GLADSTONE - Officer Dave Johnson of the Escanaba Public Safety K-9 Unit and his dog Dag gave a K-9 demonstration during Gladstone's Crazy Daze. Dag is a 3-year-old Belgian malinois, was trained in Holland, and has been with the EPS K-9 unit since August 2012. After obtaining the dog, Johnson and Dag went through an extensive five-week training course at Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Ind. Dag is trained in narcotic detection and is also proficient in tracking, apprehension and handler protection.
Michigan State Trooper Kirk Seaman keeps his body protected with a “bite suit” as Dag is given the command to apprehend him. Johnson and Dag give demonstrations at many local events.