Police officers have to be ready for anything--saving children from car crashes, chasing down the bad guys, leaping over tall buildings in a single bound.
Well, maybe not the last one, but they do have to know how to rappel down the steep face of a building using a rope. And sometimes they have to take along their trusty canine companions. Case in point: This shot of Niko, one of the Vancouver police department's service dogs. The Canadian police department added a caption: "Hey dad… This rappelling? Yuh, I’m not a fan."
PSD Niko, "Hey dad... This rappelling? Yuh, I'm not a fan."Posted by Vancouver Police Department on Thursday, October 22, 2015
PSD Niko, "Hey dad... This rappelling? Yuh, I'm not a fan."
Because the pic is so darn cute--Niko looks as if he's hanging on for dear life--fans of the Vancouver police shared it thousands of time. And while some posters thought the German shepherd looked scared, the police department was quick to reassure them: "Rappelling is a vital skill for our tactical teams to have, and it tests both handler and dog. In the training scenario in the photo, PSD Niko was introduced slowly to the task, and his handler rewarded him with praise and a game of tug-o-war afterwards (you can see the toy sticking out of the officer's back pocket)."
We think Niko will be just fine--and go on to save many, many lives.
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