Two Old English Sheepdogs

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Deaf Dogs

The third week of September is Deaf Dog Awareness Week. This week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful deaf dogs out there, who are living full and diverse lives as beloved family pets, therapy dogs, dog athletes, adoption advocates, and more. Here are five things you may not know about deaf dogs, and all the things they are capable of! Read More

Military working dog

Veterans Day Salute to War Dogs

Every November 11, our nation honors the brave men and women who went to war to defend our country. The DogWatch team joins in this salute, and thanks all veterans for their courageous service. In honor of this important day, Dog Tails is devoting this week’s post to the subject of veterans. With so many heroes to praise, we turn our attention to the subject we know best: dogs.
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Shiloh

Meet the Dogs of Dogwatch

It might not be too surprising to learn that the DogWatch offices are populated by dog lovers and also by their loved dogs. To us it’s just natural to have a dog or two strolling the halls or sleeping comfortably under our desks. It comes as no surprise to learn that this once-rare workplace perk is becoming more popular.
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Staff Sgt. Anthony Houston, of Detroit, and Staff Sgt. Travis Gilbert, of Rockford, Mich., both from the Michigan Army National Guard’s 1225th Corps Support Battalion, which recently returned from Kandahar, Afghanistan, watch 3-year-old therapy dog, Lugnut, do a trick Aug. 4. Welcome Home Dogs, a volunteer organization of handlers and dogs, recently started visiting Camp Atterbury soldiers as they work through the mobilization and demobilization process. Photo by Jill Swank

Paging Doctor Fido! The Healing Power of Therapy Dogs

Curling up with a canine companion is definitely one of life’s purest and most simple pleasures. How many times have you wished you could bottle that wonderful feeling of comfort and peace that comes from petting a dog so you could open it up and have that feeling again when things get rough? That’s the basic premise behind therapy dogs: dogs that are trained to be well-behaved and provide comfort and affection to those in need of it.
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