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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-26-10 11:34 AM
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55. they usually work 10 hour shifts, 4 days a week
Maybe you should actually look into it. No, they don't lose interest at all... any dog that lost interest after a mere two or three hours could never be certified. And of course, like people they require periodic breaks. Typically, it's their handlers that need the breaks, not the dogs, and I know this from personal experience. Working dogs THRIVE on their worker jobs whether it's search and rescue, herding, hunting, therapy, police, detection, etc.

TSA has long since had a canine bomb detection unit, and they're quite proud of it...

http://www.tsa.gov/lawenforcement/programs/editorial_mu...
TSA's National Explosives Detection Canine Team -
The TSA National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program is an effective, flexible tool used to detect explosives and deter terrorism in aviation, mass transit and cargo environments. Our teams are a mobile form of explosive detection that can be utilized in all areas of the transportation environment. There are hundreds of teams deployed nationwide based on current threats and a risk analysis. They can be deployed anywhere in the transportation system in minutes and are extremely accurate.


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  -The TSA could have just used bomb-sniffing dogs. backscatter712  Nov-24-10 03:05 PM   #0 
  - That wouldn't have offended and terrified as many people... just those afraid of dogs.  bobbolink   Nov-24-10 03:07 PM   #1 
  - If TSA used dogs to sniff 3 year old children don't you think  LisaL   Nov-24-10 03:08 PM   #2 
  - Depends on the dog.  backscatter712   Nov-24-10 03:11 PM   #4 
  - I am not against using dogs.  LisaL   Nov-24-10 03:18 PM   #9 
  - the same way a search and rescue dog would  TorchTheWitch   Nov-26-10 12:06 PM   #56 
  - i saw a demonstration of a police dog sniffing a line of people  CreekDog   Nov-26-10 02:09 PM   #64 
  - Well, that's a lot of myth in one post!  JuniperLea   Nov-24-10 03:23 PM   #13 
  - I don't see anything in my post suggesting that big dogs  LisaL   Nov-24-10 03:25 PM   #14 
  - They don't have to get that close  jeff47   Nov-24-10 04:56 PM   #31 
  - Beagles are good at it  Boudica the Lyoness   Nov-24-10 07:33 PM   #38 
  - O'Hare Airport Too  ProfessorGAC   Nov-25-10 09:39 PM   #45 
     - Yes! Cute little green vests  Boudica the Lyoness   Nov-25-10 10:06 PM   #47 
  - they don't need to be large dogs  TorchTheWitch   Nov-25-10 09:37 PM   #44 
  - We were sniffed by dogs in customs coming from Europe into Dulles airport. nt  polichick   Nov-24-10 03:10 PM   #3 
  - Actually PETN is not that discernable to dogs according to this  RamboLiberal   Nov-24-10 03:12 PM   #5 
  - PETN is standard for certification  TorchTheWitch   Nov-25-10 11:01 PM   #49 
  - And what about people with allergies to dogs or religious  pnwmom   Nov-24-10 03:13 PM   #6 
  - What are those with religious proscriptions against the scanners and pat-downs? (e.g., Muslims)  Glassunion   Nov-24-10 03:16 PM   #8 
  - Muslims don't have religious proscriptions against same-sex patdowns  pnwmom   Nov-24-10 03:35 PM   #18 
     - Muslims don't have religious proscriptions about someone seeing a naked image of their body?  Glassunion   Nov-24-10 03:43 PM   #23 
        - That isn't what I said. I said they don't have proscriptions  pnwmom   Nov-26-10 12:41 AM   #51 
           - You are correct. You did not say that.  Glassunion   Nov-26-10 12:54 PM   #60 
              - I've read the actual advisory, and the snippet you've quoted  pnwmom   Nov-26-10 05:06 PM   #66 
                 - Point taken... I did not have the entire press release included in the news article I read...  Glassunion   Nov-26-10 05:34 PM   #67 
                    - What I glean from that article is that active Muslims disagree  pnwmom   Nov-27-10 04:01 AM   #71 
  - You make a valid point when you say Muslims would not allow dogs to be used.  sally cat   Nov-24-10 03:25 PM   #15 
  - I've seen these dogs at work at the Seattle airport.  Boudica the Lyoness   Nov-24-10 07:42 PM   #39 
  - interesting since Muslims own dogs  TorchTheWitch   Nov-25-10 09:45 PM   #46 
  - And yet we allow service dogs in public areas where animals are normally prohibited  Retrograde   Nov-26-10 12:34 PM   #58 
  - So, how many trained bomb-sniffing dogs do you suppose  MineralMan   Nov-24-10 03:16 PM   #7 
  - It's pretty easy to make more dogs. (nt)  jeff47   Nov-24-10 04:58 PM   #32 
     - Not so easy to train them to sniff for bombs though.  MineralMan   Nov-24-10 07:13 PM   #37 
        - No, this is a very simple problem to solve  jeff47   Nov-26-10 11:14 AM   #54 
  - And how does a bomb sniffing dog detect a knife?  Ozymanithrax   Nov-24-10 03:18 PM   #10 
  - LOL. n/t  pnwmom   Nov-24-10 03:36 PM   #19 
  - I'm pretty sure there are still metal detectors in the airports.  Edweird   Nov-25-10 10:24 PM   #48 
  - Dogs can only work for so long at sniffing for explosives, then they lose interest. Two  demosincebirth   Nov-24-10 03:20 PM   #11 
  - You do realize it's possible to use more than one dog, right? (nt)  jeff47   Nov-24-10 05:01 PM   #34 
  - I know that, but how many sniffing dogs would you use...at...say JFK ? Not too practical, is it?  demosincebirth   Nov-24-10 09:32 PM   #40 
  - It's remarkably easy to make more dogs.  jeff47   Nov-26-10 11:10 AM   #52 
  - Let's do a crude calculation. 800 million passengers a year;  struggle4progress   Nov-27-10 04:22 AM   #72 
  - they usually work 10 hour shifts, 4 days a week  TorchTheWitch   Nov-26-10 11:34 AM   #55 
     - Individual dogs are sniffing for explosives 10 hours a day, four days a week?  struggle4progress   Nov-27-10 04:27 AM   #74 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-10 03:22 PM   #12 
  - I have no clue why they are doing it, I only know that they do it.  LisaL   Nov-24-10 03:27 PM   #16 
  - The US is not Israel and there are terrorists who are not Islamic  pnwmom   Nov-24-10 03:38 PM   #20 
  - McVeigh did not try to blow up a plane.  LisaL   Nov-24-10 03:39 PM   #21 
  - So? Terrorists learn from each other. Another U.S. terrorist  pnwmom   Nov-24-10 03:41 PM   #22 
  - No you are dead wrong  EarthFirster   Nov-25-10 09:24 PM   #42 
  - Get your nun costume here:  MineralMan   Nov-24-10 03:56 PM   #25 
  - Because relevant case law under the 4th Amendment says:  jberryhill   Nov-24-10 04:33 PM   #26 
  - Please refrain from using the term "psychotic" in this manner.  HuckleB   Nov-24-10 04:35 PM   #28 
  - Some facts  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-24-10 04:36 PM   #29 
  - Dogs can't detect PETN  Ruby the Liberal   Nov-24-10 03:28 PM   #17 
  - PETN detection is STANDARD for certification  TorchTheWitch   Nov-25-10 11:13 PM   #50 
     - Thank you!  JuniperLea   Nov-26-10 12:54 PM   #59 
        - I own a scent detection dog  TorchTheWitch   Nov-26-10 01:55 PM   #62 
           - I once owned a dog trained as a police dog...  JuniperLea   Nov-26-10 02:14 PM   #65 
              - life wouldn't be worth it without a dog  TorchTheWitch   Nov-26-10 07:23 PM   #69 
  - I'm not so sure dogs are that good at smelling out much.  HuckleB   Nov-24-10 03:54 PM   #24 
  - You probably picked up some traces from stuff you touched  jeff47   Nov-24-10 05:01 PM   #33 
     - If that's the case, then are dogs at airports worth the cost?  HuckleB   Nov-24-10 05:09 PM   #35 
        - If sniffing for bombs, yes. If sniffing for drugs, no (nt)  jeff47   Nov-26-10 11:11 AM   #53 
  - How many different explosives do you think one dog is trained on?  jberryhill   Nov-24-10 04:34 PM   #27 
  - Dogs love to smell other dogs butts and private areas  Ichingcarpenter   Nov-24-10 04:40 PM   #30 
  - So do some people...  EarthFirster   Nov-25-10 09:07 PM   #41 
  - It's all about $$$$  emilyg   Nov-24-10 06:49 PM   #36 
  - they don't need to sniff your crotch  TorchTheWitch   Nov-25-10 09:31 PM   #43 
  - dogs can't detect PETN  amborin   Nov-26-10 12:34 PM   #57 
  - See post #50  Glassunion   Nov-26-10 01:08 PM   #61 
  - PETN detection is STANDARD for certification  TorchTheWitch   Nov-26-10 01:58 PM   #63 
  - Too late to recommend n/t  Catherina   Nov-26-10 05:35 PM   #68 
  - My dog works in triage at an STD clinic sniffing crotches.  undeterred   Nov-26-10 07:26 PM   #70 
  - I'm actually not unopposed to this idea. Most drug dogs I've met  BlueIris   Nov-27-10 04:25 AM   #73 
 

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