Labrador puppies from Punjab under training in Thrissur police academy
Thrissur: The K9 Battalion of Ramavarmapuram Police Academy has turned into a ‘Punjabi House’ with the arrival of eight Labrador puppies from Punjab. The four-month-old puppies are under training in the academy.
The dogs are being trained to detect ganja and drugs smuggled to Kerala from other states. They are presently being trained to obey instructions of the trainer. After nine months of training, they will complete the detailed syllabus including sniffing and detecting drugs.
Since all of the puppies are very young, they are very naughty and keep fighting with each other. When they turn mischievous, the trainer will raise his voice and all fuss stops at once. The puppies are trained twice every day. They are taken to railway station, public places and educational institutions as part of training.
At present the police academy has four dogs named Honey, Julie, Sania and Steffi. They are used for breeding. Presently, 14 puppies of Honey and Julie are serving in 14 districts of the state.