One of the most interesting aspects of the case against Jared Fogle, Subway pitchman, for pornography was the use of a dog named Bear. While incorrectly called a “porn sniffing bloodhound,” Bear is actually one of five dogs trained to find hidden electronic data devices. Bear found the thumbdrive used to incriminate Fogle.
The black labrador went through Jared’s house and located the thumb drive. Jared later pleaded guilty to having child pornography and paying to have sex with teenage girls.
Bear also played a role in the arrest of Olympics gymnastics coach Marvin Sharp.
He is just told “Seek!” and he finds the data devices.
His handler is Todd Jordan, who is deputy fire chief in Anderson, Indiana. What is really fascinating is that Jordan got Bear as a rescue just a year ago and took only four months to train him with a food-reward system.