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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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A spokesman for Home Bargains said: "Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome in all of our stores.
Burnadette Clutton with her Labrador assistance dog Maisy
However our survey has shown that the majority of assistance dog owners have been refused access to somewhere.
Canine Partners fundraiser Dale Gormley, who has organised the event, said: "Besides the walk itself, there will be loads of activities - face painting, tombola, a demonstration from one of our amazing assistance dogs and much more.
Regular visits and training from the charity's instructors continue for about 6-12 months until the dog is assessed and recognised officially as a fully fledged medical alert assistance dog, accredited in line with Assistance Dogs UK and Assistance Dogs Europe regulations and guidelines.
Those wanting to raise puppies or learn how assistance dogs help thousands of people every day will find a new appreciation for the special bond between dogs and their owners.
Upon discovering that some canines don't graduate from the non-profit Assistance Dogs of the West training program, the Newtons adopted a "release dog" named Chutney and became active members of ADW.
Passengers needing to use the assistance dog service must inform Flybe at the time of booking and need to provide a certificate from the organisation from which they received their dog as well as its Pet Passport.
Passengers who need to use the service must inform Flybe of this on booking and need to provide a certificate from the organisation from which they received their assistance dog, plus their dog's Pet Passport.
For instance, the Assistance Dog Institute in Santa Rosa, California.
Sample topics include raising a dog for seizure alert and response; taming the teenage assistance dog; and including an assistance dog in the classroom.
Assistance dog trainers and instructors teach dogs to help people with disabilities how to live independently.

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