Blog Entries ( Talented Dogs )

Dog uses surfing skills as form of therapy for people

July 7th, 2014
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A dog with a bizarre love of surfing uses her skills as a form of therapy. Golden retriever Ricochet goes surfing with war veterans, children and the disabled to help cheer them up. She was originally turned down as a guide dog, as she kept chasing birds, so owner Judy Fridono tried to find another way she could help people. Judy took her to the beach near their ...

Meet Ruby, a dog who can play poker, shoot hoops and play piano

June 25th, 2013
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If you think dogs playing poker is just the name of an oil painting, trainer Rick Caran has a couple of canines he'd like you to meet. Caran, 68, is the man behind Ruby, a three-pound Yorkie who holds the title of "the world's only poker-playing dog." The tiny pup travels with Caran around the world, demonstrating her talents to rapt audiences at conferences, birthday parties and ...

Service dog arrives at college graduation in cap and gown, becomes celebrity

May 19th, 2013

A young woman and her service dog caused quite a stir over the weekend when they both showed up to her college graduation ceremony dressed in matching caps and gowns. On Sunday, this photograph -- which shows the graduate at the side of the stage in a wheelchair accompanied by her pooch -- went viral after it was posted online by Redditor tcjones54. "The girl and the ...

Blind dog has special talent

February 19th, 2013
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Many dogs like to play fetch but have you ever seen a blind dog play fetch? Chica is a happy border collie with a special talent that lives on the Knox Farm, in Clay County, Indiana. She is blind but you’d never know it from the way she runs around the farm chasing balls. ~ Courtesy of My Fox 10

D-o-g helps kids with reading, self-esteem

January 26th, 2013
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Maya's got a pretty cushy job. As she relaxes on a felt blanket in a corner classroom at Achievement First Bridgeport Academy in Connecticut, Maya listens to Hector Rivera sound out a short chapter book. Hector, 6, has an index finger under the words he is sounding out as his other hand rests against Maya's black fur coat. Maya's trainer, Avis Levine, resists the urge to correct any ...