Encouraged by how the two
Deputy Commissioner of police, CAR South, M Yogesh said that the dogs recruited earlier, Rana and Nidhi, have been performing really well and considering their performance, they decided to recruit 10 more to the squad. “Belgium Malinois is successful in all fields and is being used in paramilitary forces and
Rana and Nidhi were taken on as a pilot project and have been performing beyond expectations, in a short time. Police said that sniffer Nidhi’s handler, Ashok Rathod was awarded the gold medal by the Chief Minister of
Not only in the city but also in Kodagu, the same breed was used by inspector Jitendra Rai to solve 50 plus cases to date and was awarded the President’s gold medal this year.
When asked if Indian dog breeds are tougher to train than foreign breeds, Amrut, a dog psychologist from New Zealand said that last year, during Bhaskar Rao’s tenure as the Commissioner of Police, and under the supervision of the then DCP South, Rohini Sapat, Amrut had adopted two Indian stray puppies. They were bitten and attacked by rodents at the Kumaraswamy Layout police station. He said that these pups have now been trained for narcotic detection and once they get to a particular age they will start working as narcotic detection dogs.
“No dog is difficult to train if you know the right methods. Dogs like Mudhol hounds are sighthounds and have been bred to utilise their eyesight that could get a vision of 240 degrees which is much higher compared to other breeds. This dog was bred for fast movement and to hunt amidst tall grass. Other native Indian breeds like Kanni and Combai are trained to sniff. Every dog has its unique learning methods and a certified behaviourist will address it and get it to learn quickly,” said Amrut.