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(The Sun)   Incredible police dog nose his suspects   (thesun.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-04-25 12:41:15 AM  
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Dogs:  Great for tracking folks, etc, when allowed to do their job unhindered (aka, with a well trained handler).  BAD at searching for contraband with a handler who WANTS them to find something.
2013-04-25 06:00:30 AM  
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Uisce Beatha: Dogs:  Great for tracking folks, etc, when allowed to do their job unhindered (aka, with a well trained handler).  BAD at searching for contraband with a handler who WANTS them to find something.

BAD!
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BAD DOG!
2013-04-25 04:50:39 AM  
1 vote:
This past Sunday, 60 Minutes had a great piece on military dogs. It was damned interesting, despite Lara Logan.
2013-04-25 04:43:37 AM  
1 vote:
Great job by the dog, to be sure.

Having worked with Police dogs for years, it's not THAT impressive though.  German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois (really any police dog other than Bloodhounds) are trained to track based on ground disturbance and the most recent scent.  Tracking across grass or fields is relatively easy for those dogs.  Had the suspect run across a parking lot, the dog would likely not have found him.  It's why it's so important for initial responding officers to point out the last place they saw the dog, and not contaminate the area with their own scent.

Bloodhounds, on the other hand, those things are freakishly good on all surfaces.  They can distinguish scents too.  I've seen Bloodhounds track missing children and elderly people 18-24 hours after they went missing.  Truly impressive.
 
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