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Features February 2016 Issue

We Have Met The Enemy, and It Is Skateboards

Poor Charlie doesn't dislike people. He just dislikes them on skateboards.

We Have Met The Enemy, and It Is Skateboards

What to do when your dog pounces after a particular type of moving object.

“My cairn terrier, Charlie, ALWAYS angrily barks at and attempts to ATTACK moving skateboarders,” writes Barry Jagoda of La Jolla, California, a bustling suburb of San Diego. “He doesn’t go after anything else in our busy area — not buses, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, or other dogs (well, perhaps some really big ones, in addition to neighborhood cats and skunks from the nearby canyons). In Charlie’s previous residence in staid Georgetown, Washington, DC, skateboards were not much of a problem. But we…

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