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    From homeless to Narc dog!

    http://www.wral.com/news/strange/story/3838192/

    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.
    YAY for Deputy Maney and Rezadu!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinki View Post
    http://www.wral.com/news/strange/story/3838192/



    YAY for Deputy Maney and Rezadu!
    Awesome! Got to love the name Rezadu too!

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    That is an awesome story!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Blue 4 U View Post
    Awesome! Got to love the name Rezadu too!

    I didnt get it at first...I kept thinking Reh-ZAH-Dough until someone gave me a hint
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    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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    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".

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    Nice story. Everbody wins.
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    I'll bet that's one streetwise narc dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    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".

    I agree -- I hope to adopt another adult dog when the time comes.
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