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.
Bay Area Dog Walker Hit With Stun Gun Sues Park ServiceA San Mateo County man is suing the National Park Service and a park ranger who allegedly shot him with a stun gun for being uncooperative about his off-leash dog.
Proposed Golden Gate Recreation Area Dog Ban Under FireThe park service is reconsidering plans to ban dogs from certain areas of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area after receiving thousands of comments about the proposal, many of them critical.
Rep. Speier Calls For Investigation Into Dog Walker TasingA Peninsula congresswoman wants an independent investigator to determine whether a federal park ranger used excessive force when she used a stun gun on a man walking his dogs.
Peninsula Park Ranger Uses Stun Gun On Man Walking Dogs Off-LeashA park spokesman said a man walking his dogs in San Mateo County was hit with a stun gun only after it “developed into a more serious law enforcement situation.”
Woman Bitten, Dog Killed In Union City Pit Bull AttackA woman was bitten in Union City on Monday morning when she tried to stop two dogs from attacking her terrier, police said.
San Francisco Supervisors May Rule Against Proposed Dog Leash LawsSan Francisco's Board of Supervisor's takes on the GGNRA's proposed dog leash restrictions on Tuesday as the dividing lines between dog lovers and preservationists have been drawn.
San Francisco Supervisors To Hold Hearing On Dog Leash LawsA hearing Monday will assess the possible effects of a federal proposal to restrict the areas of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where dogs can go without a leash.

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