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Workshop Fire | Sends dog running for help

Workshop Fire | Sends dog running for help

When Ben Heinrich’s Anchorage workshop caught fire in 2010, he shouted at his German shepherd, Buddy, that he needed help and the dog took off into woods. Buddy ran to a nearby road where he found a state trooper and then led him to the site of the fire. The state trooper then directed the fire department to the scene, where firefighters were able to put out the blaze before it spread to Heinrich’s home. Buddy received a silver-plated bowl from the Alaska State Troopers for his heroism, but Heinrich says it wasn't the first time Buddy showed his bravery. The dog, raised by Heinrich since he was 6 weeks old, has twice chased bears away while Heinrich was fishing.

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German Shepard dials 911 and saves his human

German Shepard dials 911 and saves his human

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Joe Stalnaker adopted his German shepherd, Buddy, when Buddy was an 8-week-old puppy, and he taught him to retrieve the phone when he started experiencing seizure symptoms. If Stalnaker blacks out or is unable to make the call, Buddy is trained to use his teeth to hit a speed-dial button that calls 911. In 2008, the 18-month-old dog called the emergency line, and began whimpering into the phone. Emergency responders arrived on the scene a few minutes later and found Stalnaker unconscious, but after a couple days in the hospital, he recovered.

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