on Saturday June 1st, 2013 at 11:00 AM
A new US study from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado shows that households with canines are home to more types of bacteria than dog-free dwellings. Youll find particularly high concentrations of dog-related microbes on television screens and pillows.
We wanted to know what variables influence the microbial ecosystems in our homes, and the biggest difference weve found so far is whether you own a dog, says Dr. Rob Dunn, co-author of the study. For example, there...
on Friday May 31st, 2013 at 11:00 AM
You cant tell by looking at Rudi that shes different from any other dog.
The energetic young pit bull-mix loves to play and loves the attention of her owner, Angi Holt-Parks, who lives in the Point Place neighborhood of Toledo.
But Rudi has a disability: Shes deaf. Ms. Holt-Parks and her husband, Don, are learning American Sign Language the same used by and with deaf people and teaching it to the dog to communicate with her.
So far, she has learned the hand signals for potty, no, good girl,...
on Thursday May 30th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Watch Floyd Tibbetts and his dog, Rocky, on an outing in the forest near their Susanville home, and they could be any man and his dog enjoying the day in the outdoors.
In fact, both are lucky to be here today and they owe their presence to the bond between them and the happenstance that brought them together.
Rocky little resembles the half-starved, abused animal that showed up one day at the Lassen County Animal Shelter. He was skin and bones. A buckshot wound peppered his side.
It took days of...
on Wednesday May 29th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Chaser isnt just a 9-year-old border collie with her breeds boundless energy, intense focus and love of herding virtually anything. Shes a grammar hound.
In experiments directed by her owner, psychologist John Pilley of Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., Chaser demonstrated her grasp of the basic elements of grammar by responding correctly to commands such as to ball take Frisbee and its reverse, to Frisbee take ball. The dog had previous, extensive training to recognize classes of words...
on Tuesday May 28th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
As the therapist walked down the hall at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Monday morning, his nails clicked against the tile and his blonde tail wagged back and forth.
Nurses called his name across the hall and a receptionist leaned over her counter to pet the therapy dog.
Ill hear while I walk down the hall: Theres a dog in the hospital! said Tobys trainer Carolyn Crowe. He likes (going to) the floors because hes the rock star there.
Together, Crowe and Toby, a big yellow dog, walk from room to room...
on Sunday May 26th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
On Friday, dog rescuer, Debbie David, was traveling on Interstate 29, through Missouri, on her way back from a rescue transport.
David came upon a large, black dog standing in the middle of the road. She was able to stop her car, and the other vehicles around her skirted David, and the dog, as well.
Though David attempted to coax the dog into her car, and away from danger, the dog had other plans.
The dog made it clear that she needed help, barking at David until she realized that she was to...
on Saturday May 25th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
A blindfolded Graham Clifford is amazed at how carefully and safely Benny leads him as he spends the day at a training center.
With his big brown eyes, Benny is undoubtedly the most attractive guide Ive ever met.
We exchange glances before his tongue extends . . . and his tail wags.
Ive come to the Irish Guide Dogs National training center in Cork to experience for myself what its like to walk with the aid of one of these amazing animals.
On the drive down to Cork the questions pop into my head....
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Yesterday, Carol Kuruvilla of the New York Daily News presented quite an inspirational story about Captain Morgan, a rescued one-eyed Dachshund that was reunited with his former foster mother Eva Armstrong. Armstrong had been instrumental in saving the little special needs fellow from the throes of death. Eva is just one of many rescuers working with Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.
The great thing is, dogs are much more intuitive than humans often give them credit for. They realize who their...
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