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Christy Powers, All About Pets Columnist

Christy Powers is a freelance writer whose passion is studying and writing about pet health, nutrition and training. She can be reached at: cpowerspak@gmail.com.

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Powers: 10-minute training sessions for fun and entertainment

All About Pets

Particularly when it is colder outside and a little sloppy, our dogs still crave entertainment and exercise.

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All About Pets: Therapy dogs bring lots and lots of smiles

Objective: To provide a positive social experience for YRMC patients.

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Powers: Here’s to a fantastic New Year

All About Pets

Wow! 2019! How about some New Year’s pet resolutions? Better to start late than not at all!

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Powers: Merry Christmas – relax, guard the food

What does one say in a pet column that appears in the paper on Christmas Day besides “Merry Christmas”?

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Powers: Working dogs: Lives depend on them

Imagine walking beside your dog when suddenly she is attacked by a loose or unmanaged dog. Now imagine that you are totally blind.

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Powers: Canine Good Citizens - AKC test a great training opportunity

All About Pets

The Canine Good Citizen training and testing program is a very basic program that tests dogs and handlers in very simple behaviors that all dogs should possess.

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Powers: A Wheelchair Dog! And a law or two!

Most of us have walked around the Courthouse Square a time or two or 100. You may have seen Thomas Gabaldon walking with his dog, Chica, in her wheelchair.

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Powers: Responsible pet ownership, Part 2

Since writing that first column about responsible pet ownership, I have had input from readers and discussions with dog trainers. There are interesting points to consider.

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Powers: Canine musical freestyle — for the fun of it!

The Blackpak and I just returned from a Canine Musical Freestyle National competition in Tucson. Folks from several states came with their pups to compete for ribbons and titles.

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Powers: Responsible dog ownership

All About Pets

Owning a dog, or any pet, is a huge responsibility, one that must be taken very seriously. According to the American Kennel Club, “Owning a dog is a long-term emotional and financial commitment.”

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