Civil Protection Department and EFRU K9 handling course Day 3

May 3, 2011 in General

The third day of the four-day K9 handling course, organised by the Civil Protection Department under the supervision of Mr. John Gera, was very informativeandproductive.

K9Ladyand K9 Danko had intensive training sessions to improve their performanceinthe field. Since K9 Lady recently gave birth to the new generation of SAR dogs, she needs extra training to bring her back to her former fitness level. K9 Danko performed particularly well today, and completed several positive “finds” in a very short space of time.

Keith and Carol Warwick, instructors from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, delivered several lectures on behaviour training, the types of equipment used in training, the developmental stages of dogs, and the prevention of certain diseases that the dogs may be exposed to.

Although the puppies are still very young, their progress was praised and a training plan is being developed that will be tailored to each individual puppy.