Look At This Spectacular Pooch Learning To Rappel With The Vancouver Police DepartmentTranslate

1 year ago · Jero · 0 Comment
Categories: Animals · Cute · Inspiration     Tags: Dog · Police Dog
            Police dogs are beautiful creatures when off duty. They are loving, caring, and gentle dogs with great temperament and personality. However, that can all change in the blink of an eye when the dogs go to work. They can be incredibly vicious and protective, and it is that dichotomy that makes them perfect for protecting civilians.

As a result of their profession, police dogs are required to learn dozens of specific skills for application in the field. They have to learn to follow commands, sniff for evidence, and attack if they have to protect themselves. One of the obscure skills that the dogs must learn is the ability to rappel, and when a photo was snapped of Vancouver police dog Niko during a recent rappelling training session, the internet went nuts.

People saw the photo of the brown and black dog clinging to the leg of the handler and the comments started flooding in. “I want to become a cop just for the dogs,” wrote one viewer. Another questioned the photo saying, “{I} would love to see if similar {rappelling} can happen with my 110 lb. pooch!”


Whatever your reaction to the photos, I think we can all agree that it captures the essence of the man-dog relationship. (Not to mention that Niko is a cute pup!) Vancouver Police Department summed it up nicely in an official statement following the release of the photo, “Our canine officers are well trained, well selected, and, most importantly, well loved by their handlers. The dogs we select are social and have high drive, and are very valued members of our department.”


Whatever your reaction to the photos, I think we can all agree that it captures the essence of the man-dog relationship. (Not to mention that Niko is a cute pup!) Vancouver Police Department summed it up nicely in an official statement following the release of the photo, “Our canine officers are well trained, well selected, and, most importantly, well loved by their handlers. The dogs we select are social and have high drive, and are very valued members of our department.”

What Do You Think?

×
facebook
Hit “Like”
to see the Dimples on Facebook