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February 15, 2012

Woman fights to save dogs; blames deaths on chicken treats from China (with video)

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Woman fights to save dogs; blames deaths on chicken treats from China (with video)
WESTLAKE — When Candace Thaxton’s 10-year-old pug Chansey died of kidney failure, she assumed it was from natural causes because of her dog’s age and breed. “Pugs have a tendency to get kidney failure,” her husband Kevin said.

Mother of dog-attack victim describes ordeal
The mother said that “instincts took over” as she shielded her daughter’s body to save her from a more sustained attack It was then that the dog attacked the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons. Yesterday Gary Hindley, 56, of Chingford

96 dogs rescued after raid at southern KY facility
The race is on to save nearly 100 dogs rescued from a home in southern Kentucky. A rescue group found them in terrible conditions Tuesday at a nonprofit animal rescue. The woman in charge, Shannon Lacewell, faces a single charge of animal cruelty.

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Lubbock law enforcement to receive bulletproof vests…for their dogs – KCBD-TV

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Lubbock law enforcement to receive bulletproof vests…for their dogs – KCBD-TV

Lubbock law enforcement to receive bulletproof vests…for their dogs
KCBD-TV
Four ballistic vests will be donated on Thursday for the K-9 units to help the officers protect their four legged partners. During a special presentation, Susie Jean with the Vest N' PDP, police dog protection, will donate the four bulletproof and stab

Which dog breeds offer the best home protection? – Local 10

Which dog breeds offer the best home protection?
Local 10
By Cris Carl, Networx Nearly any dog can be trained to protect a home. However, certain dogs have been bred as watch dogs, whose job is to alert their owner of intruders or dangers. Others are bred as guard dogs, whose job is to attack or detain the

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Group offers $2500 reward in San Jose dog beating case – San Jose Mercury News

Group offers $2500 reward in San Jose dog beating case
San Jose Mercury News
By Mark Gomez mgomez@mercurynews.com A Sacramento nonprofit animal protection organization is offering a $2500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for attacking a San Jose man and fatally beating his

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A call for animal rights – Bangkok Post

A call for animal rights
Bangkok Post
However, punishment for those smugglers was not so harsh, ranging from 500-baht fines to short-term imprisonment due to no specific law to protect animals. Nowadays, more stray dogs have been reportedly tortured or killed by people for crazy reasons or

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Guy Shoots Neighbor in Dispute Over Dog Poop – Philadelphia Magazine (blog)

Guy Shoots Neighbor in Dispute Over Dog Poop
Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
This time it was of the dog variety. A dispute over dog poop led to the shooting death of a 47-year-old Tacony man. [Daily News] Jeremy Lin! If you didn't manage to catch the end of the Knicks/Raptors game last night, then you did manage to find a way

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Dog Football! Which Breeds Are Best Suited For The Gridiron?

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Dog Football! Which Breeds Are Best Suited For The Gridiron?
Feb 15, 2012 – “Now tell me, which one of these dogs would you want to have as your wide receiver on your football team?” Fred Willard, playing the crass and clueless dog show announcer Buck Laughlin, uttered this question during his scene

Obama Valentine’s Day Dinner: President And First Lady Dine At Vermilion Restaurant

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Obama Valentine’s Day Dinner: President And First Lady Dine At Vermilion Restaurant
CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this story, the president’s tweet was incorrectly attributed to Bo, the Obama’s dog. When the president personally writes a tweet, he signs the messages with his initials (”bo”). We regret the error.

Tancredo: My Dog Is Better Than Obama On The Economy (VIDEO)
From the Department Of Tell-Us-What-You-Really-Think: former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) said that his pooch is better than President Obama when it comes to the economy and creating jobs. Tancredo was appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball, stumping for former

Obama’s Spotify playlist: 7 things it says about his campaign

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Obama’s Spotify playlist: 7 things it says about his campaign
Glaringly absent? Hip hop, says L.V. Anderson in Slate. Obama’s said he likes the Fugees, Jay-Z, Nas, and Lil Wayne, but depressingly, I guess “the sting of Fox’s dog-whistle headline from last summer — ‘Obama’s Hip-Hop BBQ Didn’t Create Jobs

Obama flip-flops on super PACs as donations start
The White House didn’t blow a dog whistle for deep-pocketed liberal donors Monday Let loose the campaign finance-bundling hounds of super PAC war! President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, who served as White House deputy

Stray dog from Will County could become valued service animal

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Stray dog from Will County could become valued service animal
An 18-month-old German shepherd stray is no longer a neighborhood nuisance, but a service dog in training, thanks to the sharp eyes of a Barking Angels Service Dog Foundation volunteer. Barkley was running around loose when he was brought to Joliet

Georgia Inmates Learn From Training Guide Dogs
FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Georgia Department of Corrections is helping people who are visually impaired live independently. The Guide Dog Foundation Program at Burruss Correctional Training Center in Forsyth teaches inmates more

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Man sentenced over dog attack on child – The Guardian

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Man sentenced over dog attack on child – The Guardian


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Man sentenced over dog attack on child
The Guardian
A man whose dog bit off part of a six-year-old girl's ear in north-east London has been given a suspended 12-week prison sentence at Thames magistrates court. Gary Hindley was disqualified from owning any animal for a period of 10 years and will also
Dog owner whose pet tore off six-year-old girl's ear as she played in park is Daily Mail
Man spared jail for girl dog attackThe Press Association
CHINGFORD: Dog attack man avoids jailEpping Forest Guardian
Evening Standard
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Around East County: Antioch centenarian lived her life to the fullest – San Jose Mercury News

Around East County: Antioch centenarian lived her life to the fullest
San Jose Mercury News
By Trine Gallegos LR Pittsburg Community Theatre's Mark Hinds, of Walnut Creek, and Dorothea Rastegar, (green scarf), of El Sobrante, pose for a photograph for the upcoming play "The Kids left. The Dog Died. Now What?" photographed on Thursday, Feb.

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Dogs Seized After Authorities Find 90 Animals In Poor Conditions – NorthEscambia.com


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Dogs Seized After Authorities Find 90 Animals In Poor Conditions
NorthEscambia.com
Cooke said most of the dogs were some sort of hound breed, while about 10 were possibly a bulldog breed. She said that animals did not appear to have been involved in any dog fighting activities. just who do you think is ALSO working on child welfare,

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Dogs’ ordeal spurs call for controls on ‘puppy mills’ – Charlotte Observer

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Dogs’ ordeal spurs call for controls on ‘puppy mills’ – Charlotte Observer

Dogs' ordeal spurs call for controls on 'puppy mills'
Charlotte Observer
Several breeds and/or mixed breeds are offered for sale. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals defines a puppy mill as a dog breeding facility where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dog.

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7 questions on dog breeds – BBC News


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7 questions on dog breeds
BBC News
Native UK dog breeds such as the English setter (pictured) are being pushed towards extinction by the growing popularity of more exotic canines, according to the Kennel Club. How much do you know about dog breeds? Three of these dogs originated
New Dog Breeds Prepare for the Big ShowWall Street Journal (blog)
Six new dog breeds for Westminster Kennel ClubZap2it.com (blog)
Native British dog breeds said at riskUPI.com
International Business Times -RedOrbit
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Westminster Dog Show Welcomes Xolo, the Latest Dog Rock Star – Fox News


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Westminster Dog Show Welcomes Xolo, the Latest Dog Rock Star
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The xoloitzcuintli, one of six new breeds welcomed at the 136 th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, has managed to steal the spotlight at a dog show all about frills. Mostly because of its name. "They are exotic," said Jose Barrera a jewelry designer to
Wanna know your Xs and Os at Westminster? Start with a dog show newcomer, the Washington Post

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Drop dog-breed bans and let owners take responsibility – Orlando Sentinel


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Drop dog-breed bans and let owners take responsibility
Orlando Sentinel
Moving two toddlers and four dogs to a strange, new city is overwhelming in itself, but we were soon confronted with an added stress: One of our beloved dogs — a sweet, rescued American Staffordshire terrier, a breed classified as a pit-bull-type dog
Do Certain Breeds Make you Cross the Street?Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Pit bulls wrongly judgedArizona Daily Wildcat

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The Most Expensive Dog Breeds – Move One InMotion (blog)


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By Pet Lover Among the hundreds of dog breeds that exist, one should be able to find the pet that suits them just perfectly! For some, a dog is a lifetime companion, a best friend, or perhaps a great guard. For others, a dog may be a status symbol,
Do Certain Breeds Make you Cross the Street?Kirkland Reporter (blog)
Longview dog show fetches tourists from throughout West CoastLongview Daily News

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Martha Stewart: ‘One Cannot Be Content With Best In Breed’ – Forbes


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Martha Stewart: 'One Cannot Be Content With Best In Breed'
Forbes
You might say Martha Stewart is the Tim Tebow of competitive dog breeding: All she does is win. Or maybe she's the Jeremy Lin. In any case, media/merchandising mogul and lifestyle guru has been a dog lover her whole life, but it wasn't until this week
Martha Stewart's Chow Chow Out as Dalmatian Wins at WestminsterSan Francisco Chronicle
Martha Stewart's dog wins its breed at NY showReuters
Barking mad at GardenNew York Post

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Westminster Dog Show: New dog breeds not shown much love the first night – Zap2it.com (blog)


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Westminster Dog Show: New dog breeds not shown much love the first night
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By Andrea Reiher The 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show kicked off Monday night (Feb. 13) in New York City's Madison Square Garden. The groups shown during night one were the Hound group, the Toy group, the Non-Sporting Group and the Herding
Rank 'em: What's your favorite dog breed?ESPN
Best in show: How the Pekingese breed earned 'Lion Dog' nicknameLos Angeles Times
Westminster Dog Show 2012: Pekingese wins Best in ShowWashington Post
Chicago Tribune -The Guardian
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The Xoloitzcuintli, Exotic Mexican Breed, Debuts At 2012 Westminster Kennel … – Huffington Post

The Xoloitzcuintli, Exotic Mexican Breed, Debuts At 2012 Westminster Kennel
Huffington Post
With the 136th Westminster Kennel Club dog show set to begin Monday, time to know your Xs and Os. So start with the xoloitzcuintli, one of six new breeds welcomed this year to Madison Square Garden. "They are exotic," Barrera said.

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Westminster Dog Show’s Celebration of Evolution – ChicagoNow (blog)

Westminster Dog Show's Celebration of Evolution
ChicagoNow (blog)
By James Kirk Wall, today at 12:43 pm Anyone who denies evolution must also deny the Westminster Dog Show. Through natural and artificial selection (human guided selective breeding) we are able to marvel and celebrate an explosion of dog breeds,

AMVA offers tips for dog bite prevention after TV anchor is bitten during live broadcast

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AMVA offers tips for dog bite prevention after TV anchor is bitten during live broadcast
The American Veterinary Medical Association says because the dog was one of the breeds that has often been lumped into the “pit bull type” stereotype, the incident might reignite the debate over breed tendencies to bite, but it also underscores

Obama’s Super-PAC-Men

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Obama’s Super-PAC-Men
The White House didn’t blow a dog whistle for deep-pocketed liberal donors on Monday. No, the administration whipped out a supersized vuvuzela. Blaring message: Let loose the campaign-finance-bundling hounds of “super PAC” war! President Obama’s

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AKC Bernese Mtn Dog Puppies – TRAINING & HEALTH GUARANTEE INCLUDED!!

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AKC Bernese Mtn Dog Puppies – TRAINING & HEALTH GUARANTEE INCLUDED!!
We are expecting our next litter of Bernese Mountain Dog puppies from champion lines in The beginning of April. The puppies will be ready to go to their new homes at 8 weeks old around the beginning of June. Lilly is an AKC registered Bernese Mountain Dog

Stray dog from Will County could become valued service animal
An 18-month-old German shepherd stray is no longer a neighborhood nuisance, but a service dog in training, thanks to the sharp eyes of a Barking Angels Service Dog Foundation volunteer. Barkley was running around loose when he was brought to Joliet

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Doorbell Desensitization Ding, Dong! Are you and your

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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.
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Canine Costume Pet costumes can be entertaining and

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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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Canine Costume Pet costumes can be entertaining and

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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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5 New Years Resolutions for your Dog 1.

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5 New Years Resolutions for your Dog 1. Walk Your Dog – Making a goal to walk your dog everyday will help you and your pet get into better shape. By using a control walk, you will be reinforcing your dog’s place in the family. 2. Obedience Training – You know what to do, but are you being consistent? Resolve to spend 5-10 minutes every other day brushing up on your dog’s obedience skills. While you are at it, come to a few tune-up classes and really flex your alpha muscles. 3. Annual Exam – Just like people, dogs need to have an annual check-up to make sure that everything is working properly and that there is nothing going on beneath the surface. Since symptoms can go unnoticed, a visit to your veterinarian’s office might be the key to catching something early. If your pet has not seen a veterinarian in the last year consider making an appointment for its physical exam. 4. Socialization – If your dog isn’t given the opportunity to be around other dogs, then problems can arise. You might notice barking when you are out for a walk when they see another dog. This can escalate into something more, so it’s always a good idea to allow your dog to socialize with other pets as much as possible. 5. Helping a Rescue Organization- What a great New Years Resolution! Rescue organizations are always in need of volunteers, food and blankets, or monetary contributions. You can celebrate your dog by giving to an animal welfare organization.
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5 New Years Resolutions for your Dog 1.

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5 New Years Resolutions for your Dog 1. Walk Your Dog – Making a goal to walk your dog everyday will help you and your pet get into better shape. By using a control walk, you will be reinforcing your dog’s place in the family. 2. Obedience Training – You know what to do, but are you being consistent? Resolve to spend 5-10 minutes every other day brushing up on your dog’s obedience skills. While you are at it, come to a few tune-up classes and really flex your alpha muscles. 3. Annual Exam – Just like people, dogs need to have an annual check-up to make sure that everything is working properly and that there is nothing going on beneath the surface. Since symptoms can go unnoticed, a visit to your veterinarian’s office might be the key to catching something early. If your pet has not seen a veterinarian in the last year consider making an appointment for its physical exam. 4. Socialization – If your dog isn’t given the opportunity to be around other dogs, then problems can arise. You might notice barking when you are out for a walk when they see another dog. This can escalate into something more, so it’s always a good idea to allow your dog to socialize with other pets as much as possible. 5. Helping a Rescue Organization- What a great New Years Resolution! Rescue organizations are always in need of volunteers, food and blankets, or monetary contributions. You can celebrate your dog by giving to an animal welfare organization.
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Clicker Training 101 What is a clicker? A

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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

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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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HEEL COMMAND c Begin with your dog in a SIT/STAY on your left side, both of you facing forward. Step forward with your left foot, as you say “_________, HEEL.” (command tone) Patting your left hip while praising will encourage your dog to remain at your side. c Continue walking at a moderate pace. As your dog moves out of the HEEL position, use a quick SNAP AND RELEASE in the opposite direction, as you say “NO!” (correction tone) Repeat the HEEL command (command tone) as you encourage your dog with praise. c Make it a challenge for your dog to stay by your side by changing directions rapidly without warning, and by changing your speed from very slow to a brisk walk. c When practicing the HEEL command, always begin and end with your dog in a SIT/STAY position at your left side. . c The HEEL command is one of the most difficult for your dog to master. For this reason, it is crucial that you practice every day. However, limit your practice sessions to 2 minute spurts for the first week, gradually increasing the time to 8-10 minutes. Here’s a tip for practice: try point-to-point heeling. Pick an object, like a mailbox or fire hydrant. Walk your dog in HEEL directly toward that object. Then turn about-face, and repeat the procedure with a different object. This will help you teach him to move forward in a straight line, without veering or pulling. As always, remember to praise your dog — and make it fun! TRAINING GOAL:________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ c Remember: If you have any questions, please call our office Monday-Friday, 8:30 am -5:00 pm c (704) 573-3647
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DOODYCALLS o Waste not, want not: Pet Waste

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DOODYCALLS o Waste not, want not: Pet Waste o In the dog eat dog world of real estate, an area is only as good as its property values. And for areas overrun by smelly piles of dog poop, the feces factor could prove the weakest link to many homeowners. o The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA), estimates Americans own more pets than ever before, with 74.8 million dogs as of 2008. o Beyond your grass, it has been estimated that a single gram of dog feces can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness, and serious kidney disorders in humans. EPA even estimates that two or three days worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs would contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay, and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it, to swimming and shellfishing. o The EPA explains that the decay of your pet’s waste actually creates nutrients for weeds and algae that grow in the waterways. As these organisms thrive on your dog’s droppings, they overtake the water and limit the amount of light that can penetrate the water’s surface. As a result, oxygen levels in the water decrease, and the fish and seafood we eat can be asphyxiated, EPA says. o A toxic cycle o If you aren’t worried about your local waterways, you may be a bit more concerned about the impact of dog droppings on your home. The thing about persistently disposing of stools improperly (or not at all) is that it kicks off a harmful cycle that can affect your whole family – including your pet. o According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pet droppings can contribute to diseases animals pass to humans, called zoonoses. When infected dog droppings are deposited on your lawn, the eggs of certain roundworms and other parasites can linger in your soil for years. Anyone who comes into contact with that soil – be it through gardening, playing sports, walking barefoot or any other means – runs the risk of coming into contact with those eggs; especially your dog. o Some of the hard-to-pronounce parasites your lawn could harbor include Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Salmonella, as well as hookworms, ringworms and tapeworms. Infections from these bugs often cause fever, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, and diarrhea in humans. Children are most susceptible, since they often play in the dirt and put things in their mouths or eyes. o In the end, it is best not to let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to issues of communal cleanliness. After all, proper sanitation could mean the difference between your yard being a beautiful oasis, or an area that has gone to the dogs. o Author: Dave Mason is the franchise owner of DoodyCalls, Charleston’s Premier Pet Waste Removal Service
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DOODYCALLS o Waste not, want not: Pet Waste o In the dog eat dog world of real estate, an area is only as good as its property values. And for areas overrun by smelly piles of dog poop, the feces factor could prove the weakest link to many homeowners. o The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA), estimates Americans own more pets than ever before, with 74.8 million dogs as of 2008. o Beyond your grass, it has been estimated that a single gram of dog feces can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness, and serious kidney disorders in humans. EPA even estimates that two or three days worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs would contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay, and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it, to swimming and shellfishing. o The EPA explains that the decay of your pet’s waste actually creates nutrients for weeds and algae that grow in the waterways. As these organisms thrive on your dog’s droppings, they overtake the water and limit the amount of light that can penetrate the water’s surface. As a result, oxygen levels in the water decrease, and the fish and seafood we eat can be asphyxiated, EPA says. o A toxic cycle o If you aren’t worried about your local waterways, you may be a bit more concerned about the impact of dog droppings on your home. The thing about persistently disposing of stools improperly (or not at all) is that it kicks off a harmful cycle that can affect your whole family – including your pet. o According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pet droppings can contribute to diseases animals pass to humans, called zoonoses. When infected dog droppings are deposited on your lawn, the eggs of certain roundworms and other parasites can linger in your soil for years. Anyone who comes into contact with that soil – be it through gardening, playing sports, walking barefoot or any other means – runs the risk of coming into contact with those eggs; especially your dog. o Some of the hard-to-pronounce parasites your lawn could harbor include Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Salmonella, as well as hookworms, ringworms and tapeworms. Infections from these bugs often cause fever, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, and diarrhea in humans. Children are most susceptible, since they often play in the dirt and put things in their mouths or eyes. o In the end, it is best not to let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to issues of communal cleanliness. After all, proper sanitation could mean the difference between your yard being a beautiful oasis, or an area that has gone to the dogs. o Author: Dave Mason is the franchise owner of DoodyCalls, Charleston’s Premier Pet Waste Removal Service
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Obama Hedge Fund Attack Dog Now Flacking for Hedge Funds? – Commentary

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Obama Hedge Fund Attack Dog Now Flacking for Hedge Funds?
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After attacking hedge funds and their managers during her tenure in the Obama administration, Anita Dunn is now working as a public relations consultant to improve the industry's image, according to a secret proposal obtained by the Washington Free

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That Dog From Red Dog awarded – Sydney Morning Herald


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That Dog From Red Dog awarded
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He's the star of one of the most popular – and profitable – Australian films of all time and now Koko, aka That Dog From Red Dog, has been recognised internationally, taking out the best dog in a foreign film award at the annual Golden Collar Awards in

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Obama WH linked to media watch dog – New York Post


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Obama WH linked to media watch dog
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The head of Media Matters for America — now out coordinating a new super PAC to help President Obama get reelected — is operating his nonprofit organization in close coordination with the White House, a new investigative report says.

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The Obama Campaign’s Humorous Dog Whistle – TIME


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The Obama Campaign's Humorous Dog Whistle
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And so the Obama campaign, like the Newt Gingrich campaign before it, has gone to the dogs. Here tweets David Axelrod: This is a swipe at Mitt Romney, who once put his dog in an airtight kennel on the top of his car for a family vacation.
Top dogs in politicsThe Detroit News (blog)
Tale of pooch on car roof dogs RomneyWinnipeg Free Press
Axelrod Uses First Dog in Race Against RomneyU.S. News & World Report (blog)
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Why Romney’s Shaggy Dog Story Won’t Die – NPR (blog)


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Why Romney's Shaggy Dog Story Won't Die
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7:00 pm ET A man holds a sign during a "Dogs Against Romney" demonstration outside the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at New York's Madison Square Garden, on Tuesday. A man holds a sign during a "Dogs Against Romney" demonstration outside the
Romney, Seamus and His Doggy Woes: Will Canine Lovers Lick Away his Support?International Business Times
Romney's Campaign Goes to the DogsCommentary
Lots of humans against Romney at Dogs Against Romney rallyYahoo! News Blogs (blog)

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Obama campaign buys ‘Westminster Dog Show’ ad – Politico (blog)


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Obama campaign buys 'Westminster Dog Show' ad
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By GLENN THRUSH | Google the words "Westminster Dog Show" and what do you get (some of the time)? An Obama campaign website, created for the "Best in Show" annual event, that mocks Mitt Romney for strapping his pooch to his trunk on a family vacation.
Westminster dog show 2012: Could a Dalmatian win it all? A Dachshund?Christian Science Monitor
Westminster Dog Show: Dog lovers protest Mitt RomneyThe State Column
Political Punch — “Dogs Against Romney”? Democrats Say Unleash the Hound!ABC News (blog)
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Dog Days: Pet Moments Presidents Live to Regret — PICTURES – National Journal

Dog Days: Pet Moments Presidents Live to Regret — PICTURES
National Journal
The demonstration was organized by the Dogs Against Romney website. Protestors are angry over Romney's admission that he had his family pooch ride on the roof of his car. Chief Obama strategist David Axelrod used a photo of President Obama riding in

Dogs’ ordeal spurs call for controls on ‘puppy mills’ – Charlotte Observer

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Dogs' ordeal spurs call for controls on 'puppy mills'
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Several breeds and/or mixed breeds are offered for sale. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals defines a puppy mill as a dog breeding facility where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dog.

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Group offers $2500 reward in San Jose dog beating case – San Jose Mercury News

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Group offers $2500 reward in San Jose dog beating case – San Jose Mercury News

Group offers $2500 reward in San Jose dog beating case
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By Mark Gomez mgomez@mercurynews.com A Sacramento nonprofit animal protection organization is offering a $2500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for attacking a San Jose man and fatally beating his

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Wolves’ return to Portugal revives need for guard dogs – BBC News


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Wolves' return to Portugal revives need for guard dogs
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By Barbara Aldiss Porto, Portugal For centuries, guard dogs worked alongside livestock farmers in the mountains of Portugal to protect their animals from the Iberian wolf. But the dogs fell out of favour when shooting and poisoning came to be seen as a

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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Malachy the Pekingese Takes Top Prize – ABC News (blog)


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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Malachy the Pekingese Takes Top Prize
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They are loved and pampered, but the breed's myth is that they have a heart of a lion and their protection of their owners is unmatched and legendary. They carry themselves regally and are legitimately the king of breeds. A true dog lover knows this

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Trial begins in local domestic-violence case – The Durango Herald

Trial begins in local domestic-violence case
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torturing a dog and branding two women with a hot iron. Louie Albert Lucero, 51, is charged with 17 counts, including felony assault, false imprisonment, motor-vehicle theft, violation of a protection order and animal cruelty.

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Dogs Seized After Authorities Find 90 Animals In Poor Conditions – NorthEscambia.com

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Dogs Seized After Authorities Find 90 Animals In Poor Conditions
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Cooke said most of the dogs were some sort of hound breed, while about 10 were possibly a bulldog breed. She said that animals did not appear to have been involved in any dog fighting activities. just who do you think is ALSO working on child welfare,

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Dogs’ ordeal spurs call for controls on ‘puppy mills’ – Charlotte Observer

Dogs' ordeal spurs call for controls on 'puppy mills'
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"Let alone something that was going to live with you and be in the backseat of your car with your kids for 15 years. People spend six months buying a used car and then click around a bit with a mouse and end up with a dog." Blutreich, who also is a

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Tancredo: My Dog Is Better Than Obama On The Economy (VIDEO)

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Tancredo: My Dog Is Better Than Obama On The Economy (VIDEO)
From the Department Of Tell-Us-What-You-Really-Think: former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) said that his pooch is better than President Obama when it comes to the economy and creating jobs. Tancredo was appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball, stumping for former

Obama’s Spotify playlist: 7 things it says about his campaign
Glaringly absent? Hip hop, says L.V. Anderson in Slate. Obama’s said he likes the Fugees, Jay-Z, Nas, and Lil Wayne, but depressingly, I guess “the sting of Fox’s dog-whistle headline from last summer — ‘Obama’s Hip-Hop BBQ Didn’t Create Jobs

Obama 2012 touts social media savvy in new video
In Tumblr posts, pulled from what appear to be random users’ pages, Mr. Obama is pictured hanging out with his daughters, squashing a fly — the caption under that user’s post reads “The Ninja President”– and hugging his dog Bo. One featured

Obama’s bundlers gone wild
The White House didn’t blow a dog whistle for deep-pocketed liberal donors last week. No, the administration whipped out a supersized vuvuzela. Blaring message: Let loose the campaign finance-bundling hounds of super PAC war! President Obama’s campaign

Obama Valentine’s Day Dinner: President And First Lady Dine At Vermilion Restaurant
CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this story, the president’s tweet was incorrectly attributed to Bo, the Obama’s dog. When the president personally writes a tweet, he signs the messages with his initials (”bo”). We regret the error.

Obama flip-flops on super PACs as donations start
The White House didn’t blow a dog whistle for deep-pocketed liberal donors Monday Let loose the campaign finance-bundling hounds of super PAC war! President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, who served as White House deputy

Obama’s Super-PAC-Men
The White House didn’t blow a dog whistle for deep-pocketed liberal donors on Monday. No, the administration whipped out a supersized vuvuzela. Blaring message: Let loose the campaign-finance-bundling hounds of “super PAC” war! President Obama’s

child obesity ads aim to create movement out of controversy – CNN

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Nearly 40% of Georgia's children are overweight or obese — the second-highest rate in the nation — yet 50% of Georgians don't consider child obesity a problem. What's more, 75% of parents of obese children don't think they have a problem on their
Child Obesity Ads Create Movement Out Of ControversyKXLY Spokane

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8-year-old boy saves younger brother’s life during dog attack – ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)


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8-year-old boy saves younger brother's life during dog attack
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An 8-year-old boy helped save his younger brother's life after he was attacked by two dogs while playing Frisbee. When the Frisbee landed near a neighbor's fence, 4-year-old Levi Mulkey went to grab it when two dogs mauled him.

Royal Oak dog’s plight goes viral

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Royal Oak dog’s plight goes viral
The resulting legal battle over the dog’s fate has global viewers of www.saveheidi.com in a rush to sign an online petition that Gillam said Thursday unfairly defends the dog while by requesting that the owner either move out of the city

Dog stabbed to death in the street
Later that day, Follos threatened to cut Mr Bird’s throat when the dog owner walked past his house and a charge of criminal damage by destroying a dog. Mr Gerry Vahey, defending, said Follows was “incredibly remorseful”, adding: “He admits

Pit bull who defended owner put to death by animal control
Those individuals saw Putz’s actions as those of a dog protecting his owner – a dog doing what was right – defending their person in the face of danger. Sadly, the judge making the life and death decision about Putz’s fate did not see things in the same light.

Defending dogs
WHILE I fully understand concern regarding irresponsible dog owners who let their dogs roam and attack children, there is also a responsibility by parents to teach their children about their behaviour around dogs. Children should not approach or pat dogs

Lone hound dog wandering around Florida Everglades
completely incapable of defending and providing for himself. Not only are people dumping innocent dogs in the national park, but all sorts of other unwanted pets. In fact, so many pythons have been dumped by their owners, the eco-balance of the park is being threatened.

Top cop defends police action
Speaking to The Press, Bennett said the incident began about 3.15am on December 16, when he heard his dog barking. He and wife Iris had been “One [officer] said he’s the owner of the house. He’s no threat to us,” John Bennett said.

Owner of dog that bit KUSA anchor defends “Max”, releases records
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Lakewood man whose Argentine mastiff bit and wounded KUSA anchor Kyle Dyer during a live TV interview says his dog has no history of aggression. “Max is a gentle, loving, family dog,” said Michael Robinson and his wife

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Which dog breeds offer the best home protection? – Local 10

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Which dog breeds offer the best home protection? – Local 10

Which dog breeds offer the best home protection?
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Unfortunately, according to Herb Everett, of Sirius Dog Training in Granby, Mass., some dogs have gotten an undeserved reputation as a result of their breeding, such as Pit Bulls. "A perfect example is the (Pit Bull) dog from the old show The Little

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Dog named Tina Fey wins Best of Breed at Westminster dog show – San Luis Obispo Tribune


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Dog named Tina Fey wins Best of Breed at Westminster dog show
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Grand Champion Cashnross' First Griff Tina Fey wins Best of Breed at the 2011 Westminster dog show. She is shown with handler Jenny Wornall of Santa Ynez. Tina Fey has won the honor again this year. By Julia Hickey | jhickey@thetribunenews.com A local

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Dogs’ ordeal spurs call for controls on ‘puppy mills’ – Charlotte Observer

Dogs' ordeal spurs call for controls on 'puppy mills'
Charlotte Observer
Several breeds and/or mixed breeds are offered for sale. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals defines a puppy mill as a dog breeding facility where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dog.

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Make time to prepare your pet for new baby

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Make time to prepare your pet for new baby
Parents have months to get ready for a baby. Experts say the countdown should include prep time for pets too. A baby changes everything for a pet – from how its home looks, smells and sounds to what the rules are. Low energy, friendly, social

FarmVille Baby Animal Playpen guide
FarmVille released the Baby Animal Playpen to players on Tuesday afternoon. The feature is currently on a slow release, so if you don’t see it on your farm just yet, please be patient – you will have it soon. The Baby Animal Playpen is a new storage

Prepare your pet for the new baby
Latte, a 5-year-old poodle, plays with 3-month-old Aila Barrett Jan. 11 at their home in Tustin, Calif. LOS ANGELES — Parents have months to get ready for a baby. Experts say the countdown should include prep time for pets too. A baby changes everything

Prepare your pet before baby’s arrival
There are many stages to a pet’s adjustment to a new baby. Often, parents focus on the initial meeting between the pet and new little person, but that is only the beginning. It is important for that first meeting to go well, but children grow

Make time to prepare your pet for new baby

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Make time to prepare your pet for new baby
Parents have months to get ready for a baby. Experts say the countdown should include prep time for pets too. A baby changes everything for a pet – from how its home looks, smells and sounds to what the rules are. Low energy, friendly, social

Dog attacks closer to becoming a felony in Georgia
A proposal that would make it a felony when a dog severely injures or kills someone in an attack $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal one-child policy.” House Bill 717, which includes penalties of up to three

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Spirit of ‘25 serum run hero lives on in husky’s bloodline – Anchorage Daily News

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Spirit of '25 serum run hero lives on in husky's bloodline
Anchorage Daily News
Four hours before the beginning of her sled dog race in this upstate town, Winnie, a Siberian husky, laps up meat broth. Two hours before, she submits to pats from spectators. Forty minutes before, she settles into the snow for a final rest.
Siberian husky a team leader and Westminster competitor with a storied historyFairbanks Daily News-Miner

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Artists Create Sculpture to Honor Hero Firefighters – PR Web (press release)

Artists Create Sculpture to Honor Hero Firefighters
PR Web (press release)
"R. HERO" is a series of 6'-2" tall aluminum Dalmatian puppy dog sculptures. Each Dalmatian is executed in a different brightly colored iridescent painted finish with signature Dalmatian black spots and the name “R. HERO” on its shiny silver collar.

50 Years Later, Celebrating John Glenn’s Feat – New York Times


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50 Years Later, Celebrating John Glenn's Feat
New York Times
In the winter of 1962, the nation needed a hero. Americans had yet to recover from the Soviet Union's launching of the first spacecraft, Sputnik, in October 1957 — a rude jolt to our confidence as world leaders in all things technological.
At 90, an American space hero looks backSydney Morning Herald
John Glenn recalls day in sunOmaha World-Herald

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Peke at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show winner – Washington Times


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Peke at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show winner
Washington Times
SAN DIEGO, Feb 15, 2012 – NFL quarterback Tim Tebow emerged as the improbable, out of nowhere underdog hero in sports in 2012. Through the early rounds of the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show several unlikely Tim Tebows emerged with improbable
Gremlin wins best in show at Westminster dog showDeath and Taxes
Two new breeds join German Shepherds in the Westminster Dog Show herding groupExaminer.com

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The highs and lows of Adam Ant – NEWS.com.au

The highs and lows of Adam Ant
NEWS.com.au
Picture: Manuela Cifra Source: Supplied IT'S been a long road back from mental illness from '80s pop hero Adam Ant, writes Cameron Adams. He was fronting Adam and the Ants, whose single Antmusic had been No.1 here for five weeks that year, with Dog Eat

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I couldn’t just watch Bentley die: Dog owner who inched across ice to save pet … – Daily Mail


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I couldn't just watch Bentley die: Dog owner who inched across ice to save pet
Daily Mail
But Mrs Jarvis, a teacher, said: 'When you don't own a dog, you just think “crazy dog people”, but they are a part of the family. Some may criticise and some may call him a hero. He's definitely our hero.' Classic car enthusiast Tim Waddingham drowned
Man who saved dog from icy river revealedThe Sun

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Hunt for mystery hero who rescued Millie, 6, from freezing canal – This is Leicestershire

Hunt for mystery hero who rescued Millie, 6, from freezing canal
This is Leicestershire
Millie Chapman tumbled through the ice of the Grand Union Canal, near the Packhorse Bridge, in Aylestone, after slipping while walking her granddad's dog, Abby. Millie's grandfather Peter Chapman was with her at the time, at about 10am on Monday,

Hero golden retriever praised after dangerous dog attack – Barnet Press


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Hero golden retriever praised after dangerous dog attack
Barnet Press
By Daniel O'Brien A MOTHER has praised an elderly dog that was seriously injured as it defended her two-year-old daughter from a vicious dog attack. Lorraine Shelley, of Froghall Cottages, Borehamwood also suffered deep cuts and bruises to her fingers

Delaware Township School celebrates 100th day with dogs, shirts and superhero – Hunterdon County Democrat – NJ.com


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Delaware Township School celebrates 100th day with dogs, shirts and superhero
Hunterdon County Democrat – NJ.com
A super hero and therapy dogs helped primary students at the township school celebrate the 100th day of school in a big way on Feb. 13. Kindergartners wore matching shirts hand-printed with “Catie the caterpillar,” as well as matching hats — both

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Forsyth County Animal Control Is Offering Free Dog Training With Adoptions – WFMY News 2

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Forsyth County Animal Control Is Offering Free Dog Training With Adoptions
WFMY News 2
Winston-Salem, NC — Forsyth County Animal Control is offering a new incentive to adopt a dog or puppy from its shelter. Through the Stay Together program, you receive four weeks of free dog training if you adopt a dog or puppy there.

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Ask the Dog Trainer: Strength training tips for athletes, not-so-athletic – TCPalm

Ask the Dog Trainer: Strength training tips for athletes, not-so-athletic
TCPalm
Dr Zink is a veterinarian who specializes in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation. This is a topic if great interest to me as an agility trainer and competitor. Our dogs are athletes. They jump, race through tunnels and weave poles and participate

Dogs hit the gym before Westminster show – Allentown Morning Call


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Dogs hit the gym before Westminster show
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Donovan's owners, Lydia Miller of Williams Township and Matthew and Jayneann Wikler, of Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., are hoping the training, which costs $450 for 20 half-hour sessions, gives him a competitive edge. "This is my heart dog," said Miller,
CNY Lowchen struts to Gr. 3 in Westminster Kennel Club group judgingExaminer.com
Clarksville-area dog advances at WestminsterThe Tennessean
Sanford dog breeder's collie up for Best of Group title at Westminster 2012 Fayetteville Observer
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Training Tails: Dog beds and puppyhood – Greensboro News & Record (blog)

Training Tails: Dog beds and puppyhood
Greensboro News & Record (blog)
Adam Witherspoon Adam Witherspoon is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and is an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program. He owns Shiloh K-9 Dog Training Services in Stoneville. Witherspoon works in obedience

Solihull dog trainers win top Kennel Club prize – Birmingham Mail

Solihull dog trainers win top Kennel Club prize
Birmingham Mail
by Brett Gibbons, Birmingham Mail DOG training experts in Solihull have won a prestigious prize to mark their outstanding achievements in promoting responsible pet pooch ownership. Members of the town's Dog Training Club were awarded the top honour in

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INDOT workers rescue dog from attack

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INDOT workers rescue dog from attack
Ten-year-old Frankie Wygant recently found two heroes in Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District operators Tom Athan and Larry Brunner when the men rescued her dog, Tess, likely saving the little dog’s life.

K-9 officer Shadow honored as a hero
Cooke said that Shadow was the first animal who popped into her mind. “It was just something that Shadow deserves,” she said. The IVMA agreed. “Shadow exemplified bravery and heroism which is why IVMA is pleased to offer the Hero Award to Shadow this

Hero is rescued after saving dog
A GOOD Samaritan who jumped into an icy river to save a stranger’s dog had to be rescued by passers-by. The 51-year-old was pulled from the River Wansbeck in Morpeth, Northumberland, after plunging in after the dog in Carlisle Park yesterday morning.

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Coprophagia – Eating B/Ms Coprophagia eating B/Ms, consumption

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Coprophagia – Eating B/Ms Coprophagia eating B/Ms, consumption of feces, is common but disturbing habit in some dogs. The cause is unknown, but there are ways to deal with this behavior. Coprophagia is normal behavior under some circumstances. The bitch will normally eat the puppies feces and urine during their first few weeks of life. This keeps the den or whelping box clean. Some of the most common “treatments” for comprophagia are: sprinkling MSG on the dog’s food ’s putting pineapple or tomato juice or spinich in the dog’s food crushing a Cert’s breath mint and putting it in the food changing the dog’s diet to a higher quality, more digestible food There are also some commercial products on the market Forbid Deter Both of these products have fermented vegetable extract as their main ingredient. This is for all intents and purposes the same as MSG. All the information that I have about effectiveness of any of these is anecdotal and through my own experience. I have found that MSG or a commercial product works best. Some dog owners are more comfortable using a commercial product even though the cost is much greater than plain MSG. Trial and error is the way that I have figured out how much MSG to put in the food. I have them start out with a teaspoonful and increase the amount until it has the desired effect of making the smell and taste of the feces undesirable. Ken Landa From juliejohnson – 12/4/07 9:17 AM We have also used canned pumpkin as an additive to the food – again, starting out with a teaspoon like Ken said (or even smaller if it is a small dog!). Something to be careful of with pumpkin is it can lead to diarrhea. Also, we’ve used Accent Spice, which I think is a commercial name for MSG if they are looking for it in the grocery store. Sometimes we have also told the clients who have cats to add these to the cat’s food so the dog will stay out of the litterbox. Of course, we tell them to make sure to clear it with their vets first, especially if we know the animals have had prior digestive problems. Julie Johnson
Charleston Dog Training

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Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes Each breed of

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Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes Each breed of dog comes with its own requirements for physical maintenance. The level and frequency of care required depend on the length and type of hair and frequently observed skin conditions. It’s always important to consult your veterinarian prior to beginning any feeding or maintenance regimen, but here are a few considerations to be made during your planning process. Brushing & Haircuts Most dogs enjoy a brushing and should receive a full body brush down on a regular basis. What is regular? It depends. Longer haired dogs often require daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling. Medium length dogs should receive weekly brushings. Short haired canines can last up to a month. You can brush your dog more than its minimum requirement as long as you are using gentle strokes in the direction of hair growth and your dog’s skin is not aggravated. Brushing more often than the minimum requirements will result in reduced shedding and hair build up. See the second article below which discusses the different types of brushes to choose the appropriate one for your dog! If you have a dog with a continuously growing coat of hair (Poodles and Shih Tzus are two breeds of this type), then you will need to have their hair cut and/or styled each month in order to keep their coat managed properly. Each dog is different, so make sure that you check with your professional groomer to ensure appropriate spacing between appointments. Bathing Actual bathing experiences can occur as frequently as weekly or as infrequently as monthly depending upon your dogs breed and activity. Always use soap-free shampoos designed specifically for dogs to ensure the least risk of skin reactions. If your dog has specific issues with its skin, consult a veterinarian for directions before bathing. Tubs are almost always the easiest place to wash dogs. Remember to put on an apron, bathing suit, or old clothing because you may get wet yourself! If indoor bathing is just not going to work, perhaps an inexpensive plastic children’s pool would better suit the purpose, and make it easier to keep your house dry. Brush your dog prior to getting it wet. This will allow you to remove tangles and mats before the water makes them harder to deal with. Ears What was that command you just gave? Maybe your dog can’t hear you! Dog ears can be prone to bacterial and yeast infections if they are not appropriately cared for appropriately. Dogs with floppy ears and/or long hair are most likely to have more ear-related issues due to reduced air exposure to the ear canal. For other dogs, allergies are the culprit for repeated ear issues. Each month during its bath, a dog’s ears should be washed out and treated. For a detailed instruction on how to wash your dog’s ears visit this site. If your dog’s ears smell or are specifically dirty, special cleaning agents and medications from your vet may be necessary. Teeth Did you know that dogs need their teeth brushed? In fact, dogs should receive a brushing twice per week to reduce plaque build-up that can threaten their cardiac wellbeing. Between brushings, dry food and biscuits are the best choice to ensure dental health. If your dog’s teeth are already discolored and plaque has begun to build, ask your vet if your dog may need a more thorough cleaning that only the vet can offer. Tools of the Trade Different brushes are required for different dog breeds, coats, and grooming requirements. Here is an overview of some general categories of brushes available: Type of Hair Coat Recommended Brush Type Brushing Direction Short, smooth coats (most Retrievers, Hounds, Chihuahuas, etc.) Soft to medium bristle brush with short, closely spaced bristles With the coat’s grain Short, wiry coats (Terriers, etc.) Firm bristle brush with short, closely spaced bristles; and a slicker brush With the coat’s grain Medium to long flowing coats (Golden Retrievers, Spaniels, Setters, Lhasa Apso, etc.) Soft to medium bristle brush with long, medium- to wide-spaced bristles; a wire-pin brush; and a slicker brush for mats and tangles With the coat’s grain Harsh, outer coats with soft, woolly undercoats (Sheepdogs, Collies, Shepherds, Chows, Pomeranians, etc.) Firm bristle brush with long, wide-spaced bristles; a wire-pin brush; and a slicker brush for tangles and mats With the grain — outer coat; Against the grain–under coat Thin, delicate coats (Yorkies, Maltese, etc.) Wire-pin brush; and a soft slicker brush for tangles and mats With and against the coat’s grain Table Information excerpted from Guide to Home Pet Grooming by Dr. Chris C. Pinney, D.V.M. Used by arrangement with Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. Hauppauge, New York. Regardless of your brush selection, your brush strokes need to be slow and gentle. Tangles and mats can be difficult to deal with, but your patience will help make the experience better for both you and your dog. The more your brushing experience is positive, the more your dog will like the process, and the less trouble they will give you when you try to repeat it. A rushed and painful experience will make it more difficult to brush your dog later because he or she will certainly remember a negative experience. Build trust and bond with your dog by doing frequent and short brushing sessions to keep them mat and tangle free! Getting Your Dog Accustomed to Being Groomed Grooming can emphasize your dog’s trust with you. It is an integral part to your relationship and can definitely benefit your training program. Once you have the proper tools together, it is time to utilize your dog’s basic skills in a practical way. You will need to teach your dog to lie or sit quietly while being groomed and it is beneficial to also teach them to roll over and show you their bellies. First, have your dog lie down and then use “stay!” Next, brush your dog gently. If they get up, place them back and repeat the “stay!” command. Start out with short sessions and be sure to praise your dog calmly and soothingly while they remain still. Work through the coat gently and as you get to more tender areas, you can distract your dog with a treat. Remember to be calm! If you get exicted, so will your dog. As your dog improves, lenghthen your sessions. If you do this several times a week, in no time you will have a dog that is a pleasure to groom.
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Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes Each breed of

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Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes Each breed of dog comes with its own requirements for physical maintenance. The level and frequency of care required depend on the length and type of hair and frequently observed skin conditions. It’s always important to consult your veterinarian prior to beginning any feeding or maintenance regimen, but here are a few considerations to be made during your planning process. Brushing & Haircuts Most dogs enjoy a brushing and should receive a full body brush down on a regular basis. What is regular? It depends. Longer haired dogs often require daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling. Medium length dogs should receive weekly brushings. Short haired canines can last up to a month. You can brush your dog more than its minimum requirement as long as you are using gentle strokes in the direction of hair growth and your dog’s skin is not aggravated. Brushing more often than the minimum requirements will result in reduced shedding and hair build up. See the second article below which discusses the different types of brushes to choose the appropriate one for your dog! If you have a dog with a continuously growing coat of hair (Poodles and Shih Tzus are two breeds of this type), then you will need to have their hair cut and/or styled each month in order to keep their coat managed properly. Each dog is different, so make sure that you check with your professional groomer to ensure appropriate spacing between appointments. Bathing Actual bathing experiences can occur as frequently as weekly or as infrequently as monthly depending upon your dogs breed and activity. Always use soap-free shampoos designed specifically for dogs to ensure the least risk of skin reactions. If your dog has specific issues with its skin, consult a veterinarian for directions before bathing. Tubs are almost always the easiest place to wash dogs. Remember to put on an apron, bathing suit, or old clothing because you may get wet yourself! If indoor bathing is just not going to work, perhaps an inexpensive plastic children’s pool would better suit the purpose, and make it easier to keep your house dry. Brush your dog prior to getting it wet. This will allow you to remove tangles and mats before the water makes them harder to deal with. Ears What was that command you just gave? Maybe your dog can’t hear you! Dog ears can be prone to bacterial and yeast infections if they are not appropriately cared for appropriately. Dogs with floppy ears and/or long hair are most likely to have more ear-related issues due to reduced air exposure to the ear canal. For other dogs, allergies are the culprit for repeated ear issues. Each month during its bath, a dog’s ears should be washed out and treated. For a detailed instruction on how to wash your dog’s ears visit this site. If your dog’s ears smell or are specifically dirty, special cleaning agents and medications from your vet may be necessary. Teeth Did you know that dogs need their teeth brushed? In fact, dogs should receive a brushing twice per week to reduce plaque build-up that can threaten their cardiac wellbeing. Between brushings, dry food and biscuits are the best choice to ensure dental health. If your dog’s teeth are already discolored and plaque has begun to build, ask your vet if your dog may need a more thorough cleaning that only the vet can offer. Tools of the Trade Different brushes are required for different dog breeds, coats, and grooming requirements. Here is an overview of some general categories of brushes available: Type of Hair Coat Recommended Brush Type Brushing Direction Short, smooth coats (most Retrievers, Hounds, Chihuahuas, etc.) Soft to medium bristle brush with short, closely spaced bristles With the coat’s grain Short, wiry coats (Terriers, etc.) Firm bristle brush with short, closely spaced bristles; and a slicker brush With the coat’s grain Medium to long flowing coats (Golden Retrievers, Spaniels, Setters, Lhasa Apso, etc.) Soft to medium bristle brush with long, medium- to wide-spaced bristles; a wire-pin brush; and a slicker brush for mats and tangles With the coat’s grain Harsh, outer coats with soft, woolly undercoats (Sheepdogs, Collies, Shepherds, Chows, Pomeranians, etc.) Firm bristle brush with long, wide-spaced bristles; a wire-pin brush; and a slicker brush for tangles and mats With the grain — outer coat; Against the grain–under coat Thin, delicate coats (Yorkies, Maltese, etc.) Wire-pin brush; and a soft slicker brush for tangles and mats With and against the coat’s grain Table Information excerpted from Guide to Home Pet Grooming by Dr. Chris C. Pinney, D.V.M. Used by arrangement with Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. Hauppauge, New York. Regardless of your brush selection, your brush strokes need to be slow and gentle. Tangles and mats can be difficult to deal with, but your patience will help make the experience better for both you and your dog. The more your brushing experience is positive, the more your dog will like the process, and the less trouble they will give you when you try to repeat it. A rushed and painful experience will make it more difficult to brush your dog later because he or she will certainly remember a negative experience. Build trust and bond with your dog by doing frequent and short brushing sessions to keep them mat and tangle free! Getting Your Dog Accustomed to Being Groomed Grooming can emphasize your dog’s trust with you. It is an integral part to your relationship and can definitely benefit your training program. Once you have the proper tools together, it is time to utilize your dog’s basic skills in a practical way. You will need to teach your dog to lie or sit quietly while being groomed and it is beneficial to also teach them to roll over and show you their bellies. First, have your dog lie down and then use “stay!” Next, brush your dog gently. If they get up, place them back and repeat the “stay!” command. Start out with short sessions and be sure to praise your dog calmly and soothingly while they remain still. Work through the coat gently and as you get to more tender areas, you can distract your dog with a treat. Remember to be calm! If you get exicted, so will your dog. As your dog improves, lenghthen your sessions. If you do this several times a week, in no time you will have a dog that is a pleasure to groom.
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DOODYCALLS o Waste not, want not: Pet Waste

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DOODYCALLS o Waste not, want not: Pet Waste o In the dog eat dog world of real estate, an area is only as good as its property values. And for areas overrun by smelly piles of dog poop, the feces factor could prove the weakest link to many homeowners. o The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA), estimates Americans own more pets than ever before, with 74.8 million dogs as of 2008. o Beyond your grass, it has been estimated that a single gram of dog feces can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness, and serious kidney disorders in humans. EPA even estimates that two or three days worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs would contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay, and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it, to swimming and shellfishing. o The EPA explains that the decay of your pet’s waste actually creates nutrients for weeds and algae that grow in the waterways. As these organisms thrive on your dog’s droppings, they overtake the water and limit the amount of light that can penetrate the water’s surface. As a result, oxygen levels in the water decrease, and the fish and seafood we eat can be asphyxiated, EPA says. o A toxic cycle o If you aren’t worried about your local waterways, you may be a bit more concerned about the impact of dog droppings on your home. The thing about persistently disposing of stools improperly (or not at all) is that it kicks off a harmful cycle that can affect your whole family – including your pet. o According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pet droppings can contribute to diseases animals pass to humans, called zoonoses. When infected dog droppings are deposited on your lawn, the eggs of certain roundworms and other parasites can linger in your soil for years. Anyone who comes into contact with that soil – be it through gardening, playing sports, walking barefoot or any other means – runs the risk of coming into contact with those eggs; especially your dog. o Some of the hard-to-pronounce parasites your lawn could harbor include Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Salmonella, as well as hookworms, ringworms and tapeworms. Infections from these bugs often cause fever, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, and diarrhea in humans. Children are most susceptible, since they often play in the dirt and put things in their mouths or eyes. o In the end, it is best not to let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to issues of communal cleanliness. After all, proper sanitation could mean the difference between your yard being a beautiful oasis, or an area that has gone to the dogs. o Author: Dave Mason is the franchise owner of DoodyCalls, Charleston’s Premier Pet Waste Removal Service
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DOODYCALLS o Waste not, want not: Pet Waste

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DOODYCALLS o Waste not, want not: Pet Waste o In the dog eat dog world of real estate, an area is only as good as its property values. And for areas overrun by smelly piles of dog poop, the feces factor could prove the weakest link to many homeowners. o The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA), estimates Americans own more pets than ever before, with 74.8 million dogs as of 2008. o Beyond your grass, it has been estimated that a single gram of dog feces can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness, and serious kidney disorders in humans. EPA even estimates that two or three days worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs would contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay, and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it, to swimming and shellfishing. o The EPA explains that the decay of your pet’s waste actually creates nutrients for weeds and algae that grow in the waterways. As these organisms thrive on your dog’s droppings, they overtake the water and limit the amount of light that can penetrate the water’s surface. As a result, oxygen levels in the water decrease, and the fish and seafood we eat can be asphyxiated, EPA says. o A toxic cycle o If you aren’t worried about your local waterways, you may be a bit more concerned about the impact of dog droppings on your home. The thing about persistently disposing of stools improperly (or not at all) is that it kicks off a harmful cycle that can affect your whole family – including your pet. o According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pet droppings can contribute to diseases animals pass to humans, called zoonoses. When infected dog droppings are deposited on your lawn, the eggs of certain roundworms and other parasites can linger in your soil for years. Anyone who comes into contact with that soil – be it through gardening, playing sports, walking barefoot or any other means – runs the risk of coming into contact with those eggs; especially your dog. o Some of the hard-to-pronounce parasites your lawn could harbor include Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Salmonella, as well as hookworms, ringworms and tapeworms. Infections from these bugs often cause fever, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, and diarrhea in humans. Children are most susceptible, since they often play in the dirt and put things in their mouths or eyes. o In the end, it is best not to let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to issues of communal cleanliness. After all, proper sanitation could mean the difference between your yard being a beautiful oasis, or an area that has gone to the dogs. o Author: Dave Mason is the franchise owner of DoodyCalls, Charleston’s Premier Pet Waste Removal Service
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Heroes with a Heart” (HWH) Non-Profit Volunteer Grant Award Program

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Heroes with a Heart” (HWH) Non-Profit Volunteer Grant Award Program
grants for your local non-profit volunteer hero – sponsored by Community TechKnowledge, a non-profit outcomes software company. Offering community service grant, environmental grant, animal welfare grant, and arts and literacy grant awards. The CTK

Artists Create Sculpture to Honor Hero Firefighters
“R. HERO” is a series of 6′-2″ tall aluminum Dalmatian puppy dog sculptures. Each Dalmatian is executed in a different brightly colored iridescent painted finish with signature Dalmatian black spots and the name “R. HERO” on its shiny silver collar.

Family Pet & Behavior “Basic Obedience” Control Walking-

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Family Pet & Behavior “Basic Obedience” Control Walking- “Let’s Walk” is the command your dog will hear to walk. During training, your dog learns casual walking manners. Getting a little ahead, lingering behind and sniffing around are allowed as long as your dog remains off to your left side and does not pull on the leash. Usage: Taking a casual walk around your neighborhood. Heel w/Auto-sit- “Fido Heel” Once given the command to heel your dog will have to maintain a position on your left side, keeping his collar next to your left leg. If you should change your direction of travel your dog will change his to stay at your side without guidance from the leash. During the training process, we teach your dog to heel past distractions. The Heel Command requires better concentration from your dog then a controlled walk and keeps your dog safe at your side. Usage:Walking in a crowd or around distractions and children. Sit/Stay- “Fido Sit” This Command, when properly taught, teaches your dog to sit on the first command. Once in the seated position, your dog will hear the command to stay. Once your dog hears the stay command, he must remain seated until you give him the release command or password. Our trainers will teach your dog to stay with few distractions. Once we are certain your dog understands the command, then we can ask him to maintain his stay for longer periods of time. Your dog’s first stay will only last 2 seconds, after the training your dog should stay for at least 3 minutes. Your dog should be able to maintain a stay even if he would rather jump on your company. Usage: In front of food dish, at doorways, veterinarian office and sitting calmly for petting. Down/Stay- “Fido Down” This command teaches your dog to lie down. Just like the stay in sit/stay, your dog will wait for your permission before getting up. You should be able to step over your dog while he is in a down position. Being told to lie down can make a dog nervous, once your dog sees that lying down pleases you, he will accept it better and have a higher degree of trust for you. Usage: Helps to build trust, assists in gaining leadership, and used to calm and relax your dog. ——————————————————————————– Family Pet & Behavior “Basic Obedience” Come “Fido Come” This is the most important command your dog will learn. We teach this command using several different techniques to ensure your dog learns it very well. When given the command to come, your dog should be able to break away from distractions and come directly to you and hold a sit in front of you until given the formal release command. We like to think of your dog’s commands as a game that your dog must play. His life may depend on how well he does this command. Usage: To call your dog away from danger, also used during games and retrieving. Doorway Entry “Fido Wait And Back” This is a two part command. First, we teach your dog to do an assumed wait at all open doorway to the house and or car. Second, we teach your dog to back away from the doorway about 5 to 6 feet, allowing you to open the door and sign for a package and not worry about your dog. Usage: Control your dog when company comes over and assert pack leadership. Place – “Fido Place” The most used command we teach. This command teaches your dog to go to his bed, from anywhere in the home, on command. Once there he can lay down play with toys or just nap. This is not punishment, your dog will see it as his play pen with no walls. Place is a happy command. Your dog can learn to place for up to 1-1/2 Hours at a time. Usage: During dinner, signing for a package, and as a calming command. Hand Signals- “Visual Cue” During training our instructors will use a hand signal with each command. Your dog will learn the commands faster when a unique hand signal is taught for each command. Usage: Speeds learning of commands, extends your dog’s range to follow commands and teaches your dog to watch you more in anticipation of commands. Problem Solving- During our programs we address very specific behavioral problems, your instructors set up and initiate procedures to bring your dogs problems under control. Any or all of these problems are addressed during training… Housebreaking Play Biting Jumping On People Pulling Won’t Come Leg Hiking Door Crashing Mounting Stealing Food Going Through Trash Fence Jumping Car Sickness Digging Piddling Growling Barking Begging Chewing Biting Speration Anxiety
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Family Pet & Behavior “Basic Obedience” Control Walking-

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Family Pet & Behavior “Basic Obedience” Control Walking- “Let’s Walk” is the command your dog will hear to walk. During training, your dog learns casual walking manners. Getting a little ahead, lingering behind and sniffing around are allowed as long as your dog remains off to your left side and does not pull on the leash. Usage: Taking a casual walk around your neighborhood. Heel w/Auto-sit- “Fido Heel” Once given the command to heel your dog will have to maintain a position on your left side, keeping his collar next to your left leg. If you should change your direction of travel your dog will change his to stay at your side without guidance from the leash. During the training process, we teach your dog to heel past distractions. The Heel Command requires better concentration from your dog then a controlled walk and keeps your dog safe at your side. Usage:Walking in a crowd or around distractions and children. Sit/Stay- “Fido Sit” This Command, when properly taught, teaches your dog to sit on the first command. Once in the seated position, your dog will hear the command to stay. Once your dog hears the stay command, he must remain seated until you give him the release command or password. Our trainers will teach your dog to stay with few distractions. Once we are certain your dog understands the command, then we can ask him to maintain his stay for longer periods of time. Your dog’s first stay will only last 2 seconds, after the training your dog should stay for at least 3 minutes. Your dog should be able to maintain a stay even if he would rather jump on your company. Usage: In front of food dish, at doorways, veterinarian office and sitting calmly for petting. Down/Stay- “Fido Down” This command teaches your dog to lie down. Just like the stay in sit/stay, your dog will wait for your permission before getting up. You should be able to step over your dog while he is in a down position. Being told to lie down can make a dog nervous, once your dog sees that lying down pleases you, he will accept it better and have a higher degree of trust for you. Usage: Helps to build trust, assists in gaining leadership, and used to calm and relax your dog. ——————————————————————————– Family Pet & Behavior “Basic Obedience” Come “Fido Come” This is the most important command your dog will learn. We teach this command using several different techniques to ensure your dog learns it very well. When given the command to come, your dog should be able to break away from distractions and come directly to you and hold a sit in front of you until given the formal release command. We like to think of your dog’s commands as a game that your dog must play. His life may depend on how well he does this command. Usage: To call your dog away from danger, also used during games and retrieving. Doorway Entry “Fido Wait And Back” This is a two part command. First, we teach your dog to do an assumed wait at all open doorway to the house and or car. Second, we teach your dog to back away from the doorway about 5 to 6 feet, allowing you to open the door and sign for a package and not worry about your dog. Usage: Control your dog when company comes over and assert pack leadership. Place – “Fido Place” The most used command we teach. This command teaches your dog to go to his bed, from anywhere in the home, on command. Once there he can lay down play with toys or just nap. This is not punishment, your dog will see it as his play pen with no walls. Place is a happy command. Your dog can learn to place for up to 1-1/2 Hours at a time. Usage: During dinner, signing for a package, and as a calming command. Hand Signals- “Visual Cue” During training our instructors will use a hand signal with each command. Your dog will learn the commands faster when a unique hand signal is taught for each command. Usage: Speeds learning of commands, extends your dog’s range to follow commands and teaches your dog to watch you more in anticipation of commands. Problem Solving- During our programs we address very specific behavioral problems, your instructors set up and initiate procedures to bring your dogs problems under control. Any or all of these problems are addressed during training… Housebreaking Play Biting Jumping On People Pulling Won’t Come Leg Hiking Door Crashing Mounting Stealing Food Going Through Trash Fence Jumping Car Sickness Digging Piddling Growling Barking Begging Chewing Biting Speration Anxiety
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Dog stabbed to death in the street

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Dog stabbed to death in the street
Later that day, Follos threatened to cut Mr Bird’s throat when the dog owner walked past his house and a charge of criminal damage by destroying a dog. Mr Gerry Vahey, defending, said Follows was “incredibly remorseful”, adding: “He admits

Top cop defends police action
Speaking to The Press, Bennett said the incident began about 3.15am on December 16, when he heard his dog barking. He and wife Iris had been “One [officer] said he’s the owner of the house. He’s no threat to us,” John Bennett said.

Hero golden retriever praised after dangerous dog attack – Barnet Press

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Hero golden retriever praised after dangerous dog attack – Barnet Press


Barnet Press
Hero golden retriever praised after dangerous dog attack
Barnet Press
By Daniel O'Brien A MOTHER has praised an elderly dog that was seriously injured as it defended her two-year-old daughter from a vicious dog attack. Lorraine Shelley, of Froghall Cottages, Borehamwood also suffered deep cuts and bruises to her fingers

Delaware Township School celebrates 100th day with dogs, shirts and superhero – Hunterdon County Democrat – NJ.com


Hunterdon County Democrat – NJ.com
Delaware Township School celebrates 100th day with dogs, shirts and superhero
Hunterdon County Democrat – NJ.com
A super hero and therapy dogs helped primary students at the township school celebrate the 100th day of school in a big way on Feb. 13. Kindergartners wore matching shirts hand-printed with “Catie the caterpillar,” as well as matching hats — both

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Spirit of ‘25 serum run hero lives on in husky’s bloodline – Anchorage Daily News


New York Times
Spirit of '25 serum run hero lives on in husky's bloodline
Anchorage Daily News
Four hours before the beginning of her sled dog race in this upstate town, Winnie, a Siberian husky, laps up meat broth. Two hours before, she submits to pats from spectators. Forty minutes before, she settles into the snow for a final rest.
Siberian husky a team leader and Westminster competitor with a storied historyFairbanks Daily News-Miner

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Peke at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show winner – Washington Times


Washington Times
Peke at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show winner
Washington Times
SAN DIEGO, Feb 15, 2012 – NFL quarterback Tim Tebow emerged as the improbable, out of nowhere underdog hero in sports in 2012. Through the early rounds of the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show several unlikely Tim Tebows emerged with improbable
Gremlin wins best in show at Westminster dog showDeath and Taxes
Two new breeds join German Shepherds in the Westminster Dog Show herding groupExaminer.com

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Hunt for mystery hero who rescued Millie, 6, from freezing canal – This is Leicestershire

Hunt for mystery hero who rescued Millie, 6, from freezing canal
This is Leicestershire
Millie Chapman tumbled through the ice of the Grand Union Canal, near the Packhorse Bridge, in Aylestone, after slipping while walking her granddad's dog, Abby. Millie's grandfather Peter Chapman was with her at the time, at about 10am on Monday,

I couldn’t just watch Bentley die: Dog owner who inched across ice to save pet … – Daily Mail


The Sun
I couldn't just watch Bentley die: Dog owner who inched across ice to save pet
Daily Mail
But Mrs Jarvis, a teacher, said: 'When you don't own a dog, you just think “crazy dog people”, but they are a part of the family. Some may criticise and some may call him a hero. He's definitely our hero.' Classic car enthusiast Tim Waddingham drowned
Man who saved dog from icy river revealedThe Sun

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The Artist’s Uggie named top dog at the Golden Collar Awards – Radio Times


Telegraph.co.uk
The Artist's Uggie named top dog at the Golden Collar Awards
Radio Times
"I do films about anti-heroes, and Blackie's the anti-hero," said Scorsese. "Uggie's a hero and Uggie's a beautiful dog and very talented, but anti-heroes can be talented, too. And in 3D with a long muzzle!" Dressed in a tasteful bow tie and dinner
Uggie the dog snubbed by the OscarsTelegraph.co.uk
Oscar red carpet off limits for Artist dog UggieOttawa Citizen
Oscar red carpet off limits for "Artist" dog UggieChicago Tribune

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Klein’s dog measure needs a leash

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Klein’s dog measure needs a leash
Was Klein fined by her association for letting Fluffy run loose? Leash laws exist to protect both the public and pets. An off-leash dog is at risk from the environment and humans. Caring owners leash their dogs. My dogs have walks for exercise

Pa. Pekingese becomes America’s top dog at Westminster
The No. 2 show dog in the nation this year was clearly the most popular Right before the champion was picked, a woman was stopped by security as she appeared to try to reach the ring. A few years ago, a PETA protest took place in the

Nitro’s Law reaches House floor, Ohio Dog Auctions Act progresses
This important law will protect pets in kennels or boarding facilities, making cruel treatment of companion animals a fourth degree felony. Nitro’s Law was introduced when 8 dogs were allowed to starve to death while at the High Caliber K9 Training

Prepare your pet for the new baby

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Prepare your pet for the new baby
Latte, a 5-year-old poodle, plays with 3-month-old Aila Barrett Jan. 11 at their home in Tustin, Calif. LOS ANGELES — Parents have months to get ready for a baby. Experts say the countdown should include prep time for pets too. A baby changes everything

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Obama campaign buys ‘Westminster Dog Show’ ad – Politico (blog)

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Obama campaign buys ‘Westminster Dog Show’ ad – Politico (blog)


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Obama campaign buys 'Westminster Dog Show' ad
Politico (blog)
By GLENN THRUSH | Google the words "Westminster Dog Show" and what do you get (some of the time)? An Obama campaign website, created for the "Best in Show" annual event, that mocks Mitt Romney for strapping his pooch to his trunk on a family vacation.
Westminster dog show 2012: Could a Dalmatian win it all? A Dachshund?Christian Science Monitor
Westminster Dog Show: Dog lovers protest Mitt RomneyThe State Column
Political Punch — “Dogs Against Romney”? Democrats Say Unleash the Hound!ABC News (blog)
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Romney, Seamus and His Doggy Woes: Will Canine Lovers Lick Away his Support? – International Business Times


International Business Times
Romney, Seamus and His Doggy Woes: Will Canine Lovers Lick Away his Support?
International Business Times
By Sreeja VN: Subscribe to Sreeja's RSS feed It looks like Barack Obama's Democrat supporters and dog lovers are determined to keep the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Doggy issue alive; in any case till the presidential elections.
Romney's Campaign Goes to the DogsCommentary
Lots of humans against Romney at Dogs Against Romney rallyYahoo! News Blogs (blog)

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Obama WH linked to media watch dog – New York Post


New York Post
Obama WH linked to media watch dog
New York Post
The head of Media Matters for America — now out coordinating a new super PAC to help President Obama get reelected — is operating his nonprofit organization in close coordination with the White House, a new investigative report says.

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