Pigs can be therapy animals too. So can horses and rats and cats and llamas and …

Pigs can be therapy animals too. So can horses and rats and cats and llamas and …

It started with dogs, which have been used for therapy in a variety of ways for years. Labradors and Golden Retrievers undergo rigorous training to be service dogs to aid people with disabilities. In addition, dogs can serve as emotional therapy animals, helping victims through trauma or therapy dogs at …
See all stories on this topic

Sara Carson wins National Dog Trainer of the Year Honour

Despite now being recognized as one of the top trick dog trainers in the world, the 23-year-old up and comer said, ”I don’t think I’ve ever been nominated for an award before. … It means a lot to me. I’ve been a dog trainer for about 12 years now. So just the fact that some people take time out of their day …
See all stories on this topic

Program Graduates First Service Dog

The Fairbanks branch of Paws for Purple Hearts is graduating its first veteran’s service dog. The national non-profit provides service dogs for disabled veterans, and involves them in dog training, as a form of therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.
See all stories on this topic

Marbleheader ‘PRoUD’ of her passion for puppies

“I was missing my dog but my resident coordinator was in this club … and I said I’ve gotta find that club. And I did.” The club works in conjunction with The Seeing Eye, a New Jersey based philanthropic organization that breeds, raises and trains Seeing Eye dogs as guides for the blind. Jepsky said the …
See all stories on this topic

Therapy dog relieves MATC Reedsburg students stress

… to ask if she would know anyone with a service dog who could come during the start of finals week. Knopf, who’s also the commandant for the Eagles Nest Detachment Marine Corps League in Sauk County, asked Cheryl Agen of Baraboo to bring her service dog in training for the day at the college.
See all stories on this topic

This Robot Dog Will Help Marine Special Operators Practice Triage

This Robot Dog Will Help Marine Special Operators Practice Triage

According to officials with MARSOC, which last held training sessions with the robot dog prototypes, the dog technology is under development by U.S. Special Operations Command and industry. The dogs, which look like Belgian Malinois, can move realistically and have limbs swapped out to simulate a …
See all stories on this topic

Zen Zone

“It can be used as a traditional slip lead, a no-pull head collar and a nontraditional slip lead where the collar can be set to the perfect size so there is no ‘cinching’ on the dog,” McClintick said. Next year, EzyDog will launch an innovative clicker training product, he added. PetSafe, a brand of Knoxville, …
See all stories on this topic

Meet the CIA’s newest ‘Puppy Class’ graduates

After four months of arduous training, three K9s graduated from the CIA Fall 2017 “Puppy Class” this week. Nicole, Indigo, and Freya passed the two required certification tests from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) that ensure …
See all stories on this topic

Friends Of Falmouth Dogs – December 8, 2017

An 11-month-old husky/shepherd mix with ice blue eyes, she’s still pretty much a puppy and needs exercise, training, consistency, training, someone around much of the time, and more training. And more exercise. Renee exhibits separation anxiety and will chew inappropriately if left alone too long.
See all stories on this topic

Reporting for duty: HPD welcomes new police K9

Sanczo, a one and a half year old German Shepherd, came to the department at the end of November after training for several months at Kasseburg Canine Training Center in New Market, Alabama. Sanczo’s handler, Helena Police Officer Marquese Jackson, will be with the dog at all times as he …
See all stories on this topic

Pittsburgh company says new kind of dog leash takes the pain out of training

Pittsburgh company says new kind of dog leash takes the pain out of training

“When you walk your dog, it puts your dog behind you,” Bryan Caudill said. “So what you’re doing is you’re disconnecting the negative energy that’s coming from the person on the leash.” Caudill said it gives owners more control in training and is a better option than a cinch collar, which can dig into a …
See all stories on this topic

Charges dropped against cop accused of letting dog attack woman

In June, Tuckerton agreed to pay $8,225.36 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by Cherry, alleging he was intentionally prevented from completing service training sessions and was not paid for at-home care of his canine. The borough forgave almost $17,000 in health premiums they had alleged Cherry …
See all stories on this topic

DA: Jersey Shore K-9 trainer stole cocaine meant for dog training

The head of K-9 training in Ocean County pleaded guilty this week to charges of official misconduct and theft after prosecutors said he stole cocaine intended to be used for canine training. Ocean County Sheriff’s Officer John C. Adams submitted the pleas Thursday following an investigation that began …
See all stories on this topic

Police ask community for K-9 program support

Their expertise could prove valuable to the city’s police force, and Bridges said his department could work with those officers as well as within the scope of other training programs. Ongoing training – for the officers and the dogs – is a key component of a successful program, Talkington and Goodfellow …
See all stories on this topic

MSU and Notre Dame: Rivals on the court, partners in safety

In terms of universities, MSU and Notre Dame are early adopters of Vapor Wake Detection Technology. Vapor Wake detection is a method for training and employing dogs for the detection of body-worn and hand-carried explosives. Developed at Auburn University, Vapor Wake dogs are specially trained …
See all stories on this topic