Below are items that caught our attention about dogs, dog training, service work, and just fun with dogs. To view older posts, use the News & Ideas tab.
Show is Dec 7 at 7:30 pm and Dec 8 at 2 pm. Come enjoy the lighting and especially the dogs and their tricks. See on pictures from our dress rehearsal.
Wounded, injured military veterans are training service dogs to assist other vets as part of the wounded vet’s own therapy. Details in this NBC News video.
Wounded vet turns to dog training as transition from military to civilian life. Now he’s planning to expand his year-old training school. First connected to dogs who were in a K9 unit assigned to his own platoon in Iraq.
Sara Purewall provides an overview of 7 apps for various aspects of dog training from logging potty training to teaching tricks. She concludes while she wishes they would substitute for actually training — they don’t replace that effort, just supplement it.
Just as human vets need new opportunities when they return from war, so do their canine partners. Here is a Washington Post story about the transition to police work. Story also deals with some difficulties in the transition.