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John Tortorella won’t coach at All-Star Game because of sick dog

Jimmy Hascup , USA TODAY SportsPublished 1:10 p.m. ET Jan. 27, 2017 | Updated 2:15 p.m. ET Jan. 27, 2017

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John Tortorella will miss the NHL All-Star festivities in Los Angeles this weekend because one of his dogs is sick.

The Columbus Blue Jackets coach, who was to fulfill the same role for the Metropolitan Division, also did not coach Thursday against the Nashville Predators.

“I appreciate so much the number of messages I have received since the announcement (of missing the event),” Tortorella told The Columbus Dispatch. “But this absolutely is not an emergency. I want to clear that up. read more

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Another fun activity you can do at home with your dog that can turn into something you can compete with is DISC.  Disc Dog or also known as Frisbee Dog is a legitimate dog sport with competitions across the country.  In these competitions, dogs and their people compete in different categories such a distance catching or free style catching. Freestyle catching is when the dog jumps over and around his handler catching discs.  Distance is exactly how it sounds, you and your dog are judged by the distance of the throw/catch.  Disc Dog is a way for dog and handler to build a close working bond together.  The equipment is very inexpensive, it’s simply a few frisbee discs you can pick up at any pet store.  There are discs in different sizes for different sized dogs. read more

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