Recently, I requested my fans on Facebook to challenge me with writing topics. This one is for Kelly Johnson...
Meet Sasha. She is a Golden Retriever. Like most Golden Retrievers Sasha loves to play.
It's fun to play catch, roll around, and chase her best friend, Radar.
But Sasha can't have fun all the time because she is a working dog.
There are many different types of working dogs. Some working dogs where uniforms when they are out in public. Some uniforms tells people that they are on the job and don't have time to play. Other uniforms tell people it is their job to play. Make sure that you never approach a working dog while they are duty. It may distract them from their job and distracted employees never get a 'job well done' treat at the end of the day.
There are dogs that track. These working dogs help find people when disaster strikes. Rescue Dogs work with firefighters and other emergency workers to sniff out people in need. Whether they are buried in snow from an avalanche or rumble from a collapsed building, these dogs use their excellent scent of smell to rescue people.
There are dogs that protect. These working dogs are on the Canine Unit at police departments. They are trained to assist their human partner and keep people safe. They learn how to sniff out bad things that could harm people. They also learn how to chase down and hang on to a bad guy until their human partner can properly secure them. These dogs help protect their community and keep it safe.
There are dogs that herd. These working dogs live on farms with livestock like cows or sheep. They work hard to keep the farmer's herd together. They round up the animals to make sure no one wanders off or gets lost. They also protect the herd from threats like wolves or coyotes. These working dogs watch over other animals.
There are dogs that comfort. These working dogs are called Therapy Dogs. These working dogs are trained to provide comfort and support to people who are in hospitals, retirement homes, and school. They also help individuals who have gone through emotional trauma. These working dogs loved to be hugged.
Then there are dogs like Sasha. She is a Service Dog. Service dogs are trained to aid or assist people with disabilities. They keep their human safe by guiding them through stores and neighborhoods, gathering items they cannot reach, or fetching equipment they may need. Fetching is Sasha's favorite part of being a Service Dog. These working dogs love to assist.
Dogs have many different jobs in the world. They work very hard at their jobs so at the end of the day they can play. Because every dogs favorite job is to be their human's best friend.
Nicole Donoho, owner of Teddyfly LLC, enjoys writing stories for all ages. She currently lives in Northwest Arkansas where she takes in the beauty of the Natural State with her husband, Jacob, and their three sons-Elijah, Josiah, and Solomon.