Haveri: The Haveri police detection dog group has grown in strength with Jhansi, a female Doberman. After Johnny’s death, Jhansi was accepted in Johnny’s place. Johnny had helped solve over 65 criminal cases in the county, including murder, theft, and robbery, and the dog was a nightmare for criminals. The 14-month-old dog was trained at Adugodi Police Headquarters and is ready to help solve crimes.
“In Bengaluru, Jhansi was taught how to interact with others, how to attack, how to follow instructions, one’s duty and discipline. Jhansi is a very sensitive and understanding animal, it followed our instructions perfectly,” said coach Fakiresh Kamanahalli.
Srikant Kabbur, another trainer, stated that they monitor Jhansi’s health on a daily basis. The dog is taken in the morning for walks, runs and exercises. All four dogs – Jhansi, Julie, Kanana and Rani – eat a breakfast consisting of milk, eggs, malt, cereals and vegetables. In the evening they train again for two hours and have dinner. This is the daily routine for sniffer dogs. Their schedules can change if they are sent outside, he explained.
Maruti Hegade of the CPI District Armed Reserve Police said Jhansi can track criminals up to seven miles from the site of the incident. “These four sniffer dogs are looked after by four dog parents, assistant dog parents and cooks,” he added.
“In the district, Kanaka and Rani, two Labrador dogs, are already working in the bomb detection department. All four dogs were depoled during the Mysuru Dasara, the Bengaluru Air Show, the winter sessions in Belagavi and the public VIP and VVIP events. The police sniffer dog squad also helped investigate numerous thefts, robberies and murders in the district, “said Haveri Police Commissioner Hanumantaraya.
Jhansi is being trained and another picture of all four sniffer dogs with trainers