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Archives for December 2008

Preventing a Marley in Your House

Movie goers and book lovers familiar with the Marley & Me hit know that an untrained dog can cause all sorts of havoc in a household…but that can be prevented. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers has come up with a list of tips for using positive reward training. Yesterday’s column shared their tip on […]

Understanding Your Dog’s Breed Tendencies

If you’ve seen the Marley & Me movie or read the bestselling book, you know that Marley is a lab…and a handful. Labs are the most popular dog in the US but they’re also among the top five dogs given up to shelters. Why? These big, boisterous dogs need plenty of outlets for their energy […]

Actress Amy Smart Walks Her Dog

Looking “smart” with a purple leash, this darling dog was color-coordinated with movie star Momma Amy Smart during a stroll down the street. The actress is the proud parent of two tail-wagging chums, Oscar and Daisy. An avid animal lover, the star of Just Friends and The Butterfly Effect often makes appearances at such fund-raisers […]

What Should the Obamas Look for in a Dog?

Just what characteristics should the Obama family look for as they search for a dog for their daughters in the coming months? This CNN video talks with experts including the Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan about just what characteristics the First Family should keep in mind as they search for the First Dog. You’ll also see […]

Biden’s Puppy Gets a Name

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy The new German Shepherd Dog who will reside with the soon-to-be Vice President now has a name: Champ. The young pup, named by Biden’s grandchildren, has a name with a lot of family history; Joe Biden’s father often called his son Champ. Hopefully […]

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz with Hemingway and Rigby on “The Dog Whisperer”

Having acted as the ring bearer at their wedding, lovable Hemingway has long felt like the top dog in the lives of Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz. However, the addition of a precocious pup named Rigby and the impending arrival of the couple’s bundle of joy Bronx Mowgli brought out petulant tendencies in the parents-to-be’s […]

Dog Whisperer Week Starts Sunday

Even if you’re still working on mastering the walk, make sure you master the remote control beginning Sunday, December 28 for the start of the annual Dog Whisperer Week on the National Geographic Channel. The special week begins with “Dog Whisperer: Cricket and Hemingway & Rigby” at 8 PM ET/PT. This episode looks not only […]

Poll Shows Most Readers Buy Canine Christmas Presents

Did you buy your dog a holiday present this year? If so, you weren’t alone; 94 percent of readers reported that they bought their canines a Christmas present: The poll, taken from mid-November through Christmas Day, showed that there were some happy dogs out there yesterday!

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Enjoy Christmas with Their Dog, Jack

From the smile on her face, it’s plain to see that Mariah Carey has all she wants this Christmas– the love of her new husband, actor Nick Cannon, and the devotion of her beloved dog, Jack Jr. Looking like a snow angel, the multi-Grammy Award winner stepped away from the slopes of Aspen to enjoy […]

Tips for High-Energy "Marley" Dogs

Is your dog a “Marley,” a dog like the lab in the bestselling book and hit movie that turns the place upside down? If so, don’t despair; there is hope. Experts at several training businesses have put together lists of tips for those who might see a little bit of Marley in their own four-legged […]

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