This article about war dogs and how our military uses them in the battle field. One of the main purpose they use the dog is to find IEDs (improvised explosive device). The military uses a variety of dogs; the most common are such as German shepherds, Labrador retrievers, and especially the Belgian Malinois. But even with the smartest dog in the world you can’t find all IEDs. These dogs do so much more in the battlefield then people actually think, they save people’s lives just like our actual soldiers.
Did you know that over 300 rescue dogs were helping at 9/11? Jonah Goldberg, the author of ‘Canines to the rescue” knows these dogs are great. I know he is in favor of rescue dogs because he knows and thinks that dogs are brave, comforting, smart and many more traits! Dogs can sniff out survivors, comfort lots of people and can fit into small places humans cannot.
Last but definitely not least, military working dogs are another way that we can see animals working for us. Late one night on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Cairo, a military working dog, braced for landing in one of two Black Hawk helicopters. Cairo, a Belgian Malinois, a breed known for acute intelligence, sat alert, supremely alert to the mood of the soldiers traveling with him. This was a different mission as the helicopters they
Dogs are not just cute and fuzzy friends. Since it has been thousands of years that dogs have been trained to do things for humans, we can now count on dogs to do very specific jobs. For example, the article from the U.S. Department of Justice says, “Service animals are defined as dogs that are
These illnesses can make it hard to do actions needed in everyday life when they return home from the battlefield. Since these illnesses are often more mental rather than physical, one of the best ways to help soldiers who suffer with PTSD or TBI is to provide a service dog to help their needs. A service dog is “any dog that is individually trained to work or perform a task for the benefit of an individual with a disability” (“Service Animals”). It may be hard to train a service dog or even find a dog to train. Approximately 3.9 million dogs enter shelters nationwide each year and of those 3.9 million, about 2.7 million are euthanized each year (“Pet Statistics”). Many of these dogs that are in shelters are strays as a result of improper care from their previous owners. Much of the nation’s animal cruelty is a result of conflicts between their owners. A 2011 survey states that about 10.2 million men and women are physically assaulted by their partner in the United States every year, and 62 percent of the nation's households have at least one pet ("Animal Cruelty Facts and Statistics”). Animals are just the victims of the prejudice that is going on around
Dogs will protect you and they can also provide comfort and support in forms of affection and companionship for an individual suffering from various mental and emotional conditions.
Dogs have the ability to be adversely trained for militaristic operations, they even have some characteristics that make them more qualified for a job than a human. Some of the jobs military dogs are used for are bomb detection, defense, messenger carriers, scouting for snipers or enemies etc. thus showing the adversity and importance of dogs. Compared to humans, dogs understanding of war and the moralities which are attached to war are nonexistent, thus making tasks more easily accomplishable because of dog’s compliance. Even though there are a vast amount of accomplishments that dogs can easily complete verse humans, simple task that acquire things such as apposable thumbs can be slightly more important for a human to accomplish them.
According to "The Call of Duty", dogs have been in wars throughout history, which shows that dogs have always been loyal friends in war. Dogs are specially trained to find bombs, drugs, and land mines that may hurt or kill their owners. In Afghanistan, military dogs are used to find bombs on walkways or on roads. This prevents soldiers from stepping on bombs and loosing limbs or worse.
They have been trained in combat to use their keen sense of smell to act as scouts, sentries and trackers. During World War Two. Anti-tank dogs, were trained in Russia to carry explosives to tanks, military targets and other armoured vehicles. They were trained vigorously by the Soviet military forces between 1930 and 1996. they were used against the German tanks during World War Two. Another war dog hero went by the name of Brian. He was in the 13th Battalion of the British Army. He had to train hard for his deployment and was a tough paratrooper. During his training, Brian learnt how to identify minefields, protect his comrades-in-arms. On D-day, he parachuted under heavy anti-aircraft fire onto the continent. He arrived their when the Allies liberated Normandy. A couple of months before the war ended, he also parachuted into Western Germany. There he marched to the Baltic Sea. After World War Two had ended, he received an award to recognise his ‘conspicuous gallantry’. Brian was a young Alsatian-Collie mix. War dogs would of had to have a lot of bravery and discipline to achieve the tasks required and to under go the training needed. By using animals to complete the task at hand was a cowardly act by the soldiers/commanders, but it just makes the animals so much more heroic. Many war dogs completed amazingly valiant tasks throughout the duration of World War Two and, in my opinion, not enough of them were recognised for their fearlessness. Although dogs, if trained correctly, will do basically anything their owner tells them to do, they have very keen senses that allow them to ‘sniff out’ danger. As well as dogs helping out in World war Two, many other animals also contributed to the war effort. These include horses, cats, birds, donkeys and
What Rescue dogs and the UN do to help. Rescue have an exetremely good sense of smell and hearing which is used to find people under rubble. If it is dark, rescue dogs wear fluro vests that glow in the dark. Dogs have bottled water and high energy foods attached to their vests incase the patient is thirsty or hungry. Dogs also are extremely small which means they may be able to fit through small holes. The UN use Carbon dioxide detectors can be used to find survivors rendered unconscious. They work best in confined spaces where they detect the greater CO2 concentration in the air exhaled by those still
“Approximately 650 military dogs deployed by the american combat forces are developing canine PTSD”(Doa). Canine PTSD is still very new, and could still be justified otherwise, but all the dogs that are put under this category all share similar symptoms any other victim that was diagnosed with PTSD would have received. The skills that service animals may have encountered while serving their time in the war, might just have been their biggest obstacle to face now. Like humans, the disorder differentiates, every dog faces canine PTSD in their own way but it’s all the same idea. After years of mastering what they do, all the wear and tear add up and it leads to about “5-10 of US military working dogs who were deployed in combat setting were reported to have signs of canine
It is said that dogs are man’s best friend. However, in some instances, this relationship breaks down for various reasons and dogs attack. Such an accident can cause significant injuries both physically and mentally and can even lead to lose of life. Although you would hope this to be true, dog bites aren’t that uncommon. In fact, according to Center for Disease Control, around 4.5 million dog bites occur on a yearly basis in the United States. When you factor in the population in America, this stat means you have a one in 72 chance of experiencing a dog bite in your lifetime. This is a scary stat and one that shows the prevalence of the incident.
Humans are starting to help the dogs while the dogs are helping the humans not get injured. We have dogs that help search for bombs in school, also drugs .Police officers have dogs that are their partner . The dogs helps and protects the police officers. Humans now days train dogs to be harmful and to protect the owner or the owners family members.
National USAR Response System Canine Search Teams play a critical role during structural collapse incidents, and many more disasters. The canines locate survivors, using their incredible sense of smell to detect live human scent, even from a survivor buried deep in rubble. FEMA USAR canine handlers are comprised of civilians, firefighters, and police department members (Canine's Role in Urban Search & Rescue, 2015). The most common breeds of dogs that are used for search and rescues teams are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois, Border Collies and Golden Retrievers. Canines with a high toy drive are used for urban search and rescue. Which means it is basically a game of hide and seek for the dog. This is how the handlers
Dog bites are very common injuries for both adults and kids. People bitten by a dog can have irreversible disfigurement, psychological trauma, and worse, even death. It's therefore necessary to always provide excellent care when dealing with dogs, even those which are considered as pets.