K-9 search and rescue training weekend a success

WHITNEY POINT – The close relationship between man and dog has been evident for millennia, and earning the title of “man's best friend” took thousands of year of living – and working – side-by-side in concert.

Often when we think about K-9s, an image of a police dog seeking out drugs or a dalmatian and a fire truck come to mind. But service K-9s are utilized for a variety of tactical purposes and undergo hours of rigorous training for many other purposes, as was displayed at Dorchester Park in Whitney Point over the weekend.

Search and Rescue K-9 teams from up and down the east coast joined local dive teams on Saturday and Sunday in participation of Water Workout Weekend, a skills training and teamwork building event organized by Amigo Search and Rescue Dogs, Broome County Water Rescue Response Team, and Eagle Valley Search Dogs.

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