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Humane Society of Boulder Valley: No-Choke Challenge

Today is one of 4 Blog the Change days, sponsored by Be the Change 4 Animals. Since we’ve already posted about the Petsmart Petition, asking them to STOP selling shock collars, we’ll share the terrific news that TODAY is also the launch of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s No-Choke Challenge. Continue reading

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Petition: Ask Petsmart to Stop Selling Shock Collars

Many thanks to Stephanie Feldstein for this nice blog post about our Never Shock a Puppy efforts. We appreciate her enthusiasm and interest. Now, to return the favor, we’d like to encourage anyone who believes that learning shouldn’t hurt to PLEASE, please, PLEASE sign this Change.org petition, asking Petsmart to stop selling shock collars. Continue reading

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Never Shock a Puppy Final Report

We’re happy to make a final report on the successes of the 8-week Never Shock a Puppy pet blogger campaign of 2010. Our biggest thanks to everyone who helped us. Continue reading

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Is Snake Aversion Training the Exception or Not?

Teaching dogs to avoid rattlesnakes (or other hazardous wildlife, including coyotes, bears, mountain lions) is often the one scenario when some people justify using shock collars. Even people who would NEVER use one in everyday dog training sometimes say, “Yes, in this instance it’s OK.” Since my border collie, Lilly, has survived not one but TWO rattlesnake bites and narrowly avoided a third, I have something to say about this. (Keep reading. Details on this week’s GRAND prize below.) Continue reading

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