Congratulations to Connecticut K-9 Officers “Saint Michael” of the Newtown Police Department and “Trent” of the Orange Police Department for passing AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test! The law enforcement K-9 officers took the 10-step test at the Trap Falls Kennel Club’s AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day event at Eisenhower Park in Milford, CT on Saturday, Sept. 27th.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal presented Saint Michael, handled by Newtown Officer Felicia Figol, and Trent, handled by Orange Officer Mary Bernegger, their official CGC medals and ribbons at a ceremony in front of hundreds of dog-loving spectators, local specialty clubs holding a meet the breeds exhibit, and TFKC members who hosted the well-attended public event.
After the awards ceremony Saint Michael, Officer Figol, and Newtown Police Officer Matt Hayes, gave a demonstration of police work and K-9 training with Saint Michael.
Saint Michael, the German Shepherd Dog, was purchased last year by the AKC family of clubs, including Trap Falls Kennel Club, Newtown Kennel Club, Farmington Kennel Club, as well as with donations from AKC Reunite and the AKC Humane Fund. Trent, a black Labrador Retriever, is a narcotics detection dog with the Orange Police Department.
The Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The two-part program stresses responsible dog ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT visits with Newtown Police Officer Felicia Figol and K-9 Officer Saint Michael and Orange Police Officer Mary Bernegger and K-9 Office Trent.
K-9 Officers Saint Michael and Trent get Canine Good Citizen medals and ribbons from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal at Trap Falls KC RDO Day.