dogs http://wvxu.org en Cincinnati Children's breaks ground on Family Pet Center http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-childrens-breaks-ground-family-pet-center <p>For young children fighting serious illnesses and practically living in a hospital, life can be very ruff, er, rough. Studies show interacting with animals boosts spirits and helps patients heal. Now Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is <a href="http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/news/release/2013/pet-visitation-center-groundbreaking-03-28-2013/" target="_blank">building a Family Pet Center</a> to reunite long-term patients with the <strong>own</strong> pets.</p><p></p><p>The hospital says it is the first pediatric hospital in the country to build such a facility.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:00:14 +0000 Tana Weingartner 10843 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati Children's breaks ground on Family Pet Center How Smart are Dogs? http://wvxu.org/post/how-smart-are-dogs <p>On the eve of the <strong>Westminster Dog Show</strong>, everyone believes their dog is smart and you may think yours is the smartest ever. Either way, there is no denying the research that dogs do have an innate intelligence. One man has centered his professional life on researching the intelligence of dogs, and he joins Thane Maynard on the phone. <strong>Brian Hare</strong> is a professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University, where he founded the <a href="http://evolutionaryanthropology.duke.edu/research/dogs"><strong>Duke Canine Cognition Center</strong></a>. He’s on the phone to discuss his latest book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Genius-Dogs-Smarter-than-Think/dp/0525953191/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1360013073&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=brian+hare"><strong>The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think</strong>.</a></p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:31:20 +0000 Thane Maynard 8920 at http://wvxu.org How Smart are Dogs? Author Jon Katz http://wvxu.org/post/author-jon-katz <p>New York Times bestselling author <strong>Jon Katz </strong>has a way of writing about people and their dogs like few can. His <strong><em>The Dogs of Bedlam Farm</em></strong> proved that. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 05:30:20 +0000 Mark Perzel 7262 at http://wvxu.org Author Jon Katz Dog Trainer/Handler John Preston Smith http://wvxu.org/post/dog-trainerhandler-john-preston-smith <p><strong>John Preston Smith</strong> has been a dog trainer and handler for almost 50 years and has written two books: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Bog-John-Preston-Smith/dp/1466446498/ref=sr_1_2?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1352909599&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=the+bog"><strong>The Bog</strong></a>, a sort of fantasy dog tale; and<a href="http://www.amazon.com/14-000-Dogs-Later-Learned/dp/B009I1AZUM/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1352909787&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=14%2C000+dogs+later"><strong> 14,000 Dogs Later</strong></a>, about his long career. He’s with our Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about his fascinating career and his writings.</p><p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 05:32:10 +0000 Robyn Carey-Allgeyer 6248 at http://wvxu.org Dog Trainer/Handler John Preston Smith Red Dog/Blue Dog http://wvxu.org/post/red-dogblue-dog <p>If this year’s presidential race is wearing you out, perhaps it’s time for another perspective on the whole red-blue divide. Why not take it to the dogs? Fri, 12 Oct 2012 05:32:15 +0000 Lee Hay 4808 at http://wvxu.org Red Dog/Blue Dog