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Dog saves disabled owner from burning home

April 1st, 2014
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A service dog who has been at Jerry Williams' side for the past 13 years guided him to safety as the house around them went up in flames. "She always takes care of me," said Williams. "Sweetie" helped the disabled man find a way out of his home on East Rancho Road. A cigarette started a fire inside the home on Tuesday afternoon. The ...

Dog saves owner’s life in fire drama

October 29th, 2013
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A HEAVILY pregnant dog turned life-saving hero when she woke up her sleeping owner after a fire broke out in his flat. Simon Spalding was unaware of the life-threatening situation in his home in Officers Row, Bramley, as his smoke detector was not working. Simon, 23, was sound asleep in the bedroom of his ground-floor flat at around 2.40am last Saturday and was oblivious to the blaze ...

The Adventures of Weimaraner Alice

July 3rd, 2012
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As a professional dog trainer and behavioral consultant, I often see the best, and unfortunately at times, the worst of human owner’s attitude toward the wonderful and intelligent animal we call the dog.  This story is of the latter. From a breeder’s perspective, the family that arrived to buy a Weimaraner puppy this particular day probably would have been like a ray of ...

The Perfect Hotel Guest – Dog Welcome

May 21st, 2012
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A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town, he planned to visit on his vacation. He wrote: I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room, with me, at night?" An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who ...

A Dog’s Purpose?

April 27th, 2012
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Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't ...