Rush is on to rescue animals stranded in Sandy's wake

Rush is on to rescue animals stranded in Sandy’s wake

By Laura T. Coffey, TODAY contributing editor [Mehdi Taamallah AFP – Getty Images] A resident and his dog are evacuated on Tuesday from a neighborhood in Little Ferry, N.J., one day after the superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast. Will dogs, cats and other animals fare as badly in Sandy’s wake as they did during […]

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Fun Facts

Fun, fact and fancy — Test your dog I.Q.

  1. What is the difference between a pedigree dog and a dog’s pedigree? 2. What’s the difference between a cross-bred dog and a mutt (mongrel)? 3. What is a “cur”? 4. What countries have cities that (tried to) ban dogs? 5. What is the Dam? 6. What is the Sire? 7. What is a […]

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Famous Dogs: Dug from Up

Famous Dogs: Dug, Movie Dog with Service Dog Qualities

Did you see the movie, Up? Dug the dog character in Up, embodies the ideal temperament and qualities of a service or therapy dog.

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Traveling with Pet Dogs in the Military

Pets in the Military: Dogs Traveling and Moving with Their Military Families

Pets in the military move with their families and often travel internationally. Planning and preparation in advance result in happier traveling with dogs. Special preparations need to be made for air travel with dogs.

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A military man hugs his dog

Pets in the Military: Should You Add a Pet to Your Military Life?

Pets in the military are the rule rather than the exception. Singletons or family people, military people love their pets and value their companionship as much as civilian people do. However, military members face some barriers to providing the best home for pets.

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Bob - Oil on canvas by George Earl

Assistance, Therapy Dogs and Pets in Art (Museums & Galleries)

If one searches through museums and galleries of art, you can, almost invariably, find portraits of intriguing characters distinguished by the dog on his or her lap, at their feet, in the fields or even, in their bed. But of special note are those museums and galleries dedicated to our canine and feline friends.  One […]

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Golden Retriever

Do animals have souls? (Part 3)

ANIMAL SOULS AND RELIGION Norman W Wilson, PhD Soul refers to that essence or life force in a living entity. In many early cultures, there was no distinction between human animals and non-human animals or trees, rivers, plants, mountains, or the heavenly bodies. All things were alive. The Ancient Egyptians called this life force Ka. […]

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Pat Brown-John "proofing" three dogs. (Note service dog on the left.)

Ask the Trainer: Follow-up: “Should I use treats in my dog training?”

Should you use treats to train your dog? We received so many questions regarding a previous post (“Should I use treats in obedience training?” – June 26, 2012), it was clear that “using treats in your dog training” is an important topic. We therefore decided to give the question of treats-in-training some additional attention in […]

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The $1.5 Million dog

Strange but true dog facts

Seven strange, but true, facts about dogs.

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Norman W. Wilson, Ph.D.

Do animals have souls? (Part 2)

ANIMAL SOULS/ ANIMAL SPIRITS/ HUMAN SOULS by Norman W Wilson, PhD Many people who have pets, without a doubt, believe them to be an integral part of the family circle and grieve for them when they die. Furthermore, many believe their beloved pets have souls. The question is not new. Mankind has wondered about animal […]

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