In the United States, dogs are not only helping with the guarding of the household — some of the pooches in this country serve as police dogs.
These police dogs put their training to good use as they aid men in uniform in their everyday line of duty. Their line of work includes checking bags in some of the busiest places like bus stations, airports, and malls.
Just recently, two of the busiest airports in the world employed several beagle dogs to help out in the checking of passenger’s luggage.
After a few months, four more beagles were added in the roster. These four are rescued beagles and are licensed federal officers. They are Chipper, Chaze, Marlee, and Cardie.
These four will be deployed starting next week at the Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson and Chicago’s O’Hare Airports, where they will help out in making sure passengers are safe.
They will join other beagles who have been working at the said airports in the past. Their primary mandate is to sniff out packages which may contain meats and plants.
According to economists, these products carry pests which can be harmful to the economy in the long run.
Joseph Chopko, trainer of these four beagles, explained this best. He said fruits like apples and oranges could not be brought to the airport because they contain fruit flies, which is an invasive pest.
For pork, Chopko said this is prohibited because it may contain African swine fever, which in turn could be a big problem to the US’ pork industry.
If these happen, not only billions of the dollars will be lost in revenues, but jobs among locals will also be the direct impact of such cases.
In this light, they make sure that beagles are trained to be of help in dealing with this phenomenon. These dogs are expected to carry out their mandate efficiently.
This story first appeared on FOX8.com.