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Deaf dog learns sign language

October 22nd, 2014
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DIVIDE – The Teller County Regional Animal Shelter is full of wonderful animals waiting to find forever homes. However, there's one dog in particular who's having a difficult time finding a new family. It's unfortunate, since most families don't know how talented he is. The dog's name is Connor, and he is a 1-year-old pup. Connor was born with something called Cerebellar Hypoplasia, which according to ...

Therapeutic dog training program UNC PAWS launches

October 20th, 2014
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Heather Nash is a client at the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Health. She is participating in the second session of a new program called UNC PAWS, in which clients are providing training to a group of shelter dogs to help them land in a permanent home.

PITTSBORO —As other trainers worked to teach dogs commands for “sit” and “heel” in a backyard at a therapeutic farm in Pittsboro on Thursday, Heather Nash petted a playful, energetic beagle named Rosie. Rosie seemed to be resisting obedience training. She stopped to roll in the grass on the way to the yard and had made a play for a bag of treats that Nash was ...

How to choose the right dog food

October 16th, 2014
Posted By: | Posted in Health and Nutrition, Tips

If you’ve ever gone to the pet store and stared, mouth open, at all the different options, you know how hard it can be to settle on a dog food. There are so many different choices, some of which you probably never would have even thought about. Of course, add the online dog food stores and there are hundreds and hundreds of options in ...

Campus Life: Drexel uses therapy dog at rec center

October 15th, 2014
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A therapy dog named “Jersey” has found a job across the river in Philadelphia. Drexel University has become the first in the country to host an on-site therapy dog in its recreation center year-round. Colleges are beginning to use therapy dogs to help students cope with stress, but few have dogs on campus full time. Studies show dogs can reduce blood pressure, lower anxiety and aid with ...

Gluten-detecting dog a lifesaver for Michigan woman

October 13th, 2014
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Last Christmas Eve, Dawn Scheu set a bag of groceries on the floor of the kitchen in her Gregory home and got busy putting them away. Her dog immediately started pawing at the back of her legs. "Willow, quit," Scheu admonished the German shorthaired pointer. From the other room, her husband yelled: "Is she indicating?" Scheu froze. Is that what was going on? Was her service dog warning ...