Dogs on Duty: 4 Unique Jobs That Only Man's Best Friend Can Do

When you think about working, you probably think about someone going to the office every day or maybe putting together items in a factory. While it's important for people to work, there are also a few jobs that man's best friend can do as well. Without the assistance that dogs offer to people on a daily basis, there are some jobs that just can't be performed as they would if only people were performing them.

Guide the Way

When someone is blind or has an illness that can't be detected all the time, a guide dog can come to the rescue. These are dogs that will lead those who can't see where they need to go without getting hurt. The job has recently extended to dogs that detect certain scents and mannerisms that alert them if the owner is having a seizure or if the blood sugar is getting too low or if there is another health condition that might require emergency treatment.

Detect Household Pests

Instead of people searching underneath homes and around trees outside the house for pests, companies, like Pest Police Australia, are now using dogs to get the job done. Dogs can quickly sniff out and detect pests like termites and ants that humans might not be able to see with the naked eye. Once the dog alerts the company of the presence of pests, technicians can then use products to get rid of the pests to keep homeowners and the home safe.

Offer Therapy

After someone has been in a traumatizing setting, such as on the front line or in an abusive relationship, therapy dogs can offer love and support. They are trained to make people feel comforted. These dogs visit people who are in hospitals and nursing homes and make their rounds in classrooms and hospice centers. They offer a feeling of relaxation at a time when hope seems lost.

Search and Rescue

When people simply can't search for people and even other animals missing, search and rescue dogs come to the forefront. The amazing sense of smell that dogs have aids in finding people who are buried under buildings, people who are missing and people who are trapped in natural disasters. They often risk their own lives to save others.

Dogs exhibit that they are man's best friend every day. There are jobs that only they can do, making the world a better place. Consider assisting dogs in the workplace by finding things that your pet is good at in order to help someone else.

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