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Flashcards in Dogs on Duty Deck (20):
1

Why are dogs important in the military?

They keep watch and sniff out bombs.

2

What does MWD stand for?

Military Working Dogs.

3

What does SSD stand for?

Specialized Search Dogs.

4

What does MDD stand for?

Mine Detection Dogs.

5

What does IED stand for?

Improvised Explosive devices.

6

What does PTSD stand for?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

7

How was Eli a hero?

Even though his owner died he still protected him.

8

Why did owners hide dogs toys from them dogs?

To get them ready for times when they actually need to find stuff.

9

What are dogs Goggles called?

Doggles.

10

Why do they wear Doggles?

To help them know that when they're landing they might get sand in their eyes

11

List two ways that MWDs are used during war time.

Sniff out hidden explosive and finding illegal weapons. (Also Patrol Duty).

12

What makes dogs so useful for the military?

They have better night vision, hearing, and sense of smell than humans.

13

What is an MDD?

A Mine detection dog.

14

What happens when an MWD has to retire?

Thy get adopted by a handler or someone from the general public.

15

What has been the most important job of MWDs in the war in Afghanistan and the second Iraqi war?

Detecting roadside bombs (Or IEDS)

16

What is Lackland?

The MWD training base.

17

How long have dogs been used during war times?

They were used as weapons of fear in Medieval times. Then Stubby fought in WWI. After that, they were included in WWII and have been fighting ever since.

18

What is an SSD?

A Specialized Search Dog.

19

What mental issue can be found in both human and canine warriors that causes fear based psychological syptoms?

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

20

What do the SSD/MWD handlers first use during training to represent their dog?

At first, the recruits are given a collar, a leash, and a metal can to represent their dog.