Very Good Dogs: Hero Dogs in the News Show Loyalty and Bravery

An Alaskan Malamute named North and a Shiloh Shepherd named Tinsley made the news recently for showing incredible dedication and love for their owners. North was out hiking with his owner on a snowy mountain in Croatia when the man slipped and fell. The man hurt his leg and couldn’t move. North used his body … Continue reading Very Good Dogs: Hero Dogs in the News Show Loyalty and Bravery

January is National Train Your Dog Month

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is celebrating its 9th annual National Train Your Dog Month by providing lots of helpful training resources for dog owners. The APDT will be offering a variety of free webinars with tips for teaching your dog several essential behaviors: sit, down, stay, wait, coming when called, and walking … Continue reading January is National Train Your Dog Month

External Extraction Technique (XXT) Helps Choking Dogs

An emergency veterinary clinic on Long Island made the news recently when two dogs were brought in within an hour of each other, both in life-threatening choking situations from swallowed toys. One of the dogs had swallowed a tennis ball and the other one swallowed a rubber ball while playing. The staff performed a procedure … Continue reading External Extraction Technique (XXT) Helps Choking Dogs

New York Passes Two New Animal Welfare Laws

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed an animal welfare legislative package into law recently. The first law is S.4254/A.4075, which prohibits insurance companies from refusing to issue or renew, cancel, or charge or impose an increased premium for certain homeowners’ insurance policies based solely on the breed of dog owned by customers. The second is … Continue reading New York Passes Two New Animal Welfare Laws