More than loveable, our furry friends are hard working
Dogs have rightfully earned a coveted spot in our society. They have always been adored as goofy family pets, however, they have transformed to become wellrespected, hard-working members of our communities.
Dogs are incredibly intelligent and they have proven that fact many times to us through their devotion and their hard work. I was very impressed to learn recently that dogs now have a new role to play within our society.
The position is so new only one dog on this planet can do the job currently. Her name is Molly and she is the worlds first dog that can sniff out illegal performance enhancing substances used by some athletes.
Molly is a beautiful Springer Spaniel who was bred is Northern Ireland and now lives in Sweden. She spent six months training with Swedish custom officers. She can sniff out steroids and testosterones hidden in gels, tablets, liquids and powders. These substances have been previously used by some athletes who may; weight lift, play hockey or football and cycle. I would hazard a guess dogs like Molly will become extremely popular among many different facets of the sports world.
As you are aware dogs already work incredibly hard and diligently for us everyday. The simple working dog on a farm has a very distinct role to play for the estate to survive. They herd sheep or cattle in the fields and safeguard foul from predators. They alert the working farmer when someone unknown arrives on the property.
Well-trained dogs can serve as a great source of comfort for children during emotional court proceedings. A calm dog will allow a shy child to read out loud to them for as long as the child needs or is willing. Therapy dogs bring great pleasure joy and warmth to elderly individuals in retirement homes or hospitals. These same dogs can visit universities, colleges and high schools during exam time to help relieve some of the stress students may be feeling. Therapy dogs are often at airports to welcome passengers after long, international flights.
Our boarders are patrolled by highly trained dogs that are skilled to sniff out food, bombs and illegal drugs. Trained police dogs can help track down fleeing criminal suspects and they may also be trained to find corpses. These same dogs can grab hold of a criminal and pin them to the ground until police arrive.
Extremely skilled, trained dogs can help individuals coping with post traumatic stress disorders. These dogs can alert an individual before they have a panic attack or even awaken them from terrible nightmares. Dogs assist individuals living with disabilities and help them gain independence. These dogs may help them become mobile and often help people live independently.
Dogs are amazing creatures and my devotion and respect for them grows each year. Of course, they also need to be protected and most importantly loved and cherished. I hope to spend the rest of my life devoted to protecting and advocation on their behalf.
Please be kind to animals.