So I’m a little *involved* in the K9 unit that my husband is a part of. I’m sort of SSO K9 Paparazzi. I photograph the collectors cards of course, and now with our calendar fundraiser we have done pictures of the teams and the entire unit. I’ve set up mobile studios and I’ve shot them in action. I’ve been slobbered on by all of them.
But not everyone is as lucky as I am! In fact, some of the family members of our handlers really hadn’t seen the dogs in action before. So last week, they had a barbecue / demo to set up some training scenarios and show the families what these dogs can do! Everyone got to see drug odor detection work and agility work before relaxing with hotdogs, hamburgers, and an absolute ton of desserts.
Two new dogs have been added to the team recently, and we needed action shots for their collectors cards. Here’s Bryx:
Some other favorites from the evening….
A few of the handler’s children watch the dogs do their work.
K9 Koa waits for his handler, Sgt. Sasse, to give him a command
K9 Bryx searching for the odor of hidden narcotics
K9 Bryx with his reward
K9 Hiro walks along the top of a vehicle.
K9 Hiro pops out the end of the crawl tunnel.
K9 Ryker on a bite sleeve
K9 Ryker gets all four paws involved in his bite.
K9 Ryker is praised by his handler and removed from the bite.