Border Patrol Training

On September 14th, Border Patrol agents utilized UPI’s lower equipment yard to conduct K9 training. The dogs are trained to detect concealed humans and the odors of controlled substances, which include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and ecstasy. Both the agent and the canine are taught proper search sequences and the dogs must remember several verbal cues and hand gestures. A German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois, the most common breeds in K9 units, participated in the training. The dogs and handlers benefit from training space variations and were thankful that UPI was willing to provide them with a change of location to work in. “Thank you for giving us the opportunity to utilize your facility. Your help and assistance gives our teams exposure to different environments and situations making them stronger in the real world. It means a lot to our K9 Teams and o