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Janet Smith isn't going to the dogs. She's going to the owners.
 
That's her philosophy about dog training and the underpinning of Good Dog! Training—her 16-year-old business that opened its very first brick-and-mortar facility at 1575 Haslett Road in Haslett this fall.
 
"I'm not really working with dogs, I'm working with owners," says Smith.

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Chihuahas are one of the most popular breeds in the world. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza explains about some of the issues associated with this popular breed.

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog recognized by the American Kettle Club. They are also one of the most popular dog breeds in the world and one of the most surrendered.

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The Wirehaired Vizsla and Coton de Tulear will be introduced to the public during the National Dog Show on NBC24 Thursday afternoon.  / Source: American Kennel Club (AKC)

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When the National Dog Show Presented by Purina® airs on NBC24 at noon on Thanksgiving Day two new American Kennel Club (AKC) breeds will be introduced to the American public.

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Marine Vietnam vet Ernie McDuell holds his newly adopted dog Bella, at Dog Trainers Workshop in Ft. Inn. McDuell adopted the dog through the new program “Dogs For Vets” at Dog Trainers Workshop. (Photo: Bart Boatwright , Staff )

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Guide dogs can be found walking anywhere on campus. While most of the dogs are preparing to serve as a lifelong companion for the blind or veteran, all of the dogs seen running around must undergo an intensive process. 

The dogs serve the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. The dogs are registered with the Disability Resource Center as guide dogs and are thus allowed to be on campus accompanying students wherever they go.

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McLOUD, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials have broken ground on a new dog kennel for the state's prison inmate dog-training program.

 

The kennel at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center for women is expected to be finished next spring. It will offer female offenders who participate in the program a place to house and care for the dogs they train, as well as space for parenting and reading classes.

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McLOUD, Okla. — Oklahoma prison officials have broken ground on a new dog kennel for the state’s prison inmate dog-training program.

The kennel at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center for women is expected to be finished next spring. It will offer female offenders who participate in the program a place to house and care for the dogs they train, as well as space for parenting and reading classes.

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An offender calms her dog Friday during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new dog kennel at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud. Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman

McLOUD — Just 10 months after instituting a new inmate dog-training program at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, ground was broken Friday for the program’s new dog kennel.

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By - Associated Press - Saturday, November 8, 2014

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma prison officials have broken ground on a new dog kennel for the state’s prison inmate dog-training program.

The kennel at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center for women is expected to be finished next spring. It will offer female offenders who participate in the program a place to house and care for the dogs they train, as well as space for parenting and reading classes.

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If you love the great outdoors and are looking for a dog to walk, run, hike, camp, swim or explore right alongside you, we have just the list. Many of these breeds were created for outdoor work, from the Alaskan Malamute (bred to pull sleds across harsh terrain) to the Portuguese Water Dog (who, as her name implies, prefers being wet).

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