Celebrity Dog Behaviorist, Cesar Millan, stopped by Mashable to explain whether or not punishments are a effective to train dogs. Read more...More about Dogs, Dog, Punishment, Puppies, and Behavior
Olympic marathon gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson joined nearly 6,500 runners Saturday in the road race that she created along the coastal roads where she trained in her native Cape Elizabeth, Maine.“Whenever you can celebrate in your hometown, that takes the cake,” said Samuelson, who won the Boston Marathon in 1979 and 1983 and took gold at the Los Angeles Games in the first Olympic marathon event open to women.Perfect Spirit was awarded the $1 million Hambletonian when first-place finisher What The Hill caused another horse to go off stride in the stretch and was disqualified in trotting’s biggest race.Gun Runner, who had already earned an automatic berth in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic in November at Del Mar, won the Whitney Stakes by 51/4 lengths as the 3-5 favorite at Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., giving Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen his first victory in the $1.2 million race.Philipp Kohlschreiber won his eighth career ATP tour title by defeating Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Generali Open at Kitzbuehel, Austria.
Rocket, an energetic mutt once slated for euthanasia, has spent the past few days aiding search-and-rescue efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast. He's not alone.
The black-and-white mutt with freckles on his snout is one of three dogs saved from the needle who are now helping humans still suffering from the historic storm.
They're working alongside 11 other rescued dogs —those pups' fates weren't as dire — trained by the Search Dog Foundation. The nonprofit organization seeks out dogs on kill lists for unwanted behaviors.More about Animals, Rescue Dog, Search And Rescue, Hurricane Harvey, and Social Good
A town in Japan with high rates of stomach cancer is turning to sniffer dogs for help.
Kaneyama, a town in northeastern Japan with 6,000 residents, has Japan's highest fatality rates stemming from stomach cancer, local reports say.
The town is now taking part in a research programme, in which residents' frozen urine samples are sent to the Nippon Medical School, just east of Tokyo. At the school, dogs are trained to sniff out signs of disease.
Dogs have some 300 million sensors in their nose, compared to five million in a human. They also have a second smelling device in the back of their noses, the combination of which allows trained dogs to detect cancerous tumours — which is said to give out a specific odour. Read more...More about Health, Dogs, Japan, Cancer, and World
It's Labor Day weekend, and if you're in need of some end of summer #inspo, you cannot do better than this dog walking around the subway wearing sunglasses and tiny dog sneakers.
"I'm just a dog on the train. Psh, whatever. NBD. It's cool, man," is what this extremely chill dog would probably say if it spoke English.
Some people who commented tried to be as cool as this dog by posting many dog memes, but couldn't get on the pup's level. Read more...More about Watercooler, Dogs, Animals, Cute Animals, and New York City