Utah restaurant under fire for turning away veterans, child with service dogs

Service -dog -in restaurant -UtahA group of military veterans set out to eat lunch at Bombay Grill in Ogden, Utah, but claim they were quickly “kicked out” because the manager wouldn’t allow their dogs to accompany them inside. The restaurant owner faces fines and other possible penalties but says he has no plans to change his policy.


Dog who saved owner from bear among 3 rescues inducted into hall of fame

hero dog SheblyA 14-year-old rescue dog who laid her life on the line to save her owner from a charging black bear is among the new inductees into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame. Shelby and two other heroic hounds  are being recognized for life-saving acts of perseverance and intuition.


How to help timid dog

Recently a friend adopted a timid dog from a local shelter. “My dog does not want going out !” ” He is afraid of meeting people!” ” I have to find a groomer come to my house for him.”

Is this normal? By reading the article “How to confidence -building exercises can help timid dogs” written by Dr. Sarah Wooten, I have gained new insights and ideas.

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Many times, a dog develops fear because something happened during the critical socialization period that scared him

According to Dr. Sarah Wooten, between the ages of 7 and 14 weeks, puppies undergo a critical socialization period, which is associated with dog fears.

Although a good amount of puppies are naturally more shy or fearful, negative experiences inevitably make dogs in fears of certain things. Consequently, those life experiences cause puppies to become fearful dogs while growing up.

Therefore, during the critical socialization period, helping puppies have a variety of positive experiences in the real world is very important.

Confidence-building exercises work for dogs. It takes a lot of courage for dogs to work through their issues

Simply speaking, confidence-building exercises is a training method that helps boost dogs’ confidence by learning how to shift their focus away from the scary thing; help dogs to establish a positive response to the object.

There are common dog fears, such as fear of strangers, fireworks, thunder and fear of staying alone.

Let’s take the fear of fireworks as an example. To start, playing a recording of fireworks at a soft enough volume. Until getting closer and closer to the real sound record of fireworks that the dog does not have a sign of fear, the approach takes step by step with each repetition.

A timid dog  can become confident, people-friendly with appropriation training

Each puppy is trainable. Training a timid dog needs extra compassion and patience. Design a training plan is to help your dog to feel comfortable around people slowly.

First of all,  finding a training reward for confidence-building exercises. Dog treats are a powerful reward to earn timid dog’ trust.  Remember to reward any tiny improvement for your dog

Secondly, design a few simple steps and set goals for the exercises. Remember not to push or punish your dog.

  •       Step 1. Keeping distant from people
      • Bring the dog to a park where has few people
      • Keep walking with the dog while on loose leash
      • Don’t force the dog to sit or stand
      • Feed the dog treats if he stands there around people
  •      Step 2.  Getting closer to people
      • Bring the dog to a place where has slightly more crowded people
      • Places like a local post office, grocery store can be daily visit
      • Keep feeding the dog treats while closer to the  people
      • Let the dog walking around the place if he does not feel stress
  •     Step 3.  Stay longer time with people
      • Bring the dog to a place where can stay a longer time with people
      • Places like  pet- friendly coffee shop, restaurant
      • Still, need to feed dog with delicious treats when it is associated with people around
      • Eventually, you can take your dog to exposure to people everywhere you go


    Last but not least, timid dogs need your emotional support to make progress to a point at where they feel comfortable round people. The process helping  your timid dog, it is also improving the bond between you and your dog.

Orlando Bloom has beloved pet dog’s skeleton mounted at home

Orlando Bloom dog The Hollywood star adopted stray Sidi while filming in Morocco and the pair were regularly pictured together. He has taken the love of man’s best friend to a whole new level – by having the skeleton of his beloved dog mounted after his faithful chum died.


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