Sentry. A sentry dog generally works alongside either military or civilian patrols and is trained to alert when strangers are approaching, or within the area he guards. Sentry dogs are especially invaluable at night, when potential attacks are more likely. Sentry dogs usually help to guard essential facilities (such as airfields, armories, industrial or treatment plants, and more). These dogs have been a vital, documented part of the military for over a half of a century.

Bomb, weapon and drug detection. Some service dogs are specially trained to alert at the detection of chemicals used in explosives. With the increased risk of individuals hiding explosive devices on their selves or in concealed cases, these dogs have been vital. Another detection dog commonly utilized is a weapons detection dog, who can sniff out concealed firearms. Since ammunition and guns have a distinct odor, these dogs are able to easily alert even if a weapon has not been used in some time. The most commonly known detection dog is a drug detection dog. Since canines are extremely sensitive to scents, it makes it nearly impossible to mask distinctive smells.

Search and Rescue. These dogs are trained to sniff out survivors during a catastrophe or individuals missing in the field. Search and recue dogs save precious time by detecting and alerting of survivors who can then be treated ASAP for potentially life-threatening injuries. The minutes saved by these dogs can literally be the difference between life and death. Since dogs are able to quickly maneuver through terrain that humans may not be able to, they can easily find survivors that would otherwise be missed.

Tracking and Scouting. The military uses tracking dogs to help track and locate outlaws or enemies. Once this type of dog is given the objective (scent) he uses his nose to lead him to the goal. Dogs instinctually track prey in the wild so they are already dis-positioned for this skill, the only difference is they are asked to track only a specific scent. Scouting dogs are important to the military because they detect and alert of booby traps and hidden enemies long before they can be seen by humans. These dogs can detect enemies from a great distance and are trained to silently alert.

Attacking enemies. An attack dog is specially trained to defend and attack on command. With a dog’s speed they can easily chase down and incapacitate potential threats. Most of these dogs are trained in environments where they are exposed to the sounds of explosives, gunfire, or other loud noises to increase their success in the field. Not only are attack dogs used in the military but they are also extremely prevalent in law enforcement.

Grooming Your Pet

Brushing. Brushing your pet is one of the easiest things your can do for your pet. It’s important to brush your pet a minimum of three times a week to help them shed excess fur and remove dead skin. Make sure your brush, or comb, reaches all the way to your pets’ skin...

Duck hunting dogs and My Pet Pail.

The practice of duck hunting can be dated back to prehistoric times. While obviously our methods have changed in that time it is still a time-honored tradition the world over. Dogs have been used to assist duck hunters since the 18th century and have become an...

My Pet Pail is Dishwasher Safe!

    My Pet Pail comes with a ton of useful features, but this is one of our favorites! Did you know our product is fully dishwasher safe? That’s right – the WHOLE container can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. Can I get a hallelujah?? Our owner, Rolane Grinnell,...

My Pet Pail Perfect for Dogs in Training

Training dogs can be quite a task when they’re still puppies or young. Fortunately, the My Pet Pail can help make dog training easier. Carry dog treats for positive reinforcement, water for when they’re thirsty, and more, making training your furry best friend easier than ever! No more messing with regular, messy dog dishes. My Pet Pail is your all-in-one solution, making dog training multitudes easier.

Pet Care – Top 4 Signs Your Pet May Be Ill

Having a pet is both a great joy and a tremendous responsibility. Your pets depend on you to care for their daily needs as well as look after their health. With the disadvantage of our pet’s inability to communicate distress, it’s important to watch out for potential...

Keep Your Pets Safe This Spring

Springtime is our reward for enduring the harsh winter, but it does come with potential dangers to your pet. Below are some of the common hazards, as well as tips, to make this Spring safe for your pet.Just like humans, pets can be allergic to pollens and plants....

Add your own style to my pet pail!

My Pet Pail is an ingenious invention that has made lives easier for pet owners everywhere. One way to make your My Pet Pail as unique as you, and your pet, is to decorate it. There’s no better way to express yourself than by adding your own style. If you want your...

Camping With Your Dog

Dogs love the outdoors, it’s primal. One way you can help your dog to escape to the outdoors is taking them camping. Your dog will be elated by this experience and it will be sure to bring the two of you closer. Before heading out on your next camping adventure, here...

Pack for Success – Tips + Tricks

You just ordered your original My Pet Pail. Now what? I'm here to tell you my top tricks and tips for getting the most use out of your multi-use pet lunchbox! Tip 1 - Home Feeder Get everyday use out of your My Pet Pail by using it as an innovative home feeder for...

How Service Dogs Help the Military

Sentry. A sentry dog generally works alongside either military or civilian patrols and is trained to alert when strangers are approaching, or within the area he guards. Sentry dogs are especially invaluable at night, when potential attacks are more likely. Sentry dogs...

My Pet Pail Breed Spotlight – The Dachshund

Dachshunds are one of the most popular small breed dogs, and for good reason. Ask any Dachshund owner and they’ll tell you how much joy these dogs bring to their lives. These little guys are extremely charming, full of energy, and have a great personality. Let’s take...

Top Five Human Foods to Avoid Giving Your Pet

When it comes to your pet, it’s hard to say no to those eyes, but giving in could cost them their health. Many foods and drinks we enjoy and indulge in have potentially fatal effects to your pet. Share your home, time and love with your pet…not your food. We’ve...

Best Christmas Gift for Dogs and Dog Lovers

Man’s (and woman's) best friends deserve a gift this year! On your holiday list this year, is there a person who loves his dog a much as some people love their own kids? Or are you a dog lover and just want to give something great to your little furry baby? My Pet...

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