Insight into police dog training at CYA

Hannah Dennis with dog handlers Andy Durham (left) and John Peacock.
Hannah Dennis with dog handlers Andy Durham (left) and John Peacock.
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Several members of the Lincolnshire Police Dog Handling Section visited Caistor Yarborough Academy with a selection of their canine friends.

The visit was to help IGCSE student Hannah Denniss who has chosen ‘Humans and other Species’ for her research topic.

In particular Hannah is looking at the special relationship humans have with dogs and how, once trained, the dogs become more than just companions.

During the visit, Hannah interviewed the police to gain first-hand information for her work.

“I am pleased they visited, as it has given me a primary source of research which has been really useful to add to my research project,” said Hannah.

“The dogs were surprisingly clever and clearly have to be trained well.

“I learned the partnership between the dog and handler has to be really strong in order for them to achieve their job.”

Lincolnshire Police gave students demonstrations on the skills required to be a dog handler and to see what these dogs can achieve.

The visit was also open to other students who might be interested in police work.