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NJ Bill Impacting Responsible Practices for Dog Shows and Travelling to be Considered Mon 12/12

New Jersey Senate Bill 1013 will be considered by the Senate Economic Growth Committee on Monday, December 12, 2016. As originally introduced, this measure contained numerous prohibitions on the crating, confinement, transportation and keeping of dogs that would have arbitrarily and unnecessarily banned standard, humane temporary care practices utilized at dog shows and events. AKC… read more

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AKC Introduces Junior Showcase Events

The AKC is pleased to announce the launch of Junior Showcase events meant to promote and increase youth participation in the sports of agility, obedience and rally. “Junior Showcase events provide clubs the option to limit entries to junior handlers only and to tailor the events to their interests. Our experience with junior events has shown… read more

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AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailers Deployed to Assist People and Pets in Tennessee

Due to the firestorm that has broken out overnight in Eastern Tennessee, there are currently AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailers deployed with volunteers helping to provide safety for pets in this chaotic time. Sheltering is available at the LeConte Event Center in Pigeon Forge located at 2986 Teaster Lane. Neighboring Bradley County Emergency Management is… read more

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Forrest & Charlotte Lucas to Receive AKC Outstanding Leadership Award

The American Kennel Club (AKC) will honor Forrest and Charlotte Lucas with the inaugural AKC Award for Outstanding Leadership in Canine Policy. The award will be presented at the 2016 AKC National Championship Dog Show presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida, December 17-18, 2016. The new AKC award is designed to honor those who… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Jody’s Juniors, Part 1

Pomona, Calif. Mission Circuit in May. Jody Davidson has a half-dozen boys and girls, ranging from 8 to 16, gathered around her in a semi-circle. All of 5-feet tall, she is waving her arms and talking with great animation. She is praising, correcting, grooming and organizing these young people and they are *rapt* as they… read more

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Medical Questions to Ask a Prospective Pet Sitter

If you’re like me, the most stressful part of preparing to go out of town is feeling reassured that the animals left behind will be well cared for. I prefer to have my menagerie cared for in their own surroundings by a professional pet sitter, or at the pet sitter’s home (emphasis here on “home”… read more

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A Gift for You from Dr. Nancy Kay D.V.M.

I am sitting at the keyboard, thinking about the Holidays and the many things for which I am grateful. It just so happens that our relationship (yep, the one between you and me) is on my gratitude list! Your ongoing readership feeds my love of writing, and, for this, I am truly appreciative. My gift to… read more

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Family Fights – Aggression Between Pack Members

Chances are, you live in a multi-dog household. Pack dynamics can change for various reasons — age, health, injury and maturity. Managing the dynamics within the pack is an on-going process but there will still be times when one dog pushes another member of the pack too far and an argument breaks out. If you’re… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – What’s In It For Me?

This was the response from someone I know, like and respect tremendously when the topic of joining PHA arose recently. The reply from a mutual friend I thought was quite perceptive. “Not much,” she said, “honestly. It’s more about the sport.” There, in a nutshell, is the basis for so many conversations we have at… read more

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Congressioinal Canine Spotlight-Cocker Spaniel Serves as “Legislative Therapy Dog” On Capitol Hill

When you go to Capitol Hill, you expect to have meetings and to exchange business cards.  If you stop by the Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine, you may receive one for “Oliver – Spaniel and Statesman”.  These cards (not paid for at taxpayer expense) have a photo of the office’s official “Legislative Therapy Dog” –… read more

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