Hey it’s Friday! Our dogs like to relax just as much as we do. This can be part of their training just as much as teaching them how to open doors, pick up drop items, etc. We need to teach them how to relax and be a calming presence for their first responder. Post a picture of your dog in his or her favorite relaxation position and tag us! 🐾💆♀️
Were you following the press release but had more questions about what a “Critical Incident Response dog” was? This article should answer more of your questions! https://wtop.com/fairfax-county/2019/08/its-more-than-just-cuteness-why-dogs-are-being-trained-to-be-present-when-police-respond-to-crticial-incidents/ FRK9 Jack and Holmes will remain with @fairfaxcountypd upon completion of their training as Critical Incident Response dogs, deploying to critical incidents to offer comfort to first responders and to members of the community who are on scene. Partnered with departments, we are hoping to reduce rates of PTSD by lowering heart rates and overall stress levels of first responders involved in traumatic events. Read more in article above. FRK9 Jack & FRK9 Holmes will be the first to fill this type of placement.
You might have seen it on one of our dog’s pages but yesterday was a big outing for our dogs in training. They took on the Tyson’s Corner Metro Station with the help of @fairfaxcountypd We have the best team around and couldn’t thank our puppy mentors and police escorts enough for helping to provide the best training! 🚇 🚓🐾
Today was a big day! Today we officially announced our partnership between FRK9 and the @fairfaxcountypd. We are so thankful to venture on this journey with them. Check out live video of the press release on our Facebook page and read the link in bio!
#repost from Fairfax County Police Department. We’re ready to make an exciting announcement! Come to the meet-and-greet next Tuesday at 11:00 am with the Fairfax County Police Department. At the Public Safety Headquarters you’ll get the opportunity to meet Chief Roessler and Jay Carson, the Director of Incident Support Services along with 5 of our service dogs in training - Jack, Sully, Lennie, Indy, and Holmes. We hope you can make it! 🐾
FRK9 Lennie got to checkout Fairfax county fire department’s vintage fire truck. It’s safe to say she enjoyed her time at #nationalnightout. #nationalnightout #frk9 #FCFRD #mcleanvfd #FCPD
Thank you to everyone who came out and said hi to us at #nationalnightout. FRK9 Macy and team enjoyed meeting so many new people!
Fellow Mentors, Volunteers, and Friends of FRK9, we are rapidly expanding our presence within the region and beyond. As a result of this exciting growth we are looking for volunteers with a desire to assist and serve our great mission to provide service dogs to our First Responders in need. Those possessing skills in areas that include, but are not limited to the following, are encouraged to contact us. • Graphic Design • Marketing • Photography • Event Planning • Grant Writing • Accounting / Finance Those interested in supporting other general-purpose volunteer assistance roles to include, puppy mentors, and puppy sitters, as well as those interested in assisting and participating in events are also welcome and needed. Needs are presently limited to the Fairfax, Prince William, and Stafford areas. Please call or email our Director of Operations, Mr. Matt Giese to inquire and learn about how you can help. E: