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Dog Love (A Post for Valentine’s Day)

When I was a researcher, something I was sensitive to were complaints from the general public that their tax dollars were being wasted on silly research projects. Then I’d hear a litany of those which did, at least superficially, seem useless in that they seemed to only verify the obvious. But, and here’s the big […]

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Tightening the Leash on Fake Service Dogs

Having a service dog is a privilege, but it comes with the not so great benefit of a disability serious enough to warrant the need for such a dog. Unfortunately, like those who use a handicap sign for parking when they are perfectly able to walk, more and more people are claiming their precious pooch […]

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How NOT to greet a service dog.

What is the correct way to greet a service dog — or any dog for that matter. Here are the “dos & don’ts.”

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Giving Thanks To All Our Dog Heroes

Thanksgiving: A time to remember and give thanks. The dogs in these stories, who have saved numerous lives, remind us to be grateful. To them, and to all the canines in our world, whether they be highly-trained service dogs or just the excitable puppy dashing about our feet we give thanks.

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Solving Dog Behavior Problems

Behavior problems preclude many service dogs from completing their training AND are the primary reason dogs end up in shelters. Tom Clarke, Marketing Manager for the Australian company, “Greyhounds as Pets,” has composed a brilliant infographic outlining and simplifying this serious problem.

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Help for Grieving Dogs

People often grieve deeply when they lose their dog. But the opposite may be no less true. Here are some signs of a grieving dog and ways to help.

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What Zodiac signs tell us about your dog

Consider these astrological signs to explain your service dog or pet dog’s personality.

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“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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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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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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