Pet Power and Politics Celebrity Pet Trainer Bash Dibra Says "Behind Every Leash is a Vote"

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There are 75 million dog owners and 85 cat owners in the US.

Does every politician have to have a pet? How about every President? Does it help get votes in this election year? Throughout most of history almost every President has had a pet in the White House, mostly dogs, but for, some both a dog and a cat.

Bash Dibra advised and participated in the training of President Ronald Reagan's dog Lucky, a Bouvier des Flanders, to adjust from the confines of the White House to live at the First Ranch. Bash also recommended adding Rex, a small Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to the First Family as a traveling companion for First Lady Nancy Reagan.

He also advised and participated in the training of First Dog Buddy, President Bill Clinton's Labrador Retriever, to become a well mannered White House Dog and Canine Good Citizen. After all, as First Dog, Buddy has to represent all the dogs of the United States. And Sox, their cat, to be the Feline Good Citizen!

Bash is sure, of course, that all of today's Presidential candidates' pets are very well trained, but when one of them gets to the White House it may need a "refresher" course. And, Bash is waiting to help the next President's First Dog or First Cat (or both!)

Bash is an animal behaviorist, a renowned author of six books "Teach Your Dog to Behave; Dog Training By Bash, DogSpeak, CatSpeak; Your Dream Dog: A GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT BREED FOR YOU," StarPet, "How To Make Your Pet A Star," and a video and DVD "TEACH YOUR DOG TO BEHAVE." Additional information on Bash is available on his website at


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