“Ace” is a German Shepherd from the Netherlands. He is a “Single Purpose” Explosive Detection Police Canine (a.k.a. a “bomb dog”). In other words, Ace has one job and that is to locate explosives. Ace began his training in the Netherlands with just basic obedience commands. He then came to the United States at a young age to attend a certified police canine school. Training an Explosive Detection Canine can take 2-4 months of daily training. Explosive Detection Canines have a pretty tough job detecting explosives in about 19,000 different combinations.
Ace has been in service with the Federal Reserve Police since he was about 15 months old. His everyday duties consist of checking cars visiting the Federal Reserve, armored trucks and all incoming deliveries. His handler Shane says “We also do perimeter patrols, which is patrolling the grounds around the Federal Reserve. Ace does a lot of K-9 demonstrations for visiting school children and church groups and currently holds 3 different K-9 certifications. Ace and I have trained at venues such as the Georgia Dome, Philips Arena, Turner Field, CNN Center, Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Tech and many different schools across the metro Atlanta area. We also train with about 30 other law enforcement agencies and have assisted other departments with searches and sweeps of large scale venues”.
Ace turned 5 years old this past April.The service life of an Explosives Detection Canine is anywhere from 7-10 years depending on the health and work drive of the canine. Once Ace is retired from work duties, he will be legally transferred to his handler Shane to live out the rest of his life. While still in service, Ace is provided with everything from veterinary care to grooming, food, and bedding, and even cookies and toys from the department. His handler Shane says “all of his veterinary care, bathing and grooming is done with Allatoona Animal Hospital where the entire staff treats him like a K-9 king”.
We always enjoy stories from our clients about how their furry family members are doing. Here’s a story from one of Dr. Wansky’s patients:
Words cannot express how grateful I am to Dr. Wansky. In the past six years, Benny, my Coton, has been to a dermatologist, and on shots for over year, taken steroid pills & sprays, antihistamines, & prescription drugs consistently. Bless his heart, he was so uncomfortable that he would wake me up nightly with his licking. We tried everyth…ing, but nothing helped, and the costs were unbelievable. Finally, a friend of mine suggested that I take him to Dr. Wansky. That was last fall. Now, for the first time, Benny is off all shots, steroids, and prescription drugs for his allergies. Besides the Chinese herbs and spray from Dr. Wansky, the only other antihistamine Benny is still on is Benadryl. I thank the Lord for her, & for what she has done for our precious Benny!