Mark Gomer, owner of American Success Dog Training and School Protection Dogs offered details about the role protection dogs can play in our schools related to protection, gun & drug detection, and proactive deterrence. K9sforkids, a non-profit organization with a clear mission to protect children, is helping to fund the purchase of police dogs for placement within school systems.
Gomer addressed issues ranging from Sandy Hook to dog allergies in this article.
Noteworthy was Ken Trump, president of the Cleveland-based National School Safety and Security Services who mentioned the therapeutic value of having a dog in the school.
Trump said “the relationships the kids build with the dogs and handlers and the sense of well-being they create will probably be more lasting and life-changing.”
“There is so much these dogs can do, and they’re always coming up with new ideas,” said Ted Dahlin, a Harris County, Texas, constable’s deputy who serves on the K9s4COPs board of directors. “If I were going to pick a school to make trouble, it would be one I knew didn’t have a dog.”