Q&A with Dioge
Q.: Hi DIOGE. It's so nice to meet you! I've been wondering if you wouldn't mind telling us your birthday?
A.: I was born on March 29, 2010 and I'm an Aries.
Q.: Can you tell us where you went to school?
A.: I graduated from Steinig Tal Kennels in Campbellsport WI on May 26, 2011. Plus I was re-certified in May 2014 by the North American Police Work Dog Association, (NAPWDA) and I go through a minimum of 16 hours of training per month.
Q.: If you don't mind me asking, who is your best friend?
A.: I don't mind at all. My best friend is my handler. At work, I spend 40 hours a week in the patrol car with him and I travel with him wherever he goes when we're off duty.
Q.: What's your favorite cuisine?
A.: My favorite food is my breakfast and supper. To keep from getting sick, I am rarely given anything besides my actual food and a random treat from time to time. Although I do try to sneak my handler's beef jerky off his patrol car seat from time to time, when he's out of the car. (I don't think he ever notices.)
Q.: What do you like to do in your free time?
A.: Besides the obvious, I love to play catch (fetch) and I also enjoy chasing my soccer ball. Every xmas my best friend gets me a box of 100 tennis balls...they rarely last through the year.
Q.: What are some of your greatest accomplishments and/or talents?
A.: My favorite talent is finding illegal drugs which are hidden in very tough to find spots. I see this as a game and believe it is much better than any ball I have ever chased. My second talent is playing hide and seek. I also love putting my nose to work and finding people, drugs and items that are hidden; whether it is for fun, training or work. (Speaking of noses, did you know that my sense of smell is 40 times more developed than my handlers.)