Therapy dogs' memory lives on in new trainee

Therapy dogs’ memory lives on in new trainee

A therapy dog took on the pain of others while holding in his own, and his owner is hoping to train other dogs in his memory. Leroy Jethro Gibbs, known as “Gibbs” to most, collapsed into his owner’s arms on Oct. 28 after working another full day of healing people. A trip to the vet that night revealed a …
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Greenbrier shelter has animals in need of forever homes

When he contacted the man who owned the dog, he refused to come pick him up, he said. “A friend of mine was in rescue and she knew somebody that wanted to adopt him in Pennsylvania,” Weaver said. “At that time, this lady did agility training.” Agility training for dogs is a competitive sport that …
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Year in Review 2017: The lighter side of the Times… People make news every day, with heart …

Giving high-fives, making waves and riding a skateboard aren’t just teenage antics; they’re also a few of the tricks being mastered by four-legged students at the Positive Pawz Dog Tricks class in Fenton. Kellie Smith is a certified professional dog trainer who teaches this class in a rented space behind …
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Woman honoured for work with assistance dogs

The founder of a charity which trains dogs to help people with life threatening conditions has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Kotuku foundation founder Merenia Donne with her medical assistance dog Arica, who has been with her for 11 years. Photo: (C) Craig Bullock …
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South from Alaska

“When I moved to Alaska I found dogs give back to you emotionally,” Bogart said. “Horses are rewarding, but nothing like a dog.” Bogart and her husband David met in Alaska where he worked as a pilot for Fed Ex and they married in 2012. She also started mushing in 2012 with a leased and trained dog …
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