Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down for part 2 with East Hartford Police K9 Handler and CPWDA Trainer and Vice President, Todd Mona.
The gents get into moving forward with building searches and doing more advanced training. If you missed Part 1, catch up on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify and anywhere else you listen to podcast! But here’s a quick synopsis:
Mona has been a police officer with East Hartford PD in Connecticut for almost two decades, & has been a K9 handler since 2006. The gents talk about K9 policing in East Hartford, and Mona tells a harrowing story of a call where he got shot and his K9 partner got stabbed.
Mona’s first K9 partner, Primo, had 51 contact apprehensions, and approximately 150 non-contact apprehensions/finds from 2006-2015. K9 Primo came in 1st in top obedience, and 2nd in top criminal apprehension at the Connecticut Police K9 Olympics, and is a 3 time Daniel Wasson Memorial K9 Award winner.
Mona’s second K9 partner, Casus, has 26 contact apprehensions, and 106 non-contact apprehensions/finds from 2014-present. K9 Casus came in 1st for top team obedience in 2018 & 2021, & top team tactical obedience 2016 at the Connecticut Police K9 Olympics. The pair also placed 2nd at the 2016 Cabelas Police K9 Competition, 2nd at the 2018 & 2019 Dreamride Police K9 Challenge, & 1st at the 2021 Dreamride Police K9 Challenge.
If that’s not enough, Casus has been trained in firearm detection since 2018, has 12 guns recovered to date, he has been present and involved (directly and indirectly) with 4 officer involved shootings (where K9 Casus got bite on two of them).
That was a LOT to cover! (You now know why there had to be a Part 2!!) You can watch & listen on YouTube, Spotify, Apple & anywhere else you listen to podcasts.
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