The work being done to train COVID-19 detection dogs is a groundbreaking endeavor that could help stop the spread of illness amid the pandemic.
Category: Working Dogs
The Amazing Work of Search and Rescue Dogs and Their Handlers
Years ago, dogs simply tracked trails. Today, they’re being trained in “air scenting.” Here’s how this new technique has revolutionized search and rescue.
Meet the K-9s of A&E’s “Live PD”
The police dogs are a huge part of this unpredictable, totally addictive TV show. Here’s what you need to know — plus, some behind-the-scenes trivia.
The Amazing Story of a Secret Service Dog Trainer
As a young boy in the 1970s, Leth Oun survived the killing fields of Cambodia. Now he protects U.S. presidents as a member of the Secret Service Canine Unit.
In Harm’s Way: The 4 Surprising Dangers That Police Dogs Face
Police dogs dedicate their lives to helping law enforcement fight crime. And just like human officers, K-9s face many safety risks on the job.
Even After Retirement, Military and Police Dogs Are Heroes
Why retired military dogs need our support.
Spotlight On: Dogs Who Can Sniff Out Cancer
At her In Situ Foundation, Dina Zaphiris trains dogs to detect early-stage cancer from human saliva, urine, plasma and even breath samples.
Let’s Salute Our Canine Veterans! (Have You Considered Adopting One?)
Dogs have helped in every American war dating back to the Revolutionary War. Some of these dogs need good homes right now!
Spotlight On: Bomb-Sniffing Dogs
Explosive detection dogs are on an unbelievably important mission. Find out how they are trained and which breeds are top candidates for jobs like this.
Working Dog Breeds: The Best of the Best!
Ever wonder which dog breeds are best suited to various working dog jobs? In this article, I break down the “best of the best,” one by one.