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Many dog lovers believe there’s no such thing as a bad dog, just bad training. And while we don’t disagree that a good owner along with proper training and socialization can make a world of difference, we have to admit that some dog breeds are best suited to experienced owners.

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December 23, 2014 03:03 ET | Source: High Tech Pet

VENTURA, Calif., Dec. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - High Tech Pet Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automatic dog doors, pet doors, invisible fences, dog training collars and bark collars, announced plans to release an advanced "Super Collar" in early 2015.

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Editor’s Note: The Local Woof is a column that’s sponsored and written by the staff of Woofs! Dog Training Center. Woofs! has full-service dog training, boarding, and daycare facilities, near Shirlington and Ballston.

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is hosting the 5th annual “Train Your Dog Month” in January 2015. The goal is to encourage people to work with their dogs and this years focus is on basic training.

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Randy HareSpecial to The Clarion-Ledger 3:12 p.m. CST December 13, 2014

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Randy Hare praises Dita, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, after she successfully locates the scent of hidden contraband during an exercise at Alpha K-9 on North State Street in Jackson.(Photo: Joe Ellis/The Clarion-Ledger)

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I’ve been on the front line working interstate interdiction, seizing drugs and fighting crime, but I get just as much satisfaction from training dogs as I did during my high drama law enforcement days.

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Ann Grote-Pirrung 7:25 p.m. CST December 6, 2014

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Dog owners and their pets practice a walking exercise during a beginner basic obedience class at K-9 Perfection in Manitowoc. From left are: instructor Mary Jackson and her dog Phoebe; Julie Glesner, of Manitowoc, and her dog Shadow; and Erica Weber, of Two Rivers, and her dog Benson.

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As the weather gets colder, one creative way to warm up is to snuggle with a cuddly canine. So, next time there’s a chill in the air, build a fire, grab a blanket and get cozy with one of these affectionate breeds!

Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that dogs are individuals and not all Bichons and Great Danes will want to snuggle with you.

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Growing up in a family with three brothers who were master falconers, Mark Alten couldn’t help but develop a love of animals.

And for the last 19 years, he’s been sharing his love, and his knowledge, by teaching dog owners how to enjoy a better life with their pets.

Alten, 53, owns Alten training/" title="View more posts about Dog Training here"Dog Training, offering one-on-one training by appointment.

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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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Earlier this year, I mentioned criteria you should think about when selecting your dog. I mentioned your lifestyle and your activity schedule. Do you have time to enjoy your dog? One thing I didn’t mentioned is the amount of space you have outdoors to allow your dog to exercise. Do you have a large yard or will you need to take your dog to a park every day for exercise?

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Created: 09/10/2014 9:06 AM WNYT.com
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ALBANY - The Concourse at the Empire State Plaza will go to the dogs Wednesday.

More than two dozen handlers and their canines will be there to participate in a training exercise.

The handlers will take part in environmental training, to help familiarize them with situations they may encounter out on patrol.

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