Airports are one of the places that need high security since it is one of the main entryways in a country or state. This is why it is normal to see police and working dogs roaming in these areas.
Sniffer dogs are one of the working dogs that are often found in airports and other public transport systems. These dogs and their handlers enhance security in the said places.
The sniffer dogs are used to sniff on bags and things for drugs, explosives, firearms, and other harmful substances listed by the security.
They are used in the airports to sniff on handbags and packages. They are also requested if the security has seen a malicious package inside the airports or security checkpoints.
According to the International Consultants on Targeted Security, one of the many benefits of a canine sniffer dog is no matter how much the traveler tries to conceal the substance, sniffer dogs are trained to detect illegal odors even when they are tightly sealed or deeply hidden.
The Bristol airport, located in Somerset, England recently hosted a training to a batch of explosive detecting and sniffing dogs. The event turned out to be both puppy love and equally hard work for the canines.
More than 40 K9 dog trainees participated in the one-week event. The canines practiced their skills which includes public interaction and working on a busy and fast-phased environment without getting distracted.
Included in their training is to learn and do explosive sniffing and detection on bags and luggage that are on the conveyor belt. Unfortunately, not all dogs can get this process that quick.
One of the canines in the training is Bodhi. However, it seems like Bodhi can’t quite get the hang of using the conveyor built.
In the cute video posted on Twitter by the BBC, Bodhi can be seen standing on a moving conveyor belt. The cute dog kept on staring at the person who took the video as if asking what it should do.
When the person said “Bye-bye” as Bodhi was moved away by the conveyor belt, the dog ran back to the person. And then the cycle kept on repeating since the conveyor is on. Poor Bodhi!
The training is a part of the initial training period for dogs which is 8-week long. In return, the dogs are given treats and toys as rewards for their successful work.