles Times (blog)
A woman must set things right when her wishes magically come true for Christmas. “Movie: The Search for Santa Paws” (2010) 3 pm, Dec. 21, ABC Family. Voices of Kaitlyn Maher, Madison Pettis. A talking dog and an orphan must save Christmas after old

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Small Business Q&A: The Dog Duchess – Patch.com

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Small Business Q&A: The Dog Duchess – Patch.com

Small Business Q&A: The Dog Duchess
Patch.com
Roberts uses positive reinforcement to train dogs in group obedience classes held at Montrose Animal Hospital and during one-on-one problem solving sessions in her training venture, The Dog Duchess. "Dogs are happy when they know what their status in

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Dogs can be vets’ best friends – The State


The State
Dogs can be vets' best friends
The State
The dogs help veterans build a relationship with another living being, which brings back a feeling of competence and confidence that they can take care of the animal. The dog is trained to be calm in all situations, and even to apply pressure on the

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Ask the Dog Trainer: What to give your pet for the holidays? Time! – TCPalm


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Ask the Dog Trainer: What to give your pet for the holidays? Time!
TCPalm
This holiday season and throughout the year, give your dog the real gift of love. Give them your time, your attention and your gratitude for their joy and devotion that they so willing share. Cissy Sumner of Best Behavior Dog Training is Vero's first
Five Reasons Being a Dog Owner Is AwesomePatch.com
Top 6 Ways To Make This A Happy and HEALTHY Holiday For Your Dog: Expert DigitalJournal.com (press release)

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12-19 SS Pro Dog Trainer – AgInfo.net

12-19 SS Pro Dog Trainer
AgInfo.net
What is it like to be a professional dog trainer working for a professional outfitter? I can tell you one thing. You have to be good. Ryder Keller works as both a professional dog trainer and hunting guide. The dogs he works with flush, point,

Yuma Proving Ground training military dogs for deployment overseas | The Republic – The Republic


KYMA
Yuma Proving Ground training military dogs for deployment overseas | The Republic
The Republic
The dog is one of several dozens that just arrived from Indiana, where they embarked on a military working dog training program. At YPG's Mine Detection School, the dogs will train in detecting explosives in buildings, vehicles, buried in the roadway
A Look Inside YPG Dog Training ProgramKYMA

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Police dog in training goes missing (Update)

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Police dog in training goes missing (Update)
Missing police dog-in-training Bryn has been found safe and well. Gwent police had appealed for residents of the Pantside Moor area of Hafodrynys to help track down the young dog after he escaped his handler while being exercised on Friday afternoon. Bryn

FREE Dog Training & Education Class – last one before 2012!
The next Free Dog Training & Education Class is this Wednesday, December 7th at 6pm! Every class is the same – and this class is for People ONLY! Why? Well think about it this way, when we are in a group class with our dogs or puppies, their cuteness and

All I Want For Christmas Is A Puppy!
3. Make housetraining priority number 1. Whether you chose to use papers or go outside, make potty training your puppy a complete obsession. Wiping up little puppy puddles may seem like no big deal, but understand that your puppy is learning habits that

Dog Training Facility Opens in Roberts
ROBERTS – It was an all-breeds event on Saturday in the town of Roberts, as an almost Olympic-style training facility opened its doors. It’s not for skiing, however, nor is it for humans. This training ground was built for dogs. “I think it’s

Therapy dog takes edge off law exams
TUCSON, Ariz.

Dog training company sues animal transport company over dead dogs – abc13.com

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Dog training company sues animal transport company over dead dogs – abc13.com


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Dog training company sues animal transport company over dead dogs
abc13.com
In honor of the deceased canines, a memorial service was held at the Hill Country Dog Center, in Pipe Creek, Texas. At the service, AMK9 personnel dedicated a stone monument honoring the fourteen CWDs and other fallen canines." Dog training co . sues
Lawsuit: Shippers caused death of 14 bomb-sniffing dogsmsnbc.com

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Ask the Dog Trainer: What to give your pet for the holidays? Time! – TCPalm


Swell Pets
Ask the Dog Trainer: What to give your pet for the holidays? Time!
TCPalm
This holiday season and throughout the year, give your dog the real gift of love. Give them your time, your attention and your gratitude for their joy and devotion that they so willing share. Cissy Sumner of Best Behavior Dog Training is Vero's first
Five Reasons Being a Dog Owner Is AwesomePatch.com
Top 6 Ways To Make This A Happy and HEALTHY Holiday For Your Dog: Expert DigitalJournal.com (press release)

all 49 news articles »

Co-workers retire together – Lac du Bonnet Leader

Co-workers retire together
Lac du Bonnet Leader
MARC ZIENKIEWICZ/LAC DU BONNET LEADER By Marc Zienkiewicz A Manitoba prison guard and the drug-search dog he trained and worked with for years are calling it a day after nearly 40 years of combined service. Lac du Bonnet's Harold Girard and 11-year-old

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Yuma Proving Ground training military dogs for deployment overseas | The Republic – The Republic


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Yuma Proving Ground training military dogs for deployment overseas | The Republic
The Republic
The dog is one of several dozens that just arrived from Indiana, where they embarked on a military working dog training program. At YPG's Mine Detection School, the dogs will train in detecting explosives in buildings, vehicles, buried in the roadway
A Look Inside YPG Dog Training ProgramKYMA

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‘Let’s Get a Puppy for Christmas!’ – Patch.com


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'Let's Get a Puppy for Christmas!'
Patch.com
Whether you are trying to surprise your child, or if they know the dog is coming, the whole family needs to sit down and have a discussion about the dog behavior. Dogs train and learn by consistency, and the whole family needs to be on the same page
A Christmas puppy? Maybe not.Examiner.com
Community Challenge | Take care if making pet a holiday giftLouisville Courier-Journal
Preparing to put a puppy under the treeCNN
Tasmania Mercury -MarketWatch (press release) -InlandSoCal.com (blog)
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Louisville 4th grader saves the life of another student – WDRB

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Louisville 4th grader saves the life of another student – WDRB

Louisville 4th grader saves the life of another student
WDRB
Keion is getting a medal for saving the life of his friend: Na'Chon Proctor. Na'Chon was wearing a necklace and put the dog tag from his grandfather in his mouth. But then it broke off and lodged in his throat. Na'Chon says, "I walked up to the music

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Local author gains national recognition for kids books – Juneau Empire

Local author gains national recognition for kids books
Juneau Empire
“Instead of howling like most dogs howl, when he howled, it sounded like a cow mooing, and he would moo along with the foghorn in the lighthouse,” Custard said. “So I developed a story around that, about how he saves the day with his mighty moo.

Holiday TV schedule includes classic movies, Christmas concerts – Patriot-News (blog)


Patriot-News (blog)
Holiday TV schedule includes classic movies, Christmas concerts
Patriot-News (blog)
A dog saves the day when one of Santa Claus' reindeer is injured. “Unaccompanied Minors” 2 pm, ABC Family. Holiday romp about kids stranded in an airport with their parents. “Jack Frost” 4 pm, ABC Family. When Jack Frost dies he returns to life as a

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When a disabled child dies – Boston.com

When a disabled child dies
Boston.com
He returned with a mayonnaise jar of coins we'd been saving to buy a dog. “We have this money,” he said. Nine months of fund-raising, two lawyers (one in Maine, one in Uganda), and one monthlong series of home inspections later, I said goodbye to my

Games Inbox: Uncharted Vita, Wii U worries, and Saints Row guilt – Metro


Metro
Games Inbox: Uncharted Vita, Wii U worries, and Saints Row guilt
Metro
In reply to Benjy Dog I'm very excited about the PS Vita. I'm not importing one from Japan but the 22nd February will be a day I look forward to in the dismal months of January and February. What I'm not excited about is the very high price of the

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All Christmas all the time on TV – Los Angeles Times (blog)

All Christmas all the time on TV
Los Angeles Times (blog)
A boy asks contest organizers to find a new husband for his widowed mother. “Movie: The Search for Santa Paws” (2010) 9:30 am, Sunday, ABC Family. Voices of Kaitlyn Maher, Madison Pettis. A talking dog and an orphan must save Christmas after old Saint

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Three things to do today – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Three things to do today
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Ken Harrington as Daddy Warbucks, Maddie Berl as Annie and Abby, the dog, as Sandy in the musical "Annie." / ALEX SHUKOFF Musica Spei will present "Saint Nicholas Saves the Day," a medieval mystery play about a boy kidnapped from his family to serve a

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Television movies for the week of Dec. 18 – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Television movies for the week of Dec. 18
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
A rabbi's magic saves Swedish children with a cruel stepfather in 1907 Stockholm. (R) (3:30) TCM: Sun. 2:30 AM • Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog '95. Jesse Bradford. A shipwreck strands a boy and his Labrador retriever in the wilderness of

Spare Times: For Children for Dec. 16-22 – New York Times

Spare Times: For Children for Dec. 16-22
New York Times
'The Firefly Star: A Magical Tale of Three Kings Day' (Saturday, and Monday through Wednesday) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer may have helped rescue Christmas for Santa, but in this story it's a mouse named Raton Perez who saves Three Kings Day for the

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Nashvillian helps decorate White House for holidays – The Tennessean

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Nashvillian helps decorate White House for holidays – The Tennessean

Nashvillian helps decorate White House for holidays
The Tennessean
This one is of the Obama family dog, Bo. / AP File Annette Valentine describes her five days working in the White House as her “little moments touching royalty.” It had nothing to do with politics. It's the White House, for crying out loud.

White House Holiday Traditions Through the Years – Fox News


Fox News
White House Holiday Traditions Through the Years
Fox News
1., 2011: A miniature of the Obama family's dog, Bo, sits on a 400-pound white chocolate-covered gingerbread replica of the White House in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the

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Michelle Obama, daughters on low-key Kailua getaway – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Michelle Obama, daughters on low-key Kailua getaway
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
“My wife saw Michelle and the kids passing by and we've seen Bo (the Obamas' dog) walking,” Miscovich said. “There hasn't been much going on so far. It's been very low-key compared to when the president is here.” President Barack Obama was originally

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Obama Bans Daughters From – Leadership Newspapers


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Obama Bans Daughters From
Leadership Newspapers
caption: 'The new Obama family portrait!' and has so far drawn 71000 'likes' and 11000 comments. It was released to coincide with Christmas, but is not the official Christmas card, which shows an empty room in the White House with the family dog,

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Suffolk Closeup: Friend of animals – Shelter Island Reporter

Suffolk Closeup: Friend of animals
Shelter Island Reporter
Mr. Cooper wanted more: a county law clamping down on puppy mills, substandard, dog-breeding facilities that send puppies to Suffolk. “My original proposal was to ban the sale of puppies from these puppy mills in pet stores here,” he said last week.

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A Protection Dog Fast Becoming A Reliable Family Security Solution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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A Protection Dog Fast Becoming A Reliable Family Security Solution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2011 – In the midst of rising crime rates and social upheaval in many parts of the country, more and more people are looking for new ways to protect themselves and those they love. For many people, finding the right solution is tricky because

Discovery Channel’s Hit Series “MythBusters” Defends Against Explosions and Vicious Dog Attacks With LINE-X

Breed Profile: Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Breed Profile: Rhodesian Ridgeback
This beautiful, muscular dog is listed in the Hound category and uses both scent and sight for hunting. I have always been intrigued by the Rhodesian Ridgeback. This breed originated in Africa and was used to hunt small and large game including lions.

AM Julie Morgan in microchip call over Wales’ dog attacks
Compulsory microchipping “It is imperative that dog owners realise the importance of properly looking after their pets, regardless of breed, including making sure they get regular exercise to avoid pent-up aggression. “I know that the Environment Minister

Vote for your favorite breed of dog; support Pheasants Forever
What’s your favorite bird dog breed? Pheasants Forever’s second annual Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign challenges upland hunters to cast a vote and make a donation on behalf of their favorite dog. What’s your favorite bird dog breed? Pheasants

It’s victory for dog lovers in Cumberland County
FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) — It was a victory for Cumberland County dog lovers in the fight against a proposed ban on adopting certain breeds. The Cumberland County Animal Control Board rejected a proposal to limit the adoptions of certain dog breeds during a

Bully breed proposal dropped; Cumberland board urges better vetting of dog owners
Faced with a 100-strong crowd who condemned the demonizing of certain dog breeds, the Cumberland County Animal Control Board backed away Monday night from a move to limit adoptions of some breeds from the county shelter. Instead, the board

Trussville proposes a pit bull breed ban
Breed Specific Legislation, or BSL, is ignorant. Blaming an entire breed of dog for the mistakes of a few is like blaming an entire auto maker for someone texting while driving and causing a car crash. It’s illogical, unenforceable, and does not work.

Nice Dog Training Books With Over 76 Breeds, Dog Houses Also
You can get some really nice dog training books from over 76 different dog breeds for only $2.99 to $4.99 each as digital downloads, and also as paperback books for $12.99 each at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, the ibookstore and more. They also make

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The Best Films of 2011

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The Best Films of 2011
His life in the station is complicated by a toy shop owner named Georges M

Television movies for the week of Dec. 18 – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Television movies for the week of Dec. 18 – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Television movies for the week of Dec. 18
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
A rabbi's magic saves Swedish children with a cruel stepfather in 1907 Stockholm. (R) (3:30) TCM: Sun. 2:30 AM • Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog '95. Jesse Bradford. A shipwreck strands a boy and his Labrador retriever in the wilderness of

Three things to do today – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Three things to do today
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Ken Harrington as Daddy Warbucks, Maddie Berl as Annie and Abby, the dog, as Sandy in the musical "Annie." / ALEX SHUKOFF Musica Spei will present "Saint Nicholas Saves the Day," a medieval mystery play about a boy kidnapped from his family to serve a

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Holiday TV schedule includes classic movies, Christmas concerts – Patriot-News (blog)


Patriot-News (blog)
Holiday TV schedule includes classic movies, Christmas concerts
Patriot-News (blog)
A dog saves the day when one of Santa Claus' reindeer is injured. “Unaccompanied Minors” 2 pm, ABC Family. Holiday romp about kids stranded in an airport with their parents. “Jack Frost” 4 pm, ABC Family. When Jack Frost dies he returns to life as a

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Spare Times: For Children for Dec. 16-22 – New York Times

Spare Times: For Children for Dec. 16-22
New York Times
'The Firefly Star: A Magical Tale of Three Kings Day' (Saturday, and Monday through Wednesday) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer may have helped rescue Christmas for Santa, but in this story it's a mouse named Raton Perez who saves Three Kings Day for the

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All Christmas all the time on TV – Los Angeles Times (blog)

All Christmas all the time on TV
Los Angeles Times (blog)
A boy asks contest organizers to find a new husband for his widowed mother. “Movie: The Search for Santa Paws” (2010) 9:30 am, Sunday, ABC Family. Voices of Kaitlyn Maher, Madison Pettis. A talking dog and an orphan must save Christmas after old Saint

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Games Inbox: Uncharted Vita, Wii U worries, and Saints Row guilt – Metro


Metro
Games Inbox: Uncharted Vita, Wii U worries, and Saints Row guilt
Metro
In reply to Benjy Dog I'm very excited about the PS Vita. I'm not importing one from Japan but the 22nd February will be a day I look forward to in the dismal months of January and February. What I'm not excited about is the very high price of the

and more »

Louisville 4th grader saves the life of another student – WDRB

Louisville 4th grader saves the life of another student
WDRB
Keion is getting a medal for saving the life of his friend: Na'Chon Proctor. Na'Chon was wearing a necklace and put the dog tag from his grandfather in his mouth. But then it broke off and lodged in his throat. Na'Chon says, "I walked up to the music

and more »

When a disabled child dies – Boston.com

When a disabled child dies
Boston.com
He returned with a mayonnaise jar of coins we'd been saving to buy a dog. “We have this money,” he said. Nine months of fund-raising, two lawyers (one in Maine, one in Uganda), and one monthlong series of home inspections later, I said goodbye to my

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