Deputy Dorhout and K-9 McGrath attend Crisis Response Therapy K-9 Academy

Last week, Deputy Dorhout and Crisis K-9 McGrath, a.k.a. Big Mac, was given the amazing opportunity to train with the Crisis Canines of the Midlands and their K-9 teams under the direction of TEAM K9 Academy.

The training worked on desensitizing through exposure to multiple different emergency scenes. From emergency response vehicles, bombs, robots, drone, exposure, conquering heights at the Iowa Speedway on top of the grandstand and Tower, to the Blank Park Zoo exposing them to new animals, obstacle course training, tornado simulation training and experiencing a close-up helicopter landing.

Dorhout said, “These dogs are doing amazing work, helping kids, community members, and first responders in traumatic events. These canines are next level! Big Mac and I learned a lot from this experience and were honored and humbled to train along side the teams this week!”

Thank you to Rebecca Smith, Justin Smith and Crisis Canines of the Midlands for your dedication to create such a great organization to help and assist first responder agencies deploy such well-trained canines to serve their communities in such a much needed capacity.