Dogs on patrol with their human law enforcement counterparts are trained to be ready for anything - even a swimming pool.
A handful of police dogs, under the watchful eye of their handlers in the Kanawha County Sheriff's and Dunbar Police departments, spent time Tuesday morning training at Coonskin Pool.
The dogs swam and trained in different searching techniques at the pool. They have to be ready for anything in the field, and the idea was to get the dogs socialized to water.
They undergo a weeks-long training process to be certified to work with officers. Once a month, they train as a group.