No matter how cute the puppies in these photos are, don’t get clowned – these bird-dogs are on a serious mission.
The top chore roles for the doggies are: police bird-dogs, armed hounds, fervour pups, steer and hearing pups, medical assistance and disability bird-dogs, and therapy dogs. Most canines at work are Retrievers or Golden Shepherds, because they’re known for being smart and easy to train.
The noses of services that are dogs are 50 times more sensitive than a human’s, which really facilitates pooches in police and fire departments. Police puppies sniff out pharmaceuticals, see explosives and find missing parties or objects while utilizing their snout. Likewise, firefighter doggies detect ignitable substances and point to the cause of fuel, especially in cases of arson.
Their ‘vest’ is not just a cute outfit – it’s their outfit. It notifies other humans that the dog is on the job. Remember – despite the advise to reach out to them, you should not pet, feed or talk to the doggies at work. They’re doing a serious profession that all of us should acknowledge and appreciate.