Tech Talk with Intel: Will Robotic Dogs Guide the Blind?

Will robots and other technology replace guide dogs? I’ll never forget the first day of service dog team training. One of the first things the trainers told us was, “Your new dog is not a robot.” And, here we are 20 years later talking about robots as assistance dogs. Intel’s technology, as it relates to assistance dogs, was recently discussed …

Assistance Dogs in the Workplace: Wayne Wicklund and Snow Shadow

Hearing Dog Snow helps Wayne Wicklund with his work as a computer tech and webmaster. In the International Assistance Dog Week newsletter, we’ve been asking people to share their stories of their dogs in the workplace. Anne Wicklund wrote in from Arizona about her husband Wayne’s hearing dog, Snow, and Snow’s successor, Snow Shadow. — I have to tell you …

Assistance Dogs in the Workplace: Kate Bales and Bonnie

Kate Bales and Assistance Dog Bonnie work together on nonfiction and fiction writing. In the International Assistance Dog Week newsletter, we’ve been asking people to share their stories of their dogs in the workplace. Although she describes herself as semi-retired, Kate Bales has found a new career as a writer. Here’s the story submitted by Kate Bales about her retirement …

Assistance Dogs in the Workplace: Lisa Loftis and Diabetes Alert Dog Ija

High School teacher Lisa Loftis and her Diabetes Alert Dog, Ija, work at the Creative Education Preparatory Institute (CEPI). In the International Assistance Dog Week newsletter, we’ve been asking people to share their stories of their dogs in the workplace. Here’s the story shared with us by Lisa Loftis.—— Language Arts teacher Lisa Loftis and her Diabetes Alert Dog, Ija, …