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  • Dog agility training offers a workout with man's best friend

    Anyone who has spent a few hours glued to the televised broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show, watching highly skilled dogs jump and hop their way to national recognition, can imagine just how much training and practice are required to get to the national stage.
  • Therapy dog helps with healing

    Therapy dog helps with healing
    Sharon Swinyer didn't even reach the main entrance to Day Kimball Hospital before she was besieged by staff members. That's what always happens on Tuesdays when she and her therapy dog Indy visit patients. People will stop her so they can pet the dog....

    Lions Club fairground goes to the dogs

    The Hebron Lions Club Fairgrounds was a cacophony of sounds on July 27, as Hebron hosted the second day of the Yankee Terrier Trials. Most of the noise was produced by the Jack Russell Terriers in residence, and consisted of excited barking, nervous...

    Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines

    Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines
    It had always been easy for Sharon Keila's family of five to locate their 8-year-old Dalmatian, Holly, when she got out of the yard. Usually they would find her sniffing around shrubs or relaxing on a neighbor's porch near their Berwyn home. That...

    Bulldog Beauty Contest judges susceptible to affection bribes

    I'm sure that judging bulldogs at an actual dog show is a rather scientific process of checking the breed standards against the animals that are competing. Here's the standard for "General Appearance," according to the American Kennel Club: "The...