PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has an update on its newest investigators.

(Photo Credit: Pennsylvania Game Commission)

On Tuesday, officials said the K-9 teams are now training for their roles on the Game Commission’s investigation teams. They say the puppies are learning quickly.

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In our own southwest region, K-9 Ayla is being trained, handled and partnered with Overt Special Investigator Shawn Barron.

OSI Steve Brussese and K-9 Kya will be serving the southcentral region, and OSI Tyler Kreider and K-9 Cali will be serving the southeast region.

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All the puppies are currently between 4-5 months old.

“The teams are actively in the process of learning how to track humans and wildlife. They’ll all be able to detect the scents of Pennsylvania’s big game species – deer, elk, bear, turkey – as well as waterfowl,” the Pa. Game Commission said on Facebook.

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With the addition of these three pups, the Game Commission now has six teams, one for each of the agency’s regions.