Thursday March 6th, 2014 at 03:00 AM
How much time do you spend each day training your dog? If you answered 30 minutes, An hour, or even Three 10-minute sessions, youre wrong. Oh, I believe that youre working on specific skills during those periodsbut the truth is that youre training your dog 24 hours a day, every day.
Dogs are masters of prognostication. They might not be able to tell you the winning lottery numbers, but they sure know that when you grab that long thing with the metal clip on the end, a door will open and a walk...
Wednesday March 5th, 2014 at 04:31 AM
CEDAR POINT Christine Goodier, a 66-year-old travel writer who is totally deaf in one ear and nearly deaf in the other, has learned to navigate life without hearing sounds most people take for granted.
She has depended mainly on others, such as her husband, to alert her to sounds associated with daily tasks such as answering the door when someone knocks. But as her deafness has worsened, its becoming increasingly difficult.
At home my husband has to tell me when the microwave or dryer beeps. I...
Monday March 3rd, 2014 at 05:33 AM
RICHMOND, Va. Frank is a small puppy with a big head, bigger spirit and 172 Facebook fans and counting.
It took four months for the Chihuahua-dachshund mix to be adopted much longer than his five littermates, who were snatched up quickly.
At 8 weeks prime adopting age Frank had a seizure related to the cause of his abnormally large head. He has a buildup of fluid in his brain, or hydrocephalus.
The puppy known for his love of cameras and eating leaves while on walks was a high risk for...
Wednesday February 26th, 2014 at 04:47 AM
You think your dog can sit and stay? You might want to check out the pooches in Budapest, Hungary, that managed to be still for eight-minute stretches in a brain scanner without twitching their tails or moving their bodies more than three millimeters.
The 11 border collies and golden retrievers, in fact, equaled or bested their 22 human cohorts in the first-ever comparison of functional magnetic resonance imagery between man and his best friend, said Attila Andics, a neuroscientist at Eotvos...
Friday February 21st, 2014 at 02:00 AM
The Sidekick Seriesis a short web-documentary series that features adopted pets and their humans. Its mission is to raise awareness for animal adoption and encourage all pet-seekers to rescue/adopt. In two to three minutes segments they tell a meaningful and adorable story about a cat or dog, how they came to be adopted by their owners, and what their life is like now.
Hans Gruber, the wiener-dog mix from down south, stars in the second episode of The Sidekick Series a web documentary series...
Thursday February 20th, 2014 at 03:00 AM
A search dog in training made what her handler described as an unexpected rescue this week, possibly averting an exposure-related injury near an Anchorage trail.
Echo, a 3-year-old mixed-breed husky from Bethel, has spent the last two years training with the Backcountry Alaska Rescue K-9 team, or BARK-9. The team trains dogs for wilderness search and avalanche rescue.
Her handler, Jayme Schroeder, 26, works the night shift as a pediatric nurse at Alaska Native Medical Center. The back of his...
Wednesday February 19th, 2014 at 03:00 AM
Love takes many forms, and humans are fortunate in being able to express in poetry and song the depths of their affections.
In the past 10 weeks I have come to share my life with a kind and sensitive soul unable to verbalize his feelings on Valentines Day. He also cant order rose bouquets, purchase heart-shaped candy boxes or mail out mushy yet heartfelt greeting cards.
Such are the shortcomings of being a dog.
I think I can intuit what it is the dog would most like to express to the folks who...
Tuesday February 18th, 2014 at 03:36 AM
Caleb Acost has gone through more in his 15 years than most adults do in a lifetime.
Ive gotten used to drinking my pills, drinking like 15 pills at night, Caleb said. But the only thing that it affects is my energy.
The Florida teen has been diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. He has undergone brain surgery, rounds of radiation and physical therapy.
No words can describe the pain that we feel watching your child go through pain and having to take medication. You know, he was healthy just six...
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