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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