Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dogs Trained As Lifeguards for Swimmer Rescues

With 400 deaths per year resulting from drowning off the Italian coast, officials need all the help they can get. Labrador Retrievers are lending a paw through a new training program for 25 lifeguard dogs that utilizes their natural ability to know when a human is in danger. The dogs are trained at 10 schools around Italy requiring two years of rigorous training. Read ABC news article.

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