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Canine units get a dog powered treadmill at the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

Posted at 12:08 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 12:08:56-04

Canines at the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office are learning to use a new dog-powered treadmill.  Learning to us the dog-powered treadmill can significantly reduce injuries while improving overall mental and physical vitality.

The CCSO Canine Unit recently purchased a Dog Trotter, best described as a dog-powered treadmill, through the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare. The fund, which provides annual support for the CCSO Canine Unit, is administered by the Charlotte Community Foundation.

“This new tool allows us to do repetitive training in a controlled environment,” stated Sergeant Jason Doherty, who serves as supervisor of the Canine Unit. “Apprehension and obedience training can be hard on a canine’s joints and this can help lower the physical impact on their bodies. We are grateful for the support of the Charlotte Community Foundation which has provided us the opportunity to improve our training options.”

More about the new dog-powered treadmill for the CCSO Canine Units here.