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Monday, May 16, 2011

5 Amazing Jobs Dogs Do

As we all know now, dogs do perform some jobs that humans usually do. And below are just 5 examples of how dogs can be great workers. These amazing jobs dogs do only proves that with a little training dogs can do some really helpful things. Here are 5 jobs dogs do that help to improve our lives. There are more than just 5 jobs that dogs do, but these are an example of how versitile they can really be.

Therapy WorkLOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17:  BioArts employee F...Image by Getty Images via @daylife

Cute dogs - you cannot resist their charm. I am talking about dogs doing therapy work here. What they do is to give comfort and provide a very calming presence to those people that are admitted in the hospital, nursing homes, and other stressful situations. They do not really have to have a specific type of breed in order to become a therapy worker as long as they are sociable enough to be around people all the time and they have to be obedient. Usually smaller dogs work well in most of these situations. They are usually very cute and if you are going to toss in some things like accessories that would make them cuter, all the better.

Service And Assistance WorkA blind man is led by his guide dog in Brasíli...Image via Wikipedia

Many movies have portrayed it and heck, you can even see it sometimes as you walk down the street. Dogs do service and assistant work especially to disabled individuals. These are guide dogs, hearing dogs, mobility assistance, autism dogs, psychiatric service, and mobility assistance. Humans should be really thankful for these dogs as they are making our lives easier to deal with.

White huskies hiking in Inuvik, Canada.Image via WikipediaSled Dogs

Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies are the most common dog breeds that make a good sled dogs. Even until now, dog sleds are being used to travel through terrains that are impossible to pass. Back in the day they were used to go through terrains during the first expeditions to the north and south poles. Now, apart from letting people travel, they also travel to deliver medications and supplies to towns that are very isolated and hard to reach.

Search and Rescue

Dogs that are able to participate in search and rescue operations make the lives of the investigators much easier. Dogs have more powerful scenting abilities and that is why they are more able to detect the scent of missing individuals - either dead or alive. They do this in dangerous weather, through the wilderness and even underwater.

BC_eye.jpg, Border Collie exhibiting Image via WikipediaHerding

And the last of these 5 amazing jobs dogs do is herding. This is very common to people who are living in the countryside especially in Europe. Dogs help in leading a number of kinds of livestock like sheep, fowls, and cattle among others. The most common herding dogs are Australian Cattle Dogs, Border Collies, and Kelpies.

Dogs have been a companion to people for a very long time and it is easy to see why. They do so much to improve the quality of life for us and they ask for little in return. It is no wonder that we spoil them like we do.

From Alex Fields writing for Bling Bling Puppy the internet dog store for dog collars, beds, and toys for your dog. You can also visit his blog for Terrier dog lovers called My Terrier Dog. Here you can read about different terrier dog breeds, grooming tips, and good sound dog related advise. Alex is a full time dog owner and loves to write about them.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Boom Boom The Smart Yorkie

Here's another dog that makes me proud and happy every time I watch his training video.  It is surely overwhelming to see a puppy student of mine performs so well. It was a job well done and his parents or should say loving owners were very satisfied and happy with the results. Boom boom a Yorkshire Terrier and 3 months old at the time is an enthusiastic pupil and obviously a quick learner. 

This video has been long overdue and I should have posted this months ago. But this is something I don't want you to miss.

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