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Life with Dogs

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PHOTO: Dog behaviour has more to do with "nurture" than "nature" (Flickr: DeeMo)

Interview with Phyllis Daugherty - director of Animal Issues Movement involved in animal protection, welfare and rescue since 1992. P. Daugherty heads a team involved in animal control...

Vancouver is known as one of the loneliest cities in the world and the Vancouver ecoVillage Therapy Dogs want to offer comfort and love to many who are alone this Christmas season. As a special fundraiser for the Therapy Dog Program, these 50 dogs will travel across Gr...

Do our four-legged friends really see in black and white and what does it actually mean when they're wagging their tails? Do you think you know everything about your canine companion? Think again! Check out these surprising facts about dogs. 

  

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This emaciated dog named “Mojo” died after being unintentionally forgotten and starved by his elderly owner who suffered from dementia. Mojo was a tiny chihuahua who was found locked in a room where his owner lived. He was rescued, but it wasn’t soon enough. He was uni...

  

Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall, Ph.D. delivers an inspiring message that goes beyond preserving the environment. This year's Earth Day Doodle comes with a special "message to the citizens of the world" from Jane Goodall, whose work studying chimpanzees has...

  

We know dogs have a powerful sense of smell and while we can just about smell a spoonful of sugar in a cup of tea, our canine friends are capable of smelling that same spoonful in two Olympic swimming pools of water. Research at the Schillerhohe Hospital in Germ...

Did you know that all dogs yearn for a purpose and need lots of mental stimulation - even older dogs? Our family dog is almost 6 years old. While that converts to roughly 45 in human years, she has already entered her golden years and in the dog world is considered sen...

When our lovable furry friends are being naughty and mischievous our instant reaction is to shout “No!” or “Bad Dog!” but this rarely works. So below are 10 great training secrets from the Vancouver ecoVillage therapy dogs that will make it easier for you to get result...

Having a fluffy friend by your side makes everything seem surprisingly better. Ever wonder how therapy dogs help with providing comfort for people in care homes? Watch Nala, a teacup poodle, give emotional support and extra love to patients that need it most at a nursi...

Stress. Humans face it and so do dogs. However, while people are able to express them-selves, dogs communicate using subtle signs of body language. Have you ever noticed a dog suddenly turning away from you or starting to growl? Those might be signs of stress and showi...

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