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TIPS & TRICKS FOR FIRST TIME DOG OWNERS: HOW TO PREPARE FOR A PUPPY

Originally published at atlaspetcompany.com

You’ve found or are ready to go find your next hiking companion, shotgun rider, or shoreline explorer, but before you bring home your new pup you need to be prepared.

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5 Reasons Puppies Are Good for Us

Originally published at thesprucepets.com

We live with puppies because we make each other happy, but did you know there are health benefits of puppies? Multiple studies prove what puppy lovers already know—they’re good for us!

 

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7 Good Reasons Why You Should Get a Dog for Your Kids

Originally published at workingmother.com

Dogs are affectionate animals that have a positive impact on children. A dog is a compassionate friend, an entertainer, a protector and a teacher. Every kid dreams of having a dog as a pet.

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How Dogs Drive Emotional Well-being

Originally published at psychologytoday.com

Dogs are affectionate animals that have a positive impact on children. A dog is a compassionate friend, an entertainer, a protector and a teacher. Every kid dreams of having a dog as a pet.

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End puppy mills the right way

Originally published at sun-sentinel.com

Puppy mill. Two words that evoke images of horrible living conditions and provoke strong emotions.Unfortunately, lawmakers have been misled to equate the term with licensed, inspected breeders -- rather than the illegal, substandard operations it rightly describes.

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The looming dog shortage

Originally published at todaysveterinarybusiness.com

It is an extraordinary day when The Washington Post places a story about pets, in this case, the shortage of dogs, on its front page. Well, it happened a year ago with the headline “Does America Have Enough Dogs for All the People Who Want One?”

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Gov. Hogan signed a law banning Maryland pet stores from using ‘puppy mills.’ Store owners are pushing back.

Originally published at washingtonpost.com
Maryland is set to become the second state in the country — after California — to ban retail pet stores from selling puppies and kittens.

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Dog breeders unhappy after getting state notices designed for puppy mills

Originally published at dispatch.com
Dog breeder Cathy Talik has been raising miniature schnauzers for more than 20 years. She provides customers with healthy, show-quality dogs and an alternative to shopping mass breeders or large pet-store chains, says the 75-year-old from London, west of Columbus.

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Staffing shakeup at Balt. Co. Animal Services amid report on pet care concerns

Originally published at wmar2news.com
TOWSON, Md. — Four top employees with the Baltimore County Animal Services will no longer be working with the organization amid a recent report on the care and treatment of animals at their facility.

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Two years after Maryland court ruling, pit bulls on attack

Originally published at baltimoresun.com

In the two years since the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that pit bulls were inherently dangerous dogs, I developed a hobby: Pit Bull Google. It's a very edifying activity. Anyone with access to the Internet can do it.