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Mrs. O’CONNOR – Minister, the latest IER report shows that puppies, horses and dogs in training, breeders, breeding staff, the number of racing clubs, racing meetings, the total number of races and participation in racing days have decreased. Still – and that’s because the industry itself, we would say, is losing its social license through programs like the 7.30 report and Four Corners that exposed the industry – but nonetheless, the report claims a significant increase in both direct and des Total value additional contribution to the economy.

How can this be true when all measures of participation and productivity have declined? Has there been a change in the IER methodology since the 2013 report?

Mr. ERIKSSON – The methodology has evolved over time. The methods used in the early days were not as sophisticated as the methods used today.

One of the measures that you have ignored is the move to digital. While people are not racing, there has been a significant surge in our digital content, as evidenced by the significant growth in our betting turnover. Part of that certainly has to do with COVID 19 and the fact that people can’t spend their disposable income, but sales have grown significantly over the past three or four years.

People would rather – and this is a problem all sports have – people are more comfortable and have fewer problems and prefer to see the quality of the coverage in their living room where they don’t have to fight a crowd You don’t have to travel, you don’t have to worry about other people, you don’t have to worry about waiting in line for a beer or food. They like to grill at home or go to the pub and watch it and bet online. This is what we see

Mrs. O’CONNOR – I have one final question on this line, please.

CHAIR – I’ll go to Mr. Tucker and then I’ll come back to you.

Mrs. O’CONNOR – Three questions for the Greens. Several questions for Labor. As soon as it gets a little hot –

CHAIR – Mrs O’Connor, at that point there were 17 questions for Labor and the Greens had 13 questions when you only have half of what Labor is getting.

Mrs. O’CONNOR – Minister, I would like to come back to this less than imaginative IER report on the value of the racing industry to Tasmania. I’m introducing you to the fact that the table on page 18 that talks about the total number of participants in the race is a misrepresentation of the number of participants. We have a situation here where the breeder, owner and trainer are all separated as if they were all individuals, but as we know, in greyhound racing for example, there are a number of people and I will not name them at this table, they are the breeder, owner and trainer of a dog. However, in the table on page 18, these people are separated as if they were all separate people. In fact, there is a statement on this page that incorrectly states, “There are a total of 5806 people participating in the Tasmanian racing industry”. Can you confirm that this is not true?

Mr. ERIKSSON – I could get Mr. Heald to answer that as he was closer to that.

Mr. HEALD – We believe they are separate. We sent the question to IER to answer the question directly. We are waiting for an answer; hopefully it will show up any minute.

Mrs. O’CONNOR – So obviously a problem has been raised about the robustness of these numbers.

Mr. HEALD – We are sure they are separate people, but would like to confirm this from the authors themselves.

Mrs. O’CONNOR – At this point you felt comfortable; For example, if a person is seven participants in the greyhound industry, we know who are breeders, owners, and trainers. If you are satisfied with this data, what is the name of it? Would you be a breeder, owner or trainer?

Mr. HEALD – I’ll have to wait and see what the authors of the report say and how they break them up or what group they are into. I have to confirm that with you.

Mrs. O’CONNOR – So, just one more time in the IER report, and we claim these numbers are obviously wrong, it claims that despite continued recognition that the industry is in decline, the industry is in decline as it is losing its social license and not attracting new entrants , have increased.

The report introduces a new category of “volunteers who assist participants”, of which there are 756. Is it true that the number of participants has actually decreased compared to the methodology used in 2013? If you take out the new category of volunteers supporting the participants, has the total number of participants in the industry actually decreased?

Mr. HEALD – We’re not ready to say that, no. We’re excited – that’s what it looks like to be able to say that there are 5800 identified entrants in the racing industry in Tasmania, which is an extraordinary number.

Mrs. O’CONNOR – That is a wrong number, we are giving it. It’s a wrong number

Mr. HEALD – We have 3500 in the thoroughbred race, almost 1700 in the harness and about 600 in the greyhound race –

Mrs. O’CONNOR – With respect, I’ve had enough, thank you.

CHAIR – Mrs. O’Connor, you can ask questions, but you cannot tell the officers at the table how to answer. The Lord still answers the question. Allow him to finish.

Mr. HEALD – Almost 63 percent of these participants are in regional parts of the state, so this is an important, regional part of Tasmania’s economy.

Mrs. O’CONNOR – May I just point out to you that there is a difference between the 2013 IER report and the 2019 report? The 2013 notes in relation to Participants that many participants have multiple roles and were only counted once in relation to their main role. The 2019 report does not contain such a reference. For the 2019 report, that’s still the case, you know?

Mr. HEALD – Since this is the same question that I answered earlier, we will have some clarification from the authors of the report.

Mrs. O’CONNOR – It’s not the same question because in 2013 a warning was given to people interpreting the numbers.

CHAIR – If you asked –

Mrs. O’CONNOR – Please don’t interrupt me if I ask the question with respect.

It’s not the same question. I asked about the note in the 2013 report warning people not to interpret the data and double or triple counting participants based on their role in the industry. Such a reference is missing in the 2019 report. It’s not the same question, with respect. And I put the minister’s question.

Mr. ERIKSSON – Ms. O’Connor, regarding the question, Mr. Heald has indicated that he will be informed. It is in all honesty while the caution is not there, and that is another question. The intent behind the question, I understood, was related to when you asked about the greyhound owner, trainer, breeder how that is counted.

As for intent, I have to admit that I would support Mr Heald in making it the same question, but as he recommended he will take care of it and we will provide that information.

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Daring rescuers save nearly 40 dogs after the roof of the kennel was demolished in wild storm Arwen http://dogdoright.com/daring-rescuers-save-nearly-40-dogs-after-the-roof-of-the-kennel-was-demolished-in-wild-storm-arwen/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 18:43:00 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/daring-rescuers-save-nearly-40-dogs-after-the-roof-of-the-kennel-was-demolished-in-wild-storm-arwen/

ALMOST 40 dogs were rescued after the roof of a kennel was demolished during the deadly Arwen Storm.

Greyhound trainer Tom Heilbron discovered the site of devastation yesterday morning after the ceiling was ripped from the building and blown 30 meters away in gusts of nearly 100 miles per hour.

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The roof was torn off cleanlyImage credit: NNP
The dogs are now housed elsewhere

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The dogs are now housed elsewherePhoto credit: Facebook / Link Kennels

Fortunately, the dogs at Link Kennels in Trimdon, County Durham were not injured and were quickly moved to other nearby kennels to be kept pending repair.

The approximately 35 x 7 meter roof landed on a nearby farm field. Owner Tom said it was beyond repair.

The 30-year-old said: “The storm actually tore off the entire ceiling and brought it to a field of farmers 30 meters away.

“It took all of the electrics, all of the plumbing, and most of my equipment, it basically tore the place apart.

“At first we thought someone had broken into the kennel, but when I opened the door, water was splashing all over the place.

“We looked down first to catch the dogs, but when we looked up we found that the roof was gone.

“The roof cannot be repaired, the storm tore everything down.”

The top priority of Tom and his kennel hands was to make sure the dogs were safe and well.

He added, “I think it was called off just before our descent because there was no noise overnight and they weren’t in distress.

“Of all 37 dogs, one had a tiny nail cut into it. The kennel was five feet under water because of the burst water pipe, but we raised metal beds to keep the dogs safe.

“We put them in vans and took them to alternative locations within about an hour of finding out what had happened.

“They have all gone to different dog trainers that they have put on for me and we will visit them every day and work from there.

“We are supposed to be at a big race in Towcester Tuesday night, which could be a disaster, but the main thing is that you are safe.”

No schedule has been set to secure a new roof for the kennels, which are a short walk from Tom’s house, but he doesn’t think it will be cheap.

He added, “I had offers of £ 20,000 plus to put a roof back on, even before the lost equipment was taken into account.

“We’ve been bringing brand new stuff out in the last few weeks and they’ve all been torn to pieces, the damage is incredible.

“THE DAMAGE IS INCREDIBLE”

“Without a doubt, this is the worst damage I have ever seen. A fence is expected to fall over or damage parts of it, but not that.

“I try to fix parts and pieces, but until I have a roofer it’s hard, I just want to get my dogs back.

“Unfortunately for the farmer it ended up in his field, but I will correct that.

Britain was hit by the gale winds of Storm Arwen last night, with three people tragically losing their lives due to the wild weather.

Headmaster and father of four Francis Lagan was killed on Friday in Antrim, Northern Ireland, when a tree fell on his car.

A 35-year-old driver died under similar circumstances on the B977 in Aberdeenshire at around 5:45 p.m. on Friday while a third person was fatally crushed by a falling tree in Ambleside, Cumbria.

Snow covered the UK as temperatures dropped to minus 10 ° C and yellow weather warnings for ice cover rallied in central, eastern and southern England and northeast Scotland.

A snow warning also applies to central and northern England from Sheffield to Milton Keynes, which could bring up to 2 cm into the region.

A water pipe rupture led to flooding

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A water pipe rupture led to floodingImage credit: NNP
Owner Tom said he was just glad the dogs were safe

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Owner Tom said he was just glad the dogs were safeImage credit: NNP
Fortunately, none of the dogs was injured

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Fortunately, none of the dogs was injuredImage credit: NNP
Storm Arwen has struck Great Britain

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Storm Arwen has struck Great BritainImage credit: NNP
Tom said he just want his dogs back

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Why Yanni Gourde became one of the most popular Lightning players – The Athletic http://dogdoright.com/why-yanni-gourde-became-one-of-the-most-popular-lightning-players-the-athletic/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 15:42:58 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/why-yanni-gourde-became-one-of-the-most-popular-lightning-players-the-athletic/

TAMPA, Fla. – Every time another Yanni Gourde moment flashed on the Amalie Arena’s video panel on Friday night, the crowd got louder.

Gourde’s first NHL goal, at the time he was wearing the number 65.

The hits.

His Game 7 winner against the Islanders, one of the biggest goals in franchise history.

Double fisting beer at the boat parade.

Lifting the Stanley Cup (twice).

The standing ovations from the sold-out crowd continued as Gourde jumped off the bench, clapped and waved to the fans. Then they started singing his name. “YAN-NI! “YAN-NI!” Even for longtime Lightning watchers, this was the loudest reception a returning gamer has ever received.

More than Hall of Famer Martin St. Louis or the former face of the franchise Vinny Lecavalier.

“Honestly, we had the chills on the bench,” said Lightning striker Ross Colton.

“I hope the camera hasn’t panned me,” said coach Jon Cooper. “My eyes were a little watery. It’s as loud an ovation as you can get from a guest player walking in. Show you what a darling he was for us. “

There have been players with bigger names who have come back, more talented players. But Gourde was different and bonded with fans in ways that not many have over the years.

It was due to his work ethic and drive, “The Little Engine that Could.

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Say thank you – Harness Racing Update http://dogdoright.com/say-thank-you-harness-racing-update/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 03:34:51 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/say-thank-you-harness-racing-update/

The Meadowlands family takes stock of their Thanksgiving blessings.

from Debbie Little

Most people have holiday traditions and my family is no different. On Thanksgiving, we sat around the table and said what we were most grateful for.

Sometimes it was so easy to be thankful it wasn’t snowing so that nobody would end up in the ditch. Yes it happened. (Hearing my husband complain when the weather forecast predicts snow is no vacation fun).

We’d also be grateful to my sisters Linda and Patti for taking the time to prepare such a great meal, or the joy on my mother’s face when she plopped the cranberry sauce out of the can without it off the plate rolled.

If the pandemic taught us anything, it was to value health and family and to appreciate what we have because nothing is promised.

What are the members of The Meadowlands’ harness racing family most grateful for this year?

Let’s see.

Stu Berman, director of Mutuels – “Good health for me and my family. With COVID all around us, stay safe and be very careful. “

George Brennan, driver – “Simple: My good health.”

Dave Brower, Meadowlands TV talent / track quota maker – “To have a good job in a booming industry in New Jersey.”

Shelly Grieco, caretaker – “This year and every year I am very grateful to my family. Knowing in no uncertain terms that I have a handful of people I can rely on to celebrate my highest highs and carry me through my deepest lows definitely makes life easier to work with. I couldn’t imagine getting through the peaks and valleys – especially in our business – without your support. “

Mike Gulotta, owner / breeder – “I owe a lot to: 1. For my family and their health; 2. To my phenomenal employees at Deo Volente Farms for their tireless dedication and dedication to the success of our company; and 3. I thank Marty Granoff and George Segal for standing Perfect Sting on Deo Volente Farms and, quite frankly – I don’t think he’s getting enough thanks – Jeff Gural for not just stepping in to save the industry 10 or 11 years ago, but also to keep trying to improve the industry and help his fellow riders. “

Edison Hatter, Freehold Raceway Announcer / Meadowlands TV Talent – “I am very grateful for all the wonderful opportunities in racing that have been offered to me this year, as well as for the wonderful colleagues in New Jersey that I have known and worked with last year.”

Joe Holloway, trainer – “For me, winning the Breeders Crown with Perfect Sting. It was a lot of fun this year, but also a lot of stress. It didn’t always work out the way I wanted it to, and at least it worked out in the end. “

Diane Lewis, caretaker – “I am grateful for the people and opportunities that are offered in my life. Perfect sting is of course a matter of course. He’s my one-of-a-million horse. “

Jim Lisa, route photographer – “I think I am grateful for my health and my dog ​​Darby and all the adventures that we have had and still have to experience.”

Mark MacDonald, driver – “I am grateful to have the opportunities that I have been given throughout the year. Grateful for Ray [Schnittker] to give me the chance to have a Peter Haughton winner, Wellwood winner, and New Jersey Sires Stakes winner like King Of The North. I’m grateful that Ian Moore calls me and gives me the great opportunity to race a Meadowlands Pace winner and a Hempt winner like Lawless Shadow. And very grateful to be able to show people that I could and can always do the work on the biggest stage. It’s been a great year for the family, everyone is healthy, and I have a lot to thank for horse racing in 2021. “

Todd McCarthy, driver – “Grateful for the opportunities offered by coaches and owners in this great year.”

Kim McCusker, Meadowlands TV – “I am grateful to all of my family and friends that they have put up with me.”

Dave Miller, driver – “My family and friends, the people who want to hang out with you.”

Julie Miller, trainer – “Of course, family, friends and my faith. I can do what I love every day. Horses! “

George Napolitano Jr., driver – “So thankful that Jesus watches over me and my family and that he has great coaches who support me on my way.”

Nifty Norman, trainer – “Definitely my family’s health. The good horses that I was lucky enough to train. The well-being of all my riding colleagues. “

Brett Pelling, trainer – “1. My family for understanding our crazy schedule; 2. The wonderful horses that performed for us all year round; and 3. Not getting one of the false positives that this industry allows. “

Katie Remmerswaal, caretaker – “My friends, family and health, who enable me to do what I love every day. And of course the horses. I am grateful to the owner of Manchego, who let us ride her for another season – although it was shortened – there were memories for a whole life. “

Shades, Meadowlands TV – “I am grateful that my family stayed healthy and had a wonderful year. From marrying a cousin, another with their first child, and my brother who is on his way to getting a job as a Special Ed teacher, my family is fine. Since moving back to the east coast, I’ve known the importance of having a family, and I’m lucky enough to have a great one. “

Tim Tetrick, driver – “Family and Health. And the horses for giving me a great life. “

Mark Weaver, owner – “My family. That people start to live their lives again after the last year and a half, Sweet Lou and harness racing.”

Matt Zuccarello, amateur driver – “I am grateful to my family, my wife, who endured my expensive hobby and the time away from home, and all the owners and coaches who gave me the chance to win this year and make it my best year of all Times to make (16 victories so.) Far!) “

Scott Zeron, driver – “I am grateful to have everyone in my circle of friends and family in good health for another year.”

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Personally, I am very grateful that my mother-in-law is well enough to leave the intensive care unit, for the healthy arrival of my great-nephew Scotty, and for everyone who works or races in The Meadowlands, for giving me something to write about while this column is celebrating its one year anniversary.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday.

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Urgent Puppy Raising Needs in San Diego – NBC 7 San Diego http://dogdoright.com/urgent-puppy-raising-needs-in-san-diego-nbc-7-san-diego/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 04:20:01 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/urgent-puppy-raising-needs-in-san-diego-nbc-7-san-diego/

Dog trainers, animal lovers, and pooch enthusiasts alike are sought after for the task of adopting a puppy to be trained and raised as part of the Guide Dogs of America – Tender Loving Canines puppy rearing program.

The organization said it currently has an “urgent need for puppy breeders” in southern California, including San Diego.

These aren’t just cute puppies (though they are irresistibly cute). These are puppies with a purpose and future as a service or guide dog to serve veterans, blind or visually impaired people, and children with autism.

Applicants interested in participating in the program will be carefully screened to determine if they are suitable for the job. Foster families assigned a puppy are expected to teach them basic obedience and house manners in addition to proper socialization.

Those selected to raise a puppy must pay for food, flea / tick prevention, and a public obedience class. In the meantime, Guide Dogs of America will cover the veterinary bills and host meetings for all puppy breeders in the San Diego area.

Potential foster families must be aware that the puppies cannot be left alone for long periods of time and must obtain permission to take the pooch to work or have someone to work with the puppy during this time. Homeowners and tenants with socialized pets are welcome to apply.

Once the puppies get older and have received adequate basic training from their foster families, participants must say goodbye to the puppies when registering for formal training to become a guide or service dog.

Further information on the application and its requirements can be found here.

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]]> Dogtopia dog daycare is coming soon in Katy http://dogdoright.com/dogtopia-dog-daycare-is-coming-soon-in-katy/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 20:06:15 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/dogtopia-dog-daycare-is-coming-soon-in-katy/ Dogtopia daycare center opens in Katy this winter. The puppy boarding, foster care and daycare center, which promises the “most exciting day ever” for dogs, will also be part of numerous fundraising campaigns through the philanthropic Dogtopia Foundation.

Dogtopia is located on 1817 Mason Road and offers dog daycare with a focus on exercise and enrichment. “In our day care center, our dogs don’t sit in the kennel the whole time their parents are gone,” says owner Shiraj Patel. “You are on the road with a lot of playing time.”

All trainers or “Canine Coaches” at Dogtopia have extensive training in the curriculum of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Dogtopia also offers dog progress reports to encourage communication with owners.

Patel was inspired to start Dogtopia both through his love for dogs and his observation that there weren’t many dog ​​daycare in the Katy area. “I love dogs, and I have my own, and I saw this place as a place to provide service that most of the people in this area aren’t really interested in right now,” said Patel. “Many do not know exactly what a dog daycare center is and what it is about, so there is great potential here.”

Dogtopia is also dedicated to dog-based philanthropy through the Dogtopia Foundation. The foundation has three focal points.

Through a service dog training program, Dogtopia provides a fully trained service dog for veterans.

“We support programs that have a positive impact on the lives of United States military personnel and veterans,” a Dogtopia statement said. “We seek to fund service dog training for military veterans who return home with physical and emotional challenges.”

With its programs for literacy among young people, the foundation offers schoolchildren the opportunity to make progress in reading.

“We support innovative literacy programs for young people and educational initiatives to ensure the success of elementary school students,” the statement said.

Dogtopia is also committed to employment initiatives for adults with autism. The employment program is actively looking for people with autism to offer them a job at the Dogtopia site. “

“These are causes that Dogtopia really cares about,” said Patel.

Due to supply chain bottlenecks, Dogtopia was unable to open as planned this summer, but Patel believes it can open in the next few weeks.

More information is available at www.dogtopia.com.

claire.goodman@chron.com

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Dogs are given their own television channel, video phone, and academic journal http://dogdoright.com/dogs-are-given-their-own-television-channel-video-phone-and-academic-journal/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 05:00:00 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/dogs-are-given-their-own-television-channel-video-phone-and-academic-journal/

You have pushed the frontiers of science again. But forget about space travel, intelligent robots, and cures for deadly diseases.

This time around, behaviorists have added their expertise to a new UK television channel – DogTV. Have you tried seeing it with your pets?

It offers programs to stimulate or relax a dog. They even use special color contrasts as dogs are red-green blind.

More education news

The idea is that people can leave the TV on while they are at work or shopping. Pets can then allay their fears by watching the footage.

We all know animals who have difficulty getting along on their own at home. According to DogTV, every sixth dog suffers from open separation anxiety. Others chew on the furniture, refuse to eat or bark excessively.

But are TV programs really the answer? Will we see Shih Tzus binge-watching seafood or golden retrievers getting in the mood for ball games?

DogTV – also known as “HBO for Dogs” – is available online and on smart TVs, Android and Apple devices. It includes shows like The Dog Chef, Paws For Love, Things We Woof About, The Adoption Show, and Meet The Breed.



Granted, some programs are aimed at people who live with dogs. But most of the camera angles and audio frequencies are designed for four-legged viewers.

It’s the latest in a series of brainwaves targeted to pets’ needs.

Check out Classic FM’s show on Bonfire Night, which featured a music night to help dogs deal with the pops and flashes of fireworks.

And last week I read about the DogPhone, a device developed by Glasgow University lecturer Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas.



The DogPhone accelerometer
The DogPhone accelerometer

There are several products that allow people to interact with their dogs while they work. But so far, none of them have allowed the dog to initiate the video call.

Ilyena hid an accelerometer in a bullet. When a dog shakes the ball, a video conference screen is displayed. She tried it out with her own dog, Zack.

“He called me and I spoke a few words with him and hung up. But when I was busy it wasn’t always so nice, “she said.



Dr.  Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, with her 10-year-old dog Zack
Dr. Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, with her 10-year-old dog Zack

Other disadvantages include the propensity for making bum calls.

All of these technical innovations have a broader meaning. You are connected to a growing academic branch devoted to canine research.

In Hungary, for example, scientists from the Eotvos Lorand University have studied dog linguistics. They found that dogs understand far more than simple “sit” and “stay” commands.

Dogs segment speech in the same way that babies understand words. They use the auditory cortex of their brain to do these complex calculations.

Don’t just take my word for it. Read the Academic Journal of Canine Science.

A cursory look at some of the subjects reveals that researchers are studying all kinds of dog phenomena.

One scientific paper is called “Animal Morals: What It Means and Why It Is Important”. And another is entitled “Dog voice: a memoir”.

There are also topics related to dog anatomy, influential figures in dog training, and the science of dog cognition.

Universities don’t just study dogs. They prepare students for professions in dealing with dogs.

You can get a dog-related degree at the University Center Reaseheath – a partnership between Reaseheath College in South Cheshire and the University of Chester. Students can first acquire a basic course and then supplement this with a BSc.

Course topics include dog welfare, clinical behavior and “ethical issues” related to domestic dogs. Students also receive basic business development skills so they can work in the canine industry.

Relevant jobs can include becoming a professional dog trainer, dog sitter, walker, or specializing in rescue dog rehabilitation.

The next logical step is to offer degrees to dogs. I see the potential now.

Tune on DogTV to follow open university style tutorials. There are dogs that have masters, a new meaning.



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Working dogs learn new tricks when looking for ticks http://dogdoright.com/working-dogs-learn-new-tricks-when-looking-for-ticks/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 14:02:00 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/working-dogs-learn-new-tricks-when-looking-for-ticks/

On a Friday, Troy Koser was walking in the undergrowth next to the Snake River in Wilson, examining the tops of vegetation. The thing he was looking for is about the size of the head of a pin. But this little organism can deal a big blow.

“They are very small, but there will be 100, 200 here. And you can imagine that when a moose passes by. It’s all like elk belly height, ”said Koser. “So they hit several of those little little balls at the same time. But then you get hundreds of larvae with you and those hundreds of larvae are out for the rest of the year.

These tiny balls of ticks are generally found at the top of vegetation, but there can be hundreds of bugs on them.

This is what the local elk population has been dealing with for at least several centuries. Even when pioneers first came to Jackson Hole, they watched winter ticks along with moose, elk, and deer trying to rub the beetles off them when they took off their coats in the spring.

“You’re not having a good time,” said Koser. “If they spend all the time rubbing, that’s less time to eat. Less time to be vigilant, right? You are just not happy. You’re annoyed and have other things to do. It’s the hardest time of the year for them. “

Tick ​​populations could also grow or affect moose differently as the climate changes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Koser is studying this at Montana State University and is working with local biologists to find out exactly how current climate projections – such as more rain, earlier snowmelt and drought – could affect the unhealthy relationship between ticks and moose.

“We don’t necessarily know how many ticks are bad and whether hair loss really leads to death or terrible consequences for them. We just know it looks bad and we try to find out how bad it is, ”he said.

But to track ticks closely, Koser has to find them, which is not always easy with our limited human eyesight. This is where a furry buddy named Frost comes in.

Frost is a mixed breed pup whose main job is to sniff out invasive species in the Jackson Hole area. Aimee Hurt is a co-founder of the Working Dogs for Conservation organization and helps Frost train to smell small tick balls in the field.

“From the trainer’s point of view, the job is figuring out how to get the dog to do this,” said Hurt. “And then you measure, okay, so you can do the best you can, is that skill helpful enough to be used?”

During the training, Hurt and Koser set up a small obstacle course for frost. There are prunings with tick balls in wire cages all over the forest, as well as some cages without beetles. The idea is to judge if the pooch can figure out what is what.

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When Frost thinks he has found a living sample of a tick ball, he sits down and points his nose at the cage.

Hurt said frost is always better at getting closer to plants and recognizing tick scents from further away. Nobody has ever tried to see if dogs can sniff out winter ticks before, so there are many trials and errors. But even small advances can have a big impact.

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Working Dogs for Conservation trains dogs around the world, including Frost, to help protect “Wildlife and Wild Places”.

“He knows the tick smell, and he knows that most of the time he finds them on the tips of plants, so he connects two of the most important things, namely understanding the smell and knowing where to find it,” said Hurt. “Because if you know where to find it, you can look for it.”

When Frost shows he can be useful in the field, coaches can put him to the test to collect data. And while winter ticks will likely never be eradicated in Jackson, Koser said it was important to understand the scale of the problem for moose.

“Since they are endemic, for the most part, I guess [wildlife] Managers don’t really know how to get rid of them. It will mainly be about how much money I should spend protecting our moose in the face of climate change and what do we think will happen to the ticks? ”He said.

Koser also said his research would shed more light on how much stress moose go through each day, from avoiding trucks on Highway 22 to navigating around cattle fences to tiny, blood-sucking parasites.

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This report was prepared for the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Coalition of which KSUT is a member. RMCR has more than 15 member stations in Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico.

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The North Texas Community Foundation awards over $ 200,000 to nonprofits in the area http://dogdoright.com/the-north-texas-community-foundation-awards-over-200000-to-nonprofits-in-the-area/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 21:58:28 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/the-north-texas-community-foundation-awards-over-200000-to-nonprofits-in-the-area/

The North Texas Community Foundation announces the recipients of two recent funding cycles, which will award over $ 207,000 to nonprofits in the area.

A total of US $ 116,000 was awarded to 14 organizations through the Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund. The grants support a range of needs, from programming to operations. The Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund, founded in 2013, is a foundation that awards grants in the areas of land conservation, horse therapy and horse welfare.

The following organizations were funded by the Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund in 2021:

  • All Star Equestrian Foundation: To support vet expenses, farrier, supplements and feed for their herd.
  • Texas Botanical Research Institute: Support of a pilot project on sustainable animal husbandry and publication of the results.
  • Camp Fire First Texas: Funded Title 1 schools to attend Texas Outdoor Education Center.
  • City of Weatherford: To support the pasture renovation and to provide a safe place for the rescued horse.
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: For the purchase of a bulldozer to protect, maintain and restore the Texan habitat through juniper management and planting native grass.
  • Great Plains Restoration Council: In support of a weeklong prairie restoration work event with participants in the Restoration Not Incarceration ™ program.
  • MHMR visions: Provision of horse therapy for the adolescents in the inpatient treatment center.
  • National Wildlife Association: To aid monarch butterfly recovery by empowering Fort Worth ISD students, teachers, and community members to create milkweed habitats.
  • Parker County Sheriff’s Office: Providing specialized veterinary services to abused and neglected horses in Parker County.
  • Stars and Strides therapeutic equestrian center: To support veterinary costs and farrier services for older horses.
  • STEPS with horses: For general operational support.
  • University of North Texas Foundation: Restoration, protection and conservation of 85 acres of prairie land in the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area.
  • Victory Therapy Center: To support your horses’ veterinarian costs and farrier services.
  • Wings of hope: Providing agricultural and operational improvements for the horses they care for.

The North Texas Community Foundation, through the Helen D. and RE Wallace Foundation Fund, made grants totaling US $ 91,360 to 17 animal welfare programs in the area. Additional funds are reserved to support emergency rescue initiatives in Johnson and Tarrant Counties. The Helen D. and RE Wallace Foundation Fund provides funding to organizations in Tarrant and Johnson Counties to care for abused, injured, and abandoned animals, including dogs, cats, and horses.

The 2021 scholarship holders include:

  • Allies Haven Animal Rescue: For veterinary care of abused and neglected dogs.
  • Animal Examination and Response: For supplies to equip the Field Response Team.
  • Apollo support & rescue: Provision of vaccinations, sterilization / castration operations, heartworm tests and preventive measures.
  • Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society: Assess for trainers, then train rescued horses to be adopted.
  • Busters friends: To support sterilization / castration operations, special animal care and vaccinations.
  • Don’t forget to feed me: Buy cat and dog food to distribute to the community.
  • Forever Home International Dog Sanctuary: For the veterinary and dental care of the dogs in the animal shelter.
  • Friends of Arlington Animal Services: To provide sterilization / castration operations for feral cats as part of the Trap Neuter Return program and heartworm treatment for dogs.
  • Humane Society of North Texas:
    • To support the welfare of horses saved from cruelty at their Johnson County facility.
    • In support of advanced care, rehabilitation, and adoption preparation for pets rescued from cruelty and neglect.
  • Cats in the mid-cities community: Providing spay / neuter surgeries for feral cats supported by the Trap Castration Return Program and medication.
  • Panther City Coalition for Wild Cats: For the medical care of injured and sick cats that are feral or abandoned.
  • Ranch hand rescue: To support the care of rescued animals that are integrated into their counseling program.
  • Remember me salvation: For the veterinary and farrier services of the retired, geriatric racehorses in their rescue.
  • Saving Hope Animal Rescue Fund: Provision of sterilization / castration operations for the animals in foster families and preparation for adoption.
  • Save Hope Foundation: To the . to support Snap, snap, hurray! Campaign.
  • Spay neuter network: Providing spay / neuter surgery for dogs and cats in Fort Worth.
  • Texas Coalition for Animal Welfare: In support of the Fort Worth Fix program to provide spay / neuter services to pets of low-income residents of Fort Worth.

“This year’s awardees represent strong local efforts dedicated to the humane treatment, care, and welfare of animals and the preservation of the land in our area,” said Rose Bradshaw, President and CEO of the North Texas Community Foundation. “Companies in these areas tend to have slim operating budgets and limited staff. Thanks to the generosity of the donors who supported this important work with foundations, local non-profit organizations will continue to protect our animals and the natural environment. “

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Cesar Millan’s Halo Collar is a high-tech safety tool for dogs http://dogdoright.com/cesar-millans-halo-collar-is-a-high-tech-safety-tool-for-dogs/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 04:19:43 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/cesar-millans-halo-collar-is-a-high-tech-safety-tool-for-dogs/

Cesar Millan is one of the most famous dog trainers, bringing his expertise to Halo Collar, a technology company focused on dog safety through a combo collar / app device.

Halo Collar company was founded by tech expert brothers Ken and Michael Ehrman after Michael’s daughter Ruby’s dog was run over by a car, and they quickly got Millan to offer his dog psychology advice.

The subsequent collaboration resulted in a premium animal technology accessory that replaces the ugliness of an electric fence with an app that is available on both Google Play and the Apple Store.

The collar itself is a tough outer shell made from a Kevlar-like material (think of an iPhone case) that holds the technical parts of the GPS collar securely, and then you attach an adjustable nylon strap the size of your dog around that Complete collar.

“Dogs are supposed to be free to explore without a leash, but the challenge for their families is keeping them safe,” Millan said in a press release about the product.

Halo Collar is a high tech option to help keep our pets safe.

This will keep them within the set limits that you assign in the Halo Collar app, and the app also includes other handy features such as training videos.

The most famous Halo Collar users are the D’Amelio family from TikTok, as Dixie and Charli are known for their dancing skills. You use the product with all four family dogs: Belle, Cali, Codi and Rebel.

The Halo 2 model is typically $ 999 but can be purchased on sale using code BESTGIFT for $ 799 and comes in small, medium, and large sizes in ivory or graphite (black or white).

However, if you’re a bargain hunter, it might be worth waiting a bit for Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday sales of the product. From Thursday, November 25th through Saturday, November 27th, the price is $ 699 with free shipping, and then from Sunday, November 28th through Tuesday, November 30th, the price drops to $ 649.

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