Who trains the dogs?
The dogs receive some initial training from their owners to make sure they will be good police dogs. Then they train with their handler and his trainers.

Remy and Officer Allen attended the USPCA certified McDonough K-9 training program.

Rex and Officer Larson went through a training program here in Blaine run by USPCA (United State Police Canine Association) K9 Trainer, Mark McDonough.

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1. Where do the dogs come from?
2. Who trains the dogs?
3. How long is the training?
4. Do the dogs live with their handlers?
5. How old are the dogs when they retire?
6. How do officers get selected to become canine handlers?
7. How much do the dogs cost?
8. What are the dogs used for?
9. Who pays for the care of the dogs?
10. Are the dogs safe when left in their patrol cars while the handler is not there?
11. Is hurting a police dog the same as hurting a police officer?