You are probably aware that industrious and faithful dogs work for the police academy and military, but you many not know that many of these dogs retire every year. What happens to them? Luckily, some of them are adopted after they complete their service time. Retired police dogs are generally about 8 or more years older, but some of them may younger because of injuries or other issues. If fact, some a puppies! These are the ones who may not have completed the training, for one reason or another. In either case, you many want to adopt Read the rest of this entry »
Are you interested in opening your heart and home to an honored public servant upon his retirement from active duty? Many ex-working dogs that need permanent homes are eligible for adoption. Adopting a retired police dog is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for the special contribution that K9s have made to our society; however, a veteran police dog may not be the right addition to every home. Before initiating adoption proceedings, there are a few things Read the rest of this entry »
A police canine requires much the same care as a civilian’s personal dog. A police K-9 requires fresh food and plenty of clean water, lots of human interaction and lots of exercise. Typically these dogs will eat just a little more than the average dog, since they are more active. The dog’s trainer will usually have recommendations for food intake. A police dog requires a lot of exercise, to include mental stimulation. This will keep the dog from becoming bored and keep their senses sharp for their police work. It is a good Read the rest of this entry »
Maybe it is because they look and sound so ferocious. Maybe it is because they can hunt down a perpetrator for miles, literally miles with only their sense of smell. But for years there have been misconceptions flying around about the K9 police dogs for ages. One that I remember clearly is in regards to titanium teeth.
The media announced that the K9 police dogs were actually being fitted with titanium teeth in order to strengthen and improve their Read the rest of this entry »
Canine police units are often depicted as aggressive animals who delight in chasing down subjects, wrestling them to the ground, and holding them in place with their scary teeth. This depiction, however, is inaccurate. Canine units are used to apprehend subjects, but the units are more commonly used for their superior sense of smell. Dogs are able to detect drugs, bombs, missing persons, or hiding suspects that human noses can’t detect. Canine police are frequently called in during disasters to help with search and rescue needs. Like human officers, canine police units are only aggressive when necessary. Read the rest of this entry »
When police dogs are portrayed in movies, they often are seen as mostly lovable and comical sidekicks such as the dog Jerry Lee in the movie K-9. And though human police partners do bond with their assigned K-9 officers, the dogs are fully aware that they have serious work to do.
Police dogs, generally speaking, are not comical. In fact they are more likely to be aggressive than other dogs, partially becasue most of them are unneutered males. Their training is Read the rest of this entry »
In the world of law enforcement, officers tap the skills of their canine companions to fight crime. Unfortunately, the sometimes dangerous job of a K-9 officer can bring out many misconceptions. While it is not possible to debunk all of them in this post, we will focus on the most prevalent one.
Many people see K-9 officers as vicious, attack dogs. This is just not the case. Police dogs are trained to do specific jobs but they are still companion animals. When they are off duty, they live with their handlers and families just like any other Read the rest of this entry »
Trained police dogs are useful in so many ways and whether you’ve had a home break in and are shopping home security systems or just visited the airport you’ve probably come in contact with one more recently than you think. Here are a few of the things we bet you didn’t know police dogs do
Riot Control: There are few things better for managing a crowd than the threat of an aggressive dog, even if the animal has no intention of ever being used. Police Read the rest of this entry »
You want to own a police dog? Having a police dog in your home is an honor, as they are heroes. They help greatly in keeping our communities safe. If you want to have a police dog as a pet, you need to understand how important they are and how to care for them so they will stay healthy and happy.
Here are a few FAQs on police dogs’ importance and care:
1. What roles do police dogs play in Read the rest of this entry »
For police officers and other law enforcement personnel who use canine dogs in order to help them do their work, there are several ways and several styles which can be used to properly train your dog, in order to get the best work from them, and in order to ensure they will do any job properly. These canine training courses are typically held in large seminar style formats. The trainers have been working with canines, and teaching them how to find the scent and smells Read the rest of this entry »