|Jet's favorite tug toy, a long lead, a vest, a shorter lead|
|Jet waiting for the command to attack his tug of war toy.|
Some other things we learned that night. Female dogs are more aggressive so most K-9 dogs are male. Also, males are better at paying attention - at least in the dog world. I found out dogs can smell 250 times better than humans, and that there are dogs who find bodies from a boat by smelling the methane gas a body releases. I also found out that to buy and train service dogs for police work, family protection or as service dogs for the blind, deaf, PTSD, or other disabilities, is very, very expensive. We’re talking ten thousand dollars or more. I also found out that Ed Ripepi gets no money for his services. He doesn’t charge for time, mileage, dog care and training and bought the dog with no financial assistance. At least it is tax deductible, although that can’t cover the time and expense he puts into it, I’m sure. Why does he do it? He loves dogs and helping others. Even if a person is found dead, it brings closure to a family.