No matter how cute the puppies in these pictures are, don’t get fooled – these dogs are on a serious mission.
The top job roles for the doggies are: police dogs, military dogs, fire dogs, guide and hearing dogs, medical assistance and disability dogs, and therapy dogs. Most canines at work are Retrievers or Golden Shepherds, because they’re known for being smart and easy to train.
The noses of service dogs are 50 times more sensitive than a human’s, which really helps pooches in police and fire departments. Police dogs sniff out drugs, detect explosives and find missing people or objects while using their nose. Likewise, firefighter doggies detect ignitable substances and point to the cause of fire, especially in cases of arson.
Their ‘vest’ is not just a cute outfit – it’s their uniform. It informs other humans that the dog is on the job. Remember – despite the urge to reach out to them, you should not pet, feed or talk to the doggies at work. They’re doing a serious job that all of us should acknowledge and appreciate.
Tuco Trying On the Vest for the First Time
Guide Dog Puppy with His Teddy Bear
Even the Comfort Puppy Needs Some Comfort
Is there a nap time anywhere in my work schedule?
Am I supposed to know how to read to do this job?
Whoa baby, I’m pooped and it’s only my first day
They gave me this super cool hat because clearly I’m a professional
One day, I’ll be a big police dog
So when do I get to drive the truck?!
If going to work is all about hanging out with your buddies then I’ll do this EVERY DAY
Trying on the vest for the first time
I think that bullet proof vest won’t fit today
Service Puppy in training
I Bet He Will Be Chewing On a Bad Guys Arm in No Time
Dogs in Training….Work Is Hard
Some dogs were born to help
Proudly Wearing His Uniform
There’s a New Sher-Ruff in Town
And the training begins
Ready for some action