Marietta K9 Training

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Marietta K9's are training at the Washington County Fairgrounds with a new member of the department, K9 Edo.

These dogs are trained to protect and serve.

Standing right beside their officers, taking down a suspect.

Most of the time going ahead of the officers.

So when Diego retired in February of this year it was training time for Edo.

K9 Edo has been in training for six weeks and this is his first full week on the job.

He will be turning 2-years-old this summer and he's a belgian shepherd from Germany.

His handler, officer Glen McClelland says he is doing well but it is constant training from here on out.

"In six weeks you can only train a dog so much so the dog is only taught the basics so it's our job once we get out here on the street, to bring them up to a college level instead of a sixth grade level," he says.

Training like this happens monthly.

The dogs work on building and article searches, to drug work, tracking, area search and suspect apprehension.

Edo joins the department along side K9 Ajax who has been training for around three years.

Both dogs bite only when they have to, but assist officers greatly in the line of duty.

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