|Barked: Thu Jun 14, '12 12:05pm PST |
|Where I live is not a huge town by any means, but it is growing, and the police have three K9 units (all GSDs), including one imported from the Czech Republic. During the Joplin tornado, one of the K9 units was sent to help search for people along with some of the police from our town. Reiko, the one from the Czech Rep, came to our school; he was very good with all the children around, and they were even allowed to pet him while he was sitting in the car, he was very well-behaved and relaxed (though his handler did say he got in trouble at home for counter-surfing)!
While I trust our town's K9's to be well-trained and in the hand's of competent handlers, I can see how many need to change the way the dogs are trained if there are some attacking the first random person they see out the door! That sounds very dangerous.
Overall, though, I still like and respect K9 units; and I think any town deserves to have a chance to have them as they make quite a difference...usually for the better.
Edited by author Thu Jun 14, '12 12:12pm PST