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Local author publishes book on talking to dogs

Local author publishes book on talking to dogs

Alpine Publications is pleased to announce the release of local area resident Teresa Gary’s new book English for Dogs: 50 Words Every Well-Mannered Companion Should Know. The book emphasizes positive training methods using only voice commands, taught in quick, easy lessons, and offers an alternative to clicker training. Terry is a Cool, CA resident and UC Davis alum.

Ms. Gary is an experienced dog trainer (35 years) and member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), who devotes her time to the rescue and rehabilitation of homeless dogs and to assisting adopters with training issues. A retired local educator who served for 34 years, Terry was formerly the superintendent of schools for the Black Oak Mine Unified School District, serving the Georgetown area, and high school principal of Golden Sierra High School in Garden Valley. Prior to that, she was the assistant principal, dean of students, and a teacher in the Vacaville Unified School District.

Auburn beaver makes it big

AUBURN, CA - Everyone's been talking about Aaron Rodgers being the Super Bowl hometown hero, but he's not the only local celebrity.

A beaver named Waldo, who lives in Auburn, was in the Firestone commercial that aired during the Super Bowl. The four legged starwas a rescue; he now lives atthe non-profit sanctuary Wild Things.

Naughty puppy, bad kitty!

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Sacramento police dogs raising money through calendar

SACRAMENTO, CA - Four-legged members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department have a new job -- they're furry calendar models.

Dogs from the department's K9 unit are featured in a 2011 calendar designed to raise funds for the nonprofit Sacramento Sheriff K9 Association.

A 3-year-old German shepherd named Ronin is Mr. June. He's shown posing dramatically with his handler on the bank of the American River as a sheriff's helicopter hovers overhead.

The money raised will help pay training  costs for working dogs and medical costs for retired animals.

The calendars are $20 and can be ordered on the Sacramento County Sheriff's K9 Association Website through their online store.

New veterinarian brings shelter medicine expertise to Placer SPCA

New veterinarian brings shelter medicine expertise to Placer SPCA

Placer SPCA proudly announces that Dr. Barbara Jones, DVM, MS, has joined the organization as an onsite veterinarian.

After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Atlantic Veterinary College in 2004, Dr. Jones received her Certificate of Residency Training in Shelter Medicine from the innovative Koret Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis in 2008.  She was the third person to graduate from the elite specialty program.  UC Davis’ Shelter Medicine Program was the first of its kind in the nation, with an emphasis on the veterinary issues specific to animal shelters, including high-volume spay and neuter, disease prevention, nutrition, and stress reduction.

As a Shelter Medicine Specialist, Dr.

News10 Employee Pet Pictures

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Stress relieving gift for your dog

Stress relieving gift for your dog

More than 15 million dogs in the U.S. suffer from some form of anxiety, which can result from noise, separation, traveling, strangers or other factors. Thundershirt Company has created a proven solution to alleviate stressed out pooches.