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Earlier this year, Jennifer and Shawn Tucker opened Hillside K9 Resort and Spa, Hillside K9 Kennels and the Hillside K9 Academy because they had nowhere to board their own dogs. VVN/Bill Helm

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Day in the Life of ... Shawn and Jennifer Tucker, dog utopists

CAMP VERDE - Shawn Tucker has always been passionate about dogs."I had a German shepherd when I was little," he says. "Mom took me to the dog's obedience classes. I fell in love with how dogs could think and learn."