Paw-tection for police pooches

Police dogs around New Zealand, like local “Canine-stable” Abel (pictured), are now wearing protective “paw-wear” on duty. Picture supplied
Abel clearly finds his new running shoes interesting. Picture supplied

Police dogs around New Zealand are now wearing protective “paw-wear” on duty.

“Victim Recovery Dogs (VRD) have been trialled in booties for a number of years,” police said.

“But the move is now a requirement for every dog team in the country. The booties provide protection for the dogs from glass or similar sharp objects when searching.”

Apparently the booties do take a bit of getting used to.

“It takes some time and practice for the dogs to become comfortable in the boots, but they are a welcome added safety feature.”

Abel clearly finds his new running shoes interesting.

Pictures supplied

Police dogs around New Zealand are now wearing protective “paw-wear” on duty.

“Victim Recovery Dogs (VRD) have been trialled in booties for a number of years,” police said.

“But the move is now a requirement for every dog team in the country. The booties provide protection for the dogs from glass or similar sharp objects when searching.”

Apparently the booties do take a bit of getting used to.

“It takes some time and practice for the dogs to become comfortable in the boots, but they are a welcome added safety feature.”

Abel clearly finds his new running shoes interesting.

Pictures supplied

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