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Christine Ponelle plays with her dogs Cholla and Puma at Bernal Heights Park (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Dominance And Dog Training Myths

We’ve all seen trainers use dominance and punishment training techniques with dogs, but Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA explains why this kind of training may be outdated.

04/14/2014

Dog In TAILS (Transitioning Animals Into Loving Situations) are matched with minimum-security inmates are usually considered unadoptable. (Peninsula Humane Society)

Dogs Graduating From Peninsula Inmate Training Program Need Adoption

Four dogs graduated on Thursday from a special program on the peninsula that paired them with county jail inmates for training.

04/04/2014

A walker takes dogs to a dog park. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Turf War: Parents Complain Against Off-Leash Dogs In Oakland’s Dimond District

A turf war is brewing between parents and dog owners in Oakland where dogs are being accused of being too rambunctious when they’re off their leashes.

02/25/2014

Dog owners in SF were warned after possibly poisoned meatballs were left on city streets. (CBS)

3rd Case Of Poison Meatballs? New Sidewalk Discovery In SF Richmond District

San Francisco police are testing four meatballs found on a sidewalk in the city’s Richmond District Sunday night to see if they are poisonous.

02/24/2014

Meatballs laced with rat poison which were found in in the area of Crestline, Burnett and Parkridge Drives in San Francisco. (San Francisco Police)

Poisonous Meatballs Found Again In San Francisco Twin Peaks Area

Pet owners were advised to be on alert after poisonous meatballs, similar to hundreds found last July, were found Saturday in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood.

02/22/2014

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Dogs Found Devouring Owner’s Dead Body In Mendocino County

Northern California authorities stopped two dogs from devouring the dead body of their owner as it lay on the ground in a clearing beside the road.

02/18/2014

Pet dog rests on a bed. (AP photo)

Animal Update: Breast Cancer in Dogs

Though surprising to some, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers found in female dogs, but pet owners should know there are ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the cancer.

02/17/2014

Police on the scene of a pit bull attack in Golden Gate Park Wednesday morning. (1/29/14)

San Francisco Police Shoot and Kill Pit Bull Near Golden Gate Park

The pair of pit bulls that attacked two men in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Tuesday night, prompting police to shoot and kill one of the dogs, had been in the custody of the city last month, San Francisco Animal Care and Control officials said Wednesday.

01/29/2014

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KCBS Cover Story: Dog Lovers Unleash Concerns Over GGNRA’s Pet Restriction Plan

A group of dog-advocates in Marin County are mobilizing to preserve dog walking on parklands that a proposal by Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s draft management may curtail.

01/27/2014

Pets up for adoption in Macy's window display in Union Square in San Francisco. (CBS)

SF SPCA Sets Record For Holiday Adoptions With Help From Macy’s Window

The San Francisco SPCA has set a record for animal adoptions this past holiday season, a spokeswoman said.

01/08/2014

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