3 K9 dogs graduate from basic training with Natural Resources Police

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jun 17, 2016

Maryland Natural Resources Police held a graduation ceremony for three new K9 dogs Friday.

The dogs are the first to receive in-house training through a grant from the Humane Society of the United States.

One of the dogs, Rider, is a terrier mix who will be based in the greater Baltimore area. Rider was a pound puppy from the Harford Humane Society shelter and will be based in Annapolis.

Another dog, Ruckus, is a Chesapeake Bay retriever mix who was a shelter dog given to NRP by the Harford Humane Society shelter. He has gone through nine weeks of basic training, according to the NRP.

The graduation took place Friday morning at the Striped Bass Pavilion at Sandy Point.

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