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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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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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When Your Service Dog is Refused Entry

What would you do if you have a qualified service dog, but someone prevents you from entering his or her business? A quick review of the regulations is included in this post.

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Service Dogs Teach Children to Read

Did you know that a service dog can help teach a child to read, and sometimes do a far better job than any specialized tutor or teacher ever could? If you’re thinking, “How can a dog teach my child to read?” Read on, as the latest research confirms this remarkable process.

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Why a Dog Sticks His Head Out The Window

Driving down the road, you glance at another car going by and the bright jacket of a service dog catches your eye. A fuzzy head is hanging out the rear window, snout turned into the free-flowing breeze, fur blowing fiercely as the car speeds off.

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A Puppy for Christmas

You’ve seen the adorable videos and pictures of a beautifully decorated box to be greeted with a puppy jumping out to lick your face. It makes for some adorable photos and Christmas morning videos, but before you give a puppy as a Christmas gift, consider these tips.

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A Four-Legged WWII Veteran – How the Very First Therapy Dog Got the Job

In honor of Veteran’s Day, here is the story of a K-9 combat hero who was not your typical “war dog.” His name was Smoky; he may be the first therapy dog as well as a combat hero who saved the life of the soldier who found him.

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Reversal of Fortune: An Extraordinary Story of a Guide Dog

In an extraordinary reversal, a young British blind woman with a seeing eye dog, has an operation that partially restores much of her vision. Then, her guide dog loses her vision and the young woman becomes her “seeing eye” guide.

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Can you hear me now?

As our population ages, hearing dogs trained to aid the deaf, could also become a critical asset for thousands of people who have seriously diminished hearing.

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The Newfoundland as a Service Dog?

Larger dogs might be more helpful as service dogs for some types of disabilities, such as balance. The Newfoundland is highly regarded for its calm disposition, stable temperament and working history. What are the pros and cons for using this breed as a service dog? With help from McKenzie, the “Newfie” belonging to Tom and […]

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