The most popular pet worldwide is the dog. It holds a unique position
in the human society. In today's hard-paced and materialistic life,
people may have been left with little time for anyone but their immediate
family members, but dogs have always found a place of pride in homes.
The reason: Dogs are such agreeable friends, they
ask no question, make no criticism, they won't let out your secrets
- and all this just for your attention, love and affection in return.
There are thousands of stories of a dog's faithfulness and many
of them about a dog dying to save the life or property of his owner.
One such true story is of Sanju. In 1992, the nine-year-old boy
Sanju born again. Born again? Yes, Born again. Mr Khanna of Kullu
presented a German Shepherd male pup to his son, Sanju, on his birthday
in 1990. Sanju was very happy with his new-found toy and he named
him Sultan. One day after two years, Mr Khanna, Sanju and Sultan
were going for a walk, when Manoj, a friend of Sanju, called him
from the other side of the road. Without caring for the coming traffic,
Sanju ran towards his friend. Suddenly, Mr Khanna saw a speeding
car coming from the other side of the road. By this time, Sanju
was in the middle of the road. Shocked, Sanju kept standing in the
middle of the road, not knowing which way to run. Finding his master
in danger, Sultan ran towards Sanju. He jumped at him and pushed
him to the other side of the road. Though he managed to save Sanju,
the speeding car crushed him.
"Leader dogs for the blind" dog house Rochester (Michigan)
USA is providing excellent services to the humanity. This institute
is trying to provide light to the blind and about 75 workers of
institute are training 300 dogs, men and women every year.
One skin specialist, Dr Armed Kagnetts of Florida, contacted a
famous dog trainer Mr Duaan Pikkle. He asked whether Pikkle could
train a dog to trace cancer cells. And to everyone's amazement,
Mr Pikkle and his dog George gave positive results to DR Armed.
Now, the Health Deptt of Florida will check the result of this two-year
pilot programme. Last month, the police commissioner of Bangkok
decided to award a Labrador dog ' BRAVO' for his excellent services.
Bravo helped the department detect one quintal of heroin, brown
sugar and more than 2 lakh drug pills. His trainer, Major John,
is very happy and he is proud of 'Bravo'. Similarly, two years ago
one lab bitch also traced heavy explosives in Mumbai and save hundreds
In 1992, the authorities of public school at Surajpur ACC Cement
Factory did away with the practice of keeping guards to watch the
school premises. The school administration sent two German Shepherds
and one Doberman to me at Dagshai for guard training. I sent them
back after the completion of training. After a few months, I read
in the newspaper that my proud students had pinned down two persons
trying to scale the school wall. The intruders were cornered and
had to be rescued from the ferocious dog by the school staff and
were admitted in the hospital.