A Brief Introduction to the Airedale Terrier

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Airedale Terrier
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William D. Jones, MD, has practiced occupational and preventive medicine in the Oklahoma City, OK, area for more than two decades. In addition to his medical activities, William D. Jones, MD, spends time training his Airedale terrier and serving as dog show secretary with the Irish Setter Club of OK.

The Airedale terrier is a strong, versatile breed. However, the Airedale is not the dog for every household. Before reaching out to a trusted breeder or rescue organization about an Airedale, individuals and families should consider the dog’s behavior, energy levels, and temperament.

To start, the Airedale is a sporty terrier that demands a good deal of daily exercise. A dog that does not receive proper physical stimulation can growth lethargic or aggressive. Similarly, Airedales are keen learners. This trait is advantageous for attentive, supportive owners, but can result in destruction and mischief for families that lack the dedication necessary to successfully train a dog.

The Airedale responds well to positive reinforcement. This is the case for many breeds, but some owners prefer dogs that can be instructed under more physical styles of training. Such individuals should avoid Airedales. Finally, Airedale terriers should be raised in high-activity homes. While the overwhelming majority of Airedale owners told the American Kennel Club (AKC) that their Airedales got along well with children, other pets, and in training scenarios, 48 percent reported their terriers to dislike extended periods of time alone.

The SWAT Academy Angel’s Foundation Helps Kids Play Sports

SWAT Academy Image: swatacademy.net

SWAT Academy
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William D. Jones, MD, treats patients at his private practice in Oklahoma City, OK, with a focus on occupational and preventive medicine. William D. Jones, MD, also helps local children through his sponsorship of several baseball and softball teams, as well as his support of the Angel’s Foundation at the SWAT Academy.

The 20,800-square-foot SWAT Academy is an indoor baseball and softball training facility in Oklahoma City. It features a 10,000-square-foot indoor practice field and ten batting cages. The facility has Iron Mike and Pro Batter automated pitchers, baseball and softball trainers, and a full workout area.

SWAT Academy teams all raise money to support the Angel’s Foundation. SWAT players raise money through hot dog sales, annual poker tournaments, and home run derbies. All of the proceeds from their efforts go directly to the Angel’s Foundation.

The nonprofit foundation funds scholarships for SWAT players who need financial assistance. The Angel’s Foundation believes that financial hardships should not prevent children from playing the sports they love, and it seeks to help by sponsoring children in need.