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Graduation Day For Newly Trained Police Bloodhounds

WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) – Several South Florida law enforcement agencies have a few new four-legged officers on the force. Thursday, four bloodhounds and their trainers graduated from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Bloodhound Academy. 446 more words

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Dog handling - a vital and difficult part of search dog training

One of the biggest challenges, I’ve found, in search dog training is becoming a dog handler. I’ve been blessed with a smart dog who is willing to learn, and I’ve been an enthusiastic learner, but I think its been harder for me than for my dog! 899 more words

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More young women choosing dogs over motherhood

America’s next generation of youngsters should be called “Generation Rex.”

If you’re wondering why playgrounds around the city are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and getting their maternal kicks by owning handbag-size canines. 405 more words

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Indiana Lost Dog is Found in Alabama Five Years Later

Thanks to a microchip, Bella, a boxer mix dog was reunited with her family after she had been missing for nearly five years.

The canine belongs to Bryianna Portela and on April 7, 2014, the dog owner received a phone call from a shelter more than 300 miles away, letting her know they had her dog. 139 more words

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Rescue agency refuses to return dog to family after dog escapes from home

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According to NBC Philadelphia, a family in Plymouth Township, Pa., is upset because the rescue agency that they adopted their beagle from is refusing to return their dog to them after he escaped from their home last week. 436 more words

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Not all disabilities are visible

Not all disabilities are visible: Life with a Service Dog in the real world.

I never dreamed I’d ever have a Service Dog. I never dreamed I’d need a Service Dog. 1,054 more words

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‘Comfort Dogs’ Are Coming Back for This Year’s Marathon

Because snuggling with a pooch makes everything better.

With the Boston Marathon just a week away, residents in the city may be having a tough time coping with what happened last year, the memories of the tragedy likely still fresh in their minds. 362 more words

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