Behavior

Improvised Training Results in Fewer Dog Shootings by Police

Lt. Mark Stanmeyer says the officers will begin a new training session on the subject in September, but in an email said “but right now we are focused on homicides and non-fatal shootings.” Read more

World’s First Wingsuit BASE-Jumping Dog

“My main philosophy with pet behavior, as well as my own behavior, is that an exercised and tired dog is a well-behaved dog. Additionally, whatever I do, I bring Whisper if at all possible.” Read more

Hero Dog Leads Drivers to Unconscious Woman

“I could see a pair of legs hanging out of that doorway, so I walked closer,” said Tony. “The dog was chasing me and barking the whole time.” Read more

Family Unhappy with Service Dog’s Training

“We were told she would be able to pick up peanut residue on your fingers,” Judy said. “They made me believe it was my fault.” Read more

Kittens Just Can’t Resist Hugging This Dog

“Lucas and I have fostered eight kittens so far. Seven bottle babies and another current special needs cat,” said Karen. “Yes, Con has gotten hugs from each and every one!” Read more

Dogs are Being Trained to Sniff out Prostate Cancer

The testing being done to see if dogs can in fact sniff out cancer in a similar way to the various other organic compounds they have been trained to pick up. So far, the testing has about a 98% accuracy as to dogs being able to detect prostate cancer. Read more

Deaf Dog Finds Forever Home with Deaf Woman

Cindy Koch has always wanted a deaf dog. When asked why she would give the same reply every time. “Because I’m deaf and we want to relate to her, and understand how she feels- (we) want to communicate with her through signing, teach her signing.” Read more

Dog Carries Abandoned Newborn Child to Shelter

“She took it like a puppy and rescued it,” Chief Salcedo told CNN. “The doctors told us if she hadn’t done this, he would have died.” Read more

Silly Dog Chases Birds and Gets Stuck on Roof

There was nothing the pet owners could do to bring the silly canine inside. Firefighters were called to come rescue the pet. Read more

And You Think You Sleep Strangely?

This position is not just for sleeping, however. She also plays with chew toys this way, and even prefers gnawing a tasty bone up there, too. Read more

Four-Legged Car Vandal Caught on Tape

Now that “the culprit has been identified,” the canine delinquent will be stopped before inflicting future damages to private property. Read more

Great Dane Accused of Attacking Dog Cleared by Investigation

“Following completion of an investigation, including a canine autopsy of Buddy, which was authorized by his owner, it was determined that there were no puncture marks, crushing or other identifiable cause of death of Buddy. Further, the County has been unable to locate the other dog witnesses describe was involved. Additionally, the County had a behavioral review conducted of Zeus,” says Colene McEntee. Read more

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