Working Dogs Can Sniff Out Flaws In Whisky And Wine Barrels

Those who have spent time at whiskey distilleries in the past may have run into a furry friend or two – hardworking distillery cats that roam the hunt for rodents attracted by barley. Although the role of this moulting may have changed over the years, some gained fame beyond their lifespan through naming rights to… Continue reading Working Dogs Can Sniff Out Flaws In Whisky And Wine Barrels

‘Stay away from the snake’: Rattlesnake aversion training for dogs offered at Frandy Park

A muzzled rattlesnake used to train dogs to avoid rattlesnakes m | Marianne fountain Concerned residents of the Kern River Valley can register their dogs for “rattlesnake aversion” training at Frandy Park Campground in Kernville from June 6-7. The training takes about 15 minutes, is offered by Natural Solutions Enterprises, and costs $ 75 per… Continue reading ‘Stay away from the snake’: Rattlesnake aversion training for dogs offered at Frandy Park

A year in, Franklin schools says therapy dogs are a huge success

Second graders are working on a math game together, but one of them is having trouble with a problem. A white Labradoodle senses their struggle and encourages them. The girl pats the Labradoodle Hiro before going back to work. Scenes like this happen every day at Northwood Elementary School and Webb Elementary, where Millie, a… Continue reading A year in, Franklin schools says therapy dogs are a huge success

Flushing Dogs for Grouse and Woodcock

Ruffed grouse can run and woodcock can walk away from pointers, giving blushing dogs the benefit of hunting and making birds flip wings. (Chris Ingram photo) May 30, 2021 By Jerry Ray Cacchio I’ll be the first to admit that for much of my career I’ve focused on training, testing, and judging flushers across the… Continue reading Flushing Dogs for Grouse and Woodcock

Service dogs, volunteers thank Greater Naples firefighters at training

As Cortana slowly approached firefighter Justin Leal, those present were silent on Saturday at Greater Naples Fire Rescue Station 75. The only sound that could be heard was from the fully equipped Leal’s oxygen mask as he waited for the Labrador Retriever service dog. Cortana immediately felt comfortable with Leal. It could have had something… Continue reading Service dogs, volunteers thank Greater Naples firefighters at training

Global corps of dogs being trained to sniff out COVID-19

BANGKOK – Bobby was a good boy. Bravo too. Angel was a good girl, and when she sat with her furry hindquarters sliding a bit on the tile floor, she lifted a paw for emphasis, as if to say it’s that cotton ball that my sharp nose identified and that smells like COVID -19 “The… Continue reading Global corps of dogs being trained to sniff out COVID-19

Cannabis treatment for sick dogs lags behind US, but Colorado expert urges caution

Paddy is a 15 year old golden retriever, very popular but slow on his feet. Important points: US studies have found that dogs had fewer seizures when treated with cannabinoids – compounds found in cannabis It was noted that there were fewer side effects for the dogs Veterinary cannabis use has yet to be approved… Continue reading Cannabis treatment for sick dogs lags behind US, but Colorado expert urges caution