K9 too Friendly for Police Work

June 12, 2017

The Daily Mirror claims the Queensland, Australia police recently retired a one-year-old K9 beacuse he is too friendly. Instead of chasing thieves, Gavel likes to roll over and have his belly rubbed. Gavel will now work as a department spokesdog. His training officer once said, "Gavel is confident, with no nervous tendencies and shows a willingness to retrieve, prey drive and ball drive and can be motivated by food for reward. Police dogs can be taught many skills but they need to have these basic traits already in their personalities." 

Source: Mirror