Study Source: The Influence of Interactions With Pet Dogs on Psychological Distress Ask anyone who owns a dog and they’ll tell you they feel better when their dog is close and studies have been done to show Serotonin increases from just looking at your dog. The problem is there hasn’t been a lot of scientific […]
A bill before the California Assembly might change the way police K9 units are used in the state. Assembly Bill 742 does not intend to prevent law enforcement agencies from using dogs, but it would prohibit dogs from being used as crowd control or for capturing a suspect, said the bill’s author, Assemblymember Corey Jackson
New police dog finds digital storage devices to help catch child predators in Mississauga and Brampton, a first in Canada
The newest dog to fight crime in Mississauga and Brampton comes with the unique ability to sniff out digital storage devices. Harley is the first dog in Canada trained to seek out digital storage devices that may be related to the exploitation of children, Peel Regional Police said in a press release today (March 30).
Reposted from Military.com Working dogs are an integral part of modern military life, but dogs have been accompanying humans into combat since before recorded history. Alexander the Great’s dog, Peritas, took down a charging elephant. An unnamed Newfoundland rescued Napoleon during his escape from exile on the Isle of Elba. The Dog of Robert the Bruce (yes that
Dogs and handlers get first class seats on flights home after helping with earthquake rescues in Turkey
Rescue dogs who were part of the recovery efforts following the recent earthquakes in Turkey have been treated to first class and business travel on their journey home, courtesy of Turkish Airlines. A spokesperson for the national flag carrier told The Independent that it was “the least we could do to show our appreciation for these heroic dogs’ sincere and heroic
A new Australian study focused on defence veterans’ mental health has found strong evidence that assistance dogs used in conjunction with traditional therapies provide the most effective treatment outcomes. Almost a quarter of them are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress in their lifetime. Three major themes emerged from the study: that assistance dogs were a “life