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2014-07-11 23:08:59

People with physical disabilities and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are just some of the increasing numbers of people partnered with assistance dogs. But are these service dog teams welcome in the workplace? Or is an assistance dog an impediment to employment? Research results and advice from experts are available to both employees with assistance dogs and employers to help create successful employment outcomes. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 People...

2014-05-20 23:09:15

Through Memorial Day, VPI Spearheads Donation Campaign at Paws4Heroes.com Brea, California (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 As Memorial Day approaches, we honor and remember our fallen military heroes. Additionally, in honor of our wounded warriors, Deckers Dogs is teaming up with Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) to raise money to help fund the rescue, care and training of service dogs for our military veterans returning home with disabilities. Through Memorial Day (May 26), VPI will donate $5 (up to...

2014-05-05 23:00:29

Fidelco's annual Open House event was attended by hundreds of families from across Connecticut. Bloomfield, Conn. (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation opened its doors and training kennels this past weekend, attracting hundreds of families and dog lovers from all over New England to its Bloomfield campus. Saturday’s Open House event offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of a Fidelco Guide Dog from “pup to partner,” featuring puppy playtime,...

2014-04-30 23:06:25

Fidelco is one of less than a dozen accredited guide dog training organizations in the United States and 80 in the world. Bloomfield, Conn. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Celebrated each year on the last Wednesday in April, International Guide Dog Day honors the life-changing partnerships between man’s best friend and people who are blind. On this day and throughout the year, the Connecticut-based Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation salutes guide dog training organizations across the globe that share...

2014-02-04 23:24:43

Top dog trainers use Von Falconer Way to prepare puppies for real world scenarios. Moorpark , California (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 An estimated 50 million of the Americans currently living with disabilities could benefit from the assistance of a service dog. In order to become eligible to enter the service field, dogs must undergo thorough training to prepare them for real world situations. As foremost authorities in training Golden Retriever puppies, Golden Meadows Retrievers uses the...

Harness For Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog And Owner
2014-01-02 09:26:41

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna A guide dog communicates with a blind person via a harness and its handle. Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) have investigated for the first time the forces guide dogs are exposed to during their work. Physiotherapists and movement analysts compared three types of harness to find which is best for the dog and the owner. The results were recently published in The Veterinary Journal. Guide dogs lend...

2013-12-31 23:02:51

Susquehanna Service Dogs launched a fundraiser to raise money to support new dog SSD Eva and her future puppies, who will become service dogs. All donations can be made online. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/susquehanna-service-dogs-a-service-dog-s-journey-begins Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Susquehanna Service Dogs launched a new crowdfunding initiative to support their new dog, Eva and her future puppies. Eva, who arrived in Pennsylvania on November 6 from Guide Dogs...

2013-10-09 23:26:06

Professionals Turn Pups into Good Canine Citizens Moorpark, California (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 According to the American Kennel Club, Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds in America. The intelligent dogs are often used in media spots, and have been featured in movies such as "Air Bud". They make excellent family pets and are in demand for use in field trials, hunting, and as guide dogs for the blind. In response to the growing number of uses for the breed,...

2013-09-24 23:02:24

Recognizing there is a deeper bond between canines and humans than meets the eye, CarePoint Health has introduced a new pet therapy program. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 CarePoint Health is pleased to announce the establishment of a new dog therapy program at each of its three hospitals, Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital, and Hoboken University Medical Center. According to Therapy Dogs International (http://www.tdi-dog.org/), pet therapy has positively influenced...


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