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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-26-10 12:34 PM
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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...
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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