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Thanksgiving is a day to indulge — in food, in family time, and in fido time. That’s right, this holiday is as much about giving thanks for our furry friends as it is about historical reflection and chowing down on mom’s homemade cooking.

To make sure your beloved dog is appreciated by the rest of your family, friends and guests, PEOPLE Pets invited celeb dog trainer Robert “Dogboy NYC” Haussmann to our studios for a few quick tips and an expert demonstration on proper doggie etiquette this holiday season.

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EAST ST LOUIS, IL (KTVI)-  It’s a place you may not expect to see puppies at play…in prison. But don’t cry for these pups.  They’re not bad dogs.  They’re support dogs, whose journey begins at the Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center.

The Labradors have just arrived and are getting to know their cellmates, all of whom have been carefully screened and trained for the twenty month training program.

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Thanksgiving is a day to indulge — in food, in family time, and in fido time. That’s right, this holiday is as much about giving thanks for our furry friends as it is about historical reflection and chowing down on mom’s homemade cooking.

To make sure your beloved dog is appreciated by the rest of your family, friends and guests, PEOPLE Pets invited celeb dog trainer Robert “Dogboy NYC” Haussmann to our studios for a few quick tips and an expert demonstration on proper doggie etiquette this holiday season.

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The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine put up this billboard criticizing what it claims are training programs at Morristown Medical Center that use live dogs for invasive physician training. The hospital denies the accusation.(Photo: William Westhoven/Daily Record)

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A Washington-based nonprofit group has erected ads in two NJ Transit train stations and leased a New Jersey Turnpike billboard to accuse Morristown Medical Center of practicing invasive medical-training procedures on live dogs.

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Although it’s hard to know exactly, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) estimates that there are between 70 and 80 million dogs in the United States. That’s a lot of doggy walks, training, feeding, throwing a ball and taking care of our canine animal companions. One business is helping dogs (and their owners) live happier lives in the city.

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There’s a lot we can learn from dogs, from how to improve our sense of smell to how to be empathic.

But the learning curve extends even further to how we approach our children. Dogs and kids, it turns out, are surprisingly similar creatures. “Researchers have shown that dogs hijack our oxytocin loop that is normally reserved for our babies,” says Brian Hare, associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, and CEO of Dognition, a service that assesses dogs’ unique personalities.

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When U.S. Navy veteran Jack Cotter runs alongside his canine charge, Tucker, in championship American Kennel Club agility classes, he forgets about his aches and pains.

It’s a far cry from his former self, who was once slowed down by multiple spine and neck fractures, two hip replacements, a knee replacement due to degenerative arthritis, a heart attack and severe muscle cramps.

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For 40 years Five Flags Dog Training Club has been privileged to serve the greater Pensacola community as trainers and advocates for beloved dogs, as a sponsor of responsible pet ownership programs in public schools, as visitors and presenters to local health care facilities, as bell ringers for Salvation Army red kettles and much more.

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Twelve-year-old Crash proudly wears his service dog vest as he takes a command from Crissy Hastings at Pajaro Community Health in Watsonville on Saturday where the Monterey Bay Dog Training Club held its 50th anniversary celebration. (Kevin Johnson -- Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Monterey Bay Dog Training Club founders Dale Kodis, from left, Nancy Lewis and Luane Vidak join in conversation at Pajaro Community Health in Watsonville on Saturday where the dog training club held its 50th anniversary celebration.

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Training a dog can be intimidating, but with help from a specialist it doesn't have to be.

David Codr, a dog behaviorist and weekly Dog Gone Problems blogger for Momaha.com, will host free dog training and behavior workshops Saturday at Mulhalls, 3615 N. 120th St. in Omaha.

The two 30-minute workshops, which are at 10 a.m.

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