PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has an update on its newest investigators.
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.READ MORE: 'Moderna Arm': Some People Develop Reaction To Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
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.READ MORE: High School Spring Sports Kick Off After Being Canceled Last Year During Pandemic's Start
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.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh-Area Caregivers Asking Lawmakers To Increase Minimum Wage End 48-Hour Fast
With the addition of these three pups, the Game Commission now has six teams, one for each of the agency’s regions.