Tag Archives: working dogs

Positively Dog Training Episode 707

Posted on: December 19, 2017 - No Comments

K9 officer Shawn Humphreys talks with Victoria and Holly about the world of police dog training, its challenges, and the changes he’s noticing with his move towards more positive training. Also, new VSA course dates, how to find a licensed trainer as well as leash-walking and separation anxiety issues.

Honoring Our 4-Legged Soldiers on K-9 Veterans’ Day

Posted on: March 14, 2016 - No Comments

K-9 Veterans represent an elite class of dogs who work and train hard to assist our troops in protecting our home and freedom. Today, I would like to share with you a history and background of Military Working Dogs in honor of their handwork and dedication to our country.  History Brave animal mascots and pets Read More

Positively Dog Training Episode 404

Posted on: May 10, 2015 - No Comments

Victoria and Holly talk about Holly’s interesting experience sitting next to a military working dog on her flight. State Farm Arson Dog Program Coordinator Heather Paul joins the show to chat about Victoria’s ‘Arson Dogs’ series and upcoming Arson Awareness Week. And Victoria answers some tricky ‘Ask Victoria’ questions.

Arson Dogs

Posted on: July 14, 2014 - No Comments

Victoria Stilwell discovers the power of Arson Dogs - amazing detection dogs trained to sniff out accelerants like gasoline and propane, and to alert their handler to the presence of the accelerant.

Family of Fallen Marine Adopts His Beloved K-9 Partner

Posted on: June 11, 2014 - No Comments

When a bomb-sniffing dog named Dino was retired by the United States Marine Corps, there was only one family who was meant to adopt him. Dino's handler, Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz, was killed in Afghanistan in 2011 when he was struck by an IED while helping a fellow soldier. Dino was with Diaz during the Read More

Therapy Dogs Ease Soldiers’ Stress After War

Posted on: May 17, 2014 - No Comments

Soldiers often sacrifice their physical and emotional well-being in order to protect their country. Trying to cope with stress and trauma after returning from war can make even the bravest solider feel isolated and alone, but there are four-legged heroes working to change that. Meet Lexy, Fort Bragg's only certified therapy dog. Lexy went through Read More

Police K-9 Saves Autistic Child

Posted on: May 13, 2014 - No Comments

A dog's nose doesn't lie! Especially the nose of a trained police dog. K-9 Maverick, a police K-9 with the Washington County Sheriff's Department in Oregon, who saved the life of an autistic boy who had gotten stuck in a cold, fast-moving creek. The heavily wooded area adjacent to the creek where the 8-year-old boy Read More

Oregon Honors Fallen Police K-9 with Impromptu Motorcade

Posted on: April 27, 2014 - No Comments

A fallen police K-9 in Oregon was honored with a beautiful send off from members of the police force, fire department, and other K-9 handlers and their four-legged partners. K-9 Mick suffered a fatal gunshot wound as he helped his handler, Officer Jeff Dorn of the Portland Police Department, arrest an armed robbery suspect. There Read More

“We Ride to Provide” Honors a Special Type of Hero

Posted on: December 16, 2013 - 2 Comments

They're the silent heroes, keeping us safe day in and day out without complaint, protest, or even a paycheck. They often die just as quietly, with no one but their handler to remember their service and their sacrifice. These special heroes are Police K-9s, and one Georgia-based organization is determined to give them the recognition Read More

Retiring Police Dogs to Receive Pensions

Posted on: November 18, 2013 - 2 Comments

In the UK, some retiring police dogs are getting special recognition for their lifetime of service. In its first three years of retirement, each Nottinghamshire police dog will receive up to 500 euros a year. The pension was created to help with medical costs related to injuries or illnesses. In the coming years, nine police dogs are expected to retire. The dogs' handlers generally keep the dogs after their retirement, will certainly welcome the much-deserved pension for their four-legged partners.

Giddyup! The Differences Between Horses and Dogs

Posted on: June 22, 2013 - 17 Comments

Even though I spent a good portion of my younger years around horses, I don’t know them as well as I know dogs. Dogs have been my life’s work, while horses were my hobby, but while I was out west spending so much time on horseback, I found myself wondering how the relationship between human and horse differs to that of a human and domestic dog, if at all.

Canine Unemployment

Posted on: September 15, 2011 - 14 Comments

CANINE UNEMPLOYMENT Is there such a thing??? I mean really folks, canine unemployment? Yes, Yes, yes!  That’s what I say.  Our shelters are filled to the brims and dogs are being tossed aside like yesterday’s news.  It’s because the unemployment rate for dogs is too high! Dogs are faithful companions, but what are we really Read More