The Morris County Sheriff’s Department welcomes an adorable four-legged recruit.
A five-month-old black Labrador retriever puppy was donated to the department by famed dog trainer Grayson Guyer at the Lost Highway Kennels in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Guyer developed his dog training skills while serving in the United States Navy and working with military dog handlers at Camp LeJune, North Carolina. He had selected this puppy based on the needs of the sheriff’s department.
Morris County Sheriff James Gannon announced on Facebook that the dog will eventually be trained in search and rescue and explosives detection.
“We are thrilled to have a new addition to the K9 section. This K9 will be used to protect the community by detecting explosives,” said Gannon, “It will also help with the vital task of reuniting loved ones with their families in as a K9 trained in search and rescue.”
Puppy training has already started with Det. Cpl. Mike McMahon, who is one of the top dog trainers in the country.
McMahon and his K9 partner, Kai, recently won on the reality show “America’s Top-Dog.” His wife, Michelle, is also a master dog trainer.
The young pup has yet to be named, but will be named by new law enforcement officers currently in training at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, according to Gannon.
Police dogs can cost thousands of dollars, and with department budgets tight, Gannon is grateful for the donation. “We are fortunate to receive an extraordinary gift from this great American,” said Gannon, “who served his country honorably and who continues to have a tremendous impact on his brothers and sisters in the military as well as his friends. in law enforcement.”
Eric Scott is the senior policy director and anchor of New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]
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