Saturday’s K9 Expo at The Armed Forces Military Museum highlighted what you may not know about working dogs: how they cope with retirement and health care issues.
Largo police officer Jeff Rogers has been working with his K9 partner “Fritz” for two and a half years. Their bond is tight.
“Our school is four months long, 40 hours a week. It’s a lot of bonding and obedience,” Rogers said.
It has to be. Fritz and Rogers work the night shift, chasing bad guys through back yards and sometimes over fences.
“It’s a very dangerous job. They (suspects) are gonna see me before I see them.”