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No further from our hedge lined drive is that which motivates Doobie, six year old American lab. This puppy mill rescue fella, champion leg lifter, thinks access to vertical leafy green surfaces for a good whiz is like the holy grail of dogdom. Being a clever human, (at times) I utilize that which motivates our labs for training and encourage clients to think that way also.…

Photo: Kentucky Humane Society …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. You can get a lot of information about dogs online. Some can be quite good, some can be very poor, and often, for the novice, not-so-novice, and even the occasional professional, it may be difficult to ferret out what is the best method.  You will always find information to support one side or another, but…

By John Bell Young Known to millions for his popular Animal Planet program, SuperFetch, Zak George has explored new training territory, teaching dog lovers and trainers alike new and unprecedented ways to connect with their dogs. Zak George with his Border Collie, Venus From training dogs to bowl, to gently persuading them to take out the garbage, to developing extreme…

Of all people, I comprehend the need for speed, that feeling of freedom, the oh so liberating rush of air past one`s face. I grew up skiing (both snow and water) snowmobiling and motor boating. My Dad was a champion in that most crazy of Canadian sports, ice racing. Probably the need for speed is in the genes. Thus I understand the attraction of…

Melody Jackson, an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has developed technology that is giving dogs a voice, an ability she says is crucial for search and rescue, bomb detection and therapy dogs. The dogs wear vests equipped with sensors that can send either audible cues or text notifications to a smartphone (Photo: WTVR) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Melody Jackson has…

Tamandra Michaels lives in San Diego, Calif., and her best friend is a four-legged dog named Justice True – her service dog. “Justice True [is] my smart, amazing, talented boy who has a very special behavior that he started doing all on his own- pushing me in my wheelchair,” said Michaels. Tamara Michaels and her service dog Justice True Last…

THE most important thing you can do for a puppy is introduce them to the world in a positive way. Puppies are genetically programmed to learn about and explore their future world up until just over 4 months of age. Everything that they will see as adult dogs should be introduced to them as pups if it is at all…

We all know dogs are capable of doing some pretty amazing things – saving their families from house fires, detecting that a child has stopped breathing.  Now one who was just hours from being put to sleep has gone through flight school and become the first dog to fly a plane. Staffy-Collie mix Shadow was chosen out of thousands of…

Rookie is one of two goldens who retrieve bats at Trenton Thunder games. Photo: Trenton Thunder———————————- If you want something that amounts to a giant stick retrieved, you’d best go with a professional. This – and the fact that everyone loves a cute dog! – was likely behind the decision to allow pooches on the field where the Trenton Thunder…

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