This past weekend, the city of Canberra hosted the International Dog Sports Extravaganza. In addition to a competition that's called flyball, dogs try to best each other at weight pulling, obedience, grooming, dancing and agility.
Boris the dog is a constant companion of Hollie Evans (19), who suffers from anxiety. Boris distracts her and helps her remain calm, even under challenging circumstances like the college graduation of her sister, Daisy.
So Boris would fit right in at the school, he was fitted with a mortarboard for the day.
Drug sniffing dogs are needed in the critical effort to protect our youth from the dangerous new street drug, fentanyl.
And an RCMP detachment in Innisfail, AB, is training them to do just that. It's a program with an international reputation. And it's a program that gives the lie to the urban myth that drug sniffing dogs must be addicted to the chemicals they have to find. Safety for both trainers and dogs is a top priority.