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Week in Review: Ollie Dumped in Landfill, Texas Shooter’s Cruelty Past, PetSmart Death, Uber & More

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Catch up on all the dog news, stories, training, and lifestyle tips, tricks and advice you might have missed in this dog news week in review!

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From inspiring stories, breaking news, advice for dog moms and dads, and tips for training your furriest family members, a lot happens in a week! Here are the top dog stories from this past week, all in one easy-to-read article!

Ask the Trainer: Should I Use a Clicker to Train My Dog?


With dozens of methods, techniques, and tools used in dog training, one reader asked if using a clicker is the right choice.…Continue reading

Once You See It: Dog Owner Discovers Image of Trump in her Beagle’s Ear

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When a concerned Beagle owner posted a photo of her dog to Facebook, she was only looking for advice about a cyst. Instead, the photo went viral when friends immediately spotted an exact image of Donald Trump in the pup’s inflamed ear.…Continue reading

Ollie the Pit Bull Laid to Rest… in a Florida Landfill


Ollie, a dog found stabbed at least 50 times last month was finally laid to rest. But, the 2-year old pit bull didn’t get the burial he deserved. Instead, his ashes were unceremoniously dumped in a Florida landfill.…Continue reading

Texas Mass Shooter Previously Charged with Animal Cruelty

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In what will come as no surprise to animal advocates and those of us fighting for tougher abuse laws, the gunmen responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history had previously been charged with animal cruelty.…Continue reading

Advice From a Turkey Dog: 5 Canine Keys to a True Thanksgiving

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The word is out.  There’s something wrong with Thanksgiving. As with so many other holidays, we have ruined its original concept with enforced “traditions:” Macy’s parade, turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, televised football. Don’t get me wrong, I like all of these traditions, I just don’t know what they have to do with gratitude, or with immigrants thanking locals for helping them survive.…Continue reading

Family Dog Mauled to Death at PetSmart Grooming Salon

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A Pennsylvania woman is devastated and desperate for answers when shortly after dropping her dog off at a PetSmart grooming salon she received a call that her beloved dog was dead.…Continue reading

Uber Driver Refuses Service to Blind Woman with Service Dog, Assaults Boyfriend


Boston Police are investigating an incident involving an Uber driver that refused service to a blind woman because of her service dog before dragging her legally blind boyfriend down the street after his hand became caught in the car window.…Continue reading

23 Dogs Making ‘Sweater Weather’ the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sweater Weather

It’s the most fabulous time of the year. It’s sweater weather! Meet 23 dogs that have taken snuggly, cuddly sweater season to the ultimate level of cuteness!…Continue reading

Meatballs Stuffed with Fishhooks Planted at Florida Dog Park


Police are investigating after raw meatballs stuffed with fishhooks were found scattered inside a Florida dog park, marking the second time dogs at the park have been targeted.…Continue reading

Missing Arizona Dog Found a Year Later in New York

If only dogs could talk! When an Arizona dog went missing a year ago, his family weren’t sure they’d ever see him again – until this month when he turned up 2,300 miles away in New York!…Continue reading

Montreal’s Newly Elected Mayor Promises to Repeal Pit Bull Ban

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Montreal’s municipal election results proved that animal lovers DO have a voice – and that voice was heard loud and clear when Valérie Plante, who promised to repeal the controversial pit bull ban if elected, was voted into office.…Continue reading

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Hollywood Hounds?


Are you guilty of shedding a tear or two at your favorite dog film? Whether it’s ‘Marley and Me’ or ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ many of these films have a special place in our hearts. But do you know these Hollywood hounds as well as you think you do?…Continue reading

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