They are regular visitors in the warehouses of our headquarters in Aiging: the K-9 unit of the Traunstein Police Department. For an intensive training session, freight warehouses are perfectly suited for the young police dogs and their service handlers. “We are happy to support this important work,” emphasized Senior Managing Director Jürgen Eberl, who always likes being there to watch.
Finding the target is what matters. And who can do this better than a dog? And, where is there a better place to hide than in a freight warehouse? On this evening, after the end of the workday, the training “fugitives” are also waiting to be found in the EBERL warehouse, stowed away in cage palettes. Again this time, they don’t have to wait very long before a dog is barking in front of them. Once a year, the service dog handlers make a visit to EBERL with their young German shepherds. “It’s always exciting to observe the dogs as they work,” said Jürgen Eberl, “but it’s also shocking to learn what assignments these animals have to prepare for in real life.” Only after extensive training will the dog and its handler be deployed to carry out diverse tasks, including: general police service, searching for drugs or explosives or hunting down criminals.