Purina Waggin’ Train Treats Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

Purina Waggin’ Train dog treats are sure to be a hit with your dog! Waggin’ Train Chicken Jerky Tenders - Made with real white meat chicken sourced exclusively from a single, trusted chicken supplier with operations in China which is part of a USA company. Waggin’ Train Smoky Jerky Snacks - Made in the USA with real chicken and a hint of brown sugar. You can find Waggin’ Train products nationally in grocery and mass retail.

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Training a goldfish!

4 The Love Of Animals

That’s right, you can train a goldfish!! Thanks to the folks at Think Geek, we are training ours too. The awesome R2 Fish Training School makes it easy and fun to train your goldfish (or any fish actually, as long as it’s about an inch long). From teaching your fish to go through hoops, to playing basketball, the R2 Fish Training School has it all and then some! Training a goldfish!

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Dog training statistics!

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Created by Pet365 – an online stockist of dog beds , collars and accessories. Click here to view the full post. just for fun pet care

Voluntary recall of Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch treats

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company announced it is voluntarily withdrawing its Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats sold in the United States until further notice. All of us at Waggin’ Train care deeply about pets and their owners, and the quality of our products is of the utmost importance,” said Nina Leigh Krueger, President, Waggin’ Train LLC. Waggin’ Train has served millions of pets and their owners very well.

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Waggin’ Train Tail Waggin’ Jingle Contest

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Adkins will judge the semi-finalist entries using the following criteria: jingle describes the good times enjoyed by the entrant and his/her dog (50%); musical performance reinforces the Waggin’ Train brand’s wholesome fun personality (25%); and overall creativity/originality (25%). said Sean Boland, Waggin’ Train® Brand Director. From now until Sept. 2, America is invited to vote for their favorite entry at WagginTrainBrand.com.

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Future Serial Killer in Training?

Critter News

I read an article last week about a series of cat killings and mutilations (20 total) in south Florida. Just awful. Now they've arrested an 18-year-old suspect named Tyler Hayes Weinman. He's charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty, 19 counts of improperly disposing of an animal body and four counts of burglary.

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Marines Still Using Pigs for Medical Training

Critter News

It's the best way to train medical personnel. They claim the animals are asleep during the procedures and feel no pain. The Marines also claim that using live pigs and inflicting wounds on them is the only way to approximate real-life situations in combat. Read and decide for yourself.

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Guy Who Trained Flipper Protests Dolphin Slaughter

Critter News

Today, the man who trained Flipper for the popular 1960s TV series is crusading against the slaughter of dolphins in Japan, captured by hidden cameras in a chilling documentary called “The Cove” that’s being shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. I just read this story today. The moment Flipper died in his arms, Richard O’Barry was transformed from a dolphin trainer into an activist determined to free captive dolphins around the world. That was 39 years ago.


MTD Sales Training

Once upon a time, in the hazy past of 2013, I was asked to write a zombie story. This happened to a lot of people at the time; in fact, by the point when my zombie story ended up between pages, the species had exceeded the carrying capacity of its habitat, resulting in a population crash and near-extinction. As a result my story was seen by few eyes. Until now.

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The Benefits of Crate Training

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Crates make potty training quicker and easier for your dog. If you prefer to spend your vacation in a holiday house or a motel, your dog is more likely to be welcomed indoors if they are crate trained. The Benefits of Crate Training originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 6, 2010. When you are buying supplies for your new dog, don’t forget to include a crate on your shopping list. Crates have so many uses that make life with your dog easier.

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Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Kentucky Derby

Creature Talk

They are so in-bred and over-trained that many of them suffer from broken bones, viral diseases and devastatingly painful conditions such as bleeding lungs and gastric ulcers. The much-hyped Kentucky Derby will be taking place this Saturday, May 1st. It seems like every where I turn, I’m hearing or reading something about it: the contenders, the odds, the wagers, the jockeys, the hats, and so on and so forth. And yet very little is said about the cruelty of it all.

Woof Wednesday: Pinterest Dogs

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Source: puppy-training-at-home.com via Aimee on Pinterest. Source: daisypies.tumblr.com via Aimee on Pinterest. Source: browse.deviantart.com via Aimee on Pinterest. woof wednesday wordless wednesday

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Alpha Dogs on NatGeo WILD

4 The Love Of Animals

Have you ever wondered what goes into the training of hero dogs? Alpha Dogs goes behind the scenes of Vohne Liche Kennels (VLK), one of the premiere K-9 training facilities in the world. VLK trains dogs for every branch of the military, the Secret Service, law enforcement – these dogs have helped take down some of the most infamous terrorists in history. They’re so valuable, that one can go for as much as $50,000 depending on what they’re needed for and trained to do.

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Coast Guard Defends Medical Practice on Animals

Critter News

The Coast Guard is defending its practice of using live animals in its combat medical training after an activist group released a video on Wednesday of a goat’s legs being removed with tree trimmers during what it said was training for agency personnel. Live anesthetized goats have been used in Coast Guard training to treat combat wounds, but the agency could not verify if the video involved its personnel. The courses do involve “live tissue training using live animals,” Lt.

Giveaway: Zuke’s Puppy and Tiny Naturals

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Introducing Zuke’s® Puppy Naturals™ & Zuke’s® Tiny Naturals™ for Training New Moist Treat Varieties Designed for Puppies’ Nutritional Needs and Small Breed Dogs! We have a variety pack to giveaway to TWO winners, so be sure to enter below. Zuke’s. The post Giveaway: Zuke’s Puppy and Tiny Naturals appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs giveaways

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Foods that are toxic for dogs

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Dogs are such wonderful companions; they are loyal and obedient once they are trained and treated well will make for a great relationship that can last many years. Many dogs hold really important functions such as guarding properties; leading blind … Continue reading → The post Foods that are toxic for dogs appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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It’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week

4 The Love Of Animals

This group is made up of rescues that are trained with American Sign Language and hand commands. They are then trained to become registered therapy dogs. Did you know that it is Deaf Dog Awareness Week? Did you also know that Dalmatians are most likely to be deaf, in fact 30% of Dalmatians are born deaf in either one or both ears. Today we would like to introduce you to TN Safety Spotters !

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Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

When these kinds of dogs are kept indoors, are well-trained, and treated as part of the family, they are excellent companions, and rarely aggressive. … Owners should properly care for pit bulls - love, train and keep them humanely enclosed. “If the dog is trained, socialized, kept in an environment that doesn’t increase its aggressiveness, than you will have a happy, healthy dog.

PETA Petition to Stop Animal Torture at Defense Department

Critter News

But it certainly raised my awareness that animals are used in military trauma-training exercises. Days after President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning torture during military interrogations, PETA wrote to the president calling for the ban of another form of military torture: trauma and chemical-casualty training exercises conducted on animals. Good luck!

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Texas Tech Allowed to Withhold Info on Animal Testing

Critter News

The Texas Attorney General ruled earlier this month that the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center can withhold records of a committee that oversees the use of animals in training and research. PETA was trying to get the information to find out why the university is buying cats and dogs from a West Texas animal shelter for university training or research.

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Where Does Vegan Baby Sky Get Her Protein?

Animal Person

Plus, only the trained eye would be able to determine that she likes me. I'm constantly asked about the details of Baby Sky's life. Where does she get her protein? How are her bones going to grow without cow's milk? You mean she's never eaten bacon? Are you a communist? At Baby Sky's 15 month checkup she landed at about the 75th percentile for height and weight. She comes from small stock, so I do see that decreasing a bit. It's already down from the 90th percentile.

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Mark Zuckerberg ‘Likes’ Two New Dogs

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LA-Based Zoom Room CEO and Dog Training Expert Explores the Breeds He Chose. In addition to her expert dog training advice, her own pet dog is a Komondor: Clyde Orange, the mascot of the Zoom Room. Due to the history of the breed, a Komondor can be a challenge to train. This breed is hard to rattle, so any type of corrective training usually has little effect as they can put up with just about anything.

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Heifer International

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receives a cow, goat, sheep or other animal, along with training in its care and training in environmentally friendly agriculture. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Did you know that 63 percent of Americans have a pet?

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Humane Society Puts Pressure on South Carolina's Bear Baying

Critter News

The training exercise called bear baying is intended to make the bears easier to shoot in the wild and it's only allowed in South Carolina. Hunters say the exercise popular in the state's hilly northwestern corner helps them train their dogs on what to do when they come across a bear during a hunt. Statutes banning animal fighting have a specific exemption for dog training. Ugh, this is barbaric and right out of the dark ages. From the AP.

“The Hawk’s Way” — a book review

10,000 Birds

In training, the falconer must never think of rewards and punishments, Nancy Cowan (pictured below, with her Harris’s hawk, Scoter), tells her: “They don’t serve us. Maybe author Sy Montgomery is right when she says that “birdwatchers often look down on falconry,” and maybe not.

Pet Doors

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The Top Techniques For At Home Pet Door Training, guest article from PetDoors.com. The following list outlines the top techniques for introducing and training your pet to use cat and dog doors. Also, try not letting your pet use the real door for further training enforcement. It is best to set a time for training and limit it to about 10 minutes. If your pet does not succeed the first time it might be necessary to schedule frequent training sessions a week.

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TrainPetDog.com 2010 Dog Blog Award

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The website is new to us, but it looks like they offer good tips on training your dog. You can even sign up for a free training course through their mailing list. Anyone who has ever loved a dog knows how important good training can be to keeping your pet (and your possessions) safe. TrainPetDog.com is hosting at Dog Blog Award contest in the quest to find the top 20 blogs about dogs.

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Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

Creature Talk

“Keeping an animal like that as a pet and force-training it goes against all of its natural instincts. Earlier this week a Connecticut woman was attacked by a 200 pound chimpanzee named Travis who had been kept as a pet for 14 years. The woman was friends with the chimp’s “owner&# , and was called to help coax him back indoors after he escaped using a key to unlock the front door.

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National Security or Whale Protection? Supreme Court Says Whales Lose

Critter News

said Wednesday at a Supreme Court argument over the Navy’s use of sonar in training exercises off the coast of Southern California. On the other, the chief justice continued, there is “the potential that a North Korean diesel electric submarine will get within range of Pearl Harbor undetected” if Navy personnel are not properly trained in the use of sonar. Not surprising. On the one hand, there is “the potential for harm to marine mammals,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

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KONG Premium Treats Giveaway

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and are great for training your dog, or just rewarding your dog for being awesome! KONG Premium Treats are made in the USA (hurray!) They are shaped like the popular KONG toy, and also will fit inside of a KONG to provide your pooch with a fun challenge! The treats are free of wheat, corn and soy. There are no artificial colors or flavors, no animal byproducts or harmful preservatives. It’s a treat that you can feel good about giving to your furry friend.

2013 196

Graphic Photos of Baby Elephant "Taming"

Critter News

This post has three graphic pictures of a baby elephant allegedly being "trained" for the entertainment industry. This is a new blog I came across called Paws4Life, The Reality of What Humans do. I'm thinking it's India?

Top 5 Ways to Pet Proof Your Home

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Training. One of the best ways to pet proof your home is by training your pet to be his own enforcer. You may want to consider closing the door to pet-free rooms that store, say, your fine antiques, and, if you have a doggy or cat door, you can also train your pets to head out for potty breaks on their own. Hey, animals are animals , and trying to train every instinct out of them is a futile endeavor, if not cruel.

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Unique Wedding Idea: Include Your Pets!

4 The Love Of Animals

Train, Train, Train. Train your pet for as long as possible and familiarize it with the venue beforehand if you want to include it as a ring bearer or flower-pet. Weddings are all about celebrating the love that you have for your partner, but who was there to cuddle up to on those long lonely nights before you met? That’s right, your faithful, adoring four-legged friend.

2012 156

Why Your Dog Barks

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If barking gets out of hand, it is important to be able to train your dog into realizing that you are the Alpha, and not him. The first step in training a dog to stop barking is to find out why he is barking in the first place. Training your dog to bark during certain occasions may be beneficial for your household. There are lots of different training techniques available, you just have to determine which technique will work best for your dog.

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1,200+ Canines Don Tiaras & ‘Tails’ This Week for Doggy Proms

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Best Friends Pet Care offers boarding, grooming and training as well as doggy day camp at more than 40 locations in 18 states. Doggy Day Camp lets dogs socialize and exercise with friends, under the watchful eye of specially trained counselors, while pet parents are busy with work, school or activities. It’s prom season for teens everywhere — and that includes the canine kind!

2013 163

Dogs of Courage

4 The Love Of Animals

There are also tales of dogs who weren’t specially trained, but who turned out to have skills that helped their humans in unexpected ways! Aside from the great information and stories, there are color photos included that show dogs working and training in all kinds of situations. When we got a copy of Dogs of Courage: The Heroism and Heart of Working Dogs Around the World for review we couldn’t wait to open the pages and read the stories inside! We were not disappointed!

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Animal Person

The fact that if puppies don't get enough love when they are young means they aren't likely to grow into dogs like Benjy explains a lot about greyhounds who are bred, trained and forced to race. Charles, however, who was also bred and trained to race, did so exactly twice. We "break" dogs in many ways, training them to race being only one.

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University of Utah Continues Getting Bad Press

Critter News

Investigative journalism by the Salt Lake Tribune, following-up on allegations levelled by PETA against the University of Utah's Comparative Medicine Center and the Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute laboratories revealed the two laboratories had used 190 dogs and cats in 2009, all obtained from shelters. Most of their animals get put down.

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Must-Have Apps for the Avid Pet Lover

4 The Love Of Animals

Pets can be a bigger commitment than many people expect, between adoption, health care, training, and environment, there are a lot of variables to consider. It is a great organizer for managing your pet’s health care and training. This app delivers a customizable high-frequency noise that you can use for training: users reported training their dogs to come when they hear a certain frequency, or stop barking when someone comes to the door.

2012 158

UK Expects Spike in Christmas Poaching

Critter News

Recently, I've also read about wildlife being used for dogfight training. Criminal gangs in the rural UK poach deer and salmon during the Christmas season. To curtail the rise and educate the public, the "Poachers Moon" initiative brings together the National Wildlife Crime Unit, Environment Agency, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and the Deer Initiative. Organized crime in England is really attacking wildlife lately.

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Physicians Committee Accuses University of Washington of Cruelty to Ferrets

Critter News

A national physicians group has filed a federal complaint against the University of Washington, saying its use of ferrets to train medical residents in emergency procedures on babies and children violates a federal animal-welfare law. says only about 13 percent of the pediatric-residency programs in the United States use animals for such training. I live in Seattle and I am always skeptical of how the UW treats its lab animals.

Royal Decree Issued in Spain Over Animal Welfare

Critter News

In the decree the Spanish Government outlines a training and publicity initiatives to promote new methods of production to farmers and the public as well as a timeline to receive and investigate plans for conversion as well as committing €300m in loans for farmers to convert to enriched facilities. Interesting! Effective? Who knows? Here's an excerpt from Farmers Weekly Interactive.

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The Bolo Project, A Puppy Shower for Bolo

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It will follow the journey of one puppy as she is trained to become a Leader Dog (more often referred to as a guide dog). “We Dog is Good, one of our personal favorites for gifts and apparel for dog lovers, will host The BOLO Project Puppy Shower to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at the Waterfront Hilton Resort in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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