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Anni Arrowood is the youngest daughter of Dr. Steve Ekholm, raised helping out at the Walker Animal Hospital and working any time she could.  

In April of 2014, she returned to work here after serving for five years in the United States Air Force.  Anni is endeavoring to attend veterinary medical school in the near future.

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Rich Boucher is a dog trainer(Photo: Michael Lehmkuhle/The Advocate)


NEWARK – Everyone has their talents. For some people it’s drawing, for others it’s shooting hoops or perhaps singing.

For Rich Boucher, it’s training dogs.

Boucher grew up with German Shepherds at his home and learned to train them using books and other resources.

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Liz Marsden has worked for almost 30 years as a dog trainer, including working with 11 of NFL quarterback Michael Vick’s pit bulls after he was sent to prison in 2007 for his role in a dogfighting operation.

But the Chaplin resident has disavowed the animal rescue community and taken an activist role in opposition to efforts at the state Capitol to prevent dog breed discrimination. 

“These are animals that were purposely bred to fight to the death,” Marsden said of pit bulls, a classification encompassing breeds such as the American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier and bull terrier.

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Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer

Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:08 AM

Robin Michelle Yoder, 49, of Abington, a mother, animal lover, and dog trainer, died Monday, Feb. 23, of complications from cancer in Abington Hospice at Warminster.

She had become ill in January.

Mrs. Yoder's dream was to become an animal behavioral specialist.

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SPARKS, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Curb your dog's bad habits and establish good conduct through a six-week obedience class taught by professional dog trainer, Guy Yeaman.

Participants will learn how to teach their pet to sit, stand, stay, heel, and master other commands.

Classes are held Mondays from 7 p.m.

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Freshman Rachel Eulau truly is a dog person. Since elementary school, Eulau has spent her spare time training dogs for various competitions. The Chronicle's Madhav Dutt sat down with Eulau to discuss her hobby and where she hopes it leads her down the road.

The Chronicle: For starters, could you tell us a little about yourself?

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By Maegan Murray

Hermiston Herald

Inmates at Two Rivers Correctional Institution will start training dogs beginning next month.

Beginning next month, dogs who may have had a “ruff” go of things will be given a second chance from an unlikely group also getting a second chance to do some good.

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  • Photos by Steven Lane/The Columbian Joan Armstrong, center, trains dogs at Dog Days Dog Training. (/The Columbian)

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  • Joan Armstrong works with a dog at Dog Days Dog Training. (/The Columbian)

  • Joan Armstrong, center, trains dogs at Dog Days Dog Training. (/The Columbian)

  • Joan Armstrong, center, helps a dog owner train her pet at Dog Days Dog Training.

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David Wilbert always had a way with animals and decided to give up practicing law to work with dogs and open Sit Means Sit dog training, focusing on a fundamental philosophy.

"Sit Means Sit is an attention based dog training system.  We don't believe you can teach a dog anything if you can't get their attention through distraction.  So that's our number one priority, is overcoming severe distraction.

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January is National Train Your Dog Month.

That’s right, there’s a whole month devoted to training the family dog! We’ve all read the sobering statistics of the thousands of homeless pets, and despite all our rescue efforts, the number continues to increase. Although people give a myriad of reasons for turning in their pets, more often than not it comes down to an inability to manage or cope with a behavior issue that could have been alleviated or prevented entirely through early training and socialization. 

You might be thinking, “but my dog is already trained” and doesn’t need any more training.” For some reason, there is a misconception that training is finite and has a beginning and a specified end.

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