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Would you trust a rescue dog?

Italian Lifeguards and Dogs training for search and rescue swimming, and retrieval. It's fairly incredible... But what Dogs do best.

Would you entrust a dog to carry you to shore? I know I certainly would! I wish we had more programs like this in the states- I know of ONE in NC, and they host exhibitions at some of the local lakes, but nothing like this.

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ObbyDobbie

Asked by ObbyDobbie at 11:27 AM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • ObbyDobbie

    Comment by ObbyDobbie (original poster) at 11:28 AM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Absolutely! My dog is amazing in the water.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:30 AM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Definitely. Dogs have a long history of being able to rescue. It's better than the alternative, that's for sure.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:35 AM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Absolutely!
    mommy11260

    Answer by mommy11260 at 11:41 AM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Yes. I had an Alaskan malamute as a kid who rescused me when my brothers and I built igloos in the snow and one collapsed. So yes. In a heartbeat.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:50 AM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Yes for sure. The only problem I would see with this is if the person needing a rescue was terrified of dogs already.
    mrspierce06

    Answer by mrspierce06 at 11:55 AM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Yep.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:59 AM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • @ mrspierce- That was actually my thought. My sister, who is not only terrified of water that is over her head, but terrified of dogs as well, would likely drown.
    ObbyDobbie

    Comment by ObbyDobbie (original poster) at 12:01 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Sure. Dogs save peoples lives all the time with no training at all.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 12:10 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • YUP! We're adopting a baby Black Lab/Newfoundland mix from a local nearby soon....Newfies are KNOWN for their amazing strength, swimming ability and instinctive and reactive protection of their owners--especially small children.


    Isn't she cute?! We're leaning towards naming her Onyx or Dahlia...not sure yet!


    Newfoundland Dog Picture

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:11 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

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