Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebration in which millions of spectators flocked together during the parade. The New York Police Department was tasked to ensure the security of the people in the venue. That’s why they have deployed a group of Labrador retrievers. These dogs were trained at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University. They completed the security training for “Vapor Wake.”
By completing the training, the dogs can detect explosive particles present on the human body. The rigorous training teaches the dogs to identify various odors of explosive whether multiple pounds or a concealed firearm. Such ability of the dogs plays a significant role to stabilize the situation and at the same time protect the people.
The “Vapor Wake” dogs were born at Auburn and have received socialization and environmental training during the first year of their lives. As they grow up to 18 months, they undergo Vapor Wake training. In addition, they underwent the behavioral training course for seven weeks.
The strong sense of smell of canines can beat the innovative detectors that are being used in airports. They can detect a group of people efficiently. Once the dog smells something, it follows the scent. Unlike the bomb-sniffing dogs, the main task of the Vapor Wake dogs is to sniff the air and easily trace anyone carrying or wearing an explosive.
To counteract the terrorist acts, the authorities are also developing tactics to protect the people against bombers. These dogs can detect even smaller devices worn, transited, and hidden on the body. Thus, they are called super sniffers.
The Vapor Wake dogs are re-certified annually and re-evaluated to ensure that they are working efficiently. The approach of these dogs to combat terrorism is more elegant; thus, crowd security is guaranteed. Indeed, no one can beat the sniffing ability of dogs particularly the Vapor Wake dogs.
Credits to Vapor Wake K9