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A tiny Jack Russell terrier has won hearts and admirers for helping neutralize hundreds of Russian explosives in Ukraine. Now he's won state honors, too.

Patron the bomb-sniffing dog — and his owner, Mykhailo Iliev of the Civil Protection Service— received a medal from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a news conference on Sunday, in recognition of their service to the country.

Patron, whose name means "ammo" in Ukrainian, is credited with detecting more than 200 undetonated explosive devices since the beginning of the war in late February, according to Reuters.


https://www.npr.org/2022/05/09...aine-zelenskyy-medal


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You won't hear about the ones who got blown to smithereens. Leaving
 
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You won't hear about the ones who got blown to smithereens. Leaving

I think they train them in a way such that that doesn’t happen.


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Right - it's all olfactory. Dogs are trained to react (generally point or signal from a distance) based on scent. But to Daniel's point, my understanding is the biggest threat to mine-sniffing dogs is poor care in the field, not being blown up. Apparently this is or was the case when the US gave dogs to folks to sniff mines in various Middle Eastern countries. Dogs died due to poor care. Truly sad, and it makes me angry.
 
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Bedtime visitor.

https://www.newsweek.com/myste...bed-breaking-1704844


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