Animals with unusual jobs - police dogs [2017/02/22 10:49]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a policeman or woman? You would spend your days solving crimes and protecting people. Of course, you’d have a partner to help you and maybe, that partner would be a dog.

Police dogs go through extensive training. Getting and training a dog can cost as much as $8,000.
European police departments started using bloodhounds to sniff out criminals more than 200 years ago. Dogs were used in World War I and II. After the wars, police departments in America started using these brave, smart dogs.

Trainers train police dogs through games.

Fun Facts about Police Dogs

• A police dog’s nose is about 50 times more sensitive than a human’s. Police dogs can sniff out drugs, bombs or weapons that humans can’t find.
• Sometimes police dogs can stop a criminal just by intimidation. A low growl or a bark from a fierce police dog is pretty scary.
• Not every dog can be a police dog. Can you imagine a beagle or a Yorkshire terrier trying to intimidate a criminal? Most police dogs are male German Shepherds. These dogs are smart, aggressive and strong.
• Only the best police officers are allowed to have dog partners. They are called K-9 officers and they stay with the dog until the dog retires.
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