Today was graduation day for five officers, and their best friends. Some of the most intense training took place over the past four months starting in early April. This required getting the dogs to be able to sniff out most drugs and guns.
Training brings the trainers and animals extremely close. More than eight hours per day through 14 weeks helps associate certain “toy” items with smells that will trigger the dog, and eventually help either find a missing person or expose illegal activity.
Three of the dogs that graduated are with Rochester Police Department, one with Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, and another with Brockport Police Department.