Month: July 2013

  • AAI Code of Practice (UK)

    As public awareness of the benefits of animal-assisted interventions increases and more providers are looking to set up programs, there is an ever growing need to ensure a consistent, responsible and safe approach to these interventions.  Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) has produced a code of practice for the field of animal-assisted interventions in UK. You can download […]

  • Dogs sniff out lung cancer

    DOGS are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung cancer, results from a pilot project in Austria suggests, potentially offering hope for earlier, life-saving diagnosis. “Dogs have no problem identifying tumour patients,” said Peter Errhalt, head of the pulmonology department at Krems hospital in northern Austria, one of the authors of the study. The test saw dogs […]

  • Hero Dogs are ordinary dogs doing extraordinary things

    “Hero Dogs are ordinary dogs doing extraordinary things.”American HumaneAssociation Hero Dog Awards™ were created in 2010 to celebrate the remarkable bond between dogs and people in a positive way.  This annual national competition searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs, who unconditionally avail themselves to us in so many important ways, whether it’s saving lives […]

  • Why a dog is great for your health!

    We may want to keep fit but are often low on motivation. The solution – a personal trainer – but not be the human version! Dog owners get more exercise walking their pet than someone with a gym membership. Walking a dog can beat going to a gym – it gives you 8 hours of […]

  • Techno-pup: watching your pets by remote control

    An app to monitor your Dogs health, activity and overall wellbeing Whistle – records your dog’s movements, and flags up any unusual behaviour that could indicate illness. A small activity tracker containing an accelerometer is attached to the animal’s collar, and transmits the data gathered to the company’s servers over wi-fi.           […]

  • Canine Behavioral Assessment & Research Questionnaire

    About the C-BARQ The C-BARQ (or Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire) is designed to provide dog owners and professionals with standardized evaluations of canine temperament and behaviour.  The C-BARQ was developed by researchers at the Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society of the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently the only behavioral assessment instrument of its kind to be extensively tested […]