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Offbeat  (tags: Service Dog, training, idol, adorable pics! )

- 94 days ago -
When you finally get to meet your idol, you canâEUR(TM)t be expected to keep your cool. Even if youâEUR(TM)re in the middle of working a very important job. Meet Henry, an adorable golden retriever from Nashville, Tennessee.
A Cat Named D.O.G. Helps Train Dogs at Support Dogs, Inc.
Offbeat  (tags: cats, dogs, training )

- 502 days ago -
A cat training support dogs? Welcome to the life of D.O.G., a cat who helps train the support dogs at Support Dogs, Inc., in St. Louis.
20 Years In The Gears
Offbeat  (tags: The Ruckus Society, in the gears, training, trainers, non violent training )

- 773 days ago -
The Ruckus Society offers over 20 workshops that groups can request to meet the specific needs of their own communities. Our trainers travel to provide the trainings locally.
These Service Dogs Are Changing the Lives of Prisoners
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, service dogs, prisoners, training, pups, Stanley Correctional Institution, hearing dogs, autism assist, diabetes assist, seizure assist, mobility dogs, service dogs goodnews )

- 782 days ago -
These prisoners' lives have changed forever thanks to these adorable pups. And the prisoners are able to contribute to people needing a service dog. Good all around ...
Welcome to the Greatest University Ever...Puppy U!
Offbeat  (tags: Seeing eye dogs, training, PRoUD, awesome-pawsome puppy pics )

- 1114 days ago -
Okay, seriously, I want to major in Puppy Studies! At the University of Delaware, students in the Puppy Raiser program (PRoUD) are raising puppies to be trained as seeing-eye dogs.
Saudi Arabia Officials Undergo Training in Detecting Illegal Wildlife
Offbeat  (tags: training, Saudi Arabia, animals, environment, humans, wildlife )

- 1158 days ago -
The training was a mix of presentations and interactive exercises, and participants expressed their interest in attending further training sessions organized by IFAW and SWA in all entry points (airports, marine ports and terrestrials)
Marine Corps Postpones Plans to Translocate 1,185 Tortoises for Training Grounds
Offbeat  (tags: desert tortoises, marine corps, training, USA )

- 1219 days ago -
One of 1,185 desert tortoises that was set to be translocated in preparation for expanded Marine Corps exercises near Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.
Refugees Become Art Guides in Germany
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, Refugees&Relief, interesting, culture, Germany, Iraq, Syria, training, museum, guide )

- 1310 days ago -
Berlin's Museum of Islamic Art is one of four in the German capital training refugees from Syria and Iraq to act as guides for others who have come to the country seeking shelter from war and hardship.
Cat Training Made Easy
Offbeat  (tags: cats, training, easy, methodology, animals, humans, off-beat, pets )

- 1504 days ago -
Did you know that it's possible to train cats, just like it is to train dogs? The methodology might be somewhat different, but the end results are just as satisfying.
Inside Dog Fighting Training Centre Where Illegal Pitbulls Covered in Scars Were Kept in Urine-Soaked Cages, Forced to Wear Elec
Offbeat  (tags: photos, shocking, pit bulls, training, treadmills, animal cruelty, cages, electric shock collars )

- 1551 days ago -
The appalling conditions of a dog training centre where illegal pitbulls covered in scars were forced to wear electric shock collars and train on treadmills has been caught in shocking footage.
Bees Being Trained to Sniff Out Landmines
Offbeat  (tags: bees, landmines, sniffing, training )

- 1883 days ago -
Scientists are training up bees to find unexploded mines in Croatia, in eastern Europe. Researchers say the unlikely black and yellow heroes have a great sense of smell of explosives. To train them, they're using sugar scented with the smell of TNT
'Too Slow' Tortoises Being Trained to Speed Up VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: tortoises, training, animals )

- 2218 days ago -
Three giant tortoises are being put through their paces by trainers at Twycross Zoo. Normally, Speedy, aged 70, Tim, 40 and Shelly, 30, plod along at less than one mile per hour. However, the zoo has built an extended outdoor pen for the animals
Deaf Dog Who Couldn't Be Trained Brought to Heel Using Sign Language - PawNation
Offbeat  (tags: deaf, dog, unusual, awesome, heart-warming, paw-language, relationship, sign language, talented, training )

- 2457 days ago -
After moving from house to house for more than a year, Horus the orphaned deaf dog couldn't find a forever home. The abused animal knew no other way but to behave badly, until he met Rosie Gibbs. According to the Daily Mail U.K., Gibbs was able to teach
Don't Worry, It Just Means He Loves Me: Polar Bear Trainer's Jaw-Dropping Photos
Offbeat  (tags: trainer, polar bear bonding, training, kindness, respect, movies, wild animals )

- 2943 days ago -
Grizzly man Mark Abbot Dumas is the only man in the world who can touch a polar bear. The fearless animal trainer even goes for dip in a swimming pool where he and 16-year-old polar bear Agee enjoy a watery cuddle together.
Growing Self-Esteem at Farm Schools
Offbeat  (tags: women's empowerment, Kenya, farming techniques, rural people, post-election violences, 2008, food security, training, self-esteem, children, food )

- 3349 days ago -
Rural Kenyans affected by the post-election violence in 2008 are among thousands of beneficiaries of a programme that aims to improve food security and incomes and reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence by taching better farming techniques

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