The power of the nose! Dog’s instinct saved my home from burning down.
Is your dog fun, smart and cheerful? Dogs are wonderful to be around them, most of the time and very important to our health. Dogs are of various breeds, some are known to be man best friend, others hunters and others are trained to be heroic dogs.
They can sniff out drugs and people who are covered by rubbles during earthquakes. You will be happy to know your dog can save your life, he can be your lifesaver. Stories have been told of dogs used by the military who saved soldiers by sniffing bombs before they got to them.
From experience one time I had a traumatizing experience and my dog saved me. My dog, Kiki is a good hunting dog and can smell a yummy meal a mile away. One evening I was so tired and back from a long day at the office and slept on the couch and forgot I was preparing beef stew for dinner. After some time I heard Kiki barking furiously and saw smoke coming from the kitchen.
I found my meat burnt up but was grateful and lucky that Kiki was around to save me. Dogs are being used for various roles nowadays, from entertainment, guarding our homes and country, used by the military in wars to find explosives and bombs, airport handlers to sniff out drugs and illegal immigrants hidden in port containers. sometimes we restrict them with fences for their safety but in danger, they can rescue us.
The rise of drug traffickers has seen the increase of sniffer dogs who are very talented acting as detectives in airports and bus terminals to sniff out drugs, arms, and illegal substances. These dogs are trained to find drugs, illegal substances, and explosives.
Each dog is trained on special item recovery. Drug detection dogs are amazing due to the vigorous training to enhance their sense of smell and being canine they are natural hunters. Sniffer dogs are not trained to fail, they are taught victory is key and are trained to save the soldiers.
They are trained for special operations, they can swim also. In our streets, they can detect explosives and people who are carrying them. If you want your dog to be a sniffer dog you want it to be best trained and equipped.
There is such a demand for sniffer dogs it’s not only about their nose but their ability to be used to track people. These dogs are trained to capture and not to kill. Most of these dogs have been used in Iraq and Afghanistan to ensure soldiers are safe as they work as a team.
Dogs have instincts and a good sense of smell. When trained this is enhanced to ensure it is effective in detecting drugs or explosive. The hard part is to get a good dog to train. The dog needs to separate odours to be specific on the illegal drugs to recover. They can detect more than seven illegal drugs.
The dog needs a lot of concentration and can detect drugs in seconds. Trained dogs have 300 million smell receptors. A dog contains a lot of tissue and when it inhales through the nose and breathe out through slips at the sides, so, in short, do not stop sniffing. Dogs are 100 times more sensitive than their handlers.
You would be amazed to know a dog sense of smell is higher and better than a human to a ratio of 100,000:1 making it for a dog to sniff different smells in seconds which can be put in good use. These good breaking news of how dogs save situations gives us something to smile about our furry friend and be proud of them. You can also home train your dog to sniff different odours from gasoline, smoke, onions, coffee to differentiate odours and notice its reaction.