Best practices set for pet training

Best practices set for pet training

In an effort to ensure assistance dogs are ethically trained, Strathcona County-based Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy has designed a new curriculum series through the organization’s animal assisted wellness academy. The initiative to promote ethical dog training for assistance pets is part of a …
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Frail feline? Doddery dog? Take them to a pet nursing home

Owner Ryoichi Kishi, a professional dog trainer, also runs a dog daycare centre for puppies and young dogs, as well as counselling for dog owners on how to live with their pets through various stages of life. “The pets are given 24-hour care, are walked twice a day and have a spacious dog run area to …
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North Country police dog completes search exercise, but chokes on ball, dies

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office dog died during a training exercise on Thursday, the sheriff’s office announced Thursday. The dog, K9 Scout, was training in a exercise where the handler throws a ball into a room to be searched by the dog at approximately 2:45 p.m. K9 Scout …
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Pro Pit Bull Group Responds to Dog Trainer’s ‘Breed Discrimination’

Strong also apologized to Piazza for the threatening posts that were made against Piazza’s family as hundreds of Facebook users targeted Piazza’s business page after he called on pit bull owners to turn in their dog in exchange for another breed, all in exchange for free training services. She stressed …
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Delta’s New Emotional Support Animal Policy Will Make It Harder to Travel With Your Pet

Beginning March 1, the airline will require customers seeking to travel with a pet to provide additional documents that show the passenger’s need for a support animal as well as proof of the animal’s training and vaccinations 48 hours prior to the flight. The number of animals onboard flights has …
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