Interview with Military Working Dog Gabe

Military Working Dog United States Flag

I’m celebrating Veteran’s Day with an interview with a brave and honored Military Working Dog. His name is Gabe and he won a big award from the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. Gabe is one of the bravest military dogs that I know and he has helped the military by finding hidden weapons and…

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National Veterans Foundation Providing Help for Veterans

National Veterans Foundation

There are many resources for Veterans and members of the military. One in particular that I would like to highlight is the National Veterans Foundation (NVF). This non-profit organization has helped over 275,000 veterans. These Veterans have received Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and substance abuse counseling, medical treatment, suicide intervention, and legal aid from this…

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Ways to Stop Your Dog’s Barking Habit

Cure Dog Barking

As much as we hope that our dogs can be perfect angels at all times, it just isn’t realistic. Sometimes, dogs bark. A lot. And even though it’s not the best situation to deal with, you can train it out of them and work your way to a life with no unnecessary barking. Training Dogs…

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How Dogs Help Veterans with PTSD

Dogs for PTSD

American war veterans are returning home from service facing major issues. Financially, physically, emotionally and in relationships, veterans are dealing with problems at home after dealing with countless issues abroad while fighting for our freedom. One of the biggest issues many veterans face when returning home is post traumatic stress disorder. Leading to severe problems…

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How to Train Away a Dog’s Aggression

Rottweilers for Veterans

Dogs are a great addition to any family, and when they are happy and well mannered, they really are man’s best friends. But don’t be mistaken – dogs can easily become aggressive when they are mishandled or mistreated, and it can take a toll on your family and those around you if they do. Proper…

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How to Pick the Dog that is Right for You

Making the decision to get a dog is a great thing for your family, but getting one is more complicated than just heading to the pet shop, breeder, or rescue and picking out your favorite. As you choose a dog, it’s important to agree with the rest of your family on the breed, behavior, age,…

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Would Your Dog be a Good Therapy Dog?

Therapy Dog German Shepherd

Therapy dogs work to provide emotional benefit to all types of people out there, including America’s returning war heroes. These special dogs can be registered through Therapy Dogs International to volunteer their services, and receive special training to work in the homes and lives of those in need. Owning a therapy dog is a great…

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Teaching your Dog to Walk Backward

Teaching your dog to walk backward is the next command I am teaching my Golden Retriever, Daisy. In my last article about dog training I talked about teaching your dog to touch. Daisy has really done well with that and advanced to touching objects by name. But today I’m going to talk about teaching Daisy…

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A Great Golden Retriever that a Veteran Would Love

Daisy for Dogs for Vets

I have had a wonderful opportunity to interview a beautiful Golden Retriever named Angel. Angel needs a new furever home and would make a wonderful companion dog for a veteran. She is hoping to be adopted very soon. Angel was rescued by the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. Angel agreed for me to interview him.…

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Jasper, the Military Working Dog, gets to go Home

Daisy for Dogs for Vets

I heard some great news today about one of my personal heroes. His name is Jasper and he is a Pitbull mix. He was a bomb-sniffing military working dog but he is now retired. He was all ready to go to Afghanistan and then had a terrible heatstroke that made him retire early. His handler,…

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