The Lethbridge K-9 Unit has added a new four-legged addition to their team, and they need the public’s help in naming it. The LPS is holding a ‘Name The Puppy Contest’ for their new 12-week-old puppy before he begins his new career. Constable Braylon Hyggen says this is also the first time in decades that the LPS will be training and testing a puppy at the station.
“We have bought our dogs usually when they are anywhere from 14 months to two years old and the green dogs don’t have any training, and so this option here we decided to give it a try and see, put some foundation work into him prior to going into the fall 20-week canine handler course when the next handler is selected.”
Once the puppy has a name, he will begin extensive training including agility, tracking, evidence searching, and obedience. More details of the contest can be found here.