Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Training Three New K-9 Officers

By  //  March 10, 2016

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total of 18 k-9's after training is complete

Chase,left, Scout, center, and Kane, right, are training now with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to sniff out venison. (MyFWC image)

Chase,left, Scout, center, and Kane, right, are training now with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to sniff out venison. (MyFWC image)

(MyFWC.com) – Chase, Scout, and Kane are training now with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to sniff out venison.

But did you know the dogs are also training the officers?

The officers have an intense training program to work with their dogs that teaches them to learn each other’s signals and body language and develop trust in each other.

Every dog in the K-9 program is a donation or rescue from an organization or shelter.

Officer Scott Wiggins guides K-9 Chase as he sniffs for venison. (MyFWC image)

Officer Scott Wiggins guides K-9 Chase as he sniffs for venison. (MyFWC image)

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When training is complete, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will have a total of 18 four-legged “officers”

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Officer Casey Anderson rewards K-9 Scout with a towel after correctly pinpointing the venison smell. (MyFWC.com image)

Officer Casey Anderson rewards K-9 Scout with a towel after correctly pinpointing the venison smell. (MyFWC.com image)

K-9 Scout waits for her reward from Officer Casey Anderson. (MyFWC image)

K-9 Scout waits for her reward from Officer Casey Anderson. (MyFWC image)

This is a “find” and the officers are learning to use a rolled up towel or ball as positive reinforcement for a job well done. K-9 Kane signaled like this, but is learning to simply sit. (MyFWC.com image)

This is a “find” and the officers are learning to use a rolled up towel or ball as positive reinforcement for a job well done. K-9 Kane signaled like this, but is learning to simply sit. (MyFWC.com image)


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