LEONARDTOWN, Md. (WUSA) -- More than 50 children from the Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp enjoyed a special presentation by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit.
On June 20th, the K-9 unit comprised of five deputies and seven canines demonstrated several practices including: obedience techniques; how K-9 dogs react to individuals who are resisting verbal commands of handler; and how a K-9 searches and retrieves property and/or evidence which may be discarded during the investigation.
A 7-year-old Golden Retriever known as "K-9 Mike" showed the children how he detects hidden explosives. The group also got a chance to pet and interact with "K-9 Cooper", the Sheriff's bloodhound, who is trained to track and locate missing persons.