Dogs with Jobs: How do you train a guide dog to become someone’s eyes?

Dogs with Jobs: How do you train a guide dog to become someone’s eyes?

Before the guide-dogs-to-be are placed with trainers like Sam, they spend a year with a volunteer who helps them with basic training and socialising, as well as helping them get used to living in a family home.

Meet the Real Life "Lassie"

Meet the Real Life "Lassie"

A stray male dog that has been avoiding the rescuers for weeks was now clearly trying to get their attention. Afraid that the dog may be sick, Tarashevsce and Miller followed the persistent pup as his barking lead them to a heavily wooded area in the park.

Bear bribes ‘guard dog’ with deer bones so it can steal from the trash

Bear bribes ‘guard dog’ with deer bones so it can steal from the trash

But one dog has been allowing a bear to rummage through his owner’s trash – in exchange for deer bones brought for him by the animal. This is the THIRD TIME he’s been gifted deer bones in exchange for being allowed access to my trash, AND HE KEEPS DOING IT.’.

On the trail of Britain’s wild big cats

On the trail of Britain’s wild big cats

A spokeswoman for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) said: “Neither Natural England nor Defra have received any credible reports of wild living or breeding big cats in Britain in recent years.

Adorable Shiba Inu dog runs his own roasted sweet potato store in Japan

Adorable Shiba Inu dog runs his own roasted sweet potato store in Japan

(Picture: @hobby_space_jun/Twitter)This is Ken-kun being a very good boy and greeting customers at his sweet potato stall. On the island of Hokkaido, Japan, Ken-kun mans the stall all day, with customers coming up and taking roasted sweet potatoes.

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Gale, a 22-month-old American Staffordshire terrier, was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and had cleared security in her crate at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta three hours before the flight, her owner, Floris van Essen, told Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA.Gale, a show dog from the Netherlands, has been missing since Saturday after breaking free from her crate at an Atlanta airport.

Chewy Customer Service Stories: Meet Taina

Chewy Customer Service Stories: Meet Taina

Chewy Customer Service Stories: Meet Taina “I get the same homey experience from the pet store that I do here at Chewy,” Taina says.

15 Best gifts for dog lovers 2018

15 Best gifts for dog lovers 2018

For dog lovers, collars and leashes can be like bags and jewelry — cute accessories. Your friend will love hearing that Neptune & Co. is a small business that donates $1 of each purchase to dog rescue organizations.

Town in California chooses Max the golden retriever to be its mayor

Town in California chooses Max the golden retriever to be its mayor

In 2012, the small town of Idyllwild, California elected its very first Mayor, an exceptionally good boy named Max who also happens to be a golden retriever. (Picture: Mayor Max/Facebook)Idyllwild is a non-incorporated town, meaning they aren’t eligible for ordinary municipal elections.

Wanted, cat whisperer: the job ad that went viral

Wanted, cat whisperer: the job ad that went viral

When Joan Bowell, founder of God’s Little People Cat Rescue, posted her job offer on the shelter’s Facebook page last month, she asked for others to share the post “far and wide”.

Woman who delivers guide dogs as a puppy midwife has the best job in the world

Woman who delivers guide dogs as a puppy midwife has the best job in the world

(Picture: PA Real Life)Nicole said: ‘The dogs are very rewarding and I love supporting our volunteer families.

Can you help find the dog that guided this man through depression?

Can you help find the dog that guided this man through depression?

Cody ran off during a walk in Hadley Wood, Barnet, with a trusted dog walker that James has used for three years. (Picture: James Firsht)Understandably, James is utterly distraught by the loss of his best friend.

Cat cuddler job: ‘Crazy cat person’ with ‘cattitude’ wanted

Cat cuddler job: ‘Crazy cat person’ with ‘cattitude’ wanted

It’ll pay between A$29,970 and A$41,950, but you’ll need the following qualifications:— The ideal candidate must have gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time.— They need to be softly spoken and capable of cat whispering to calm the nerves of some of the in-patients.— An ability to understand different types of purring is a distinct added advantage in helping you secure this position.