Photo courtesy of Jim Stirling
A lot has changed since Joanne Byars attended her first Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club Dog Show with a friend in the late 1960s, but the things that she saw at the first show still captivate her today.
BUTTE — Pete Sorini and Gina Evans were near the end of their ride on the Butte 100 race course Easter weekend when they noticed one of the three dogs they brought with them was missing.
With low home inventory at all price points, our market is exceedingly attractive to homeowners looking to sell.
A Missoula man is accused of two counts of animal cruelty — a misdemeanor and a felony — for allegedly leaving two Labrador retrievers tied up and exposed to the brutal cold during February’s harshest weather.
Trainer Linda Birtles works with Henry, a standard black poodle, during a puppy class at Billings Animal Family Hospital.
Owners introduce their puppies during playtime, part of the socialization training that comes at the end of a puppy class at Billings Animal Family Hospital.
Lovable Pets trainer Jennifer McCandless works with Adele on a “leave it” exercise that helps puppies learn how to control their impulses.
Trainer Linda Birtles, with the help of Dash the spaniel, demonstrates how to get puppies used to having their paws handled.
Linda Birtles has the attention of eager-to-learn puppies during her training class at Billings Animal Family Hospital.
Ruger, a German shepherd puppy, participates in a puppy class at Billings Animal Family Hospital.
Hillary Mahn works with her puppy, Auggie, during class at Lovable Pets.
Dash, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, looks up at his owner, Gus Gustafson, during puppy class at Billings Animal Family Hospital.
Puppies, from left, Adele, Bandit and Auggie play during puppy class at Lovable Pets.
Bandit, a mixed-breed puppy, top, and Adele, a Pembroke Welsh corgi puppy, meet during playtime at a puppy class at Lovable Pets.
Eliana Agnew talks to Henry, her family’s poodle puppy, during class with dog trainer Linda Birtles at Billings Animal Family Hospital.
Jennifer McCandless works with Auggie during puppy class at Lovable Pets.
Owner Alex Howard works with Bandit during puppy class at Lovable Pets
Dash, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, greets Henry, a poodle, during puppy class at Billings Animal Family Hospital. Training classes help puppies get used to new people and different sizes and breeds of dogs.
Trainer Linda Birtles, left, rewards Ruger for a “sit” as she works with the German shepherd puppy and his owner, Misti Milligan, during class at Billings Animal Family Hospital.