Bachelor’s Degree in dog training? A four-year program in "canine training and management" officially launches this fall at the State University of New York at Cobleskill amid a surge in demand for specially trained dogs to detect security threats and assist veterans in the wake of 9/11. While training is an important part of the degree, students also take many science courses to learn about dog health, nutrition, and genetics.

Groundbreaking technology at Raleigh animal hospital. It's called Vimago. "It's a high definition, volumetric imaging system, so it does a 3D image like a CT scan but with better detail. A CT scan will miss areas. This doesn't. It's better technology." It takes just 30 seconds to scan and another 30 seconds to see the images. You can see much more than an x-ray and it produces less radiation so it's less harmful to the animal.

DNA shows why some are “dog people” and some are not. New research from Europe suggests that's so after comparing the genetic makeup of more than 35,000 twin pairs with dog ownership. The researchers concluded that genetic variations explained more than half of the likelihood of having a dog. The study "cannot tell us exactly which genes are involved, but at least demonstrate for the first time that genetics and environment play about equal roles in determining dog ownership.”


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