A lot of dogs are surely capable of exceptional feats. Such dogs are often found in positions of service within the army or the police force. Furthermore, these dogs are worthy of praise and recognition. That’s why the following story showcases a dog who fits in this category.
The star of this story is Jesper, a Malinois who’s an experienced rescue dog. She has already made it to several news websites for her role in crucial rescue missions. Her sense of smell is unlike any other.
All Jesper needs is a sample of the scent she’s looking for. Then the rest is up to her. It doesn’t usually take her too long to find whatever she is looking for. When she finds it, she’ll let her handler know by sitting down and barking twice.
In order to demonstrate her skills, Jesper’s handler invited a filming crew to watch her in action. In one particular training, she had to locate a dummy thrown in the middle of the reservoir. The dog was sniffing through the water while her handler maneuvered the boat.
When Jesper found the spot where the dummy was, she let out a precise bark. After that, the handler dropped a buoy on the location as a marker. Then another team composed of divers went to the location and dove to check if Jesper was right. As expected, her senses led her to the right spot.
The next training involved looking for a camouflaged individual in the woods. During this event, an expert named Kang Eun Mi was asked to hide inside a forest as best as she could. After an allotted time, Jesper went on the search.
Once again, it only took Jesper several minutes to find the camouflage expert. Of course, there was no doubt that Kang Eun Mi was well-hidden. However, the dog’s sense of smell trumps any type of visual deception.
Video courtesy of SBS TV Animals via YouTube.