Recently, multiple local agencies with K9 teams from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue (VA-TF1), Fairfax County Police Department (PD), Prince William PD, and George Mason PD came together to train at the K9 Drive Building Workshop. The workshop was taught by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief (ret) Garrett Dyer at the Perfect Pet Resort in Maryland.
One goal of the workshop was to teach participants how to become a better handler and helper for the working dog. First half of day consisted of lecture and discussion. The rest of the day involved field work with the K9 and handler to help enhance the K9’s desire to detect their target odor.
There were also teams from out of the area including K9’s from Massachusetts and Virginia Beach. It was a fantastic learning experience for all involved.