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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...

2013-11-05 12:27:34

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Nov. 5, 2103 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio Center Total Production, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., launched a month long contest Friday to benefit "Canines for Disabled Kids" (CDK), a small non-profit that helps children discover, apply, and obtain service dogs to help with a variety of disabilities. During "No Shave for the Kids November", Studio Center male staff members will grow all sorts of facial hair including beards, mustaches and/or muttonchops. For...

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...

Dogs Sniff Out Blood Sugar Diabetics
2013-08-20 16:08:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that dogs are capable of detecting abnormal blood sugar levels in humans, and a new study from scientists at the University of Bristol in the UK indicates that dogs can be trained to alert their owners when their blood-glucose levels are reaching dangerous levels. The British researchers set out to discover if specially trained ‘glycemia alert dogs’ could reliably match blood sugar tests taken...

2013-07-31 23:32:36

In honor of International Assistance Dog Week, Guiding Eyes for the Blind is inviting Westchester residents to get involved in the non-profit’s mission to transform lives through a number of special opportunities for volunteerism and philanthropy. Held August 4-10, International Assistance Dog Week was created to recognize the devoted, hardworking service dogs that help individuals achieve their goals in life. Yorktown Heights, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 In honor of International...

2013-07-24 23:19:45

As the variety and number of assistance dogs grows, how can they be better integrated into the workplace? New research initiative will support both employees with assistance dogs and employers. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Did you know that assistance dogs include guide dogs, service dogs, hearing dogs, seizure and diabetes alert dogs, PTSD dogs and more? Increasingly, assistance dogs of all types are transforming the lives of their human partners in a multitude of ways....