Future communication: What dogs perceive
Future cr explosives for police and customs, for which German Shepherds and other breeds are also used.
Trained guide dogs pull their masters away from the road traffic and sidestep obstacles. Bakeman explains that dogs live in packs. They see their master as a part of the “pack”. They sense if a member of the pack is in danger. But there are also power struggles in case of some dogs: “I wanted to hand over a female German shepherd named Julie to a blind person. But Julie did not like this particular blind person. During their first walks, she made him crash against each tree. After a while, they tolerated one another. Today she is the most faithful blind dog that you could think of.”
As per his own experience, Bakeman contradicts the allegations of dog trainers according to whom, dogs can be trained only for one task. He states that he had trained a Labrador 150 words, from ‘chair’ to ‘bus stop’ and continuing up to ‘trash’. These could trigger the animal on command. Since the woman was blind and dumb, the Labrador learned to bring the alarm clock, when it rang, to pull her to the door, when someone knocked on the door, lift up pencils or papers if they fell to the floor and to place them in her hand. The Labrador guided her safely through the traffic to the desired location, to the wastepaper basket, the bus station or to a bank. Bakeman has documented the versatile skills of this dog alone on Youtube.
“Telepathy” in case of long distances
He had trained a dog for children with severe diabetes in 1995. The animal warned by barking and fast movements before a forthcoming Hypoglicemia. One day the mother of the two 15 and 16-year-old boys called. She said they were at school, while the dog stayed at home with the family. Suddenly he had made the typical warning for a diabetes seizure. How could that be without physical proximity, smell or body language?
In 2000 Bakeman trained a dog for Gail, who was the severely diabetic wife of his friend Dr. Morris Laster. Suddenly the dog started getting restless in his office for an hour and urinated every few minutes. But Laster’s wife was staying in Jerusalem, 90 km away from his office in Sarona. Telephone calls with Gail revealed that she had indeed suffered a life-threatening Hypoglicemia.
In another case, a dog in Jerusalem had hit the alarm when his mistress was staying in New York. Only due to the large distance, “appropriate measures” were not taken.
Multiple times, Bakeman noticed how his dogs had “hit the alarm” for a long time, before two Palestinians had carried out terrorist attacks resulting in four dead persons in Tel Aviv. This gave Bakeman the idea that dogs not only smell danger but apparently could read brain waves over great distances, if anyone is likely to do something bad and could endanger a member of the “pack” through this. “Once a dog led me hundreds meters away to a suspicious-looking car in which a Palestinian sat, who wanted to enter illegally into Israel.” The experiences show that dogs do not respond just through their excellent sense of smell or movements. Apparently dogs have possibilities of perception, which have not been explored so far.
If the dog spots a “suspicious person” for example during passenger inspections, he could be taken aside. In the event of a skillful interrogation, security people would then be able to filter out those with terrorist intentions. “I would have been able to prevent 9/11 with my dogs, if they had been in the airport in New York”, claims Bakeman. Only in those days, he had not advanced thus far and had not known about these sensory organs.
Bakeman came to the conclusion that the dogs could read “thoughts” and that too, over enormous distances. Some people call this “telepathy”. However, it is more likely that “evil thoughts”, such as the intention to carry out a terrorist attack cause electrical impulses or another change in the brain. i The transfer of these impulses over thousands of kilometers of distance would be possible through electromagnetic waves, which were discovered by Guglielmo Marconi over a hundred years ago. Marconi is regarded as the inventor of radio broadcasting, where such waves accompany us human beings today as a matter of course in daily life to accompany, from the “microwave” and up to the WLAN or mobile phone call. Accordingly, it is possible that a human brain also radiates such waves, where a dog identifies his master.
Bakeman calls this perception as a “brain-print”. He wants to work together with the government authorities in Israel, Germany or in the United States because they have access to mainframe computers and other unnamed technologies in contrast to private entrepreneurs. He dreams of transferring the skills of his dogs to machines. They could for example be used in airports and make the usual security checks so far redundant.—–
What Bakeman tells and plans sounds like a crazy idea. But for a long time now there are machines, which can “smell” explosives like dogs. The technology has been learned by watching and learning from animals and by installing it into machines. The same is applicable for facial recognition and other technologies that