“Hark! Who goes there?”

Many hearing dogs have used their exceptional ability to save the lives of their deaf human partners. Our regular “Fido” friends have often done the same. Here are a few stories of these heroic canines.

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Pet Therapy

Book Review: Therapy Dogs And The Stories They Tell

The use of animals, particularly dogs, to help people through crisis, has been well documented. Less known, however, are therapists whose certified pets assist during the counseling session. This wise book documents numerous therapeutic sessions with the help of a trio of Brussels Griffons.

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Chubby Service Dog

Canine Fitness Explained via Clever Infographic

Service dogs, like humans and their canine pets, are exploding. And we don’t just mean in numbers. Here’s how to help your dog stay fit.

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Police Dog on a Plane

A dog story for frequent flyers. Oooohhh…. it’s good!

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Pet-Sitter for your Home

How to Select a Pet Sitter for Your Service Dog or Family “Fido”

Having a pet sitter, someone who comes into your home while you are on vacation has increased in popularity. Many organizations and individuals provide that service. It seems like a great idea — less stress for your dog and you. Still, giving your house keys to a stranger can be a big mistake. So, how […]

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Training a Service Dog: You can do it!

Would you or your family like to get involved in helping to train a service dog? Here’s a great infographic that spells it all out.

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Best Nutrients for Dogs: Taking the mystery out of food for your Service Dog or Pet Dog

The world of dog food has become just as complex as it is for we humans seeking a healthy diet. But, unfortunately, dog food isn’t as well understood. Here is a terrific “infographic” from a fine organization in Australia, “Greyhounds as Pets,” explaining what to feed your dog so he/she stays happy and healthy.

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Vapor Wake Detection Dog

Can a working dog save us from terrorist attacks?

There is a new type of working dog, trained specifically to combat the explosives used by terrorists. Unlike bomb dogs, which focus on a stationary object, the “anti-terrorist” trained dog can follow the vapor from explosives, which lingers in the air and on the terrorists’ clothes or body.

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A letter from your dog about privacy

Shawn Washburn’s dog writes to ask canine caregivers to pull-eze give their pooch a little privacy during those, ah-hem, moments when what goes in must come out. (I have a feeling we’ll be hearing from this dog again — Dr. B)

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Warm Weather Means Tis The Season to Deal With Shedding

Five key things to do to keep your service or companion dog healthy during the summer months.

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