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Superpower Dogs!

Lovey and I had the pleasure of visiting with producer Taran Davies about his upcoming, giant, 3D IMAX family adventure movie, Superpower Dogs (www.SuperpowerDogs.com). This innovative film captures the magic of working dogs across the globe. Taran said the film highlights canine superheroes including dogs that brave avalanches, bring animal poachers to justice, protect us from danger and lift our …

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Lulu The Funeral Dog

It seems like every week we are hearing about a new job that a dog is performing. I always say that we are just at the tip of the iceberg in our awareness of how canines and humans can work together. We are just on the brink of discovering the vast amount of talent and capabilities that dogs have to …

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Working for a Second Chance

Lovey, Franz and I enjoyed an amazing time visiting with the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility’s (SNMCF) Prisoners and Animals Working for Success (PAWS) program. These determined inmates are taking unwanted dogs from the Mesilla Valley Animal Services Center in Las Cruces, NM, and giving the dogs basic obedience training and hope for adoption and a second chance at life. …

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Ayurveda for Dogs: Pursuing Your Dog’s Perfect Health

With all the talk lately about the benefits of meditation and other ancient Ayurvedic practices, have you ever thought about how your dog might benefit from such alternative practices? I was curious about meditation and decided to visit the Deepak Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California, a few years ago. I thought Dr. Deepak Chopra (author of Perfect Health …

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: 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, …

Assistance Dogs in the Workplace: Kathy Taylor and Hearing Dog Janet

Kathy Taylor and her CCI Hearing Dog Janet travel a lot for Kathy’s job as a System Designer-Engineer with CenturyLink In the May issue of the International Assistance Dog Week newsletter, we asked people to share their stories of their dogs in the workplace. Here is a story shared by Kathy Taylor.  —————-From the moment I received my Hearing Dog …

Is your holiday party going to the dogs?

Whistle likes the holidays but isn’t sure about the reindeer antlers he’s wearing right now As the holidays roll around again, many of us are preparing to host an annual holiday party. As you prepare your guest list, does it include someone partnered with an assistance dog? And if so, do you know how to make sure all your guests, …