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Memorial Day ’15: Always Remember the Fallen

Today is Memorial Day in the United States of America

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I repost this story every year, because soldier dogs are truly amazing heros and we must always honor our troops and our service animals and all the fallen spirits that have been taken, for oh, too many reasons. Take a moment, right now, just a few seconds, and be thankful for the wonderful service people that work so hard to stop some really terrible things from happening around the world.

Look at these faces!

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These are some of my favorite images from the book Soldier Dogs. There are more pictures in our slideshow today.

Military Working Dogs play a crucial part in America’s armed services. The best known “Soldier Dog,” Cairo, put crucial canine skills to work in the SEAL Team Six operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. Other Military Working Dogs serve as everything from bomb sniffers to troop companions to search and rescue dogs (and also serve in darker roles, such as duty at Guantanamo Bay). Their handlers and trainers, devoted dog lovers down to a man, form an unusually close-knit fraternity within the military.

Soldier Dogs: The Four-Legged Heroes Of Iraq And Afghanistan

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Dog are not only our best friends, they are an incredible asset to our safety forces. Thank you to all the handlers and animals that keep us safe around the world. – Your friends at DogDaz Zoo

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Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Celebrating Armed Forces Day

share to saluteDogDaz salutes our wonderful service people and their amazing service animals.

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Animals, Dogs

 

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Military Working Dogs Reclassified !!!

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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Dogs

 

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12.27.12 Two Dogs At Every School Door

guard dogsAfter so  much sadness and confusion over the loss of innocent lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, the country has gone crazy coming up with ideas to try and make the schools and the malls and the movie theaters safer.  They have talked about gun control, giving teachers guns, taking guns away, banning assault rifles… and on and on and on.  The sad thing is that even if the there was a police officer in that school, he/she could have been on the other end of the building when this incident went down.  They say that he murdered the children in minutes.  So…. here is my thought on what to do: 

We are watching, so be warned!!

We are watching, so be warned!!

I think that we should redeploy our Military Working Dogs (send a note to your Senator to pass the Canine Members of Armed Forces Act) at every school in the country.  A dog has an incredible sense of smell and hearing. They could pick up a suspicious sound way before an alarm system could.  They can move faster than any human.  They can alert a whole building or neighborhood quickly.  And, what if the dogs were trained to smell gun powder, or whatever it is that guns smell of?  If there were 2 working dogs at the entrance to the school, even if the crazy person shoot one dog, the other dog would chew his arm off before he could get another shot off.  And what if the second dog was trained to smell drugs of certain types.  Then anyone coming into the school zone with drugs would be detected.  This would ensure the true meaning of ‘A Drug Free School Zone.’  Ok, so I don’t have all the details worked out — like who takes the dogs home at night and who pays for the vet bills?  But, I sure would feel safer if I know that every school had a canine presence to detect and detain any human with suspicion of guns or drugs. 

guard dog 2Now I need your thoughts on this.  I am not an animal trainer nor a police or military dog handler.  Is it plausible? Possible?  I will start this business tomorrow if it makes sense, but I am not trained in these things.  Are you?  Who can help me?  Would you feel safer if you knew that there were protection dogs at school with your kids all day? 

People have told me that I should send this idea to the President.  I am not sure though.  I think there are a lot of details we need to work out first.  But, I know that we don’t always leverage the simpler solution.  I do not believe, at this point in our history, that we will be able to disarm all the crazy people, but at least we can have a simple, smart solution at every school to protect the kids and teachers.

Please, tell me what you think? 

(Note:  (1) The pictures not of my dogs came from internet images of Guard Dogs, I do not own the rights to them.  (2) Please, do not steal my idea and go make money off of it.  That is not what this is about and by stating it here, it is my idea and I want to set up a non-profit to make this happen, if viable. (I’m sorry I just felt I needed to say that.))

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Dogs

 

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