‘I Have The Best Job Ever’: TSA, BSO K9 Handlers Show Off Their 4-Legged Partners On National Dog Day

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Transportation Security Administration and the Broward Sheriff’s Office are celebrating National Dog Day by showing disconnected their K9s who enactment similar a canine each time keeping passengers harmless astatine Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

K9 Brierly and K9 Darly, with their handlers, are conscionable 2 of the hard-working K9s astatine the airdrome who are captious successful the day-to-day information operations astatine the airport.

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Brierly and Darly are explosive detection dogs.

“It’s explosive detection canine and fundamentally immoderate explosive material, nary substance what it is, we’re not gonna get into details evidently for information purposes. But if it tin spell boom, these dogs tin odor it,” explained Sgt. T. Yoder of the K9 unit.

TSA K-9 sniffing canine astatine Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood Int’l Airport. (CBS4)

During Thursday’s demonstration, the K9 sits down adjacent an unattended portion of luggage. It’s however explosive detection dogs alert their handlers that they odor perchance explosive materials.

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“What you saw retired determination is simply a emblematic script that does hap connected a regular basis. Dogs deliberation they’re playing, it’s a large game,” explained BSO K9 trainer Richie Betensky.

“They would enactment themselves to decease to marque you happy, and they emotion what they bash due to the fact that we marque them happy. They emotion their handlers, and they get the champion imaginable care,” said Yoder.

“I person the champion occupation ever. I get to instrumentality my champion person location with maine each evening. And we person a large enslaved and relationship. And I emotion the concern we person with BSO and our occupation with TSA,” said TSA K9 handler Michael Shade.

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“How hard bash the dogs work? They don’t cognize they’re moving astatine all,” said Betensky. “That’s wherefore we emotion our jobs. It’s truthful overmuch fun. We get to play with dogs each time long. Think astir it, but the dogs are doing the astir important enactment possible. They conscionable don’t know.”

Lisa Cilli

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