This photo was taken of a dog and his handler during their first training session in repelling. The look on the dog’s face says it all, and we don’t blame him. We’d be terrified too! The photo has since gone viral on many social media outlets.
“As for the photo going viral, we were pleasantly surprised,” said Sandra Glendinning of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). “Our four-legged officers are a very valuable part of our police department and they are well selected, well trained, and, most importantly, well loved by their handlers. It is fantastic that people get an opportunity to witness something they otherwise may not have known even existed.”
The photo was taken back in early October according to the police department. It shows Constable Dan Ames of the VPD Canine Unit and police service dog, Niko.
“This photo is of his first high rappel of five stories and he has since mastered the task,” she added. “It is wonderful that people get to see not only some of the training our police dogs go through, but the bond between handler and dog. There is a certain amount of trust going on between Cst. Ames and PSD Niko, and we believe that is what people are responding to.”