It's never too late to train your dog. These 6 tips can help you get started : Life Kit
If you recently searched the internet for "dog trainers near me," there's a good chance you became immediately overwhelmed by the options, certifications and vocabulary. There is a lot of information out there! So we consulted some experts on where to start. Here's what they say.npr.org
Dog rescued 7 days after landslide
Dog rescued A dog was rescued from its home nearly a week after a landslide. (KIRO7.com)SEATTLE, Wash. — A dog that had been trapped in the rubble of a home destroyed by a landslide has been rescued and is back with its family. >> Read more trending newsJames Fritts and a relative stopped by his property to collect belongings from the wreckage of Fritts’ Seattle home. A landslide on Jan. 7 hit the Fritts’ home after part of a hillside gave way and buried part of the house. https://t.co/jF1jMPqzev pic.twitter.com/U0QvLB2IyN — Deedee Sun (@DeedeeKIRO7) January 8, 2022The Fritz family had another dog that had died in the landslide, KIRO reported.wftv.com
🔓SHOW US: It’s ‘National Dress Up Your Pet Day!’
Yes, ‘National Dress Up Your Pet Day’ is a thing. The unofficial holiday celebrated on January 14, started in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige, according to <a href="https://nationaltoday.com/national-dress-up-your-pet-day/" target="_blank">National Today</a>.
Croatian rescuers praise dog's care for hurt mountain hiker
Croatia Hiker's Dog This photo provided by Croatian Mountain Rescue Service shows a hiker and his dog during a rescue operation at Mount Velebit, in Croatia on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. “Friendship and love between man and dog know no boundaries,” the county’s mountain rescue service wrote on Twitter Tuesday. The accident occurred late on Jan. 1 more than 1,700 meters (5,600 feet) up Mount Velebit, that stretches along Croatia’s Adriatic Sea coast. (Croatian Mountain Rescue Service via AP) (Uncredited)ZAGREB, Croatia — (AP) — And it wasn't a Saint Bernard. The accident occurred late on Jan. 1 more than 1,700 meters (5,600 feet) up Mount Velebit, that stretches along Croatia’s Adriatic Sea coast.wftv.com
Firefighters rescue dog from California freeway overpass
Dog rescued from California freeway overpass. Firefighters used a ladder truck to help the small dog down to safety. (El Segundo Fire Dept/Facebook)EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — A small dog that somehow wound up on a highway overpass in California was saved by firefighters in El Segundo Monday. This dog was saved by firefighters after he was found on a California freeway overpass. (El Segundo Fire Department/Facebook)At this point, it’s unknown whether the dog has an owner or how it got on the overpass, KTLA reported.wftv.com
Alabama man accused of shooting dog in neck with crossbow
Dog injured: A dog was injured after an arrow from a crossbow pierced its neck earlier this month. (Walker County Sheriff's Office)An Alabama man is accused of shooting a dog through the neck with a crossbow earlier this month, authorities said. >> Read more trending newsRalph Lynn Woods, of Jasper, was arrested Saturday and charged with a felony count of cruelty to a dog, AL.com reported. According to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page, Woods was found by deputies hiding under a mattress at an area residence. The dog was rescued by the Walker County Humane Society on Nov. 3, WBMA reported.wftv.com
Wisconsin authorities say they shot a man connected to Chicago homicide. Police dog is also wounded in shootout at Kenosha County gas station.
Kenosha County sheriff’s deputies have shot and wounded a man they say was driving a stolen vehicle connected to a Chicago homicide, officials said Thursday.chicagotribune.com
Firefighters cut concrete block wall to rescue dog missing for five days
Dog rescued Gertie, a dog that had been missing for five days, was rescued from behind a concrete brick wall. (Cincinnati Fire Department/Facebook)CINCINNATI — A dog that had been missing for five days is back with its family thanks to firefighters who cut a concrete block wall. >> Read more trending newsGertie’s owners searched high and low for their missing dog, thinking that a neighbor took the dog or it was hiding somewhere safe. Truck 20 Dog Rescue There have been missing posters up in Northside for five days in hopes of someone finding Gertie. Today a homeowner heard a dog crying behind the garage wall and called us to check it out.wftv.com
9 ideas to help if your dog exhibits panic, separation anxiety-related behavior
That means there’s a whole lot of dogs staying home alone for the first time in more than a year. Be kind to your dog; dogs crave reassurance. Hire a pet sitter to stay with, or regularly check in on, your dog when you’re away. Begin to leave your dog at home for small increments of time and build from there. The most effective step: Work with a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, who can coach you in developing and following the right evidence-based treatment plan for your dog.wftv.com
How to Train Your Adventure Dog for Anything
Here are six things to keep in mind when training your dog for ultimate adventuring. Build Physical StaminaIf you want to raise the bar from casual walks to longer outdoor adventures, you must do so gradually, says Tracey Hagan of Pawsitive Purpose Dog Training. “See what your dog does,” Hagan says, noting that you should always check her body language for signs of fatigue. Don’t Forget About Mental FitnessJust like humans, dogs need mental stimulation to build their intelligence and trail smarts. From nutrient-dense recipies designed to support puppy development to the protein-rich Original Dog Food, ORIJEN nourishes your adventure dog the way nature intended.outsideonline.com
Crews rescue man and his dog from fire at Orlando outdoor furniture store
ORLANDO, Fla. – Crews rescued a man and his dog from a fire at an Orlando outdoor furniture store, according to the fire department. It is believed a power line fell outside of the Sunbrite Outdoor Furniture store on Irene Street Wednesday night causing the exterior of the building to catch on fire, according to investigators. Fire crews said a man and his dog were inside the building at the time. [TRENDING: Missing Fla. woman found naked in storm drain | That’s not lint: Family finds snake in dryer | So Florida: Gator swims with shark]AdFirefighters had to rescue the man and his dog from the building, according to investigators. The dog and the man were not injured in the incident.
Dog euthanized after owner tied animal up in park and shot it, Cocoa police say
COCOA, Fla. – A dog had to be put down after its owner tied the animal to a tree and shot it with a shotgun at a public park on Sunday, according to the Cocoa Police Department. Police were called to Bracco Pond Park along Shearer Boulevard Sunday for reports of a man shooting a dog, then taking off in a red Hyundai SUV, according to a police report. According to police, the officer placed Beavers in handcuffs and then searched the SUV, finding a shotgun in the trunk along with ammunition. When questioned, Beavers admitted to shooting the dog after it had tried to bite him and his girlfriend, records show. Beavers said he took the dog from his home in Rockledge and drove it to the park with the intent to kill the animal, according to the report.
ADOPTED: Dog who spent over 200 days in shelter finds loving home
Orange County Animal Services announced Saturday that Tonka was adopted by his new family. To make things even better, the family adopted their new four-legged family member on National Adoption Day. ***ORIGINAL***A dog that has spent more than 200 days in the Orange County Animal Services shelter is in need of a forever home. [TRENDING: Gov: Vaccine coming to Florida ‘relatively soon’ | CDC: Avoid Thanksgiving travel | Georgia presidential race recount results]“Tonka is a handsome boy, who can definitely turn on the charm,” said Diane Summers, manager for Orange County Animal Services. If you are interested in making Tonka yours, email the shelter at email@example.com to get more information.
WATCH: Dog involved in vicious attack caught on video taken from home
WILTON MANORS, Fla. – A woman and her dog were mauled by an aggressive dog Sunday while walking in a Wilton Manors neighborhood. Now, Broward County Animal Control has removed that aggressive dog from the home, according to News 6 sister station WPLG in Miami. On Monday, Wilton Manors police and Broward County Animal Control arrived at the house and Animal Control could be seen taking the dog. Animal Control said the dog is now in quarantine after the dangerous and bloody attack. She told Maria and her injured dog to get into her car, but the aggressive dog tried to jump in, too, the woman said.
Rocket needs forever family after 220 days in Orange County shelter
Update: According to Orange County Animal Services, Rocket has been adopted. Rocket has spent more than 220 days in Orange County Animal Services' shelter and he’s ready for his forever home. Shelter officials said Rocket is high energy and needs an adopter who either has a yard for him to run or someone who can exercise him frequently, according to shelter officials. Rocket is up for adoption at Orange County Animal Services. (Orange County Animals Services)“When Rocket first arrived, COVID-19 wasn’t truly here, it hadn’t changed life yet, just to put in perspective how long this dog has been with us,” said Diane Summers, manager for Orange County Animal Services.
Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky
In this photo provided by the Burke County Rescue Squad, a member of the Burke County Rescue Squad rescues a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Pisgah National Forest in Morganton, N.C. The dog was not injured, but was starving and dehydrated, according to the rescuers. (Burke County Rescue Squad via AP)MORGANTON, N.C. – A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole — and it took a salty snack and some straps to lift him to safety. The bikers called for help and led rescuers more than a mile to the stranded animal, where they repelled into the sinkhole, enticed the starving dog with some beef jerky and raised him to safety using a harness, the rescue squad said. The dog was not injured, but was starving and dehydrated, according to the rescuers.
These steps will keep your pet safe if a hurricane hits where you live
A carrying crateWhen dangerous weather hits, it’s a good idea to have a pet carrying crate for your animal so you know they will be safe inside. Freeman suggests doing some pre-crate training so when an emergency strikes, it’s not your animal’s first time going in. That means having an ID on the collar, or one step further: making sure your pet is microchipped. A pet emergency kitHaving an emergency kit on hand in case something disastrous happens will save you so much stress in the long run. That’s another reason why having a pet carrier can keep your dog or cat out of harm’s way.
Florida man shot, hospitalized after dispute over unleashed dog, police say
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A dispute over an unleashed dog prompted two Florida men to pull out their weapons and exchanged gunfire. One man ended up hospitalized, and both were arrested on charges of gun possession by a convicted felon. Joseph Tyrone Scott, 39, and Dewayne Mavins, 35, were jailed on Wednesday, The Gainesville Sun reported. Frank Kinsey said the argument began over Mavins walking his large dog while unleashed. Scott was shot in the chest and lower leg and treated for non-life threatening wounds.
VIDEO: Missing dog found at site of New Year’s Eve crash, deputies say
FLAGLER COUNTY – A dog that went missing following a car crash on New Year’s Eve was found Saturday at the crash site, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Max, a Chihuahua who went missing following the crash, appeared and was reunited with his owner after deputies left food at the scene for the dog, deputies said. Since the crash, food has been left at the site in hopes of locating Max, deputies said.
Pet owners who fail to walk dogs face $2,700 fine
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CNN) - Dog owners could be fined up to $2,700 (AU$4,000) if they don't walk their pets at least once a day under new legislation recognizing animals as sentient beings in the Australian Capital Territory. The Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Bill, which became law on Thursday, imposes a range of strict penalties in a bid to improve animal welfare. Owners can face heavy on-the-spot fines if they fail to provide basics like shelter, food and water. People who confine dogs for 24 hours must also allow them to move freely for the next two hours or face prosecution. "Modern animal welfare is about considering how an animal is coping both mentally and physically with the conditions in which it lives," ACT City Service Minister Chris Steel, who secured the bill, said in a media release.
Duane 'Dog' Chapman under doctor's care after medical incident
(CNN) - Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of WGN America's "Dog's Most Wanted," is being monitored after a medical incident over the weekend, a representative for the TV star tells CNN. "I can confirm Dog is under doctor's care and is resting comfortably," a representative for Chapman said in a statement, following reports he'd experienced a heart-related emergency. When asked to clarify the nature of Chapman's medical issue, the representative did not immediately respond. Chapman became known to television audiences via "Dog the Bounty Hunter," a reality TV series that aired from 2004-2012. His late wife, Beth Chapman, starred alongside him on both his current and former series until her death in June.
Study: Dogs help owners maintain heart health
Pixabay(CNN) - Dog's aren't just our best friends, they're also good for our health, new research suggests. The latest was this year, in 2019, when researchers again looked at about 2,000 people with no history of heart disease. The researchers compared the cardiovascular health scores of pet owners with those of petless people. But then they compared dog owners with everyone else and found that no matter their age, sex or education level, they benefited the most in terms of cardiovascular health. The study included many factors that determined the health of the heart and arteries, like showing that dog-owners tend to also have a healthier diet than other pet-owners -- thus contributing to a better cardiovascular health.
Dog Chapman says late wife's items taken in store burglary
(CNN) - Dog the Bounty Hunter is hunting whoever stole his late wife's personal items. Duane "Dog" Chapman is offering a reward for information about the burglary of his family's store in Edgewater, Colorado. Beth Chapman died of cancer in June in a Honolulu hospital. The pair and their son Leland also starred in CMT's reality series, "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt," from 2013 to 2015. They later revealed during the A&E special "Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives" that she was cancer-free.
Dog the Bounty Hunter's Store Robbed, Late Wife Beth Chapman's Personal Items Stolen
A Colorado store owned by Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, was burglarized and some of his late wifes things were stolen. Thousands of dollars of clothing and Dog and Beth merchandise were allegedly stolen from the Edgewater business Thursday, according to the Blast. Personal items of his late wife, Beth Chapman, were also taken, including her personal bounty hunting gear. Beth's personal items were organized into a makeshift memorial for her inside the store, according to the site. https://t.co/TEUKHjOkvH Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) August 2, 2019A photo of the building shows the door boarded up after the incident.
Beth Chapman, wife of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter,' dies after battle with throat cancer
Beth Chapman, 51, passed away Wednesday after battling throat cancer. The wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Duane Chapman died at a hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii after going into a medically induced coma earlier this week. "Dog" tweeted about her death saying, "Its 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Its 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 26, 2019Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Cheezin' dog goes viral
A dog that is going up for adoption is also going viral thanks to his toothy grin. The cheesing pup can smile on command. The camera-loving pooch's pearly whites have already earned the video over 12 million views on Facebook. With a smile like that, he should have no problem finding a forever home.
Dog found in Indiana six years after it went missing in Texas
Dog found in Indiana six years after it went missing in Texas A Yorkie named Bailey, who disappeared from his Texas home six years ago, has been found. Now efforts are underway to unite Bailey with his long lost family. WISH-TV's David Barras reports.cbsnews.com