'Trust your dog': extraordinary pets help solve crimes by finding bodies

'Trust your dog': extraordinary pets help solve crimes by finding bodies

For 18 of his 23 years as a police officer, Deputy Chance Wood, 43, has served in the marine unit, rescuing people in distress and recovering the remains of those who have drowned, often with the help of cadaver dogs.

Taking the lead: why a jog with a dog is the latest fitness craze

Taking the lead: why a jog with a dog is the latest fitness craze

At Cani-Fit, another canicross training company, founder Lindsay Johnson says her clients and their dogs particularly enjoy the social aspect of the weekly hour-long training runs.

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

After being challenged by M&S five times now, he says he might have to launch legal action against the chain (Picture: John Dickinson-Lilley)He was waiting in the queue when a member of staff spotted eight-year-old Brett, and said ‘You’re not allowed that in the store’.

How to become a marvellous pet parent

How to become a marvellous pet parent

Adopt a country or pariah dog as your pet.l Obedience training is essential to have a good, life-long relationship with your pup.l Control of external parasites on your pet is essential to avoid anaemia and life-threatening diseases.

Your dog can figure out if you’re lying about how many treats you have

Your dog can figure out if you’re lying about how many treats you have

Gregory Berns, professor of psychology at Emory University in America, and senior author of the study, said: ‘Our work not only shows that dogs use a similar part of their brain to process numbers of objects as humans do – it shows that they don’t need to be trained to do it.’.

Police force welcomes nine incredibly cute new recruits

Police force welcomes nine incredibly cute new recruits

A litter of K9 puppies turned eight weeks old today (Pictures: Greater Manchester Police/Mercury)A police dog unit has welcomed its nine newest and cutest members – a litter of German Shepherd pups.

Study reveals your pets influence the car you choose

Study reveals your pets influence the car you choose

The data was analysed by Harvard mathematician, Dan Fortunato, who revealed that cat and dog owners do consider the breed of their pet while finalising their automobile purchase.

Shiba Inu burned in house fire training to be therapy dog for human burn victims

Shiba Inu burned in house fire training to be therapy dog for human burn victims

The nine-year-old has turned himself around through training (Picture: Care More Animal Hospital)From there, Mandy says she’ll work to get Taka up to standard as a therapy dog for those who’ve been through similar things to him.

These 'doctor dogs' can sniff out disease

These 'doctor dogs' can sniff out disease

Around the world, dogs like Shugga are training to detect diseases ranging from Parkinson’s disease and cancer to malaria, according to Maria Goodavage, author of “Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine.”.

Dogs do parkour: Canine agility sport proving a hit in the UK

Dogs do parkour: Canine agility sport proving a hit in the UK

Dog Parkour sessions are just like human Parkour where they learn how to climb, jump, balance and run on challenging obstacles such as beams and tree stumps.Michelle, from Failsworth in Manchester, says: “Parkour helps owners build a bond with their dogs and makes walks more fun.

Shock tactics: can electric dog collars ever be ethical?

Shock tactics: can electric dog collars ever be ethical?

This seemed to work, and Andrews has since asked Coffey to help to overturn the government’s plans for a ban on remote-control collars.Aversive training methods, and electric collars in particular, are opposed by the RSPCA, the Kennel Club, the Animal Behaviour and Training Council and the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

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.

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

- Dogs learn by trying out different behaviour and associating the consequences that arise as a result of that behaviour.- Always end the training on a positive note and reward your dog.Train your puppy for a sitting posture using treats.

Glasgow gym AG Fitness Training lets you work out with your dog

Glasgow gym AG Fitness Training lets you work out with your dog

AG Fitness Training is a pooch-friendly gym in Glasgow (Picture: SWNS)One Glasgow gym has come up with the solution for the most paw-fect workout ever. ‘I just said to my clients they can bring their dogs along and it seems to have worked.

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

I never planned to raise a surf dog, but she had been in a kids’ pool at eight weeks old and showed great balance on a boogie board. Surf dog contests were becoming popular in southern California and someone suggested she take part in one, at Ocean Beach in San Diego.

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Stowe still gets plenty of time to play (Picture: Aaron Crowley/) How did Medical Detection Dogs get started? Stowe and Zoe were matched through the Medical Detection Dog charity (Picture: Aaron Crowley/)There are lots of way to get involved.

Choosing the perfect pet dog is as tricky as finding a perfect date!

Choosing the perfect pet dog is as tricky as finding a perfect date!

Using the results of this study and by focusing on a subset of desired traits, researchers believe that they could make animal adoption more efficient and successful. They surveyed the preferences of 1,229 people who visited dogs at an animal shelter, including 145 who decided to make an adoption.

After graduating, here's what Sunny's siblings will be doing next

After graduating, here's what Sunny's siblings will be doing next

His handler, Lauren, explained that Izzy would reunite with his sister Camden through the Guide Dog Foundation before undergoing formal training. @nbclapuppyUnfortunately, NBC Los Angeles’ puppy with a purpose is unable to continue on with America’s VetDogs due to allergies.

Farewell, Sunny! See where TODAY's puppy with a purpose is headed next

Farewell, Sunny! See where TODAY's puppy with a purpose is headed next

TODAY’s puppy with a purpose spent his last day with the show on Thursday, and while we’ll miss our friend, he’s moving on to a new and exciting chapter in his life.

It's proved! Dogs use ‘puppy eyes’ to manipulate us

It's proved! Dogs use ‘puppy eyes’ to manipulate us

Well, a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that a canine's eyes have evolved over the years to manipulate humans. The researchers also suggest this movement by dogs increases the human desire to look after them.