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Proposal would expand Hawaii’s animal cruelty laws

Incorrect chaining of dogs could become illegal later this year if a pair of animal cruelty bills pass the state legislature. Two bills, Senate Bill 677 and House Bill 633, add tether dogs too narrowly to the state’s list of second-degree animal cruelty offenses. Current Hawaiian law prohibits tethering a …

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Kindness to dogs during training

Using even light punishments during training can make dogs more stressed and pessimistic compared to dogs trained with methods based on positive reinforcement. This is an important finding of a study conducted by Ana Catarina Vieira de Castro from Porto, Portugal and her colleagues. They recently published Is the training …

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