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Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren’t Pets — They’re Veterans


Written by: Phil Monahan

Zzarr, a Dutch shepherd, with K-9 handler U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Arriaga (partly hidden), in 2011.
Photo via npr.org

Npr.org reports that, this week, a contingent of dog advocates went to Capitol Hill to talk to legislators about how the U.S. military treats its working dogs when their service has ended overseas. Last year, Congress passed a law making it possible to. . .

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Scientists Ask: Does Your Dog Actually Get Jealous?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Research on Border Collies has shed some light on dog emotions.
Photo by Steve Harris, via nytimes.com

Most dog owners know that it they pet another dog, their own pooch reacts with what certainly looks like jealousy. But scientists have been wondering if we anthropomorphize dogs when we attribute such human emotions to. . .

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Repost: Video: Zoe, the Amazing Border Collie


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a wonderful video made by a young Polish dog trainer, Patrycja Kowalczyk, and featuring a brilliant Border Collie named Zoe. The video is beautifully shot and some of Zoe’s skills are pretty incredible. I don’t even know how you would train a dog to go completely limp while you pick it up. I mean, how do you explain that? You can see them working on that trick here.

Editor’s warning: At about the 2:00 mark of this video is an extremely vulgar curse word. I would normally never publish a video containing such a word on the dog blog, but I assume that Ms. Kowalczyk simply didn’t get it. (Her blog is entirely in Polish.) So, if you’re easily offended, don’t watch or skip from 1:55-2:05.

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