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Monitor The Health Of A Working Dog Through AI Technology

Working dogs must lead healthy and happy lives if they are to excel. Our platform allows handlers to monitor their dogs' health with the power of AI technology.
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Harnessing The Power Of AI To Monitor The Health Of Working Dogs 


You’d be hard-pressed to find an industry that hasn’t been touched by AI technology in one way or another. One recent study suggests that over 80% of companies consider AI technology a top priority in their business strategy to make positive changes to their operations. ¹

AI Technology And Working Dogs

Working dogs can do amazing things, but they’re not robots. If working dogs are to perform their roles to the best of their abilities, whether they be in K9 search and rescue units, or more generalized K9 teams, safeguarding their health and wellbeing must take precedence. 

The need to monitor the health of working dogs goes deeper than that. These dogs aren’t

just tools of our trade – they’re our colleagues, friends, and even members of our family. We have a moral duty to provide the highest level of care to them. 
 

That’s why we’ve harnessed the power of AI technology to create features on the DogBase platform to help you track the health of your four-legged partner.

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The Challenges Of Keeping Working Dogs Well

Dogs are also very good at hiding when they’re unwell. If your working dog is acting as you’d expect, eating and drinking normally with no changes to toileting habits, you assume everything is OK. It’s often not until they crash and have to be rushed to a vet that you find out there’s something seriously wrong.

You may take your dog for annual check-ups with the vet, but yearly examinations are not enough. Ill-health in dogs can develop quickly and without warning, so although regular check-ups are important, they can’t be solely relied on for monitoring the health of working dogs.

How DogBase Can Help

DogBase looks beyond what you can physically see, gathering data across a range of fields based on actual training data. The AI technology looks at everything, like the number of hours you’ve trained your dog and what the humidity was like outside during training, right down to your dog’s age, breed and what they’ve been eating. 

By looking at your dog’s statistics using AI technology, we can alert you to any health issues that might be around the corner, based on open source vet and research data, as well as data gathered from all the other users on the DogBase platform. You’re then empowered to make necessary adjustments to support your working dog’s health, like giving them more rest or changing elements of their training routine.

Having the ability to monitor the health of a working dog quickly and accurately means you can easily spot connections between behavioral changes, vet visits, and wellness. This can then be considered when planning training sessions, making them as beneficial as possible.

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Smart Features To Safeguard Health

Additional features on DogBase harness AI technology to help trainers make well-informed decisions around the health and welfare of their dogs. For example, the DogBase Health Alert sends real-time alerts if the weather is unsuitable for training, based on  weather data, the age and breed and training type.

The DogBase Deep Alert looks across all your training sessions overtime than adds serval variables plus vet data based on your dogs breed and age creating segment analysis artificial intelligence report and notification telling you when your over training or under training.

The DogBase Health Index is another tool that uses our AI data to help trainers gauge their dog’s health compared to other users on the DogBase platform, based on specific features. All these features combine to give you a clearer picture of the health of your working dog.  

And these are just a few things that are coming out in 2024

Embracing AI Technology 

Current methods of monitoring the health of working dogs mean trainers could miss the subtle cues that indicate all might not be well with their dog. AI technology will never replace the expertise of a vet, but AI integration is an invaluable tool that complements veterinary interventions, alerting trainers to potential health issues before they happen, without having to solely rely on a vet.

AI technology empowers trainers to act in their dogs’ best interests, ensuring they not only reach their full potential, but stay healthy and happy too. As any dog handler or trainer will tell you, that’s all we want for the dogs we work with. Working dogs give us so much - we must utilize every tool at our disposal to safeguard their health in return.

Ready To Find Out More?


If you’re ready to discover what DogBase can do for you and your working dogs, explore our website and find out more. Feel free to drop us a message, and we’ll be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.   

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