Ever wondered why dogs are so important in our lives? Maybe you already suspected owning a dog has palpable benefits for her humans. Turns out it’s true, and some of them are actually measurable. For thousands of years in fact, dogs have been helping people—as protectors, as shepherds of livestock, even as beasts of burden—and not least of all as our best friends, loyal to a fault. What are the tangible benefits of that connection? A goofy dog makes us all laugh, but how does that laughter improve our health? And we ‘dog people’ do find ourselves walking more every week—but how much more? Let’s look at some of the advantages of having a dog by the numbers.Read More
Is That a Real Service Dog? (Or Is it Just Someone’s Pet?)
Looks can be deceiving—do you know how to spot a fake service dog? In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of “Assistance Animals” turning up in public places, helping their handlers who suffer from a wide variety of disabilities and afflictions. At the same time, unfortunately, there has also been an increase in confusion about these animals, which has sparked some controversy. This can be distressing to those who legitimately depend on a service dog to help cope with everyday life.Read More
Infographic: Facts About Military Working Dogs
We have posted many times about the incredible work that military working dogs (MWD) have done and continue to do in conflicts all over the globe, so let’s take a little time this Veterans . . .Read More
Infographic: Is That a Real Service Dog?
We have posted many times about the problems caused by people who try to pass off their pets as service animals to gain entry to restaurants, businesses, and even airplanes. Because pets . . .Read More