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A border collie jumps to catch a flying disc during a competition. New research suggests that dog stress mirrors owner stress, especially in dogs and humans who compete together. Bela Szandelszky/AP hide caption

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You May Be Stressing Out Your Dog

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Daisy, the only dog Scott Simon's kids will get, runs on the beach in France. Elise Simon hide caption

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Opinion: Want Another Dog, Kids? Let's 'Have That Conversation'

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For most of us, the benefits of a walk greatly outweigh the risks, doctors say. Get off the couch now. Elena Bandurka /EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Walk Your Dog, But Watch Your Footing: Bone Breaks Are On The Rise

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In this Jan. 9 photo, Dr. Erik Clary of Oklahoma State University holds a puppy named Milo, born with his front paws facing up instead of down and unable to walk.The dog is recovering after surgery. Derinda Blakeney/AP hide caption

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Freya, a springer spaniel, is in training to detect malaria parasites in sock samples taken from children in Gambia. Two canine cohorts were used in a study on malaria detection. Durham University/Medical Detection Dogs/London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine hide caption

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High-speed tracking dogs have been a game-changer in the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa. Their success depends on their ability to work as a team, which means they sleep and eat in the pack-sized enclosures shown above. David Fuchs hide caption

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To Combat Rhino Poaching, Dogs Are Giving South African Park Rangers A Crucial Assist

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An agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms trains a sniffer dog at its facility in Front Royal, Va. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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In Dog-Eat-Dog World Of Congress, 2 GOP Lawmakers Spar Over Canine Training Facility

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Zeb Towne, the elected dogcatcher of Duxbury, Vt. "I'm the only person in the country who gets elected as a dogcatcher. So, I'm awesome, I guess," says Towne. Amy Kolb Noyes/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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'You Couldn't Get Elected Dogcatcher!' No, Seriously

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