This article aims to be a comprehensive list of actual jobs that dogs perform on a daily basis around the world.
Air Force Search and Rescue
Here is the caption from K9 Callie’s Instagram page: ” The only US DoD Search & Rescue K9. I work side by side with the Air Force’s Elite Special Warfare Airmen.”
Avalanche Rescue Dogs
This is a specific type of Search and Rescue dogs. Often times you’ll see them training at popular ski resorts.
Traditionally reserved for teenagers in tennis tournaments, some places like the Brazil Open tennis tournament used shelter dogs to promote awareness of street animals.
Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detection_dog
While typically labeled as “sight dogs”, they may also be for people with other disabilities or hearing loss.
You can read more about them here: https://www.guidedogs.org/
In the modern world it’s often forgotten that a vast majority of the land is used for farming and cattle.
Movie Stars (and Video Game Stars)
You may not consider this a “job”, but is most definitely is. Consider these dogs the pro athletes of the dog world.
Dogs waiting to enter the hospital rooms of sick children for animal therapy time. pic.twitter.com/ulNfgdfuOA— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) March 18, 2018