Think you’ve seen a dog do everything? Think again! Watch this Australian Shepherd Mix get ready to play Frisbee.
Most dogs can do something special. But there’s only one dog like Tucker: he is said to be world’s only whale-tracking dog, according to a recent New York Times article. The black lab mix has a nose for orca scat (feces), which contains valuable information for researchers. Here’s a snippet from the article.
“For Tucker, though, it mostly comes down to his ball toy, which he plays with in exuberant, wild abandon, tossing it into the air and staging crouched bouts of tug of war with Ms. Seely. When a fecal sample is found, the researchers carry it toward him and then substitute the ball at the last second, reinforcing the connection between work and reward.”
Photo Credit: Matthew Ryan Williams for The New York Times.
What’s better than one Corgi puppy? Ten Corgi puppies! Watch them romp and go crazy in this 90-second video.
Like this video? Check out this other story about a special Corgi.
It seems like we hear about an unbelievable dog rescue story every couple of weeks. Add this one to the list.
On December 27 Barbara Bagley was in critically injured in a car accident that killed her husband. Her 4-year-old Shetland sheepdog Dooley (pictured right) bolted from the scene. Bagley, who suffered a concussion, broken ribs, a shattered wrist and two punctured lungs, never gave up hope that Dooley would be found safe in the Nevada desert. Her other pup Delaney (pictured left) was killed in the crash.
On January 6, before a search for Dooley began, what appeared to be the dog’s remains were discovered by the interstate, about 225 miles east of Reno. Bagley’s husband died from his injuries the same day. More than three weeks later, someone reported seeing a “Lassie-type dog” near the scene. Eventually, on February 18, Dooley was tracked down and rescued–53 days after the accident. He had survived on roadkill and scattered water sources. He lost 24 pounds. Dooley’s return has dramatically improved his owner’s mood. Here’s more from the Associated Press:
While Ms Bagley is still going through the grieving process over her husband’s death and recovering from her injuries, Dooley’s presence has picked up her spirits immensely.
‘He’s the physical and mental affection that I need to recover,’ she said.
‘I owe him so much for the hope I have now and the renewed faith I have in prayer. Dogs are so great because of their unconditional love.’
The New York Daily News posted an article on Wednesday about moving tips for dog owners. Moving can be a stressful and confusing time for your pup, so check out this list of suggestions and recommendations. And be sure to read the full article for more insight. Here are the highlights.
Prepping him for the move – A few kind words of encouragement. Just reassure your pup that everything will be okay.
Something old, something new. Bring some familiarity to the new space. Don’t rush to replace his stuff just because you’re moving somewhere new. Then again, rewarding him with new treats upon a successful move is always encouraged.
Boxes away. Keep him occupied with a good chew while your packing and unpacking. Keep his things at hand for easy access during the moving process.
Chemicals and Canines. New paint and cleaning supplies can stink up the house and create an unsafe environment for your pup. If you don’t have a safe space for him outside, ask a friend to be a dog sitter, or use products whose labels clearly say they’re safe for pets and children.
In the end. Just remember that moving is a big change for your dog. Take the time to make sure you’re making the transition as easy as possible for your friend.
Does anyone else have moving tips?
Usually we only ask our dogs to pick up one ball at a time. But this yellow lab can handle triple the workload. Looks to be pretty proud of it too. Can your dog do anything goofy like this?
Here’s what’s been happening this week in the world of dogs.
Couple at loss to explain why husky fatally attacked infant son [The Globe and Mail]
‘Alarming trend’ among dog breeders [Press Association]
DOGTV: First TV Channel Just for Canines, Caters to “Home Alone” Dogs [Dogster]
What the dog is trying to say: Dogs and other dogs [9NEWS]
Ever heard a cat bark? (Yeah, neither had we!) Well, you’re in for a real treat. Check out this video of a cat doing his best dog impression. But then, when the cat notices his owner, he returns to his feline form.