Guess the dogs are going off their training, much like police officers and first responders. I have seen first hand over the years from K9’s to accelerant dogs used by the Fire Marshals Office, and I have always been amazed…
A dog does what it is trained to do to please it’s owners. They seek the reward from owners more than anything, right or wrong.
I remember when the police brought the drug dog to my Junior High School. The problem was, he knew my dog. My female dog who had been in the kennel with him and who liked to lie on my bag. He zeroed in on my bag immediately.
I believe Police K9’s, and they’re still needed. Police K9’s and their Police (Officer) handler’s in our area go through very rigorous training for months before they both can even be certified as a Police K9 Unit. When the handler and K9 have been certified they start training to take on very important and specific responsibility’s and/or multiple specializations and various duties such as, explosive detection, drug detection, general patrol and protection detail just to mention a few. The handlers play a huge role in their K9 partners success. The K9 & handler have to go through re-certification every year for any or all specializations and various duties they my be trained and certified to handle. I am proud of the Police Officers and their K9 partners in our family.
K-9 Beny in Central CA needs his own tv show.
A police dog hitting on a backpack or car door or drawer is not the evidence used against people in court. It is a establishment of probable cause to search the hit on target. Dogs used to find and chase down suspects are just another tool to use rather than a slug. But dogs tend to be more believable that people and way more believable than suspects. Ride along with the police a few times and you will hear every excuse known to man of why a citizen is not the one the police are looking for. My favorite is, “No officer I never have had any experience with drugs!” When searched the officer may ask, “I just found this baggie of white powder in you back pocket.” The answer is, " These ain’t my pants". How many here get up in the morning and put on someone elses pants? I will trust a dog first. My dog knows if a cheese wrapper is opened three rooms away from under the covers, in the bedroom, with the tv blasting. He will not accept the excuse of, “It is not behind my back hiding from you.”
Seen a few dogs that came up wrong
The vast majority of police dogs are more extremely more trustworthy than the current occupant of the oval office. Do you trust anyone that says to fire two shots into the air when you are not in imminent danger or that a semi-auto rifle is harder to aim than a double barreled shotgun?
Most of my police friends call them fur Missiles.