In Italy dogs be being trained as lifeguards to protect the lives of beach goings, swimmers and boaters. The dogs act as four-legged assistances to their human companions.
“Dogs make ideal lifeguard partners as they remain calm under pressure and instinctively choose the safest path through the water currents back to shore. They can even stay afloat while paddling multiple swimmers to safety. Through his Italian School for Lifeguard Dogs, Ferruccio Pilenga has trained more than 350 volunteer pups to execute water rescues. Now THAT’s a good dog!”
Source: Great Big Story