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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted October 29 2004 - 08:40 AM

Move over, Lassie...

http://story.news.ya..../canine_caller

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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   SteveK

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Posted October 29 2004 - 08:52 AM

I saw that story on CNN. It's truly amazing what they can teach a service dog to do. For a dog to be able to pick up a receiver is one thing, but then to press a specific button to speed-dial 911 is incredible. I'm sure they do many other super-ordinary and heroic things as well. Amazing.

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#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted October 29 2004 - 09:09 AM

The phone thing is impressive, but even more impressive:

* The dog was trained to recognize emergency personnel (police, EMTs, etc.) through the window and then OPEN THE DOOR for them!!

* The dog was trained to smell changes in the owner's body chemistry that signaled the onset of an epileptic seizure, and then warn the owner.

That is one amazing pooch!

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#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Joe Szott

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Posted October 29 2004 - 09:23 AM

My dogs just beg for food and bark at strangers. We need to get them on THE PROGRAM.

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#5 of 12 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted October 29 2004 - 11:04 AM

Craig I agree, the part about recognizing changes IN her body before she did, is amazing!
The dog didn't wanna leave her side 'cause it knew!
Plus it tried to warn the police officer about one coming up!

Mans' best friend? And then some!

I hope all the cats out there are taking notes.

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Keith Plucker

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Posted October 29 2004 - 01:31 PM

That is pretty amazing.

I am surprised the 911 operator hadn't been instructed that there were dogs trained to do this sort of thing. Maybe we need a new service, K911. Posted Image

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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Chet_F

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Posted October 29 2004 - 03:49 PM

I saw a TV show where they talked about dogs having the ability to sense a seizure before it happens. These dogs are trained and given to certain people who have frequent seizures. I don't know how they train them but it's amazing to say the least. I'll have to pass that link along to a few friends.
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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Todd Hochard

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Posted October 29 2004 - 04:21 PM

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The dog was trained to smell changes in the owner's body chemistry that signaled the onset of an epileptic seizure, and then warn the owner.
I've read that this sort of thing actually comes pretty easy to most dogs.

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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   StephenA

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Posted October 30 2004 - 03:39 AM

Like I always say, people don't give animals enough credit. If you just look at the stuff they are capable of and do, you'll be surprised. They aren't as dumb as we all think.

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Posted October 30 2004 - 05:33 AM

Just think how dumb this makes those people feel that couldn’t dial 911 because they couldn’t find the eleven button on the phone!
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Posted April 04 2012 - 03:15 AM

For dog lovers: I don't know the right place for this:


"Hero pit bull takes bullet during home invasion"

See link

http://usnews.msnbc....g-home-invasion



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Posted April 05 2012 - 10:36 AM

For dog and Golf  lovers: I don't know the right place for this see;



Man recovers dog-eaten tickets



http://espn.go.com/g...eattle-area-man



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