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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.

Mary Moore
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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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“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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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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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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Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) is releasing a product that it hopes will put it back on the map. It is no secret that Garmin shareholders have been unimpressed — after all the shares are close to a 52-week low and the market is close to the all-time high. Now the company is looking to dogs for the next revenue boost.

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