Hudson Valley K-9’s Take a Trip to Liberty Island
Hudson Valley's bravest four-legged friends took a little field trip earlier this week for some extra training.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office shared over 30 photos on their Facebook page of a group of Hudson Valley K-9's that recently went on a training trip in New York City.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office K-9 Academy Patrol School Class of 2020 visited Liberty Island. While there, the K-9's worked on their "hides." According to Noseworks.huntersheart.com the term "hides" is "the package of target odor inside a ventilated container that is hidden in the search are for the dog to find."
The K-9's and their handlers worked on hides on land as well as on water while traveling by boat to and from Liberty Island.
This program was in preparation for the K-9's graduation coming up on October 9th, 2020.
These K-9's and their officers came from in and around the Hudson Valley. The K-9's and officers who went on the trip were as follows:
Deputy Dan Volpe and K-9 Reno- Orange County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Kyle Frano and K-9 Hydra-Ulster County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Kyle Karcher and K-9 Eli -Delaware County Sheriff's Office
Officer Phil Mugnano and K-9 Diesel - City of Newburgh
Officer Jonathan Saintiche and K-9 Bones - City of Peekskill
Officer Robert Reilly and K-9 Yara -Town of Clarkstown
Officer Michael Vigiletti and K-9 Karma -Town of Haverstraw
Officer Chris Thompson and K-9 Durak -Town of Newburgh
Officer Jordan Fedun and K-9 Koos-Town of Fallsburg
Officer Joe Mendez and K-9 Jax- Village of Washingtonville
Good luck to all the K-9's and their handlers at their upcoming graduation!