Are the dogs safe when left in their patrol cars while the handler is not there?
Yes. Dogs can overheat and become seriously injured or killed when left in hot cars. The City of Blaine has equipped the K-9 squads with a number of features to protect the dogs.

To keep the dogs cool the cars have tinted windows, special vents to bring cool air to them, water bowls, aluminum kennels (nice and cool), and a heat monitoring systems that honks the horn and rolls the windows down if it gets too hot in the police car.

All of the officers are trained to alert the handler if he is away from the car and the alarm activates.

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1. What kind of dogs do you use?
2. Where do the dogs come from?
3. Who trains the dogs?
4. How long is the training?
5. Do the dogs live with their handlers?
6. How old are the dogs when they retire?
7. How do officers get selected to become canine handlers?
8. How much do the dogs cost?
9. What are the dogs used for?
10. Who pays for the care of the dogs?
11. Are the dogs safe when left in their patrol cars while the handler is not there?
12. Is hurting a police dog the same as hurting a police officer?