Monday, February 21, 2011

Nat Geo Wild three-hour special tonight: 'Blue-Collar Dogs'

At the Bergin University of Canine Studies, experts are training dogs how to read.  Dr. Bergin developed a system of teaching the dogs complex tasks, starting as early as three and a half weeks of age. (Photo credit:  © Adina Pliskin)
The Nat Geo WILD channel offers a fascinating three-hour block of back-to-back programming on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, as they present episodes of BLUE COLLAR DOGS, covering man’s best friend as a working partner in the fields of medicine, law enforcement, and search-and-rescue.

Tonight’s broadcast shows how K-9’s, with their intelligence and incredible sense of smell, (100,000 times more powerful than a humans) sniff out everything from cancer to keeping our borders safe, and  being first responders at crime scenes and natural disasters. 

Below are video previews of tonight’s episodes that introduce our four-legged friends and their trainers, as they take us on surprising journeys of discovery and compassion.

Blue-Collar Dogs: Canine MD 8 PM ET/PT

Blue-Collar Dogs: Border Hounds 9 PM ET/PT

Blue-Collar Dogs: New York Police at 10 PM ET/PT

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