K-9 Units Training In Chelmsford Knew Slain Yarmouth Police Sergeant

K-9 Units Training In Chelmsford Knew Slain Yarmouth Police Sergeant

They put themselves and their dogs on the line, but this what they train for. “The dogs are out there, they’re actually to protect us, to protect the people and they put their lives on the line every single day,” Evans said. Sgt. Gannon was laid to rest this week. His dog, Nero, is still recovering and has a long …
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Turlock’s Top Notch Kennels Staff Offers Suite Treats for Dogs

Dogs that need a watchful eye while their parents are away now have a place to stay at Top Notch Kennels’ newest facility in Turlock. This company’s newest facility opened up on March 12 and offers boarding, daycare, training and grooming services, along with giving dogs the chance to receive …
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How Musher Blair Braverman Got Through Her Worst Day

“We were training our yearlings, and we wanted to work with the dogs to cross lakes and to go on hills, which are two things we don’t have a ton of near our house,” she explains. “So we thought, ‘Oh wow, there’s this beautiful route up in Minnesota and we can go up and do, like, a 200-mile camping trip …
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Is Having A Dog Good For Your Health? 9 Ways Adopting Can Benefit You

“Dogs take us out of our own heads,” dog expert Sandy Weaver tells Bustle. “They require care, attention and training. As we fulfill their needs, we’re focusing outside of ourselves, away from our own problems. We get into problem-solving mode instead of staying stuck in problem mode.” And that can be …
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Man charged with misdemeanor is accused of stealing police dog’s ball

A police dog in Michigan was just trying to be a good boy when his beloved toy ball was snatched away by a man who earlier confronted an officer, police said. The dog named Eli, was participating in scent training with his handler near a hotel in Troy, Mich. earlier this month when the incident occurred.
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Blind man's guide dog hit, killed by car

Blind man’s guide dog hit, killed by car

Southeastern Guide Dogs said it will expedite a replacement guide dog, but even at that, but they would need to first visit Mahlberg to identify his needs, find a dog in training that matches up with him, and then take Mahlberg to training with the new dog. It may be six to eight months before Mahlberg gets …
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Dogs in Demand for Explosives Detection Work in US

The U.S. imports about 80-to-90 percent of its working dogs from Europe, which has a rich heritage for breeding and training dogs for police/military-style competitions and certifications. German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) and Belgian Malinois remain law enforcement’s most popular choice for patrol dogs, …
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Forget cloning dogs, AI is the real way to let your pooch live forever

Once superintelligence arrives, we don’t know if it’s going to be on our side or against us. But in the meantime, you could do a lot worse than training artificial intelligence to respond like humanity’s best friend, the dog. That’s what researchers from the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for …
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Guide dog killed in hit-and-run was owner’s link to independence

He loved the independence Pearl gave him and worries about having to depend on friends too much. Mahlberg said he got Pearl four years ago, after the dog went through two years of intensive training. Mahlberg was always impressed that she was trained not to bark, he said. She knew how to stand in …
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Fond du Lac Action West Community Calendar, week of April 15, 2018

POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICE DOG FUNDRAISER: The Waupun Police Department is selling stuffed-uniformed police dogs (black or tan) to support the Police Program. Money raised is used for the purchase of a police dog, vet care, handler/dog training, food and equipment for deployment.
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Adoption is the best option

Adoption is the best option

“One big reason that dogs are in the shelter is because people didn’t plan ahead for the responsibility of having them,” said Jason Robbins, owner of Cornerstone Dog Training, who works frequently with adopted dogs. this is an image Fostering gives stray animals the opportunity to be in a home …
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Phoenix ranks 17 for dog attacks on postal workers despite drop from 2016

Phoenix tied with Sacramento and Portland for the 17th highest number of dog attacks in the country. “The totals are still too high, but we’re confident that with continuing education and dog bite prevention training, along with advancing technology, we can keep more people safe and keep attacks …
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Friday Freebies: April 6, 2018

Bass Pro Shops is going to the dogs Saturday for a special Dog Days event. Take Fido to the store for a free photo download, free treats, a free gift bag and free demonstrations for stuff like dog training and health and wellness programs. And if your canine pal knows a cool trick, you could win some free …
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Fort Worth aims to put pet owners on a shorter leash

… pet owners shouldn’t find this proposed ordinance rough to live with. And it will free up staff to deal with strays and customers. No, the city isn’t barking up the wrong tree with these proposed changes. It’s just reminding owners that their pets aren’t the only ones who sometimes need obedience training.
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Stuffy, furry, fluffy, pet hunt

“For two years he trained as a search and rescue dog but he failed so he came to us. I haven’t taken any dog training classes but I just love him a lot and he listens to me.” As Willow and Bridger raced off after another stuffy, her mom commented, “This has been very healthy for Willow’s physical state and …
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Dog missing for three years reunited with owner after Howard County officer's traffic stop

Dog missing for three years reunited with owner after Howard County officer’s traffic stop

The owner also told Miller that Harley was originally in K-9 training with a Carroll County sheriff as a puppy, but training was no longer an option after the Sheriff’s deputy became injured. The owner purchased Harley from the Sheriff’s office at just six months old. Howard County Animal Control and …
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Animal Behavior College Celebrates the One-Year Anniversary of its Cat Training Program

With more than 40 percent of dog owners also having cats, professional dog trainers have seen an increased demand for feline behavior counseling services. This program is not only ideal for dog trainers, but also veterinary hospitals and grooming salons looking to add this service to help their clients.
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From The Dog’s Paw – Blessings of senior dogs

These dogs are usually more focused and ready to pawlease their humans. Humans can take their dogs to training classes to learn, too. Senior dogs are often the pawfect companion for senior humans. As senior humans take their time to enjoy life, a pawsome senior dog would be great to have along …
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‘Good Dog!’: Training Your Pooch Properly

Then the real work starts — training your new pooch. Whitney Doremus, owner and trainer at Vermont Dog Club in Essex Junction, and Nathan Whitehorne, owner and head trainer at The Upbeat K9 in Rutland, join Vermont Edition to share their expertise on dog training — and they’re ready to answer …
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Rattlesnake avoidance class teaches your dog to protect you

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Madera Veterinary Hospital is offering rattlesnake avoidance training classes with professional dog trainers and real snakes from Animal Experts. The training teaches dogs to recognize the sight, scent and smell of a rattlesnake before the dog gets bitten. The snakes are not in a …
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Report Faults Military in Handling of Military Dogs

Report Faults Military in Handling of Military Dogs

Panter with Devin Cooper during their service in Afghanistan. Panter is another of the six dogs Taylortown Police adopted and who has since vanished. Cooper is actively seeking any information on the whereabouts of his former partner. “We trained together, we went to Afghanistan together. He is my …
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Veteran to serve on condo board trying to take his dog

When the Orlando Sentinel first reported the condo-association riff over the dog in December, readers and pet groups from around the country called the newspaper with offers to give Brady places to live or dog-training assistance. Service dogs have become an increasing point of contention as they …
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Pet Project: Training and socialization are musts for puppies

Puppy socialization classes: Hosted by a trainer, behaviorist, or veterinarian. Many training facilities and certain community centers may offer these organized group meetings. This permits exposure to other dogs with varied personalities and human strangers. With a trainer present, he or she can offer …
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Oakwood students provide service dog for former Kettering wrestling star

OAKWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A new best friend is bringing comfort to a Kettering athlete recovering from a debilitating brain injury. Oakwood High School students raised money to purchase a service dog for Ahmad Doucet. The Kettering Fairmont senior suffered a stroke during wrestling practice in 2015, …
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Fond du Lac Action West Community Calendar, week of March 25, 2018

POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICE DOG FUNDRAISER: The Waupun Police Department is selling stuffed-uniformed police dogs (black or tan) to support the Police Program. Money raised is used for the purchase of a police dog, vet care, handler/dog training, food and equipment for deployment.
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Kaukauna High School senior creates prosthetic leg with 3D printer for three-legged puppy

Kaukauna High School senior creates prosthetic leg with 3D printer for three-legged puppy

KAUKAUNA, Wis. A Golden Retriever puppy born with three legs is on his way to finally fitting in to a four-legged world, thanks to a Kaukauna High School senior. The 11-month-old Golden Retriever, named ‘Grey,’ was born with only three legs. Grey quickly wooed his forever family through a …
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Dog Obedience Hand Signals Pet Training t Dog Dog

In his book Communicating With Your Dog: A Humane Approach to Dog Training, trainer Ted Baer says hand signals can be most useful: “Dogs often depend on our body positions as well as our hand 15 Jun 2017 Although dogs make wonderful pets, it can be frustrating to own a dog that does not …
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The Dog Stop coming to Huntsville, with 4 more locations planned

Located at 6243 University Drive NW in Huntsville, The Dog Stop will offer daycare, boarding, grooming, obedience training, in-home services, dog walking and a retail store featuring premium dog food, treats, toys and accessories. The location will have climate-controlled facilities, social and interactive …
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Boynton sisters write book from their dog’s view — and his silly antics

Before Prince met the Ginsburgs, he trained at the Martin County Correctional Institute where inmates train the dogs to become service dogs for veterans through Dogs 4 Disabled Veterans. A star student under Mr. Albert’s leadership, Prince later found out he couldn’t train anymore when he was …
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What to Consider When Choosing a Daycare Facility for Your Dog

Some use these facilities during the entire 5-day work week, while others enroll their dogs in daycare a few days a week. Daycare may not be a good option for all dogs, according to certified professional dog trainer Robin Bennett who serves as a consultant for dog daycare facilities. In her post “My Dog …
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Dog's Eye View: Can I say 'hi' to your dog?

Dog’s Eye View: Can I say ‘hi’ to your dog?

If all kind and well-meaning dog lovers realized how difficult we can make greeting situations for hard working dog owners, we might be more inclined to ask the owner, “How can I help you teach your puppy to greet me?” Sandra Kruczek is a certified professional dog trainer at Total Teamwork Training, …
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4 Reasons to Train Your Dog in Manchester

If you want a happy relationship with your dog, you might need help with training him. Dog training is not just about punishing your dog until it carries out commands. Sometimes you will need a little help with a dog causing you a lot of stress, this is when a professional Manchester dog trainer can really …
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Dogs and puppies seized at Carencro home

Delahoussaye has a website offering dogs for sale, and says he operates a “blood trail dog training facility.” He has been prosecuted in the past for similar charges. In 2005, he was named in a bill of information for a violation of the leash law. That charge was dismissed. In 2013 he was named in a bill of …
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This terrier’s life includes preening for dog shows and comforting the dying

The Dude has gone through extensive training to earn that patch. Calmer than most dogs his age, he knows not to jump on people. Although he’s small he could still injure the facility’s more frail patients, Parkins said. He’s been trained to be around walkers and wheelchairs and not step on oxygen tubes …
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Smart toys accurately predict whether a guide dog will make it through training

What do you get when you cross the latest artificial intelligence technology with man’s (or woman’s) best friend? On one end of the spectrum, it’s the door-opening, faintly militaristic robot dog created by robotics firm Boston Dynamics. On the other, it’s a new project coming out of the Georgia Institute of …
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Dog Training, Socialization and Behaviour Modification

Dog Training, Socialization and Behaviour Modification

Dog Training – Pack Power Behaviour Therapy We offer puppy training, obedience training, behavioural modification and socialization training using our balanced pack of Siberian Huskies. We specialize.
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Master trainer from Port Angeles leads police dog academy

SEQUIM — Training to become a police service dog is no easy task, but Port Angeles Police Department Sgt. Kevin Miller tries to make it as fun for the dogs as possible. Miller, a master trainer with the Washington State Police Canine Association, is leading a canine academy for soon-to-be police …
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Throw ’em a bone: Dog House residents set up GoFundMe

“There is a ‘natural’ expansion each year as new members undergo training and move into the house, and former residents living elsewhere continue to help. I think it’s terrific that veteran [Dog House] volunteers are always helping to mentor new volunteers,” Falbo wrote in an email. Crowe and Deignan …
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Safety concerns prompt mayor to divert access to Beckley mill

Christian said the criminal activity, along with the grist mill’s proximity to a police firing range and canine training camp, spurred him to speak with Rappold about taking steps to protect hikers. “We had so many issues where people would pop in out of the woods and end up on our range,” he said.
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Black River Falls will get a new K-9

The police department’s K-9 handler has resigned – but a new K-9 officer and a new dog are training and should be ready to serve this month. … week that Officer Ethan Shaffer has been assigned as the department’s new K-9 handler, and that Shaffer and the department’s new K-9, Ilo, are in training.
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Student organizations fundraise for Valentine's Day

Student organizations fundraise for Valentine’s Day

In order to raise money for the service dog trainers on campus, PAW sold “puppy chow” to students, then the service dog trainers delivered the treats on Valentine’s Day and allowed the students to pet the dogs. SAASHA collected “expressions of love” on Monday February 12 that were hung up on the …
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New Puppy/Dog Training Pad Holder

Brand New/Unused IRIS Puppy/Dog Training Pad holder. Selling as it couldn’t fit in my puppy’s cage. Features: Secured latches hold pet training pads in place and prevent slippage. 4 non-skid rubber feet protect floor from scratches and hold tray in place. Dog potty pad holder has a high polish finish for …
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A little girl saw an emotional-support dog on a plane. It went for her face.

Federal guidelines specify that airlines must allow passengers with disabilities to board with trained service or emotional-support animals of many stripes, regardless of the animal’s potential to “offend or annoy” others on the plane, The Washington Post reported. But airlines have latitude to deny …
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Dog’s Eye View: Keep training commands simple and to the point

As a dog trainer and teacher of new dog owners, the topic of clarity in communication comes up frequently. It’s like a conversation between you and your dog. A few of the tenets of training/teaching a dog are, consistency of verbal and hand cues, being more observant of our dog’s behavior and staying …
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DT Systems Dog Training Scent Rabbit 1.25 oz.

Dog Training Scent Rabbit 1.25 oz. 75105.
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TSC donates pet food to Humane Society

TSC donates pet food to Humane Society

Some of the donated food goes to feed animals at the society; however, a large portion goes to the Madison Correctional Institution dog program. Inmates are trained as handlers who can then offer canine obedience training. The dogs are taught verbal commands, socialization and crate training. “We’ve …
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4-H youth invited to dog seminar at county fairgrounds

ASTORIA — The Clatsop County 4-H program is offering 4-H youth a dog seminar featuring showmanship and rally obedience 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds (92937 Walluski Loop). Registration is at 8 a.m. More than one 4-H dog is permitted. The guest will be Cati Foss, …
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Dog’s Eye View: Stubborn dogs

I keep this little personal quote posted at my desk, “Stubborn? You mean smarter than your training skills?” This statement deserves a little scrutiny. Humans, with our complex brains, motor skills and verbal language, tend to subject animals to human morals and behaviors. If we look at life through the …
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Cincinnati Dog Obedience Training

In most cases that’s no problem, since the critical ingredient is lots of kindness, nurturing, and love. However, what can you do if a demanding schedule starts to infringe on your ability to give your puppy or dog enough attention? Cincinnati dog obedience training at PuppyPrep gives you a way to school …
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Tulsa Animal Hoarding Case Calls Overwhelming Sheriff’s Office

Satterfield, owner of Glad Wags dog training business, bonded out of jail early Friday morning. An arrest report says she had 106 dogs, seven cats, four chickens and six birds at her residence. The arrest report says the house and garage were stacked with plastic dog crates that were covered in filth and …
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El Paso couple open EPK9 doggie day care featuring webcams, boarding, grooming, training

El Paso couple open EPK9 doggie day care featuring webcams, boarding, grooming, training

Anxiety about how the couple’s two dogs would be cared for while they traveled in recent years led them to open EPK9, which offers daycare, extended boarding, grooming, and dog training, said Antonio Arguelles, 32. He’s a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Andress High School graduate. Stephanie, 27 …
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The story of Jay Sisler and his dogs

This started a young man into a path of boredom that lead to a life as a dog trainer. Spending many hours with Stub and Shorty, Jay soon had Emmett crowds in awe of just what he could teach these farm dogs. They were absolutely amazing to watch. These dogs stood on their heads, balanced on bars, …
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Good doggos put on their thinking caps in new “brain games” study

The training actually happens in a few stages, though. The dogs first had to learn how to look to the screen first, rather than the small chute below that dispensed the treats. Then, the researchers would apply dog food paste to the circles that appeared on the touchscreen, which would indicate to the dogs …
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AKC Launches New Digital Channel

Dog lovers will be able to connect to AKC.TV from any device including computers, tablets, phones, set-top boxes and AppleTV, with additional platforms to come. Viewers can browse the on-demand content library of dog training videos, puppy and breed videos, original programming, live coverage of …
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Emotional support animals — from dogs to peacocks, real or fake — present challenges for …

“I get many inappropriate calls, including people suddenly wanting their dogs to ‘become a service dog’ because they are moving to a ‘no dogs allowed’ building or want the dog to fly for free,” said Jennifer Hack, a Chicago dog trainer. “I’ve been offered money for fake paperwork.” The Illinois attorney …
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Balanced view of animal rights necessary

Balanced view of animal rights necessary

Animal rights should also never compromise human rights, such as when a dog trainer gets prosecuted for cruelty for using a choke chain to correct aggressive canine behaviour that might have endangered humans. If that happens, pet training loses and the dog may end up being put down. Pet owners …
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New faces and tails triple Fort Pierce Police Department’s canine contingent

FORT PIERCE — There’s two new faces – and tails – at the Fort Pierce Police Department these days. Officers Robie Troutman and Albert Eckrode this week each got a law enforcement canine and are just starting training with the pooches — bundles of energy that look to be 100 percent muscle.
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Sheriff’s Office welcomes K-9 deputy Eddy

Eddy will continue training and will now begin an intensive 14-week training with handler Cook County Deputy Paul Spry in narcotics detection, tracking … of the dog, training, outfitting Deputy Spry’s squad car and home with K-9 requirements for Eddy’s safety and performance, as well as veterinary care.
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Three K9 officers graduate from Richmond training academy

The two dogs were joined by another trainee, Draco, from Louisa County. Draco will be getting additional training to serve as a drug detection dog. The dogs showed off some of their skills with a demonstration at the graduation ceremony, completing an obstacle course and taking down a fleeing suspect …
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Free Dog Training Seminar: Greeting People Politely

This Workshop provides you with a basic introduction to manage and solve jumping up issues. You will learn the first steps to our methodology and how to apply them to substitute your dogs jumping up on people with a different behavior. Proof of vaccinations are REQUIRED if this is your first seminar …
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I My Pet: Winter Olympian Jessie Diggins' Dog Leo Dishes on Preparing His Mom for the Big Event

I My Pet: Winter Olympian Jessie Diggins’ Dog Leo Dishes on Preparing His Mom for the Big Event

Hey there! I’m Leo, and I’m Jessie Diggins’ training partner! I live in Afton, Minnesota, with Jessie’s family. She’s been pretty busy racing World Cups all over Europe and getting ready to compete in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games as cross-country skier for Team USA, so I’m going to step …
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Ted Nugent helps raise funds for new Republic K9

The corporation not only paid for a K9, but also paid for two weeks of training at a training facility in California. The K9 will be dual trained, meaning it will be trained in Narcotics Detection and Patrol. Chief of Police Loren Culp is currently a week and a half into training with K9 Karma in Oakley, California.
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Pet Therapy Team Training For You, Your Dog Through OCC Course

Ocean County College’s Department of Continuing & Professional Education, in partnership with Caregiver Canines and Compassionate Canine Training, is offering a course in Pet Therapy Preparation and Certification. The hands-on training course is geared for dog/handler teams, usually pets and …
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Edmonton woman wants to help you strength train with your dog

Obesity rates in Canada are up — and not just for people. According to the Canadian Animal Health Institute, more than 50 per cent of dogs in North America are overweight or obese. Sarah Keller wants to change that with Sit Stay Squat, an Edmonton-based fitness club that teaches classes for people …
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Launching a guide-dog program for blind in Manitoba

Mr. Gauthier jumped at the chance and contributed $50,000 toward the cost of raising and training Winnipeg’s first guide dog. The new puppy, a golden retriever named Jocie in honour of Ms. Gauthier, is expected to arrive in Winnipeg this month, along with five other pups, from a breeder in Australia.
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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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Global Guide dog training supplies Market 2022: Top Companies, Regional Growth Overview And …

Global Guide dog training supplies Market 2022: Top Companies, Regional Growth Overview And …

Guide dog training supplies Market report gives key measurements available status of the Guide dog training supplies Manufacturers and is a significant wellspring of direction and bearing for organizations and people inspired by the Guide dog training supplies Industry. In Guide dog training supplies …
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Pets and the People Who Love Them

Walking helps in training your dog. Draining energy results in a calmer, satisfied and more submissive dog that is much more likely to focus on you and your training. The walk itself should be a time of training. Done correctly, it can reinforce the bond between you and your dog and will help to establish …
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Robot dog helps handlers practice for battlefield injuries

A multipurpose canine handler with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, controls a laceration on a realistic canine mannequin during MPC medical training at Stone Bay on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 1, 2017. (Cpl. Bryann K. Whitley/Marine Corps).
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Furry Love!

Daily training is a great bonding experience that also provides mental exercise to help release some of that puppy energy, which your older pets will appreciate. Three basic training words to begin with are “come,” which means come when called 100% of the time; “wait,” stay quietly while things are …
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Aztec Dog Training

Aztec Dog Training and Puppy Bootcamp of South Florida http://www.dogtrainerfortmyersbeach.com/ – WEBSITE — HAVE A NEW PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING PROBLEMS, CRATE OR LEASH ISSUES? YOUR DOG YOU HAVE HAD FOR…
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Letter: Dangerous dogs need to be dealt with

Letter: Dangerous dogs need to be dealt with

I have learned quite a bit about trends in dog-training and breeding in the last few days. I have also learned that our regulatory agencies have not adapted to the influx of dangerous animals into our midst. My family and I sincerely hope that those in a position to do so will take action to ensure the safety …
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Learn about the importance of training for pets

Each year, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the largest professional association for dog trainers in the world, proclaims January as National Train Your Dog Month. This campaign’s goal is to promote the importance of training and socialization to all dog owners. According to the Humane …
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Skills of tracking dogs on display at presentation by Allegan County deputies

Rewa said it wasn’t easy being away from home during the training, but having 17-month-old K9 Luca with him helped. “It’s awesome that our families allowed us to be away that long, but being with the dog, also my best friend, made it easier,” he said. Not only are the dogs the deputies’ responsibility …
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Cold Weather Activities For Dogs

Train. As a trainer, I am always in favor of lots of training time with dogs, but cold weather makes it an even more appealing option. Teaching tricks such as high-5, crawl, sit pretty, spin and unwind or jumping through a hula hoop give your dog plenty of mental exercise and are usually fun to show off later …
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Panzer joins the sheriff’s office

Panzer cost about $7,000 and the training was $5,000, which was all covered by the grant. Previously, Drako had been the only dog trained to detect bombs in southeast Ohio, Whiteman said, and Drako would periodically assist law enforcement agencies outside of Muskingum County. Now the region …
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Therapy dogs' memory lives on in new trainee

Therapy dogs’ memory lives on in new trainee

A therapy dog took on the pain of others while holding in his own, and his owner is hoping to train other dogs in his memory. Leroy Jethro Gibbs, known as “Gibbs” to most, collapsed into his owner’s arms on Oct. 28 after working another full day of healing people. A trip to the vet that night revealed a …
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Greenbrier shelter has animals in need of forever homes

When he contacted the man who owned the dog, he refused to come pick him up, he said. “A friend of mine was in rescue and she knew somebody that wanted to adopt him in Pennsylvania,” Weaver said. “At that time, this lady did agility training.” Agility training for dogs is a competitive sport that …
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Year in Review 2017: The lighter side of the Times… People make news every day, with heart …

Giving high-fives, making waves and riding a skateboard aren’t just teenage antics; they’re also a few of the tricks being mastered by four-legged students at the Positive Pawz Dog Tricks class in Fenton. Kellie Smith is a certified professional dog trainer who teaches this class in a rented space behind …
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Woman honoured for work with assistance dogs

The founder of a charity which trains dogs to help people with life threatening conditions has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Kotuku foundation founder Merenia Donne with her medical assistance dog Arica, who has been with her for 11 years. Photo: (C) Craig Bullock …
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South from Alaska

“When I moved to Alaska I found dogs give back to you emotionally,” Bogart said. “Horses are rewarding, but nothing like a dog.” Bogart and her husband David met in Alaska where he worked as a pilot for Fed Ex and they married in 2012. She also started mushing in 2012 with a leased and trained dog …
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K-9 care: Therapy dogs help patients recover at Sanford Bemidji

K-9 care: Therapy dogs help patients recover at Sanford Bemidji

Larson put his first dog, Diego, through therapy dog training after his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease several years ago, and the pair regularly visited her in her assisted living facility. Parthun’s family has been raising golden retrievers such as Skye for decades, and she said she …
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Smyth County canine deputy receives protective vest

“They found the dog and provided the training. The FBI also provided some training and allowed us to come up and train with them. They provided resources we didn’t have like a scent-transfer unit that pulls the scent off of something without having to touch it and puts it on a sterile gauze pad for the dog …
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Asheville native takes break from training for dogsled race

Dre Langefeld lives and trains with her dog team in Norway. They’re preparing for a 320-mile race in March with the goal of competing in an even longer race next year. Langefeld has been working with sled dogs for about six years, including some time in Alaska. She said working with the dogs makes …
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Judge Rules Against State On Greyhound Drug Testing

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) — Ruling in favor of two trainers suspended by the state after their dogs tested positive for cocaine, an administrative law judge on Friday said Florida gambling regulators have wrongly used an outlawed set of protocols to test racing greyhounds for drugs. Administrative Law …
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Where to adopt animals for free in Sacramento this holiday season

The Bradshaw Animal Shelter’s PB SOC group announced Dec. 20 that thanks to a new sponsor, they would be offering 20 free adoptions in addition to the 10 free adoptions they had offered earlier that week. PB SOC is a group that works at the shelter to give large dogs obedience training, time in play …
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Pigs can be therapy animals too. So can horses and rats and cats and llamas and …

Pigs can be therapy animals too. So can horses and rats and cats and llamas and …

It started with dogs, which have been used for therapy in a variety of ways for years. Labradors and Golden Retrievers undergo rigorous training to be service dogs to aid people with disabilities. In addition, dogs can serve as emotional therapy animals, helping victims through trauma or therapy dogs at …
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Sara Carson wins National Dog Trainer of the Year Honour

Despite now being recognized as one of the top trick dog trainers in the world, the 23-year-old up and comer said, ”I don’t think I’ve ever been nominated for an award before. … It means a lot to me. I’ve been a dog trainer for about 12 years now. So just the fact that some people take time out of their day …
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Program Graduates First Service Dog

The Fairbanks branch of Paws for Purple Hearts is graduating its first veteran’s service dog. The national non-profit provides service dogs for disabled veterans, and involves them in dog training, as a form of therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.
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Marbleheader ‘PRoUD’ of her passion for puppies

“I was missing my dog but my resident coordinator was in this club … and I said I’ve gotta find that club. And I did.” The club works in conjunction with The Seeing Eye, a New Jersey based philanthropic organization that breeds, raises and trains Seeing Eye dogs as guides for the blind. Jepsky said the …
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Therapy dog relieves MATC Reedsburg students stress

… to ask if she would know anyone with a service dog who could come during the start of finals week. Knopf, who’s also the commandant for the Eagles Nest Detachment Marine Corps League in Sauk County, asked Cheryl Agen of Baraboo to bring her service dog in training for the day at the college.
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This Robot Dog Will Help Marine Special Operators Practice Triage

This Robot Dog Will Help Marine Special Operators Practice Triage

According to officials with MARSOC, which last held training sessions with the robot dog prototypes, the dog technology is under development by U.S. Special Operations Command and industry. The dogs, which look like Belgian Malinois, can move realistically and have limbs swapped out to simulate a …
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Zen Zone

“It can be used as a traditional slip lead, a no-pull head collar and a nontraditional slip lead where the collar can be set to the perfect size so there is no ‘cinching’ on the dog,” McClintick said. Next year, EzyDog will launch an innovative clicker training product, he added. PetSafe, a brand of Knoxville, …
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Meet the CIA’s newest ‘Puppy Class’ graduates

After four months of arduous training, three K9s graduated from the CIA Fall 2017 “Puppy Class” this week. Nicole, Indigo, and Freya passed the two required certification tests from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) that ensure …
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Friends Of Falmouth Dogs – December 8, 2017

An 11-month-old husky/shepherd mix with ice blue eyes, she’s still pretty much a puppy and needs exercise, training, consistency, training, someone around much of the time, and more training. And more exercise. Renee exhibits separation anxiety and will chew inappropriately if left alone too long.
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Reporting for duty: HPD welcomes new police K9

Sanczo, a one and a half year old German Shepherd, came to the department at the end of November after training for several months at Kasseburg Canine Training Center in New Market, Alabama. Sanczo’s handler, Helena Police Officer Marquese Jackson, will be with the dog at all times as he …
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