Not all dogs are qualified to become an arson K9 detection dog, but this doesn’t mean that a rescue dog won’t make the cut. Some rescue dogs from Throw Away Dogs Project proved that they also have what it takes to become working dogs. Hansel, a rescue Pit Bull, is one of those rescue dogs who became a full-fledged working dog.
Before Hansel became part of the detection unit, he had a terrible past. He was saved from a dog-fighting ring, and at that time, he was only seven weeks old. The rescue paved the way for Hansel to become part of a global campaign called “Share the 21”. The campaign’s main objective was to rescue dogs that were subject to euthanasia in Canada.
The campaign was also a way for Hansel to be trained as a working dog through the efforts of the Throw Away Dogs Project. The group knew he was the perfect dog for the job. One of his littermates was also rescued and has been trained as a therapy dog. According to Carol Skaziak, founder of Throw Away Dogs, Hansel possessed all the essential qualities of a regular working dog.
Hansel trains at the New Jersey Police K9 Association under his trainer Tyler Van Leer, who was a firefighter in Millville. Hansel has shown significant improvements since the training began. Once the training is done, he will work alongside Tyler.
When he told Hansel they were going to work, the dog couldn’t hide his excitement. His job will not only help a lot of people but also make it easier for firefighters to fulfill their jobs. Hansel’s role will also change common perceptions with bully breeds.
Hansel may have a rough start before he was rescued, but he’s now living a purposeful life. He was grateful for Throw Away Dogs Projects for giving him a chance to become a working dog. He found his purpose and a family who would protect him from harm.
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