One of the most important training exercises for Blu is socializing with other dogs. That sounds like a lot of fun, but it has a purpose. It's important for Blu to be comfortable with people and dogs since he will be visiting a lot of different schools and when he's working, he may encounter other dogs. This weekend he had fun with his new friend Jada. She's a great dane and she's is lots of fun to be around.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
|Blu went nose to nose with McGruff the|
Crime Dog. He's a bloodhound too!
|Buddy's had a cake with Snoops name on it|
Snoop's last official day of work is August 22nd. Blu has big paws to fill, but he's up for the challenge.
|At just over 30 pounds, Blu has a lot of growing to do to|
catch up with Snoop.
|Enjoy your retirement Snoop|
|Blu got to hang out with the kids.|
Posted by Tampa Police Department at 10:51 AM
Monday, August 5, 2013
Blu is leaving his paw prints all over town as he continues his tracking training. These practice sessions are helping him distinguish human scent in different outdoor settings, a skill that will soon make him a "top dog."
On Saturday, Blu tracked 500 yards, his longest distant yet. He was able to identify the smell through grass, asphalt, and concrete. It is imperative for a Bloodhound to recognize a specific smell over common terrain. If not, the dog would hit a road block, slowing down the recovery of a missing person.
Officer Savage says he's impressed with his pup. They grow up so fast!
Posted by Tampa Police Department at 10:28 AM