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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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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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National War Dog Memorial

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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Ocho, Nemo, & Monroe: "Dogs on Call" provide comfort at Oso disaster Photo Credit: Kathy Knox

Therapy Dogs: An Exceptional Response to Catastrophe

Disasters often bring out exceptional response — and none may be more valued than the dogs who come to help find victims, and in this case, to also comfort them.

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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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