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Aggressive Dog Training Tips: Help Your Dog Be Happy

Aggressive Dog

Most of the time, when you see an aggressive dog it wasn’t born that way. Owners of dogs just may not fully understand how to train their dog. This lack of training often leads to aggressive behavior in dogs because they are responding to situations using their instincts, and not proper training since they have never been taught differently…

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Dog Rescue Story: First There Was Remington

Remington

Our first dog as a couple was a Golden Retriever named Remington. My husband was not allowed to have a dog while growing up so when our new neighbors moved in with a litter of Golden puppies, and Ken had to adopt one of them. Three-month-old Remington joined our family in early 1999 and quickly made Golden lovers of us. He was a huge part of our family until we lost him to liver cancer in July 2008. No warning, he just stopped eating and was gone within a month after the vet diagnosed his disease. We were devastated…

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Dog Rescue Story: Blue

Blue

Eight years ago I moved to a large home and wanted a very small dog. I visited two shelters many times but never seemed to be there at the right time. In desperation, I asked the kennel keeper if she could suggest a dog for me. She said a 40-pound, year-old stray was on death row and might be a good fit if I had no children at home…

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Dog Rescue Story: Angie and Dana

Angie and Dana

I will never forget the day that we brought home our rescue pups, Angie and Dana. We had just bought our first house one month earlier. My husband, Brian, knew I wanted a dog but said that we needed to get settled first before adding to our long list of new responsibilities. That bright Saturday morning, I thought I was going on yet another house shopping trip with Brian, with a big grin on his face, turned into the pet store parking log where they were having an adoption fair. I just smiled at him and asked. Yes was the answer…

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Dog Rescue Stories: Charlie And Betty Lou

Charlie

One night while surfing online somehow this picture popped up and it was Charlie (to this day I have no idea how I found myself on the Furry Angels website). It was love at first sight. We had never heard about the Furry Angels Foundation, but we emailed a request to see if he was available. The foundation responded and after finding out what he had been through, we knew he was the one…

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Dog Rescue Story: Gracie The Unplanned Rescue

My wife, Kim, and I have donated to Best Friends Animal Society for 15 years. We really like their positive, upbeat approach to communications and their vision of a no kill nation through education, spay and neuter programs and rescue organizations. We volunteer at their international headquarters and sanctuary in southern Utah as often as we can. We already had two rescue dogs and a cat and I was not at all interested in adding to the family, but when I finally met Gracie, I knew I had to take her home…

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Dog Training Advice: Rewards Are Good

Dog with Toy

If you’ve ever been around an extraordinarily-obedient canine, you know that the training process goes well beyond sit and stay. Though, don’t misunderstand, those are still both valuable commands. And if you’ve ever been around your average pup, you also know that this training is just as tough as it looks. The great thing is that tough doesn’t translate to impossible. Armed with the right tools and enough grit to get you through, making Fido friendly for any situation will happen for you. Here are a few tips to get you started…

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Reporting Live with Brooklyn And Bonnie

Morgan Thomas and Dogs

Our Top Dog(s) for July are Bonnie, a three year old black lab, and Brooklyn, a nine month old boxer/bloodhound mix. They are the sweet puppies of Morgan Thomas, a dear friend of mine and TV reporter in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since I met Morgan more than 10 years ago, she has always been in front of the camera working on a career in entertainment as well as a huge animal lover and advocate for helping find homes for furry friends.

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Puppy Tips: The “What If’s” of Raising a Puppy

German Sheppard Puppy

There are a number of “what if” situations that may arise shortly after or even a few months after bringing home your new puppy. Most never happen or if they do the resolutions are easy with a visit to the vet, a little puppy training or simply some patience. Here are some puppy tips to help you get through these challenging yet super fun times…

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