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Clicks and treats a foundation for hunting dog training

Willow Creek Kennels trainer Chad Hines gets the best results using positive reinforcement

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Dog trained to sniff out gluten

Valerie Lego, WZZM 7:21 p.m. EST November 19, 2014


Willow the gluten sniffing dog(Photo: WZZM)


(WZZM) -- It's hard to imagine not being able to go to the grocery store because you're afraid of a life threatening allergic reaction, but unfortunately it's a reality for some Americans.

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I've been trying for a long time to get parents to try some true positive reinforcement techniques with their kids. I wanted these parents to run experiments for me...on my behalf. In all instances, no one took me up on it.

No one took me up on this because I do not have kids.

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Cutest thing ever

Scott Stump TODAY contributor

4 hours ago

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A German Shepherd puppy named Tuco might work for the Boston Police Department one day when he grows up, but for now he'll have to settle for being the cutest K-9 dog in training we've ever seen. 

Tuco, named after the maniacal drug dealer character Tuco Salamanca from the TV show "Breaking Bad," has melted hearts online after the nonprofit Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog posted a picture of him trying on a bulletproof vest from the K-9 unit on Facebook on Sunday. 

Thing is, he's still a little too small for the vest.

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John Romano 7:35 p.m. EDT October 26, 2014

War Vet-Dog (2)

Mary Peter poses with her dog Shasta in Brookville. (Photo: AP )


ST. PETERSBURG – He understood danger. Knew its responsibilities and rhythms. Live long enough beside it, and danger becomes routine in a soldier's world.

It was the mundane that spooked Ron Flaville.

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A local woman, in tears, describes her recurring problem: One of her female dogs viciously attacks the other.

Her veterinarian says to call Kim Tome, a veteran dog trainer in Ellabell, who calmly takes the call like a 911 operator.

“She’s upset,” Tome said afterward. “I get a lot of these.

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Wang Xin works as a trainer at the China Guide Dog Training Centre in Dalian.

There are about 16 million visually impaired people on the mainland, but not many have a guide dog at their side to assist them in their daily routines. After witnessing how a guide dog changed her visually impaired mother's life, Wang Xin gave up her well-paying job at a Japanese trading company in 2010 and joined the China Guide Dog Training Centre in Dalian, Liaoning province, where she now works as a trainer.

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By Dogster May 22nd 2014

Most dogs can benefit tremendously from a well-taught obedience training class. "Most dogs" and "well taught" are the operative phrases. Is dog obedience training school for your dog? How do you evaluate basic dog obedience instructors? Even experienced dog owners can often benefit from some expert tips on how to train a dog, and a good instructor should provide valuable feedback on how you can improve your training skills.

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Merrick, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2014

Spring is the perfect time to train a dog. The warmer weather means it’s easier to take dogs outside, giving pet owners the perfect opportunity to housebreak them. The Puppy Store is ready to provide all their customers with valuable information and help for training new puppies this spring.

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Before you bring a dog into your home, there are several questions you should ask yourself to determine if a dog will fit into your life.

For example:

Can you make the time commitment dog ownership requires?

Do you have the financial resources needed to care for a dog?

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