Puppy-fans will be pleased to learn they will soon be able to follow the progress of one of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit’s newest recruits on Twitter.
Both the unit’s Twitter and Facebook pages have each amassed around 1,500 followers and fans since they launched. Their primary focus has been on sharing the latest news about the team and the incidents they have attended.
But, from today (Thursday, July 23) a police officer who will be fostering one of the unit’s latest trainees will be sharing their exploits and experiences on the unit’s Twitter account (@dogpoliceBCH).
The officer will be collecting the nine-week-old German Shepherd puppy today and will be revealing his name and sharing a photo or two via the team’s account.
The pup will be living with the officer for around 12-18 months. During this time, the officer will be taking the dog to as many different environments as possible to ensure he will be in the best possible position to begin a career as a police dog.
Part of this process includes finding out how the dog reacts to certain situations and potential obstacles, such as open staircases and reflective surfaces. There is also a large focus on getting the dog to socialise and encouraging the pup the play is also high on the agenda.
Throughout the foster period the officer will be regularly sharing photos and updates about how he and the puppy are getting on and what they’ve been up to.
The public are advised to stay tuned to the Twitter account to ensure they get their regular fix of adorable photos that are guaranteed to make people say ‘aww!’
The BCH Dog Unit can be found on Twitter and Facebook by visiting www.twitter.com/dogpoliceBCHand www.facebook.com/BCHPoliceDogs.