Stories tagged with: German Shepherds

December 17, 2013 - 7:15pm
31 weeks 1 day ago

What may look like just an abandoned school on the outside, is turned into a training facility that prepares K-9 units for when scenarios like school shootings and bomb threats, turn into real-life situations.

In order to make sure they're ready for those scenarios, dogs like Ike are trained for a minimum of 16 hours each month. To make that happen, every other Tuesday, Barry Connell of Ohio Working Dogs spends his day training new and veteran K-9's.

Connell explained, "It's...

August 7, 2013 - 6:25pm
50 weeks 23 hours ago

The Muskingum County and Guernsey County Sheriff's Office both retired one of their K-9's this year and on Wednesday, they each added a new German Shepherd to the department.

"We try and keep one on every shift," said Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz. "We've been doing that for the last several years and since we had one retired, it's time to get a new one."

With the increase in drug flow between the two counties, they're both looking for a second K-9 to...

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