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Service dog that knows when it's human is going to have fainting episode before the human knows Video

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u/DeadRatRacing Dec 01 '22

After my heart surgery I had a long recovery at home with only my dog. I trained her to grab the house phone from the charger and bring it to me when I said "911"

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u/BurnerForJustTwice Dec 01 '22

Nice. You’ve accomplished step 1. Now step 2: have him call 911.

Then step 3: respond with the nature of the emergency.

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u/SagaciousElan Dec 01 '22

911 Dispatcher: "Ok, 1 bark for police, 2 barks for fire, 3 barks for ambulance."

Dog: bark bark bark

Dispatcher: "Good boy, help is on the way."

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u/dyingbreedxoxo Dec 02 '22

Just yelp for help! - actual Paw Patrol slogan

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u/Erwin_Rommel5 Dec 02 '22

Please tell me that is a actual proticall

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u/jennyaeducan Dec 02 '22

OK. That is an actual protocol.

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u/Level-Ball-1514 Dec 02 '22

Anything can be true if you lie :)

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

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u/moose2mouse Dec 01 '22

He knows how to open the fridge, he can pick a great treat while she wakes up

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u/EduRJBR Dec 02 '22

Or he can eat whatever the hell he wants before she wakes up...

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u/wastebucket1984 Dec 02 '22

what are you doing, step-doggy?

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u/jabby88 Dec 01 '22

What signs was the dog picking up on to know she was about to faint?

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u/Slow-Razzmatazz-4005 Dec 01 '22

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u/uberweb Dec 01 '22

Weren't there some studies done that there's some odor related to seizures (or maybe some other neurological disease); a while back someone had posted an article about a woman who was able to smell these things.

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u/Ultraballer Dec 02 '22

She smells Parkinson’s. So well that when she was given a randomized test with shirts from patients and controls alike, she made 1 mistake. That mistake was a control shirt that several months later came back and announced that he too infact had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and the lady was absolutely correct in her smell test.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/23/820274501/her-incredible-sense-of-smell-is-helping-scientists-find-new-ways-to-diagnose-di

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u/BidElectronic3251 Dec 02 '22

Answers with Joe on YouTube did a video of her. What I found the most interesting is she had a conundrum of what to do if she passed someone at the grocery store and she smelled it. She consulted with doctors on the ethics of it and decided it was better not to approach random strangers and tell them they have parkinson's even though she could smell it. Interesting story.

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u/Slow-Razzmatazz-4005 Dec 01 '22

That's what I think. You pump cortisol into your bloodstream when stressed and sweat more. So the dog probably thinks "god they stink, here we go again"

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u/Mad__Hermit Dec 01 '22

If I was going to guess that is what I would go with. It's the same way we trained dogs to detect blood sugar spikes/crashes.

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u/danarexasaurus Dec 02 '22

My brother has seizures and his labradoodle goes absolute apeshit before he has a seizure (and during). It’s really impressive.

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u/somethingsomethingbe Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

This scenerio would be a facinsting candidate for machine learning if someone was willing to have a bunch of cameras and sensors set up around their house to do the study.

If the dog is consistent in signaling,
a disruption in a person’s unique behavior may be detectable between documented episodes where the dog reacts and everyday routine.

The video of the person when the dogs behavior changes would be the data used against the data of the person being in same situation where the dog behaved normaly and a medical episode wasn’t present.

If the dog is queing on smell alone then this method may not work, however, there’s also the possibility that machine learning may pick up on acute behaviors changes the dog wasn’t noticing when they qued on smell. If the dog is signaling by picking up on behavior changes, then that should be detectable reguardless.

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u/CurvePuzzleheaded361 Dec 02 '22

My dog can tell my blood sugar is low (i am type one) by the smell! Absolutely insane how that works. Not sure if this is similar. Such clever pups!

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u/AtlasThePillar Dec 01 '22

My Lady has a dog that tells her she's in danger of having a migraine. She USED to have blinding migraine headaches and couldn't drive. The dog signals her - just like this one does - and she micro-medicates and avoids the incident. Dogs know - this little guy taught US, we didn't train him to this action, we just reward it when it happens.

She used to lose about 1/4 of the year to these headaches, now maybe 2 or three days. PAY attention to what your dog is telling you.

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u/powaqua Dec 02 '22

Holy smokes. I would love a dog who could do that.

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u/AtlasThePillar Dec 03 '22

She's had 2 now. both were 1/2 Boston Terrier. They adore you and are very attentive to your pain and comfort.

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u/Bedobdubsbubs Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

That’s the coolest thing I’ve seen all day...and I’ve been on the internet for a while

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u/Slow-Razzmatazz-4005 Dec 01 '22

Same man, dogs are the best !

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u/Bedobdubsbubs Dec 01 '22

Agreed. Hanging with my pups right now:)

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u/RoboDae Dec 02 '22

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

Right

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u/RevDev87 Dec 01 '22

My son has epilepsy. We've been looking into getting an epilepsy support dog

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u/Flimsood4212 Dec 02 '22

They also cost between $8,000 and $20,000 and are very difficult to get insurance to pay for.

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u/childofRosaria Dec 02 '22

train it yourself, that's how i trained my hypo alert dog. it usually cost AUD10000 to train one, but you can look up scientific journals yourself and follow the instructions. it's very detailed and affordable. i paid only $15 at the end

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u/LoveSikDog Dec 02 '22

I agree with this advice.. It's unreasonable to pay that much money for something that, with enough time and effort, you can do yourself.. Training a dog from pup to adult will make a great bonding experience too..

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u/FloridaManIssues Dec 02 '22

It would, however the vast majority of people don't have the time/patience/consistency that is needed to properly train a dog to that level. It's not a 30min training session each day, it's training all day everyday.

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u/LoveSikDog Dec 02 '22

Yeah I understand that.. This boils down to the dedication and need for such a trained animal.. I mean, if I had a kid who needed something like this, I understand the discipline needed to accomplish it.. Asking $10,000+ for a medically trained animal is absurd if there's even a slight possibility that you can accomplish it yourself..

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u/RevDev87 Dec 02 '22

You have to have the time.... unfortunately I don't.

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u/ToqueMom Dec 01 '22

I read it too fast and I thought it said "Dog knows when it's owner is going to fart".

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u/ProveISaidIt Dec 01 '22

That would be good to know too.

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u/Lodgy89 Dec 01 '22

Humans don't deserve dogs.

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u/Follicly_Endowed Dec 01 '22

Yes they do. Dogs enjoy their life with good humans just as much as we enjoy having them.

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u/theroadlesstraveledd Dec 01 '22

Humans are cruel. They give up their pets when it gets hard or their next appartment has no pet rule. Homeless can’t feed or get medical aid to their dogs and force them to guard their stashes.

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u/Confident_Holder Dec 02 '22

I can assure you that some homeless feed dog better than their self and treat them better than some reach people.

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u/ElClassic1 Dec 02 '22

Some/many humans are cruel. Some people give up their pets when it gets hard or their next apartment has a no pet rule. Homeless people often can’t feed or get medical aid for their dogs and they might also force them to guard their stashes.

FTFY

Some/many humans are cruel. *computing*... Therefore all humans are cruel. Therefore no human deserves dogs.

🗿

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u/yoosernaam Dec 01 '22

Not ALL pit bulls. I mean, humans

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u/ToothlessGrandma Dec 01 '22

Contrary to popular belief, there are terrible dogs in the world. It just boils down to personality. I've encountered some awful dogs in my day. I hate the blanket statement that all dogs are good.

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u/mrsloblaw Dec 01 '22

Yep. There are definitely several breeds that are basically bred to be killers.

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u/Follicly_Endowed Dec 01 '22

Breeds that shall not be named ;)

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u/YourAverageGod Dec 01 '22

Chihuahuas are concentrated evil, luckily they're 10lbs wet and can't maul a toddler

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u/happyeight Dec 02 '22

I mean, I'd probably try and bite things too if I was only 10lbs and people could just pick me up and touch me whenever they wanted lol

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u/MaeSolug Dec 01 '22

Chihuahuas are super weird tho, they look like cats that identify as dogs but never got the chance to transition properly so they just took the worst of both worlds

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u/BurnerForJustTwice Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

What a toothless statement. You just want to sharpen your fangs on people’s anger towards a specific breed. All you elderly anti-dentites are the same. I’m sick of the overt anti-dentism.

Edit: y’all need to look at the username of the person I’m responding to. This is a joke.

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u/Pork_Pony Dec 01 '22

Any breed of enamel is likely to attack if you turn ur plaque to them. Denture parents teach you?

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u/ToothlessGrandma Dec 01 '22

Thanks for the laugh

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u/Rocky_Road_To_Dublin Dec 01 '22

Wait when did al dente pasta come into this conversation? Do pit bulls eat too much pasta with their human?

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u/NarrowSubsidy Dec 01 '22

She is so lucky to have an angel like this baby

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u/jarpio Dec 02 '22

Can we fuckin stop with this dumb cringey comment on every single cute dog post.

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u/Boatwhistle Dec 01 '22

Humans made dogs what they are XD.

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u/Letmetellusomething1 Dec 01 '22

Is no one concerned about the dog being orange? Like…that’s not a natural coloring.

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u/Dekunt Dec 02 '22

It’s dog safe dye. IIRC some people dye their service dogs to deter thieves from taking them as it would be difficult to discretely sell a dyed dog. I may be wrong though.

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u/WisestAirBender Dec 02 '22

Til dog stealing is a thing

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

Makes sense as service dogs cost a small fortune

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u/Just_Looking_Around8 Dec 02 '22

I was wondering about the red coat, too. I really hope your answer is correct because that is AWESOME!

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u/_pussy_boy Dec 01 '22

He loves lasagne

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u/Letmetellusomething1 Dec 02 '22

Now I’m concerned about what’s in your lasagna and why it’s orange? 😅 Maybe he’s a carrot boi?

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u/MrReginaldAwesome Dec 02 '22

Carrots actually turn you yellow if you eat too much!

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u/Letmetellusomething1 Dec 02 '22

Don’t tell that to Susan Dey

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u/Rocky_Road_To_Dublin Dec 01 '22

That's actually amazing.

I complain way too much.

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u/DangerousFish7301 Dec 02 '22

Did the dog set up the camera knowing she was about to pass out. If so that dog is awesome

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u/ZRhoREDD Dec 02 '22

But she never fainted

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u/kudichangedlives Dec 01 '22

They also cost between $8,000 and $20,000 and are very difficult to get insurance to pay for. I would be very surprised if this person lived in the US and got any sort of insurance to help pay for that dog

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u/Slow-Razzmatazz-4005 Dec 01 '22

Unbelievably America is only one country in the world and most others have national health service

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u/ProveISaidIt Dec 01 '22

I saw more like up to $30,000. Wonder if that's because I'm in the US.

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u/kudichangedlives Dec 01 '22

Those are US prices but they're for more generalized needs, if you need very specific things it can become a lot more expensive

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u/55redditor55 Dec 02 '22

Where were you when Reddit turned into TikTok?

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u/trymill Dec 02 '22

Don't think there is a tablet that instantly stops fainting.

Can't see how the dog fetching a tablet would instantly prevent fainting.

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u/Slow-Razzmatazz-4005 Dec 02 '22

Lol did you see a tablet ? It said medicine. Could be anything

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u/TheHoundboy Dec 02 '22

Why did you record this

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u/Dutchthugz37 Dec 01 '22

Amaaaaazing, true companionship and these dogs are so much smarter then what we pieces of shit humans treat them as, not everyone treats them shit ofcourse, One love to all

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u/jakart3 Dec 01 '22

Unfortunately in most moslem countries (not all), service dogs are not allowed in public spaces

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u/Slow-Razzmatazz-4005 Dec 02 '22

If you are going to make a stupid irrelevant statement, ar least learn to spell Muslim correctly

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u/jakart3 Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

In my language it's muslim, but I'm talking in English in this post so I use moslem

And my comment are relevant, I stated the fact. As far as I know only Turkey and Bosnia where service dog are common (not as common as western world but it exist).

Can you post some pics or videos of service dogs in Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Oman, Aljazair etc ?

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u/Soulforge411 Dec 02 '22

That dog is a better nurse than most nurses I know.

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u/tdomer80 Dec 01 '22

Yes, they are trained for that. That’s what makes an extremely small percentage of “service dogs” actual service dogs. Most are called that but are at best “emotional support”.

A good way to know a true service dog is one that pays all of its attention to its owner as opposed to the one that cannot restrain itself when people bring it into a store or a restaurant.

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u/1SunflowerinRoses Dec 01 '22

And that’s a real service dog.

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u/synthetic_synthia Dec 01 '22

Bailey has such a cool tail.

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u/captainweedster Dec 01 '22

I was hurt fine. Tears everywhere. Good boy.

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u/crazyrich Dec 01 '22

Thats a good pupper right there

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u/AdWide2535 Dec 01 '22

That’s as impressive as it gets

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u/Equivalent_Hat5627 Dec 01 '22

Bailey even grabbed her phone 🥺

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u/Bks1981 Dec 01 '22

This dog is amazing!

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u/ConstructionReady379 Dec 01 '22

Dogs could definitely provide some cancer diagnosis.

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u/dystopian_xis10z Dec 01 '22

Their interaction is so beautifully synchronized

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u/usaroamer Dec 01 '22

Dogs are the BEST !!!

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u/BCMMF Dec 01 '22

I love animals!

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u/MAVERICK-203 Dec 01 '22

Amazing animals dogs are.

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u/thisusedyet Dec 02 '22

There are humans that know another human’s going to faint well before they do as well

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/man-using-blowgun.html

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u/dorelda Dec 02 '22

Every time I see a clip like this, I’m amazed anew.

It provides the person such a huge step toward independence, and the dogs genuinely love their work.

So dang heartwarming.

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u/IndependentAssist387 Dec 02 '22

That’s amazing.

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u/OM3- Dec 02 '22

yea but who's just sitting there filming while this ladies falling over? 😂

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u/Stunning-Arugula-896 Dec 02 '22

So much better than humans.

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u/i_like_pie92 Dec 02 '22

Dogs are amazing

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u/DogsAreGreattt Dec 02 '22

God damn it man.

It’s been said a thousand times - but it’s so true.

We don’t deserve dogs.

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u/Miserablemeandyou Dec 02 '22

Truly a best freind

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u/PrestigiousMyNuts Dec 02 '22

Amen! Get that dog a treat, And 10 straight minutes of belly rubs!

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u/No_Gap4679 Dec 02 '22

I love this dog. I hate that we have the police train dogs to sniff out drugs, or attack people. We shouldn’t do this to dogs.

Dogs should be used for good…. And only good… and they should be treated as the gods they are.

We have seven dogs… and they are wonderful.

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u/MalakPrime Dec 02 '22

Definition of a bro

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u/SillyLilBear Dec 02 '22

such a good doggo

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u/TitusFigmentus Dec 02 '22

That’s pretty amazing

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u/Artybait Dec 02 '22

Awe good puppy :)

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u/pt101389 Dec 02 '22

Cats would just be pissed you dared faint around them.

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u/Lazlo8675309 Dec 02 '22

And here I am just letting my dog run around in the backyard screwing around sniffing butts. When he should be helping me out. I fell asleep with a lit joint in my hand just the other day, did he come save it from smoldering out? No he probably chased a squirrel.

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u/HonorableGremlin Dec 02 '22

That's one gooooooood doggo.

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u/lookjusthesame Dec 02 '22

We don't deserve dogs.

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u/Solivagant23 Dec 02 '22

It's been said before but dogs are too good. We don't deserve them.

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u/IAmQWhoAreYou Dec 02 '22

Knows….or causes?

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u/fraaaj Dec 02 '22

What a good boy

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

Milk is half gone.

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u/Nolacub Dec 02 '22

Now that’s a service dog, not the Karen takes her dog the mall and call it a service dog. And before the responses begin, we all know e actually the person I’m talking about.

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u/Goatslasagne Dec 02 '22

Fuck man why am I crying? We don’t deserve dogs

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u/Ok-Ambition-9432 Dec 02 '22

This dog has achieved God status. He's so happy too, he's proud to help.

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u/AlgorabPsy Dec 02 '22

What the, I faint from time to time too, where do I get such a dog?

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u/H3avyW3apons Dec 02 '22

Why is the dog orange?

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u/rumhamjam00 Dec 02 '22

ohhhh this dog deserves all the treats and pets!!! what a bub!!!!!

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u/Pizzaboxhappy Dec 02 '22

We not worthy of dogs.

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u/BlackenMetallic Dec 02 '22

Dogs make better people than humans

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

KING SWEET BABY KING

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u/Puzzleheaded-Eye4458 Dec 02 '22

Dogs are the best creatures on this planet

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u/LoginPuppy Dec 02 '22

Fainting SPELLS? Didnt know life would fade into harry potter.

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u/boosthog7 Dec 02 '22

All my dog does is piss on my plants. He can’t even catch a ball. Bounces right off his face.

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u/Xtianpro Dec 02 '22

Is that dog orange?

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u/megapuffranger Dec 02 '22

My sister used to get panic attacks out of nowhere. It was like she’d suddenly forget how to breath and it would progress rapidly. We had a dog that would just seemingly randomly jump on her and gently bite her face. It made my sister relax and laugh. It took us awhile to learn she was reacting to the beginning signs of an incoming panic attack. No idea how she knew, my sister said she didn’t even know when it would happen.

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u/LifeHumor706 Dec 02 '22

We don't deserve dogs ❤

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

What a great dog, I’d have him/her over most people

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u/BedWilling4093 Dec 02 '22

Reckon he would bring me a beer?

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u/Tapps74 Dec 02 '22

He could have closed the fridge door after. Does Bailey not know the energy prices these days?

Joking aside, dogs like this amaze me.

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u/Bulky-Internal8579 Dec 02 '22

Geez that made me tear up, dogs care. Dogs care a lot.

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u/LoveSikDog Dec 02 '22

Jesus, what an awesome dog.. Mine knows how to fart when his ass is in the most optimal position to my face ..

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u/QueenSugar007 Dec 02 '22

Hands down dogs are the absute best companion anyone could have! What a champ!

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u/Painisweak Dec 02 '22

This dog is good.

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u/CubonWoepan Interested Dec 02 '22

Orange

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u/ShadowEmperor123 Dec 02 '22

Ok that’s really cool but imagine being able to get your dog to grab you a cold beer out of the fridge, like that would be epic

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u/Weekly-Commercial-29 Dec 02 '22

Wow. What great dog!

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u/Muslimbomb420 Dec 02 '22

Who’s a good boy!

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u/ma_gappers Dec 02 '22

If we could we'd upvote 1k times. That's so awesome.

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u/4j5ifsn Dec 02 '22

What a good fucking dog.

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u/somedoodinsweden Dec 02 '22

Dogs are so awesome

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u/FETTYSNACKS Dec 02 '22

She got a big ole booty

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u/Avocado_Fucker12 Dec 02 '22

Bailey is a literal angel

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u/BeKind_BeTheChange Dec 02 '22

I love dogs. If I could do anything that I want to do, I would own a dog rescue and live the rest of my life surrounded by dogs.

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u/sr_donGato Dec 02 '22

this is awesome 👏🏼 gr8 dog

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u/conduitbender12 Dec 02 '22

Dogs are amazing animals

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u/milksteakofcourse Dec 02 '22

I wonder how he knows before she does

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u/brokenbatblues Dec 02 '22

My dogs would like me all over after I passed out and crashed on the floor. Then they would probably pee all over the couch.

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u/kyarash132 Dec 02 '22

How was this filmed?

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u/Slow-Razzmatazz-4005 Dec 02 '22

With a camera probably

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u/kyarash132 Dec 02 '22

I mean given that she doesn’t know when it happens how did she manage to capture the entire thing before and after it happens.

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u/PurpleDillyDo Dec 02 '22

Whoever set up the camera knew it too!

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u/CurvePuzzleheaded361 Dec 02 '22

Amazing. Dogs really are the greatest thing on this planet. Such loyal friends to us and especially those that need their assistance. Amazing animals!

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u/Wonderful_Fee_8633 Dec 02 '22

She's lucky to have that dog.

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u/powaqua Dec 02 '22

I was so afraid he was going to knock the meds into the sink!

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u/Hype-And-Style Dec 02 '22

How'd the cameraman know there was about to be a fainting episode?

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u/dadbod1187 Dec 02 '22

No cameraman. The dog set up the equipment.

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u/Grandmaster-HotFlash Dec 02 '22

What a good boy! Dogs are the best.

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u/Adorable-Pianist-294 Dec 02 '22

Bailey can record too she’s fucking awesome

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u/IntrovertToTheMax Dec 02 '22

Totally misread that as fart

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u/xXkratos63Xx Dec 02 '22

Fucking love this

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u/casogeorge Dec 02 '22

My dog only knows where the snacks are!

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u/sunlitekid01 Dec 02 '22

DOGS are better ppl than ppl. You can't change my mind!!

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u/Prestigious_Nerve_76 Dec 02 '22

Doggos are the best.

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u/G_UK Dec 02 '22

Dogs are the best

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

Amazing dog!

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u/Ted-Ifar Dec 02 '22

Dogs are so much cooler than humans 🐕

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u/Successful-You1961 Dec 02 '22

Love that dog!

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u/PurpleClass420 Dec 02 '22

He even got her phone my dog doesn't even know which yard to poop in 😭

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u/dead-by-phoenix1618 Dec 03 '22

The goodest boi

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u/VeterinarianWitty329 Dec 03 '22

Can someone get me a dog like this for my mom.. she just suffered a servers heart attack but was caught on time lucky

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u/Bradicus21_ Dec 03 '22

You never hear about service cats. Just sayin 🤷‍♂️