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Have you ever wondered about the first service dogs? Who trained them and what types of tasks did they perform? Were dogs considered "family members" as they are today? Or were they nothing more than tools? We thought it would be interesting to take a...

I recently had the opportunity to interview Karen at the Helping Paws Therapy Dog Program. She told me about the important work that they do and what it takes to become a therapy dog. What is Helping Paws? Helping Paws is a nonprofit team group that coordinates...

Dogs are naturally social creatures, but they are also territorial. When it comes time to introduce two dogs, a basic understanding of dog behavior can help ensure that the meet goes well. Tips for Introducing Two Dogs Once you know a bit about dog behavior, you'll see that...

A Service dog is a truly amazing animal. Their single-minded devotion to their owner and the work they do exemplifies why dogs are man’s best friends. What is a Service Dog? The written definition of ‘service dog’ details the work they perform but fails to account for their...

Dogs certainly are human's best friend. They serve as companions, fellow laborers, and even as protectors. For those with disabilities, a dog can give them a measure of independence that they wouldn't otherwise have. Demand for a fully trained service dog is high, and the waiting...