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We're hearing Grand Central Terminal in New York City every day 700000.
People pass -- here which means that super dogs.
Have a very important job to do especially in a post 9/11 world.
Here's what it takes to become a four legged heroes.
Before they can do this they all start out.
Hot science cameras got a firsthand look at the Department of Defense military working -- program at Lachlan air force base.
It's where puppies learn to become more here.
Credit for -- nearly 9000 acres in San Antonio Texas.
The base is home to the 341.
Training squadron the purpose is to procure train and produce handlers and dogs US army sergeant first class he's Stevens.
Is course chief of the dog training school at -- -- -- -- Also known nothing to -- -- -- -- they do overseas -- in law enforcement.
We say zero to hero and a 120 days.
Flags arrive for training these four legged heroes -- a long and storied history of serving on the battlefield.
During World War II the military officially began training dogs to fight and canine handler teams continue to train -- document.
And defend our freedom and home field and oversees.
Nearly 3000 dogs currently work for the military -- -- Which -- -- windows to detect explosives and narcotics building searching for scouting like looking for someone in an open field.
Possibly a missing child or a suspect -- -- crime.
Right now we're doing explosives training these dogs are approximately data about day 25 in training it's it's -- -- dog job is to go find it.
So when they do find it if -- -- to sit.
-- -- -- -- think some of the training that could do was actually a game which is nice because you know they really really trial -- these dogs may look cute playful.
But they are fiercely intelligent creatures.
Depending on the Greek their noses can detect up to 100 times better.
And in the park.
We youth primarily German shepherd -- is -- working dogs.
Because those as adults that are most easily available doctor Stuart Hilliard is manager of -- -- military working dog -- German shepherds have been known worldwide is working -- Ever since the days and -- -- Policy is a kind of dog all the Belgian Malinois.
-- -- -- to 100 Belgian Malinois -- every year -- marijuana is a very tough -- Hey -- miracle theater this dog is similar to ultimate super dog high -- the famous Belgian Malinois who was on the bin Laden raid.
They're kept for workers crowd for work.
It's strictly how they perform.
This little -- we'll -- was born about six weeks ago in this facility.
When the cubbies are about nine weeks old black.
-- -- to Foster families in the local community the Foster homes keep them until about seven months of age.
And bring them back to us for testing and we decide which dogs show the promise of being good working dogs as adults and which dogs just wanna be passed.
Because of the nature of what we do dogs are going to be exposed to higher levels of stress thing -- your typical.
-- -- -- So would you want them to have a certain nerves of steel -- -- well.
Some of our dog's going to be law enforcement dogs if they don't make -- -- working dogs.
This police K -- responded to the Newtown Connecticut shooting.
Another job working in law enforcement is -- and stockpiles met up with him and his handler Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officer -- Joseph.
This canine unit is helping to lead the fight against terrorism in that.
Big Apple bill would leave it -- is trapped.
So in the NCA it was when he keeps missing for -- -- our primary concern is export.
On the planet as the in the metro area tell me how important dogs have become in the last several years to Americans figured what -- -- lets -- do -- move around.
Or whether any place any time they're pretty versatile we're lucky to have.
And get this in 2010 after the Pentagon spent four years and seventeen billion dollars researching IED detection.
They announced that nothing is better than a dog.
Having a talk on point is very very important.
And they have saved my -- It appeared last -- -- Dogs aren't the only ones receiving training so our military working dog handlers -- -- -- Keep things -- the longer you're with the bill the more he wants to work.
-- before they're ready to -- with their dogs and handlers first need to experience what it's like on the receiving end of a dog in attack yeah.
It's imperative that we train as we -- that we make training very real to try to expose that dog team to.
Something that they'll actually be exposed to.
They say that a dog is -- vans and a woman's best friend.
For marine corporal -- Levy not even distance -- the powerful bond between this handler and her dog Rex.
Complaining pale is that I lives up next he was just a great working -- their bond was -- at Camp Pendleton in California.
And on the battlefields of Iraq I got to steal a lot of things -- -- Many other female Marines got to do I was working with infantry units in September 2006.
While on patrol during their second deployment.
In the volatile city of ramadi.
And wives of these two Marines changed forever lyrics.
And develop some insurgents are watching us from a rooftop just little ways away and we got -- certain point made detonated an idea that was carried.
I was knocked unconscious and sound like a couple feet and violent.
-- just like please.
Be an end at least until the hearing and wrecks hurt his racial -- -- in a hard time walking.
They both have like a -- -- from and excellence really.
-- changed dog after that.
-- suffered a traumatic brain injury from the attack.
After recovering she retired from the Marines and moved back home to New York's.
IA tried to objects ever since I was getting out of the race in 2007.
Fortunately for the -- -- unfortunately for me.
He got that yankees was able to work mean you know is a good asset for Marine Corps.
Their working life right now -- about eight to ten years.
Air force tech sergeant Joseph -- as a former dog handler.
And as the military working dog adoption coordinator at -- -- constantly rotating in and out of places like Iraq and Afghanistan and in other countries in the Middle East.
It's taken them -- working time off of their longevity.
In November 2000 congress passed -- -- alone allowing suitable retired military working dogs to be adopted.
Tired of the year 2000 are really weren't adopted too often most of them or read the night in the last two and a half years almost.
-- -- -- have been adopted out.
Currently more than 90% of America's super dogs are adopted by their former handlers.
Barbara Levy is one of them she and -- were reunited but it wasn't as easy as she'd hoped.
-- things in his medical record.
That say not adaptable because he's an attack and you know he's to be really aggressive -- -- that.
Worried that the military might -- -- -- Rex.
May not support for New York senator Chuck Schumer is office to assist with the adoption.
-- kind of want to be proactive in.
This letting people know are back story and then I'm really -- to take care he really is a good dog.
-- April 2012.
-- got her wish Rex was officially retired at Camp Pendleton.
He's coming home with her we just -- there's so much together and that's why it was so important for me soon have them after an adoption and get him.
You know life that he deserves outside of the -- he's been working for eleven years and that's old for a dog he did three deployments so.
You know I just think that he deserves the best life that he -- tallies are tired and that's not just trying to get him.
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