Tarpon Springs Police Dog Is No. 1 in the U.S.
Dobies and his human police partner were the big winners in drug detection at a national competition.
TARPON SPRINGS – Dobies, a Tarpon Springs police dog, and his partner, Officer Thanh “Tommy” Nguyen were big winners at last week’s USPCA National Detector Dog Certification and Field Trials.
Dobies and Nguyen won the coveted award of “Top Dog,” first place in the U.S. for drug detection. They also won first place for Region Team and third place for room search. The event was held June 5 through June 8 in Philadelphia.
The U.S. Police Canine Association became the largest and oldest active organization of its kind in August, 1971 when two existing Associations, the Police K-9 Association and the United States K-9 Association, merged. The USPCA meets twice a year. Once in summer, where new ideas and training methods are discussed, and then at the National Police Dog Trials. These dog trials bring together the best trained dogs in the world and are judged by police judges. Great strides in the standardization of training methods have been made through these dog trials.
Photo of Dobies and Officer Thanh “Tommy” Nguyen courtesy of the Tarpon Springs Police Department.
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