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Dog Lovers Wanted

Want to start career in the pet industry? Soft skills have gained popularity when it comes to pet-related jobs and an honest love for animals often trumps experience or training. Learn which skills employers are searching for. [...]

Forgotten 9/11 Heroes – Search & Rescue Dogs

Detection dogs worked in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Search & rescue dogs were trained to locate and rescue disaster victims. The human-animal bond through the eyes of a photographer in a well-deserved tribute to the K-9 heroes of 9/11. [...]

How To Discover Your Dog’s Unique Healing Talent – Interview with Judy Fridono, Surf Dog Ricochet’s Trainer

Surf Dog Ricochet is the first-ever dog to provide canine-assisted surfing therapy, after jumping on a surfboard with a quadriplegic boy in 2009. In addition to her work as a therapy dog for individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities, such as children with autism and veterans with PTSD, she is a great example of how valuable innate talents, instincts, and out-of-the box ideas can be. [...]

Assistance Dogs

Assistance, guide or signal dogs, for people with autism or diabetes, for medical alertness or mobility; we tell you what they do and their differences. [...]

The Impact of Animal-Assisted Therapy And Activities

Learn more about how the healing power of pets was discovered as well as how animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and animal-assisted activities (AAA) came about. Find out what the importance of AAT organizations through our series of interview with volunteers or the executive members of organizations that work to make the world more dog-friendly. [...]

Through The Eyes Of A Musher – Interview Series

Dog-powered sports are one of the oldest manifestations of the human-canine bond. In the sport of mushing underlays a legacy of fundamental values and skills that could be considered as vital life lessons. To learn more about this wonderful activity, we interviewed mushers from different parts of the world. [...]

Cairo, A Navy SEAL Hero Dog

All about the canine solider from the Navy SEAL team. Dogs that can detect bombs, jump from planes, and work professionally on land, air and water. [...]

15 Best Sled Dog Breeds – Part I

15 best sled dog breeds.The first article of the series featuring the most sought after breeds and traits for mushing, bikejoring & other harness dog sports. [...]

The Healing Power Of Pets

The effect of pets in hospital patients & the health benefits provided. The healing power of companion animals conveyed through the story of a small dog. [...]

How Did Dog Breeds Emerge?

What does a Chihuahua have in common with a Great Dane? Dog breeds emerged more than 100 million years ago, learn more about the origin of dog breeds. [...]

And The Winner Is…Uggie!

The story of Uggie, a Jack Russell Terrier that was abandoned twice and became a canine movie star. He inspired a movement to support his Oscar nomination. [...]

Do You Know Where Dogs Come From?

Learn how the evolution of humans & wolves became one of the most beautiful inter-species friendships in history. How the human-dog bond changed over time. [...]