IN THE NEWS...
We are immensely proud of the handlers and K9s who come through our programs – and we love to see the difference they make to their local communities.
Please see below for a selection of press cuttings which demonstrate the great work being carried out by K9 teams across the country.
Bask has 'incredibly large paw prints to fill'
Strathroy Age Dispatch, October 2020 (link)
“Young Kingston Police service dog Bask may look small, but his handler [Const. Jeff Dickson] says his training and energy are proving that he’s up to fill the shoes of his predecessor.
Dickson first met Bask in August down in Harmony, N.C., where he’d already been in training with Highland Canine Training for 16 weeks. Dickson then spent the next month at the facility getting used to Bask and bonding with him.”
Glynn County Police Department welcomes 3 new certified K9 officers
WSAV.com, September 2020 (link)
“GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – Three new K9 handlers and K9 officers have been certified for the Glynn County Police Department (GCPD).
GCPD recently sent three officers to Highland Canine Training Center in Harmony, North Carolina. Handlers underwent a four week training curriculum and graduated the program on Friday, Sept. 18. All three are now nationally certified as Dual Purpose Canine Handlers.”
Yakima County coroner's first cadaver dog, Justice, is ready to get to work
Yakima Herald, April 2020 (link)
“He [Justice] is so specifically trained that a bag of bones found in the Lower Valley didn’t get his attention. “He didn’t hit on them; they were non-human bones,” Curtice said. “It might have been a deer.”
The pair arrived in Yakima on March 28 after two weeks of training together at Highland Canine Training, a professional dog training company in Harmony, N.C. As with almost every aspect of life amid the global novel coronavirus pandemic, their cross-country trip didn’t happen as originally planned.”
New canine joins ranks at the Iredell County Sheriff's Office
Statesville Record & Landmark, December 2019 (link)
“Jaag, a Belgian Malinois, is a general purpose canine. He will be used for tracking, searches, patrol work and narcotics detection, said Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell.
Campbell said Jaag, who is 20 months old, was donated to the sheriff’s office. He said the dog was trained at Highland Canine in Harmony.”