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Triple Purpose Hunter

Photo:  Police K9 Association
Photo: Police K9 Association

A dog who has been trained to do two different things, like maybe drug detection and patrol, is known as a dual-purpose dog. Hunter has apparently graduated to the never-before-seen triple purpose rating, having learned dispatch, as well. (From the Facebook page of PK9A.)

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

KLM’s Wonder Dog

Dutch airline KLM has found a new way to reunite items left behind on planes with their owners. They use the strength and accuracy of a Beagle’s nose to find people before they leave the airport. And they couldn’t have found a cuter dog if they had tried. I absolutely love this clip! It makes me want to fly to Amsterdam and leave something on the plane.

Beagles rule!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Important Work

They say if you find a job that you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.

It appears that old dogs can learn new tricks, as one 8-year-old Border Collie has proven. K-9 Piper might not do flips, but he helps planes take off at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan.
Piper helps maintain wildlife control at the airport by “shooing away” ducks, geese, owls, foxes and other creatures, his owner Brian Edwards told ABC News today. “Border Collies are born for this type of work, they’re herders,” he said.
Edwards has been an airport operations supervisor at Cherry Capital since 2008 and has been working with Piper at the airport for a little over a year.

See the rest of the story on Doggie Discussions Forum.

And can I just say I love that they named this dog Piper – which is a type of small plane.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Hawk: Calgary Police Therapy Dog

Huut, Hawk
Hawk, pictured here with his handler, Police Sgt. Brent Hutt, receives his badge on November 18, 2013. (Calgary Police Service Handout)

Wow! I wish the National Post from Calgary would have included a link to let me embed this whole video. I hope you’ll go to their site and watch it.

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