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By Monica Yantosh

PLAINVIEW, TX -- A Plainview couple is working to help other veterans train dogs to become service dogs. 

Taylor Olson was injured in 2009 while serving in the Navy. From the brain injury and PTSD, Taylor went looking for help, and ended up training his dog, Major, to be his service dog, training which took about 6 to 8 months to complete.

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Too much of what is purported to be positive only dog training is anything but. I've seen adherents of positive only dog training talk about how horrible shock collars are, then proceed to yank a dog around to get it to come, sit or stay.

The latest example of positive only dog training which uses punishment comes from this article I just read.

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Published November 23, 2014

A little boy in Massachusetts who has a brain malformation that causes seizures has been unable to attend the first grade because his school district won’t accommodate his need for a service dog.

Ericha Flateau, the boy's mother, says the dog has been trained to alert others to 7-year-old Austin’s seizures before they occur.

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Basic Dog Training Course Available Starting Sept. 15


The Kay-9 Dog Training Club will offer a seven-week course of basic dog training beginning Sept. 15. Interested dog owners need to go to their veterinarians to get the required form showing their dogs have had the necessary immunizations.

Dog owners need to send the form signed by their vet to the Kay-9 Dog Training Club, P.O.

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By Kristen Seymour |

Yorkshire TerrierWe're now well within the dog days of summer, and that got us thinking about how our furry friends handle the heat. It also made us wonder how the owners of those dogs handle the falling fur. Do they strike first by shaving their pets' coats?

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I happened upon this video on Reddit, which is going somewhat viral, called “Dont pet my dog ass hole.” [sic] which features a self-proclaimed Brooklyn dog trainer named Peter Caine going on an expletive-filled rant about why you shouldn’t pet dogs you see walking on a leash. I mean, he’s kind of got a point, if you can get past the FROTHING INSANITY of it all:

If you like, encourage the dog to come over and be petted by you, and it’s on a leash, the owner is going to have to correct the dog.

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Have you ever seen a device or a program designed to correct a dog behavior problem that explained how smart dogs are and how they think? Most plans or gadgets enable owners, literally, to declare war on their hapless pets. Little or no concern is afforded to what the dogs happen to think about them.… Read the full post here