Dogs were the first animals who were domesticated, and this happened more than 12,000 years ago. As a rule, people of that time used them for assistance in hunting, but today our 4-legged friends perform a lot of different tasks, from finding truffles to helping doctors. But their main calling is to make us better and wiser.
We at Bright Side never cease to be surprised by the intelligence and resourcefulness of dogs, and we are sure that they will always have something to amaze us with. At the end of the article, you will find a bonus proving that there is a job for absolutely every dog.
“I was laughing, and my dog thought I desperately needed my emergency inhaler, so he brought it to me.”
“This is Benny. He was a therapy dog at our middle school. He has retired because of his health.”
“I decided that the whole world should know about this wonderful dog.”
The average size for an Oregon black truffle is between 1 and 2 ounces. Today, Rhu found a perfect 7.0 ounce truffle!
“This is Bill. Yesterday he had his first day of training to become my medical alert dog. He’s going to be the first dog to help people with my illness in Australia.”
“He is wearing an assistance dog coat. This is our first time visiting a shopping center together.”
This retired good boy, Harley, just wants to go back to work.
This is Elvis. He has a very rare job — he detects polar bear pregnancy by smell.
Elvis can detect pregnancy in polar bear poop with up to 97% accuracy.
This girl is taking a break from a long day of leading a team of 10 dogs (and humans) in a sled ride.
“My dog comes to work every day. Officially, his title is “Chief Morale Officer.”
“But mostly, he is a ‘Professional Napper’ in his bed under my desk.”
This is Georgia. She helps people with PTSD. Right now, she’s getting ready to give birth to some beautiful future service dogs.
This is a retirement party for explosive detection dogs. The 2 dogs in the middle are retiring, and the dogs on the sides will replace them.
“This is Bonzo, a former sled dog. He has run more than 10,000 miles. This is him on his last sled run a year ago.”
“My mom has Parkinson’s disease. Our pitbull always rests his head on whatever part of her body has tremors the worst. Nobody taught him to do that.”
“Last night, he put his chin on her feet and was lying like this until she fell asleep.”
“I bought a new bed for my service dog with our first paycheck after we got for our first job together! She’s the hardest worker in the whole office!”
The moment you realize that you’re no longer lost in the woods because a search and rescue dog found you:
Guess who’s the best ATM guard in the world?
“This is Dakota. She alerts me if my blood sugar is starting to rise.”
This service dog got a present from IKEA.
This is Watson. He has been working at the zoo for 6 years, and he helps comfort children who accidentally get hurt.
“This is Enzo. He works in my dentist’s waiting room. I get excited to come here just to pet this good boy.”
I think we have the perfect photo for our Christmas card.
This is Tucker. He saves his vineyard at least $10,000 per year by keeping the deer away.
“This is Ruby. She came to our university to cheer us up.”
He works as a water rescue dog. He’s only one year old!
“This is River. I have autism, and he’s training hard to become my service dog. Next year, we will attend college together.”
“Chip earned the ‘cone of shame’ because he kept putting his head in the fence and getting stuck there. Pepper helped maneuver him, so I could capture his shame.”
“My 12-year-old Jade is getting all her ducks in a row.”
Bonus: Even cookie dogs have a job to do.
What other work do you think that dogs can do? Do you know of any other areas where our 4-legged friends provide invaluable help to people?