Monday, August 31, 2009

Four legged lifeguards

Check out these working dogs in Italy! They are trained to be lifeguards and are out there saving lives. The dogs are trained for two years before working the beaches with their human counterparts. The dogs are mostly Newfoundlands, Labradors, and Golden Retrievers, all natural swimmers. They are trained to notice signs of drowning and can even rescue a drowning person on their own. These dogs can pull up to three people at a time! Italy's National Civil Protection Agency runs the program with a league of 70 dogs.


  1. amazing, what will they think of next!!!

  2. This is amazing and wonderful. These breeds are natural swimmers and highly motivated to do their "jobs". We could take a lesson here.


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