dogs en The controversy surrounding pit bulls - the breed and their owners <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A recent horrific attack on a young girl by pit bulls has increased calls for banning or severely regulating the dogs. At the same time, many municipalities here and across the country are eliminating breed-specific regulations. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 29179 at The controversy surrounding pit bulls - the breed and their owners Dog Days at Second Sunday on Main <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update: additonal information and links added.</strong></p><p>On <strong>Sunday, June 8th,</strong> the <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Over the Rhine Chamber of Commerce</a></strong> will begin its ninth year of <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Second Sunday on Main</a></strong> - the eclectic neighborhood street festival on Main Street in OTR.</p><p>Second Sunday celebrations have something for everyone - <em><strong>including the family pet!&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:37:43 +0000 Jim Nolan 27338 at Dog Days at Second Sunday on Main Cincinnati Children's breaks ground on 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="" 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 Cincinnati Children's breaks ground on Family Pet Center 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=""><strong>Duke Canine Cognition Center</strong></a>. He’s on the phone to discuss his latest book, <a href=";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 How Smart are Dogs? 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 Author Jon Katz