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.)
This is from a year or so ago, but I just found it. What a sweet story. Griffin the service dog was awarded an honorary masters degree for being right beside his person while she completed her degree from her wheelchair.
Well, I guess he did sit through all of the required classes. No word on his GPA.
Ever have one of those days where you just couldn’t get inspired to go to work? Check out K-9 Jango Fett of the Anne Arundel County Sheriff Department, who just needed a little extra motivation to get in the car.
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.
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.