when it comes to recommending dogs , no let's go back one or two steps , when it comes to working with dogs all along the way they are being tested and observed for their natural work attitude , and choices that they make , dedication to task , focus, and stability . I will reject them if there is any doubt . I like things to be there . Not created . Many many many of my dogs have gone into programs at about 11 months to 16 months , one as young as 9 months (Stark - Buffalo) and all passed certification first time round . They either have it or they don't . One of the ones that entered at around 11 months was a black sable long coat Flint Untitled
who had a grand long career , winning 3 medals at the USPCA police trials shortly after joining the force , and with a very good open minded , first time handler (thank you Jeff !)
Flint lived into his 12 th year - he was special requested by FBI , to participate in an anti-terrorist round up "made to have him put down Friday.
In 1997, the then-named Lindsay Police Service introduced the force's first-ever canine unit, which served Lindsay and the now former Ops Township for seven years.
Flint was responsible for many drug seizures and arrests. In 2000, he was key in the arrest of two men who had stolen some $8,000 in merchandise from Lindsay Square Mall.
The dog also intervened when an emotionally disturbed man armed with a knife tried to have police take his life. No one was hurt.
In 1998, the pair received national recognition after winning three medals at the Canadian Law Enforcement Games in Waterloo. Flint and Wentworth were even called on for a joint anti-terrorism effort led by the FBI in 2002"
another one - Strike - entered in training at the just past one year mark Untitled
Carmspack Keno - who entered Metro Toronto k9 at 11 months worked almost to his 11th year and at 5 years won the Purina Hall of Fame
Year Toronto, Ontario Keno, a five-year-old German Shepherd, owned by Constable John Gerrits, suffered severe injures in his successful attempt in capturing a breaking-and-entering suspect. Constable Gerrits and his police service dog Keno answered an emergency call about a breaking-and-entering in progress. When they arrived at the scene, the suspect had already begun to escape from the crime area. During the chase, Keno rounded a corner and was struck by an on-coming car. Despite Keno's severe bleeding from the accident, the canine continued to chase the suspect. Keno quickly caught up with the suspect and tackled him to the ground. He then gripped the criminal's arm, allowing the officers to arrest him. As a result of the accident, Keno required stitches in his leg and suffered head injuries
They have it or they do not.