This report was compiled by Sgt. Chris Boyd of the Madison Police Department K9 Unit.
The photos in the slideshow below are from the MPD K9 Unit training conducted on June 29, 2015.
“Our K9 Unit along with Oregon PD K9 and Green County K9 worked with a Brownie troop of 8 girls to better train the K9s to track missing children. The K9s practiced tracking a specific child in a busy neighborhood and the kids learned how the dogs use their noses to find individual people.
Each of the eight K9 teams tracked two different children a few blocks starting at Westminster Church on Nakoma Rd. Each girl was able to follow the tracking team while they worked and walk a path to be found by the K9.
Afterwords, the kids had plenty of questions to ask the K9 handlers about their K9 partners working abilities. It was good training and great fun for all involved.”