American Staffordshire Terrier - 10
Easy to Remember Tips
for Responsible Pit Bull Owners
by Jason Mann
"1. Exercise your dog everyday. Pit Bulls are high
energy dogs that need some way of burning off
that penned up energy. Even a short 10-15 minute
walk or game of fetch in the backyard will help burn
off energy that can lead to behavior problems.

2. Never leave pit bulls alone with other dogs (or
any animal). Even if you're dog gets along great
99.9% of the time with other animals the Pit Bull is
known for animal aggression and it is possible
something will happen. A good piece of advice I
received a long time ago was, ..."
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The weather is thankfully warming up this spring,
and we as veterinarians find ourselves preparing to
see an increased incidence of pets with fleas, the
occasional tick, and discussing parasites in general
as our dogs and cats become more active outdoors
with us.  This month, we’d like to address a concern
of most pet owners – parasites are something
virtually ALL of us have to deal with at one time or
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Henry’s Unwelcome Guests—fleas
and other parasites
At some point during your police career, you may
want to train as a K-9 officer.  If you're starting
your career with that assignment already in mind,
you should choose a police department that takes a
lot of pride in its K9 Unit.  Unlike other specialized
units where people can pass in and out without a
lot of fanfare, a K9 assignment is entirely different.  
You must be prepared..."
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K9 Police Training
by Barry M. Baker
From HumaneSociety.org
"Crate training uses a dog's natural instincts as a
den animal. A wild dog's den is his home, a place to
sleep, hide from danger, and raise a family. The
crate becomes your dog's den, an ideal spot to
snooze or take refuge during a thunderstorm."
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From PetMed.com
"Dogs are den animals, which means they like to
have their own personal space (den) to rest, take a
nap, or hide from thunderstorms. Crate training is a
practice that uses a dog’s natural instincts as a den
animal. Even though den animals like to have an
area that’s all theirs, it takes some time getting
used to a crate"  
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Affenpinscher - "if you're looking for an athletic,
energetic dog who's also affectionate, sociable and
protective — or at least fancies himself as a
protector — the shaggy, adorable affenpinscher
might be the canine companion for you."
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