https://www.upworthy.com/speech-pathologist-teaches-her-dog-to-use-a-speech-pad-and-now-it-communicates-in-sentences While checking the news just now, I found this super cool article about this incredible way of teaching our dogs to communicate with us. I'm going to give it a try. This should be FUN! I hope you all take the time to read the article, and view the short video clips. It's amazing … Continue reading Speech pathologist teaches her dog to use a soundboard and now it communicates in sentences
You’ve heard these words, but what do they really mean, as far as dogs are concerned? What's the difference between trailing and detection? In a nutshell, not much really! Trailing is detection, and detection is simply the dog using his olfactory abilities to locate his target odor. It doesn’t really matter what that odor is; … Continue reading Trailing vs Detection
https://www.navytimes.com/flashpoints/2019/10/28/injured-military-dog-who-chased-down-al-baghdadi-returned-to-full-duty/?utm_source=clavis The heroic MWD (name not released due to OPSEC), that helped to take down ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is fully recovered from his injuries, and has returned to duty with his handler in theater.
https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/missing-butte-falls-woman-found-alive Big CONGRATULATIONS go out to our local Jackson County Sheriff's office Search & Rescue team. Tuesday afternoon, SAR teams located an 80 year old woman, with Dementia, who had been missing from her home since early Saturday evening. JCSO SAR was assisted by other regional SAR teams, in their four day search. Several different … Continue reading Missing 80 year old woman found after 4 days
You know what I love about training and working dogs? Dogs don’t argue with you, they don’t try to ‘one-up’ you, and they don’t try to make you look like a fool; we do enough of that to ourselves. But as humans, we are so good at doing those things to others. And why do … Continue reading Why can’t we all just get along and support one another
https://www.ibtimes.com/man-dies-following-dog-attack-bennington-oklahoma-2838519 To go along with my previous post on dog attacks, this case is absolutely unacceptable, and it should be to everyone else! From what the article says, this owner and his dogs, have had at least two other cases of attacks on others, yet here they still are. I have to wonder 1) WHAT … Continue reading Responsibility in owning dogs is an absolute!
https://nadoi.org/pit-bull-responsibility/ Here is another great article that I found, this time on the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructor's (NADOI) website. This article is very well written and very full of truths, regardless of what many pet parents want to admit. I am not sure whether this link is going to show up and work, … Continue reading “Bully breeds.” Misunderstood or in need of more responsible owners and training?
https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/man-charged-in-mouseketeers-death-found-unfit-to-stand-trial This is not dog related, but a case here in the Rogue Valley, that made national headlines for weeks. It's a good thing that this suspect is getting the medical attention that he needs, considering the court's ruling that he "is a danger to himself and others." However, it's a shame that nobody was … Continue reading Very sad outcome to a local murder case
When did we, as dog owners, decide that our dogs must change their behavior, in order to suit our lifestyle? Much of dog behavior is innate, not learned. In my opinion, we are being completely unreasonable, and dare I say, arrogant, in demanding that our canine companions change their natural behavior, rather than it being … Continue reading A toy is just a toy…or is it?
https://www.kezi.com/content/news/Oregon-State-Police-hire-first-wildlife-crime-K-9-559990181.html K-9 Buck, OSP's newest member, is working to find illegal kills taken by wildlife poachers.