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The Seeing Eye

Since 1929, The Seeing Eye® (TSE) in Morristown, NJ has been training the visually impaired and dogs to work with one another as partners, helping to maintain active lifestyles. On their 60-acres of land in the Washington Valley, 325 dogs reside and train to be seeing-eye dogs.  The process of matching a guide dog with its new owner begins from puppyhood.  All of the dogs used at The Seeing Eye are bred within the program.  In order to sustain a healthy and genetically monitored group of guide dogs, The Seeing Eye maintains a selected group of German shepherds, Labrador retrievers,

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Dog Owner Alerted To Breast Cancer By Canine Companion

womanRemember the Golden Retriever who gave his owner the Heimlich maneuver and saved her from choking? Or Maureen Burns, who in 2009 made the news when her Collie mix named Max started acting out of character by moving around the house slowly, seemingly depressed, sniffing her breath and nosing her right breast. The result? Turned out Maureen had a small malignant tumor doctors hadn’t detected through palpation or mammography. What about the death sensing cat that could predict the next resident in a retirement home to “go” by entering his or her room and hanging out? While the cat may

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Why Dog Owners Have An Advantage

Pack leaders, mastering the walk is a must! Walking your dog daily is a great way to fulfill Fido’s physical and mental health needs, and it’s also good for your own health. In fact, a study in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health showed that dog owners who walk their dogs are 34 percent more likely than others to be physically fit. And we all want to look and feel good, right? I exercise every morning in addition to walking the pack, and I need that activity to get my blood flowing. It makes me feel alive and ready

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Cesar’s Advice For Walking A Pack Of Dogs

Dear Cesar, I have four dogs that I’d love to take for dog walks all together. The problem is that the minute the dogs see the dog leashes they get so over excited, they run around and bark. It takes me forever to catch the dogs to get the dog leashes on. My lab weighs 100 pounds or 45 kilos and once I am able to catch him he pulls me and steps on my other two dogs, a JRT’s and a rat terrier-Chihuahua mix. Please help me walk my pack of four dogs. Theresa Vinciguerra Vinopal Cesar’s advice on

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Fulfill Your Dog By Understanding How They Behave In Nature

Understanding how dogs behave in nature can help us to better fulfill their needs when we bring them into our homes. When a puppy enters the world, his first pack leader is his mother. Canine moms teach rules, boundaries, and limitations from day one! Newborn puppies don’t get a name like we do. The closest thing to a personality is a dog’s status within the pack. In the animal world, there are two positions: the leader and the follower. As newborns, first the puppy’s nose starts to work, then the eyes, and finally the ears. As they grow older, dogs

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