We all know how amazing dogs can be just as simple house pets but dogs can be even more amazing when they join the workforce and aid people in performing tough and dangerous jobs. Here are three of the most popular and important jobs for dogs:
Service dogs were introduced after WWI for the disabled soldiers. The most popular service dog is for the visual and hearing impaired. These service dogs act as their owner’s eyes and ears and lead them wherever their owner wishes to go. They undergo basic training when they are puppies and advanced training once they feel comfortable with their owners and their lifestyle. The most popular service dogs are golden retrievers, Labradors and German Shepherds.
Police and soldier dogs have an essential role in the protection of people. Due to the fact that dogs have a highly developed sense of smell and also sense people feeling fear, they accurately detect illegal substances and people with bad intentions. Apart from that, police and war dogs are trained to neutralize a threat by attacking them. In many cases people’s lives have been saved by a dog!
Therapy dogs are used to provide comfort and happiness to people undergoing tough situations such as a terminal disease, depression and even easier situations like students in universities. Psychologists have discovered that interaction with dogs or any other animal releases neurotransmitters in the brain linked with an elevated mood such as happiness. In many cases dogs have had the power to eradicate a disease completely because of the unconditional love and support they provide.
Dogs are wonderful animals, apart from being man’s best friend they can also be man’s co-worker. It is our responsibility to treat dogs with love and respect because you never know when you might need the help of a dog either to bring more comfort and happiness to your live or even to save it!