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10-29-08, 07:00 PM #1
From homeless to Narc dog!
Pound puppy becomes narcotics dog in Florida
Posted: Oct. 28 3:50 p.m.
Updated: Today at 9:21 a.m.
LAKELAND, FLA. — When his chief told him there was no money for a new narcotics dog, Polk County Sheriff's Deputy John Maney went to the pound and adopted and trained a dog himself.
Maney, who has previously worked as a handler for five canines, turned down several dogs. He focused on ones that showed alertness, lack of fear and an eagerness to learn. He adopted an 11-month-old black Lab mix in March and named him Rezadu.
They trained in abandoned phosphate mine and open fields for 12 weeks, detecting illegal narcotics.
Rezadu did so well that he was nationally certified in August.Arm the sheep!
10-29-08, 07:07 PM #2
10-29-08, 07:29 PM #3
That is an awesome story!!
10-29-08, 09:00 PM #4
10-29-08, 09:39 PM #5
Now that is a great way to turn a negative into a positive. I admire the deputy's ingenuity. Plus the dog gets a new home.
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10-30-08, 02:10 AM #6
Great story, Pinki. Outstanding initiative by Deputy Maney.
So good to see an almost adult dog not only being rescued but given a chance to earn his kibble. Let this be a lesson to those who ignore anything older than a puppy as "untrainable".
10-30-08, 02:15 AM #7
Nice story. Everbody wins.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
10-30-08, 09:03 AM #8
I'll bet that's one streetwise narc dog!
10-31-08, 01:28 PM #9
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