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Posted on 06/19/2005 5:20:44 PM PDT by MRMEAN
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Police dogs can't sniff out dead bodies
Friday, June 17th 2005
Maybe we should get these dog addicted to dead bodies.
If you were sniffing dope all the time, you wouldn't have any interest in finding any dead bodies.
Dogs are very sensitive rescuers - if they find too many dead bodies they actually get depressed and their trainer/owners have to stage a fake live rescue.
I wondered why a dog was not used in Jessica's case.
Personally, dogs should be used at airports - at check in, at the gate, in the baggage area and a last sniff down the isles.
As you can tell - I did not like this article.
Australian Shepards are easily trained, great working and watch dogs as well as loyal family pets, are trustworthy around other animals - especially horses, and gentle with children. I cannot think of a better dog.
Three cheers for the Aussie Shepards!
(In loving memory of our "Snowman", white Aussie shepard)
And in loving memory to ours - Cinder a Tri, Sage, in honor of Osage Indians, and Cowboy both Blue Merles.
I've been on a LOT of body searches from murders, missing persons and drowning victims. The dogs are WORTHLESS, and to tell you the truth, after seeing all this and hunting with some of the best hounds (at the time) in the southeast and watching them make mistakes, I SERIOUSLY doubt the effectiveness of drug dogs.
Cadaver dogs? A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. PERIOD.
I HAVE RAISED GSP'S FOR 30 PLUS YEARS AND BUILT MANY A CANNINE FACILITY FOR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.
MY DOGS ARE OR HAVE BEEN S1-S3.
THE DOGS WORK ON DRIVE AND IF ARE NOT TAUGHT TO FIND BODIES THEY WILL NOT.
CLEAR CASE OF LOCAL POLICE BEING ENEPT.
You don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Yet Court-TV-mindlocked-jurors convicted David Westerfield, at least in part because of the dogs.
I like your idea.
Well, the Great Omnisentient sinkspur, obviously knows better, eh?
And a Monica sniffer will.........
"And in loving memory to ours - Cinder a Tri, Sage, in honor of Osage Indians, and Cowboy both Blue Merles."
There was a time when one went to horseshows and see an Aussie Shepard in the back of every pickup hauling a trailer.
Thanks for sharing the "loving memory."
Pleas give more than a smart ass comment if you want to be taken seriously.
Okay, I was talking about in my experience, okay. I find it odd that drug dogs (ex-pound mutts at that) ALWAYS find something, but that wouldn't be too hard to believe since it's right in front of them. I can deal with that, just seems like NO OTHER DOG in the world can "find" stuff 100% of the time. Bet it would make the conviction rates drop if it did.........HHMMMMMM.
Anyway, my real post was about cadaver dogs. Drove many a one around in a boat looking for a drowning victim. Many of my other fellow officers in our department have also. Guess what. I don't know of anyone that has been found by one after 10 years on the job.
Always an excuse about it.
Water is too deep, too shallow, too fast flowing, too slow flowing, too many "false indicators", too many people around, too hungry, too thirsty, too much time elapsed, Buried too deep, etc. Of course they come out there with the cadaver dogs saying they could find Jimmy Hoffa, but to no avail.
Now your dog may be able to find anything on earth, if you say so fine, I can't dispute you, but my experience is is it a waste of time.
Dead straight. They do what they are taught, building on instinct.
I had one that was deadly when it came to zeroing in on ripe quince, opening doors if necessary. It set my teeth on edge watching her chomp them.
To add variety to their diets, they also taught each other how to safely pick blackberries, since I was too slow passing them out on hikes.
Most of them would do a decent job of herding, and two or three could even find a stray sheep, if the occasion called for it.
Alas, repairing fences, retrieving downed birds, or pointing on gold nuggets in the creek was not in their repertoire...but I didn't blame them for those shortcomings.
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