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Solving Dog Aggression in Two Different Dogs

By Steven Havers

Two different dogs both with dog aggression issues yet both have the same root cause and both required a different approach to resolve these issues.

The two dogs I have worked with today are a two year old female German shepherd and a nine month old male Doberman and I will start with the German shepherd.

She has been coming to my classes for eight weeks to address her dog aggression issues and has made some progress as her owners have learned how to interact with her properly but there is still the issue with other dogs that bothered me so, with a few well times questions I discovered part of the reason. They have another dog who they do not bring to classes so, upon my request they brought their other dog so I could observe the interaction between them and uncover the reason she felt she had to be aggressive to other dogs.

The other dog is a male mix breed of about 10 years old and since the female German shepherd arrived, she has picked on him and been allowed to. If she wants to off load frustration, she takes it out on him without interruption from the owners because they thought it was OK for one dog to be in charge. The problem with this is a simple one. If a dog is in charge and behaves how she thinks she should without reference to the owners, then the owners are not even involved in the decision making process and therefore largely redundant.

Because she was allowed to use the male as she wished, she took that belief out into the world and applied it to every dog she saw. Hardly a surprise when you consider this was all she knew about interacting with other dogs. How often does it cross your mind that your other dog or dogs have a major role to play in the behaviour you are experiencing?

Many dog trainers do not even consider the role other dogs play in establishing behavioural patterns when they are trying to train the dog in front of them.

No surprise then when the first course of action is to stop her fighting with the male at home and to then reward both dogs when they are calm so this will teach them both to deliver calm and relaxed behaviour as this gets rewarded. When out on the walk, the German shepherd will not be off the lead as this gives her too much initial freedom. As she looks at other dogs and begins to focus intently, the owner will now interrupt the focus and then reward the break in focus as this action will prevent the build up of tension which leads to the explosive action they are used to.

With consistent interruption preventing the build up of the tension and stress, with the consistent rewarding of breaking focus and relaxing, she will actually begin to associate the sight of other dogs with her own calm and relaxed behaviour.

The young Doberman was behaving very differently and basing his behaviour on a bad experience with another dog when he was a puppy and his behaviour was extreme barking, lunging, snapping, eyes bulging and massive tension. For a behaviour to be this extreme in a young dog is unusual and requires careful interaction as a dog in this state will bite and will bite anything that adds to the fear and stress.

At my request, his owner has put a greyhound collar on him. This is a very wide leather collar that covers most of his next so when he lunges, he is not going to hurt his neck whilst we sort out this behaviour. He gives warning that he is going to lunge and even at this stage he is rigid with tension, then he growls and then he lunges and gives a full on performance.

Even when applying interruption prior to the look and growl, he is too tense and focused to break his intensity so there are a couple of options open to us. The first is proximity, the further you are away from the other dog, the calmer he will be and the easier he is to change. As you progress with this and you are rewarding him for being calm, then the proximity can be increased and you can teach him to cope in that way.

However, he will still explode, even at a distance. This fear of attack is a very well entrenched behaviour and when a dog is so convinced he knows what will happen, it is difficult to persuade him to change. It is, however, still possible to do it and the answer lies in movement and noise. Even intense focus can be interrupted if you employ movement and noise but this approach is not without danger as you are moving a frightened barking dog and if not done properly, you will get bitten.

The interruption involves moving the dogs collar with the lead up the dogs neck to the base of the head as this gives you real control of the position of the dogs head so you can break his focus. However if you bring the focus onto you and you don’t have the lead in the correct position, the dog will lunge at you and this is what he did to me. Fortunately, I had the lead under control so as he came away, I brought a loud hiss into the equation so the dog had a physical and aural interruption and this has a massive effect on his state of mind. Repetition rapidly reduces the fear and stress as it gives the dog a direct consequence to the barking and lunging which renders that behaviour now futile.

It is, as always, the consistent repetition which completely changes the behaviour and both of these dogs’ owners now have the understanding and handling to resolve their dogs aggression issues. We will work on these owners until they have these issues resolved and their dogs are happy and relaxed around other dogs.

This article was written by Steven Havers, a full time Dog Behaviourist who specialises in training dogs not accepted by mainstream training clubs, centres or trainers. You can visit his website at http://www.haversspecialiseddogtraining.co.uk for more articles and training information.

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Aug 31, 2011 | 0 | dog behavior, Tips, Training, Understanding Your Dog

Pinworms in Dogs

By Marcus Ollison

Pinworms are commonly known as threadworms and are one of the most commonly found parasites which affect the intestines of humans and other vertebrates. While here are many adults who contract these worms, these worms are usually found in the intestines of children. While this infection usually affect the large intestines of adults and children, there are cases where these worms have also been found in the small intestines of the children. The transmission of these worms occurs due to unhygienic contact of the fingers with the anal area after which if the children happen to eat something with their hands, these worms get the opportunity of travelling through the food pipe reaching the intestines directly.

Usually the eggs of this infection reside in the toys and fingers of the children and when the kids put their fingers or toys in their mouth these worms get an opportunity to travel into their bodies they first settle down in the form of eggs in the big intestines and then after they begin to hatch they slowly travel to the anus and begin the process of laying eggs and starting the same cycle all over again. Since these worms can travel with the simple contact of the pinworm affected area with the mouth it is extremely important for people to make sure that if one person in the house happens to be affected by these worms, all the family members in the house get themselves checked and treated for the worms.

Depending on whether the infected person is an adult or a child, doctors prescribe different doses of medicines which need to be administered as per the prescribed directions. Usually when a person in a family is confirmed to be affected with this disease, the doctors recommend that all the bedding, towels, utensils and toys etc in the house are disinfected so that the worms are unable to travel from one person to another.

Usually the people who get affected by this disease tend to have a lot of itching in their anal region and this is one of the most prominent signs that show that a child or an adult is affected by these diseases. While itching is one of the most prominent symptoms of this type of infection, many people begin to have problems with their sleep and some of them even go through spells of vomiting and have drastic weight loss. The worst part is that the problem does not stop with one person in the house being affected which is why it is extremely important for people to maintain high level of hygiene especially when their find out that one of the family members has been affected by these disease and is undergoing treatment for the same.

This article will help you with the knowledge of the causes and symptoms of various worms in your pets. hookwormsindogs.net

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Aug 30, 2011 | 0 | Dog health

Dog Food Poisoning: The Symptoms to Watch Out For

By Tommy O Coffler

Looking after these hairy little beasts can feel like watching a baby at times. Untrained dogs tend to urinate and defecate whenever and wherever they please, which sometimes includes the inside of your house. But the worst case scenario comes into play when they start hitting garbage cans, dumpsters, and cabinets holding cleaning products in search of something repulsively delicious to eat, which of course takes us to dog food poisoning.

This isn’t a joke – despite the fact their stomachs are built tough, rotten food and man-made chemicals are a whole lot stronger, making it easy for them to get sick. And since they are obviously incapable of human speech, it’s up to us to identify the symptoms that’ll indicate a possible ailment. Having said that, here’s the first and most common sign that’ll tell you your beloved pooch is sick: Barfing. No, I’m not referring to Biologically Accepted Raw Food, I’m referring to vomiting.

Most of the time, seeing your barker throw-up once in a while is a normal thing, but it can be a symptom of dog food poisoning if he continues to do so frequently – this sign usually indicates that the infection is in the large intestine.

Another indicator that your pooch has become victim to dog food poisoning would be diarrhea. Yeah I know that it’s one of those things that occur naturally from time to time, as it’s usually tied to an abrupt change in your pet’s diet. However, it’s the exact opposite when you start seeing it happen more often, especially when blood starts showing up.

A sudden change in behavior is also a clear symptom that your pet has ingested something that wasn’t meant to be digested. Hyperactivity and aggressiveness can be triggered by caffeine and chocolate, the latter being deadly when taken in large quantities. In the event you notice changes in your dog’s behavior, the best move would be to have it restrained, just until the caffeine wears off, which shouldn’t take long.

The symptoms above tell us that the infection of whatever it is they’ve got isn’t that bad. However, when the poor pooch has eaten toxic plants, household cleaning detergents, and other deadly solutions found in the house, expect its condition to get a lot worse. Your furry friend may start to collapse and twitch uncontrollably. Muscle spasms, seizures, and even comatose are blunt signs that tell you to get professional help immediately.

These are some of the most common symptoms that your pooch will show if it indeed has become a victim of dog food poisoning. Important note: different dogs may tend to show different signs. So in case you aren’t sure if what’s happening is completely normal or not, go see a veterinarian right away, just to be safe.

Tommy Coffler is a pet enthusiast, author and blogger from London. He writes for Raw Dog Food System, a website that aims to help you make sure that you’re giving your dog a healthier option for meals.

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Aug 29, 2011 | 0 | Dog health

Are You Killing Your Pet Slowly With Love?

By Benjamin Afolabi

For hundreds of millions of years, animals have lived close to nature. They’ve needed no intervention from a veterinary doctor, dietitian or fortune teller. They have hunted their food down and eaten it fresh as nature intended. In return, they have enjoyed abundant health and vitality which is nature’s gift to them for being such good children. In direct contrast we humans have moved so far away from nature since we sauntered out of the Garden of Eden that we perhaps can’t really remember anymore what it means to live according to nature’s laws.

We have completely forsaken the wholesome diet the human body was originally designed to live on and have created some highly manufactured, processed and bleached junk we refer to as food. We decided to turn deaf ears to wise men like Hippocrates who asked us to “Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food”. We even went against the Bible’s gentle plea, “… and the fruit thereof shall be for meat and the leaf thereof for medicine” (Ezekiel 47:12). In return, we have been plagued by all manner of diseases too numerous to keep tabs on, and new ones are still being christened by modern medical science even as we speak.

Unfortunately for our animal friends, our ancestors woke up one sunny morning thousands of years ago and decided to capture some animals and make them pets, to keep us company and amuse us. Pretty soon, these domesticated animals began sharing our lifeless foods, drinks and (worst) medicine. Soon they began shedding their long-cherished cloak of wholesome health and began developing cancers, heart diseases, debilitating bowel disorders and all the other crippling diseases the human race have brought upon themselves.

Still it did not become apparent to pet owners like myself what is really happening to our beloved companions. It was not clear to me why my dog Timmy started losing his appetite, became quite bloated and had his glossy black fur falling off his coat in clumps until it was nearly too late. Due to my great love for my dreamy-eyed canine friend, I had been feeding Timmy the very best dog food money could buy and treating him with the vet’s top prescriptions, in addition to all the vaccines modern medicine suggests is crucial he must have for excellent health.

Nothing was too good or too expensive for my dear Timmy, I’ll rather starve than deny him anything he wanted or needed, be it food, drinks, medication or toys. It was when he became ill and could hardly eat anything or stand on his own four feet for any length of time that I started researching natural pet health products and reading about herbal remedies for dogs, and for the very first time, I discovered that quite ignorantly I might have been killing my Timmy slowly over the years with love and affection.

Next Episode: Timmy’s Distant Wild Relatives.

Are you sick of drugging your beloved pet to death? As a pet owner himself, Benjamin Afolabi invites you to visit his website to learn all about how to care for your sick pet with natural healing methods incorporating affordable and extremely effective pet health products and herbal remedies. Please click on Pet Health Products or Herbal Remedies For Dogs to visit the site.

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Aug 25, 2011 | 0 | Dog health

How To Keep Your Dog Healthy

By Tasha Stevenson

here are many ways for you to keep your dog healthy and happy and let them live and enjoy a longer life. But first, you have to find out the negative aspects that should affect their health. You should also be well informed when it comes to their particular needs.

Here are some of those important factors that you should keep in mind so that your dog would be the kind of pet that you had dreamed of:

  1. Determine the age when dogs are considered old. – Ask experts the age at which the breed of your dog is considered old. This is so because you can know their particular diet and levels of activity at that age. Age depends on the breed and the size. Here are the indicators:
    1. Small dogs – less than 20 pounds. Senior Age: 9-13 years.
    2. Medium dogs – 21-50 pounds. Senior Age: 7-11 years.
    3. Large dogs – 51-90 pounds. Senior Age: 6 years.
  2. Regular vet visits – The ideal check up for dogs is once a year until they reach seniority. When they reach old age, do the check up twice a year. These visits help in diagnosing problems like tooth problems and infections. They will also help determine if your pet is suffering from an ailment. The earlier that it is detected, the earlier it can be treated.
  3. Weight issues – Keep your dog’s weight in check all the time. An obese dog will lead to him having all sorts of health problems like heart and liver ailments. Manage your feeding time properly.
  4. Shorten outdoor activities – Taking your favorite pet out without supervision raises the risks of injuries and diseases because of exposure to the elements. When they reach old age, they should not be let out at all. They can be quite frail at this period in their lives. Not letting them out is going to help them live longer and live better.
  5. Regular workout – The ideal fitness regimen should be at least 2 walks per day of at least 30 minutes each. There are breeds that need as long a 2-3 hours of walking per day. If you yourself cannot provide the exercise, hire an expert to do it.
  6. Neutering and spaying – Dogs that are not altered have a higher risk of getting diseases as they grow older. Spaying and neutering are excellent ways of preventing that from happening. For optimal results, start spaying and neutering your dog at the age of six months.
  7. No dull moments – Always keep your dog busy. Pets that become inactive can lead to them having diseases early in their live. Play with them regularly and provide them with toys that they can play with even if you are not there.

So follow these tips now. Just remember to start taking care of your dog when he is still a puppy. Give him a healthy diet, regular exercise, vet visits and of course playtime so that he could be active all the time. When you do this, you can be sure that your best friend will live longer.

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Aug 24, 2011 | 0 | Dog health, Tips

Meet Amber from Bali (Dog) Adoption and Rehabilitation Centre (BARC)

The first time Amber went to Bali in 2009 she was shocked by the condition of the Bali street dogs. Amber knew that she was going to be travelling back to Bali so when she got back to her Melbourne home she googled “Bali street dogs”.

It was here where Amber first came across the words “Linda Bullar” and the “Bali Adoptions and Rehabilitation Centre (BARC)” and forever change her life. 

“Linda and BARC came up in my search results bar, so that night at about 2 am in the morning in my hotel room in Sydney I emailed back and forth with this amazing lady.. Linda Buller!

 

The first time I visited BARC in Ubud, I was greeted with licks and kisses from these tiny hairless little creatures that were being rehabilitated by Australian, Ebony Owens, at BARC – Linda’s accomplice, said Amber.

When Amber was asked about her role as a volunteer with BARC she said “basically in Australia I will collect donations, raise awareness, assist volunteers via email – all in consultation with Linda and Ebony. I do lots of different bits and pieces. I do so much running around that it’s hard to give you an exact list”, said Amber.

 “In Bali I gather information for our Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/19687946558/ and our website to update the site with follow-up information on the dogs as people are keen to know how the dogs are coming along. I pick up scabby, bald pups off the streets/rice fields/cemeteries/beaches, etc, and these findings are usually not planned. I have helped with many different hands-on types of animal work over my time with BARC. I could tell you in detail about the obstacles they are faced with in Bali on a day-to-day basis, the diseases, the neglect, the suffering and the fine job they do considering they have no financial support,” said a passionate Amber.

“We do adoption days in the areas of Jaln Petitengit and Seminyak, we make up banners for the refuge and for the stalls we plan to have in Australia.

 We have a great team of supporters in Australia, and the world! Everyone brings something to the table”, said Amber.

Keen to know how people in Australia can help, Amber said that people can help by:

  • sponsoring a dog online
  • doing some fundraising within their community/workplace, etc
  • creating awareness
  • Encouraging friends and/or family who are visiting Bali to take a full suitcase of clothes and bric-a-brac to drop off at BARC’s charity shop in Ubud. Fill up that suitcase space with some new purchases from Bali  to bring home?

BARC survives solely on the kindness of your donations. The crew at BARC rescue, rehabilitate and re-home all the dogs they can. They give nurturing, unconditional love.

“Linda and Ebony do such an amazing job and they do it seven days a week.  From an outsider’s perspective these girls are saints! Each dog has a name, has no time limit for how long it can stay at the refuge and is treated with love and care which is tailored to each dog’s personal medical and personality needs, said Amber.

If you would like to find out more about BARC, visit their website here - www.balidogrefuge.com

Here are just a couple of the dogs that have needed help from BARC:

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Aug 23, 2011 | 0 | Interviews, Stray dogs, Uncategorized

Love Can Work Wonders

By Zora Kolke

It had been about four months since I had to say good-bye to my last dog, Yofi, He had had a stroke. Now, I had finally healed from my grief enough so that I could entertain the thought of getting another dog. I began to check shelter web sites because I wanted a rescue dog. It took a while until I saw this sweet and funny looking dog. What made him look funny was his tongue hanging way, way out. It looked as though it were a mile long. He was in the Mendocino shelter in Ukiah, way up north. I decided that Harvey, his name at the time, and I had to meet. I called the shelter and made an appointment to come up and see him.

Dafka’s (I changed his name almost immediately) story was extraordinarily sad. He had been found by the side of the road in November. No one knew how long he had been there and it had been a cold and rainy month. Additionally, it appeared that he had been poisoned. The shelter folk didn’t think that he was going to make it. With the tender, loving care that he received there, here he was, the following February, ready for a forever family–sort of. He cowered when I very slowly approached him and his tail was between his legs. Still, eventually, he did let me pet him.

We decided that we were meant for each other even though he reluctantly entered the car. He threw up while we were driving and I didn’t think much about it. I had traveled with four kids so I just stopped and cleaned it and him up and we continued on to San Francisco. When we got home, he very cautiously got out of the car and looked all around before going up the steps to the front door. His tail was between his legs the whole time and his body would shake off and on.

As a therapist/counselor, one of my specialties is treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I know the symptoms quite well. They can be internal, which another person wouldn’t know unless told, like nightmares and/or flashbacks; or they can be external which anyone could see, such as an exaggerated startle response, cowering, and/or fear. I have treated, and still do, veterans and civilians suffering from the aftermath of trauma.

I still didn’t think about Dafka’s having PTSD even though he shook, trembled; his tail was between his legs especially when we were outside; he had a very exaggerated startle response. It took a while for me to realize that Dafka was exhibiting symptoms of PTSD. Fortunately, I have a wonderful, kind and gentle dog trainer. Brian took Dafka home and trained him. Brian had previously trained me with my other dogs, Mummzer and Yofi. When Brian brought Dafka home,his tail was still between his legs and he had stopped shaking. He still trembled in his sleep and not nearly as frequently as he had done previously.

With love, gentleness and acceptance, Dafka has made a remarkable recovery. He now has many, many human friends. People stop and ask if they can pet him and he loves it. Now, when we’re out walking, his tail is waving in the wind. He no longer cowers. He is so happy. He still has the startle response, and it’s not nearly what it was. I’m not saying that love and caring by themselves can cure PTSD and it is an important element.

Post traumatic stress is very disabling and no one has to suffer alone. If you or someone you know is suffering from post-traumatic stress, I urge you to get help. It is available. There are many types of treatment that can help relieve some of the symptoms. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, I am available to talk with you and hope that you will contact me.

Warmly,
Zora

Zora L. Kolkey, MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist)
License #MFC 23012
Web site: http://www.therapywithzora.com
P. S. If you want to see what Dafka looks like, please visit my web site. He is my co-therapist.

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Aug 22, 2011 | 0 | dog behavior, Tips, Training

Beagle Training Advice For Success

By Max Le Mone

One of the most famous and lovable dog breeds the world has had the pleasure in knowing is the Beagle. They are cherished in Great Britain and in many parts of the United States for their hunting abilities. They were made extremely popular for many families thanks to the Peanuts character Snoopy. Kids seem to love them and the beagle is a great family dog. If you are looking for a great companion, an intelligent family member, or a working hound, you just cant ask for anything more.

However to be a good owner, master and alpha pack leader you really should have some base knowledge about the beagle breed. Here is some good beagle training advice: To understand the nature of this type of dog will help you in how you train it. And as you may know, a well training pet will easy frustrations and strengthen your bond.

Every dog has their own behavior traits that must be dealt with. By using the proper training methods an owner can quickly end any bad behavior and teach their pet to have good manners. Finding an effective method and being consistent at it are the best two beagle training advice tips there are.

You may already know that beagles are extremely intelligent dogs. This is good because it makes them easy to train. All you have to have is an easy training regiment and keep things simple and you may just be surprised at how fast your pet picks things up. And once they understand the concept of training, well then it becomes much easier for you to teach them other new and fun tricks.

I have to say, consistency is probably one of the most important factors in training a beagle. If you change the command or are not firm about behavior then you will only end up confusing the poor dog and frustrating yourself. It may take some time, so be diligent and to give up if results don’t happen quickly. If you are having difficulty getting the response you desire, then step back and take a critical look at your actions. Are you doing the same thing, is it too complex of a request- perhaps you need to break the command into smaller parts for learning purposes.

Motivate, motivate, motivate! We all do better when there is a known goal and some sort of reward for us after we complete our task. Dogs are no different. When training your beagle use motivation to urge them to follow commands. This will rapidly decrease the learning curve. But, you should only use positive motivation. Don’t shout at them for misbehavior and absolutely don’t get physically violent. If a dog is doing something wrong, it is actually your fault because you have not properly trained them. Negative motivation only promotes fear and confusion and eventually aggression on the dog’s part.

If you would like some good beagle training advice to help you properly teach your pet how to behave well and be a well mannered family member then go click on over to my website that will show you how to train a beagle. There is a ton of information ranging in topics like separation anxiety, biting, barking, potty training and more.

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Aug 20, 2011 | 0 | Dog breed information, Training

Training Golden Retriever Puppies – Why It Is Essential To Start Young

By Geordie J Williams

You have probably heard the expression ‘it’s never too early to start’, but did you know this applies to training Golden Retriever puppies too? Most people are fooled by these lovable dogs into thinking that they are naturally friendly and obedient, and that no training is generally required, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth.

In practice, Golden’s are just like any other breed, their behavior as adults is shaped by their treatment and training (or lack of) as puppies. This article will help explain four important reasons why it’s essential to start training Golden Retriever puppies as early as possible: Asserting Your Authority, Getting Used To Family Schedules, Avoiding Behavioral Problems, and Avoiding Health Issues.

Let’s begin with the foundation for training any breed of dog:

Asserting Your Authority – it’s essential that your new puppy understands who is the boss in your family, who is the alpha dog. If your puppy doesn’t learn this quickly, his natural tendency will be to assert his own authority over your household. This behavior, if left unchecked will, almost certainly, lead to other behavior issues as your dog grows older.

Getting Used To Family Schedules – It’s important that your new pet understands that he is a part of the family, and not its leader. Getting him used to following the family schedules will help him fit in, and will help avoid issues such as separation anxiety.

Avoiding Behavioral Issues – As noted above, a lack of ‘pecking order’ or familial hierarchy will confuse your puppy. Not following a set schedule, and not allowing the Golden puppy to become accustomed to your routines and your absences can lead to behavior issues such as separation anxiety and neuroses. At the extreme end you may also have to deal with aggression and obedience issues, neither of which is fun to work through.

Avoiding Health Issues – Golden Retrievers are very active dogs and as such require a large amount of physical exercise and activity. Lack of exercise and good eating habits can lead to many health related problems including obesity, diabetes, allergies, and infections. Maintaining good eating habits and healthy exercise routines will help keep your Golden in prime health.

You might be inclined to think that you’ve never seen a Golden that wasn’t well-behaved and fit and healthy, and for the most part this is entirely true. What you might not realize is that they are this way as adults precisely because they were trained as Golden Retriever puppies!

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Aug 19, 2011 | 0 | Dog breed information, Training

Dogs 101- Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier has been described as a “3-year-old child in a dog suit”. The energy of this Bulldog/Terrier mix have made them well known amongst powerful figures.

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Aug 18, 2011 | 0 | Uncategorized