If you’ve been following RealScout through Facebook and on Twitter, RealScout loves dogs! We show love daily to our resident office dog, Oggie, but last week we had the unique opportunity to open our doors to some more special canines! With our new location in Mountain View and the open design of our office space, RealScout had the opportunity to host Mountain View Police Department’s K-9 unit into the office to meet our team and for a special training session.
Open space in community areas and our aversion to cubicles made for the perfect space at RealScout for the drills, tasks, and action of the K-9 unit to take place. And even better, we were invited to watch first hand the intelligence, discipline, and power of MVPD’s K-9 unit! After finishing up a hard day of work, the team gathered to spectate as police officers specifically tasked with handling these specially-trained German Shepherds got to work exposing their canine partners to a new setting, new obstacles, and new challenges created in RealScout’s office.
Different from a home or residential setting, office spaces are always an environment where different layouts, more space, and unusual scenarios can be a source for difficulty and unpredictability for both dogs and handlers. For the MVPD, additional outside practice in an office setting is a valuable and extremely helpful exercise, and in the future can help to successfully assist and protect the Mountain View community. At RealScout, we love opportunities to give back to our community in anyway that we can, and although this was an unconventional method to help out, we really hope that opening our offices for this training session was beneficial. RealScout wants to thank the MVPD for all they do, for giving us the chance to see these amazing dogs in action, and especially for taking great care of these special canines who help protect us and keep up safe. We know that all of us here enjoyed the experience!
If your business or organization has the space and is interested in helping out with the MVPD’s K-9 training program and learning more, contact MVPD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some more great pictures from the session below.