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Kick Off of RASAST (Ruhila Adatia Sood Animal Support Trust)

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The RASAST fund was established to keep the memory of Ruhila alive in a way she would have appreciated. Ruhila and her unborn child lost their lives in the Westage Attack, nearly a year ago. During her life she was a great supporter of animal welfare, caring for neglected and abused animals.
  • Sept. 1, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

From Rescue Dog to Working K9

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Having raised 6 Labradors for currency and drug detection for U.S. Customs, I knew the drive and the attachment to a particular toy could indicate a good working dog. I called the President of LRCP and asked her if any Police Departments were looking for detector dogs.
  • Aug. 28, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Scamp

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"Scamp" young female, spayed. Very friendly and can make lovely pet.
  • Aug. 27, 2014
  • KSPCA

Tips for Becoming a Good Dog Walker

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Dogs want to walk to sniff and to leave their mark. They absolutely should be able to do these things on a walk, but they have to be able to walk nicely so everybody gets something from the walk. If your dog is horrible on the leash, it wrecks your back and shoulders and you won’t want to walk it again.
  • Aug. 20, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Barney

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"Barney" is a seven months old male with lots of energy and full of fun.
  • Aug. 19, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Lee

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"Lee" 8 months old female spayed. Lovely temperament, will make a good pet.
  • Aug. 12, 2014
  • KSPCA

When Dogs Get Too Protective

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An elderly woman was feeling poorly, a possible heart attack. She knew her Doberman wouldn’t let anyone close to her so she called for an ambulance, and then tried to close the dog into the house while she went into the garage to wait for help. The Doberman pushed past her and got into the garage with her...
  • Aug. 12, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

How Dogs Learn

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Dogs don’t arrive on this planet knowing any human words, let alone basic training commands. I am always perplexed by people that bring home an 8 week old puppy then start shouting “sit, sit sit” at it expecting it to sit on command, or worse they start pushing down on it’s hips or yanking it up by its collar.
  • Aug. 6, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Sheba

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"Sheba" female, very friendly. About three years old.
  • Aug. 6, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Kumi

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"Kumi" middle aged spayed bitch. Friendly and alert.
  • July 31, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Sera

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"Sera" 2 years old spayed bitch. Slightly nervous but responds to kindness.
  • July 24, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Cesar

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A 4 year old male dog. Very friendly and playful.
  • July 16, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Misty

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"Misty" is a female, spayed, friendly and about three years old.
  • July 9, 2014
  • KSPCA

Brown Eyes Finds a Home (A 5 Star Home, I Might Add)

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Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Brown Eyes! I received a phone call from clients of mine asking to meet Brown Eyes, they saw one of my posts about her and thought she might be a good match for the family. I can’t rescue every dog here that needs it but the few I can are most certainly appreciative!
  • July 8, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Dogs as Security

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Unfortunately, I am also hearing about a big increase in dogs getting poisoned! You lock up and go to sleep at night thinking your askari is out there on duty, but in fact he is asleep. The askari is counting on the dog to bark and wake him but the dog is dead or incapacitated from poison.
  • July 2, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Toby

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"Toby" is a castrated male, about nine months old. Owner moving. Lovely cat.
  • July 1, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Mattie

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"Mattie" 4 years old bitch good family dog. Spayed and vaccinated.
  • June 26, 2014
  • KSPCA

The Frustration of Working with People

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The hardest part of training dogs is knowing that the goal is really to train the people. I get frustrated when people want their dog’s behavior to change, yet the people are unwilling to do the work.
  • June 25, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Frisky

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"Frisky" is a 4-month-old unspayed female who will have to return for spaying. She was admitted with a broken leg, but is now cured. She's very lively and friendly.
  • June 18, 2014
  • KSPCA

Basic Useful Dog Training Commands

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Dogs can learn many words, commands or names of objects. Dogs that get a lot of training and interaction have learned 200 words. A study in the US using a Border Collie found that the dog could learn an amazing 1,022 words, objects or commands.
  • June 18, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp