The DogChannel Newswire (07-01-10)

Pet owner gets wrong ashes in cremation mix up; N.Y. breed ban temporarily suspended; other news.

Posted: July 1, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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Men Face Assault Charges After Dog Doo Dispute
Three men face assault charges after they allegedly attacked an off-duty Harrisburg, Pa., police officer in a dispute over dog waste. Police said the men attacked police Officer John Doll earlier this month after confronting him about his dog’s waste, even though Doll had already bagged it. According to court documents, Doll identified himself as an off-duty officer and got both men to the ground before a third man attacked him, The Associated Press reports.
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Cremation Mix Up; Pet Owner Gets Wrong Ashes
The passing of a beloved pet can be a trying time and for one Arizona family it was made worse when the vet misplaced their dog, and gave them the wrong ashes. Karen Siebeck asked her vet for a private cremation of her rescue dog Styre so she could keep the ashes. When she received Styre's ashes, the box they came in was clearly marked with her name and the date, but the baggie inside had another dog's name on it, ABC15.com reports.
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N.Y. Ban on Pit Bulls, Rottweilers Suspended
The controversial ordinance in Rockville Centre, N.Y., that bans two breeds of dogs has been suspended – at least for now. Hundreds of people turned out at Rockville Centre Village Hall Tuesday night, urging local leaders to repeal the ban on pit bills and Rottweilers. The ban went into effect three weeks ago, WCBSTV.com reports.
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Teaching Dogs Advanced Tricks
Tricks and behaviors once limited mostly to dogs in commercials or on the big screen are increasingly becoming regular-house-pet rituals. “Dogs are fully integrated into people's lives now,” says Los Angeles dog trainer Jaime Van Wye, one of many trainers now offering classes so owners can see just how far their canines can go, USA Today reports.
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