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Steyr and Stryker with their veteran handlers Kelvin and Shawn while filming the Top Tier: American Heroes and the Dogs Who Love Them documentary

Top Tier: American Heroes and the Dogs Who Love Them

Browsing Kickstarter today, I found this project and immediately backed it. The filmmakers from Titan Throw Multimedia are teaming up with Top Tier Dog Training and the non-profit foundation Tier Garden Inc. to produce a film called: Top Tier American Heroes and the Dogs Who Love Them.

This movie will follow the dogs and their handlers through their Affiliative Training (PDF) program. Affiliative Dog Training focuses on building the bond between the disabled handler and the Service Dog in Training using positive reinforcement. Along the way, we will learn about the veterans who will benefit from the pairing with the dogs.

The preview, you can watch though the link here, shows veterans going through a wide range of issues including mobility, and those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

It is a wonderful project which I hope is produced and widely distributed which will help provide support to the thousands of veterans who served our country.

Proposed release date is June 29, 2017 if funding is reached.

Heading Image Credit: Steyr and Stryker with their handlers Kelvin and Shawn from https://www.kickstarter.com


rescue dog in the spotlight

National Popcorn Day

What goes with popcorn like butter and a movie? To recognize #NationalPopcornDay, let’s look back a this post from last year: Rescue Dogs Take The Starring Role that spotlights rescue dogs in the movies and on TV.

This year was another dog-filled movie year with films like Max, and the upcoming A Dog’s Purpose. Not live-action, but The Secret Life Of Pets gave us a look at what happens when the people aren’t home.

Grab a bucket of popcorn and your remote, and get settled in for great stories with our canine friends.

Top Five Movies Dexter Would Like

According to IMDB, these are the Top Five movies Dexter would like. They list 25 of the top dog movies, and these are the cream of the crop that made it to the top. Some I don’t know. Some I’ve never seen. They are all legendary in their own right, however.

Top Five:

1. Lady and the Tramp

Who can say anything badly about this movie. Its Disney and dogs at their finest. Its a love story, a story of separation and reunification; two lovers separated by their societal class. Heartwarming. I’m glad its number one.

2. Lassie Come Home

Wow. 1943. They are really reaching into the vault for this one. A story of a boy and his dog, his rescue dog. Lassie escapes from her new owner and travels across Great Britain. No boys in wells in this movie, but still a great family-friendly talking picture to bring back some memories.

3. Clash of the Wolves

Continuing the theme of description movie names, Clash of the Wolves as a title gives you a good idea what happens. This one is Rin Tin Tin, another golden oldie western, about a Miner and his dog.

4. Pups is Pups

Clearly, the use of the English languages hasn’t improved much since Number Four on our list was produced. I’ve never seen this one. The comments describe it as a “talking short” recorded in the nineteen thirties. While not unsafe for children, I read that you should probably have a talk with them before watching it.

5. The Pooch

Heavy in star power, The Pooch casts Norman ‘Chubby’ Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Dorothy DeBorba, Allen ‘Farina’ Hoskins in this 20-minute short as they enter their dog in a dog show.

The Contenders:

Surprising were the movies that ended up way down the list like Old Yeller, Turner and Hooch, The Incredible Journey, Call of the Wild, and the Wizard of Oz.