Speech pathologist teaches her dog to use a soundboard and now it communicates in sentences

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

Trailing vs Detection

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

Missing 80 year old woman found after 4 days

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

Responsibility in owning dogs is an absolute!

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!

“Bully breeds.” Misunderstood or in need of more responsible owners and training?

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?

Very sad outcome to a local murder case

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