Term Paper on Dogs

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Research Paper on Dogs
There are two types of dogs on the planet, working dogs and worthless dogs. If you are a pet lover I should now have your attention. Yes, I know if you have a dog that is just a pet they can supply needed love or companionship but there is a class of dogs out there that can do this while earning their keep, working dogs. There are many uses for working dogs such as hunting, herding, guarding, rescue work, police work, and more. The two types of working dogs I wish to share some information about is Police Patrol Dogs and Police Detector Dogs.

In the high technology world we live in today you would think there would be some machine, computer, robot or other piece of equipment made to do anything that needs to be
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In scouting the command “find them” is used. The dog than uses the air currents to pickup a humans scent by walking in a set pattern down wind until the dog comes into the scent cone. Once in the cone the dog follows it to the person. Searching is used in buildings to find people. The same command is given as in scouting. The handler takes the dog in a set pattern and allows the dog to use air currents and scent left on floors and objects to find people. Controlled aggression can be used at the end of any afore mentioned duties, but can also be use in, riot control or dispersion, or in assailant apprehension. The reason is always the same though and that is to protect the handler.

When compared to patrol dogs the detector dogs’ duties are usually narrow in scope. The type of detector dog determines the substances they search for.

Most drug dogs are trained to detect at least four substances. Marijuana, cocaine, heroin and hashish other drugs may be included if they are prevalent in that area.

All explosive dogs are trained to detect at least nine odors Trinitrotoluene also known as TNT, dynamite both military and nitro, ammonia nitrate, potassium chlorate, sodium nitrate, C4, detonation cord and black powder.

Military explosive dogs all work the same way. After the handler gives the command “seek” the handler takes the canine through a set pattern until the area is clear. The dog uses both airborne


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