Herding dogs go back as far as Bible times. These early dogs were used to keep livestock from
During human history various types of animals have been used to help in war. For example, “War Elephants” started being utilized in the 4th century as part of the “Indian kings’ armies.” (War Culture – Animals of war. 2012) The idea of using
Dogs were used in World War II. At first the U.S. army only used fifty sled dogs working as military dogs in Alaska. But later in the war, they would hire more dogs.”Dogs guarded posts and supplies,carried messages and rescued downed planes” . Dogs were also used for finding enemies, detect mines and alert
A war dog is a soldier’s best friend. There are many articles and stores made specifically to prove how important military dogs are, not only to serve their duties but, to also bond with their handlers. Every story I have read had a part of how happy and completed soldier’s lives were. By completed I mean, every story the author said, “There is a unique bond between a military dog and its handler.” In my opinion that means
Another animal who has always been a great use in war is the dog. He was used in WWII for many purposes, including
This has led to the belief that dogs can provide company, affection and support to people who are going through a difficult time or who feel lonely. Dogs have aided humans in tasks such as hunting, livestock herding, and guarding. However, as society moved from small rural communities to increasingly large metropolitan areas, the dog’s role changed. Throughout the years a more specific type of
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
Although he had his time occupied by training his regiment for combat, Roosevelt preserved his captivation for animals, one characteristic which gave importance to his war account.
Dogs may bring happiness to veterans and help them through the rough times in life. PTSD takes the life of copious amounts of veterans each year. If we want to treat PTSD we need to give veterans a friend to be by their side.
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
This article summarizes how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) effects soldiers returning from combat zones and how service dogs help relieve PTSD symptoms. After the success of an award-winning program created for at risk teens, Rick Yount, a social worker and certified service dog trainer, created the first Warrior dog-training program. The Warrior dog-training program was designed to be a safe and effective
Sergeant Stubby deserves his title as the bravest dog of World War I not only due to his heroic actions on the battle front, but also the comforting effect he had on the American home front after the war. Many times we don’t think about the animals it takes to fight a war. From the pack horses on the battle front to the kittens back at home, it takes many animals to get a country through a war. Sadly, many of the animals on the battle front die without anyone, aside from their unit, caring. However, there are a few who’s contribution to the war is recognized and who’s stories is told for generations. It is through these few animals that the important contribution of animals’ role in war is recognized. Sergeant Stubby is one of the lucky few
There has been a long history with animals and their natural bonds with humans for many decades now. Dogs have helped people with a multitude of illnesses for some time now, however Americans were not the first to discover this natural trait in animals. The Germans during World War 1 were the first to discover this. In the book, History of Guide Dog Use by Veterans it states that the German army in particular “relied heavily on the use of German shepherds as ambulance and messenger dogs. The Germans reportedly used more than 25,000 dogs during World War I. ' these dogs were ideally suited for this type of work, with ell-known traits such as trainability, loyalty, intelligence, strength, and endurance” (Ostermeier 587). In today 's society, we have numerous people who are unaware of the services that animals can provide for humans. Specifically humans with mental or physical disabilities. In this paper I will present various types of service animals as well as the many services they provide.
The world was split into six regional powers, connected by the World Health Council (WHC). In theory the WHC would help rebuild the broken world. Its strong military presence gave mankind another chance. After twelve years of rebuilding, known as the Second Reconstruction Era, canines were discovered to have a new strain of Felcatusdi-1 virus, strain Felcatusdi-2, later nicknamed the Canine Virus. The world could not survive another epidemic. The regional leaders, along with the WHC, conceived the Canine Doctrine, which stated that all canines were to be handed over to the regional governments for quarantine or termination to be sure the Canine Virus would not spread. This doctrine caused major conflicts that left thousands dead; two wars were fought over the issue. Following six years of carnage, the WHC military won over the masses of unorganized canine supporters. The resistance was eradicated but the roots of rebellion were still left unearthed. The world was divided after the First Canine War. One of the six regions refused to follow the doctrine, and the WHC deemed that region
From the earliest days of man, creative uses for animals have arisen. Since the time of them Mongolian chief Timur and Sultan Muhmad Khan, many military uses have been created. These creative ideas are still created today, now modern day countries find many uses of animals such as monkeys, seals, dolphins, goats, elephants, and other animals in the military. Though the truth is right in front of our eyes, many people do not believe that these animals show up on the battlefield and in the oceans with humans defusing bombs and attacking enemies on the other lines.