It's difficult to pinpoint what makes working dogs so awe-inspiring. Is it the bond between dog and human? The power of the dog's nose? The might of their physical abilities? Whatever it is, you'll learn the value of having well-trained police dogs and handlers in our community after just a few minutes into the event.
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"Every single one of these obstacles are designed to simulate something that they may go over or go under or through during a real life track or some sort of search," said Sgt. Danny DiPietro with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Police K-9 units throughout the area, took a break from catching bad guys, to take part in a competition, but only one was named, "Top Dog."
Police dogs and their handlers from around Oregon have the chance to compete in a series of events to earn bragging rights and a trophy. One of the events involves dogs chasing down suspects — something canine handlers say is fun for the dogs, but not so much for the volunteers.
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