Why dogs are used to catch criminals?

Why dogs are used to catch criminals?

Police dogsThe dog was the first animal to be domesticated, and has been the most widely kept working, hunting, and Trusted companion in human history. The domestic dog has a predisposition to exhibit a social intelligence that is uncommon in the animal world. Dogs are gregarious animals, with a complex group life structure, hierarchically organized.  Dogs need to fit, stay, in a family, in order to know where they are and where they are bound to, hence their greater ability to learn.

Dogs are capable of learning in a number of ways, such as through simple reinforcement and by observation. A police dog, commonly referred to as a “K-9 dog” is a dog that is trained specifically to assist police and other law-enforcement personnel in their work. This dog is used to locate suspects or find missing people or objects. Bloodhounds are often used for this task. Some dogs are used to detect illicit substances such as drugs or explosives which may be carried on a person in their effects. Furthermore, a police dog killed in the line of duty is often given a full police funeral.

In 1923, while on a family road trip in Indiana, Bobbie—a two-year old dog was separated from his owners and lost. After an exhaustive search the broken-hearted family returned to their home in Oregon never expecting to see their beloved dog again. Six months later, Bobbie appeared on their doorstep mangy and scrawny with feet worn to the bone; he showed all the signs of having walked the entire way back alone. It became famous for traveling 4,828 km to return to his owners in the city of Silverton. He was popularly known as wonder dog and sometimes referred to as Silverton Bobbie.

 

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