The DogChannel Newswire (1-6-11)

New AKC agility class created; pets’ positive effects on people’s health questioned; other news.

Posted: January 6, 2011, 2 a.m. EST

A Fresh Look at Whether Pets Improve Our Health
The idea that domestic animals are beneficial to human health and happiness has been fueled by books and by news reports claiming that having a dog helps you live longer. Still other research finds that pets have either no long-term effects or have even adverse effects, but a definitive study is on the way, The New York Times reports.
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Petmate Offers Tips to Keep Yourself and Your Dog Safe in Avalanche Season
Few things offer as much peace as snowshoeing or cross-country skiing through unspoiled wilderness in the winter. But those who are closest to nature also know its power — and in the winter, that means avalanches. Enjoy the rugged beauty of the backcountry, keeping in mind these tips to keep yourself and your dog safe from the risk of avalanche, reports.
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American Kennel Club Launches Agility ‘Time 2 Beat’ Titling Class
The American Kennel Club continues with innovations in the sport of agility by offering new opportunities for exhibitors with the launch of the Time 2 Beat (T2B) Titling Class. It’s the most interactive class to date where the most accurate, quickest dog sets the pace and all levels — Novice, Open and Excellent — compete against each other on the same course, AKC reports.
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Fish and Game Issues Warning to Pet Owners
Dog owners in the Pacific Northwest are reminded by the Department of Fish and Game to take precautions to protect their pets from Salmon Poisoning Disease, which can be contracted by dogs who come into contact with fish from infested waters throughout the Pacific Northwest, especially the southern Cascades and northern Sierra to the Feather River drainage, says Fish and Game, reports.
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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

1/6/2011 6:27:22 PM

Thanks for the updates!

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