DOGEARED: Reviews of books about dogs by Sarah MeikleMost mothers struggling to relate to their teenage daughter would not immediately think that fostering a service dog puppy would be the answer to their problems. Yet, for Sharron Kahn Luttrell, it was. Having lost their family dog several years ago, Luttrell was...
“Rep. McGovern champions bill to fund training of service dogs for veterans”
I was delighted to see that funds are finally being allocated formally for training service dogs for veterans. Considering the shocking and heartwrenching fact that twenty-two US veterans commit suicide every day, it is long overdue. Hopefully it is just the beginning.
Gorgeous Belgian Groenendaels Doing Conservation Work
Groenendaels, jet black Belgian sheepdogs are saving more than humans according to “The Latest In Scientific Field Equipment? Fido’s Nose”, a recent article by NPR. This time they are saving an elusive species of turtles.
“Dogs’ behavior could help design social robots” according to Science Daily
Amazingly, the Science Daily reports that dogs will act socially with robots that do not visually resemble humans at all, however, only after witnessing a human having a social exchange with a robot. Fascinating.