Muscatine rescue pup selected for K-9 drug detection training

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC)-Dogs living in shelters are waiting for forever homes and want to become someone’s best friend and pet.

But some dogs, like Pocket, aren’t suited to the traditional dog life, so there’s another way that’s better for them.

Pocket (formerly Peyton), a 7-month-old Belgian Malinois rescued by Muscatine It takes a village animal rescue and resources, most recently by Jenny Lee Wyffels, dog behavior consultant and K9 trainer and owner The concept of cooperative dogss.

This ensures that Pocket not only has a forever home, but also a new role to serve the community as an ambassador for the Wyffels program.

Joining PSL are Jessie Ng, who along with her husband previously fostered the dog, and Jenny Lee Wiffels, Cooperative Concepts, to tell Pocket’s story.

While at the foster home, Ng and her husband quickly noticed that there was something special about the rescue dog, including high intelligence, focus, drive and determination. In particular, Pocket had an innate talent and obvious ability. This prompted them to turn to Wieffels for a professional evaluation.

After multiple tests and evaluations, it was determined that a traditional home environment was not suitable for this puppy. He needs and deserves constant enrichment due to his high energy levels and obsessive tendencies.

Pocket now lives with his new brother “K9 Tugboat” (also a rescue dog) at the Wiffells’ home. Pocket is currently being trained as a narcotics detection K9 and will eventually serve and do what he loves in the care of an owner who loves him.

Jennie Lee Wyffles owns it Concepts of cooperative dogs + K911. The K911 Branch is dedicated to providing continuing education and in-service training to police K9 teams.

For more information about the animal shelter, visit https://www.facebook.com/ITAVARR or email [email protected]

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