Police dogs showcase obedience at Lincoln canine conference

  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Example of German Shepherd dog. Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Example of German Shepherd dog. Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire Police dogs Spike, Razor, Kanto, Rufus and Lucy demonstrated their talents at a canine and feline conference at the University of Lincoln on Thursday, July 17.

The educational performance covered the animals’ training routines, from attacking suspected criminals to searching and retrieving.

Spectators also learned about the importance of PUP (patience, understanding and persistence).

Researchers came together at the University of Lincoln to attend a series of discussions and forums to better understand the behaviour of canines.

Lincoln PhD student and co-organiser of the conference, Prarom Sriphavatsarakom, said: “It is a great opportunity for Lincoln to host the 2014 Canine Science Forum, the leading international dog-science focused meeting.

“As we have seen from the past three meetings, Forum has been successful in bringing together canine scientists from different study fields to meet, share the latest knowledge and establish networks for collaboration.

“We are introducing the parallel meeting devoted entirely to cats, the Feline Science Forum, partly because we have so much feline research going on at Lincoln.

“We hope this will be a unique research-focused event that will gather feline scientists from around the world.

“These events will consolidate Lincoln’s position on the map as one of the world leading research centres for companion animal science and will help showcase our existing expertise in canine and feline science.”