Blog Entries ( dog training )

Tackling those little accidents

March 19th, 2014
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Anyone with a young puppy or old pooch will know that little accidents are inevitable and unfortunately for the owners, soft furnishings such as rugs and sofas can seem like the perfect place to go when nature calls. This was a lesson which I learnt the hard way when dog sitting for an elderly golden retriever named Ellie. Ellie would spend her day sitting contently on ...

Search dog makes unexpected rescue on a cold night

February 20th, 2014
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A search dog in training made what her handler described as an unexpected rescue this week, possibly averting an exposure-related injury near an Anchorage trail. Echo, a 3-year-old mixed-breed husky from Bethel, has spent the last two years training with the Backcountry Alaska Rescue K-9 team, or BARK-9. The team trains dogs for wilderness search and avalanche rescue. Her handler, Jayme Schroeder, 26, works the night shift ...

Dog whisperer turns rejects and strays into K-9 officers

December 19th, 2013
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The teen boy lay wedged between rocks on a Rhode Island hillside, injured and bleeding, as search parties scoured the woods around him. Police knew he was nearby, but after 24 hours without success they’d grown frustrated, and the boy’s parents had grown more worried, knowing time could be drawing short. Then a big furry family dog, a 130-pound Swiss Alpine named Hannibal, came bounding over ...

Dog that used to be scared of the wind is now helping his owner with canine coaching

December 11th, 2013
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A dog that was once so terrified of anything that moved that his owner feared it might be kinder to put him down is now helping other animals get over their problems. German Shepherd Olla would get so easily frightened that the sound of running water, the wind in the trees and even litter bins would make him howl in terror. However, since the three-year-old dog was ...

Dogs remember as well as humans

July 22nd, 2013
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The memory of dogs is more human-like than previously thought, allowing our furry pals to copy our actions, even after delays. The discovery, outlined in the latest issue of Animal Cognition, means that dogs possess what’s known as “declarative memory,” which refers to memories which can be consciously recalled, such as facts or knowledge. Humans, of course, have this ability, as anyone playing a trivia game demonstrates. ...