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Questions remain over Ligonier crash that killed police lieutenant, injured K-9
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 3:21 pm
Ligonier Township police Lt. Eric Eslary often worked the midnight shift, his K-9 partner, Blek, by his side. ?He loved to work at night with the dog,? township Supervisor Timothy Komar said Tuesda...
Owners of slain dog in Wyckoff challenge police account
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 2:58 pm
Wyckoff ? A burglary investigation, a dead pet and differing accounts related to both mark a tragic event last week on Lawlins Road that has left many in this quiet community shaking their heads. D...
Training dogs all in a day's work for Tyrone couple
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 2:31 pm
Lori Grigg introduced Jack Grigg to the world of dog ownership when she gave him a puppy as a wedding gift. They spent the late 1980s and 1990s teaching obedience classes in the evening while worki...
Brian O'Neill: Rachel Carson Trail challenge pays off for most
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 2:13 pm
Steve Mentzer, events director, credits Leo Stember with coming up with the idea of a challenge in 1996. It?s loosely based on the famed Iditarod, without the dogsleds or snow or racing (at least o...
PMO K-9s entertain WWII veterans
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 2:08 pm
Dog handlers from the Provost Marshall?s Office K-9 unit are accustomed to putting on demonstrations for eager spectators. They often receive visits from bright-eyed school groups and future milita...
Sarasota police officer rescues dog hit by car
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 1:13 pm
Sarasota, FL ? Trapped under a trailer, hurt and bleeding. That's how Officer Juan Jaimes says he found a 1-year-old Chihuahua named Chester. Chester's owner called police after a driver hit the do...
K-9 Refuses To Leave Police Officer's Side After Fatal Collision
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 12:37 pm
Lt. Eric Eslary with the Ligonier Township in Pennsylvania was killed in a head-on collision with a van that was on the wrong side of the road on the morning of May 5. His K-9 companion and coworke...
46 dogs rescued from "horrific" conditions at Nebo Road home
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 11:34 am
46 dogs rescued from "horrific" conditions at Nebo Road home Animal rescue officers and local police rescued 46 dogs and one lizard from deplorable conditions in a home at 3900 N. Nebo Road Wednesd...
Virginia lawmaker rebuked for posting pic of snarling police dog
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 11:16 am
A Virginia legislator apologized after drawing criticism for posting on Facebook a photo of a snarling police dog along with a reference to the recent civil unrest in Baltimore. The Richmond Times-...
Montgomery Township police introduce two new K-9 officers at courthouse
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 8:37 am
COURTHOUSE >> Showing that its K-9 unit is fully staffed, the Montgomery Township Police Department showed off two new dogs in Norristown Wednesday that were purchased with the help of the district...
Terrified Kansas man escapes Mount Everest avalanche
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 8:29 am
He considers it therapy for the trauma he experienced fighting in Iraq. Earlier this year, he competed in the Iditarod dog sledding race through Alaska, but that wasn't enough. He wanted to be the ...
Protesters demand answers after police officer kills dog, report says
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 8:22 am
WYCKOFF-- Protesters gathered in the township to demand answers after a police officer who responded to the wrong house for a reported burglary shot and killed a family's dog last week, WABC-TV rep...
NBVC honors fallen K-9 shipmate
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 8:11 am
An empty dog crate and inverted food bowl sat alone in front of the 9/11 memorial at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Thursday, April 23; someone was missing from the ranks. In an emotional c...
K-9 Blek recovering from leg injuries, hemorrhaging in fatal police crash
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 8:08 am
After 24 hours of treatment, those who were taking care of K-9 Blek at Avets in Monroeville said the police dog's condition had not changed. Blek was moved to the same vet, Pittsburgh Veterinary Sp...
Maysville police dog sworn in
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 7:41 am
MAYSVILLE | The newest member of the Maysville Police Department wagged his tail and eagerly accepted a pat on the head Wednesday after being officially sworn into duty. Bingo, the town?s new polic...
Police dog recovers from surgery as dead partner's funeral is planned
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 7:36 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) ? The K-9 partner of a western Pennsylvania police officer killed in an unusual wrong-way crash was recovering from surgery Wednesday as state police continued to investigate the ci...
K-9 injured in fatal crash continues recovery process
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 6:01 am
K-9 Officer Blek, who was injured in the crash that killed Ligonier Township Police Lieutenant Eric Eslary, continues to recover. Channel 11?s Brandon Hudson has learned Blek was taken to another v...
Suspected DUI Driver Sought After Barreling Into Van Nuys Home; Family Dog Missing
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 6:00 am
Anyone with information about the truck driver or the missing dog was asked to call the West Valley Community Police Station at 818-374-7611.
Police: Bail Bondsman's K-9 Bit Child in Farmington
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 5:14 am
A man who purchased a K-9 to utilize in his work as a bail bondsman was arrested after the dog bit his wife?s 6-year-old daughter, according to police. David Breau, 31, of Farmington purchased the ...
Wrangler has many career options: Guide, guard, companion or even detective
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 4:22 am
Guide dog. It's a tough gig to get: Brier said guide-dog training represents the highest echelon of service-dog training ... Wrangler might take to police work. Some dogs trained through Guiding Ey...
Savannah Police stalking pack of dogs
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 3:38 am
Savannah Police say a pack of feral dogs, with human accomplices, has kept them busy for more than six months. Now they are expanding their efforts to track down the animals. Six of the dogs, who'v...
Working with biting dogs
Dateline: May 6 2015 at 3:04 am
Let's talk about biting dogs. Biting is natural behavior in a dog, it's part of being a dog. Dogs are oral, they use their mouths to explore their environment via taste, to offer affection and to c...
Microsoft VP: Yea, We're Better Than Amazon
Dateline: May 5 2015 at 11:28 pm
?The question is, do you drag this thing by a million ants or 10,000 Iditarod sled dogs or one elephant? Does it make sense for one of these units to be a single-threaded operation? It doesn?t make...
Retired Muskegon County K-9 deputy dies, remembered as 'gentle giant'
Dateline: May 5 2015 at 12:34 am
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI-- A retired K-9 dog, Barrett, who worked with the Muskegon County Sheriff's Office for years, has died. Barrett started at the sheriff's office in 2005 and worked with Muskegon ...
Working your dog off leash
Dateline: May 4 2015 at 2:03 pm
Question: How can I get my dog to the place where he's walking with me without the leash? Answer: When you witness someone walking their dog without a leash, rest assured, that pair didn?t get ther...
Military veterans helping raise money to keep dogs with veterans
Dateline: May 4 2015 at 11:49 am
Military veterans are raising money so other veterans can keep their dogs during financial, emotional, and physical hardships. Two vets made a pit stop at the Pima Air and Space Museum Monday with ...
Legacy of a military working dog
Dateline: May 4 2015 at 6:03 am
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- In the second week of March, Spc. Melaney Brown, a military working dog handler, and Samu, her assigned military working dog, were driving from Fort Stewart, Georgia, back to ...
Retired military working dog relieves Airmens? stress
Dateline: May 4 2015 at 4:19 am
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) -- When Tech. Sgt. Ashley-Marie Umstead adopted retired military working dog (MWD), Sato, she said the 5-year-old Belgian Malinois needed something constructive...
Supreme Court K-9 ruling not likely to change local police practices
Dateline: May 3 2015 at 8:58 pm
How long is too long at a traffic stop? The U.S. Supreme Court attempted to answer to that question in a 6-3 ruling last month that determined a K-9 search by police in Nebraska was unwarranted. Mo...
Retired, injured military dog family raised money for dies
Dateline: May 1 2015 at 7:27 am
A retired Bluffton military dog whose family raised more than $3,500 for surgery to repair a knee injury he suffered last month has died of cancer, according to his owner. Xxenos, a 10-year-old Ger...
Handlers memorialize military working dog
Dateline: May 1 2015 at 4:01 am
In the second week of March, Spc. Melaney Brown, a military working dog handler, and Samu, her assigned military working dog, were driving from Fort Stewart, Ga., back to Fort Campbell. After appro...
Little Known Alaska Musher Spurs Japanese Musical
Dateline: Apr 30 2015 at 6:00 pm
If you mention the word Iditarod, images of racing huskies, dogsleds and the last of the Alaska mountain men come to mind. Swenson, Buser, Seavey, Mackey are names that carved Iditarod history. But...
Military dog reunites with veteran handler
Dateline: Apr 29 2015 at 10:55 am
A military working dog was reunited Wednesday in Jacksonville with the U.S. Air Force veteran who was her handler for three years in Iraq and Guam. Tech Sgt. Justin Gatti of Valdosta, Georgia, had ...
Guide dog applicants face 2-year wait list
Dateline: Apr 29 2015 at 7:04 am
While guide dogs are often seen as eyes for people without their sight, only one per cent of visually impaired people in Canada having access to a service dog ... Guide Dog Day and the Canadian Ass...
Dunhill family meet Roy Keane to launch Guide Dog Day
Dateline: Apr 28 2015 at 5:32 pm
Irish Guide Dogs is 80% funded by voluntary income and donations so it relies on the public?s support to fund its services. "It costs ?38,000 to train one of our pups to become a working Guide or A...
Navy Honors Military Working Dog
Dateline: Apr 28 2015 at 10:23 am
GROTON -- Naval personnel, local and state police on Monday gathered to mourn the passing of Jolly, a military working dog, or "four-legged sailor" whose active duty missions in the U.S. Navy inclu...
Letter: End the cruelty of the Iditarod Sled Race
Dateline: Apr 27 2015 at 11:42 pm
Imagine being forced to run a race from New York City to Orlando. The race could take between nine and 14 days, meaning you must run 125 miles per day. You run six hours straight at a time. If you'...
Lucas County Dogs for Adoption: 4-28
Dateline: Apr 27 2015 at 4:22 pm
German shepherd/ Rottweiler mix, sable and white male; stray picked up March 2 by a control officer at 617 Hamilton St., Toledo. German shepherd mix, orange male; stray brought to the shelter April...
Somers Small Business Spotlight: S.R. Dog Training, LLC
Dateline: Apr 27 2015 at 1:17 am
I want dog owners to feel reassured that they will be working with the owner of my business and that I take such pride in the quality and service ... assistance in choosing a potential dog for thei...
Law enforcement's best friend
Dateline: Apr 26 2015 at 2:21 am
If someone harrasses, taunts or interferes with a police service dog or its handler while the team is working, that's a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. Jackley said...
Courthouse dogs provide calm in abuse trials
Dateline: Apr 26 2015 at 1:52 am
?These dogs are specially chosen to be comfortable working ... the Calgary Police Service, became the first dog in Canada to be present in court during a child sex-assault trial. He was trained thr...
Dual-purpose dogs
Dateline: Apr 25 2015 at 7:33 pm
Officer Gabrielle Guerra started working for Harker Heights Police Department in 2000, and in 2001, she started working with K-9 Lando. Lando was hired in 1998 as one of the first dual-purpose patr...
Missing Iditarod sled dog found after 1-month, 100-mile journey
Dateline: Apr 23 2015 at 4:29 am
It was an amazing reunion between an Alaska woman and her beloved husky sled dog that went missing for a whole month after taking part in the grueling Iditarod race. The dog went on a journey of mo...
Service dog trainers, owners hope new B.C. legislation will put an end to fraud
Dateline: Apr 19 2015 at 8:50 am
Laura Watamanuk, Executive Director of the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society, says public perceptions of service animals are often ... by many of the country's more traditional working dog teams. Ala...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 5:14 am
The term dysplasia means abnormal. Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is abnormal formation of a dog's hip joint. The cause of CHD is unknown however there are many theories, one being that CHD can be pass...
The Psychology Behind Owning a German Shepherd Dog
Dateline: Apr 8 2013 at 3:10 am
We all love our German Shepherd Dogs, there is no doubt about that ... Granted, this study only studied Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Labs and Golden Retrievers. Why do psychologists think that we...

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