In 2015, the American Animal Hospital Association [AAHA] and the American Veterinary Medical Association [AVMA] established the first ’Check the Chip Day’ to ensure more happy endings for lost or stolen pets. The importance of “checking microchips” is for pet owners to make sure the data on their cats’ and dogs’ chips are up to date.
Last month, I blogged about therapy dogs adding “tutoring children” to their extensive resumes. A new innovative teaching method was introduced, which offered the comfort of dogs to young students with reading needs. It was met with a high level of success and has been used by several educational organizations on a national level. This month flipping the script somewhat, it’s been determined that in addition to assisting children, dogs benefit from the human voice in general.
The posting of animal and plant photography to your Instagram, Snapchat, Rabadaba and Facebook social networks just got a lot easier. With a new app launched by iNaturalist, you can now identify flora and fauna, while you are getting up close and personal with them with your smartphone camera.
Scientist ready to launch new search of Gardener Island in attempt to finally solve 80-year-old mystery of the disappearance of famed aviator Amelia Earhart through the use of bone-sniffing dogs. (VIDEO)
Today, it’s not uncommon for pet owners to fill up their households with lots of pets. Whether it’s cats, dogs, birds, snakes, rabbits and/or guinea pigs, today’s 21st Century lifestyle is literally a fertile breeding ground for pets of all shapes, sizes and species — particularly if these menageries can all get along with each other.
We’ve come a long way, Lassie. From Ivan Petrovich Pavlov’s classical conditioning research of the early 1900s to artificial intelligence and web cams of the 21st Century — today our dogs can benefit from the advancement of technology in new and marvelous ways.
The Link AKC Smart Dog Collar won the 2017 CES Innovation Award for best wearable electronic device. The Consumer Electronics Show recognized the Link AKC not only for its technical sophistication but for how the GPS dog collar enables greater interaction between man and man's best friend. Let's see how this dog collar works....