There are all sorts of dogs out there doing a job.  We have police dogs, military dogs, service and assistance dogs.

Dogs that sniff out bombs, drugs, bed bugs, cancer, truffles, pirated DVDs, mobile phones, human remains, plants, and money.

Now there is a new detection job suited for the talented dog.

Ghosts.

And who you gonna call?

Maddie!

Maddie is the newest member of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS).  She was rescued last year by TAPS lead investigator Jason Haws.  And on Wednesday, March 22, this German Shepherd/Australian cattle dog mix debuted as part of the team in her first investigation on the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters.

They’re ordinary by day; plumbers, office managers, teachers and factory workers.  But at night, they brave the lonely and dark places of haunted sites seeking to understand the unexplained.  And what better way to search for ghosts, spooks, specters, or things that go woof in the night, is to use a dog.

Why not?  We don’t understand the animal brain.  Heck, we can barely understand human brains.  We’ve all seen dogs stand still and stare or react to something we were unable to see or hear. Animals have a deep awareness of the energy surrounding us, and are tuned into the wavelengths of the earth.  They can sense natural disasters before they occur.  The heightened senses of a dog’s hearing, smell, and intuition make them the perfect paranormal investigator.

Maddie went through an eight-week training session.  It included general training in acting appropriately in strange settings, as well as detecting high magnetic fields commonly found with close encounters.

TAPS is using Maddie to see if she can detect any paranormal animal issues or energy in places reported to be haunted.  And the TAPS human members are learning to read Maddie’s body language as she checks out areas of high activity.

And her only reward?  A pat on the head, a “GOOD GIRL”, and a Scooby Snack.

You can catch Ghost Hunters on the SyFy Channel every Wednesday night at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central.

Check out this clip of Maddie in action.

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