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Entrepreneur and professional dog trainer Josh Pitts has taken his love for dog training and channeled it into Clicker Plus. Pitts is a firm believer in clicker training but noticed that many dog owners were inclined to leave their clicker at home when taking their pets out. The reason is clickers can be cumbersome when you are also juggling a leash, treats, and other pet accessories.

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Diana Marahrens, a certified pet dog trainer, is joining forces with groomers and veterinarians in the Williamsburg area to provide behavior modification and training solutions for families and their pets in the New Year.

Marahrens has 10 years of experience working with pet dogs, cats, and their owners. Her services include seminars, private lessons, small group classes and in-home training, and says the new partnership with groomers and veterinarians will serve as another educational opportunity.

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Four new dogs have been declared “recognized breeds” by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

The announcement came on Wednesday that the Spanish water dog (a farm and fishing dog), the Bergamasco (an Italian sheepdog with a matted coat), the Boerboel (a South African watchdog), and the Cirneco dell’Etna (a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed) will now be eligible to compete in any AKC-sanctioned dog show. 

Criteria includes having several hundred of the dog breed nationwide.

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Do you want to know about the safest dog breeds for children? If you have children, you’ve probably heard them begging every year for a puppy. Well having a dog can actually be a good idea. It of course depends on the type of dog breed you choose however, as while a dog may be man’s best friend, they are not always ideal for children.

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Janet Smith isn't going to the dogs. She's going to the owners.
 
That's her philosophy about dog training and the underpinning of Good Dog! Training—her 16-year-old business that opened its very first brick-and-mortar facility at 1575 Haslett Road in Haslett this fall.
 
"I'm not really working with dogs, I'm working with owners," says Smith.

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2014-12-04T08:00:00Z Dog boarding, training facility planned for Warren Street Glens Falls Post-Star

GLENS FALLS -- A top-of-the-line dog boarding and training facility is expected to open next year at the corner of Warren Street and Oakland Avenue.

The business will include six luxury boarding suites featuring a bed, sofa, television, private backyard play area and an Internet camera to allow to owners to see their dog.

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Published: Saturday, 11/29/2014 - Updated: 12 hours ago

WOODVILLE

BY ALEXANDRA MESTER
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Mayor Richard Harman, far left, listens during a village council meeting in Woodville, Ohio on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Mayor Richard Harman, far left, listens during a village council meeting in Woodville, Ohio on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.
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WOODVILLE, Ohio — Woodville police may get a double dose of training in dealing with dogs they encounter in the course of their daily work.

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BOSTON (CBS) – A small police dog in training became a big hit on the Internet Monday as a picture of the canine wearing an oversized vest went viral.

A picture of a nine-week-old German Shepherd named Batman who is a prospect for the Boston Police Department K-9 unit spread around social media.

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PANAMA CITY — Time incarcerated is unforgiving.

The regimen, the guards and the cells are meant to be cold and uninviting. But a recent Bay County Jail program has been giving one segment of the inmate population help making it through their sentence and a companion to help pass the time.

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