Prison Inmates Help Transform Abused Puppy Mill Dog

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Sometimes the least expected people are the ones that can help rehabilitate and transform abused dogs. Watch the video transformation of a puppy mill dog.
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Good Citizen Dogs Looking for Homes

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Panda and Bella, two dogs certified as Canine Good Citizens, hope to find their forever homes in time for the new year.
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HAPPY DOGS in Australia – Pharrell Williams – Happy

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Lots of dogs hit the field and the beach for fun times, in this awesomely Happy music video. Special guest appearance by Didga the cat.
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How Many Tricks Can Your Dog Do?

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Meet Jesse, a Jack Russell Terrier that not only knows how to do house chores but seems to enjoy them too.
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Jail Inmates Could Save Stray Dogs

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To be an inmate dog trainer you have to be on good behavior. It’s pretty much the best job an inmate can get in the jail.
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American Kennel Club Announces New Training Helpline

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Sit. Stay. Come. Does your dog know the basics? Do you consider your dog well trained? Maybe your dog needs a little refresher in manners?
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Humane Ways to Teach Your Dog to Walk Nicely on Leash

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When a dog pulls excessively on leash, it is unpleasant for both the dog and the person walking him. Many people resort to yanking on their dogs, using pinch or choke collars, or stopping every few feet hoping for something to change.
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Separating Emotion, When Is It Time? Expert Advice About Retiring Your Dog From Agility

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Agility enthusiasts are well aware of the rush you can get from seeing a dog run its fastest, jump its highest, and pit speed against the outer boundaries of control.
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Dog Walking Regulations Go Into Effect July in San Francisco

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If you’re going to walk dogs in SF make sure you know the new laws
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Minnesota Dogs Attack Zebra Mussel Threat in State’s Lakes

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Three dogs join the fight against zebra mussels in Minnesota waterways.
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13-Year-Old Raises Puppy to Be Guide Dog to the Blind

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“With letting Flynn go, it was really heartbreaking,” Rowan said. “But I knew he was going to do something good.”
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Dog Training Program Helps Inmates Turn Lives Around

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On March 1st, the 150th dog in the program graduated.
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Breed Specific Legislation and Alpha Dog Mythology

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Touting the concept that dogs are inclined to seek a higher status in their relationships with people, including displaying aggression to do it, is scary.
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The Power of the Positive: Train Humane

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It is amazing what joy and compassion, consistency and structure will bring to dogs. They blossom.
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Put A Muzzle On It

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In the contest of who dislikes the thought of putting a muzzle on my dog, I’d come in a close second to the dog who has to wear it.
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The Behavior Sandwich

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People often think of a dog’s behavior in much the same way as they think about a sandwich. It’s usually the meat in the middle that they are most concerned with. But behavior, like a sandwich has more going on than just the filling. What’s around the filling can matter a lot.


Living with More Than One Dog

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Living with more than one dog can be a rewarding experience. Knowing how to prevent problems and teaching dogs how to share resources so they do not bully each other, or pester you, is pivotal to having a harmonious multi-dog home.
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Training Tips for Happy Dogs and Holiday Houseguests

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The holidays are approaching. You may be worried about your canine crew mixing with friends and relatives for festive get-togethers, but a little planning can make the holidays more enjoyable for all.


All I Want For Christmas….

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Material has never been my style; with that in mind, all I really want for Christmas is a home for Frosty.


The Feeling of Fear

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I heard a trainer once say that when it comes to what dogs experience ‘we have all the theories, they have all the facts’. That may be true in regard to many things, but when it comes to experiencing fear, we have plenty of facts.