Brent and Blue care about one another and watch every others’ backs, identical to human patrol companions do, Brent stated. However in the case of quirky behaviors, Brent might be extra lenient with the canine than she is with common officers.
“If my human associate farted within the automobile like Blue, it will be a brief partnership,” she joked, including that generally the canine “sleeps at the back of the automobile. I’ve heard him loud night breathing. That’s one other factor I wouldn’t let a human associate do.”
Brent stated she enjoys “seeing the entire stuff come collectively” for Blue as he learns new instructions or patrol actions. He works actually arduous to get “paid” in hotdogs, toys and play time.
“They are saying a canine type of takes on the persona of the handler,” Kirk stated. “Sarah is wonderful, and he or she is extraordinarily arduous working, which interprets with the canine, too. So the canine is studying a piece ethic from her, and only a manner of doing enterprise that’s going to be useful.”
Constructing bravery and boldness
Blue nonetheless acts shy round new folks. Throughout a brief photograph shoot with TDN final week, he stored a cautious eye on the photographer and stayed near Brent each time doable.
The subsequent 5 weeks of coaching will assist construct his confidence and bravado, Brent stated.
“We’re getting ready for Blue to be on patrol and make police jobs safer, so he can be put in conditions the place he’s a bit of extra daring and courageous (in coaching). … Proper now I’m a secure area for him, so he needs to be close to me. However I need him to go discover,” she stated. “I need him to go search for the dangerous man whereas I wait outdoors of the warehouse.”