It’s 2018 and in Chinese astrology, a big one for canines. So we’ll examine some dog stories of interest, and forecast a few events and happenings that might influence our lives this year. Here are four stories about four-footed friends.
1) A special education program has been unveiled in several upstate New York school districts to retrain and refocus families and their dogs on proper behavior at home and in the community. The facilities were available, the open spaces were unused, and the SPED staffs highly supportive of taking the opportunity to up level skill sets and motivation of both the animals and their principal handlers. “The kids were failing at social interaction, not getting enough play and fresh air time, and the dogs were misbehaving. We think together, most of these gaps can be eliminated,” said the program director.