Flash, the Belgian Malinois and a German shepherd mix dog was trained as a police dog. She spent so much time in the streets and then got transported to the pound as a stray dog. Tom Mitchell, Harwinton’s animal control officer said that she has the intelligence of the police dogs
Flash was trained and learned narcotics detection and suspect apprehension. She was about to head to Texas and become a K9. But that law enforcement agency chose a different dog, and Flash stayed at the pound since two years.
Flash is looking for home
Mitchell says: “it’s my mission to find this amazing dog a home other than the pound.” However, Flash has some habits that can make some refuse to take her. She is very protective when people she’s not aware of are around. However, Flash is very well-behaved around her handler. “but if she doesn’t know you and you try to do something, she’s going to try and stop you.”
Mitchell wanted to take the dog, but he couldn’t as he lives is a very small cottage. Which is not very appropriate for an animal like Flash as she is very active she needs more space.
Flash is reported to love kids, but Mitchell is advising to keep children away from her for her over-reactivity, just as a safety protocol.
WHO FLASH WOULD BE BEST WITH
Mitchell says: “She has the potential to outsmart someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing.” She is very intelligent and trained to the point she’s a very difficult dog to the potential owner. She is 3 years old now, that is too mature to begin working for the police department. So, Mitchell is trying to find the right warm and loving home for her.
Mitchell says that Flash can’t be in the police department now because she is “way too dominant to be considered for service work.”
Mitchell says of Flash: “She’s amazing! I wish more peope would come and meet her!”
For more information on this beautiful dog, head on over to Harwinton Animal Control’s Facebook page.