Dogs are heart-warming creatures who elicit extremely strong feelings of affection, and anyone who owns one will fully understand why. There are times, though, when our dogs behave in ways that need correction, and although telling off our pets is not easy, sometimes it needs to be done. This infographic from Greyhounds as Pets https://gapnsw.com.au/ looks at common dog behaviours which should be rectified if you notice them in your dog.… Read the full post here

In recent years, there have been stories of shootings by police officers in Texas and across the country. 

A House Bill 593 has the potential to keep that from happening to your pet and it's already moving through Texas legislature. 

House members gave preliminary approval to the bill that would make it mandatory for Texas officers to go through canine encounter training. 

This comes after a young Fort Worth officer fatally shot a border collie last year, the officer was afraid of dogs and never had training to deal with one out in the field. 

"I know how my dogs behave, other people can be intimidated if they aren't familiar with my dog specifically or dogs in general and I'd hate for something to happen to my dog because somebody didn't know," says dog owner, Kat Lowry. 

Under the bill, officers would have to complete at least four hours of dog encounter training, including knowing body language of a dog, types of aggression, and how to approach a dog. 

The bill is gaining approval from several dog owners. 

"I think it would benefit the officers as well as the public that they serve because our dogs are part of our family, they're important to us," says Lowry.

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Paul Guzzi, president of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, has worked 70-hour weeks for as long as he can remember. He is set to retire this summer.

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Once Jim Rooney's name began circulating as the possible heir to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce throne, whoosh — Paul Guzzi’s name seemed to vanish.

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About 70 members of Ohio police departments and other law enforcement agencies plan to attend a session in Woodville to train officers on how to use non-lethal defensive tactics when they encounter aggressive dogs.

Mayor Richard Harman said Canine Encounters Law Enforcement Training (CELET), of Arlington, Texas, will be presenting the training program May 4 at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall.

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You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, as the cliché says, but you can teach almost any dog to obey basic commands, trainers and handlers agree.

It's best to begin training a dog at the puppy stage. Start when the puppy is about seven weeks old and keep the daily lessons simple and short, about five to 10 minutes long.

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Lily was shot and killed on May 26, 2012, by a Fort Worth police officer who had never received training to deal with his fear of dogs.
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Lily was shot and killed on May 26, 2012, by a Fort Worth police officer who had never received training to deal with his fear of dogs.

On a May afternoon nearly three years ago, Mark and Cindy Boling were unloading groceries from their truck when a young Fort Worth police officer responding to a nearby burglary mistakenly walked down their driveway.

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On a May afternoon nearly three years ago, Mark and Cindy Boling were unloading groceries from their truck when a young Fort Worth police officer responding to a nearby burglary mistakenly walked down their driveway.

When the Bolings’ 5-year-old border collie, Lily, ran to greet him, the officer pulled out his gun and shot the dog.

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Posted Today at 2:55 p.m.

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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The art of teaching obedience is overlooked by many dog owners and sportsmen, resulting in an unsatisfactory relationships and missed opportunities for years of pleasure.

Few will disagree that there is nothing more disturbing than an unruly dog that refuses the commands – “ here,” “ sit” and “heel.” Such disobedience often results in injury or death to a dog and confounds the peacefulness of a day afield.

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DEAL - The borough police department will be getting it's first four-legged member this summer after the 14-month-old Belgian Malinois completes training, officials said.

Patrolman Dan Lokerson was selected among three officers who expressed interest in becoming a handler and started training with his new partner, Atok, at the Morris County Police Academy, Chief Ronen Neuman said.

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