In Snellville, Georgia, just northeast of Atlanta, four police K-9s are hard at work protecting the peaceful way of life. Nearby, the Duluth Police Department has three teams assigned to the Special Operations Unit in the Uniform Division, also protecting and serving the people.
During Week 3, your focus was on learning about the theory behind distraction proofing and changing canine behavior. Now that you've studied the concepts, it's time to put them to work in the week 4 Service Dog Challenge: "Focus, Fido!"
Being a Service Dog is a tough job, one that often encompasses odd hours, long work weeks, technical or specialized knowledge and few breaks. A Service Dog's job doesn't end, though, just because it's hot. Use these tips to keep your Service Dog cool this summer, and still able to work comfortably.
K-9 Kilo was an iconic member of the Indiana State Police. Known not only for his die-hard love of tennis balls and bright, happy demeanor, the German Shepherd was heralded as a hero in Indiana's war against drugs. K-9 Kilo and his partner spend 6 years together serving the Indiana State Police.
Some dogs come into our lives and they never leave. By lodging a residence in our hearts, minds, memories and souls, a piece of them continues to live in the environment around us, in us and through us. These dogs oftentimes have a spirit that exudes vibrance and that paints the very fabric of life with their color.