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Muzzle Taping, Water Boarding and 3 Other Dog Training Techniques That Should Be Illegal

By Sarah Hodgson (huffingtonpost.com) I’m taking a short break from my dog-loving blog to address the serious topic of animal abuse. It’s a concern that shadows my thoughts; I offer up this piece in the hope I can inspire you to take a stand. When I first saw images of Caitlyn, the dog whose mouth […]

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My Outdoor Life: Trainer is alpha dog on streets of Minneapolis

Structure and know-how keep daily passel of dogs in line and on the move.  By Mackenzie Lobby Havey Head over to Lake Harriet in Minneapolis on a weekday morning, almost any day of the year, and you have a fairly good chance of catching Curtis Johnson strolling lakeside with an impressive crowd of furry companions. […]

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6 ways to avoid dog bites

By Ruth Thompson   These are some suggestions from Scituate Animal Control Officer Kim Stewart. 1. Never tease a dog – and never disturb a dog that’s injured, or that is sleeping, eating or protecting something; 2. Be careful with hugs and kisses – teach kids not to hug or kiss a dog on the […]

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Top Dog: 15 Best Breeds For Families With Kids

Kylie Whetstone, FamilyShare When deciding which dog breed is best for your family, don’t risk anyone getting hurt. Though there’s always a possibility that the dog you choose might be too rough with your children, with proper obedience training, your dog can be a trusted companion. Here are 15 dog breeds known to be friendly […]

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Training kids to avoid dog attacks can help them have safer summer

DENVER, CO – MAY 23: A small pup yawns as young volunteers train with the dogs on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Denver Dumb Friends League hosted their Pawsitive Service Club teach-in for kids ages 8 to 11. Childrend learned about pet body language and safety around pets. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post) When Michael […]

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Barking Beagle Driving Neighbors Bonkers

Author: Alexandra Marcias  What to do when a dog barks excessively at one’s neighbors? The dog trainer is in to answer your questions. Alexandria Macias, owner and operator of the Long Beach-based Alex Macias dog training, will be sitting down and answering readers’ pet-related questions in the coming months. Hi Alex, My five-year-old Beagle, Kentucky, barks […]

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Making your dog get off the couch: Pet Owners’ Manual

Giving pets comfort doesn’t mean they won’t listen. Here’s how to get them to give up their spot on the couch without a struggle  Dreamstime Using a simple technique called hand targeting is a good way to get a lazy pooch up of the couch so you can sit down.By: Yvette Van Veen Pets Reporter, […]

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Service-dog Snoopy and little Luke learning to take life’s challenging pathways together

Here is the start of great story from the Seattle Kennel Club, the original post is the akc.org website.:  by Ranny Green via the Seattle Kennel Club. You can’t blame 9-year-old Luke Gonzalez, of Yelm, if he feels like he’s on overload some days. He attends physical and speech therapy classes once and twice each […]

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Calls for Mike Baird to ban puppy factories: animal activists expose cruel facility

I found this today on an Australian Newspaper Website.  I think they should be shut down and made illegal in NSW.   I sure there probably similar farms in other countries.  He is the post:  Two beagle pups from an online advertisement which lists them as “pure bred”.Two beagle pups are paraded in front of […]

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This Puppy Barking at His Own Hiccups Is Exactly What You Need to Start Your Weekend Off on a High Note

I found this post on E! and the puppy is very cute. What are you guys doing this weekend? Are you hitting the town and/or painting the town red? Or are you putting on sweatpants as soon as your feet step inside your house and firing up the ol’ Netflix? Either way, we have the perfect […]

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