“A lot of dogs are getting a bad rap,” said Lora Wood.

Wood is a member of the PAWS-tive Partners Humane Society. She and another member, Josie Lyon, have been heading up the Be Responsi-Bull campaign to educate the community about bully breeds.

Wood believes educating the public will help dispel some of the stereotypes surrounding breeds such as pit bulls and rottweilers and encourage adoption of the dogs.

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Brea, California (PRWEB) March 11, 2015

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its database of more than 525,000 insured pets to find the five most common Irish dog breeds, Irish beer-inspired pet names, and St.

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‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’

 

Professional dog trainer Leslie Garbutt Vielma clicks her training clicker to get Goober to follow her commands at the RGV K9 Training Centre in Edinburg. He wags his tail as he intently waits for her instruction. 

A few months ago, Goober was just another face peering from the bars of a kennel at the Palm Valley Animal Center in Edinburg.

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By Laila Kearney

NEW YORK Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:36pm EST

New breed entries in the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Chanel and Burberry, Cotons de Tulear breeds, stand while Falko, a Wirehaired Vizla, stands with its owner during a press conference in New York January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

1 of 6. New breed entries in the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Chanel and Burberry, Cotons de Tulear breeds, stand while Falko, a Wirehaired Vizla, stands with its owner during a press conference in New York January 21, 2015.

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Stivers introduces the Veterans training/" title="View more posts about Dog Training here"Dog Training Therapy Act Perry County Tribune

Congressman Steve Stivers (R – OH) recently introduced the Veterans training/" title="View more posts about Dog Training here"Dog Training Therapy Act – which would establish a pilot program for veterans so they may address their Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through therapeutic dog training and handling.

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At least two of the four new breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club recently seem family-friendly. And the other two might work in a pinch.

The four breeds are the Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell’Etna, Bergamasco and Boerboel. They have been given full AKC recognition and were OK’d to begin participation in AKC events Jan.

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Each year, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), the largest professional association for dog trainers in the world, proclaims January “National Train Your Dog Month.” The goal is to promote the importance of training and socialization to all dog owners.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, between six and eight million dogs and cats are turned in to animal shelters each year, and about four million are euthanized for lack of good homes.

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Each year, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), the largest professional association for dog trainers in the world, proclaims January “National Train Your Dog Month.” The goal is to promote the importance of training and socialization to all dog owners.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, between six and eight million dogs and cats are turned in to animal shelters each year, and about four million are euthanized for lack of good homes.

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A family in Moreauville recently launched a campaign on the Internet that drew attention from national media after the village threatened to take away its pet pit bull, Zeus. 

The village of about 1,000 people passed the vicious dog ordinance, its mayor Timmy Lemoine said, because neighbors complained they were afraid to walk around their neighborhoods. 

Following backlash from around the country, the village repealed the pit bull and rottweiler ban.

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Many pet owners do not know how to approach obedience training when they bring new dogs into their households. Early training is key to molding a responsive pet, and pet owners have increasingly turned to dog trainers to help their precious pooches adapt to their new homes.

The Humane Society of the United States says no federal or state certification is required for a person to call himself a dog trainer.

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