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A diamond and gold dog collar modelled by Richie (with Flo). Harrods department store on November 29, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Rosie Greenway/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Positive Reinforcement Trumps Prong Collars When Leash-Training Dogs

Some dog owners use prong collars in order to get their pets to obey, but some animal experts are not encouraging their use and provide alternatives to the “medieval” training device.

08/04/2014

Miranda Lambert (credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Miranda Lambert On Music, Love For Dogs

“I’d be ‘short a husband’ if I adopt another dog.” – Miranda Lambert

07/30/2014

Two cats up for adoption play at the Contra Costa Humane Society, (Mike Sugerman/CBS)

Contra Costa Humane Society Urges Adoptions As Dogs, Cats Face Euthanasia At Crowded Shelters

Animal shelters around the Bay Area are seeing an influx of dogs and cats to the point of overcrowding, and are urging people to consider adopting or fostering an animal.

07/28/2014

CHP Canine graduates ready for their new jobs with the Golden Gate Division. (CHP)

Meet The Class of 2014 CHP Police Dog Graduates

It was an afternoon of pomp and ceremony as three canines joined the ranks of the California Highway Patrol’s Golden Gate Division, Saturday.

07/26/2014

An algae bloom has closed Temescal Lake to swimming. (CBS)

Algae Bloom And E. Coli Close Popular East Bay Lakes To Swimmers And Their Dogs

With the unusually warm July temperatures (by Bay Area standards) two popular East Bay swimming spots have shut down due to health concerns caused by rare toxic algae blooms.

07/25/2014

Fake Ranger Dubbed 'Officer Spandex' Spotted On Marin County Trails

Fake Ranger Dubbed ‘Officer Spandex’ Spotted On Marin County Trails Harassing Hikers

Park rangers are telling hikers to beware of “Officer Spandex” — a bicyclist who’s been harassing people and their dogs on Marin County trails.

07/24/2014

Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Animal Update: More Bay Area Dogs Headed To Clinics With Marijuana Poisoning

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett says the trend of dogs being rushed to clinics with marijuana poisoning is a reality for the Bay Area and has some advice if your pet encounters what could be a very scary ordeal.

07/14/2014

New K-9 bullet-proof vest demonstrated on San Francisco's Treasure Island (Jeffrey Schaub/KCBS)

6 Bulletproof Vests Donated To San Francisco Police Department’s K-9 Unit

The San Francisco police department has received a donation of six Kevlar bulletproof vests for its canine patrol and tactical units.

07/09/2014

(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Dog Lovers Barking Mad After Concord Restaurant’s Policy Change Bans Pets From Patio

After a history of catering to man’s best friend, a Bay Area restaurant is changing its policy that allowed dogs on their outdoor patios, and that is causing some growls from dog lovers.

06/30/2014

Milo's Kitchen

Food Truck For Dogs Rolling Into San Francisco In Dog Treat Marketing Tour

A dog food company hopes to capitalize on the popularity of food trucks with a marketing campaign that will use a ‘Treat Truck’ to bring doggie treats to hungry four-legged customers in San Francisco.

06/26/2014

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