The DogChannel Newswire (05-02-09)

Three breeds banned from NY public housing; Bo needs to learn boundaries; and other news.

Posted: May 2, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Pit Bulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers Banned from Public Housing
Pit bulls are now public enemy No.1 at New York City housing projects. Starting Friday, the powerful popular breed that's sometimes trained to be violent is banned from all apartments run by the city Housing Authority, the New York Daily News reports.
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Groomer Gets Help from TV’s ‘Dog Whisperer’
Lauren Warshaw, owner of Club Doggie Mobile Grooming Salon in La Quinta, says she found the taping of an episode of “Dog Whisperer” a surreal experience. Warshaw said it was a journey of several months and 11 hours of filming, but well worth it to spend a day with the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun reports.
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Obama Family Pet Needs to Learn Boundaries
Exercise, affection and obedience. That's the trio of musts the Obamas and others need to remember when a dog joins the family. The president and his family recently adopted their much-anticipated first pet, a six-month-old Portuguese Water Dog named Bo, Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Surgery Saves Dog Who Ate Homer
A dog needed life-saving emergency surgery after swallowing a plastic toy of cartoon character Homer Simpson. Dalmatian-Collie mix Dixie, from Aberdeen, ate a chocolate with the toy inside. It showed up on an X-ray and was removed by vets, who said Dixie could have died without surgery, reports.
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First Lady: Bo Is ‘Most Famous Member’ of the Obama Family
First lady Michelle Obama said Thursday that her daughters are thriving in Washington and her days start with a predawn walk with the “most famous member” of the Obama family, new puppy, Bo, reports.
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