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    Bloodhound Breed Spotlight

    The Bloodhound breed has existed for many thousands of years. The "blood" aspect of the breed name reportedly comes from the word "blooded"- referring to the hound's status as a purebred. Bloodhounds have been used for tracking both animals and humans for hundreds of years. The bloodhound was one of the earliest dogs to travel to colonial America and was even referenced in letters written by Benjamin Franklin.

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    Rules for Tug-O-War

    Training your dog is an excellent way to deal with long periods of isolation. Many dogs respond well to training with their favorite treats. However, some dogs’ are more motivated by games and toys. Playing tug-o-war can be a fantastic game to use in training. It keeps the dog engaged with the handler. It’s kinetic, so energetic dogs can exercise both mind and body, and it is excellent for use both indoors or outdoors. Playing tug with your dog is a lot of fun. Contrary to popular belief, it does not cause bad behaviors in dogs as long as you and the dog understand a few basic ground rules, as outlined here.

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    Yes, Your Dog Is Trying to Rescue You

    For decades, we've known dogs as protective, loyal creatures that make lifelong companions. The media shows these animals as Old Yellers and Air Buds that would do whatever it takes to keep us safe. Does this representation translate to real life, though? It would appear so, as a recent study revealed that dogs want to rescue their owners, but only if they know-how.

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    American Pit Bull Terrier Breed Spotlight

    The American Pit Bull Terrier is a breed that is marred by its dark past, but this loyal and loving breed is now seeing new positive roles such as becoming therapy dogs. Learn more about these beautiful dogs!

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    Free Puppy Training Video Series

    Exciting news for breeders and puppy owners alike! CKC is unleashing a FREE puppy-training video resource that will help guide new puppy owners through the most challenging parts of puppy-hood. This is an exclusive product we are providing for CKC-registered puppies and owners!

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