Paw-tection for police pooches
Police dogs around New Zealand are now wearing protective “paw-wear” on duty.
“Victim Recovery Dogs (VRD) have been trialled in booties for a number of years,” police said.
“But the move is now a requirement for every dog team in the country. The booties provide protection for the dogs from glass or similar sharp objects when searching.”
Apparently the booties do take a bit of getting used to.
“It takes some time and practice for the dogs to become comfortable in the boots, but they are a welcome added safety feature.”
Abel clearly finds his new running shoes interesting.