By Lynn Hayner | Posted: January 6, 2015, 6 a.m. PST

Yes "fly-ins" are real events, and yes my dog and I have attended some. And no, dogs (with a handful of exceptions) don’t typically go airborne. But it's not uncommon to see dogs joining their owners for these hang gliding events, even if they are just sitting on the sidelines.

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By Ernie Slone | Posted: November 12, 2014, 2 p.m. PST

Efforts to build America’s first permanent national training center for search dogs near Santa Paula, Calif., got a huge boost this past month as the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation announced it had received its largest donation ever, a $1.75 million grant from the S.

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By Lynn Hayner | Posted: November 2, 2014, 8 a.m. PST

Almost any breed and any-sized dog can enjoy agility; dogs compete in various height divisions. Small dogs are also allowed more time to finish the course. And when big dogs like a Great Danes takes center stage, they’re crowd pleasers for sure.

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By Lynn Hayner | Posted: September 12, 2014, 6 a.m. PST

There are many dog breeds typically good with children.

Best 20 Dog Breeds for Kids>>

But until now I’ve never answered the question (in print at least) that my grown daughter and her husband asked me: Which one breed would you pick for a growing family?  

Dog Breeds 

First, I’ll offer the following disclaimers:

  • Good breeding counts; Although there are plenty of excellent mutts and rescue dogs that make excellent family companions
  • All dogs are individuals; generalities are only that
  • Socialization and training matter
  • Children need to learn manners with dogs
  • Dogs and children should be supervised. 

Let’s start by discussing the reality of supervised.

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