A week ago, our homeschool group, Bayou Cajun Homeschoolers, went to the K-9 Training Facility for a field trip. This was probably one of the best educational field trips that we have had in a while. The officers did a fantastic job with the kids and talking to them on the different levels regarding car seat safety, stranger danger, SWAT, and the K-9 dogs.
Here’s our group getting ready to start the car seat safety and stranger danger session. We had right at 100 people from our group there with only 23 of them being adults.
Here’s one of the corporals starting the presentation.
After the presentation inside, we went outside for the SWAT demonstration. They talked to the kids about what is SWAT and the different vehicles they use. The kids were given a chance to ask questions, look in the vehicles, and hold the bullet proof shield.
After the SWAT demo, we walked over to the K-9 training course for a demonstration with the officers and their dogs. We found out that all of these dogs are from overseas. (They don’t speak English!) They only respond and take orders from their master/officer. The dogs are always with their masters and live in their homes. We learned a lot of info regarding their dogs but that would make for an even longer posts;)
Getting ready to find the “bad” guy!
Obedience and attack
This was only part of our group at the end. The field trip lasted for about 2 hours and 1 1/2 hours were outside in the heat so some went ahead and left.
The field trip was awesome and the kids learned a lot. Thanks to the BRPD K-9 division for allowing us to tour their facilities!