Fifteen Dogs, an Intriguing Book

I recently finished reading Fifteen Dogs, by Canadian author André Alexis.  This thoughtful book uses dogs given ‘human intelligence’ to explore questions of thought, feeling, life and death, and other aspects of what it means to be human or canine.  I would recommend it to all philosophically inclined readers, not just for dog lovers. …

Info from Family Dog Project Seminar

Service dogs at the seminar I really enjoyed the broadcast on research at the Family Dog Project in Budapest.  In addition to onsite attendees, hundreds of viewers attended from around the world.  A dozen presenters gave summaries of their recently published research.  The seminar was divided into sections, beginning with What …

Nuremberg Dogs

Our first stop in Europe was Nuremberg, Germany, infamous as a Nazi center of activity and for the trials of Nazi war criminals, but a lovely city to visit today.  We happened to visit at the opening of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival.  This city is using its dark …

Dog Law Reporter: A Varied Dog Blog

Some of the resources I list elsewhere on this blog may be unfamiliar even to serious dog folks, such as www.doglawreporter.blogspot.com.  I stumbled across this goldmine of reliable dog information while writing my book “Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond.”  Dog Law Reporter is by John …