Roundup 68: Favorite Dog Articles & Videos of the Week
From why owning a dog may add years to your life to a heartwarming dog recuse, here’s some of my favorite dog articles of the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Favorite Dog Articles of the Week
Why Owning a Dog Adds Years to Your Life
A scientific look at how our dogs benefit us – both physically & mentally. “We’ve long known that man’s loyal companion can offer therapeutic benefits to trauma victims and soldiers with PTSD. Now we’re discovering that trained dogs can work as effective diagnosticians, too, sniffing out early- and late-term cancers, Type 1 diabetes, and malaria.”
Baby Steps Help Our Reactive Dog to Keep Moving Forward
A great look at how important it is to realize that training is done in steps. It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see immediate results, but when it comes to dog training remember that progress is progress, regardless of speed.
5 Things I Wish You Knew Before Euthanizing
Such a hard topic to write about, yet this vet tech shares some personal insights that made me realize it’s something we all struggle deeply with. “So, when you are crying over the pet that you have loved for years, I assure you, I have nothing but respect for you. I respect how much you care. I respect your ability to make such difficult decisions. I respect your bravery.”
Should You Touch Dreaming Dogs?
This is some good advice that I need a reminder on from time to time. Laika has a lot of crazy dreams, and I’m often tempted to wake her up immediately. “Apparently no matter how well trained and loving your pet may be, waking them from an REM sleep could be asking for a snarl, growl or even worse – a bite.”
How My Dog Saved me From Depression
Touching look at how our dogs can help us through the toughest of times. “The only thing that consistently helped me feel better as a child was locking myself in my room with the family dog. The dog didn’t judge me, hurt me, or insult me. The dog just loved me.”
Prisoners Rescue Deaf Dogs From California Wildfire
Heartwarming story of the recent rescue by prisoners that helped save the lives of 45 dogs from a wildfire. “The inmates looked after the animals for five days, scrubbing kennels, bathing them, feeding them and giving them love and attention.”
Favorite Dog Videos of the Week
A very sweet daily dog hug.
Such a heartwarming story.
Dogs in Pinellas Trained to Detect Cancer via WFLA