Bloodhounds Get Extra Training to Help Fight Crime

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Havana, FL - September 12, 2012

They're man's best friend and a crime fighter's too.

Bloodhounds and law enforcement officers from across the country are at the Florida Public Safety Institute to undergo training. The school's week-long Bloodhound Scent Tracking Seminar teaches dogs and their trainers new skills and techniques critical in doing their jobs.

"I'm learning different methods of training see how different people work and train with their dogs, hopefully I can take back what I learned here and hopefully apply it and hopefully become a little bit more successful," says Deputy Mike Parker with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office.

About 20 dogs and their trainers take part in the course each year. It costs about $380 dollars to complete.

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