K-9 care: Therapy dogs help patients recover at Sanford Bemidji

K-9 care: Therapy dogs help patients recover at Sanford Bemidji

Larson put his first dog, Diego, through therapy dog training after his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease several years ago, and the pair regularly visited her in her assisted living facility. Parthun’s family has been raising golden retrievers such as Skye for decades, and she said she …
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Smyth County canine deputy receives protective vest

“They found the dog and provided the training. The FBI also provided some training and allowed us to come up and train with them. They provided resources we didn’t have like a scent-transfer unit that pulls the scent off of something without having to touch it and puts it on a sterile gauze pad for the dog …
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Asheville native takes break from training for dogsled race

Dre Langefeld lives and trains with her dog team in Norway. They’re preparing for a 320-mile race in March with the goal of competing in an even longer race next year. Langefeld has been working with sled dogs for about six years, including some time in Alaska. She said working with the dogs makes …
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Judge Rules Against State On Greyhound Drug Testing

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) — Ruling in favor of two trainers suspended by the state after their dogs tested positive for cocaine, an administrative law judge on Friday said Florida gambling regulators have wrongly used an outlawed set of protocols to test racing greyhounds for drugs. Administrative Law …
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Where to adopt animals for free in Sacramento this holiday season

The Bradshaw Animal Shelter’s PB SOC group announced Dec. 20 that thanks to a new sponsor, they would be offering 20 free adoptions in addition to the 10 free adoptions they had offered earlier that week. PB SOC is a group that works at the shelter to give large dogs obedience training, time in play …
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